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Wisconsin's Scott Walker and five other governors are refusing to comply with the Obama administration's plan to curb electric power plant carbon emissions. Next week, the Environmental Protection Agency is expected to announce what may be the Obama...
From: AOL Television | By: Elliott Negin | Friday, July 31, 2015
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In normal years, this would be the official kickoff to the political Silly Season -- the dog days of August when Congress scarpers off for five or six weeks to have fun in the sun at taxpayer expense, and the political chattering classes have so little...
From: AOL Television | By: Chris Weigant | Saturday, August 1, 2015
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The 50th anniversary of the enactment of Medicare and Medicaid on July 30 celebrates programs that have made an incredible difference in the lives of millions, particularly women. While the programs share a birthday, they are different in important ways...
From: AOL Television | By: Nancy K. Kaufman | Friday, July 31, 2015
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Women locked up with their children at family detention centers in Texas have been repeatedly subjected to medical neglect, alleges a complaint lodged Thursday with the Department of Homeland Security. The letter, sent by the CARA pro bono project, which...
From: AOL Television | By: Roque Planas | Friday, July 31, 2015
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We have a big fat problem. America is a fat nation, and we are failing to solve our big fat problem. Failing big time. Almost 70 percent of Americans are overweight. The latest study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows about...
From: AOL Television | By: Mark Hyman, MD | Friday, July 31, 2015
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We are at a generational, if not an historical, tipping point for our nation and the world. Our economy and institutional power structures have been built on the exploitation of people and the environment. Addressing the climate crisis and growing economic...
From: AOL Television | By: Erich Pica | Friday, July 31, 2015
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Before I gave birth, I knew a lot about breastfeeding. I've spent the better part of four years writing about it for HuffPost Parents, and not just the science supporting it, but what it feels like for mothers on an emotional level. I've interviewed...
From: AOL Television | By: Catherine Pearson | Friday, July 31, 2015
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Why are miscarriages, and other losses of a child before/during birth, so upsetting to tentative parents? Speaking as the emotionally bereft individual this question seems to make me, why is the notion of 'trying again' so hard to them? This question...
From: AOL Television | By: Quora | Friday, July 31, 2015
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July 31 (Reuters) - An anti-abortion group that released videos purporting to show Planned Parenthood staff discussing the illegal sale of aborted fetal tissue was sued on Friday by a group of abortion providers seeking to block the release of recordings...
From: AOL Television | By: Mollie Reilly | Friday, July 31, 2015
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There's a great Instagram quote that says, "Try loving yourself as much as you want someone else to love you." It's funny. We have this romantic vision of how we want our lovers and significant others to treat us. We want them to not only tell us that...
From: AOL Television | By: RaVal Davis | Friday, July 31, 2015
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Integral Ad Science, the New York-based tech company that describes itself as  "the leader in quantifying digital media quality" has raised $67 million: $27 million in venture funding from Sapphire Ventures and $40 million in debt financing from Silicon...
From: AOL Television | By: Andy Plesser | Friday, July 31, 2015
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Chances are, you know some college graduates with student loan debt. Perhaps you're one of them. It's always better to be the lender than it is to be the borrower, and this has never been more true than when it comes to student loans. Many types of student...
From: AOL Television | By: Jeff Rose | Friday, July 31, 2015
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Last week, Ashley Madison, a dating site that explicitly targets people who want to have extra-marital affairs, was hacked by a group calling itself the Impact Team. The hackers claim to have gained access to the company's entire database of clients....
From: AOL Television | By: Ayesha Vardag | Friday, July 31, 2015
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Every week, we bring you one overlooked aspect of the stories that made news in recent days. You noticed the media forgot all about another story's basic facts? Tweet @TheWorldPost or let us know on our Facebook page.  The Taliban finally announced...
From: TV Squad | By: Charlotte Alfred | Friday, July 31, 2015
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Rosario Juarez says she was demoted from store manager at auto parts retailer AutoZone when she became pregnant and then fired because she filed a pregnancy discrimination lawsuit. Earlier this year, a jury agreed with her. The jury then found that AutoZone...
From: AOL Television | By: Tom Spiggle | Friday, July 31, 2015
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LONDON -- In most countries, governments change and policy follows. In China, where the Communist Party is determined to stay in power for perpetuity, the government can lay down policies and carry them out over the long haul. The long-term policy can...
From: AOL Television | By: Dilip Hiro | Friday, July 31, 2015
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When it comes to alcohol and health, the take-home advice can get confusing. On the one hand, women hear that it's good for the heart: Studies have shown that a moderate amount of alcohol can lower blood pressure levels and protect against heart disease....
From: AOL Television | By: Julie Chen, M.D. | Friday, July 31, 2015
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Will McAvoy, a TV journalist in the HBO drama The Newsroom, tells a colleague: "I don't believe in censorship, but I'm a big believer in self-censorship." It's a simple principle that guided generations of journalists and news organizations in America...
From: AOL Television | By: S. Kumar | Friday, July 31, 2015
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Christine Bullock is one of the most inspirational celebrity fitness trainers in Los Angeles with a wealth of knowledge regarding exercise, health and nutrition. I recently met her at a press event in Santa Monica earlier this summer where she taught...
From: TV Squad | By: Melissa Meyers | Friday, July 31, 2015
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By Andrea Fowler for TheKnot.com Think you've seen it all? Here are 10 genius ideas your guests will never see coming. 1. Airstream Bridal Suite SUSAN MONTAGNA Getting married off the beaten path? Need a little more room for your bridal party than what...
From: AOL Television | By: The Knot | Friday, July 31, 2015
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I had the opportunity to bump into a high-ranking representative of a national union in Detroit, Michigan. We were both heading in opposite directions, but because he was walking with a mutual friend we stopped, greeted, and talked. I told him about...
From: AOL Television | By: Ryan Mack | Friday, July 31, 2015
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It's the prize no one should have to win. When The Daniel Pearl Award was presented to the satirical French magazine Charlie Hebdo, everyone who rose to applaud knew it came at a terrible cost. The Los Angeles Press Club created the award to honor "courage...
From: AOL Television | By: Devra Maza | Friday, July 31, 2015
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  Having no luck getting a decent guy or woman to message you on online dating sites? We hate to say it, but it may be because the profile you've created is unremarkable. (Hey, you've been in a relationship for years -- possibly even decades; there...
From: AOL Television | By: Brittany Wong | Friday, July 31, 2015
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For 50 years, I've been in the thrall of women who cook. When I was a little girl, my mother strapped me into a highchair while she fed me lunch and watched Julia Child. Julia's voice must have settled into my unconscious, because I've spent most of...
From: Ecofabulous | By: Laura Zinn Fromm | Friday, July 31, 2015
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Fields from science to politics to business are looking to design for inspiration, alternative processes, and new solutions. Design negotiates between technology, policy, systems and users. A structured design approach can heighten the hit-rate in the...
From: AOL Television | By: Jens Martin Skibsted | Saturday, August 1, 2015
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It may have been destiny calling California Governor Jerry Brown to join Pope Francis at the Vatican symposium last week for a two-day conference with 60 mayors from around the world to discuss climate change and modern slavery. Although both men studied...
From: AOL Television | By: Marc Boyd | Thursday, July 30, 2015
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Everything is bigger in Texas, or so the saying goes. Whether it's the hats, trucks, or ranches on the wide-open prairies, the Lone Star State is full of traditions that are larger than life. But not all things that are bigger in Texas are better. Texas...
From: AOL Television | By: Annise Parker | Thursday, July 30, 2015
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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is slated to release the final version of its Clean Power Plan, regulating emissions from existing power plants, any day now. Many are already predicting changes, some that could be significant. A survey...
From: AOL Television | By: Tim Profeta | Thursday, July 30, 2015
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This post was co-authored by Sam Razi, founder and editor-in-chief of Iran News Now. Mr. Lewis is a national of Barbados and has served with the United Nations for 25 years in Asia, Africa, Europe and the Americas. His current post with the UN is Resident...
From: AOL Television | By: Yasamin Beitollahi | Friday, July 31, 2015
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Heart disease is the number one killer of women in the U.S. and is more deadly than all forms of cancer combined, killing approximately one woman every minute [1]. Coronary artery disease (CAD), the most common form of heart disease, is equally alarming,...
From: Lemondrop | By: Society for Women's Health Research | Thursday, July 30, 2015
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Fashion, it's all around us and is forever changing. From season to season, it is expressed to the simplistic form hot off the runway to the Avant-garde couture, where models wear one of a kind masterpieces from Paris. Fashion is a head-to-toe look and...
From: AOL Television | By: Shawn Reinoehl | Friday, July 31, 2015
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Numerous backers believe in Flipora's idea that Artificial Intelligence (AI) could be the answer to the content discovery problem to the tune of $1.5 million. High-powered investors that contributed to this round of funding include investors from compies...
From: AOL Television | By: John Rampton | Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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Originally published on RYOT.org (29 July 2015) As Taylor Swift and Nicki Minaj work through their bad blood, there's no better time to take stock of how artists, fans, and critics snub and snipe at one another. Amid clashes in the music world, are we...
From: AOL Television | By: William Cheng | Thursday, July 30, 2015
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This article is cross-posted on TheCommunity.com. Documentary filmmaker Joshua Oppenheimer has released two courageous films in the last three years. They're courageous not only because they take on the genocide of more than one million Indonesians in...
From: AOL Television | By: Mary Wald | Friday, July 31, 2015
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One of the most common questions I hear is, "Where can I meet a nice man, Steve?" Maybe you've flirted with all the eligible bachelors at your church already, or you're looking for alternatives to the usual places where you hang out with your friends...
From: AOL Television | By: Steve Harvey | Thursday, July 30, 2015
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WASHINGTON -- Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said the concept of "choice" is an ephemeral one for low-income women who live in states that pass laws limiting access to abortion, as they may not be able to afford to travel to a state with...
From: AOL Television | By: Samantha Lachman | Thursday, July 30, 2015
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International Friendship Day is August 2, and what better way to celebrate than to harken back to the days when we wore friendship bracelets? You know, back when all we needed to celebrate and solidify a friendship was some brightly colored thread. Forget...
From: TV Squad | By: Julee Wilson | Friday, July 31, 2015
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By James M. Dorsey 2022 is promising to be the year of mega sporting events that potentially fly in the face of values professed by international sporting events and defy logic. Consensus is near unanimous that temperatures in Qatar are too high for...
From: AOL Television | By: James Dorsey | Saturday, August 1, 2015
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WASHINGTON -- A new oligarchic era of American politics came into full view on Friday, as super PACs disclosed fundraising details showing billionaires bankrolling the 2016 presidential race to an unprecedented degree.  The unlimited-money super PACs...
From: Lemondrop | By: Paul Blumenthal | Saturday, August 1, 2015
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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently recommended nutrition labels list added sugar and its recommended daily intake (called Daily Value). Currently, if you look at a food label, you'll find total carbohydrate, dietary fiber, and total sugars...
From: AOL Television | By: JJ Virgin | Thursday, July 30, 2015
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Last August, a toxic algae bloom in Lake Erie left half a million people in the Toledo area unable to use their own tap water for drinking, bathing, or cooking. A year later, with another algae outbreak growing in Toledo's water supply, one thing is...
From: Lemondrop | By: Margie Alt | Saturday, August 1, 2015
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Would you consider yourself a typical bride? If you get sick at the idea of taking a loan out for your wedding, or feel that diamond rings are more marketing gimmick than romantic symbol, consider yourself a practical anti-Pinterest bride. I always thought...
From: Lemondrop | By: Miranda Sam | Saturday, August 1, 2015
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Canada has given oil sands a dirty reputation, but a breakthrough, commercially viable technology has caught the eye of a former Exxon Mobil president who is putting it to use to clean up Utah's billions of barrels of oil sands. Imagine extracting high-quality...
From: AOL Television | By: James Stafford | Saturday, August 1, 2015
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July 31 (Reuters) - Puerto Rico will miss a payment on debt due Aug. 1, the governor's chief of staff said on Friday, an event that will be considered a default by investors as the commonwealth lurches towards what could be one of the largest U.S. municipal...
From: TV Squad | By: Andrew Hart | Saturday, August 1, 2015
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L'Arlesienne by Van Gogh, Musee d'Orsay, Paris I was lucky enough to be invited by a series of friends to southern France this summer and took advantage of it to catch up after many decades of absence. Yes it was hot. But it was also heavenly. I want...
From: AOL Television | By: Patricia Zohn | Thursday, July 30, 2015
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With Qatar hosting the 2022 World Cup, and now Beijing the Winter Olympics, 2022 is shaping up to be a defining test of international sport's commitment to human rights. La Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) and the International...
From: AOL Television | By: Brian Dooley | Saturday, August 1, 2015
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The Syrian quagmire, in which both the Islamic State and the Kurds have been fighting for territory, has now sucked in Turkey. Last week's ISIS attack on Turkish soil, Kurdish gains along the Syrian border and the surprise advance of the secular and...
From: AOL Television | By: Nathan Gardels | Saturday, August 1, 2015
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Courtesy of Honor the Earth The summer of 2015 finds Native communities in Minnesota and the Dakotas fighting a multi-front war to protect precious water resources from big oil and uranium mining. There is a compelling Sioux spiritual belief that says...
From: AOL Television | By: Georgianne Nienaber | Friday, July 31, 2015
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Our history is for decades we humiliated people of color. For decades we excluded people of color. For decades we shamed and burdened and beat people of color. – Bryan Stevenson, founder and president of the Equal Justice Initiative, and author of...
From: Ecofabulous | By: Marian Wright Edelman | Friday, July 31, 2015
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Hillary and Bill Clinton earned roughly $141 million and paid nearly $44 million in federal income taxes from 2007 to 2014, according to tax returns released Friday. The former secretary of state and Democratic presidential candidate released the tax...
From: Urlesque | By: Mollie Reilly | Friday, July 31, 2015
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