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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

When Jeb Met Jeb: The Tragic True Story of a Governor and a Manatee

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It was the kind of feel-good photo op that campaigns love: A manatee nursed back to health from the brink of death and now set to be released back into the wild. And a GOP gubernatorial candidate seeking to show voters his softer side. As if in some ...

Report: Canada's Government Is Allowing Its Oil Industry To Pollute Rivers And Lakes

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by Samantha Page Posted on March 27, 2015 at 8:00 am Updated: March 26, 2015 at 4:59 pm "Report: Canada’s Government Is Allowing Its Oil Industry To Pollute Rivers And Lakes" Increasing shipments of crude oil from Canada could pose serious risks to Lake Superior, shown here. Canada’s ...

Ellen Pao Verdict (Temporarily) Thrown Out Because Jury Has Math Fail

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This is a breaking news story. We'll be updating this post regularly. Ellen Pao's $16 million lawsuit against her former employer, venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins, has captivated Silicon Valley for the past month. Pao, now the interim CEO of Reddit, sued her former employer on charges of ...

Forget Elizabeth Warren. Another Female Senator Has a Shot to Fill the Senate's New Power Vacuum.

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In the nanoseconds after Democratic Senate leader Harry Reid announced Friday morning that he will give up his leadership post and retire in 2016, liberal groups raced to promote their go-to solution for almost any political problem: Sen. Elizabeth Warren. Much like the movement to draft Warren for ...

Not Yet Dead: Pressure Mounts To Resist Georgia's 'Religious Liberty' Bill

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"Not Yet Dead: Pressure Mounts To Resist Georgia’s ‘Religious Liberty’ Bill" Activists protest Georgia’s “religious freedom” bill at a March 17 rally in Atlanta. Despite initial optimism that Georgia’s discriminatory “Religious Freedom Restoration Act” (RFRA) had been sufficiently halted in committee on Thursday, activists worry that it could ...

Illegal Pot Farms Are Literally Sucking California Salmon Streams Dry

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Northern California pot farmers are using up all of the water that normally supports key populations of the region's federally protected salmon and steelhead trout. That, at least, is the conclusion of a new study, published last week in the journal PLOS One, that examined four California watersheds ...

Harry Reid Announces His Retirement

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Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid announced on Friday he will not be seeking reelection when his term comes to an end next year. He announced his retirement in a YouTube video: My life’s work has been to make Nevada and our nation better. Thank you for giving me ...

Revealed: TSA’s Secret 92-Point Behavior Checklist to Spot Terrorists

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Fidgeting, whistling, sweaty palms. Add one point each. Arrogance, a cold penetrating stare, and rigid posture, two points. These are just a few of the suspicious signs that the Transportation Security Administration directs its officers to look out for — and score — in airport travelers, according to ...

Ted Cruz Is Trying To Gut The Clean Air Act And Repeal All Climate Regulation

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"Ted Cruz Is Trying To Gut The Clean Air Act And Repeal All Climate Regulation" Just a few days before Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) became the first official candidate for president in the 2016 election, he introduced a bill which, if enacted, would repeal all federal climate change ...

Jeremy Piven Wants You To Know That He's Not an Asshole

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Jeremy Piven wants you to know he's boring. Or, rather, he's nothing like Ari Gold, the brash, utterly tactless, yet somehow likable Hollywood agent he portrayed over eight seasons of HBO's Entourage—racking up three Emmys and a Golden Globe for best supporting actor. Piven grew up a long ...

We Could Stop Global Warming With This Fix—But It's Probably a Terrible Idea

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Back in the late 1990s, Ken Caldeira set out to disprove the "ludicrous" idea that we could reverse global warming by filling the sky with chemicals that would partially block the sun. A few years earlier, Mount Pinatubo had erupted in the Philippines, sending tiny sulfate particles—known as ...

Instagram bans photo for showing menstruation

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What violates Instagram’s community guidelines? Periods, apparently. Instagram has an ugly history of policing bodies. Over the last year the social media site has come under fire for banning images of women’s pubic hair — even though, according to Mic, Instagram has tolerated men’s pubic hair. This week,

3 Cops Caught On Tape Brutally Beating Unarmed Michigan Man With No Apparent Provocation

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"3 Cops Caught On Tape Brutally Beating Unarmed Michigan Man With No Apparent Provocation" On January 28, Floyd Dent was arrested in Inkster, Michigan and charged with resisting arrest, assault and possession of cocaine. The charges seemed unusual considering Dent had worked at Ford for 37 years and ...

African Economist Samir Amin on the World Social Forum, Globalization & the Barbarism of Capitalism

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Samir Amin, Egyptian political economist, renowned scholar and dissident. He is director of the Third World Forum in Dakar, Senegal. He has written more than 30 books, including, most recently, Capitalism in the Age of Globalization. As tens of thousands gather for the World Social Forum in Tunis,

Yes There's a Bush and a Clinton, but the 2016 Elections Represent Something Scary and New

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3 mentions2 days ago
Have you ever undertaken some task you felt less than qualified for, but knew that someone needed to do? Consider this piece my version of that, and let me put what I do understand about it in a nutshell: based on developments in our post-9/11 world, we could ...

8 Entities That May Boycott Indiana Over New LGBT Discrimination Law

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"8 Entities That May Boycott Indiana Over New LGBT Discrimination Law" In the wake of Gov. Mike Pence (R-IN) signing a law that essentially allows discrimination against gay and lesbian people in the state, companies are starting to consider pulling their business from the state. Though Pence has ...

This Is How Roads Are Collapsing Forest Ecosystems

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For most, forests are something to be driven by or hiked through briefly. A new study shows just how much humankind has tailored these landscapes to our own devices at the expense of the rest of the natural world. The findings, published this week in the journal Science ...

Eventually, Two Billionaires Will Duke It Out For President Every Four Years

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This is from yesterday, but I really can't pass it up. Matea Gold and Tom Hamburger write in the Washington Post that presidential candidates are no longer much interested in "bundlers" who can raise a paltry million dollars or so for their campaigns. Terry Neese, a successful bundler ...

Middle East War Suddenly Getting a Lot More Warlike

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I'm a little behind on the news right now, but it sure looks like things are getting a whole lot hotter in the Middle East. Here are a few headlines: Tikrit airstrikes draw U.S. into battle between militants and Iraqi forces Obama Says He Will Delay Withdrawal of ...

Community vs. Corporation: From Ohio to Oregon, Citizens Escalating Fight for Home Rule

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3 mentions21 hours ago
Across the country, battles are raging as communities attempt to protect the air, soil and water within their borders and the safety of their residents. These battles are taking the form of debates about whether state regulations can or should erase local home rule. Colorado and Texas are ...

Doctors being too nice leads to their burnout

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Starla Fitch, MD| Physician| March 27, 2015 It came out of nowhere. One of those life lessons that I didn’t know I needed to learn. Until I did. There I was, at a weekend business retreat, hobnobbing with a group of women executives. Feeling only slightly out of ...

3 Times the Old Ted Cruz Contradicted the New Ted Cruz

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Presidential hopeful Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) talks a good game as an uncompromising conservative. But before he vowed to destroy Obamacare only to admit he may use it, before he forsook rock'n'roll—back when he was a private appellate lawyer charging $695 an hour, Cruz forcefully argued positions that ...

Family & Protesters Remember John Collado, Killed By NYPD In 2011

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John Collado, the grandfather and former pro-wrestler who was shot to death by police outside of his Inwood apartment three and a half years ago, would have turned 47 this week. On September 6th, 2011, Collado intervened in a tussle between his friend and another man who turned ...

If We Want Less Racism, We Need More Economic Justice

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The Justice Department’s stunning report on Ferguson, Missouri, has so far resulted in the ouster of the city manager and the resignation of the police chief. If you’ve followed the news, you’ve probably heard some of its twisted tales. In his press conference on the report, departing Attorney ...

The New American Order

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3 mentions21 hours ago
Have you ever undertaken some task you felt less than qualified for, but knew that someone needed to do? Consider this piece my version of that, and let me put what I do understand about it in a nutshell: based on developments in our post-9/11 world, we could ...

Mural Honors Inwood Man Shot and Killed by Police

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INWOOD — Friends and family gathered last week at the site of a new street memorial created to honor an Inwood man shot and killed by police in 2011. John Collado would have celebrated his 47th birthday on March 25. But instead of a party, Collado’s family and ...

Earth Hour: Watch People Across the Globe Switch off Their Lights

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Seven thousand cities in 162 countries across the globe are turning off their lights for Earth Hour this year. Each city will dim their skyline beginning at 8:30 p.m. local time on Saturday. Earth Hour started in 2007 as a World Wildlife Fund event in Australia and has ...

Changing the Menu

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LIVE March 26, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m | Chefs, artists, entrepreneurs and innovators from government and at the White House discuss ways to improve what Americans eat and how they move. Changing the Menu is part of the Post’s signature live event series America Answers, which seeks ...

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Mr. President, Secretary General,Distinguished Members of the Council, Our discussion today – which we welcome and thank you for, Mr President – is a discussion both about tolerance, that breadth of view which acknowledges and embraces the differences between peoples; and its opposite: a maniacal ideology imposing conformity, harsh and cruel. The Preamble of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court begins: "Conscious that all peoples are united by common bonds, their cultures pieced together in a shared heritage, and concerned that this delicate mosaic may be shattered at ...

A $600-Million Fracking Company Just Sued This Tiny Ohio Town For Its Water

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"A $600-Million Fracking Company Just Sued This Tiny Ohio Town For Its Water" The Slope Creek Reservoir in Barnesville, Ohio, provides water for at least two oil and gas companies. A tiny town in eastern Ohio is being sued by an Oklahoma-based oil and gas company that bought ...

Earth Hour 2015

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"Climate Change is a people problem. This is the time to Use #YourPower. Join the global movement to #ChangeClimateChange." UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon voices the United Nations' support for Earth Hour 2015! Visit earthhour.org to Use #YourPower to Change Climate Change today. SubscribeSubscribedUnsubscribe79,702Subscription preferences Loading...Loading... Working...SubscribeSubscribedUnsubscribe79,702Subscription preferences ...

Where does the doctor stop and computer begin?

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James C. Salwitz, MD| Tech| March 26, 2015 Where does doctor stop and computer begin? Who is in charge? Do we care? Are these silly, academic questions from some sci-fi future or is it an onrushing tomorrow? Doctors can no longer keep up with every piece of individual ...

World Social Forum 2015: Another World is Possible

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This week, for the second time in a row, the World Social Forum (WSF) gathered in Tunisia, the birthplace of the Arab spring. During the five-day event, 70,000 delegates from more than 4,000 organisations representing 120 countries discussed a wide range of issues and topics including, climate justice,

Earth Hour

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Organized by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), Earth Hour encourages individuals, companies, organizations and Governments throughout the world to switch off their lights for one hour at 8:30 p.m., local time worldwide on 29 March. The event also recognizes that everyone’s involvement is needed in order ...

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

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Hannah Gioris has an excellent piece about why women of color don’t report their sexual assaults to a racist criminal justice system — and shouldn’t have to. Aisha Moodie-Mills is becoming the first woman and first person of color to lead the major LGBT organization The Victory Fund.

Black America Is Still In A Deep Recession

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Three-year-old Jaynell Bender waits as her unemployed parents use computers search for jobs The economy has experienced 12 straight months of job growth above 200,000 and the overall unemployment rate has dropped 5.5 percent. But the recovery isn’t such great news for black Americans. The unemployment rate for ...

America's War on Drugs in Mexico Is Depressingly Similar to the Global War on Terror

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They behead people by the hundreds. They heap headless, handless bodies along roadsides as warnings to those who would resist their power. They have penetrated the local, state, and national governments and control entire sections of the country. They provide employment and services to an impoverished public, which ...

Why Women Lawmakers Are Talking About Their Rapes And Abortions On The Floor

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"Why Women Lawmakers Are Talking About Their Rapes And Abortions On The Floor" Ohio State Rep. Teresa Fedor (D), the latest elected official to disclose her personal health history This week, Ohio State Rep. Teresa Fedor (D) stood up during a legislative debate about a proposed abortion ban ...

Giving a face to Sudan's refugee crisis

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(CNN)As a well-traveled photographer, Pieter ten Hoopen is no stranger to refugee camps. But he never experienced any like the Mayo camp, which is outside the Sudanese capital of Khartoum. Ten Hoopen was at the camp to photograph a new medical clinic for Emergency, a humanitarian group ...

Yemen is a defining moment for King Salman

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27 Mar 2015 08:20 GMT | War & Conflict, Politics, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Iran Michael Stephens is head of the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) in Qatar. Saudi Arabia's decision to lead a 10-country coalition of Arab states into military action in Yemen is a defining moment for ...

Great Barrier Reef protection zones help boost fish stocks 'to pre-European times'

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Long-term study in the reef’s marine park finds an 80% difference in the biomass of coral trout between areas where fishing is allowed and no-go zonesThursday 26 March 2015 23.45 EDTLast modified on Thursday 26 March 2015 23.48 EDTThe expansion of no-fishing zones across the Great Barrier Reef ...

The Supreme Court Is About To Decide If Coal Plants Can Keep Emitting Unlimited Mercury

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"The Supreme Court Is About To Decide If Coal Plants Can Keep Emitting Unlimited Mercury" Piles of coal are shown at NRG Energy’s W.A. Parish Electric Generating Station Wednesday, March 16, 2011, in Thompsons, Texas. The plant, which operates natural gas and coal-fired units, is one of the ...

ChronicBabe 101: Craft an Incredible Life Despite Illness by Jenni Prokopy

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Comprehensive guidebook for women who want to craft incredible lives in spite of illness, created by a fellow sick chick.Read moreThis project will only be funded if at least $13,500 is pledged by Fri, Mar 27 2015 11:32 am EDT. Comprehensive guidebook for women who want to craft ...

Why the U.S. is fighting against Iran in Yemen and beside it in Iraq

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Just to set the scene: In Iraq on Wednesday, U.S. warplanes began providing air cover to Iranian-backed militias in Tikrit, in a joint effort against the Islamic State of Iraq and greater Syria (ISIS) coordinated through the Iraqi government. On the same day, 1,200 miles to the south ...

Supreme Court sides with pregnant workers in discrimination case

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As you’ll recall, the Supreme Court has been hearing the pregnancy discrimination suit brought by Peggy Young. Yesterday, in a 6-3 decision, the court ruled in favor of the former UPS employee who was forced to take unpaid leave when she became pregnant.Young was tasked with lifting boxes ...

8 Things You Can Do to Help Get Money Out of Politics

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In the wake of our most expensive midterm elections ever, decided with the lowest turnout in over 70 years, it’s no wonder that a majority of Americans are fed up with the way big money is distorting our politics. In the battle for the Senate, 42 extremely wealthy ...
 

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