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There's an active shooter situation at a Colorado Spring Planned Parenthood

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The Colorado Springs police department is reporting that three officers and an as-yet-undetermined number of civilians were shot earlier today outside a Planned Parenthood clinic. The department says that the ...

Police and Gunman in Shootout Near Planned Parenthood in Colorado Springs

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COLORADO SPRINGS — A gunman inside a Planned Parenthood center here was exchanging gunfire with the police, the authorities said on Friday, after an hours long shooting spree that left ...

Online Polls Are Rising. So Are Concerns About Their Results.

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Two of the most important trend lines in political campaign polling might be about to cross. One is the rise of online polling. The other is the decline of telephone ...

Friday cat blogging

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I am an idiot. Yesterday, in a fit of bad timing, my camera chose to tell me its memory card was getting full. I had already transferred all the photos ...

It's Open Season on China's Securities Firms as Probes Intensify

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China’s biggest clampdown on malpractices in its securities industry kicked into higher gear this week with news that three of the nation’s largest brokerages are being investigated for alleged rule ...

My annual Black Friday post

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According to the retail industry, "Black Friday" is the day when retail profits for the year go from red to black. Are you skeptical that this is really the origin ...

America's most useless surveillance program is finally (almost) over

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On Sunday, the National Security Agency will have to shut down one of its controversial mass surveillance programs: the unlimited collection of the phone records of millions of Americans, known ...

Holberton Wants To Be A Different Kind Of Coding School

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By now, there are plenty of coding schools that will happily train you to become a junior programmer within a couple of months. Most of them will teach you the ...

Fattest-Ever U.S. Cattle Herd Signals End to Record Beef Prices

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Cattle in the U.S. are now the fattest they’ve ever been, signaling an end to the seven-year run of record beef prices just as losses begin to mount for American ...

None Of The 14 GOP Presidential Candidates Have Responded To The Planned Parenthood Shooting

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Approximately 10 hours after a gunman went on a shooting rampage at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, Colorado, only two presidential candidates have issued statements expressing support for ...

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 ...

Fast Retailing and UNHCR Announce New Agreement. Launching new initiatives to support refugees worldwide as part of global partnership

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Fast Retailing Co., Ltd., which owns the UNIQLO clothing chain, and UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, today jointly announce a new agreement to support refugees worldwide. The Tokyo-based company will ...

Britain May Just Sleep In on Black Friday

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Last year, British retail chains embraced Black Friday as a way to get a jump-start on the holiday shopping season. What followed was, as the Brits would say, a shambles: ...

Inside Amazon's Giant Warehouse That Makes Black Friday Palatable

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Amazon has invested over £2 billion ($3 billion) in its U.K. operations to date and employs almost 8,000 employees across its U.K. fulfillment and customer service centers. Amazon’s european operations ...

Self-Driving Cars: A Coming Congestion Disaster?

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We're starting to see professional reports echoing long-standing concerns about how driverless cars will affect our cities. This new one from KPMG in particular, is getting a lot of press.

'Orange the World' campaign kicks off efforts to end violence against women and girls – UN

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24 November 2015 – From parades to soccer matches, school debates, and the lighting up of hundreds of iconic monuments, starting tomorrow a United Nations call to “Orange the World” ...

WHO launches toolkit to help countries respond to sexual violence

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On 25 November, WHO joins partners in calling for the elimination of all forms of violence against women and girls to ensure their health, well-being and human rights.“WHO strongly condemns ...

China's Stocks Sink Most in a Month as Brokerage Probes Widen

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China’s stocks headed for their biggest drop in a month as some of the largest brokerages disclosed regulatory probes, two companies flagged bond payment difficulties and the nation’s industrial profits ...

Ta-Nehisi Coates on Police Brutality: "The Violence is Not New, It's the Cameras That are New"

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author of the book, Between the World and Me. He is a national correspondent at The Atlantic, where he writes about culture, politics and social issues. He received the George ...

Paris climate activists put under house arrest using emergency laws

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At least eight climate activists have been put under house arrest by French police, accused of flouting a ban on organising protests during next week’s Paris climate summit, the Guardian ...

The Gambia bans female genital mutilation

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The Gambia has announced it will ban female genital mutilation (FGM) after the Guardian launched a global campaign to end the practice. The president, Yahya Jammeh, said last night that ...

UN Climate Change Conference Paris 2015 by the numbers

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The Paris Climate Conference is officially known as the 21st Conference of Parties (“COP”) to UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. It meets each yr to take decisions to combat ...

Voices against Violence

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One in three women experience violence in their lifetime. It’s a crisis of pandemic proportions, rooted in gender inequality and social norms that set in early. The best way to ...

From War Zone to Workplace

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In June 2008, Jamuel Breeze moved to Atlanta from Newport News, Va., where he’d worked at Fort Eustis as an Army reservist with the rank of specialist. Breeze was 24,

You say you hate Black Friday? Maybe you're just lying to yourself.

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Over the past five years, Black Friday has migrated steadily into Thanksgiving, with each new year bringing fresh examples of big box stores flinging their doors open on Turkey Day.

This Thanksgiving, Let’s Talk About Science

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Thanksgiving dinner can go wrong so easily. Your uncle brings up the presidential election. Your mom’s cousin decides to go on about the entitlement of the millennial generation. Next thing ...

US space rocket debris found in sea off Scilly

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A large chunk of an American space rocket has been found in the sea off the Isles of Scilly. A large section of a spacecraft, measuring about 10m (32ft) by ...

2 Valeant Dermatology Drugs Lead Steep Price Increases, Study Finds

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Two drugs sold by Valeant Pharmaceuticals International to treat cancer-related skin conditions increased in price by about 1,700 percent over the last six years, according to a newly published survey ...

Colorado Springs police respond to active shooter at Planned Parenthood

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Police are involved in an active shooter at a Colorado Springs branch of Planned Parenthood Friday afternoon. The state's police union says one officer was wounded in the situation, but ...

An Anglerfish Discovered, Thanks to an Oil Spill

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Let it not be said that nothing good ever came from an oil spill, as this newly described species of anglerfish proves. Three specimens were apprehended at monitoring stations between ...

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 Message from #EarthToParis

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The world is speaking as one -- we need bold, ambitious, decisive action on climate change. Join the #EarthToParis Thunderclap to add your voice to this global call for climate ...

Getting ready to ‘Orange The World’

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Tomorrow (25 November), the Council of Europe is going orange, as part of a global plan to draw attention to the need for more action to end violence against women ...

Israel using Dutch dogs to terrorize Palestinians

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This video shows Israeli forces using a dog to attack and injure 20-year-old Ahmad Shteiwi as he participated in an anti-occupation protest in the West Bank village of Kufr Qaddoum,

The Most Important Consequence of the Paris Climate Talks Will Be the Fate of the Oceans

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On Nov. 30, more than 140 world leaders, including President Obama, will meet in Paris for the beginning of a historic two-week conference on climate change. There’s already been a ...

France Becomes First Country Outside U.S. to Approve PrEP

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The French government has announced it will approve the antiretroviral drug Truvada for use as pre-exposure prophylaxis or PrEP to help prevent the transmission of HIV. France is the first ...

A Planned Parenthood Clinic Shooting in Colorado

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Local police responded to reports of an active shooter at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado on Friday. At least four officers and “multiple civilians” were injured in what the ...

Scientists say a bloom in Atlantic plankton reflects the ocean's soaring carbon dioxide levels

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A microscopic marine alga with a shell-like skeleton has increased more than tenfold in the North Atlantic over the past 50 years in response to rising levels of carbon dioxide,

Gas Pumps In North Vancouver To Warn Pumpers About Climate Change

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The Canadian city of North Vancouver (in British Columbia) will soon be home to gas pumps featuring climate change warning stickers, following the passing of a law there by the ...

The Toy Company That Won the Star Wars Lottery

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The relatively unknown robotics toy company Sphero had been making little remote-controlled balls for years. It's purely coincidence that the toys looked just like BB-8, an adorable little droid in ...

Mastermind of Paris terror onslaught planned to hit Jewish targets

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The ringleader behind the Nov. 13 attacks in Paris had plans to strike Jewish targets and to disrupt schools and the transport system in France, according to sources close to ...

Big Banks Accused of Monopolizing Interest Rate-Swap Market

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Twelve of the biggest players in interest-rate swap trading were sued for allegedly conspiring to block fund managers from entering the exchange market. The antitrust complaint filed in New York ...

Rachel Maddow Goes After Ted Cruz for His Appearance at 'Kill the Gays' Rally: WATCH

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Rachel Maddow delivered a necessary grilling to Ted Cruz’s campaign this week about Cruz’s appearance at Kevin Swanson’s “kill the gays” GOP presidential forum, asking the campaign to explain to ...

Active Shooter Reported Near Planned Parenthood in Colorado Springs, Civilians and Officers Injured

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An active shooter has been reported as opening fire near a Planned Parenthood center in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Reports suggest that the shooter has taken hostages. After continuing to hear ...

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 ...

Airbnb to Boost Japan Listings, Its Fastest-Growing Market

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Airbnb Inc. is seeking to increase its number of short-stay listings in Japan, its fastest-growing market. The number of guests for its home rental service has surged 529 percent this ...

Laquan McDonald Protest To Take Over Mag Mile During Black Friday Shopping

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MAGNIFICENT MILE — Protesters angry over the police shooting death of Laquan McDonald plan to march down Michigan Avenue starting at 11 a.m. Friday during the anticipated Black Friday surge ...

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 ...

R.I.P. Kathyrn Gould: VC Pioneer, Straight Shooter, Lover of Curse Words

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Earlier this year, I had the great pleasure of interviewing Kathyrn Gould, one of the very first women venture capitalists, and surely the sassiest. She also had — and may ...

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