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Ten things I recently learned (and sort of knew) about social media

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January 25, 2015 By Dr John Leave a Comment Filed Under: Social Media/Writing/Blogging I am prepping for an upcoming talk on using social medial to improve health care delivery. The thing about these sorts of lectures is that canned talks have no shelf life. What does in the ...

Greek leftists Syriza aim for landmark election win

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1 of 11.A woman with a child casts her ballot at a polling station in an elementary school during Greece's parliamentary elections in Athens January 25, 2015. ATHENS (Reuters) - Greeks began voting on Sunday in an election expected to bring to power the radical leftist Syriza party,

Bomb wounds two policemen on anniversary of Egypt uprising

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CAIRO (Reuters) - A bomb wounded two Egyptian policemen in Cairo on Sunday and security forces moved quickly to disperse small protests on the anniversary of the popular uprising that toppled autocrat Hosni Mubarak in 2011, officials said. The blast targeted policemen stationed outside a sports club in ...

Unlikely buddies Obama and Modi aim high on India trip

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NEW DELHI (Reuters) - In a fresh bid to make India an enduring strategic partner, U.S. President Barack Obama landed in New Delhi on Sunday for a highly symbolic visit and to nurture friendship with a prime minister who a year ago was persona non grata in Washington.

Pro-Russian rebels attack key port; Ukraine says at least 30 dead

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1 of 2.Ukrainian servicemen guard their position in the village of Luhanska, Luhansk region January 24, 2015. KIEV (Reuters) - Pro-Russian rebels launched an offensive against the strategic port of Mariupol in eastern Ukraine on Saturday, prompting the European Union's foreign policy chief to warn of a further ...

Black Man Lawfully Carrying Gun Gets Pummeled by White Vigilante at Walmart

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There is no shortage of debate about whether allowing citizens to carry concealed guns makes society safer. You may be shocked to learn that the answer could depend in part on the color of a citizen's skin. Exhibit A this week, from Florida: A surveillance video from a ...

Japan says web clip claiming death of IS hostage 'outrageous'

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TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan early on Sunday strongly criticized a recording purporting to announce the execution of a Japanese citizen held by Islamic State militants and demanded the immediate release of another captive depicted as appearing on the image. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga, in a brief televised ...

Top Anti-Gay Leaders Offer Liberals A Surprisingly Good Deal On The Supreme Court

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"Top Anti-Gay Leaders Offer Liberals A Surprisingly Good Deal On The Supreme Court" Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) should be careful what he wishes for. On Tuesday, the ex-governor suggested that states are free to ignore Supreme Court decisions they would prefer not to follow. He’s wrong.

The business interview

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FRANCE 24's Markus Karlsson sat down with Oxfam's Executive Director Winnie Byanyima in Davos. "I am not here for window-dressing", she told him, "I am here because I am pushing for solutions". Among the solutions she suggests to help reduce income inequality are an effective minimum wage and ...

Greek leftists Syriza keep poll lead ahead of election

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ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece's leftwing Syriza party kept its steady lead in the last opinion polls to be issued ahead of Sunday's general election, with questions remaining over whether it will be able to govern alone or need the support of a coalition partner. Under the election rules,

Egypt court orders retrial for 37 Brotherhood members

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CAIRO (Reuters) - An Egyptian court ordered a retrial for 37 Muslim Brotherhood members sentenced to death and 115 others sentenced to life in a mass trial last year, judicial sources said on Saturday. The 152 were initially sentenced last March at a trial of more than 500 ...

Navy sonar devices could signal threat to whales and other marine animals

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Navy wants to deploy sonobuoys off coasts of Washington, Oregon and northern California. Devices send out signals so air crews can train to detect submarines The US navy is seeking permits to expand sonar and other training exercises off the Pacific Coast, a proposal raising concerns from animal ...

Elizabeth Warren Has a New Target People Hate Almost As Much As Wall Street

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren is worried about more than big banks. She's got Big Pharma in her sights too. On Thursday, the Massachusetts Democrat announced a new bill, the Medical Innovation Act, which she says would address two major problems: dwindling government investment in medical research and illegal practices ...

How a billionaire gets away with it: FULL TEXT Jeffrey Epstein's federal sex abuse non-prosecution agreement; #OpDeathEaters gets traction

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Scribd.com | Twitter | YouTube LinkedIn | Delicious | GitHub Here's another new piece of hard evidence showing how billionaire sex abusers get their own special treatment in America. One of the most dire problems facing the United States is the double-standard justice system. If you're a ...

Huge New Area Soon To Open For Offshore Wind Power In New England

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"Huge New Area Soon To Open For Offshore Wind Power In New England" On January 29, the Department of Interior (DOI) will auction off the largest area of federal waters in the nation for the development of offshore wind power. More than 742,000 acres, or over 1,160 square ...

The 'Sacrifice Zone': Life As A Fisherman Along Louisiana's Vanishing Coastline

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"The ‘Sacrifice Zone': Life As A Fisherman Along Louisiana’s Vanishing Coastline" ST. BERNARD PARISH, LOUISIANA — The two powerhouse industries in the state of Louisiana — fossil fuels and seafood — have been locked in a fraught dance for decades, intimately tied together but frequently at odds in ...

Senate Sets Final Vote For Keystone XL After Long, Tense Night Of Amendment Voting

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"Senate Sets Final Vote For Keystone XL After Long, Tense Night Of Amendment Voting" Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., with Senate Minority Whip John Cornyn, R-Texas, right, Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., left, and Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., left, talks with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington,

These Native American Tribes Are Fighting To Stop Their Land From Literally Disappearing

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by Kira Lerner & Alice Ollstein Posted on January 22, 2015 at 1:42 pm Updated: January 22, 2015 at 3:23 pm "These Native American Tribes Are Fighting To Stop Their Land From Literally Disappearing" DULAC, LOUISIANA — Shortly after the sun rose over the southern coastal bayous of ...

Breaking: Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah Is Dead

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Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al Saud has died, according to reports carried by Saudi state-run television in the early hours of Friday morning, local time. He was around 90 years old (his exact age is a matter of some dispute). Saudi news agencies reported that his ...

Barrett Brown Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison

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Today, Barrett Brown, a journalist and activist accused of working with Anonymous, was sentenced to 63 months in federal prison and fined $890,000. Brown has been in custody since September 2012, when he was arrested for threatening an FBI agent on YouTube. Additional charges followed, including allegedly hindering ...

The Truth About How King Abdullah Treated Women, Including His Own Daughters

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"The Truth About How King Abdullah Treated Women, Including His Own Daughters" King Abdullah, 90, who died early Friday morning, is being hailed as a reformer, despite condoning human rights abuses and forwarding only very measured efforts to promote democracy in his oil-rich nation. One of the most ...

The Cop Who Choked Eric Garner to Death Won't Have to Pay a Dime in Damages

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When police officers kill unarmed citizens they are rarely charged, let alone convicted of a crime. The victims' families often turn to civil complaints against the police, as is currently the case in New York City, Cleveland, and Los Angeles, where wrongful death and other civil rights claims ...

Watch a US Senator Cite the Bible to Prove That Humans Aren't Causing Global Warming

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To understand the craziness that just went down on the floor of the US Senate, you first have to understand the overwhelming scientific consensus on climate change. It's pretty simple, actually: The planet is getting warmer, largely because humans are releasing heat-trapping gases like carbon dioxide. Or, as ...

How The Big Easy Is Taking On Big Tobacco

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Long gone are the days of being able to spark a cigarette at a bar or casino in the Big Easy. Lawmakers in New Orleans unanimously voted to ban smoking in bars and gambling halls earlier this week, continuing where a current citywide ban on smoking in restaurants ...

Top Republican Senator Explains Why The Supreme Court Challenge To Obamacare Is Garbage

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"Top Republican Senator Explains Why The Supreme Court Challenge To Obamacare Is Garbage" Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) is one of six Republican senators who joined an amicus brief asking the Supreme Court to gut one of the core provisions of the Affordable Care Act. Yet the central claim ...

Powerful Ad Shows Redskins Football Without The Racist Name

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by Travis Waldron Posted on January 23, 2015 at 10:21 am Updated: January 23, 2015 at 11:46 am "Powerful Ad Shows Redskins Football Without The Racist Name" Robert Griffin III completes a 76-yard touchdown run against Minnesota in 2012. The “run for the ages” is now part of ...

SWACO: Violations against children in Egypt 2014

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It has almost been one year since article 80 of the Egyptian Constitution, which was ratified via popular referendum in January 2014, stipulated that children “shall be provided with legal assistance and detained in appropriate locations separate from those allocated for the detention of adults”. In the first ...

Oil And Gas Production Is Exposing Californians To At Least 15 Different Kinds Of Pollutants

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"Oil And Gas Production Is Exposing Californians To At Least 15 Different Kinds Of Pollutants" Two communities in California are being exposed to at least 15 different kinds of pollutants from oil and gas development, according to a new report. And experts don’t yet know how the pollution ...

Woods Placky Discusses El Nino and the Big Picture

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CCTV America interviews Climate Central Meteorologist Bernadette Woods Placky about the El Nino weather phenomenon and what we can expect looking forward.

Al Gore Optimistic About Paris Climate Conf (Exclusive Videos)

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Published on January 25th, 2015 |by Zachary Shahan January 25th, 2015 by Zachary ShahanOur friend Giles Parkinson, one of the best clean energy journalists and bloggers in the world, got the second question in to Al Gore at the Zayed Future Energy Prize press conference last week. (It ...

In The World's Most Polluted City, Obama Seeks Climate Ally

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"In The World’s Most Polluted City, Obama Seeks Climate Ally" Indian soldiers practice ahead of Republic Day parade in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. U.S. President Barack Obama will be the chief guest at this year’s parade. The answer: Delhi, which according to the World Health ...

Republicans Knew Obamacare Subsidies Were Universal. Here's Proof

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On Thursday, the government filed its brief to the Supreme Court in the case that will determine whether Obamacare subsidies disappear in three dozen states. Its argument is comprehensive, but one part of it speaks directly to the political history of the law, and the fact that everybody,

'Hottest Year' Story Obscures Bigger News: Ocean Warming Now Off The Charts

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"‘Hottest Year’ Story Obscures Bigger News: Ocean Warming Now Off The Charts" The oceans — where over 90% of global warming heat ends up — have literally warmed up off the charts of NOAA. The big climate news last week was NOAA and NASA announcing that 2014 was ...

Breathing Air Shouldn't Be This Dangerous

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Looking at China's recent surge of toxic smog, it's clear the nation's air pollution crisis isn't going away any time soon. Now we have some fresh statistics that reveal the extent of the problem. New rankings released today by Greenpeace reveal that 90 percent of Chinese cities that ...

New Senate Environment Chair Goes On Rant Arguing Climate Science Is A Hoax

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"New Senate Environment Chair Goes On Rant Arguing Climate Science Is A Hoax" Wednesday was a big day for Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK). In the morning, he officially took the gavel as chairman of the Senate’s Environment Committee. In the afternoon, he took the Senate floor for a ...

Saudi King Abdullah dies, new ruler is Salman

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1 of 9.Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz speaks at the opening ceremony of the Organisation of Islamic Conference (OIC) summit in Mecca in this August 14, 2012 file photo. RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah died early on Friday and his brother Salman became king, the ...

Nearly 3 Million Gallons Of Drilling Waste Spill From North Dakota Pipeline

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by Katie Valentine Posted on January 22, 2015 at 9:28 am Updated: January 22, 2015 at 10:44 am "Nearly 3 Million Gallons Of Drilling Waste Spill From North Dakota Pipeline" In this Dec. 17, 2014 photo, workers tend to oil pump jacks behind a natural gas flare near ...

Bold ideas for a better world from Davos and beyond

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The world’s challenges are huge, numerous and looming, and many innovative ideas will be needed to meet them. Contribute yours to our growing list As the last day of the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, Switzerland, kicks off, we asked participants to share the ideas they are ...

3 Minutes Until We All Die

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The scientists at the Doomsday Clock say that failed political leadership on climate change and nuclear weapons endangers ‘every person on earth.’ The earth—and everything on it, including this polar bear—hasn't been so close to annihilation since 1984 (Shutterstock). Even as Republicans on Capitol Hill voted repeatedly this ...

Bibi Netanyahu Has Set a New Record for Chutzpah

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With his latest crass interference in US politics, he may have dug a deep hole for himself—and for America’s Israel lobby. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. (Reuters/Gali Tibbon) On Thursday, the Obama administration put out the word that neither President Obama, Vice President Joseph Biden nor Secretary of ...

BREAKING: Federal Prosecutors Set to Clear Ferguson Cop Who Shot Michael Brown

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The Department of Justice is reportedly preparing to clear Darren Wilson, the Ferguson police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown last August, of civil rights charges. According to the New York Times, which broke the news Wednesday afternoon, federal prosecutors are in the process of finalizing a legal ...

North Carolina Plunges Deeper Into Offshore Wind Energy

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Published on January 25th, 2015 |by Tina Casey January 25th, 2015 by Tina CaseyNorth Carolina is forging ahead with plans to hop on the East Coast offshore wind energy bandwagon —not that the state’s lawmakers have any choice in the matter. The Interior Department has been leasing large ...

Senator With Anti-Immigrant Record Poised To Get Key Immigration Post

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"Senator With Anti-Immigrant Record Poised To Get Key Immigration Post" Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) is expected to take over as the chairman of a Judiciary Subcommittee that oversees immigration, according to various media reports. And while most Senate Republicans are likely to take a different tack on immigration ...

Help The California Government Realize That EV Charging Is More Important Than Hydrogen -- Letters To The CEC

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Published on January 25th, 2015 |by James Ayre January 25th, 2015 by James AyreThe government of California has previously made it clear that (for some reason) it will be providing considerable support to a planned build-out of hydrogen-fuel refilling stations in the state. In fact, the government there ...

Gun Lobbyists Seek Extraordinary Veto Power Over Attorney General Nominee

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"Gun Lobbyists Seek Extraordinary Veto Power Over Attorney General Nominee" A proposed letter prepared by a national gun organization calls upon senators to impose an extraordinary litmus test on President Obama’s nominee to lead the Department of Justice — unless Attorney General-nominee Loretta Lynch makes specific promises to ...

President of Iceland Speaks With CleanTechnica (Exclusive)

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Published on January 25th, 2015 |by Zachary Shahan January 25th, 2015 by Zachary ShahanOne of the greatest privileges of the week was speaking with the President of Iceland, Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson. He has been on the Jury of the Zayed Future Energy Prize for years (since the beginning,

Illinois Schools Are Requiring Students To Hand Over Facebook Passwords To Stop Cyberbullying

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"Illinois Schools Are Requiring Students To Hand Over Facebook Passwords To Stop Cyberbullying" Students in Illinois could have to hand over their social media passwords to school officials if they are suspected of cyberbullying thanks to a new online harassment law. Illinois school officials in the Triad Community ...

Politics and rivalry shape Iranian response to Paris attack

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BEIRUT (Reuters) - The deadly attack by Islamist gunmen on the offices of French newspaper Charlie Hebdo drew a somewhat unexpected response from Iranian clerics and officials: They condemned it. Many Westerners had expected an altogether different reaction to the killings two weeks ago at the Paris weekly ...

First Autonomous Public Lighting System That Runs On Solar + Wind Energy Developed

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Published on January 25th, 2015 |by James Ayre January 25th, 2015 by James AyreWhat is — according to its creators — the first autonomous industrialized public lighting system running on nothing but solar and wind energy was recently developed by researchers at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, in ...

Middle east

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Text byNEWS WIRESThe video, identified as being made by the Islamic State group’s al-Furqan media arm and posted on militant websites associated with the extremist group, mirrored other hostage threats it has made. The militant in it also directly addresses Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, now on a ...
 

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