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Rwanda’s disappearing dissidents

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Emile Gafirita said he had evidence that Paul Kagame ordered the shooting down of the Rwandan presidential plane 20 years ago. And then he disappeared. NAIROBI, Kenya — The last time anyone saw Emile Gafirita was late on Nov. 13, when he left a restaurant in the Nairobi ...

It’s Incredibly Rare For A Grand Jury To Do What Ferguson’s Just Did

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Demonstrators march through the streets on Sunday in St. Louis, Missouri, protesting the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown. A St. Louis County grand jury on Monday decided not to indict Ferguson, Missouri, police Officer Darren Wilson in the August killing of teenager Michael Brown. The decision wasn’t ...

We Fact Checked Aaron Sorkin's Climate Science on "The Newsroom"

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I watch too much TV drama, so I can say this with a degree of certainty: It's rare that climate change comes up. (Television news programs also contain "tepid" coverage, in general, according to watchdog group Media Matters). That's why it was so weird/exciting for this climate reporter ...

This God-Loving Public Safety Officer Wants Obama Shot

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Last week, President Barack Obama took executive action to protect 5 million undocumented immigrants from immediate deportation, leading to a predictable tide of right-wing outrage. Critics denounced Obama as an emperor, an autocrat, a felon, and a potential instigator of ethnic cleansing. But a public safety officer—yes, a ...

Europe Wants To Make Its Memory Hole Global

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Europe’s privacy regulators want the right to be forgotten to go global. In a new set of guidelines agreed Wednesday in Brussels, the body representing the EU’s 28 national privacy regulators said that search engines should apply the bloc’s new right to be forgotten to all of their ...

The 5 Biggest Clean Energy Turkeys of 2014

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Since BuzzFeed has already captured the market for the dumbest things ever said on Facebook, Twitter and the rest of the internet, we'll stick to what we know: energy. We're a little bit more highbrow here, so we're certainly not calling the people on our 2014 turkey list ...

Obama Has Really Gotten Inside the GOP's Head

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Jeremy Peters writes in the New York Times today that the tea party has morphed from an enraged bunch of economic populists to an enraged bunch of anti-immigration zealots. And by cracky, they want Republicans to crush the tyrant Obama for his immigration insolence and they want them ...

What If Your Boss Suddenly Told You to Come to Work on Thanksgiving?

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Michelle Flores thought she had everything worked out for Thanksgiving. The 20-year-old San Francisco State junior was planning to join friends this Thursday to make pineapple-crusted ham, a family favorite. But last Friday, the Safeway where Flores works as a part-time cashier informed her that she'd be expected ...

Exactly 2 New Yorkers Voted for Taylor Swift for Governor

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One New York City voter wanted Pope Francis to be governor instead of Democratic incumbent Andrew Cuomo. Two wanted Taylor Swift. Some wanted Anthony Weiner or were wistful for Andrew's dad, Mario, who was New York's governor for 12 years. These are among the celebrities who received write-in ...

Can Ron Paul and Conservative Evangelicals Save a Texas Death-Row Inmate?

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When Scott Panetti represented himself in a Texas capital murder case in 1995, wearing a purple cowboy suit and calling himself "Sarge," he called as a witness a veterinarian who once lived across the street from him. Panetti questioned the vet about the time he euthanized Little Blue,

Officer Darren Wilson's story is unbelievable. Literally.

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Wilson had been publicly silent since the events of August 9, when he shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. And, even as the grand jury announced its decision not to indict him, he remained silent. He had his attorneys release a statement on his behalf. But on Monday night, St. Louis County prosecutor Robert McCulloch released the evidence given to the grand jury, including the interview police did with Wilson in the immediate aftermath of the shooting. And so we got to read, for the first time,

16 Interesting Photos From the Ferguson Grand Jury Files

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After St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch announced Monday that Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson would not be indicted for killing Michael Brown, the county released a collection of documents from the grand jury proceedings. Among them were hundreds of photos from the investigation, depicting everything from the ...

Keep Kemistry Alive! by Kemistry Gallery

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London’s iconic Kemistry Gallery is facing closure. Support our pop-up 10th anniversary show and secure our future in a new home. For ten years Shoreditch’s Kemistry Gallery has been the UK’s leading exhibition space for cutting-edge graphic design, supporting and showcasing the brightest emerging talents (including Parra, UVA ...

How the sons of undocumented Mexican immigrants built a ROV and won a national competition

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This is how it transpired. Two energetic high school computer science teachers, on a whim, decided to enter their high school, a Title I school where most of the students live in poverty, into a sophisticated underwater robotics competition sponsored by the Office of Naval Research and NASA,

Rhino horn kills

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Sorry, we don't look so hot in this browser. If you want to see us at our very best then how about upgrading? We're worth it… Buying rhino horn, means killing a rhino. It’s not just as simple as taking their horn, but instead slaying the magnificent beast ...

Investing in Innovative Ideas for a Clean Energy Future

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Bill Scanlon, NRELNovember 26, 2014|0 CommentsThe clean energy revolution is now, and the U.S. Energy Department is stepping up its commitment to help innovators commercialize their best ideas. At the recent Industry Growth Forum (IGF) in Denver, Colorado, Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy David ...

A 2014 Solar Industry Thanksgiving

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Tor 'Solar Fred' Valenza,UnThink SolarNovember 26, 2014|0 CommentsThere’s plenty to complain about in our solar world, but I’d like right now to take a few paragraphs to say what I’m personally thankful for in our solar industry. First, I’m thankful for every individual, business, and organization that’s ...

A Nuclear Deal With Iran Probably Won't Happen

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Over at Foreign Affairs, Aaron David Miller and Jason Brodsky run through four reasons that we failed to reach a nuclear deal with Iran by this weekend's deadline. This is the key one: An internal IAEA document that was prepared in 2009 detailed an April 1984 high-level meeting ...

6 Revelations from the Michael Brown Grand Jury Documents

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After Monday's announcement that a grand jury would not indict Officer Darren Wilson in the killing of Michael Brown, St. Louis County prosecutor Robert McCulloch released the hundreds of pages of evidence that the grand jury considered. Following are six excerpts from the documents: The St. Louis County ...

A night of heavy hearts: Reflections on the Darren Wilson grand jury verdict

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Feministing is a labor of love and all our staff has other full-time jobs to support their work on the site. Your donation is much appreciated, and much needed. Miracle on 34th Street: Demonstrators march up New York’s Seventh Avenue in response to Monday night’s grand jury decision.

End Violence against Women - UN International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

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To raise awareness and trigger action to end the global scourge of violence against women and girls, the UN observes International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on 25 November. The 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence which follow (ending on 10 December, Human Rights ...


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The following statement was issued by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, in Geneva on 25 November 2014 “The Grand Jury’s decision not to charge a police officer who fatally shoot Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, has led to violent protests, including looting and arson. I urge all protestors to avoid violence and destruction in the wake of this decision, in accordance with the expressed wishes of Mr. Brown’s parents and with the law. People have the right to express their dismay and their disagreement ...

So Much For The Tablet Market

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We already knew the iPad was in trouble — in Apple's last three earnings reports, iPad sales have been down from the previous year. Now, research firm IDC predicts that 2014 will be the first full year that iPad sales will decline. They're expecting total sales to be ...

Mississippi Marriage Ban Struck Down

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A federal judge today struck down Mississippi’s ban on same-sex marriage but put his decision on hold for 14 days, meaning gay and lesbian couples can’t marry yet and giving the state time to appeal. “Mississippi continues to change in ways its people could not anticipate even 10 ...

Ferguson's Grand Jury Problem

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When was the last time you heard of a grand jury decision causing a riot? Well … never. That's because grand juries are obscure relics of past practice, not designed to bear the full weight of a politically and symbolically important decision like the nonprosecution of police officer ...

How oil ate the heart of North Dakota

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Nothing completes a quiet morning drinking coffee and reading the paper like a multi-part investigative saga of pollution and the fracking boom in North Dakota, and boy howdy, did The New York Times deliver this weekend. In the two-part series, investigative reporter Deborah Sontag brings up one example ...

Is Obama Trolling Republicans Over Immigration?

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Jonah Goldberg is unhappy with President Obama's immigration order, but he's not steaming mad about it. And I think this allows him to see some things a little more clearly than his fellow conservatives: ....As Robert Litan of the Brookings Institution notes, Obama "could've done all this quietly,

Neurons light up Times Square for Midnight Moment

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Along with its street performers and endless crowds of tourists, New York's Times Square is best known for a huge array of electronic billboards. Digital displays cover practically every available surface, creating a cityscape of brightly animated, ever-shifting advertising. What's less well known – to both NYC residents ...

Oil Boom Triggering Cowboy Shortage Across Canada

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The labor shortage is squeezing a cattle industry already diminished over the past decade by mad cow disease, drought and floods. The herd in Canada, the world’s eighth-largest beef exporter, is the smallest in 21 years. Beef supplies are so tight that Costco Wholesale Corp. is importing the ...

Apple's Market Cap Hits $700 Billion

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Tamir Rice shooting video

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Authorities have released the video of an officer-involved shooting in which 12-year-old Tamir Rice was shot and killed outside the Cudell Recreation Center. Nov. 26, 2014: A portion of footage from the moment 12-year-old Tamir Rice was shot by an officer outside the Cudell Recreation Center. This is ...

How Can Vultures Eat Rotten Roadkill And Survive? : Shots

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A turkey vulture makes quick work of a dead rabbit at Martin Luther King Jr. Regional Shoreline park in Oakland, Calif.Sebastian Kennerknecht/Minden/Corbishide caption A turkey vulture makes quick work of a dead rabbit at Martin Luther King Jr. Regional Shoreline park in Oakland, Calif. You might wonder why ...

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Oats Cheapest in Two Years as Ample Supply Cuts Costs for Quaker

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Prices for oats traded in Chicago fell to the lowest in more than two years amid signs of ample supplies of the breakfast staple. Stockpiles of the grain approved for delivery against futures have more than tripled from a year earlier, exchange data show. Prices plunged as much as 41 percent since touching a record in March, signaling reduced costs for the Quaker Oats division of PepsiCo Inc. and for farmers who use the grain in livestock feed. Futures slumped as railroads cleared backlogs that had slowed shipments from Canada,

Chart: How Black Friday Invaded Thanksgiving

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Remember the holiday formerly known as Thanksgiving? It had a pretty good run for about 390 years—until around 2011, when it began to be replaced with a shopping extravaganza. In the past few years, the traditional dividing line between Thanksgiving and Black Friday, the official start of the ...

Ferguson Cop Darren Wilson Is Just the Latest to Go Unprosecuted for a Fatal Shooting

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After weeks of rising tension in Ferguson and the broader St. Louis region, the St. Louis County grand jury reviewing the death of Michael Brown has decided not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, who shot and killed Brown on August 9. Reported leaks during the grand ...

This Is What Darren Wislon Told the Grand Jury About Shooting Michael Brown

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Here is Darren Wilson's testimony before the St. Louis County grand jury (h/t St. Louis Public Radio), starting on page 195. (His account of his encounter with Michael Brown begins on page 206.) Follow our coverage on what's happening in Ferguson here. Jaeah Lee is the associate interactive ...

Yes, the U.S. can reduce emissions 80% by 2050 — in 6 graphs

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The good news: There is no substantial technical or economic barrier that would prevent the U.S. from reducing its greenhouse gas emissions 80 percent below 1990 levels by 2050, a target that would help put the world on track to limit global average temperature rise to 2 degrees ...

Canva Courts Design Pros With New Social Features And A Marketplace For Their Work

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US-Australian startup Canva wants its easy-to-use design platform to literally be the canvas for design professionals, and its injecting a dose of social into the mix after launching public user profiles, a Twitter-style following system, and a real-time content stream. The update, which rolled out to the web ...

Mississippi's Same-Sex Marriage Ban Is Unconstitutional, Federal Judge Rules

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This BuzzFeed homepage is tailored for our readers in the USA. Make it your default.This BuzzFeed homepage is tailored for our readers in the USA. Switch to USHave you seen BuzzFeed English? Come check it out! “This court joins the vast majority of federal courts to conclude ...

Patient Safety Journal Adjusts After an Eye-Opening Scandal

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More than 1 million patients suffer harm each year while being treated in the U.S. health care system. Even more receive substandard care or costly overtreatment. Kickback allegations against its former editor prompted the Journal of Patient Safety to review his writings and adopt new standards for disclosing ...

Surviving the Grind of Fact-Checking

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It was a low moment, the kind most writers remember for a long time. I was sitting at my desk, wrestling with a tight deadline, when I received an email from one of my editors. A reader had just written in challenging the accuracy of a description I ...

Hollywood Comes Back To Silicon Valley With A New SyFy Reality TV Show

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Hollywood just can’t get enough of geeks coding in hoodies. Following the successful first season of Mike Judge’s HBO brilliant farce Silicon Valley, NBC Universal techie network SyFy will try to show what being inside the tech bubble is really like. SyFy has greenlit a new, six-episode series ...

Citizens Grab Your Cameras, We Are Little Brother

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Dystopian futures have always imagined governments oppressing us with surveillance. Under the all-seeing, all-hearing eyes and ears of Big Brother, free will is curtailed and only “approved” behavior is allowed. Edward Snowden revealed this was no conspiracy theory, and we wouldn’t have to wait for the future. We’re ...

Today's top solar news read by solar pros

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The Top 10 is ranked by the number of readers that clicked on the news article during the previous week.It is the poll of the most relevant solar news of the week as judged by your colleagues and competitors. Let’s reiterate the point from yesterday. Game on ...

Florida regulators approve plan to gut energy efficiency goals, end solar power rebates

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Today's decisions by the state Public Service Commission would have an impact on energy efficiency programs in Florida for as long as the next decade. [SKIP O'ROURKE | Times] TALLAHASSEE — State regulators approved proposals to gut Florida's energy efficiency goals by more than 90 percent and to ...

Media Goes Wild Over Hagel Firing But Not Obama's Secret Afghanistan Reversal

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There's little the Washington-centric political-media universe loves more than the story of a fallen star. The defenestration of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has reporters and pundits in a schadenfreude-driven tizzy. Was he fired? Was he in over his head? OMG, look at how the White House is dumping ...

16 Days of Activism: UNHCR vows to work for the end of child marriage

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GENEVA, November 25 (UNHCR) – UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres on Tuesday condemned child marriage and said his organization must do its utmost to help stop the practice, which affects an estimated 15 million girls every year. His remarks came in a short ceremony in Geneva ...

Steven Pinker: ‘Twitter can hone your skills as a writer’

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Yes, absolutely. I inherited it from my father. They can be beautiful, interesting and make life easier. But I don’t have everything. They have to do something for me in my life and their advantages have to outweigh the disadvantages. No, why should it? I get this question ...

The wrong sort of discussion

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The Times Higher Education has an article on post-publication peer review, and whether it will survive legal challenges The legal action launched by a US scientist who claims that anonymous comments questioning his science cost him a lucrative job offer has raised further questions about the potential for ...

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