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Tea Party Loses Big in Today's Vote on Clean DHS Funding Bill

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The House will vote as soon as Tuesday afternoon on a bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security for the rest of the fiscal year. The measure will not target President Obama's executive actions on immigration, giving Democrats what they have long demanded and potentially enraging conservatives ...

There's Really No Plan B on Iran, Is There?

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Yesterday was one of my bad days, but one consequence of that is that I zoned out in front of the TV for long stretches. This allowed me to hear an endless procession of talking heads spend time talking about what we should do about Iran. The striking ...

Chart of the Day: More large companies are run by men named “John” than by women

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Inspired by a recent report that calculated that there are more men named John, Robert, William or James than there are women on the boards of large companies, an economist at the New York Times has applied this index to a variety of institutional contexts.Turning to the CEOs ...

ISIS supporters threaten Twitter founder Jack Dorsey

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In a post on anonymous forum justpaste.it, the group drew an illustration of Dorsey in crosshairs. The Arabic message that follows contains several death threats. "How would you protect your miserable employees Jack, when their necks become an official target to ISIS soldiers and supporters, what would you ...

Why the Duke Basketball Sexual-Assault Story Won't Go Away Quickly

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The Duke University student newspaper reported today that a player recently dismissed from the school's powerhouse men's basketball team had been twice accused of sexual assault. Moreover, it found that athletic department officials, including Hall of Fame coach Mike Krzyzewski, knew about the allegations as early as last ...

The Science of Why Republicans Are Dead Wrong About Climate Change and National Security

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At last week's Conservative Political Action Conference, GOP chairman Reince Priebus had some strong words about how President Barack Obama prioritizes threats to national security. "Democrats tell us they understand the world, but then they call climate change, not radical Islamic terrorism, the greatest threat to national security," ...

Is Your State Trying to Outlaw Vaccine Exemptions?

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Rhett Krawitt is seven years old. He is also a cancer survivor. After spending most of his young life battling leukemia, he is now taking up a new cause: fighting for mandatory vaccines. For close to four years, while he underwent chemotherapy, Rhett couldn't be vaccinated against dangerous ...

Guinness Resumes Sponsorship Of St. Patrick's Day Parade Despite LGBT Community Protests

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"Guinness Resumes Sponsorship Of St. Patrick’s Day Parade Despite LGBT Community Protests" Gilbert Baker, designer of the Rainbow Flag, holding a “Boycott Homophobia” banner at the 2014 St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Last year, Guinness joined Heineken and Sam Adams in dropping their sponsorship of the New York City ...

Longest-Serving Female Senator Retires To Devote Herself To 'Raising Hell' Instead

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"Longest-Serving Female Senator Retires To Devote Herself To ‘Raising Hell’ Instead" Longtime Maryland Sen. Barbara Mikulski announced she would be retiring from the U.S. Senate, ending her career as longest-serving female senator in American history. She announced her decision not to seek reelection in 2016 and pass up ...

Federal Judge Overturns Nebraska's Ban On Same-Sex Marriage

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"Federal Judge Overturns Nebraska’s Ban On Same-Sex Marriage" Susan and Sally Waters, two of the plaintiffs in the Nebraska marriage case. Sally has been diagnosed with Stage IV metastatic breast cancer, which has spread to her spine. Susan carries health insurance for the whole family through her employer,

Beyond 'Pro-Choice' And 'Pro-Life,' Grieving Family's Journey Gets Light In New Documentary

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"Beyond ‘Pro-Choice’ And ‘Pro-Life,’ Grieving Family’s Journey Gets Light In New Documentary" Erick Munoz, center, husband of Marlise Munoz is escorted by attorneys. National media may have moved on from last year’s battle over whether Marlise Muñoz, known in headlines as the “brain-dead pregnant woman,” was allowed to ...

Friction at the Grid Edge: Hawaii’s PUC Orders HECO to Approve Solar Rooftops

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How much solar can distribution feeders handle? That experiment plays out every day in the Hawaiian islands. The latest skirmish in the Hawaiian solar power struggle stems from a letter sent out last week by HECO to 50 Big Island residents that suggested that until the islands' net ...

Keystone XL And The Property Rights Movement's Selective Outrage

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by Josh Israel & Katie Valentine Posted on March 1, 2015 at 9:45 am "Keystone XL And The Property Rights Movement’s Selective Outrage" For Julia Trigg Crawford, watching TransCanada construct the southern leg of the Keystone XL pipeline on a corner of her 600-acre farm was “gut-wrenching.” Crawford,

Prison Labor, Trade Wars and Mitt Romney’s Nephew: The Strange Politics of an Oregon Solar Farm

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Oregonian: Oregon's Signature Solar Energy Project Built on Foundation of False Hopes Dignitaries gathered on a dry Klamath Falls hillside in August 2011 to celebrate the launch of the largest solar power project ever attempted in Oregon. As then-Gov. John Kitzhaber and others dug their golden shovels into ...

Thomas Roberts: Man of the Hours

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On the day Thomas Roberts turned 27, he sat down with his mother at her kitchen table, and broke down in tears. “What’s wrong?” asked his worried mother, Michelle Roberts. Despite a successful career as a reporter on television, he just couldn’t get the words out. All he ...

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The NYPD recently decided against policing protests with machine guns, but it looks like the Port Authority police aren't ready to put down their shotguns. Friday night, more than 30 Black Lives Matter protesters converged on Penn Station, carrying pictures and chanting the names of people who have ...

Dragged Into the Spotlight

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When Panti, the alter ego of Irish drag performer Rory O’Neill, called out several journalists and members of the conservative Catholic group Iona Institute as homophobic early last year on The Saturday Night Show, her targets sued the Irish public media service RTÉ. Fearing a legal battle, RTÉ ...

Opposition Leader's Planned Protest March Has Turned Into A Memorial After His Assassination

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"Opposition Leader’s Planned Protest March Has Turned Into A Memorial After His Assassination" Thousands converged Sunday in central Moscow to mourn veteran liberal politician and opposition leader Boris Nemtsov who was assassinated on Friday. Boris Nemstov planned to lead a march against the Russian economic policies and the ...

"It's Easier to Get Laid at CPAC Than on Spring Break"

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While the annual Conservative Political Action Conference attracts right-wingers all stripes, there was one thing virtually all attendees could agree on: this year's conference was young. Especially young. College and high school-aged conservatives packed the halls of CPAC, decked out in all manner of paraphernalia: retro Reagan-Bush '84 ...

These California Maximum-Security Prisoners Are Making an Album

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Inmates at California's New Folsom prison are slowly creating a sequel of sorts to Johnny Cash's hit record, and if an early preview of one song is any indication, their mix of folk, soul, blues, and hip-hop may be worth the wait. The Prison Music Project, the brainchild ...

Oil Can’t Match Solar On Cost, Even At $10/Barrel

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Published on March 4th, 2015 |by Giles Parkinson March 4th, 2015 by Giles ParkinsonOriginally published on RenewEconomy. One of the biggest banks in the Middle East and the oil-rich Gulf countries says that fossil fuels can no longer compete with solar technologies on price, and says the vast ...

WATCH: How Much Wronger Could Texas Be on Marriage?

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Somebody seems to have been messing with Texas: Last week lawmakers trying to stop the spread of marriage equality got nearly every possible detail wrong. It started with a 10-year anniversary "celebration" of the state's ban on same-sex marriage Tuesday. There's just one problem: The ban is still ...

Could Southeast Europe Be the Next Growth Market for Energy Storage?

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Many believe that pumped storage and batteries can help the region improve its grid infrastructure. Southeast Europe faces a wide range of political and economic challenges, not least in the energy arena. Infrastructure quality in the region varies widely, and the emphasis on coal and hydropower to the ...

Cops Pull Shotguns On Protesters Armed With Cardboard Signs

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On Friday night, a group of Black Lives Matter protesters held signs and a banner as they linked arms across an exit from the Lincoln Tunnel, blocking traffic from the Manhattan-bound lanes for 11 minutes. That’s one minute for every time Eric Garner gasped “I can’t breathe” as ...

National Bike Month, Tesla "D" Launch Event in Switzerland... (Clean Transport Link Drop)

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Published on March 3rd, 2015 |by Zachary Shahan March 3rd, 2015 by Zachary ShahanHere’s some more clean electricity news & commentary for you in case you’ve already sailed through ours. Keep up to date with all the hottest cleantech news by subscribing to our (free) cleantech newsletter, or ...

Don’t Qualify for DACA? SIJS Might Work for You

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by Aura Bogado| Print | Comment (14764) Monday, March 2 2015, 10:10 AM EST Tags: DACA, Immigration, SIJS, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, USCIS President Obama’s deportation relief program, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), has been big news since he announced it during his 2012 re-election campaign. More ...

Syria & Climate Change: Unrest Is Mutual

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Published on March 3rd, 2015 |by Sandy Dechert March 3rd, 2015 by Sandy DechertFor the first time, research has conclusively demonstrated the link between climate change and human conflict. Colin P. Kelley, now of the University of California, Santa Barbara, and formerly of Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory,

25 MW More Geothermal For Hawaii's Big Island

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Published on March 3rd, 2015 |by Jake Richardson March 3rd, 2015 by Jake RichardsonTwenty-five megawatts of geothermal energy will be added to the existing 38 MW produced by a plant on the Big Island. Hawaii Electric Light Co. chose Ormat Technologies Inc. to develop the extra geothermal energy.

BYD Looking To 'Revolutionize' Brazil’s Urban Transport

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Published on March 3rd, 2015 |by James Ayre March 3rd, 2015 by James AyreThe rising star of the Chinese electric vehicle and solar energy technology world, BYD, is looking likely to continue rising, with the company now eyeing the Brazilian market. With the company’s first factory in the ...

The War on Women Is A 'Lie,' And Other Anti-Women Assertions At The Annual Conservative Convention

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"The War on Women Is A ‘Lie,’ And Other Anti-Women Assertions At The Annual Conservative Convention" As the Republican party struggles to rebrand itself to win back women voters, HP executive and rumored presidential candidate Carly Fiorina told attendees this week that the concept of a Republican “war ...

The Fate of the Affordable Care Act Rests in John Roberts' Hands. Again.

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by Jessica Mason Pieklo, Senior Legal Analyst, RH Reality Check Challengers get their second shot Wednesday to try and gut Obama's historic health-care reform law. Will the chief justice stand in their way again?(Steve Petteway/ Wikimedia Commons) The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments Wednesday in King v.

You've Probably Never Heard of America's Worst Police Force

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On the evening of August 11, 2007, several members of the Punta Santiago Scooter Club volunteered to serve as escorts for a 15-year-old girl celebrating her quinceañera. The yellow-shirted club members' parked scooters partially blocked traffic on Highway 3, a two-lane road outside the eastern Puerto Rican town ...

Home Energy Management Revenue Set To Hit $22 Billion

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Published on March 3rd, 2015 |by Joshua S Hill March 3rd, 2015 by Joshua S HillNew numbers from Navigant Research, examining the regional and global trends in the home energy management market, have predicted the industry to generate more than $22 billion in revenue from 2014 to 2023.

Can Brussels Deliver An Energy Union For Europe?

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Published on March 3rd, 2015 |by Guest Contributor March 3rd, 2015 by Guest ContributorOriginally published on Energy Post. By Sonja van Renssen Energy Post takes stock of what the proposals for an Energy Union mean and ponders the key question: can Brussels deliver? The Commission is pushing hard ...

Nebraska Stops Enforcing Ban on Gay Foster Parents

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Nebraska will no longer consider the sexual orientation or marital status of individuals wanting to be foster parents or adopt wards of the state, the governor’s office announced Friday. A policy in place since 1995 had banned “unmarried, unrelated adults who live together from being foster parents,” reports ...

Last Test Flights Of Solar Impulse 2 Before #RTW Takeoff (Video)

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Published on March 3rd, 2015 |by Amber Archangel March 3rd, 2015 by Amber ArchangelOriginally published on 1Sun4All. Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg have each flown a final test flight in Solar Impulse 2 (Si2) prior the departure on the first leg of the 1st round-the-world solar flight. Bertrand ...

Killing Obamacare Halfway Is Worse For Republicans Than They Think

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Stuart Butler is probably the country's single most influential right-wing health care wonk. He opposed Obamacare and has long pushed a different, more conservative vision of national health care policy. But Joshua Green writes today that even Butler is worried about what will happen if the Supreme Court ...

Shut Down Penn Station

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Last night I attended a powerful #BlackLivesMatter action organized by the Shut It Down NYC crew who have been holding space for public discourse in Grand Central every night and occasionally taking the streets & marching through other transit hubs and businesses. Last night’s action was called Shut ...

Wyoming Legislature Votes To Allow Science-Based Climate Education In State Schools

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"Wyoming Legislature Votes To Allow Science-Based Climate Education In State Schools" Science standards that treat climate change as fact are no longer banned in Wyoming, now that a bill reversing the state’s ban has been passed by the House and Senate. Last March, Wyoming became the first state ...

Portland Smart Water Pipe Infrastructure Also Distributes Electricity

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Published on March 3rd, 2015 |by Glenn Meyers March 3rd, 2015 by Glenn MeyersA new section of a very smart water pipe infrastructure is now operational in Portland, Oregon. It not only delivers water, it provides hydropower electricity en route. According to Next City, this clean energy infrastructure ...

GOP Chair of the Science and Tech Subcommittee: I Didn't Vaccinate My Kids

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Rep. Barry Loudermilk, a Georgia Republican who recently became the chair of a key congressional subcommittee on science and technology, didn't vaccinate most of his children, he told a crowd at his first town hall meeting last week. Loudermilk was responding to a woman who asked whether he'd ...

Irish Lesbian Couple Survives Brutal Homophobic Attack

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A lesbian couple was brutally attacked by two men hurling homophobic slurs in Limerick, Ireland, leaving one of the young women unconscious, the other badly beaten and in shock, reports The Independent newspaper.Roisin Prendergast, 20, and her girlfriend, 17-year-old Ciara Murphy, said they were walking toward a restaurant ...

WATCH: Obama Tearfully Says Goodbye to Attorney General Eric Holder

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In a heartfelt and emotional ceremony Friday, President Obama began to formally say goodbye to attorney general Eric Holder, calling him “one of our finest.” The outgoing attorney general’s formal portrait was also unveiled during what the White House calls a “surprise” performance of “America The Beautiful” by ...

New Tesla Model S Easter Egg -- Turn The Model S Into The Lotus Espirit Submarine (VIDEO)

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Published on March 2nd, 2015 |by James Ayre March 2nd, 2015 by James AyreEver wanted to drive (or pilot?) the car/submarine that James Bond used in The Spy Who Loved Me? Well, now you can — sort of anyways. Yet another hidden feature (aka “easter egg“) has been ...

Chart of the Day: Inflation Continues to Fall Short of Weimar Germany Levels

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The BLS released its January inflation report today, and guess what? Hyperinflation continues to be kept at bay. In fact, the CPI didn't just stay at a low level in January, it was actually negative. Compared to a month ago, prices dropped 0.7 percent. Compared to a year ...

Did Syriza Sell Out?

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No—the Greek negotiators had to swallow some bitter pills, but they extracted crucial concessions from the troika. Athens—Anyone who feels let down by anti-austerity Syriza’s apparent U-turn only three weeks after winning the Greek general elections might agree with German finance minister Wolfgang Schäuble’s withering statement: “The Greek ...

Malcolm Boyd, Groundbreaking Gay Clergyman, Dies at 91

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Malcolm Boyd, one of the most important gay figures in the realm of religion in the past several decades, died Friday in Los Angeles at age 91, due to complications of pneumonia. Boyd was ordained an Episcopal priest in 1955, having left a career in film, TV, and ...

'Jihadi John': Mohammed Emwazi was a cold, loner, ex-fighter says

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The Islamic State fighter known as "Jihadi John" was a cold loner who set himself apart from others, says a man who met him in Syria. The BBC has spoken to an IS defector who came across Mohammed Emwazi when he first arrived in Syria in 2012. Unlike ...

Geothermal Reducing Kenyan Electricity Costs

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Published on March 2nd, 2015 |by Jake Richardson March 2nd, 2015 by Jake RichardsonLately, the news out of Kenya about its electricity situation has been quite positive. Electricity costs for both consumer and industrial customers have decreased by about 30%. You can imagine how advantageous it is for ...

Syria girls: CCTV shows UK teenagers at Istanbul bus station

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Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. CCTV pictures show the three girls at a bus station in Istanbul CCTV pictures have emerged of three UK schoolgirls on the Turkish leg of what is believed to have been their journey to join Islamic State in Syria.
 

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