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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 ...

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

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6 mentions5 hours ago
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 ...

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

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4 mentions2 hours ago
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 ...

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 ...

Marion Barry's Unstoppable Appeal

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3 mentions24 hours ago
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The New Clean Tech Boom Is Real, And It Will Let You Control The Temperature In Your Cubicle

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3 mentions4 hours ago
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 ...

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

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2 mentions8 hours ago
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 ...

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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5 mentions8 hours ago
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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24 mentions1 day ago
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 ...

Are Term Limits a Good Idea?

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2 mentions5 hours ago
Jim Newton, a longtime local politics reporter in Los Angeles, wrote his final column for the LA Times today. In it, he offered up "a handful of changes that might make a big difference," and the one that resonates with me is his suggestion that both LA and ...

Students stage walkout over Oklahoma high school’s treatment of three rape survivors

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3 mentions7 hours ago
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. In an inspiring show of solidarity — and a depressing indictment of both their fellow students and their school’s ...

Obama's Immigration Order: Lots of Sound and Fury, But Not Much Precedent

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2 mentions6 hours ago
In the New Republic this weekend, Eric Posner warns that President Obama's recent executive action on immigration may come back to haunt liberals. Obama's order was perfectly legal, he says, but "it may modify political norms that control what the president can do." And since most of the ...

Sen. Graham: GOP-led Benghazi report 'full of crap'

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Washington (CNN) -- Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina, has some harsh words for the recently released Benghazi report, led by his own party. "I think the report is full of crap," Graham told Gloria Borger on CNN's "State of the Union" on Sunday. "I don't believe that the ...

Map: How Long Does Your State Give Rape Survivors to Pursue Justice?

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3 mentions10 hours ago
In most states, a major barrier to bringing the perpetrators of rape and sexual assault to justice is baked into the law. Nationwide, 34 states and Washington, DC, have statutes of limitations on filing rape or sexual-assault charges, ranging from 3 to 30 years. In New Hampshire, charges ...

Look How Much Bigger Thanksgiving Turkeys Are Today Than in the 1930s

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3 mentions10 hours ago
Thanksgiving turkeys are one of America's oldest holiday traditions. But with their giant size, stooped frame, and limited mobility, today's birds bear little resemblance to their early counterparts. So how did we end up with these modern megabirds? According to Suzanne McMillan, senior director of the farm animal ...

These State Lawmakers Want To Save Thanksgiving From Greedy Retailers

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2 mentions13 hours ago
In recent years, more and more big-box retailers have begun forcing their employees to work on Thanksgiving Day. Now, some Ohio state legislators have had enough. They're introducing bills that would give workers the right to refuse to punch in on Thanksgiving, and, if they do agree to ...

In Ferguson, media’s long vigil is welcomed by some, wearing on others

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2 mentions6 hours ago
FERGUSON, Mo. — The revolution, or whatever happens here, most certainly will be televised, but until then, every part of the lead-up will be, too. In recent days, shop owners boarding up stores have found themselves giving impromptu news conferences. Media galleries form to listen in on church ...

Ferguson National Response Network

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45 mentions2 hours ago
Listing of planned responses around the country to the Darren Wilson Grand Jury AnnouncementCLICK INDIVIDUAL POSTS FOR DETAILSIf you have an event to add - please click below

18 Moments That Led To Bill Cosby's Stunning Downfall

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2 mentions2 days ago
This BuzzFeed homepage is tailored for our readers in the USA. Make it your default.This BuzzFeed homepage is tailored for our readers in the USA. Switch to USHave you seen BuzzFeed English? Come check it out! The allegations the beloved comedian thought would fade away resurfaced earlier ...

3 Reasons Why Republicans Should Get Behind Obama's Executive Action

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3 mentions3 hours ago
Immigration advocates react to President Obama’s speech announcing deportation relief for millions of undocumented immigrants at the United We Dream headquarters on November 20, 2014. After President Barack Obama announced an executive action to shield five million undocumented immigrants from deportation, Republicans condemned the administration and promised to ...

What Chuck Hagel's Resignation Signals About Obama's Foreign Policy

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Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel formally submitted his resigned on Monday, after being pressured by the White House to give up the job after less than two years in the cabinet post. In a speech announcing his resignation, President Barack Obama praised Hagel as “an exemplary defense secretary” and ...

What's Next For Ferguson After The Media Goes Home

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4 mentions5 hours ago
Activist and writer Ashley Yates has lived in the St. Louis area since she was 15 years old, so the fatal shooting of Michael Brown hit close to home literally and figuratively. A young black woman in her 20s, Yates plays an instrumental role in mobilizing people who ...

Florida State Shooter's Friends Tried To Get Him Mental Health Treatment For Months

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Months before Myron May opened fire on students in a Florida State University (FSU) library, his closest friends made three unsuccessful attempts to admit the troubled lawyer and FSU alumnus into a mental health clinic, even as he spoke about the voices in his head and mentioned plans ...

Two Innocent Men, Sentenced To Die For A Murder They Did Not Commit, Are Now Free

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3 mentions1 hour ago
On May 19, 1975, Ricky Jackson was a 20-year-old ex-Marine who had recently received an honorable discharge for health reasons. His 17-year-old friend Ronnie Bridgeman worked at a restaurant while he trained to be a welder at a nearby trade school. The two spent that day playing pick-up ...

Chart of the Day: Unauthorized Immigrants in the United States

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2 mentions1 day ago
Matt Yglesias linked today to a map from the Pew Hispanic Center showing which states had the highest populations of unauthorized immigrants. It was interesting but unsurprising: the biggest states (California, Texas, Florida, New York) also have the most unauthorized immigrants. This got me curious about which states ...

Oklahoma High Schoolers Will Walk Out Of Class Today To Protest The Bullying Of Rape Victims

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2 mentions10 hours ago
A group of high schoolers in Norman, Oklahoma plan to silently walk out of class this morning to protest the way that three rape victims have been treated in their community. They will also deliver a list of demands to the Norman High School president — including the ...

Old Navy Responds To Consumer Backlash Over Charging Plus Size Women More, But Doesn't Change Prices

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2 mentions10 hours ago
"Old Navy Responds To Consumer Backlash Over Charging Plus Size Women More, But Doesn’t Change Prices" After Renee Posey created a petition on Change.org calling out Old Navy for charging more for women’s plus size clothing without upcharging larger men, the retailer has announced changes to its policies.

Seattle mayor pardons Tofurky, because it’s Seattle

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4 mentions23 hours ago
Seattle is a strange city. There’s a giant troll under one of the city’s main bridges, a giant statue of Vladimir Lenin on a random street corner and an annual Spam carving contest to take in. The neighborhood with the Lenin statue, Fremont, encourages visitors to set their ...

Cleveland Police Shoot And Kill 12-Year-Old Carrying A Fake Gun

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11 mentions7 hours ago
James Swartz of World Against Toys Causing Harm displays a toy gun on sale for the holidays this year. A 12-year-old boy died early Sunday from complications after being shot in the stomach by Cleveland police. The officers believed that the fake pistol the boy had been brandishing ...

Le site web de la Cour suprême inaccessible, Anonymous soupçonné

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2 mentions2 days ago
Le site web de la police d'Ottawa est de retour en ligne, mais celui de la Cour suprême du Canada demeure inaccessible depuis samedi soir. Une série d'attaques informatiques pourraient être à l'origine de ces pannes, qui avaient été annoncées plus tôt dans la journée par un pirate ...

(2014/11/24) Obama’s militaristic immigration speech, top anchors have off-record meetings with Darren Wilson, celebrities record horrifically offensive Ebola song

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3 mentions7 hours ago
Episode #1128: Allison and Jamie discuss Obama’s militaristic immigration speech, top anchors have an off-record meetings with Darren Wilson, how conservatives rewrite history, a bunch of celebrities recorded a horrifically offensive Ebola song, turns out the Benghazi conspiracy theories are wrong (surprise!), tens of thousands of students in ...

Grand jury reaches decision in case of Ferguson officer

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10 mentions4 hours ago
A grand jury has reached a decision on whether to indict Darren Wilson, the white Ferguson, Mo. police officer whose fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager sparked days of turbulent protests, sources close to the process said. Sources said that press conferences are being prepared by the ...

Marissa Alexander agrees to plea deal

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6 mentions5 hours ago
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Facing a possible 60 years in prison for firing a gun at her estranged husband and his two sons, Marissa Alexander agreed Monday to a plea deal that effectively ends the four-year old criminal case against her. Facing a possible 60 years in prison for ...

Technical Project Manager

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4 mentions23 hours ago
Do you want to help investigative journalism survive—and thrive? Mother Jones, an award-winning, ass-kicking, independent news organization is looking to level up our online technology infrastructure. We are building a next generation publishing platform to enable our journalists to tell the stories that matter and to get those ...

SNL Skit Updating 'Schoolhouse Rock' Is Hilarious, Totally Wrong About How Government Works

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3 mentions1 day ago
The opening sketch of this week’s Saturday Night Live is an update of the famous ‘Schoolhouse Rock’ song explaining how a bill becomes a law. The sketch, which is a send up of Obama’s recent executive action on immigration, is very well done in many ways. It captures ...

Keystone “trade” talk is still empty nonsense

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2 mentions4 hours ago
Several people have asked me to comment on the notion, flying all over political media at the moment, that Obama might use Keystone XL as a bargaining chip to trade in exchange for Republican support for … something else. This kind of talk has been around for as ...

UVA Temporarily Suspends Fraternities After Horrifying Gang Rape Accusations

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The University of Virginia is temporarily suspending all fraternities for the remainder of the semester in response to horrifying allegations of fraternity-based gang-rape — a reaction that many say is not enough to combat the school’s problematic rape culture. The response comes just a few days after Rolling ...

Chris Hedges: Why We Need Professional Revolutionists

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3 mentions8 hours ago
No revolt can succeed without professional revolutionists. These revolutionists live outside the formal structures of society. They are financially insecure—Vladimir Lenin spent considerable time in exile appealing for money from disenchanted aristocrats he would later dispossess. They dedicate their lives to fomenting radical change. They do not invest ...

Peabody coal fakes social media campaign to pressure G20 leaders

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Earlier this year US coal giant Peabody Energy launched a social media campaign to promote coal as an “advanced energy” that will solve energy poverty in the developing world. Called Advanced Energy for Life, the campaign was launched in February, 2014 and now has, according to the company ...

Robbie Rogers's Memoir Kicks Around Depression, Redemption, And Coming Out

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Back when most of us first heard of Robbie Rogers, he'd already had the soccer career that thousands of kids across the country dream of. He had grown up as a gifted athlete, whose family endured tough times while carting him and his siblings to practices. The Southern ...

FBI Sends 100 Agents to Ferguson Ahead of Grand Jury Decision

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17 mentions3 days ago
The FBI has sent about 100 agents to the St. Louis area to help deal with any problems that could arise from the grand jury decision in the police shooting of Ferguson teenager Michael Brown. In addition to the FBI, other federal agencies have also mobilized staffers to ...

Bill Cosby’s legacy, recast: Accusers speak in detail about sexual-assault allegations

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14 mentions11 hours ago
Long before there was a Dr. Cliff Huxtable, before rumpled sweaters and a collective anointing as America’s dad, Bill Cosby was magnified a hundredfold in the eyes of the young models and actresses he pulled into his orbit. For them, he embodied the hippest of the 1960s and ...

Say NO - UNiTE to End Violence against Women campaign

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3 mentions19 hours ago
From 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to 10 December, Human Rights Day, the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign is a time to galvanize action to end violence against women and girls around the world. This year, the United ...

The Ohlone People Were Forced Out of San Francisco. Now They Want Part of Their Land Back.

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2 mentions2 days ago
"There are only three ways to get land," said Tony Cerda, chairman of the Costanoan Rumsen Carmel Tribe, in 2010. "You can buy it, have it given to you, or steal it." It's clear which one of those applies to his people, the Ohlone, who lived in the ...

Sea Shepherd Vancouver on USTREAM: Volunteers from Sea Shepherd Vancouver will live stream from Burnaby Mountain when the Kinder Morgan pipeline injunction...

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27 mentions24 hours ago
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Global report on trafficking in Persons

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In 2010, just few months short of the tenth anniversary of the adoption of the Protocol, Member States renewed their commitment to the fight against trafficking in persons when the General Assembly adopted the United Nations Global Plan of Action to Combat Trafficking in Persons (A/RES/64/293). In ...

Allow wind to sweep in the change

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3 mentions7 hours ago
Growing up in Saratoga County was a privilege. Clean water, clean air, and in every direction the beauty of nature abounded. I'm sure everyone looks back on their youth through that fuzzy lens of nostalgia, but for me growing up here was truly idyllic. Summertime was spent near ...

Ferguson grand jury reaches decision

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3 mentions4 hours ago
Keep up with the news by installing RT’s extension for . Never miss a story with this clean and simple app that delivers the latest headlines to you. A police officer secures an area around the Buzz Westfall Justice Center in Clayton, Missouri, on November 24, 2014 ...

Theresa May moves to give police powers to identify internet users

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4 mentions1 day ago
Lib Dems welcome plan to force internet service providers to keep details linking IP addresses to individuals Police are to get powers to force internet firms to hand over details linked to IP addresses in order to help them help identify criminal suspects online. The anti-terrorism and security ...
 

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