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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 ...

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

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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 ...

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

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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 ...

Rape culture is a contract we never actually signed

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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 ...

The Freewheeling Fun of Jazz Guitarist Wes Montgomery's Live Concerts

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Near the end of his life, jazz guitar virtuoso Wes Montgomery (1923-1968) caught the ear of pop audiences with a series of records that were slick and sophisticated, but a ...

Texas Spent The Holiday Weekend Restricting Abortion Access For Teenage Abuse Victims

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"Texas Spent The Holiday Weekend Restricting Abortion Access For Teenage Abuse Victims" Minors in Texas are required to obtain parental consent before getting an abortion. It is possible, however, for ...

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 ...

Jeb Bush's Favorite Author Publishes A 318-Page Rant Against Democracy

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"Jeb Bush’s Favorite Author Publishes A 318-Page Rant Against Democracy" Pre-Revolutionary kings would find a lot to like in Charles Murray’s new book against democracy At the height of 2011’s ...

Dust, TB and HIV: the ugly face of mining in South Africa

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The Wellcome Trust and Gates Foundation fund health centres in the country, but remain invested in fossil fuel companies whose mining operations, it is claimed, have a profound impact on ...

The Dramatic Psychological Toll Of A Common Household Pest

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One little word — “bedbugs” — is enough to strike fear in the hearts of most city dwellers. Bedbug infestations have been on the rise over the past five years,

Phone Records Suggest Close Ties Between Arizona Commissioner Bob Stump and Utility APS

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Battery Storage Payback Takes Only a Few Years in PJM, S&C Finds Facing Continued Losses, Yingli Solar Warns Investors About Its Ability to Operate Hanergy Thin Film Power Shares Plunge ...

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 ...

Protesters Hit Coney Island to Remind Beach-Goers About Our War on Black People

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While President Obama was saluting the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery on Memorial Day, a group of protesters in New York sought to honor Americans who ...

stop killing black people

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#StopKillingBlackPeople banner shutting down Coney Island boardwalk for black people killed by cops. #MemorialDay NYC pic.twitter.com/lmLOnoMRyY— Keegan Stephan (@KeeganNYC) NYC now: body outlines on black beach towels at Coney Island ...

NFL Player Arrested On Domestic Violence Charges

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In this Sept. 7, 2014, file photo, San Francisco 49ers’ Ray McDonald sits on the bench during the second half of an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys in ...

More Than 40 People Shot In Chicago Over Holiday Weekend, Including 4-Year-Old

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"More Than 40 People Shot In Chicago Over Holiday Weekend, Including 4-Year-Old" As of Monday morning, nine people had been shot to death and another 32 wounded in Chicago since ...

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 ...

America's Police Will Fight the Next Riot With These Stink Bombs

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AA Font size +PrintCharlie Riedel/AP Police advance to disperse the crowd after firing tear gas outsidethe Ferguson city hall, on Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. 4:44 PM ETBy ...

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 ...

Can FIFA become a role model for sustainable development?

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Leszek Sibilski |May 22, 2015 11:58amIt may be an overstatement to call football a religion, but it is more than a game. Football can topple governments and send nations to ...

Oil company bosses' bonuses linked to $1tn spending on extracting fossil fuels

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ExxonMobil, Shell, Chevron, Total and BP pour funding into projects to unlock oil reserves – despite scientists warning they will lead to climate change disasterMonday 25 May 2015 17.00 EDTLast ...

New Texas Bill Would Dramatically Increase Hurdles for Abused and Neglected Teens Seeking Abortion

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by Andrea Grimes, Senior Political Reporter, RH Reality Check Senators gather to consult Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and the senate parliamentarian on a point of order during debate on HB ...

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 ...

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 ...

Bernie Sanders Takes it To Wall Street with Financial Transactions Tax

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Featuring fresh takes and real-time analysis from HuffPost's signature lineup of contributors Co-director, CEPR; author, 'The End of Loser Liberalism: Making Markets Progressive' Last week Bernie Sanders, the Senator from ...

UNDP

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Uruguay Receives $216 Million Loan For Wind Energy Projects

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Published on May 25th, 2015 |by Smiti Mittal Uruguay’s renewable energy sector has received a major boost with two wind energy projects bagging substantial financial support. The Inter-American Development Bank ...

The Proof That Centrism is Dead

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Every story that centrists told about the recession turned out to be wrong. This is the latest installment in “The Score,” a monthly feature about the economy by Bryce Covert ...

How the prison-industrial complex is corrupting American elections

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Voting matters. Though many Americans believe that voting is either useless or merely a civic duty, in reality it carries huge consequences for the decisions of politicians. There is overwhelming ...

Waiting Periods and the Rising Price of Abortion

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Several states have recently enacted laws that require a delay between abortion counseling and the procedure itself. In some cases, this can drive up the cost by hundreds of dollars.

Op-ed: Talking to People About Equality Does Indeed Change Minds

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Even though a a new report discredited a study that claimed speaking with marriage equality detractors sways opinions, Freedom to Marry's Marc Solomon says person-to-person communication works. WATCH: Alabama Jails,

Myth of the Garbage Patch

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The massive plastic trash gyre isn’t an island, it’s the disaster of capital circling the globe on ocean currents You are probably already aware of the mass of garbage in ...

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 ...

Why Can't We Talk About Homophobia in the Black Community?

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Fox’s Empire is at the forefront of a significant year for representations of black and LGBT stories in media. The show, which unabashedly confronts homophobia in hip-hop, has become a ...

It’s Time to Bring Imperialism Back to the Middle East

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Empire may have fallen out of fashion, but history shows that the only other option is the kind of chaos we see today. Though imperialism is now held in disrepute,

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 ...

National Sorry Day: Australia Apologizes to Its Stolen Generations

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In 1998, a coalition of Australian community groups declared May 26 “National Sorry Day”: an annual day of atonement for the social-engineering policy that ripped an estimated 50,000 children from ...

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 Republican campaign to destroy the poor stoops to a new low

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Last week my colleague Simon Maloy caught us up with the latest on Kanses Gov. Sam Brownback’s famous Arthur Laffer “petri dish” experiment, in which he slashed taxes and government ...

Texas Republicans Retake Abortion Vote After Lawmakers Nearly Fistfight on House Floor

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by Andrea Grimes, Senior Political Reporter, RH Reality Check The debates in the Texas house on Sunday reportedly drove Rep. Jonathan Stickland (R-Bedford) to take to the floor and "almost" ...

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 ...

300 University Alumni withhold donations over fossil fuel investments

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Global Divestment Day, 13 February 2015, at the University of Edinburgh (Source). Over 300 graduates including physicists, linguists, PhDs, MAs, lawyers, doctors, nurses, and many others have signed an open ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...
 

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