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From activism to arrest: one polar bear's adventure with Flood Wall Street

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Among the dozens of protesters arrested in New York on Monday, a polar bear befriended grizzled activists and broke through barricades. This is his journey The polar bear joined the Flood Wall Street protests on Monday in New York City. The bear danced with the crowds as they ...

National Voter Registration Day 2014

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US air strikes on Syria 'only the beginning,' US defense department says – live

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He says last night was just the beginning of a “credible and sustainable, persistent campaign to degrade and ultimately destroy ISIL.” “The Khorasan group was in the final stages of plans to carry out attacks against Western targets and potentially against the US homeland,” he says. The strikes ...

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

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6 mentions14 hours ago
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 ...

Cutting-Edge Deforestation Declarations Revealed At Climate Summit

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As over 120 heads of state gathered in New York City for Tuesday’s United Nations climate summit, bold statements and commitments to fighting climate change are in order. Some were domestic goals — Michelle Bachelet, president of Chile said by 2025, 45 percent of their energy will be ...

After Climate March, Commentators Can't See The Climate Change For The Trash

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A demonstrator holds a sign at the People’s Climate March in New York City, Sunday, September. 21, 2014. On Sunday, as many as 400,000 people descended on New York City to demand that world leaders finally get serious about global warming. “Litterbug Climate Marchers Leave Behind Piles of ...

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 ...

With photos and videos, Pentagon shows effects of Syria strikes

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The Pentagon detailed its overnight military strikes in Syria on Tuesday with a variety of video and still images, saying they were conducted in three waves beginning around 8:30 Eastern Daylight Time. They began with 47 Tomahawk missile cruise strikes in eastern and northern Syria, primarily against facilities ...

Fired UPS worker kills two supervisors, self, in Alabama shooting

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1 of 2.Police vehicles are seen outside a UPS service center following a deadly shooting in Birmingham, Alabama September 23, 2014. BIRMINGHAM Ala. (Reuters) - A recently-fired UPS employee on Tuesday shot dead two supervisors at the company facility where he had worked in Birmingham, Alabama, before turning ...

What Is Khorasan and Why Did the US Just Bomb It?

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On Monday night, a US-led coalition launched air strikes in Syria against members of ISIS, the extremist Islamic group occupying territory in Iraq and Syria. As a "last-minute add-on," NBC reports, the US also targeted a different terrorist group: A little-known outfit called Khorasan. This al-Qaeda affiliate gained ...

Charles Blow on Masculinity, Trayvon Martin, and Reliving Childhood Trauma

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Charles Blow is known to readers of the New York Times as a guy who distills complex news events into tidy concepts and charts. But his unabashedly honest memoir out this week, Fire Shut Up in My Bones, reveals a painful, messy childhood in rural Gibsland, Louisiana, "a ...

Chinese court jails Uighur scholar for life for separatism

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BEIJING (Reuters) - A Chinese court on Tuesday jailed for life the country's most prominent advocate for the rights of Muslim Uighur people, a sentence that rights advocates said sent a clear signal that the government is determined to suppress dissent. Economics professor Ilham Tohti, 44, stood trial ...

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 ...

The Heartwarming Story of Arab Support for Our Bombing Campaign

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2 mentions12 hours ago
Speaking of things to remain skeptical of, the very top of the list certainly has to include the news that our staunch allies Saudi Arabia, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Jordan participated in yesterday's airstrikes in Syria: A U.S. official said that all five Arab countries were ...

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 ...

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 ...

Marshall Islands Speaker Tells U.N. 'We Are Drawing The Line Here' On Climate Change

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Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner, Civil Society Representative from the Marshall Islands, is joined by her husband and child as she receives a standing ovation after her address to the Climate Summit, at United Nations headquarters, Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014. If any country understands the urgency of acting on climate change,

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

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2 mentions18 hours ago
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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2 mentions18 hours ago
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 ...

Syria becomes the 7th predominantly Muslim country bombed by 2009 Nobel Peace Laureate

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The U.S. today began bombing targets inside Syria, in concert with its lovely and inspiring group of five allied regimes: Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, and Jordan. That means that Syria becomes the 7th predominantly Muslim country bombed by the 2009 Nobel Peace Laureate – after ...

'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 ...

Why It Matters That Sunday Political Talk Shows Skipped The Big Climate March

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Demonstrators form a sit-in during a march towards Wall Street from Battery Park to protest for action on climate change and corporate greed, in New York, Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, a day after the huge climate march in the city. For once, there wasn’t a media blackout for ...

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 ...

Gabby Giffords' 'Nasty' Ad Causes GOP Candidate To Embrace Gun Safety Law

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A political campaign ad that led some media outlets to describe Gabby Giffords as a “mean” and “ruthless attack dog” convinced a Republican congressional nominee on Tuesday to support reforms that prohibit convicted stalkers from owning guns. A spokesperson for Republican Martha McSally, who is running for the ...

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” ...

Student walkout at Pomona High School; Arvada, Arvada West, Ralston Valley may also see protests

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"My daughter and her friends at 80th and Wadsworth. Fighting for education. Pomona High School,"Robin Reed Johnson posted on the Denver Channel Facebook page. JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. - Students poured out of Pomona High School in Arvada at 8:30 a.m. and more student protests are expected at other ...

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 ...

Emma Watson Explains Why Feminism Has Nothing to Do With "Man-Hating"

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Speaking at the United Nations headquarters this past weekend, actress Emma Watson delivered a moving speech on the importance of gender equality, explaining why feminism is a crucial issue for everyone, not just the ladies. "The more I've spoken about feminism, the more I have realized that fighting ...

John Oliver And The Great National Pastime Of Mocking Miss America

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Miss New York, Kira Kazantsev, walks the runway after she was named Miss America 2015 during the Miss America 2015 pageant, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, in Atlantic City, N.J. (AP caption) After John Oliver’s investigation into the Miss America Organization’s claim that they “provide $45 million in scholarships ...

Pennsylvania State Senator Comes Out As Gay: 'Get Over It. I Love It. It's A Great Life.'

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A recent anti-gay beating in Philadelphia has prompted Pennsylvania lawmakers to take a new look at passing hate crime laws that include penalties when criminals target individuals’ sexual orientation and gender identity. During a press conference Tuesday advocating for the provisions, outgoing State Sen. Jim Ferlo (D) came ...

Leading Conservative Magazine Blames NFL Scandals On Obama

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Jim Geraghty, a contributor at the National Review, has found a way to blame the NFL scandal on President Obama. In an article for the National Review Online on Monday, Geragthy explained how a series of recent private sector scandals, from domestic abuse in the NFL, to General ...

What College Men Think Of The New Rape Prevention Campaign That's Targeting Them

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One of the specific goals of the White House’s new “It’s On Us” sexual assault prevention campaign, which was rolled out on Friday, is to mobilize men to get involved in the fight against the campus rape crisis. A fact sheet about the new initiative notes that it ...

Amazon Workers Strike In Germany To Protest Unfair Wages

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Thousands of German Amazon workers went on strike Monday, refusing to work Monday until the company pays its workers better, The New York Times reported. About 2,000 employees from four of Amazon’s German distribution centers went on strike after the company refused to negotiate wages with the labor ...

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 ...

President Obama's Plan to Fight Climate Change

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Temperatures from 2001 to 2012 were warmer than any previous decade in every region of the United States. Explore this interactive map from the National Climate Assessment to learn more. Children, the elderly, and the poor are most vulnerable to a range of climate-related health effects, including those ...

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.
 

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