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Focus

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2 mentions2 hours ago
Our Focus programme brings you exclusive reports from around the world. From Monday to Friday at 7.45 am Paris time. In Egypt a growing number of young people are identifying as atheists. On paper, Egypt protects freedom of religious beliefs, but this does not extend to those who ...

How one night of tear gas in Hong Kong just shut down all Instagram in China

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5 mentions18 hours ago
BEIJING -- Social media users in China gave a collective groan Monday after the country's Communist rulers blocked Instagram in the wake of protests in Hong Kong. No more sepia-tinged phone pics of your latest meal in Shanghai or, perhaps more importantly to Chinese censors' minds, no more ...

Middle east

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2 mentions22 hours ago
Video byLuke BROWN, Selim EL MEDDEB , Mayssa AWAD Text byFRANCE 24Follow france24_en on twitter As the sun dips into the dusty horizon, Lukman Hassan and Hussein Mohammad emerge from their armoured personnel carrier emblazoned with the official flag of Iraq’s Kurdistan region with a fiery sun in ...

White House Intruder Made It Much Farther Than Previously Thought

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2 mentions14 hours ago
A White House intruder made it much deeper into the White House than officials previously revealed earlier this month, according to a new report. The man, officials said on Sept. 20, was apprehended just inside the North Portico doors. But a Washington Post report, which cites three people ...

Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Interview on Retirement, Feminists, & Jazzercise

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9 mentions17 hours ago
Ruth Bader Ginsburg was considered a judge’s judge when she was appointed to the Supreme Court in 1993, an incrementalist who thought Roe v. Wade might have gone too far. Some liberals were wary. But they don’t worry about “R.B.G.” anymore. At 81, Ginsburg has become an icon ...

White House fence-jumper made it far deeper into building than previously known

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6 mentions15 hours ago
The man who jumped the White House fence this month and sprinted through the front door made it much farther into the building than previously known, overpowering one Secret Service officer and running through much of the main floor, according to three people familiar with the incident. An ...

Report: Secret Service Lied About White House Fence Jumper

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3 mentions15 hours ago
Omar Gonzalez, the White House fence-jumper from earlier this month, apparently surprised the guard at the front door because a nearby alarm box had been muted: After barrelling past the guard immediately inside the door, Gonzalez, who was carrying a knife, dashed past the stairway leading a half-flight ...

An Aid Worker in Syria Told the US Where to Bomb ISIS. Now They're Hunting for Him.

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2 mentions1 hour ago
Last Friday, Oscar Bergamin, a Swiss humanitarian aid worker helping refugees in northern Syria, wrote a tweet that included 18 digits. They were the coordinates of a bunker near the Turkey-Syria border that had been seized by members of ISIS, the self-proclaimed Islamic State that's terrorizing large chunks ...

Iowa Senate Candidate Joni Ernst Joins The 'I Don't Know The Science' Chorus On Climate Change

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13 mentions19 hours ago
On Sunday, the Republicans’ Senate candidate from Iowa, Joni Ernst, joined the ranks of politicians who confess to not knowing the science of climate change, but remain happy declaring we need do nothing about it. Ernst, a member of Iowa’s state senate, is going up against Rep. Bruce ...

West Virginia Plans To Frack Beneath Ohio River, Which Supplies Drinking Water To Millions

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Nine citizen and environmental groups are urging West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin to reconsider his plans to let companies drill for oil and natural gas underneath the Ohio River, citing concerns that drilling and fracking could contaminate the drinking water supply and increase the risk of earthquakes ...

The Supreme Court's First Decision In Its New Term Is A Decision Making It Harder To Vote

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7 mentions15 hours ago
On Monday, the Supreme Court returned from its summer vacation for the “Long Conference,” the day when the justices consider the backlog of petitions asking them to hear cases that built up while they were away for the summer. Yet, despite the fact that the justices typically face ...

Special Report: Islamic State uses grain to tighten grip in Iraq

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2 mentions21 minutes ago
1 of 4.A woman from the minority Yazidi sect, who fled violence in the Iraqi town of Sinjar, makes bread at Bajed Kadal refugee camp, southwest of Dohuk province in this August 22, 2014 file photo. A wheat farmer from outside Mosul, Paulis and his family fled the ...

Euro zone inflation slows in September as expected

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2 mentions3 hours ago
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Euro zone inflation slowed further as expected in September because of falling prices of unprocessed food and energy, a first estimate by the European Union's statistics office showed on Tuesday. Eurostat said consumer prices in the 18 countries sharing the euro rose 0.3 percent year-on-year,

16 Of Your Favorite Things That Climate Change Is Totally Screwing Up

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2 mentions21 hours ago
When people talk about “climate impacts,” the images that usually come to mind are broiling heat waves, drought-parched creek beds, dangerous storm surges, the slowly-but-surely rising sea. These things can seem distant and unlikely to affect most people’s day-to-day lives, but there is growing evidence that the reality ...

New York Gov. Announces Investments That Will Increase State's Solar Capacity By 68 Percent

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3 mentions22 hours ago
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo reported a ramp-up in his state’s solar capacity Friday, an announcement that rounded out a big week for the state’s environmental initiatives. The governor announced new NY-Sun awards for large solar electric projects that will increase the solar capacity in New York State ...

This is the ad Mitch McConnell thinks is going to get him reelected

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3 mentions20 hours ago
Mitch McConnell is not a warm and fuzzy guy.And his approach to politics has always reflected who most people believe he is -- a crafty and calculating strategist whose formula for winning is to tear the other guy (or gal down). The ad above, which was produced by ...

These Insane Photos Show What the Hell Is Happening in Hong Kong

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2 mentions16 hours ago
Hong Kong—usually an orderly finance haven—erupted over the weekend as police used teargas and pepper spray to break up a three-day student sit-in that occupied the central business district. Thousands of protesters have deployed umbrellas to protect themselves from the chemical attack—some people are dubbing it the Umbrella ...

Pimco staff 'frantic and sad' in wake of Bill Gross sudden exit

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2 mentions9 hours ago
NEW YORK, Reuters - Shock and disbelief lingered at Pimco's sleek Newport Beach, California, headquarters on Monday, 72 hours after the investment firm was rocked by the sudden defection of co-founder Bill Gross to far-smaller rival Janus Capital Group. As executives worked at damage control and to promote ...

Here's Yet Another Rage-Inducing Scam in the American Health Care System

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2 mentions18 hours ago
The average salary of an emergency room physician was $311,000 in 2014, rising from $247,000 since 2010 — a period when many other types of doctors experienced declines in salaries, according to Merritt Hawkins, a physician staffing firm. Nope. Elisabeth Rosenthal's latest rage-inducing piece about America's healthcare system1 ...

Republicans Once Again Favored to Take Control of the Senate

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2 mentions19 hours ago
Remember my post a couple of weeks ago saying that Republicans were no longer favored to take control of the Senate? Well, recent polls have not been kind to the Ds, and now everyone—including Sam Wang—agrees that Republicans are once again favored. Here's the Vox aggregation of aggregators: ...

Obama Needs to Learn How to Admit Error on National TV

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2 mentions20 hours ago
So President Obama was on 60 Minutes last night. Steve Kroft asked about the meteoric rise of ISIS in northern Iraq: Steve Kroft: How did they end up where they are in control of so much territory? Was that a complete surprise to you? President Obama: Well I ...

Naomi Klein: Fossil Fuels Threaten Our Ability to Have Healthy Children

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4 mentions19 hours ago
It's self-evident that embryos, fetuses, and babies are vulnerable. We have strict laws protecting children because they cannot fend for themselves. And yet, too often, we ignore the impact that environmental disasters have on the very earliest stages of life. In her new book, This Changes Everything: Capitalism ...

Can the Ultimate Clintonite Still Cut it in Bubba's Home Base?

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2 mentions1 day ago
James Lee Witt, candidate for Congress in Arkansas' fourth district, wipes away a fresh gob of tobacco spit with his brown cowboy boots and tells me about his old friend Bill. "He was down here re-dedicating the Greers Ferry dam…and he called me after that, because my wife ...

Did Crazy Luck Help Cigarette Makers Sidestep These Gruesome Warning Labels?

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2 mentions1 day ago
Back in 2009, Congress passed landmark legislation directing the US Food and Drug Administration to regulate tobacco products, which according to the Centers for Disease Control kill at least 480,000 Americans each year—more than were killed in battle in all of our foreign wars combined. Among the agency's ...

National Science Foundation: Record California Drought Directly Linked To Climate Change

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2 mentions17 hours ago
A Stanford study funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) confirms a growing body of research that finds “The atmospheric conditions associated with the unprecedented drought in California are very likely linked to human-caused climate change.” Climate scientist Noah Diffenbaugh of Stanford University and colleagues used a novel ...

Toyota to recall 690,000 Tacoma vehicles in U.S. to fix suspension

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2 mentions19 hours ago
(Reuters) - Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. Inc, a unit of Toyota Motor Corp (7203.T), said it would recall about 690,00 Tacoma 4X4 and Tacoma pre-runner pickup trucks to fix issues with the vehicles' rear suspension system. "The involved vehicles' rear suspension system contains leaf springs that are constructed ...

Bipartisan Bill Would Help Out-Of-Work Coal Miners Find New Jobs

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3 mentions18 hours ago
Two lawmakers want to make life a little easier for coal miners who have lost their jobs in recent years. Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) and Rep. David McKinley (R-WV) introduced legislation this month that would create a program to help transition out-of-work coal miners into new jobs. The ...

Secret Service stumbled after gunman hit White House residence in 2011

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8 mentions1 day ago
The gunman parked his black Honda directly south of the White House, in the dark of a November night, in a closed lane of Constitution Avenue. He pointed his long, semiautomatic rifle out of the passenger window, aimed directly at the home of the president of the United ...

U.S-led raids hit grain silos in Syria, kill workers: monitor

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5 mentions23 hours ago
BEIRUT (Reuters) - U.S.-led air strikes hit grain silos and other targets in Islamic State-controlled territory in northern and eastern Syria overnight, killing civilians and wounding militants, a group monitoring the war said on Monday. The aircraft may have mistaken the mills and grain storage areas in the ...

Obama says misread Islamic State; Qaeda warns of attacks on West

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4 mentions16 hours ago
BEIRUT/MURSITPINAR Turkey (Reuters) - President Barack Obama has acknowledged that U.S. intelligence underestimated the rise of Islamic State fighters in Iraq and Syria, where the head of an al Qaeda branch warned militants will attack the West in retaliation for U.S.-led air strikes. Turkish tanks took up positions ...

Hong Kong demands democracy

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2 mentions21 hours ago
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U.S. pending home sales fall more than expected in August

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2 mentions22 hours ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Contracts to purchase previously owned U.S. homes fell more than expected in August, pointing to a still shaky housing sector. The National Association of Realtors said on Monday its Pending Home Sales Index, based on contracts signed last month, fell 1.0 percent to 104.7. Economists ...

Are Gaza Protests Coming to the NBA Preseason?

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3 mentions20 hours ago
When Israeli sports teams travel to Europe, they are often met with protest. Palestinian solidarity and human rights organizations, such as Red Card Israeli Apartheid, have argued that such spectacles “normalize” the military occupation suffered by Palestinians in Gaza and the West Bank. They also argue that it ...

California now has the nation’s first “affirmative consent” law

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2 mentions15 hours ago
We’re giving a very enthusiastic “hell yes” to this news. The so-called “yes means yes” bill passed by the California state legislature last month, which establishes a standard of affirmative consent on college campuses in the state, has been signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown. Gov. Jerry ...

After wooing diaspora, Modi meets Obama

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3 mentions3 hours ago
New York - After five years working in California, Ranjith Subramanian - who made it big as a tech entrepreneur in Silicon Valley - has returned home to launch an online education website 14,000km away in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Subramanian is not the only ...

A Quick Tour Of The New York Times' Twitter Graveyard

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2 mentions21 hours 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! A week ago, New York Times chief television critic Alessandra Stanley ...

Proposal to Protect Clean Water

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10 mentions18 hours ago
Clean water is important to me. I support EPA's efforts to protect it for my health, my family, and my community. Clean water is important - for drinking, swimming, and fishing. We need it for our communities, farms, and businesses. But right now 60 percent of the streams ...

Koch-Funded Advocacy Group Under Investigation For Misleading Voters

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3 mentions17 hours ago
by Joaquim Moreira Salles Posted on September 29, 2014 at 11:56 am Updated: September 29, 2014 at 12:02 pm The Koch brothers funded group Americans For Prosperity (AFP) has once again been caught disseminating false voter registration information, this time in North Carolina. According to the State Election ...

Little-Noticed Obamacare Provision Insuring Hundreds Of Thousands Of Kids In Red States

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5 mentions16 hours ago
In this Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014 photo, Dr. Marie-Denise Gervais talks to Amos LeClerc as she performs an examination on him at a clinic in a Miami high school. Florida and Texas — two states in which GOP lawmakers refused to expand Medicaid for adults — broadened coverage ...

China Blocks Instagram As Hong Kong Protests Go Viral

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3 mentions18 hours ago
Pro-democracy protesters face-off with local police Sept. 29, blocking roads to financial and government buildings across Hong Kong in protest of Beijing’s decision to limit democratic reforms. As pro-democracy protests exploded over the weekend in Hong Kong, Instagram users in China are finding they can’t access their accounts ...

Hong Kong protesters defy tear gas and batons to renew democracy call

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2 mentions1 day ago
1 of 17.Riot police fire teargas to disperse protesters after thousands of demonstrators blocked the main street to the financial Central district outside the government headquarters in Hong Kong September 29, 2014. HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong democracy protesters defied volleys of tear gas and police baton-charges ...

As U.S. protests persist, suspects sought in shootings of two Missouri officers

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2 mentions1 day ago
FERGUSON Mo. (Reuters) - Police were seeking suspects on Sunday in what appeared to be the unrelated shootings of two police officers in and near the Missouri city of Ferguson, while protests continued over the shooting death of a black teenager by a white police officer last month.

Everything You Need To Know About Hong Kong's Umbrella Revolution

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2 mentions16 hours ago
Riot police in Hong Kong are deploying tear gas and rubber bullets against at least 13,000 protesters demanding greater democratic reforms. The movement — dubbed the “Umbrella Revolution” for the demonstrators’ use of umbrellas to protect themselves from tear gas — is capturing the world’s attention and leading ...

Update: BrightSource-Abengoa Tower CSP Project Terminated

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4 mentions15 hours ago
The Palen CSP project is now dead. Can concentrated solar thermal (with or without storage) ever compete with PV in terms of electrical generation? Last month we reported on the proposed Palen Solar Electric Generating System and its potential to be the last concentrated solar power project to ...

Pimco sees $10 billion in withdrawals after Gross exit: WSJ

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2 mentions1 day ago
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bill Gross's exit from the investment firm Pimco had an immediate impact on the company, with investors withdrawing about $10 billion following the announcement, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing a person familiar with the matter. Withdrawals were widely expected after the exit of ...

Ferguson demands high fees to turn over city files

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8 mentions22 hours ago
The parents of Michael Brown, Lesley McSpadden, left, and Michael Brown, Sr., right, speak to The Associated Press during an interview in Washington, Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014. Michael Brown's parents say they are unmoved by the Ferguson police chief's apology in their son's shooting death by a police ...

Brussels to accuse Apple over illegal Irish tax deals: FT

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2 mentions2 days ago
(Reuters) - The European Commission will accuse Apple Inc (AAPL.O) of benefiting from illicit state aid in Ireland, based on preliminary findings of an investigation into tax deals, the Financial Times reported citing people familiar with the matter.Details of the probe, which may come out later this week,

Vice President Biden Delivers Remarks at an Event Announcing Winners of the Job-Driven Training Grants

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2 mentions21 hours ago
The winners represent partnerships between community colleges, businesses, labor, and other local leaders all across the country that will use these funds—totaling $450 million -- to develop training programs that will help job seekers get the skills they need for in-demand jobs in a number of growing fields ...

President Obama: What makes us America

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2 mentions22 hours ago
In wide-ranging interview, president discusses battle against Islamic extremists, U.S.-Russia relations and the upcoming midterm elections The following is a script of "President Obama" which aired on Sept. 28, 2014. Steve Kroft is the correspondent. L. Franklin Devine, Maria Gavrilovic and Michael Radutzky, producers. Last week was a ...

ALEC feigns leap off faltering climate denial bandwagon; Fools no one.

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5 mentions20 hours ago
Home › Contributors › Aliya Haq › ALEC feigns leap off faltering climate denial bandwagon; Fools no one. The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) had a really bad week. Coming under fire for its climate denial, the typically secretive ALEC answered with a cringe-inducing position statement on climate and renewable energy. ALEC’s statement is a direct response to losing many of its new, cool, innovative friends. Last week, Google Chairman Eric Schmidt's declaration that ALEC is "literally lying" about climate change triggered a sudden exodus of tech companies. Google, Facebook,
 

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