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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 ...

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 ...

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

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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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,

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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” ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

This is Your Neighborhood on the Drug War

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Featuring fresh takes and real-time analysis from HuffPost's signature lineup of contributors In cooperation with our longstanding partner, Crowdrise, The Huffington Post is celebrating its 10 year anniversary by focusing ...


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In November of 2014, Tanisha Anderson and Tamir Rice were killed by Cleveland police officers. Local activists have been rallying to demand justice for them ever since, but that does ...

Josh Duggar Resigns From Family Research Council Amid Molestation Allegations

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On Thursday, Josh Duggar resigned as head of the Family Research Council's lobbying arm amid allegations from a sealed police report obtained by In Touch Weekly that he sexually molested ...

Salma Hayek UN women's panel

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'We can't stand as victims and say we need to make them aware of women,' Hayek told the UN Women's panel audience. 'Because guess what? They don't care.' Salma Hayek,

What to Learn in College to Stay One Step Ahead of Computers

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ByROBERT J. SHILLERComputers and robots are already replacing many workers. What can young people learn now that won’t be superseded within their lifetimes by these devices and that will secure ...

Here's the Best Stuff from Edward Snowden's Reddit "Ask Me Anything"

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In the midst of the Congressional debate about mass surveillance and a Senate filibuster of a vote on the Patriot Act, it might be easy to forget how we got ...

Proposed Law Would Require Mothers To Look At Pictures Of Congressmen She Disappointing Before Having Abortion

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WASHINGTON—Arguing that the measure would help women fully understand the consequences of their decision, members of the House of Representatives introduced a new bill this week that would require anyone ...

Exclusive: Leaked Report Profiles Military, Police Members of Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs

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Nuclear power plant technicians, senior military officers, FBI contractors and an employee of “a highly-secretive Department of Defense agency” with a Top Secret clearance. Those are just a few of ...

Haiti: Exporting coffee while protecting biodiversity

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By revamping coffee cultivation, producers are reforesting land and improving their living conditions. Francisque Dubois, also known as "Papa café” among the people of Dondon, in northern Haiti, is one ...

Jeb Bush: To Accept Climate Science Is 'Intellectual Arrogance'

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"Jeb Bush: To Accept Climate Science Is ‘Intellectual Arrogance’" Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush speaks at the winter meeting of the free market Club for Growth winter economic conference at ...

Cleveland officer Michael Brelo found not guilty in fatal shooting of two people

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A Cleveland police officer was acquitted today for his role in the 2012 fatal shooting of two unarmed people in a car after officers mistook the sound of the car ...

On Graduation: “Let us celebrate the dissidents amongst us”

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“If we were to celebrate anything this graduation — let us celebrate the dissidents amongst us. Let us celebrate our resistance, our capacity to care for each other and for ...

9 Times Josh Duggar Lectured People On Family Values Before He Admitted He Was A Child Molester

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"9 Times Josh Duggar Lectured People On Family Values Before He Admitted He Was A Child Molester" Josh Duggar, a reality TV star on TLC’s “19 Kids and Counting” and ...

Mike Huckabee Makes Excuses For Duggar Family Hiding Years Of Sexual Abuse

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"Mike Huckabee Makes Excuses For Duggar Family Hiding Years Of Sexual Abuse" Presidential candidate Mike Huckabee made a statement on Facebook Friday addressing the revelations that eldest son Josh Duggar ...

Exclusive: The CIA Is Shuttering a Secretive Climate Research Program

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On Wednesday, when President Barack Obama spoke at the US Coast Guard Academy's commencement ceremony, he called climate change "an immediate risk to our national security." In recent months, the ...

Pipeline rupture leaks oil onto Santa Barbara County beaches

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An oil spill off Refugio State Beach in Santa Barbara County prompts emergency response. An oil spill off Refugio State Beach in Santa Barbara County prompts emergency response. Emergency officials ...

Malaysia launches rescue operation after thousands of refugees stranded at sea

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Malaysia launched a search-and-rescue operation on Thursday to aid thousands of people still stranded on boats in the Andaman Sea. Those aboard are mostly Rohingya refugees and migrants fleeing persecution ...

Black women get killed by police, too: the #SayHerName demonstrations, explained

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Updated by Jenée Desmond-Harrison May 23, 2015, 8:10 a.m. ET@jdesmondharris On May 20, the African American Policy Forum released a report titled "Say Her Name: Resisting Police Brutality Against Black ...

This Story Maggie Gyllenhaal Just Told Perfectly Explains the Hollywood Sexism Complex

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Maggie Gyllenhaal recently lost a film role because she was apparently "too old" to play the love interest of a 55-year-old man, the 37-year-old actress revealed in a new interview ...

Official: Seattle Shell Protests Caused Environmental Damage

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An official with Washington state's Department of Natural Resources says Seattle activists protesting Shell's plans to drill for oil in the Arctic did some environmental damage to a popular dive ...

Republicans Hate Obamacare Even If They Like Their Own Obamacare Plans

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A new Kaiser poll gives us an in-depth look at what people think about health insurance plans purchased through an Obamacare exchange. Some of the results are unsurprising: people like ...

Ireland gay marriage referendum results: vote-counting begins - live

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With a result expected later, follow the latest news and reaction as votes are counted after Ireland’s referendum on same-sex marriage BREAKING: Returning officer says early count at Dublin North ...

Shell Wants To Drill In The Arctic, But Not If These Kayaktivists Have Anything To Say About It

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"Shell Wants To Drill In The Arctic, But Not If These Kayaktivists Have Anything To Say About It" On Saturday, they came by sea: hundreds of “kayaktivists” gathering around a ...

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