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Your Toothpaste May Be Loaded With Tiny Plastic Beads That Never Go Away

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California is the latest state to consider banning products with microbeads, the tiny pieces of plastic, often less than a millimeter wide, that have become a popular addition to cosmetics ...

George Pataki Leads 2016 GOP Crowd...

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3 mentions9 hours ago
The good news: The GOP 2016 field has a contender who believes human-induced climate change is real and extensive action must be taken to reduce emissions. The bad news: It's ...

Sorry, Jeb, Scientists Know Humans Caused All Our Recent Warming

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"Sorry, Jeb, Scientists Know Humans Caused All Our Recent Warming" Last week in New Hampshire, Jeb Bush said conservatives should “embrace science,” and the GOP needs to be the “party ...

This Guy From Baltimore Is Raising a Christian Army to Fight ISIS…What Could Go Wrong?

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In late February, a Baltimore-born, self-proclaimed freedom fighter named Matthew VanDyke beamed into Greta Van Susteren's Fox News show from Erbil, the capital of Iraq's Kurdish region. A few days ...

Inside the Unlikely Coalition That Just Got the Death Penalty Banned in Nebraska

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3 mentions10 hours ago
When the final aye of the roll call vote was recorded on the electronic panel above the West Chamber of the Nebraska State Capitol in Lincoln yesterday, the crowd in ...

Obscura Day 2015

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2 mentions12 hours ago
Join one of our regional event announcement lists for first crack at upcoming explorations near you. 100% spam free, we promise. Explore where architecture and ecology unite in Paolo Soleri's ...

Hillary Clinton Oversaw US Arms Deals to Clinton Foundation Donors

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3 mentions15 hours ago
In 2011, the State Department cleared an enormous arms deal: Led by Boeing, a consortium of American defense contractors would deliver $29 billion worth of advanced fighter jets to Saudi ...

Thanks To A Strong El Niño, Scientists Forecast A Weak 2015 Hurricane Season

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4 mentions17 hours ago
"Thanks To A Strong El Niño, Scientists Forecast A Weak 2015 Hurricane Season" Despite an early unofficial start to the 2015 hurricane season — with Tropical Storm Ana making landfall ...

A Mentally Ill Black Woman's "Sudden Death" at the Hands of Cleveland Police

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5 mentions13 hours ago
On Tuesday, Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson and US Justice Department officials announced sweeping reforms for the Cleveland police department, including provisions overhauling use of force and crisis intervention practices. The ...

Dear media, it’s your fault if you think young feminists only care about campus rape

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3 mentions12 hours ago
First, a confession: There are many terrible things happening in the world, of which campus rape isn’t the worst. We should think critically about whose experiences and needs our politicians,

The years since I was jailed for releasing the 'war diaries' have been a rollercoaster

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35 mentions8 hours ago
It can be difficult, sometimes, to make sense of all the things that have happened to me in the last five yearsWednesday 27 May 2015 10.43 EDTLast modified on Wednesday ...

This Chart Shows the Staggering Human Cost of Staging a World Cup in Qatar

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4 mentions16 hours ago
On Wednesday, the US Department of Justice dropped the hammer on FIFA, the world governing body of soccer, indicting nine senior FIFA officials and five sports marketing execs on charges ...

Norway fund could trigger wave of large fossil fuel divestments, say experts

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Other investors are likely to follow Norwegian fund’s move out of coal-based investments, due to its size as the world’s largest sovereign wealth fundThursday 28 May 2015 11.53 EDTLast modified ...

BREAKING: The EPA Just Protected Millions Of Miles Of Streams

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"BREAKING: The EPA Just Protected Millions Of Miles Of Streams" Trout Unlimited, the nation’s oldest and largest coldwater fisheries conservation organization dedicated to conserving, protecting and restoring North America’s trout ...

Scientists Weigh In On Climate Impacts Of Texas' Devastating Floods

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"Scientists Weigh In On Climate Impacts Of Texas’ Devastating Floods" Joselyn Ramirez swims in a flooded school playground in Houston, Tuesday, May 26, 2015. Severe weather in the Houston area ...

Alabama Minister Fined And Sentenced To Probation After She Tries To Marry A Same-Sex Couple

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"Alabama Minister Fined And Sentenced To Probation After She Tries To Marry A Same-Sex Couple" The Alabama judicial system is engaged in a months-long campaign of resistance to the Constitution,

Ohio Governor Tries To Please Both Unions And Anti-Union Voters

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"Ohio Governor Tries To Please Both Unions And Anti-Union Voters" Ohio Governor John Kasich, who is preparing to run for President in 2016, is currently trying to tamp down rumors ...

How Bernie Sanders Learned to Be a Real Politician

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10 mentions2 days ago
Sometime in the late 1970s, after he'd had a kid, divorced his college sweetheart, lost four elections for statewide offices, and been evicted from his home on Maple Street in ...

Here’s how much corporations paid US senators to fast-track the TPP bill

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Critics of the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership are unlikely to be silenced by an analysis of the flood of money it took to push the pact over its latest hurdleWednesday 27 ...

Will Rick Santorum's Arch-Nemesis Detonate Another Google Bomb?

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3 mentions2 days ago
Poor Rick Santorum. The former Republican senator from Pennsylvania is announcing his second presidential run today at a manufacturing company in Butler County, Pennsylvania. But he will be doing it ...

Silicon Valley Discovers the Cheapest Way to Help the Homeless: Give Them Homes

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2 mentions2 days ago
Santa Clara County is perhaps best known as the home of Silicon Valley. It also has one of the country's highest rates of homelessness and its third largest chronically homeless ...

The People’s Briefing: Hurricane Preparedness

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2 mentions12 hours ago
Bringing you materials, resources, and preparedness tools that are being shared with the President in the annual Hurricane Preparedness Briefing. Today, President Obama receives his annual briefing on forecast, emergency ...

#OrangeDay tweetathon on using technology to end violence against women (with images) · SayNO_UNiTE · Storify

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2 mentions10 hours ago
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Watch John Oliver's Epic Takedown of FIFA

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3 mentions2 days ago
Fee! Fi! Fo! Fum! I smell the blood of a soccer governing body! FIFA, the terrible no good band of Europeans who keep forcing us to call soccer "football," saw ...

Ex-Senator Joins Firm That Lobbies For The Industries Destroying Her State

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"Ex-Senator Joins Firm That Lobbies For The Industries Destroying Her State" Just a few months after losing her seat in the U.S. Senate, Louisiana Democrat Mary Landrieu announced she’s joining ...

China's Coal Use May Have Peaked Years Ahead Of Schedule

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China’s coal use (dark orange) has dropped sharply since 2013, according to analysis of government data by Greenpeace/Energydesk China. China’s coal use fell by nearly 8 percent in the first ...

Why UN Peacekeeping Needs Global Support More Than Ever

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Under-Secretary-General, United Nations Peacekeeping Operations Eighteen months ago, Bentiu, like most towns in South Sudan, was bustling with the restlessness of markets, people trading and children going to school.UNMISS, the ...

Extreme Heat Wave In India Is Killing People And Melting Roads

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"Extreme Heat Wave In India Is Killing People And Melting Roads" An Indian man takes bath under the tap of a water tanker on a hot day in Ahmadabad, India,

Oil lobby group recruited Canadian minister for secret strategy meeting

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4 mentions13 hours ago
Natural resources minister Greg Rickford attended closed door meeting to deliver pep talk in 2014 to urge executives to spreading oil industry’s messageThursday 28 May 2015 11.25 EDTLast modified on ...

Ted Cruz's Iowa Chairman Spent $250K to Stop People From Voting

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6 mentions23 hours ago
Ted Cruz's presidential ambitions may well live or die with the Iowa Republican caucuses. In recent years, the Hawkeye State has served as the launching pad for candidates courting social ...

What the US Can Learn From the May 24 Electoral Victory in Spain

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3 mentions3 hours ago
Featuring fresh takes and real-time analysis from HuffPost's signature lineup of contributors The tsunami of popular outrage and indignation that in May 2011 led to the take-over of parks across ...

One month after Nepal's quake, needs of women, girls still enormous

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2 mentions10 hours ago
UNITED NATIONS, New York – More than a month has passed since homes and lives were shattered by Nepal’s 7.8 magnitude earthquake. The disaster triggered landslides and violent aftershocks that ...

Leaked Documents Reveal #TPP Targets Journalists and Whistleblowers

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2 mentions6 hours ago
The Trans-Pacific Partnership Intellectual Property Rights Chapter released to WikiLeaks late last year contains a Trade Secrets section that allows for the criminalization of investigative journalists and whistleblowers. The worlds ...

New Jersey Workers Are Making Paid Sick Leave A Big Question For Christie On The Campaign Trail

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"New Jersey Workers Are Making Paid Sick Leave A Big Question For Christie On The Campaign Trail" Protesters demonstrate in support of mandatory paid sick day policies ahead of a ...

This Country Just Banned Grocery Stores From Throwing Out Food

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"This Country Just Banned Grocery Stores From Throwing Out Food" Grocery stores in France will soon be banned from throwing away or destroying unsold food, under a bill passed unanimously ...

Presidential Candidate Makes First-Ever Call For Vacation For All

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9 mentions2 days ago
"Presidential Candidate Makes First-Ever Call For Vacation For All" Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders (I) held his first rally after launching his bid for the Democratic presidential candidacy on Wednesday evening.

Bernie Sanders Has the Most Glorious 404 Error Page Ever

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2 mentions2 days ago
Think you've landed on the wrong page of Bernie Sanders' campaign site? Fear not. In order to help guide you back to the page you were trying to reach, Sanders,

Arizona protesters organize against Border Patrol checkpoints

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2 mentions10 hours ago
Original article at http://wagingnonviolence.org/2015/05/arizona-protesters-organize-against-border-patrol-checkpoints/ Protesters at the Border Patrol checkpoint in Arivaca, Arizona on May 27. (Twitter/No More Deaths) Protesters from a small Arizona town staged a demonstration at a ...

Chart: The Qatar World Cup Death Toll Is Stunning

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2 mentions17 hours ago
The Washington Post has put together a chart illustrating the body counts of workers involved in construction for the last four Olympics and two World Cups, and compared them to ...

Is Marco Rubio This Eccentric Billionaire's New Pet Project?

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5 mentions2 days ago
An eccentric billionaire with a sculpted goatee and a penchant for daredevil feats, Larry Ellison isn't quite Tony Stark, but he's close. The founder of software giant Oracle partly inspired ...

The Season’s Hottest Accessories: Tattoos, Vintage Boots… and a Union Card?

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Do you have a pile of old AFSCME T-shirts in the back of your closet? It turns out there’s a market for those! We noticed this shirt for sale in ...

I'm the New CTO of HHS

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5 mentions4 hours ago
When I left the Pew Research Center to advise companies and organizations that share my vision for health care, I thought life couldn’t get better. First and foremost, it has ...

New Favorite Tumblr: Feminist Mad Max

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2 mentions2 days ago
The MRAs were right. Check out the brilliant new “Feminist Mad Max” tumblr, a delicious slice of the internet at its best. Some of my favorite entries: Alexandra Brodsky is ...

Op-ed: Embracing the Role of Asian Mother to a Trans Son

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3 mentions1 day ago
Vatican Official Calls Irish Marriage Vote 'Defeat for Humanity'

Texas Abortion Provider Launches Program to 'Shift' Abortion Stigma: A Q&A With Amy Hagstrom Miller and Amanda Williams

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by Andrea Grimes, Senior Political Reporter, RH Reality Check Amy Hagstrom Miller and Amanda Williams at ChoiceWorks speak about their vision for their new nonprofit Shift, why they’ve chosen to ...

Rohingya People In Myanmar Face Genocide, According To One Rights Group

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4 mentions2 days ago
"Rohingya People In Myanmar Face Genocide, According To One Rights Group" A Rohingya child covers his head and face with a cloth as he stands in the foreground of makeshift ...

CPD cops posed for photo standing over black man dressed in antlers

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7 mentions1 day ago
It’s a racially charged photo the Chicago Police Department didn’t want the public to see: two white cops posing with rifles as they stand over a black man lying on ...

Reasons We Need the Clean Water Rule

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5 mentions1 day ago
Clean Water, Clean Water Rule, Streams, water, water resources, wetlands By EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy and Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works Jo-Ellen Darcy Today, EPA and the ...

Reasons We Need the Clean Water Rule

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Ed. note: This blog is cross-posted from the Environmental Protection Agency. You can read the original post here.Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army are finalizing a Clean ...

Rape culture is a contract we never actually signed

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3 mentions2 days ago
Rape culture is a contract we never actually signed. It’s a contract that says Hey, sure, you can totally say and do anything you want to my body — you ...
 

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