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Rand Paul Keeps Saying that a Secret Scandal Will Wreck Hillary Clinton “Soon”

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In a speech yesterday to the anti-abortion Susan B. Anthony List, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul made his third oblique reference to a scandal that—according to him—will grievously wound Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton. "You ever hear 'em ask Hillary Clinton, this money she's getting, whether it influences her decisions?" ...

So you’ve been publicly scapegoated: Why we must speak out on call-out culture

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The publication of Jon Ronson’s So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed is the culmination of a recent trend: people of means and privilege engaged in well-remunerated shallow handwringing about “public shaming,” particularly through social media.It joins a growing pantheon of articles that are distinguished by their one-dimensional treatment of ...

Flash Appeal for Yemen (1 April 2015 to 30 June 2015) - Yemen

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Conflict has escalated significantly in March, spreading to many parts of the country. Airstrikes began on 26 March and have affected 18 of Yemen’s 22 governorates. In the south, armed conflict has continued to intensify, particularly in Aden, where widespread fighting continues, including in residential neighbourhoods. The conflict ...

Op-Ed: How Day of Silence Turns Oppression Into Empowerment

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WATCH: Ireland's New Marriage Equality Ad Will Give You Goosebumps No Room for Gay Republicans at Colorado Conservative Conference Prominent Queer Korean, Chicana Leader Killed in Her Atlanta Home

E-Cigarette Use Among Teens Tripled in 2014

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The number of American teens puffing on e-cigarettes tripled in 2014, making them the most popular tobacco product for high schoolers, data from the Centers for Disease Control show. At the same time, the rate of teens smoking conventional cigarettes declined. Here's the chart, based on data from ...

The Look of Love Is in the Dog's Eyes

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Domesticated dogs and humans have developed a feedback loop of love. Those big brown eyes gaze at you, deeply. Your heart leaps. You caress, murmuring sweet nothings. And as those big browns remain fixed on you, the tail wags. Devoted dog. Besotted owner. That continuous loop of loving ...

Ben Bernanke to Advise Billionaire Ken Griffin’s Hedge Fund

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Former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke is joining Citadel LLC, the hedge fund run by Chicago billionaire Kenneth Griffin, as a senior advisor. Bernanke will consult with Citadel on developments in monetary policy, financial markets and the global economy, the firm said in a joint statement with ...

LGBT* in the South (April 17 & 18, 2015)

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The 2015 LGBT* in the South conference will take place in Asheville, North Carolina on April 17 & 18. The conference is a project of Campaign for Southern Equality. At this critical time for the equality movement in the South, the conference will connect and educate Southern organizers ...

WFP Supports Ebola-Orphaned Children in Sierra Leone

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Janet (right) and Princess (left) are twin sisters. They are only ten years old, but they have big dreams. Janet wants to be a lawyer, and Princess hopes to become a nurse to take care of children and underprivileged people in her community. That way, says Princess, she ...

WFP Distributes Food In Aden But Warns Of Challenges Of Reaching Hungry People In Yemen

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SANA’A/AMMAN – The United Nations World Food Programme and partners are distributing food for 105,000 displaced people in the Yemeni city of Aden over the next few days, but the humanitarian agency has warned of the challenges of feeding millions of food-insecure people amid deteriorating security. “We appeal ...

Democrats in Oregon of All Places Just Torpedoed a Bill to Expand Abortion Rights

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Here's how quickly the prospect of expanding abortion rights can kill a piece of legislation: In February, a group of state lawmakers introduced a bill that would require insurers to cover the full spectrum of women's reproductive services at an affordable prices. Just two months later, the same ...

Google Will Still Support Chrome On Windows XP Until The End Of The Year

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If you are using Chrome on Windows XP — and for the love of God, I hope you don’t — you’ll still get updated versions of Chrome until the end of the year. The Chrome team today announced that even though it had planned to phase out Windows ...

Why We've Decided to Organize

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Some of us on the Gawker Media editorial staff have decided to try to unionize. Here's a brief explanation. I will say first of all that I'd prefer not to be writing this story yet, because the organizing effort is still in the early stages. It would be ...

Tribeca Review: 'TransFatty Lives' is a Groundbreaking Do

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By Eric Kohn | Indiewire Thu Apr 16 19:45:00 EDT 2015 New York underground filmmaker Patrick O'Brien narrates "TransFatty Lives," the documentary about his experience with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis — aka Lou Gherig's Disease — in the mechanical voice that ultimately replaced his real one after a tracheotomy.

Google Updates Chrome Beta With Support For External MIDI Keyboards And A New Permissions API

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Chances are you’ve seen a few web-based virtual instruments that use the Web Audio API. Now, assuming developers support this, you’ll be able to use your MIDI-compatible keyboard to play these with the help of the latest beta version of Chrome. Google today released this update with support ...

GoPro's Woodman Is About to Become the Highest-Paid CEO

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Nick Woodman, founder and chief executive officer of GoPro Inc. Nick Woodman, the billionaire founder of camera-maker GoPro Inc., is about to get a first-person view of being the highest-paid U.S. executive. The 39-year-old was granted 4.5 million restricted stock units that were valued at $284.5 million at ...

Netflix Is Having a Huge Day

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Netflix reported earnings last night that beat Wall Street estimates, and the stock is surging on the news. Shares are up more than 16 percent today, hitting an all-time high of $556. The stock opened around $530, and have been pushing higher and higher throughout the trading day.

Google’s Mobile Search Results On Android Now Prompt Users To Install Apps With Relevant Content

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Google’s mobile search results on Android will now prompt you to install mobile apps that feature content relevant to your search query. This essentially turns Google’s mobile search results page into an app discovery service and will likely be a major boon for mobile developers. Given the overall ...

UNHCR urges Kenyan government rethink on Dadaab closure announcement

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GENEVA, April 14 (UNHCR) – The UN refugee agency, responding to Kenya's announcement that the Dadaab refugee camps should be closed within three months and 350,000 Somali refugees returned home, on Tuesday urged the government to reconsider. The government's decision was announced this past weekend following the horrific ...

Being a School Girl Should Not Be Dangerous Business

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One year ago today, hundreds of girls gathered in their village’s sole secondary school. It was supposed to be closed, but a special exception -- the national exam to enter college -- opened the doors to hundreds of girls in their final year of school. For them, taking ...

New laws force doctors to lie to patients about abortion

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While the American public focused on the controversial “religious freedom” bill passed in Indiana last month, two other states also made far-reaching and dangerous political moves: Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey and Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson each signed legislation forcing doctors to tell women seeking medication-induced abortions that the ...

Abbott government gives $4m to help climate contrarian set up Australian centre

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Bjørn Lomborg has been given money from the hard-pressed federal budget to set up a ‘consensus centre’ at the University of Western AustraliaThursday 16 April 2015 16.34 EDTLast modified on Thursday 16 April 2015 16.41 EDTThe Abbott government found $4m for climate contrarian Bjørn Lomborg to establish his ...

Shortlists Announced for the 2015 PEN Literary Awards

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It's with great excitement that PEN today announces the shortlists for the 2015 PEN Literary Awards. After much deliberation, this year's judges have narrowed their longlists down to just five titles.The winners of the awards will be announced on May 13 with the exception of our Debut Fiction,

Why was Palestinian suffering forgotten on Holocaust Remembrance Day?

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An Israeli army delegation marches into Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp in 2007. (“Israel Defense Forces”/Flickr) What, exactly, was remembered during Israel’s Holocaust Remembrance Day this week? Not the victims of Israel’s latest slaughter in Gaza, where more than 2,200 civilians were killed less than a year ago. In the ...

The True Cost of Gun Violence in America

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By Mark Follman, Julia Lurie, Jaeah Lee, and James West | Wed Apr. 15, 2015 06:00 AM ET It was a mild, crystal clear desert evening on November 15, 2004, when Jennifer Longdon and her fiance, David Rueckert, closed up his martial-arts studio and headed out to grab ...

Guide to Spring Meetings 2015 webcast events

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It’s spring in Washington during a pivotal year in development. Thousands of government officials, journalists, civil society representatives, academics, and CEOs are arriving for the Spring Meetings of the World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund the week of April 13.It’s one of the last such gatherings before ...

National Day of Silence: The Freedom to Speak (Or Not)

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April 17, 2015 is the National Day of Silence, a student-led action sponsored by Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network’s (GLSEN) in which thousands of students around the country will remain silent for all or part of the school day to call attention to the harassment and discrimination ...

Saudi Arabia Adds Half a Bakken to Global Oil Market in a Month

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Saudi Arabia led a surge in OPEC crude oil production in March. The nation boosted crude output by 658,800 barrels a day in March to an average of 10.294 million a day, according to data the country communicated to the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries’ secretariat in Vienna.

UNHCR shock at latest deaths on Mediterranean, rescue capacity needed more urgently than ever

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With a new and large-scale boat tragedy reported on the Mediterranean, UNHCR is today appealing afresh to governments across the region to prioritize the saving of lives, including by urgently expanding and upgrading search and rescue capacities. The latest incident involves the capsizing of a double-deck boat on Monday in waters about 120 kilometres south of Lampedusa. 142 people have been rescued and 8 bodies recovered. But some 400 others said by survivors to have been aboard are feared lost. "I was deeply shocked when hearing the news that another ...

Health and Logistical Update

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Howdy everyone. I'm back. But I'll bet you didn't even know I was gone. I spent most of the day up at City of Hope in Duarte getting a few final tests plus a final visit with my transplant physician before I go next week up for the ...

Cancer mutations often misidentified in the clinic

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Examining normal tissue as well as tumours gives physicians a better shot at choosing effective therapies.Some institutions have already begun to sequence both normal and tumour tissue of cancer patients. Many cancer patients in clinics across the United States might be getting inaccurate information from DNA analyses that ...

The Problem With Satisfied Patients

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When healthcare is at its best, hospitals are four-star hotels, and nurses, personal butlers at the ready—at least, that’s how many hospitals seem to interpret a government mandate. When Department of Health and Human Services administrators decided to base 30 percent of hospitals’ Medicare reimbursement on patient satisfaction ...

Nearly Half of Hong Kong No Longer Biting on Shark’s Fin

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If you’ve attended a wedding recently in Hong Kong, the chances are pretty high that shark’s fin wasn’t served. Hong Kongers are eating less and less shark’s fin, and its traditional importance in banquets has declined rapidly in the past five years, according to findings from a new ...

The Gender Wage Gap Is Not a Myth: 'It Is Math'

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On Equal Pay Day, advocates and women members of Congress said that pay discrimination is no accident.(Shutterstock) Tuesday marked Equal Pay Day, representing the extra 104 days it would take for the average full-time, year-round working woman in the United States to be paid as much as the ...

Bike Ridership in New York City Is Bigger Than Ever, According to 2014 DOT Numbers

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Advocates say the latest numbers are encouraging, but the city could still be doing more. The newest commuter cycling numbers are out for New York City, and they’re bigger than ever. The latest count available from the city’s transportation department shows a 4 percent increase over the previous ...

One Woman’s Mission to Restore Dignity to the Girls Kidnapped by Joseph Kony

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A Comedic, Yet Illuminating Ride Into the Heart of Conjuring American Spin Investigate 'Fortitude' and explore the real-life science behind the new series set in the Arctic Circle. 'In the City' features the leaders, citizens, and ideas making our cities better places to live. A Thriller Set in ...


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The Malala Fund is a non-profit organization that empowers girls through education to achieve their potential and be agents of change in their communities. Inspired by Malala’s story to fight for girls’ right to be educated, the Malala Fund works in six countries with local partners to invest ...

Victory: Chile Becomes First Nation to Protect All Seamounts From Bottom Trawling

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Featuring fresh takes and real-time analysis from HuffPost's signature lineup of contributors On Chile's Juan Fernández Archipelago, unique fish and crabs sit pocketed alongside vibrant coral reefs against a rich, blue underwater background. Further west in the Pacific, brilliantly colored lobster dot the rocky crevices and coral surrounding ...

Japan Just Topped China to Be the Top Holder of U.S. Treasuries

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Japan overtook China as the top foreign holder of U.S. government debt for the first time since the global financial crisis, a sign of economic and policy shifts in Asia’s two largest economies. Japan’s ownership of Treasuries fell by $14.2 billion to $1.2244 trillion in February, according to Treasury Department data released Wednesday in Washington. China’s holdings were $1.2237 trillion as of February, $15.4 billion lower than a month earlier. The reversal reflects the diverging paths of the two countries’ currencies, with Japan embarking on record asset purchases that have ...

India Plans Several Green Bond Issues To Fund Renewable Energy Expansion

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Published on April 17th, 2015 |by Smiti Mittal India is looking at several avenues to finance its ambitious plans to expand renewable energy capacity. The Indian government has reportedly asked at least 8 financial institutions to raise funds for renewable capacity expansion. These funds are expected to be ...

China's Krill Push Threatens Penguins and Whales

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Conservation groups and scientists worry that China’s push to boost its harvest of krill -- a shrimp-like creature used for aquaculture feed and human supplements -- may leave Antarctica’s whales, seals and penguins struggling to survive. China is one of several nations, including Norway, Korea and Chile, harvesting ...

The Meme as Meme

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On April 11, 2012, Zeddie Little appeared on Good Morning America, wearing the radiant, slightly perplexed smile of one enjoying instant fame. About a week earlier, Little had been a normal, if handsome, 25-year-old trying to make it in public relations. Then on March 31, he was photographed ...

Spring, The Shoppable Instagram, Closes $25M In Series B

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Spring, the Instagram for shopping, has today closed $25 million in Series B funding led by Box Group, with participation by Yuri Millner, Groupe Arnault, Google Ventures, and Thrive Capital. Spring has raised a total of $32.5 million. Alongside the funding announcement, Spring (created by David Tisch and ...

Druckenmiller Bets on Market Surprise With China Boom, Oil Rise

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The billionaire investor, who has one of the best long-term track records in money management, is anticipating three market surprises: an improving economy in China and rising oil prices. He also doesn’t expect the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates in 2015, a move most investors are forecasting ...

Driving While Black Has Actually Gotten More Dangerous in the Last 15 Years

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Walter Scott's death in South Carolina, at the hands of now-fired North Charleston police officer Michael Slager, is one of several instances from the past year when a black man was killed after being pulled over while driving. No one knows exactly how often traffic stops turn deadly,

5 Observations About the 2015 Cannes Film Festival Lineup

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By Eric Kohn | Indiewire Thu Apr 16 07:56:20 EDT 2015 Despite the aura of excitement and anticipation surrounding this morning's announcement of the finalists for the 2015 Cannes Film Festival lineup, there were plenty of familiar ingredients: Yet another Woody Allen movie ("Irrational Man"). Yet another Pixar ...

Google Launches Handwriting Input For Text And Emoji On Android

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Google Research today launched its latest project: Google Handwriting Input. Besides their voice and favorite keyboards, Android users using Android 4.0.3 and up can now also simply use good old-fashioned handwriting to input text into any Android app. The new tool recognizes 82 languages and 20 distinct scripts.

Scott Walker's Approval Drops In Wisconsin

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Sony Archives

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Today, 16 April 2015, WikiLeaks publishes an analysis and search system for The Sony Archives: 30,287 documents from Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) and 173,132 emails, to and from more than 2,200 SPE email addresses. SPE is a US subsidiary of the Japanese multinational technology and media corporation Sony,

The Boston Marathon and Reddit: When the Internet’s deluded amateur-hour detectives ran amok

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A scene in the new documentary “The Thread” shows Kevin Cheetham, who was a gawky college freshman when he witnessed the Boston Marathon bombing two years ago, driving through suburban streets by night. “I came over this bridge into Cambridge to see what I could see,” he explains,

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