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Al Gore: The Clean Energy Revolution Is ‘A Dramatic New Reality’

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Al Gore believes we are in a turning point in the fight against climate change. The latest version of his “Inconvenient Truth” slideshow, which helped win him a Nobel Peace ...

Colorado Senator Says Candidates Who Oppose Fossil Fuels ‘Unfit’ For Office

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At the Colorado Oil and Gas Association meeting held in Denver last week, Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO) — who has publicly supported Donald Trump for president — argued that some positions are so irresponsible ...

Coffee Production May Drop 50 Percent Thanks To Climate Change

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Coffee production worldwide could decline by as much as 50 percent in the next three decades thanks to climate change, according to a new report. Published late last week, the ...

More cuts are coming to the private prison where our reporter worked as a guard

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The Justice Department plans to stop contracting with private companies to run federal prisons, but states are still free to privatize their penal systems. Louisiana has just renewed its contracts ...

Menstrual syncing is baloney

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Simon Oxenham busts a myth today: Another popular theory is that when women live together, their menstrual cycles align. The idea has become a popular example of how pheromones can ...

Donald Trump is a consistent, brazen, serial liar

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Today Ron Fournier bids farewell to Washington with a column declaring Donald Trump unfit for the Oval Office: There's Simply No Equivalence Hillary Clinton has her problems, but Donald Trump ...

Hackers stole voter registration data in at least two states

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The FBI believes hackers tried to get data from the State Board of Elections in at least two states in July and August, according to a notice sent to elections ...

Yep, Anthony Weiner is at it again.

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Anthony Weiner appears to have deleted his Twitter account amid new allegations that the former New York congressman has been sending lewd messages to an unknown woman over the past ...

FBI is investigating foreign hacks of state election systems

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The FBI is investigating a series of suspected foreign hacks of state election computer systems and websites, and has warned states to be on the alert for potential intrusions. The ...

Watch the awful TV show Trump wanted to make about himself

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Until the election, we're bringing you "The Trump Files," a daily dose of telling episodes, strange-but-true stories, or curious scenes from the life of GOP nominee Donald Trump. Before his ...

There's a big problem with one of the Hillary Clinton campaign's favorite stories

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As president, Bill Clinton didn't have many political enemies more dogged than Tom DeLay. The Texas Republican, who served as the House majority whip and was known as "the Hammer," ...

Colin Kaepernick Is Righter Than You Know: The National Anthem Is a Celebration of Slavery

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Before a preseason game on Friday, San Francisco 49er quarterback Colin Kaepernick refused to stand for the playing of the Star Spangled Banner. When he explained why, he only spoke ...

What Is It Like to Be an Abortion Provider in an Anti-Choice State?

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Leah Torres wakes up early in a modest townhome between the two looming mountain ranges that border Salt Lake City. She makes coffee with the precision you’d expect of a ...

Yet another blockbuster story about Hillary and the Clinton Foundation turns out to be nothing

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When I picked up my copy of the LA Times this morning, I was greeted by the headline on the right. It's about someone you may have heard of: Gilbert ...

Stop Pretending Anthony Weiner Is A Clinton Campaign Story

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There is no doubt that Anthony Weiner, a former congressman and candidate for mayor of New York City, is a public figure. He’s courted attention even after resigning from Congress ...

U.S. immigration agency to review private prison deals; shares slide

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WASHINGTON Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson announced on Monday that he directed his advisory council to evaluate whether the agency should continue to contract with private prisons, news ...

Trump Campaign CEO Was Accused Of Firing Employee For Having A Baby

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More than a decade ago, a female employee claimed that Stephen Bannon, now serving as Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s campaign CEO, disparaged her pregnancy, ignored her maternity leave, and ...

The 10,000th Syrian Refugee Is Set To Arrive In The U.S. This Week

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The 10,000th Syrian refugee is set to arrive in the U.S. on Monday, fulfilling a goal set by the Obama administration one year ago. The U.S. Ambassador to Jordan, Alice ...

This former killer whale trainer is taking on SeaWorld

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SeaWorld has been a lightning rod for controversy in recent years, and no one knows that better than John Hargrove. On this week's episode of the Inquiring Minds podcast, Hargrove—a ...

Health update

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I've had some lab work and a couple of doctor visits this week. Everything is fine aside from my M-protein level, which you will recall is a marker that's a ...

On this Katrina anniversary, there are others who need help: Editorial

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A year ago, on the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and the levee breaches, people around New Orleans were able to exhale. We had reached a milestone in our recovery.

Japanese vision team brings Azeri lives into focus

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But when she lost her glasses four years ago, the displaced Azeri grandmother’s world was reduced to a blur in which she could neither read nor even see faces close-up.

David Duke Robocall Urges Voters To Vote For Him And Donald Trump

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A robocall from white nationalist and former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke urges voters to vote for him for U.S. Senate in Louisiana and for Donald Trump for president.

Women grapple with harsh weather

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…but they can also help mitigate effects of climate change in AfricaFrom Africa Renewal: August - November 2016The visible impacts of climate change in Africa — deforestation, flooding, drought, soil ...

The US Defense Industry and the ‘Weaponization’ of American Foreign Policy

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When you hear self-appointed experts on Russia banging on about how Russia is busy “weaponizing” everything from information to PhotoShop to Wikileaks to refugees to robotic cockroaches and Jedi mind ...

Endemic infectious diseases: the next 15 years

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I have recently returned from the International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa. It was, as many have noted, a landmark event: a chance to celebrate the remarkable success of ...

Close The Clinton Foundation

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As much as we hate our elected officials, we also seem strangely reluctant to ask very much of them, lest someone some day ask something extraordinary of us. We need ...

AP Editor Admits Tweet On Clinton Foundation Was ‘Sloppy’ And Wrong, Still Won’t Delete It

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After years of investigation, Freedom of Information Act requests and lawsuits, the Associated Press obtained two years of Hillary Clinton’s schedules from her tenure as Secretary of State. It culminated ...

What a Black Lives Matter economic agenda looks like

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Amid all the news and noise that Trump's black voter appeal created, an umbrella operation known as the Movement for Black Lives released an economic plan. Think of the Movement ...

Gender gap costs sub-Sahara Africa $US95 billion a year: New UNDP report

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If development is not engendered, it is endangered Nairobi, Kenya – Gender inequality is costing sub-Saharan Africa on average $US95 billion a year, peaking at US$105 billion in 2014– or ...

China needs to urgently transform its economy: cabinet think-tank

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BEIJING China urgently needs to transform its economy by implementing supply-side and structural reforms, the vice head of China's cabinet think-tank said on Monday. "If old ways continue, not only ...

New York governor sparks anger after killing threatened shark

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The New York state governor, Andrew Cuomo, and his news anchor brother Chris have been criticised by conservationists and constituents after posing beside a threatened shark they killed on a ...

Syrian child 'treated with mud' for severe burn wounds

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Upsetting images have been released of a badly burned child in a rebel-held area of Syria being treated with mud for wounds allegedly sustained by a weapon similar to napalm.

Refugees to compete in dedicated team at Rio 2016 Paralympics

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Para athletes will stand for courage, determination, inspiration and equality at the world’s number one sporting event for driving social inclusion. The Paralympic symbol, the Agitos, is featured here at ...

Your day in Trump: Friday, 26 August 2016, 74 days until the election

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Well, OK, I guess I'd better do a quick Trump update. No, he still hasn't made up his mind about his immigration policy, but he did respond to the shooting ...

Statement by Secretary Jeh C. Johnson on Establishing a Review of Privatized Immigration Detention

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For Immediate ReleaseDHS Press OfficeContact: 202-282-8010 On August 18, the Department of Justice announced that the Bureau of Prisons will reduce and ultimately end its use of private prisons. On ...

Anger as Muslim women denied service at French eatery

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Social media users have expressed anger after a video posted online appeared to show two Muslim women in France being told to leave a restaurant by a man, reportedly the ...

LGBT Comedians React to Drag-tastic VMAs

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MTV’s Video Music Awards happened Sunday night — with Beyoncé winning big for her Black Lives Matter-inspired "Formation" video and stealing the show with an epic 16-minute performance — and ...

Former Obama aide calls Trump a 'psychopath'

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WASHINGTON A former top adviser to President Barack Obama on Sunday labeled Donald Trump a "psychopath", saying the Republican presidential nominee met the clinical definition of the personality disorder. With ...

Just 90 companies are to blame for most climate change, this 'carbon accountant' says

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Last month, geographer Richard Heede received a subpoena from Representative Lamar Smith (R-TX), chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. Smith, a climate change doubter,

80 percent of Chicago police shooting victims are black men

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Four of every five people shot by Chicago police in past six years were African-American men, according to a data obtained by the Chicago Tribune newspaper. A total of 435 ...

Greenwald: Journalists Should Not Stop Scrutinizing Clinton Just Because Trump is Unfit for Office

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Greenwald: The Olympics May Be Over, But the Anger, Disillusionment Among Brazilians Remains HighDonald Trump 2016 Election Hillary Clinton Glenn GreenwaldPulitzer Prize-winning journalist and one of the founding editors of ...

Why can’t our economy promote equality and shared prosperity?

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Topics: grass roots activism, Income inequality, Take on Wall Street, News, Politics News Instead of griping about the greed-heads of Wall Street and the rip-off financial system they’ve hung around ...

Cash-Strapped States Spend Millions Trying To Defend Anti-Abortion Laws

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WASHINGTON― As states lose court battle after court battle over the hundreds of anti-abortion laws they’ve passed in the last five years, taxpayers are being forced to pay millions of ...

Trump's campaign CEO once ran a climate change research center. Really.

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Long before Stephen Bannon was CEO of Donald Trump's presidential campaign, he held a much different job—as the acting director of Biosphere 2, a $200 million scientific research facility in ...

The Secret Justice System That Lets Executives Escape Their Crimes

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Chris Hamby is an investigative reporter for BuzzFeed News in Washington, D.C. While working at the Center For Public Integrity, Hamby won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting for ...

Obama Just Quadrupled The World’s Largest Natural Sanctuary

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The expansion will cover more than 7,000 marine species in Hawaii, including whales, sea turtles, and corals. President Barack Obama expanded the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument in Hawaii, the White ...

Humans Are Completely Altering The Earth, But There Might Be Some Good News

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For anyone interested in how human activity is altering the planet, a new study published Tuesday in Nature Communications has some good news, and some bad news. The good news: ...

KING: Why Colin Kaepernick was right not to stand for the anthem

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On Friday night, before a 49ers preseason game against the Packers, quarterback Colin Kaepernick chose not to stand for the national anthem. It wasn't an accident. He didn't forget. He ...

Fukushima's surfers riding on radioactive waves

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Fukushima, Japan - On 11 March 2011, at 2:46 pm, Japan was hit by a magnitude 9.0 earthquake which generated a tsunami along the coast. The casualties of the disaster ...

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