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Obama Just Burned GOP Climate Deniers In "Anger Translator" Rant

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Towards the end of his annual speech to the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner in the nation's capital Saturday night, President Obama got "angry." Aided by Luther, his "anger translator" ...

Oil And Gas Drilling In North America Has Taken Over More Than 7 Million Acres Of Land

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"Oil And Gas Drilling In North America Has Taken Over More Than 7 Million Acres Of Land" This June 12, 2014, aerial photo shows four oil wells in various stages ...

Native American Actors Walk Off Set of New Adam Sandler Movie Over Racist Jokes

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7 mentions21 hours ago
About a dozen Native American actors quit the set of a new Adam Sandler film, produced by Netflix, to protest the script's portrayal of Apache culture and what the actors ...

Nepal: Worst earthquake in over 80 years leaves at least 1000 dead

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A powerful 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal on 25 April, with the epicenter in Lamjung District (north-west) of Kathmandu. At present the death toll stands at over 1,000 dead but ...

Weekly Address: Fighting for Trade Deals that Put American Workers First

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In this week’s address, the President lays out why new, high-standards trade agreements are important for our economy, our businesses, our workers, and our values. Weekly Address: Fighting for Trade ...

Earthquakes Linked To Fracking Activity Are On The Rise, U.S. Government Says

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"Earthquakes Linked To Fracking Activity Are On The Rise, U.S. Government Says" Research has identified 17 areas in the central and eastern United States with increased rates of induced seismicity.

Friday Cat Blogging - April 24 2015

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While Kevin is undergoing treatment, we've invited lots of exciting guest writers to stop by in his honor. But there's no reason the hospitality can't extend to another species, is ...

Hillary Wants A Piece of the Elizabeth Warren Love Fest

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Hillary Clinton desperately wants liberals to redirect their adoration of Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) toward her presidential campaign. Since the official launch of her 2016 run earlier this month, Clinton ...

Bakery Will Have To Pay Same-Sex Couple It Turned Away

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5 mentions16 hours ago
A bakery that turned away a lesbian couple looking to buy a cake for their wedding will have to pay them an award of possibly $135,000 for emotional damages, a ...

The Senate's Top Climate Denier Is Using Climate Change To Argue For More Nuclear Power

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"The Senate’s Top Climate Denier Is Using Climate Change To Argue For More Nuclear Power" Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK), shown here, is an outspoken denier of climate science and chairman ...

China Could Get 85 Percent Of Its Electricity From Renewables By 2050, Report Finds

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"China Could Get 85 Percent Of Its Electricity From Renewables By 2050, Report Finds" The world’s largest consumer of coal could undergo a dramatic transformation in its energy profile in ...

Bonus Friday Cat Blogging - 24 April 2014

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In the top photo, Hopper is scrooched under Karen's display case just to show she can do it. But something has caught her attention. It turned out to be Hilbert,

888,000 square miles of forest disappeared in the last decade

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Watch the World's Forests Disappear on Google Earth Deforestation is a tricky problem to nail down. We know forests are shrinking, but knowing exactly where and by how much often ...

If You Read One Post About Labor Force Participation This Decade, Let It Be This One

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3 mentions2 days ago
While Kevin Drum is focused on getting better, we've invited some of the remarkable writers and thinkers who have traded links and ideas with him from Blogosphere 1.0 through today ...

Earthquake in Nepal Kills Hundreds and Levels Buildings

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NEW DELHI — An earthquake with an estimated magnitude of 7.9 shook Nepal on Saturday near its capital, Katmandu. People in the capital described scenes of panic and collapsed buildings,

Baltimore Police Admit They Made Deadly Mistakes In Freddie Gray's Arrest

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5 mentions19 hours ago
"Baltimore Police Admit They Made Deadly Mistakes In Freddie Gray’s Arrest" Protestors stand outside the Edward A. Garmatz United States District Courthouse during a march for Freddie Gray, Thursday, April ...

Earthquake survivors in Nepal urgently need help. Make an emergency donation now.

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The Card security code on your credit card or debit card is a 3 digit number on VISA and MasterCard branded credit and debit cards located on the signature strip ...

There’s a Reason Gay Marriage Is Winning, While Abortion Rights Are Losing

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Why are reproductive rights losing while gay rights are winning? Indiana’s attempt to enshrine opposition to gay marriage under the guise of religious freedom provoked an immediate nationwide backlash. Meanwhile,

The Feds Say One Schmuck Trading From His Parents' House Caused a Market Crash. Here's the Problem.

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On Tuesday, the Justice Department and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, a key Wall Street regulator, blasted out press releases declaring a great victory in their war on illegal manipulation ...

North Carolina Tells Residents Near Coal Ash Dumps Not To Drink Their Water

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"North Carolina Tells Residents Near Coal Ash Dumps Not To Drink Their Water" In this April 25, 2014 photo, Bryant Gobble, left, hugs his wife, Sherry Gobble, right, as they ...

Bitcoin's Problem With Women

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5 mentions2 days ago
While Kevin Drum is focused on getting better, we've invited some of the remarkable writers and thinkers who have traded links and ideas with him from Blogosphere 1.0 through today ...

Tragedy Strikes Again on the Mediterranean

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4 mentions15 hours ago
We’re on the edge of Europe. Beyond the sheer cliffs in front of us, the azure blue Mediterranean stretches out as far as the eye can see. Just yesterday, three ...

The American Teen Whose Death-by-Drone Obama Won't Explain

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On Thursday, President Barack Obama appeared in the White House press room to reveal that a US strike in January on an Al Qaeda compound had killed two hostages held ...

It's Not the 1% Controlling Politics. It's the 0.01 Percent.

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16 mentions3 days ago
Even before presidential candidates started lining up billionaires to kickstart their campaigns, it was clear that the 2016 election could be the biggest big-money election yet. This chart from the ...

The Malaria Medics

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Hundreds of refugees from the Central African Republic gather under a mango tree in Gbadakila village in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, a few kilometres from the border. They ...

President Obama & Bill Nye Talk Earth Day in the Everglades

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As you know, President Obama celebrated Earth Day this week by visiting the Florida Everglades where he spoke about the threat that climate change poses to our economy and to ...

Living In His Own Reality, Cruz Files Constitutional Amendment To Ban Same-Sex Marriage

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"Living In His Own Reality, Cruz Files Constitutional Amendment To Ban Same-Sex Marriage" As the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to hear arguments in a case that could overturn state laws ...

New Kinloch mayor blocked by police from entering city hall

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KINLOCH, MO (KTVI) – Our Fox 2 cameras were the only ones there as the newly-elected Kinloch mayor was greeted by police for her first day on the job. Betty ...

Tales From City of Hope #5: My Stem Cells Have Come Home to Papa

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It is 9:49 am PDT on April 24, and my stem cell transfusion is complete. It took less than 20 minutes. Now the stem cells just have to graft and ...

When Women Code

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A Q&A with the director of the documentary CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap, which looks at the cultural reasons behind the male-dominated world of software engineering Code builds things: websites,

California Lawmakers Want To Ban Cities From Fining Residents Who Don't Water Their Lawns

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"California Lawmakers Want To Ban Cities From Fining Residents Who Don’t Water Their Lawns" Water runs off from a sprinkler in a neighborhood in the Hollywood Hills area of Los ...

Who's Tired Of Politics?

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2 mentions3 days ago
Yesterday lifelong political junkie George Packer reluctantly confessed something: "It might not be wise for a sometime political journalist to admit this, but the 2016 campaign doesn’t seem like fun ...

College for the Masses

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2 mentions2 days ago
Growing up in Miami in the 1990s, Carlos Escanilla was a lot more interested in hanging out with friends and playing music than in school. The son of immigrants from ...

In line with strategy to mature into an emerging economy, Nepal joins the Better Than Cash Alliance

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Government aims for economic growth and women’s empowerment through digital payments initiative NEW YORK and KATHMANDU, Nepal, April 14, 2015- As part of its national vision to graduate from its ...

Obama Just Called Out Florida's Climate Deniers in Their Own Backyard

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President Barack Obama just marked Earth Day with a speech on climate change, given from a podium in Florida's Everglades National Park. The choice of venue was appropriate from an ...

The Progress report is coming!

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Chock-full of solid in-depth analysis and data, UN Women’s flagship report “Progress of the World’s Women 2015-2016: Transforming Economies, Realizing Rights” will be launched on 27 April in seven cities ...

Drogba Vs. Malaria

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rollbackmalaria.org | #defeatmalariaTwo days ahead of the FIFA World Cup in Brazil, football star and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Goodwill Ambassador Didier Drogba launches an animated video that tells ...

Republican Candidates Go To Vegas To Audition For Single Largest Campaign Donor In U.S. History

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"Republican Candidates Go To Vegas To Audition For Single Largest Campaign Donor In U.S. History" Sheldon Adelson listens as New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks during the Republican Jewish Coalition,

New Cyber Bill Falls Short Because Congress Doesn't Understand The Internet

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"New Cyber Bill Falls Short Because Congress Doesn’t Understand The Internet" It’s taken several years, billions of dollars in breaches, and one large-scale hack that rocked the entertainment industry, but ...

Bertrand Olotara: the US Senate cook struggling to get off food stamps

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The single father of five children works two jobs, including in the cafeteria of the US Senate, but still must rely on food stamps. Now he’s striking for a living ...

Bruce Jenner, After Coming Out As Transgender, Says He's A Conservative

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2 mentions19 hours ago
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Headlines for April 21, 2015

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5 mentions20 hours ago
Javascript is required to watch video inline on this page. You can choose another option on the listen/watch page if you prefer. The United Nations has estimated up to ...

7.9 magnitude earthquake rattles Nepal near Katmandu

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(CNN)A massive 7.9 magnitude earthquake has struck Nepal less than 50 miles from the capital, Kathmandu, the U.S. Geological Survey said Saturday. Witnesses said people were killed and injured,

aha! Aha! AHA! How 3 Insightful Moments Changed Safeena Husain's Life

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Safeena Husain says: "I educate girls." Her efforts have brought 80,000 Indian girls into school; last week she received a Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship (above).Courtesy of Skoll Foundation/Gabriel Diamondhide ...

Words for cutting: Why we need to stop abusing “the tone argument”

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Spend enough time in activist circles and you’ll likely hear about the “tone argument” in short order, as well as some variation on the sarcastic meme “intent is fucking magic!” ...

EPA's Proposed Carbon Rule Would Create Hundreds Of Thousands Of Jobs, Report Says

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"EPA’s Proposed Carbon Rule Would Create Hundreds Of Thousands Of Jobs, Report Says" The solar industry is one sector where the Clean Power Plan could boost jobs. The Environmental Protection ...

Obamacare creates choice. That’s why people like it.

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Updated by Sarah Kliffon April 24, 2015, 8:10 a.m. ET@sarahkliff Obamacare enrollees are more satisfied with their health insurance plans than those who get coverage outside the health law's marketplaces,

Exxon Will Pay $5 Million To End Lawsuit Over 143,000-Gallon Mayflower Oil Spill

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"Exxon Will Pay $5 Million To End Lawsuit Over 143,000-Gallon Mayflower Oil Spill" Oil accumulates in a creek in Mayflower, Arkansas, after an ExxonMobil pipeline rupture. ExxonMobil has agreed to ...

Salesforce CEO Takes Radical Step To Pay Men And Women Equally

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Equal pay for equal work isn’t typically a mantra you hear from the chief executive of a multibillion-dollar company. Yet Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff is taking the radical step of ...

Scott Walker Celebrates Earth Day by Firing 57 Environmental Agency Employees

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34 mentions3 days ago
Happy Earth Day! Today is a day we can all band together and share our love for this beautiful planet—or at least drown our sorrows about climate change with nerdy ...
 

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