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Ohio Gov. John Kasich runs the risk of being perceived as a jerk: Brent Larkin

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Defying a mountain of evidence to the contrary, Kasich recently told voters in New Hampshire the reason many view him as "unorthodox" is actually, "Because I'm normal." In fact, as ...

Police shootings: Distraught people, deadly results

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It was not yet 9 a.m., and Gary Page was drunk. The disabled handyman had a long history of schizophrenia and depression and, since his wife died in February, he ...

Koch-Backed Group Calls For No More National Parks

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by Claire Moser - Guest Contributor Posted on July 3, 2015 at 9:30 am Just in time for the Fourth of July — when millions of people across the ...

The Combined Black Workforces of Google, Facebook, and Twitter Could Fit on a Single Jumbo Jet

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We already knew that Google, Facebook, and Twitter employed relatively few African Americans, but new details show that the gap is truly striking. All three companies have in recent weeks ...

Obama Just Came Out Hard Against the Washington Football Team’s Racist Name

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In an irony that will surely be lost on team owner Dan Snyder, the Washington Redskins are being kicked off their land. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell told D.C. Mayor Muriel ...

Sorry, Obama. The Founding Fathers Loved Peas

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On Wednesday, after the New York Times proposed adding peas to guacamole (what's next, mayonnaise?), President Barack Obama announced that the proper way to make guacamole is with avocado, onions,

Hillary Clinton's Emails Show She's Basically Julia Louis-Dreyfus in "Veep"

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This week, the State Department released a large batch of the emails that Hillary Clinton sent and received (on her personal account via a private server!) when she was secretary ...

Jim Webb Just Announced He's Running for President. Here's What You Need to Know About Him.

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At long last, former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb (D) is officially a candidate for president. After weeks of supposedly imminent announcements—including ones his staff may not have known about—he declared ...

BP Agrees To Pay 'The Largest Environmental Settlement In History' Over Its 2010 Oil Spill

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In simultaneous press conferences in Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Florida, the attorneys general of the states most directly impacted by the massive 2010 BP spill announced a “global deal” to ...

XKEYSCORE: NSA's Google for the World's Private Communications

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One of the National Security Agency’s most powerful tools of mass surveillance makes tracking someone’s Internet usage as easy as entering an email address, and provides no built-in technology to ...

Chinese CO2 Emissions Headed To 2025 Peak, May Plateau Much Sooner

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I just returned from six days of meetings in Beijing with top energy and climate experts. It’s now a widely held view in the Beijing climate community that China will ...

Chris Chistie Really Wants Republicans to Forget his Bromance With Obama

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After a somewhat lackluster response to his announcement that he was entering the presidential race, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie appears to be revving up his brusk, straight-talking persona in ...

South Carolina Officials: Lightning Caused Greeleyville Church Fire

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South Carolina officials ruled the fire that broke out at Mount Zion A.M.E. Church in Greeleyville earlier this week was an act of nature — not arson. The South Carolina ...

BP Set To Pay Largest Environmental Fine in US History for Gulf Oil Spill

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This story was originally published by the Guardian and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. BP has agreed to pay a record environmental fine of $18.7 ...

Reddit Goes Dark To Protest Firing Of Top Administrator

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Longtime and beloved Reddit administrator Victoria Taylor was reportedly fired Thursday without notice, sparking the take down of multiple threads in a site-wide protest. As the site’s talent director, Taylor ...

One Transgender Man's Battle With Facebook's 'Real Name' Policy

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Last October, Facebook apologized to the LGBT community for the way it was enforcing its “real name” policy in a way that unfairly opened people like drag performers and transgender ...

Rand Paul Wants To Sell Off America’s Public Lands

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by Claire Moser - Guest Contributor Posted on July 1, 2015 at 4:46 pm At a campaign stop in Nevada on Monday, Kentucky Senator and Republican presidential candidate Rand ...

The NSA and American Spies Targeted SPIEGEL

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DER SPIEGEL's headquarters in Hamburg, Germany: The newsmagazine filed a complaint Friday with the country's federal prosecutor after discovering it had been US spying target. Revelations from WikiLeaks published this ...

Sister Of Alleged Charleston Shooter Complains Massacre Ruined Her Wedding Day, Seeks Donations

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The sister of the alleged Charleston shooter, Dylann Roof, is upset that her brother being charged with slaughtering nine people has ruined her dream wedding. She’s appealing to the public ...

Prince Charles: rewire the global economy to stop climate change

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Heir to the throne calls for end to ‘business as usual’ approach that does nothing to avert catastrophic global warming – and praises Guardian’s climate campaign Prince Charles has said ...

Greece's Prime Minister Tsipras: IMF Report Shows Debts Are Unsustainable

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The Bitter Abortion Fight in Texas Is Far From Over

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The Supreme Court on Monday blocked a decision by the court of appeals in the country's most conservative circuit that would have closed two-thirds of the abortion clinics in Texas.

Rick Perry's Speech To Voters Of Color Ignores Years Of His Own Policies

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Former Texas Governor and Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry told a crowd in Washington, D.C. on Thursday that both his home state and the nation must examine both their racist ...

Harper Lee’s ‘Go Set a Watchman’ May Have Been Found Earlier Than Thought

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On the eve of the most anticipated publishing event in years — the release of Harper Lee’s novel “Go Set a Watchman” — there is yet another strange twist to ...

Greece Is Just a Few Days Away From Unconditional Surrender to Germany

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In a letter sent on Tuesday to the creditors — the European Central Bank, the International Monetary Fund and other eurozone countries — Mr. Tsipras said Greece was “prepared to ...

The West Is Literally On Fire, And The Impacts Could Be Widespread

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As expected, the 2015 wildfire season has meant more bad news for drought-stricken Western states. As of June 30, 45 wildfires large active wildfires burned from Alaska down to Arizona ...

Santorum Holding Onto Debate Stage By His Fingernails in Latest CNN Poll

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Fox News will be sponsoring the first Republican debate on August 6, and they have decided to limit the stage to the top ten candidates. The lucky winners will be ...

Atlanta Fed Says Workers Finally Benefiting From Recovery

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Here's some potentially good news. There are various way of tracking wage growth (with or without benefits, employer survey vs. worker survey, nonsupervisory vs. everyone, etc.), and the Atlanta Fed ...

An Inside Look at How Hillary Clinton Plays the Media

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On Tuesday night, the State Department released some 3,000 pages of emails between Hillary Clinton and her aides during her tenure as Secretary of State. The correspondence offers a fascinating ...

How Donald Trump Epitomizes The GOP's Failure To Connect With Latino Voters

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Real estate mogul and presidential candidate Donald Trump touted his business and dealmaking expertise in his campaign launch speech last month, saying, “I did a lot of great deals and ...

Did Jeb Bush's Campaign and Super-PAC Cross the Line on Coordination?

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Jeb Bush officially declared that he was seeking the presidency two weeks ago, yet political observers have assumed he made the decision long ago and may have remained a shadow ...

LEGO is slipping a feminist message into its newest line of characters

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Women aren't entering fields of science and math in large numbers, so LEGO is encouraging them on the minifig scale. The trend of men dominating STEM disciplines (science, technology, engineering,

Sorry, Liberals, But the Roberts Court Is Still Conservative

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There's no denying it: Last week was a great one for liberals. On Thursday, the Supreme Court rejected challenges that would have gutted two of the most important progressive laws ...

Department of Homeland Security Colluded With Anti-Immigrant Groups, Report Alleges

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Collusion between anti-immigrant organizations and some federal immigration union leaders and officers have led to the injection of “negative biases into the broader immigration debate,” according to a new Center ...

More evidence that global warming is intensifying extreme weather

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A new study finds that global warming is causing weather whiplash. Just this week, a new article appeared in the journal Nature that provides more evidence of a connection between ...

In Oklahoma, Fracking Companies Can Now Be Sued Over Earthquakes

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If you live in Oklahoma, and you’ve been injured by an earthquake that was possibly triggered by oil and gas operations, you can now sue the oil company for damages.

United Nations International Youth Day 2015

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The theme of International Youth Day 2015 is “Youth Civic Engagement.” The engagement and participation of youth is essential to achieve sustainable human development. Yet often the opportunities for youth ...

'This Is A Big Deal': United States And Brazil Announce Joint Clean Energy Pledge

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On Tuesday, Brazil and the United States announced a joint effort to address climate change and boost renewable energy during a visit by Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff to the White ...

Last Night's Flag Burning Event In Brooklyn Descended Into Chaos

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After publicly declaring they would burn the Confederate and American flags, a group of protesters set both symbols on fire Wednesday evening, but it was the torching of the latter ...

How football moved the goalposts for girls in rural India

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An NGO in one of India’s poorest states is helping to combat early marriage and to raise girls’ confidence, aspirations and school attendance through sportMonday 29 June 2015 07.09 EDTLast modified ...

Jeb Bush Made Millions But Gave Little to Charity

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Jeb Bush released 33 years of tax returns on Tuesday evening. So how much did he give to charity over the years? Not that much. Between 2003 and 2013, Bush ...

A look at the Inner Workings of NSA's XKEYSCORE

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The sheer quantity of communications that XKEYSCORE processes, filters and queries is stunning. Around the world, when a person gets online to do anything — write an email, post to ...

Decc faces 90% staff budget cuts that risk UK's climate plans, say experts

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Dramatic cuts to Department of Energy and Climate Change budget could damage economic growth and undermine switch to clean energyFriday 3 July 2015 01.01 EDTLast modified on Friday 3 July 2015 ...

I Just Took the Controversial Drug Used for the Death Penalty. Here's What It Was Like.

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This was a few weeks ago, and I was joking—nervously—with a nurse who had just plopped down a vial of midazolam on the table next to me, prompting a minor ...

GOP 2016 Candidate Courting Black Voters Meets With Guy Who Says Blacks Were Better Off as Slaves

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Rand Paul is notable among the nearly 20 GOP presidential candidates for his stated desire to reach out to African American voters, but Paul might have stumbled on that front ...

These Economists Are Calling For An End To Greece's Austerity Nightmare

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A tense standoff between the Greek government and its international creditors reached a breaking point this week. On Tuesday, Greece became the first developed country ever to miss a debt ...

As Ebola fears return, Congo-Brazzaville steps up fight against illegal bushmeat

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After infected wildlife was linked with Guinea’s ‘patient zero’, the authorities desperately try to control the region’s trade. The Daily Maverick reportsZanne Labuschagne for Daily Maverick, part of the Guardian ...

Methodist Conference votes overwhelmingly to disinvest from coal and tar sands

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Today, the Conference of the Methodist Church in Britain voted unanimously to disinvest from coal and tar sands by 2017. The Conference also asked the Church’s ethical investment body to ...

The NSA Just Got Six More Months of Unlimited Snooping in Your Phone Data

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Almost as soon as Congress passed the USA Freedom Act earlier this month, which ended the National Security Agency's mass collection of phone records under the Patriot Act, the government ...

China Makes Official Climate Pledge, Will 'Work Hard' To Peak Emissions Before 2030

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On Tuesday, China released long-awaited final greenhouse gas targets as part of its submission to the United Nations climate talks in Paris later this year. Li Keqiang, China’s prime minister,
 

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