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This Supreme Court Case Will Decide Whether Companies Can Treat Pregnant Women Like Crap

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It's a rare day when pro-choice activists, anti-abortion diehards, and evangelical Christians all file briefs on the same side of a Supreme Court case. But that's what happened recently when the National Association of Evangelicals, Americans United for Life, Democrats for Life of America, and the National Women's ...

Live: Inside the UN climate talks

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James West is senior producer for the Climate Desk and a contributing producer for Mother Jones. He wrote Beijing Blur (Penguin 2008), and produced award-winning TV in his native Australia. He's been to Kyrgyzstan, and also invited himself to Thanksgiving dinner after wrongly receiving invites for years from ...

GOP Candidate's Twitter Feed Calls Neo-Confederate Website an "Interesting Read"

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In a race that could decide which party controls the Colorado state senate, Republican state senate candidate Don Suppes is fending off accusations that his campaign tweeted out a link to a neo-Confederate website that denigrates gay people, women, and African-Americans, and complains that white people can't use ...

Google Chairman: ALEC Is 'Lying' About Climate Change And Funding Them Was A 'Mistake'

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Google’s controversial decision to fund the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) was a “mistake,” company chairman Eric Schmidt admitted on Monday, saying the group is spreading harmful lies about global warming and “making the world a much worse place.” In an interview on NPR’s Diane Rehm show, Schmidt ...

Chart: Happy Days Are Here Again—for the Superwealthy

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With Washington paralyzed on bread-and-butter issues and the midterms ahead, we put together a primer on the state of America's frozen paychecks. We'll be posting a new chart every day for the next couple of weeks. Today's chart: How the recovery left most Americans behind. The Great Recession ...

Kris Kobach Wants Immigrants to Self-Deport. Now Voters May Send Him Packing.

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Republican Kris Kobach has managed to established an outsized persona for only being a one-term secretary of state in Kansas. Kobach became a national liberal scourge after he won office in 2010. He loaned out his services to help governors in Arizona, Alabama, and Georgia craft anti-immigration legislation,

Is This Deep-Fried Yam Chef the Future of Texas Politics?

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Milton Whitley’s gift to Texas was called twisted yam on a stick. You take a yam, cut it into a spiral, deep fry it, cover it in butter, smother it in sugar, coat it in cinnamon, eat. Is it healthy? Of course it's healthy—yam is a superfood. The ...

'Flood Wall Street' Protesters Say Root Cause Of Climate Change Is Unchecked Capitalism

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK — On Monday, a day after nearly 400,000 marchers gathered for the largest climate march in history, activists and protesters turned their attention to the many links between capitalism and climate change by flooding Wall Street with supporters. By early afternoon Monday, several thousand ...

5 Reasons Obama Is Working To Protect A Tropical Paradise You’ve Never Heard Of

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Brown boobies stake out positions atop the posts of an old pier at Johnston Atoll National Wildlife Refuge in the Pacific. It’s common knowledge that the ocean is big. Really big. Covering 70 percent of the planet big. Less well-known, though, is that the United States controls more ...

U.S., partner nations launch first strikes in Syria: Pentagon

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1 of 2.Weapon handlers carry an air to air missile from a F/A-18F Super Hornet of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA-213) onboard the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77), in the Gulf August 12, 2014. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and partner ...

New Executive Order: U.S. Must Consider Climate Change When Helping Other Countries

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President Barack Obama speaks at the League of Conservation Voters Capitol Dinner at the Ronald Reagan Building on Wednesday, June 25, 2014, in Washington. All future federal government investments in international development programs will have to consider how the effects of climate change will impact those programs, and ...

Isil fighters disperse within Syrian and Iraqi cities to evade US air attacks

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Jihadist fighters have begun preparing defences against American air strikes and a feared land-based counter-offensive in Iraq and Syria, residents living under their sway have described to The Telegraph. Fighters from Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) are mounting barricades, increasing checkpoints and booby-trapping the roads ...

It’s On Us to go beyond ‘It’s On Us’

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The White House’s flashy new bystander intervention campaign, It’s On Us, makes sexual assault sound a lot like a bad thunderstorm — unfortunate, inevitable, striking seemingly out of nowhere, and devoid of human agents. The solution, then, is easy and comfortable: “Identify situations in which [a-tornado-I-mean-sexual-assault] may occur” ...

Afghanistan's Karzai slams U.S., Pakistan in farewell speech

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KABUL (Reuters) - Outgoing Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Tuesday blamed the United States for his country's long war, a final swipe at the country that helped bring him to power 13 years ago but towards which he has become increasingly bitter. His farewell speech came days ahead ...

Global Investors Think Climate Action And Economic Well-Being Go Great Together

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Over 340 global investors who represent more than $24 trillion are now on record that aggressive climate action is the friend rather than the enemy of the global economy. According to a statement from the group, government leaders must provide stable and reliable carbon pricing policies that have ...

Stop Everything And Let This 11-Year-Old Boy Give You Hope For the Future

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Last month, in the midst of nightly protests over the killing of unarmed Michael Brown in Ferguson, an 11-year-old boy named Marquis Govan approached the podium at a meeting of the St. Louis County Council, pulled the mic down to his height, and calmly delivered an incredibly well-informed,

White House fence jumper had ammunition, machete in car, prosecutors said

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Federal prosecutors alleged Monday in federal court that a man who jumped a fence and ran into the White House’s unlocked front door Friday night posed a threat to President Obama and was keeping 800 rounds of ammunition, two hatchets and a machete in his car, parked blocks ...

Philips to split off lighting business, form separate company

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AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Philips (PHG.AS) said on Tuesday it would break its 120-year-old company in two, creating a stand-alone lighting business and merge consumer and healthcare divisions into a 15-billion euro business. The company said the new structure would bring cost savings of 100 million euros (128.46 million ...

Folio: 100 Awards Luncheon

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On October 21, 2014 at the Folio: 100 Awards Luncheon during the MediaNext Conference at the Marriott Marquis, Folio: will salute the magazine and media industry's most innovative entrepreneurs and market shaker-uppers. From content connoisseurs to dynamic disruptors, marketing masters, revenue generators, and visionaries—the Folio: 100 intersects consumer,

Will it Take a Keg Stand for Mary Landrieu to Get Reelected?

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It's game day in Baton Rouge, and the bro in the purple shirt wants Mary Landrieu's help doing a keg stand. Landrieu, elected three times by the narrowest of margins, is once again locked in a tight re-election campaign, this time against GOP Rep. Bill Cassidy. With six ...

Carbon Emissions Are Higher Than Ever, and Rising

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Yesterday was a good day for the climate movement, as over 300,000 people—according to the event's organizers—descended on Manhattan for the biggest climate change march in history. The record-breaking turnout was a powerful sign that climate change is gaining traction in mainstream consciousness. But even as the marchers ...

Media Blasts 'Nasty' Gabby Giffords, Ignores Actual Policy

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At least two news publications are criticized Gabby Giffords’ super PAC, Americans for Responsible Solutions, for running tough ads calling out Republicans for opposing gun safety measures that are endorsed by an overwhelming majority of voters. “The ad is a nasty piece of work. Demagoguery in heart-rending tones,” ...

Who's Going to Pay For the Latest Iraq War?

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Andrew Sullivan wonders why fiscal conservatives aren't asking some searching questions about the cost of the ISIS campaign: The ISIS campaign is utterly amorphous and open-ended at this point — exactly the kind of potentially crippling government program Republicans usually want to slash. It could last more than ...

U.S., partner nations launch first strikes in Syria: Pentagon

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and partner nations are carrying out the first air strikes against Islamic State targets in Syria, the Pentagon said on Monday, in ongoing operations that mark the opening of a new, far more complicated front in battle against the militants. "I can ...

It's Time For Kansas to Rejoin the Real World

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The Republican governor of Kansas has pauperized his state in order to fund tax cuts for the rich, while the Republican Secretary of State is busily trying to game the midterm ballot to ensure the reelection of the current Republican senior senator. I'd think this was a parody ...

Everyone Please Calm Down About the White House Jumper

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In response to the fence-jumper who got inside the White House before being apprehended, the Secret Service is considering the possibility of creating a larger "buffer zone" around 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue: One proposal is to keep people off the sidewalks around the White House fence and create several ...

Obamacare Isn't Perfect, But That's No Reason to Give Up On It

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A few days ago I noted that health insurance companies were starting to price certain drugs at higher rates. Not just certain brands of drugs, but entire classes of drugs. This is being done in an apparent attempt to discourage patients with certain conditions from applying for insurance.

Congress Just Delayed New Funding to Help Rape Victims

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Here's the backstory. In March, President Barack Obama asked Congress to fund a new Justice Department program designed to help states and localities test backlogs of rape kits, which include DNA evidence taken after a sexual assault and are used to identify attackers. The funding would likely also ...

What To Expect When The Supreme Court Returns To Work Next Week

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Next week opens with the first Monday in October, which means that it also marks the beginning of the Supreme Court’s 2014-2015 term. Much of the drama that will unfold in this coming term, however, is likely to come from cases the justices have yet to agree to ...

The U.S. Bombed Not One, But Two Terrorist Groups Last Night In Syria

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In this photo released by the U.S. Navy, the guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea launches a Tomahawk cruise missile at ISIS group positions in Syria as seen from the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush in the Arabian Gulf Around 9 PM eastern standard time, Americans suddenly learned ...

More Than 310,000 People Descend On New York To March For Climate Action

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK — “It’s going to be a good day,” said Van Jones, co-host of CNN’s Crossfire and former White House environmental adviser, in the moments leading up to the People’s Climate March in New York City on Sunday. His words and attitude echoed throughout the ...

The Great "Out-0f-Network" Scam Is Eating Patients Alive. And It's Supposed To.

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Over the weekend, Elizabeth Rosenthal gave us the latest installment in her series of rage-inducing stories about the American health care system. Like all the others in the series, it was all but ignored by the rest of the world. I guess everyone was too busy panicking over ...

Defeated nationalist leader says Scots 'tricked' out of independence

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MANCHESTER England (Reuters) - Alex Salmond, the defeated leader of Scotland's nationalists, on Sunday accused Prime Minister David Cameron and other London politicians of tricking Scottish voters out of independence by making a false "vow" about granting them new powers. Salmond, who is stepping down as leader of ...

36 Bits of Good News to Cure Your Ocean Blues

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We know: Beginning a series on current ocean news seems like a bleak proposition. Between the expanding garbage patches and relentless rise of warming seas, positive stories aren't exactly growing on trees. So we've gone to the trouble to net you 36 whole reasons to be excited about ...

This Afghan Policewoman Died Fighting the Taliban. Now Right-Wingers Are Desecrating Her Photo.

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Malalai Kakar was a police officer in Afghanistan. She was also a mother of six, a feminist, and a fearsome threat to the Taliban, who gunned her down in 2008. You would know some of Kakar's story if you'd come across Lana Šlezic's captivating photography of women in ...

White House intruder had 800 rounds of ammunition in car: prosecutor

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A decorated Iraq war veteran who scaled a fence on Friday night and got into the White House had over 800 rounds of ammunition in his car and was arrested in July with a sniper rifle and a map marking the executive mansion, a federal ...

FloodWallStreet by James FromTheInternet

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Your browser doesn't have support for real-time updates. Please install flash or upgrade your browser. ~ STOP CAPITALISM. END THE CLIMATE CRISIS. ~ Flood, blockade, SIT-IN, and shut down the institutions that are profiting from the climate crisis.

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Leonardo DiCaprio at the UN: 'Climate change is not hysteria – it's a fact'

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‘The time to answer the greatest challenge of our existence on this planet is now. You can make history or be vilified by it’Thank you, Mr Secretary General, your excellencies, ladies and gentleman, and distinguished guests. I’m honored to be here today, I stand before you not as ...

New York City Mayor Unveils Plan To Reduce Carbon Emissions By 80 Percent

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New York Mayor Bill de Blasio marches in the People’s Climate March alongside French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, primatologist Jane Goodall, former U.S. Vice President Al Gore, and U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014. By 2050, New York City will emit 80 percent less ...

Democracy Now!

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Watch the special Democracy Now! 3-hour live broadcast from the People’s Climate March in New York City on September 21, part of a global mobilization in advance of a U.N. special session on climate change. More By Amy Goodman with Denis Moynihan The climate crisis is worsening faster ...

U.S. existing home sales fall as investors leave

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. home resales unexpectedly fell in August as investors stepped away from the market, but the decline probably does not signal renewed weakness in the housing sector. The National Association of Realtors said existing home sales dropped 1.8 percent to an annual rate of 5.05 ...

Thousands of Hong Kong students 'grasp destiny' in demand for democracy

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HONG KONG (Reuters) - Thousands of students braved sweltering heat in Hong Kong on Monday to demand greater democracy as they launched a week-long boycott of classes, underscoring a restive younger generation's determination to challenge the Chinese Communist Party. Dressed in white and wearing yellow ribbons, students from ...

Turkey struggles with spillover as Syrian Kurds battle Islamic State

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1 of 4.Turkish soldiers stand guard on the Turkish-Syrian border line near the southeastern town of Suruc in Sanliurfa province, September 21, 2014. MURSITPINAR Turkey (Reuters) - Syrian Kurds battled to defend a key border town from an Islamic State advance on Monday as Kurdish youths from neighboring ...

Worldwide Carbon Dioxide Emissions Reached Record Levels In 2013

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Global carbon dioxide emissions reached record levels in 2013, increasing by 2.3 percent, according to a new report by the Global Carbon Budget. The report, published Sunday in Nature Geoscience, found that CO2 emissions in the U.S. increased by 2.9 percent, a departure from previous years of decline.

Ravens Response To ESPN Story Proves They Never Understood Domestic Violence

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Three days after an ESPN Outside The Lines report detailed what Baltimore Ravens brass knew about the video showing Ray Rice punching his fiancee in an Atlantic City elevator, the Baltimore Ravens issued a lengthy response, via a statement from team owner Steve Bisciotti, to what the organization ...

PHOTOS: Thousands March In Biggest Climate Change Rally Ever

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Thousands flocked to New York on Sunday to join the People’s Climate March, billed as the largest climate march in history. The rally wove its way through midtown Manhattan as a call to action for leaders to curb carbon emissions and to protest stalled action on a climate ...

Help Us Crowd-Fund SecureDrop For These Four Independent Media Organizations

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We are excited to announce the first four recipients of our next crowd-funding campaign, all of whom may now start receiving donations intended to cover the costs of installing SecureDrop, our open-source whistleblower submission system. The first round includes BalkanLeaks, the Government Accountability Project, Cryptome and Firedoglake. You ...

UN climate change summit in New York – live coverage

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• Barack Obama, David Cameron and Dilma Rousseff are among leaders in New York today at a climate summit hosted by Ban Ki-moon • Governments, businesses and cities are expected to make a series of announcements on efforts to cut carbon emissions Brazil’s president, Dilma Rousseff, will be ...

Israel kills suspects in teen settler deaths

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An Israeli army spokesman has said two Palestinians suspected of the fatal abduction of three Israeli teenage settlers in June have been killed in a shootout with Israeli soldiers. Lieutenant Colonel Peter Lerner said the suspects, Marwan Qawasmeh and Amer Abu Aisheh, were killed in the occupied West ...
 

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