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Europe Wants To Make Its Memory Hole Global

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Europe’s privacy regulators want the right to be forgotten to go global. In a new set of guidelines agreed Wednesday in Brussels, the body representing the EU’s 28 national privacy regulators said that search engines should apply the bloc’s new right to be forgotten to all of their ...

How To Talk To Your Climate Denier Uncle This Thanksgiving

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Obstreperous, argumentative, conservative relatives are often expected to be uncles, but climate denial can peep out of aunts, grandparents, children, or spouses. Everyone likes to talk about the weather. It affects all of us, it’s always happening, and it’s uncontroversial — not like third rails of polite company ...

This God-Loving Public Safety Officer Wants Obama Shot

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Last week, President Barack Obama took executive action to protect 5 million undocumented immigrants from immediate deportation, leading to a predictable tide of right-wing outrage. Critics denounced Obama as an emperor, an autocrat, a felon, and a potential instigator of ethnic cleansing. But a public safety officer—yes, a ...

Justice Scalia Explains What Was Wrong With The Ferguson Grand Jury

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On Monday, Prosecutor Bob McCulloch announced that a grand jury had decided not to indict Darren Wilson, the officer who killed Michael Brown. But that decision was the result of a process that turned the purpose of a grand jury on its head. Justice Antonin Scalia, in the ...

We Fact Checked Aaron Sorkin's Climate Science on "The Newsroom"

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I watch too much TV drama, so I can say this with a degree of certainty: It's rare that climate change comes up. (Television news programs also contain "tepid" coverage, in general, according to watchdog group Media Matters). That's why it was so weird/exciting for this climate reporter ...

Obama Has Really Gotten Inside the GOP's Head

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Jeremy Peters writes in the New York Times today that the tea party has morphed from an enraged bunch of economic populists to an enraged bunch of anti-immigration zealots. And by cracky, they want Republicans to crush the tyrant Obama for his immigration insolence and they want them ...

What If Your Boss Suddenly Told You to Come to Work on Thanksgiving?

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Michelle Flores thought she had everything worked out for Thanksgiving. The 20-year-old San Francisco State junior was planning to join friends this Thursday to make pineapple-crusted ham, a family favorite. But last Friday, the Safeway where Flores works as a part-time cashier informed her that she'd be expected ...

Can Ron Paul and Conservative Evangelicals Save a Texas Death-Row Inmate?

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When Scott Panetti represented himself in a Texas capital murder case in 1995, wearing a purple cowboy suit and calling himself "Sarge," he called as a witness a veterinarian who once lived across the street from him. Panetti questioned the vet about the time he euthanized Little Blue,

It’s Incredibly Rare For A Grand Jury To Do What Ferguson’s Just Did

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Demonstrators march through the streets on Sunday in St. Louis, Missouri, protesting the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown. A St. Louis County grand jury on Monday decided not to indict Ferguson, Missouri, police Officer Darren Wilson in the August killing of teenager Michael Brown. The decision wasn’t ...

Congress Poised To Eliminate Key Tax Breaks For Middle Class, Provide Permanent Tax Breaks For Corporations

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"Congress Poised To Eliminate Key Tax Breaks For Middle Class, Provide Permanent Tax Breaks For Corporations" Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) has reached a compromise with House Republicans on a package of tax breaks that would permanently extend relief for big multinational corporations without providing breaks for ...

GOP Takes Revenge Over Immigration Order in Tax Bill. Obama Tells Them to Pound Sand.

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Imagine somebody asked you to imagine the worst possible deal on taxes. It'd probably have the following qualities: Unfortunately, you don’t have to conjure up such a package. Congressional Republicans already have. And for some unfathomable reason, Senate Democrats including Harry Reid seem inclined to go along—although the ...

Another Side Effect of Climate Change and El Niño Events? Shorter Kids.

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The weather pattern known as El Niño could be stunting kids' growth—even years after the extreme storms abate, a new study finds. Researchers at Johns Hopkins' Bloomberg School of Public Health, led by assistant professor of medicine and international health William Checkley, say they have conducted the first ...

16 Interesting Photos From the Ferguson Grand Jury Files

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After St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch announced Monday that Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson would not be indicted for killing Michael Brown, the county released a collection of documents from the grand jury proceedings. Among them were hundreds of photos from the investigation, depicting everything from the ...

Ferguson Cop Darren Wilson Is Just the Latest to Go Unprosecuted for a Fatal Shooting

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After weeks of rising tension in Ferguson and the broader St. Louis region, the St. Louis County grand jury reviewing the death of Michael Brown has decided not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, who shot and killed Brown on August 9. Reported leaks during the grand ...

Dropping Oil Prices And Sanctions Are Hurting Russia To The Tune Of $140 Billion

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Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin takes part in the opening ceremony for the Russian section of the Russia-China oil pipeline in Russia’s Far Eastern region of Amur, Sunday, Aug. 29, 2010. Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said that Russia could expect to lose between $90 and $100 billion ...

A Nuclear Deal With Iran Probably Won't Happen

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Over at Foreign Affairs, Aaron David Miller and Jason Brodsky run through four reasons that we failed to reach a nuclear deal with Iran by this weekend's deadline. This is the key one: An internal IAEA document that was prepared in 2009 detailed an April 1984 high-level meeting ...

Canadian Author Donates Prize Money To Fight Tar Sands Pipeline, Inspires Outpouring Of Cash

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The North American anti-pipeline movement just received a significant injection of financial and psychological energy, and it started with a book award. On Sunday, 24-year-old Quebecois activist and author Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois donated a CA$25,000, or just over $22,000, literary prize to an anti-pipeline citizen’s group. The group is ...

6 Revelations from the Michael Brown Grand Jury Documents

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After Monday's announcement that a grand jury would not indict Officer Darren Wilson in the killing of Michael Brown, St. Louis County prosecutor Robert McCulloch released the hundreds of pages of evidence that the grand jury considered. Following are six excerpts from the documents: The St. Louis County ...

Here Is Everything That's Wrong With Chuck Schumer's Obamacare Comments

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Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) made waves during his speech at the National Press Club in Washington DC this week, when he expressed that passing health care reform had been the wrong move for Democrats because it did not help middle-class Americans. The remarks come as a surprise not ...

Salsafying Cranberry Sauce

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Cranberry salsa—that's salsa, not sauce—has been my Thanksgiving dinner contribution of the last few years. I gave up on the traditional stuff long ago, after too many Thanksgivings where the cranberry offering slides out of a can and plops into a bowl, maintaining its floppy cylindrical shape until ...

BREAKING: Justice Ginsburg Has Heart Surgery

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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the Supreme Court’s oldest member and its senior-most liberal, “underwent a coronary catheterization procedure” on Wednesday morning “to place a stent in her right coronary artery,” according to a press release from the Supreme Court. The release explains that a coronary blockage was discovered ...

Envelope-Pushing Pakistani Bollywood Star Gets 26 Years For Blasphemy

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A Pakistani court sentenced Bollywood star Veena Malik and her media mogul husband to 26 years in prison for blasphemy. The court found their TV mock-wedding blasphemous because it was set to a devotional song about the wedding of the Prophet Mohammad’s daughter. “The malicious acts of the ...

In The Eyes Of Their Killers, Trayvon Martin And Mike Brown Were The Same Person

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Following the explosive announcement of the non-indictment of Officer Darren Wilson, documents released to the public reveal for the first time a first-hand account of the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown. Wilson, who shot the unarmed Brown a total of 12 times, told a grand jury that the ...

A night of heavy hearts: Reflections on the Darren Wilson grand jury verdict

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Feministing is a labor of love and all our staff has other full-time jobs to support their work on the site. Your donation is much appreciated, and much needed. Miracle on 34th Street: Demonstrators march up New York’s Seventh Avenue in response to Monday night’s grand jury decision.

Millennials' Nonchalance About HIV Has Made The Virus A 'Silent Killer'

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In this May 10, 2012 file photo, Dr. Lisa Sterman holds up a Truvada pill, an HIV treatment pill used to prevent infection in people at high risk of getting the AIDS virus, at her office in San Francisco. NBA Hall of Famer Earvin “Magic” Johnson has inspired ...

Is Obama Trolling Republicans Over Immigration?

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Jonah Goldberg is unhappy with President Obama's immigration order, but he's not steaming mad about it. And I think this allows him to see some things a little more clearly than his fellow conservatives: ....As Robert Litan of the Brookings Institution notes, Obama "could've done all this quietly,

City Passes Historic Retail Workers Bill Of Rights

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On Tuesday evening, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously passed the Retail Workers Bill of Rights, the country’s first-ever legislation aimed at improving life for retail employees. The new rules will require retail chains that have 11 or more locations across the country and employ 20 or ...

What You Need To Know To Win An Immigration Argument With Your Right-Wing Uncle This Thanksgiving

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It’s 4 p.m. this Thursday and you’re back home for the holiday. The smell of pumpkin, turkey, and butter permeate the air, guaranteeing that you’ll be wearing the regret of Thanksgiving leftovers in your arteries for days to come. Your relatives will be arriving in two hours and ...

Europe

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Text byBenjamin DODMANFollow bendodman on twitter France’s far-right National Front (FN) said Sunday it had borrowed the money from Moscow-based First Czech Russian Bank (FRCB), confirming a report by the investigative news website Mediapart. The party treasurer Wallerand de Saint-Just told France Info radio a deal was signed ...

This Is What Darren Wislon Told the Grand Jury About Shooting Michael Brown

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Here is Darren Wilson's testimony before the St. Louis County grand jury (h/t St. Louis Public Radio), starting on page 195. (His account of his encounter with Michael Brown begins on page 206.) Follow our coverage on what's happening in Ferguson here. Jaeah Lee is the associate interactive ...

Chart: How Black Friday Invaded Thanksgiving

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Remember the holiday formerly known as Thanksgiving? It had a pretty good run for about 390 years—until around 2011, when it began to be replaced with a shopping extravaganza. In the past few years, the traditional dividing line between Thanksgiving and Black Friday, the official start of the ...

The 5 Biggest Clean Energy Turkeys of 2014

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Since BuzzFeed has already captured the market for the dumbest things ever said on Facebook, Twitter and the rest of the internet, we'll stick to what we know: energy. We're a little bit more highbrow here, so we're certainly not calling the people on our 2014 turkey list ...

BryanHayes on USTREAM: I'm doing this on my own dime to bring any and all protest, actions, demos, etc streamed. Please help donate for my data plan (and o...

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Maryland Governor Is Officially Ready To Allow Fracking In The State

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Maryland’s outgoing Democratic Gov. Martin O’Malley announced on Tuesday that he will soon release proposed regulations for fracking — regulations that when finalized will officially allow natural gas drilling in the western part of the state. The historically environmentally-friendly governor said the regulations when issued would be strict,

Car plows through protesters during Ferguson rally in south Minneapolis

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A vehicle reportedly plowed through a group of demonstrators in Minneapolis on Tuesday afternoon during a march and rally in the wake of a Missouri grand jury decision not to indict a white police officer for fatally shooting a black teenager. A solidarity rally and march for Michael ...

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More troops deployed in Ferguson to guard against fresh riots

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1 of 27.Michael Brown Sr. holds his wife Cal Brown during a news conference with civil rights activist Rev. Al Sharpton in Ferguson, November 25, 2014. FERGUSON, Mo. (Reuters) - Missouri's governor ordered hundreds more National Guard troops on Tuesday to the St. Louis suburb rocked by rioting ...

Here’s the Data That Shows Cops Kill Black People at a Higher Rate Than White People

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Since a police officer shot and killed Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, one month ago, reporters and researchers have scrambled to find detailed data on how often cops wound or kill civilians. What they've uncovered has been frustratingly incomplete: Perhaps not surprisingly, law enforcement agencies don't keep very ...

Media Goes Wild Over Hagel Firing But Not Obama's Secret Afghanistan Reversal

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There's little the Washington-centric political-media universe loves more than the story of a fallen star. The defenestration of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has reporters and pundits in a schadenfreude-driven tizzy. Was he fired? Was he in over his head? OMG, look at how the White House is dumping ...

Obama’s climate change envoy: fossil fuels will have to stay in the ground

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The world’s fossil fuels will “obviously” have to stay in the ground in order to solve global warming, Barack Obama’s climate change envoy said on Monday. In the clearest sign to date the administration sees no long-range future for fossil fuel, the state department climate change envoy, Todd ...

Texas May Soon Be Forced To Clean Up Air At Iconic National Parks

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On Thursday the Environmental Protection Agency proposed a plan to reduce sulfur dioxide emissions that impede views, disturb health, and disrupt experiences at renowned national parks in Texas and Oklahoma. The requirements of the Clean Air Act are not being met at these federal lands, which include Big ...

BREAKING: Ferguson Cop Darren Wilson Will Not Be Charged for Killing Michael Brown, Grand Jury Decides

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The grand jury reviewing Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson's case in St. Louis County announced on Monday night that Wilson will not be charged in the shooting death of Michael Brown. The decision came more than three months after Wilson shot and killed Brown, the unarmed black teenager ...

Republican Senator: GOP Needs To Develop Real Position On Climate Policy

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A leading Republican in the U.S. Senate is calling out his colleagues on the right for not having a concrete position on climate and the environment, and warning them of the consequences if they don’t develop one before the 2016 Presidential election. “I think there will be a ...

Federal Judge Overturns Arkansas' Ban On Same-Sex Marriage

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Wednesday evening, a federal judge declared that Arkansas’ ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional and ordered the state to stop enforcing it. The decision came with a stay, meaning that same-sex couples cannot begin marrying begin until the deadline to appeal, and only if no appeal is filed.

Marion Barry's Unstoppable Appeal

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Even Global Warming Can't Convince Republicans That Global Warming Exists

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Scientists and science journalists like to say that one of the best ways to tell that climate change is real is to take a look at the changes we can already see: This year is on track to be the hottest ever recorded, and glaciers, corn, and even ...

The New Clean Tech Boom Is Real, And It Will Let You Control The Temperature In Your Cubicle

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SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA — On a typically grey and fogged in morning in the Bay Area, a group of entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and assorted wonks from the world over gather together in what once served as the administration center for the 1939 World’s Fair. They are here for ...

Rwanda’s disappearing dissidents

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Emile Gafirita said he had evidence that Paul Kagame ordered the shooting down of the Rwandan presidential plane 20 years ago. And then he disappeared. NAIROBI, Kenya — The last time anyone saw Emile Gafirita was late on Nov. 13, when he left a restaurant in the Nairobi ...

World Bank: Without Action, The Planet Will See 4°C Warming By The Time Teenagers Turn 80

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A new report from the World Bank has determined that warming of around 1.5°C (around 2.7° Fahrenheit) by mid-century is already locked into the atmosphere but that further warming beyond 2°C — and some of the worst projected impacts — is avoidable with immediate action. The report also ...

Wall Street is Taking Over America's Pension Plans

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Coverage of the midterm elections has, understandably, focused on the shift in political power from Democrats toward Republicans. But behind the scenes, another major story has been playing out. Wall Street spent upwards of $300M to influence the election results. And a key part of its agenda has ...
 

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