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How Walmart Keeps an Eye on 2 Million Workers

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In the autumn of 2012, when Walmart first heard about the possibility of a strike on Black Friday, executives mobilized with the efficiency that had built a retail empire. Walmart ...

A Stunning Series of Screw-Ups Led to October's US Strike on an Afghan Hospital

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The Pentagon has completed its investigation of the US attack on a hospital in Afghanistan operated by Doctors Without Borders, and it paints a grim picture. Gen. John Campbell, the ...

Marco Rubio is using a convicted felon to help him win Florida

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Earlier this month, when Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) named his top campaign representatives across Florida, he tapped a conservative activist named Clyde Fabretti as one of the leaders of his ...

UN World Food Program

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Today, 25 November is International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and the World Food Programme (WFP) is taking part in the UN Secretary-General's UNiTE Campaign. Violence against ...

New toolkit to strengthen the medico-legal response to sexual violence

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Although anyone can be a victim of violence, including children and women and men of all ages, recent global figures indicate that one in three women globally have experienced physical ...

Burundi: UN rights chief deplores suspension of human rights groups, warns of ‘civil war’

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25 November 2015 – The top United Nations human rights official today deplored the Burundian authorities’ suspension of 10 non-governmental organizations (NGOs), including several working on peace and human rights ...

The Revolutionary Gene-Editing Technique That Reveals Cancer’s Weaknesses

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Humans have between 20,000 and 25,000 genes, but which of these really matter? Which are essential, and which are merely optional add-ons? It’s crazy to me that we still don't ...

UNHCR warns of new humanitarian problems building at crossings from Greece into the Balkans

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This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Adrian Edwards – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at the press briefing, on 24 November 2015,

Bitfusion’s New Cloud Adaptor Lets Developers Use GPUs And FPGAs In The Cloud

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Disrupt Battlefield alum Bitfusion wants to help developers get to best compute performance out of their hardware, be it their legacy desktops or specialized high-performance compute clouds. With Boost, Bitfusion ...

and why this urban takeover should concern us all

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Does the massive foreign and national corporate buying of urban buildings and land that took off after the 2008 crisis signal an emergent new phase in major cities? From mid-2013 ...

JetBlue Wants to Hire Commercial Pilots, No Experience Necessary

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JetBlue Airways Corp., breaking with historical practices at U.S. airlines, plans to recruit potential pilots with no flight experience and provide its own training under a proposal awaiting approval from ...

BTG Pactual CEO Esteves Arrested In Brazil's Graft Probe, Police Say

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BTG Pactual Group’s CEO Andre Esteves was arrested on Wednesday as part of the growing corruption scandal that has already ensnared Brazil’s biggest builders and the state-run oil giant Petroleo ...

Ten Billion Reasons Why Russia Will Balk at Curbing Turkey's Gas

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Turkey relies on Russia for about half its natural gas supplies, paying state-controlled Gazprom PJSC as much as $10 billion last year. That makes their energy ties an unattractive target ...

Ex-Goldman Compliance Worker Sued by SEC for Insider Trading

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A Goldman Sachs Group Inc. employee hired to develop surveillance systems to detect illegal behavior was sued by the SEC for allegedly helping himself to inside information and trading on ...

Quiz: Violence against women

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International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, Sixteen Days of Activism against Gender Violence Credits: UN Photo/Christopher Herwig (cover image), Gage Skidmore (Patrick Stewart); UN Photo/Rick Bajornas (Idris ...

Statement by UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka for International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

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International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women Across the world, violence against women and girls remains one of the most serious—and the most tolerated—human rights violations, both a ...

Jobless Claims in U.S. Decline to Lowest Level in a Month

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Applications for unemployment benefits fell more than forecast last week as claims moved closer to a four-decade low that shows a resilient labor market. First-time jobless claims dropped by 12,000 ...

Donald Trump is a pathological liar. It's time to stop tiptoeing around this.

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Let's take a look at a few headlines about Donald Trump lately: New York Times: Donald Trump’s shortcuts and salesmanlike stretches ABC News: Donald Trump gaining strength despite questionable comments ...

China's Earliest Monthly Economic Indicators Flash Warning Sign

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China’s economy is still showing a muted response to waves of monetary and fiscal easing as of the half-way mark for the last quarter of the year, some of the ...

If China Killed Commodities Super Cycle, Fed Is About to Bury It

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The last time the Bloomberg Commodity Index of investor returns was this low, Apple Inc.’s best-selling product was a desktop computer, and you could pay for it with francs and ...

Environment: Seismic oil surveys threaten sea turtles

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Marine biologists already know that a number of ocean species are at risk from massive seismic blasting operations used to map oil and gas reserves beneath the ocean floor. A ...

18 U.S. Mayors To Obama: We'll Take Even More Refugees

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New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and 15 other cities are ready and willing to take in even more refugees than the Obama administration has proposed, mayors wrote in a letter ...

Belgium Starts Hunt for Driver Seen With Paris Terror Fugitive

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A judge in Brussels issued an arrest warrant for 30-year-old Mohamed Abrini, who was seen driving a car with fugitive Salah Abdeslam two days before the Paris terror attacks that ...

Jeff Bezos vs. Elon Musk: A Thrilling, New Space Race

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For the past 15 years, Jeff Bezos’s Blue Origin has been the great mystery of the space industry. The rocket company, founded by the chief executive officer, received attention ...

Einstein's Unfinished Dream: Marrying Relativity to the Quantum World

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On the centennial of the theory of general relativity, senior Fermilab scientist Don Lincoln reflects on Einstein's quest to understand the quantum world Don Lincoln is a senior scientist at ...

Turkey shoots down Russian jet

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Turkey shot down a Russian jet today. Since Vladimir Putin is a real leader, not the featherweight we have here in America, I'll bet he made it crystal clear what ...

Everything you need to know about the arrival of the Heads of State on 30 November

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The President of the French Republic, François Hollande, and the French Minister of Foreign Affairs and future President of COP21, Laurent Fabius, wanted to invite all Heads of State and ...

Two whales killed by sole fish stuck in their blowholes

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They were just two regular flatfish caught up in extraordinary events – with each killing a pilot whale 1000 times its size. Pilot whales and common soles normally live separate ...

When they're not attacking each other, hackers say they're targetting ISIS

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The Saturday morning following the deadly terrorists attacks in Paris, the hacktivist network Anonymous declared war on ISIS. In a widely distributed video, a figure in a Guy Fawkes mask ...

Humpbacks whales making a return to B.C. waters

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By All Points West, CBC News Posted: Nov 24, 2015 10:34 AM PT Last Updated: Nov 24, 2015 10:34 AM PT Whale-watchers and researchers have noticed an increase in humpback ...

The Keleti Passage

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“We have some stories we’d like you to see,” says Gábor Kasza, an artist and activist based in Budapest, Hungary. “Photos of people with messages they’ve drawn or written for ...

Netanyahu responsible for executions of children, rights group says

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Maureen Clare Murphy Rights and Accountability 26 November 2015 Israel’s shoot-to-kill policy has left dead dozens of Palestinians, including 15 children, alleged to have attacked Israelis. The human rights group ...

Google’s Plan To Accelerate The Mobile Web Will Go Live Early Next Year

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Google has plans to accelerate your web browsing on mobile devices, and we’ll start seeing the results of those efforts as early as next year, the company says. According to ...

"Strong rallying call" issued against ISIL terrorists

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A resolution adopted unanimously by the UN Security Council provides a "strong rallying call" against terrorists operating in Iraq and Syria; that's according to the President of the Council and ...

Russian Jet's Downing a Rare Fate for Stray Fighter Planes

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Every year, hundreds of warplanes stray into disputed airspace. Getting shot out of the sky like the Russian jet downed Tuesday by Turkish forces is very unusual. Aircraft have intricate ...

Earth's Atmosphere Just Crossed an Epochal Threshold

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It was only a couple weeks ago, but already you may not remember. It was a humming but unexceptional news day. In the United States, protestors at the University of ...

California Needs Snow to Start Falling Now for Drought Relief

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The drought relief for California widely expected from El Nino in early 2016 will be far more effective if a chill descends soon -- ideally with a bit of snow.

Israel-funded group slams US labor federation for backing Palestinian rights

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Solidarity activists are urging support for a US labor federation facing a backlash from a group closely tied to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over its support for Palestinian rights.

Top nutritionists in food fight over principles of healthy eating

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But when 21 of the top nutrition scientists in the world gathered in Boston last week to agree upon universal principles for sound eating, more than one described their final ...

Inside The Uphill Battle To Stop Early Marriage For Girls In Niger

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A middle-aged man passes a 12-year-old on the street. He stops her, tells her she’s beautiful and says he wants to make her his wife. The girl lowers her eyes ...

Say Goodbye to Bycatch: Fishing Smarter in the 21st Century

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The Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic (LEX-NG) Fund aims to protect the last wild places in the ocean while facilitating conservation, research, education, and community development programs in the places we explore.

The Connection Between Vibrant Neighborhoods and Economic Growth

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The past decade or so has seen the rise of a new formula for urban economic growth and development. While having a solid business climate that attracts companies and jobs ...

Putin Says Turkish 'Stab in Back' Caused Russian Warplane Crash

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President Vladimir Putin accused Turkey of being accomplices of terrorism for shooting down a Russian warplane in Syria, warning of “very serious consequences” for relations. “We understand that everyone has ...

REVEALED: Accused Minneapolis shooters fascinated with guns, militia groups and the Confederacy

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A group of racist white men went looking for trouble at a Black Lives Matter protest in Minneapolis — and when they found it, they opened fire. Police arrested three ...

A framework to underpin action to prevent violence against women

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Authors/editor(s): UN Women, ILO, UNDP, UNESCO, UNFPA, UNOCHR, WHO Violence against women is a one of the most pervasive human rights violations in the world, rooted in gender inequality, discrimination ...

An Abortion Provider Speaks Out: 'I'll Do Whatever My Conscience Tells Me I Must'

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By now, most of the right-wing investigations into Planned Parenthood's fetal tissue donation practices — spurred by a series of heavily edited, deliberately misleading videos produced by a right-wing anti-abortion ...

Placester Raises $27M Series C Round For Its Real Estate Marketing Platform

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Placester, a service that helps real estate agents and brokers to serve their clients and market themselves better, today announced that it has raised a $27 million Series C round.

This judge just condemned Wisconsin's abortion law as unconstitutional. Read the withering ruling.

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The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on Monday that a Wisconsin law requiring abortion providers to gain admitting privileges at nearby hospitals is unconstitutional. The law that was ...

An incomplete catalog of Donald Trump's never-endingfabrications

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There's a legal term applied to advertising called "puffery." For example, if Coca-Cola says that Coke is the best tasting soda in the world, that's just puffery. They can't prove ...

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