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Here Are All the Athletes, Celebrities, and CEOs Joining the Indiana Backlash

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Miley Cyrus, Apple CEO Tim Cook, and former NBA star Charles Barkley are just a few of the high-profile figures condemning Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, who signed a law on Thursday that critics say will give businesses the option to discriminate against LGBT customers on religious grounds. Here's ...

U.S. Set To Make Climate Commitment As International Deadline Arrives

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by Ari Phillips Posted on March 31, 2015 at 8:00 am Updated: March 30, 2015 at 7:59 pm "U.S. Set To Make Climate Commitment As International Deadline Arrives" Tuesday, March 31 is the informal deadline for countries to submit their climate commitments to the post-2020 United Nations’ climate ...

Ditch the Keyboard, Take Notes By Hand

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Joseph Stromberg reports on recent research suggesting that taking notes by hand is way better for students than taking notes on a laptop: The two groups of students — laptop users and hand-writers — did pretty similarly on the factual questions. But the laptop users did significantly worse ...

Scientists Can Predict Your City's Obesity Rate by Analyzing Its Sewage

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If someone were to ask you what distinguishes skinny cities with from fat ones, you might think of the prevalence of fast food joints, the average length of automobile commutes, or the relative abundance of parks and jogging trails. But there's also another, more underground factor: their sewage.

America Ranks in the Top 5 Globally—for Putting Its Citizens to Death

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America once again ranks among the top five nations in the world—in executions. Sigh. That's according to a new report from Amnesty International, which also notes that more and more nations have been opting not to kill their convicts. Amnesty tallies at least 607 known executions in 22 ...

We’re taking action on climate change

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Last November, President Obama stood in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing alongside Chinese President Xi Jinping — and made history. The leaders of the world’s two largest economies — and two biggest emitters of greenhouse gases — surprised the global community by jointly announcing their plans to combat one of the ...

The Largest Newspaper In Indiana Just Made One Hell Of A Statement

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It's this important. Tuesday's front page. #rfra — Mark Alesia (@markalesia) Our image. Our reputation as a state that embraces people of diverse backgrounds and makes them feel welcome. And our efforts over many years to retool our economy, to attract talented workers and thriving businesses, and ...

Marco Rubio's 2016 Campaign Could Depend on This Billionaire Car Dealer

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As Jeb Bush sucks up cash from Florida's wealthy Republican donors for his all-but-announced presidential bid—his allies have set a goal of raising $100 million by the end of the month—many of the state's wealthiest conservatives have passed over Sen. Marco Rubio, another possible 2016 contender, who like ...

The Big Lie The Media Tells About Indiana's New 'Religious Freedom' Law

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"The Big Lie The Media Tells About Indiana’s New ‘Religious Freedom’ Law" On Friday, the Washington Post published an article titled “19 states that have ‘religious freedom’ laws like Indiana’s that no one is boycotting.” The article snarks about organizations like the NCAA that have protested Indiana’s law,

The Artic Just Set Another Frightening Record

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This story originally appeared on Slate and is republished here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Ever year around the end of February, after a long winter, Arctic ice reaches its maximum extent. This year that happened around Feb. 25, when it encompassed 14.54 million square kilometers ...

Arkansas Could Soon Become The Most Anti-LGBT State In The Nation

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"Arkansas Could Soon Become The Most Anti-LGBT State In The Nation" Arkansas is a penstroke away from having a “license to discriminate” law nearly identical to Indiana’s. HB 1228, the Arkansas “Religious Freedom Restoration Act” (RFRA), already passed both the House and the Senate, though it is awaiting ...

Lobbying Group Scrubs Page Listing Corporate Backers After Mother Jones Article

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In late 2013, major corporations such as Walmart, Nordstrom, Lowe's, Macy's, and Safeway began bankrolling the Association for Responsible Alternatives to Workers' Compensation (ARAWC), a group that pushes legislation aimed at making it harder for workers hurt on the job to access lost wages and medical care. But ...

Yes, Jeb Bush and Scott Walker Are Different Kinds of Conservatives

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Jeb Bush may project a warmer, fuzzier, less hardnosed conservatism than Scott Walker, but is there really much difference between them? Greg Sargent isn't so sure: Here’s what I’ll be watching: How will this basic underlying difference, if it is real, manifest itself in actual policy terms? On ...

O'Reilly Cameraman Disputes Fox News Host's Falklands "War Zone" Story

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Fox News host Bill O'Reilly continues to insist that he never misrepresented or embellished his wartime reporting experiences and other previous episodes—even after CNN, the Washington Post, the Guardian, Media Matters, and Mother Jones reported significant discrepancies between O'Reilly's accounts and what actually occurred. Last Tuesday, O'Reilly appeared ...

Satanic Reverses: Religious Exceptions Are A Real Win For Devil Worshippers

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Last May, the Supreme Court decided in favor of Christians asserting their right to open town meetings with prayers. An unintended consequence of this and other recent court rulings knocking holes in the wall between church and state is that Satanists, pagans, and pranksters have eagerly embraced their ...

California Snowpack Hits All-Time Low, 8 Percent Of Average

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"California Snowpack Hits All-Time Low, 8 Percent Of Average" In this Jan. 28, 2015 photo chairs on a ski lift overlooking Donner Lake, sit idle at Donner Ski Ranch in Norden, CA. The rainy season is over in California before it ever really began. As the state enters ...

Why Doctors Want To Switch To The Metric System

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The country’s leading group of pediatricians is urging the medical community to switch to the metric system in order to prevent kids from landing in the ER. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), which has been advocating for metric measurements for decades, just issued its strongest statement yet ...

Nevada Lawmaker Proposes New Anti-Transgender Bill Pushed By Out-Of-State Lobbyist

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"Nevada Lawmaker Proposes New Anti-Transgender Bill Pushed By Out-Of-State Lobbyist" Nevada is the latest state to introduce a bill that would limit how transgender students access bathrooms at school. AB 375, introduced by Assemblywoman Victoria Dooling (R), would require schools to limit restrooms and locker rooms on the ...

Syria gets Russian arms under deals signed since conflict began: Assad

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MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia is supplying weapons to Damascus under contracts signed since the conflict in Syria began in 2011, as well as under earlier deals, President Bashar al-Assad said. Assad's comments, in an interview published by Russian government newspaper Rossiyskaya Gazeta on Monday, appeared to contradict Moscow's ...

Anglican bishops' letter urging fossil fuel divestment

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Seventeen bishops and archbishops tell Anglican church investments in fossil fuel companies incompatible with a just and sustainable futureMonday 30 March 2015 12.16 EDTLast modified on Monday 30 March 2015 12.54 EDTWe, a group of Anglican Bishops from dioceses across our global Communion greet our sisters and brothers ...

Ohio State Rep: Why I Spoke Out About My Rape and Abortion

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Teresa Fedor is a Democratic member of the Ohio House of Representatives. As an Ohio Legislator, I have witnessed, for nearly 15 years, legislation introduced that intends to marginalize or completely eliminate a woman’s reproductive rights. The most recent and arguably worst offender is House Bill 69, termed,

Tim Cook: Pro-discrimination ‘religious freedom’ laws are dangerous

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There’s something very dangerous happening in states across the country. A wave of legislation, introduced in more than two dozen states, would allow people to discriminate against their neighbors. Some, such as the bill enacted in Indiana last week that drew a national outcry and one passed in ...

Homeless Man Beaten By City's Homeless 'Ambassador'

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James Cocklereese, a homeless resident of Berkeley, California, has been sentenced to two years of probation. But what led to that sentence was the apparent unprovoked beating he received from a man who works as an ambassador for the homeless with the Downtown Berkeley Association (DBA). The incident ...

Third International Humanitarian Pledging Conference for Syria. Remarks by António Guterres, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Kuwait City, 31 March 2015

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Let me express, like the Secretary-General and the Emergency Relief Coordinator, my deep gratitude to His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al Sabah for hosting this conference here in the "International Humanitarian Center". After four years of conflict, we are at a tipping point. It is clear that the world's response to the crisis in Syria cannot be business as usual. The situation is becoming unsustainable. First, the situation of the refugees themselves. Over 3.9 million are registered in the neighbouring countries, and they are becoming increasingly impoverished and vulnerable,

How The Flood Wall Street Trial Changed The Game Of Policing

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NEW YORK — It was an unwinnable case. The motley pack of defendants making up the “Flood Wall Street Ten” didn’t even deny the charges against them. Hoping to catalyze the momentum of the historic People’s Climate March in New York City into a radical environmentalist movement decidedly ...

Iran Backs Away From Key Detail in Nuclear Deal

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LAUSANNE, Switzerland — With a negotiating deadline just two days away, Iranian officials on Sunday backed away from a critical element of a proposed nuclear agreement, saying they are no longer willing to ship their atomic fuel out of the country. For months, Iran tentatively agreed that it ...

Indiana Governor Won't Say If 'Religious Liberty' Bill Will Be Used To Discriminate

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"Indiana Governor Won’t Say If ‘Religious Liberty’ Bill Will Be Used To Discriminate" Gov. Mike Pence (R-IN) defended a “religious liberty” law he signed on Sunday, saying that tolerance was a “two-way street” and the law was about protecting religious people from government overreach. Pence had said he ...

UN green climate fund can be spent on coal-fired power generation

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Rules agreed a meeting of fund’s board described by Friends of the Earth as ‘like a torture convention that does not forbid torture’Sunday 29 March 2015 07.12 EDTLast modified on Sunday 29 March 2015 07.15 EDTThe UN fund to help developing countries fight climate change can be spent ...

Syria: Latest report to Security Council highlights “breath-taking” levels of savagery

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Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Valerie Amos, briefed the UN Security Council today on Syria. She noted the briefing came just a little over a year after the Council adopted a resolution demanding action by parties to the conflict to cease attacks against civilians and ...

BREAKING: Women in Karnes family detention camp start work strike and fast for Holy Week! Demanding freedom!

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Click here to sign the petition in support of the women in Karnes!The women detained in the Karnes detention camp in South Texas released a statement today saying they will be refusing food and will launch a work strike starting Tuesday morning. We obtained their demand letter to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) late Monday. The full text of the letter is below. In the name of the mothers, residents of the Center for Detentions in Karnes City, we are writing this petition whereby we ask to be set free ...

The truth behind Costa Rica’s renewable energy

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Monday 30 March 2015 10.16 EDTLast modified on Monday 30 March 2015 10.19 EDTThis month, Costa Rica’s state-run electricity company announced that the country had gone 75 days using only renewable resources for electricity. Costa Ricans are the first in the world to power their country for ...

TSA Agrees To Stop Targeting Black Women's Hair In Airport Security Screenings

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"TSA Agrees To Stop Targeting Black Women’s Hair In Airport Security Screenings" After reaching an agreement with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), officials at the Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) have agreed to stop racially profiling black women with natural hair and subjecting them to extra security screenings.

It Is All Too Easy for Pregnant Women To Be Put on Trial in the United States

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Purvi Patel's 41-year sentence for contradictory charges is a glaring reminder of the fact that abortion’s legal status in the United States does not mean prosecutions for pregnancy loss can’t happen here. (Shutterstock) On Monday, the State of Indiana sentenced Purvi Patel to 41 years in prison for ...

#WaterforlifeVoices Exhibit and Campaign

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The UN will celebrate the end of the ‘Water for Life’ 2005-2015 Decade at UN Headquarters in New York on World Water Day 2015. Celebrations will include a planned exhibition to take stock, observe our shared successes and contribute to the road map for the future #post2015. The ...

Elizabeth Warren Strikes Back as Citigroup Tries to Blackmail the Democratic Party

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An unusually move by a thin-skinned too big to fail bank, Citigroup, to slap down the finance-skeptic faction of the Democratic party appears to be backfiring. Reuters reported on Friday that Citigroup was making clear its displeasure with the way Elizabeth Warren had been calling to its overly-cozy ...

Russell Brand and Naomi Klein join forces for This Changes Everything live

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Inspired by Naomi Klein’s book, activists, politicians and journalists came together to debate the future of the environmental movementMonday 30 March 2015 12.31 EDTLast modified on Monday 30 March 2015 12.53 EDTThe system isn’t going to change things for us because for the system, things are working. Exxon ...

Antarctica Just Got Hotter Than Has Ever Been Recorded, Twice

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"Antarctica Just Got Hotter Than Has Ever Been Recorded, Twice" The coldest place on Earth just got warmer than has ever been recorded. According to the weather blog Weather Underground, on Tuesday, March 24, the temperature in Antarctica rose to 63.5°F (17.5C) — a record for the polar ...

Women, Incarcerated: Investigative Series Shows Systemic Abuses of Women in Prisons and Jails

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by Sharona Coutts, Vice President, Investigations and Research, RH Reality Check In this first part of RH Reality Check's Women, Incarcerated series, we focus on one woman's prison time—which involved a high-risk pregnancy, forced induced labor, and shackling—to illustrate the problems that thousands of women face behind bars.

Clerics Urge US to End Family Detention of Immigrants

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DILLEY, Texas — About 80 faith leaders from around the U.S. have signed a letter to President Barack Obama urging the government to stop detaining immigrant families, while high-ranking clerics visiting a South Texas detention facility Friday criticized the practice. The U.S. government opened the detention centers, including ...

Singaporeans bid final farewell to founding father Lee

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SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of people braved heavy rain and lined the streets of Singapore on Sunday to catch a last glimpse of founding prime minister Lee Kuan Yew as his funeral procession wound through the country he helped build. Booms from a 21-gun salute reverberated ...

Walmart, Lowe's, Safeway, and Nordstrom Are Bankrolling a Nationwide Campaign to Gut Workers' Comp

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Nearly two dozen major corporations, including Walmart, Nordstrom, and Safeway, are bankrolling a quiet, multistate lobbying effort to make it harder for workers hurt on the job to access lost wages and medical care—the benefits collectively known as workers' compensation. The companies have financed a lobbying group, the ...

Religious Liberty Is Actually A Progressive Value, But Conservatives Are Ruining It For Everyone

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"Religious Liberty Is Actually A Progressive Value, But Conservatives Are Ruining It For Everyone" Ever since Indiana Gov. Mike Pence (R) signed into law his state’s version of the “Religious Freedom Restoration Act” (RFRA) last week, progressives have been up in arms. LGBT advocates, major businesses, video gamers,

Koalas Are Cute and Cuddly. This Video Proves They Are Also Fearsome Warriors.

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Oh, Australia. Even when you're just taking the dog out for a walk, you might walk straight into a CRAZY KOALA WRASSLIN' MATCH. This fight raises fresh questions about the Secret Service's competency: Why would they let the president get so close to one of these dangerous beasts!?Tim ...

Ducey signs abortion medication legislation

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Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Gov. Doug Ducey has signed a bill requiring physicians to tell women they can potentially reverse the effects of medication-induced abortions. To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Gov.

Alan Cumming Is Bisexual — And You Might Be Too

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The award-winning actor of The Good Wife and Cabaret is always candid about his life, including in a new memoir. Bisexuality, film, Spotlight, television, Theater, People, Arts & Entertainment The Only 2 Things to Know Out of Mike Pence's Dissembling Interview Is This Photo Proof Mike Pence Knew ...

PHOTOS: See the Real Side of China's Great Wall

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The Great Wall of China is one of the world’s most popular destinations in Asia. Referred, in the country, as “The Thousand-Mile-Long Wall,” the site was once thought to be visible to the naked eye from outer space, although that claim has since been proven to be false.

$90 Million In SolarCity Bonds Purchased By Elon Musk's SpaceX

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Published on March 31st, 2015 |by Jake Richardson Elon Musk’s SpaceX has just invested in Elon Musk’s SolarCity’s solar bonds to the tune of $90 million dollars, according to reports out this week. SolarCity launched its solar bonds program in 2014. They allow members of the public to ...

How Indiana Is Making It Possible to Jail Women for Having Abortions

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**This article will appear in the Spring 2015 issue of The Public Eye magazine** On February 3, 2015, an Indiana jury found Purvi Patel, a 33-year-old Indian-American woman, guilty of two crimes, one of which is feticide for attempting a self-abortion. This Monday, March 30, Patel will be ...

A Conversation with President Obama and The Wire Creator David Simon

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President Barack Obama and David Simon, the creator of HBO’s The Wire, sat down to talk honestly about the challenges law enforcement face and the consequences communities bear from the war on drugs. A Conversation with President Obama and The Wire Creator David Simon SubscribeSubscribedUnsubscribe555,132Subscription preferences Loading...Loading... Working...SubscribeSubscribedUnsubscribe555,132Subscription ...

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