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Three Dead, Hundreds Of Homes Swept Away In Floods

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Jake Navarro looks out over a flooded Onion Creek on Thursday Oct. 31, 2013 in Austin, Texas. The National Weather Service said more than a foot of rain fell in ...

Holy Shit! Almonds Require a Ton of Bees

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Growing 80 percent of the globe's almonds in California doesn't just require massive amounts of water. It also takes a whole bunch of honeybees for pollination—roughly two hives' worth for ...

If You Can Take Memorial Day Off, You're Lucky

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On Monday, Americans celebrate Memorial Day and many have the day off to be with family, go to the beach, watch a baseball game, and barbecue in the backyard. But ...

Anti-Immigrant Sheriff Wants Public To Help Him Pay To Defend His Racial Profiling Policies

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"Anti-Immigrant Sheriff Wants Public To Help Him Pay To Defend His Racial Profiling Policies" An anti-immigrant Arizona sheriff is asking the public to help with his legal fees while he ...

A Huge Insurance Company Just Ditched All Of Its Coal Investments Because Of Climate Change

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"A Huge Insurance Company Just Ditched All Of Its Coal Investments Because Of Climate Change" AXA, one of the world’s largest insurance companies, is dropping its coal investments. Citing climate ...

Nepal Official Blasts Qatar For Not Letting World Cup Workers Go Home For Earthquake Funerals

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"Nepal Official Blasts Qatar For Not Letting World Cup Workers Go Home For Earthquake Funerals" Workers on a construction site of one of Qatar’s World Cup stadiums. Nepal’s labor minister ...

John F. Nash Jr. dies; Nobel laureate was subject of ‘A Beautiful Mind’

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John F. Nash Jr., who revolutionized the mathematical field of game theory, was endowed with a mind that was highly original and deeply troubled. But it became known to most ...

Obama's Plan to Save the Monarch Butterflies' Epic Migration

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Earlier this week, amid negotiating major trade deals and joining Twitter, Obama put forth a major infrastructure project: a highway for monarch butterflies. That's right, monarch butterflies. The pollinators are ...

Ohio Governor After Cop Acquitted: 'The People Of Cleveland Should Be Proud'

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"Ohio Governor After Cop Acquitted: ‘The People Of Cleveland Should Be Proud’" “[T]he people of Cleveland should be proud of what’s been happening here in the last 24 hours,” Ohio ...

Maddow Blasts Law Requiring Aurora Shooting Victim's Parents To Pay Gun Manufacturers

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The Demilitarization Ruse

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President Obama touts Camden as a model of police demilitarization. But the city has taken counterinsurgency surveillance to a new level. The Camden County Police's intelligence center, where officers monitor ...

UNHCR email

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Today the UN Refugee Agency and 17 partners launched the Regional Refugee Response Plan to protect and assist up to 200,000 Burundian refugees in the neighbouring countries. Since early April,

An 11-Year-Old And A Grandmother Describe What It's Like To Be Grilled By Immigration Agents

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"An 11-Year-Old And A Grandmother Describe What It’s Like To Be Grilled By Immigration Agents" WASHINGTON, D.C. — Over the past two weeks, at least three immigrant families in the ...

Climate activists attack Edinburgh University's stance on fossil fuel divestment

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Representatives from international groups sign letter condemning university’s refusal to divest, in response to article by Edinburgh’s senior vice principalSunday 24 May 2015 13.11 EDTLast modified on Sunday 24 May ...

California Oil Spill Five Times Worse Than Estimated

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Crews from Patriot Environmental Services collect oil-covered seaweed and sand from the shoreline at Refugio State Beach, north of Goleta, Calif., Wednesday, May 20, 2015. A broken onshore pipeline spewed ...

Oakland protesters plan a second march Sunday night

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Cat Brooks leads a group of protesters down the street during a rally and march called for by the Black Youth Project to protest the "stealing of black women's lives ...

Ireland Is Latest Country to Approve Gay Marriage

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I don't have anything profound to say about this, but it's just a nice piece of good news. And I could use some good news these day: Irish voters have ...

The FBI's Response To Another Killer Cop Set Free? More Surveillance of #BlackLivesMatter

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On Thursday, FBI Deputy Director Mark Giuliano gave a press conference about how his agency was preparing for the soon-to-be announced verdict for Michael Brelo, the white Cleveland Police Officer ...

Equator Initiative

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Our global search for local sustainable development solutions begins now. Eligibility spans 145 countries. Nomination forms available in 16 languages. Nominate today! Review our eligibility criteria to determine if your ...

NSA bulk phone records collection to end despite USA Freedom Act fail

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Related: USA Freedom Act fails as senators reject bill to scrap NSA bulk collection Even as the Senate remains at an impasse over the future of US domestic surveillance powers,

Sixty-eighth World Health Assembly

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The Sixty-eighth session of the World Health Assembly (WHA) takes place in Geneva 18–26 May 2015. The Health Assembly is the supreme decision-making body of WHO. It is attended by ...

WSIS Forum 2015

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The World Summit on the Information Society Forum 2015 represents the world’s largest annual gathering of the ‘ICT for development’ community. The WSIS Forum, co-organized by ITU, UNESCO, UNDP and ...

Swifts migrate from Beijing to southern Africa without landing

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New research uncovers mystery of migration route of bird that spends up to three years in the air after leaving its nestMonday 25 May 2015 12.41 EDTLast modified on Monday ...

'Star Wars' to Screen in China for First Time Ever

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens doesn’t open until the end of this year, but moviegoers in China will travel to a galaxy far, far away next month. The country will ...

Jeb Bush Is Actually Way Worse Than George W. Bush On Climate Change

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"Jeb Bush Is Actually Way Worse Than George W. Bush On Climate Change" When considering potential 2016 presidential candidate Jeb Bush, a casual observer might make a simple comparison: He’s ...

UN Careers

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Bookmark this page and make sure you check it regularly to stay informed about general updates, possible changes and new developments related to the examination. YPP 2015 Sample Examination for ...

MAKERS Emojis: "Femojis"

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Apple recently updated its iPhone emoji alphabet to include a wider variety of skin tones in an effort to promote diversity. And while this initiative is certainly commendable, their collection ...

Breaking: California Farmers Agree to Water Cuts

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As California endures its fourth year of grueling drought, officials are getting more serious about mandatory water cuts. Gov. Jerry Brown imposed the state's first-ever water restrictions last month, ordering ...

New York Can Lead the Way to Higher Pay

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The Fight for $15, a global effort to raise the pay of low-wage workers, has circled back to where it began. Protests by fast-food workers in New York City in ...

How Scott Walker and His Allies Hijacked the Wisconsin Supreme Court

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For three years, Wisconsin prosecutors have been investigating whether Republican Gov. Scott Walker broke campaign finance laws as he battled a 2012 recall effort sparked by his push for a ...

New York Council Speaker Raises Profile in Police Dispute With de Blasio

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Mayor Bill de Blasio’s budget proposal made his intention clear: There would be no new money to expand the size of the New York City police force. But for the ...

Ice and the Sky review - powerful eco doc fronts up to climate change deniers

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March of the Penguins’ Luc Jacquet goes back to Antarctica for this study of the life’s work of influential climatologist Claude Lorius, which offers a strong message The Cannes film ...

Dead Factory Workers And Five Dollar Crop Tops: 'The True Cost' Of Fast Fashion

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"Dead Factory Workers And Five Dollar Crop Tops: ‘The True Cost’ Of Fast Fashion" Shima Akhter is a garment factory worker in Bangladesh. She leaves her young daughter behind in ...

Does Mike Huckabee Know Where the Ark of the Covenant Is Buried?

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Harry Moskoff wouldn't immediately strike you as the guy to discover the true location of the Ark of the Covenant, the chest that supposedly once held the stone tablets on ...

Growth at all costs: climate change, fossil fuel subsidies and the Treasury

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The UK oil and gas industry receives huge government subsidy, while support for renewable energy is cut. Is Treasury control of Whitehall fuelling a shortsighted economic agenda?Sunday 24 May 2015 ...

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo Pushed Cancer Screening Cuts

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and his partner Sandra Lee have in recent days become high-profile public faces in the fight against cancer. Tweeting out hospital photos after Lee’s double ...

Friday Cat Blogging Counterpoint: I Don't Care About Your Cute Cat

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While Kevin Drum is focused on getting better, we've invited some remarkable writers, thinkers, and Friends of Kevin to contribute posts and keep the conversation going. Today, in the spirit ...

From conflict resolution to prevention: connecting Peace Huts to the police in Liberia

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“This hut is working for me, Oh, this hut is working for me, Oh, sang a group of 60 women and girls clapping to rhythm in one of the 14 ...

Ireland Legalizes Gay Marriage In Historic Referendum

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Yes supporters celebrate as first results in the Irish referendum start to come through at Dublin castle, Ireland, Saturday, May 23, 2015. The people of Ireland voted a resounding “yes” ...

Germany's 'Energiewende' sees renewables surge

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Governments around the globe are keeping a close eye on how Germany is getting on with its Energiewende - its transition away from nuclear energy and fossil fuels. So far,

UN Pulse

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How did UNHQ librarians answer 20,000 questions in one month? Ask DAG! The Dag Hammarskjöld Library at UN Headquarters has been helping people find answers to their questions about the ...

NSA Phone Surveillance Program Will End After Failed Senate Vote

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"NSA Phone Surveillance Program Will End After Failed Senate Vote" In a late-night vote, the Senate rejected the NSA surveillance reform bill approved by the House. After a post-midnight vote ...

Rule of Law Global Programme Annual Report 2014

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The rule of law lies at the centre of the relationship between society and the state. Measures to establish or strengthen the rule of law are the basis for creating ...

Leading health charities should divest from fossil fuels, say climate scientists

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Gates Foundation and Wellcome Trust risk losing moral authority, say researchers including ‘hockey stick’ graph originator Michael Mann Senior scientific figures, including influential climate researcher Michael Mann, have called on ...

How did you begin to unlearn racism?

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So many of our efforts are focusing on protesting the more obvious deleterious effects of systemic racism—via protests and legislation—that we don't always have time to have a conversation about ...

Ireland Same-Sex Marriage Vote: Dublin Celebrates Referendum Results

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Ireland made global history on Saturday by becoming the first country in the world to approve same-sex marriage through popular vote—sending thousands of people out into the streets of Dublin ...

Australian Solar Industry Receives Public Support And Academic Criticism

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Published on May 25th, 2015 |by Joshua S Hill A new survey found that 77% of Australians believe large-scale solar facilities can be of great help to the future, but ...

The Prospects for Radical Democracy in Spain

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The upcoming municipal elections will be a key test for the rising leftist movement in Spain. "This participatory ethos is the heart and soul of the confluence candidacies: from online ...

Barcelona's anti-poverty crusader leads race to be city's next mayor

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Ada Colau’s campaigning citizen platform, Barcelona en Comú, may be Spain’s brightest hope for overcoming inequality and corruptionFriday 15 May 2015 11.58 EDTLast modified on Friday 15 May 2015 13.09 ...

The IMF Just Destroyed The Main Argument Against Clean Energy

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Published on May 25th, 2015 |by Guest Contributor A new report by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) finds that energy (fossil fuel) subsidies are “big and rising”. At the presentation ...

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