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Young women are choosing Bernie Sanders over the first serious female presidential contender in history. What’s going on? 8 women weigh in.
From: Politico | Friday, February 12, 2016
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Inanity and insanity.
From: Hot Air | By: Ed Morrissey | Thursday, February 11, 2016
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The U.S. military hasn't enjoyed an unqualified victory in decades. Maybe it's time we abandon our foreign policy...
From: Salon.com | By: Tom Engelhardt, TomDispatch.com | Friday, February 12, 2016
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You know that greenhouse gases are changing the climate. You probably know drinking water is becoming increasingly scarce, and that we’re living through a mass extinction. But when did you last worry about phosphorus? It’s not as well-known as the...
From: Business Insider | Friday, February 12, 2016
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Mark Ruffalo, Michael Mann, Bill McKibben, Neil deGrasse Tyson, and others weigh in with smart questions.
From: Grist | By: Tim McDonnell | Thursday, February 11, 2016
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Novelis announced that its RC5754 alloy, a new automotive product designed to contain up to 75% recycled content, has been successfully integrated into the structural components of high volume production passenger vehicles. RC5754 was developed with...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Thursday, February 11, 2016
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This week, we’re tracking the latest news about DraftKings, Disney’s local research lab, startup funding announcements, and layoffs at tech companies. Read on for details. —Disney is closing its Cambridge, MA, research lab that opened five years...
From: Xconomy | By: Jeff Engel | Thursday, February 11, 2016
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The Vermont senator has taken flack for his lack of attention to foreign policy. Here's how he should address it...
From: Salon.com | By: Daniel Denvir | Thursday, February 11, 2016
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Watching the Democratic debate last night illuminated two thoughts: first, how in the world could anyone have thought that limiting the number of Democratic debates was anything resembling a good idea; and second, how fundamentally different the tenor...
From: Ecofabulous | By: Lance Simmens | Friday, February 12, 2016
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The presidential debates so far have tended more toward theater of the absurd than substantive policy issues, especially on the crowded Republican stage. But whatever you make of the candidates' discussion of other issues, it's clear that climate change...
From: Mother Jones | By: Tim McDonnell | Thursday, February 11, 2016
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Last month, as I attended presentations at the World Economic Forum, I came away impressed by many of the conversations on addressing the world's overlapping economic, social, and environmental threats. But I also came away hoping for more discussion...
From: Ecofabulous | By: Vanessa Kerry | Friday, February 12, 2016
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Flickr/Thomas RickerTerrorists are no longer public enemy number one. Nor are drug lords, people traffickers, arms dealers, cyber terrorists, or any other unsavory do-badder. Today, the biggest threat to global peace and security is physical cash, a...
From: Business Insider | By: Don Quijones | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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It’s been building to this point for the last 5 years… I saw it coming. I was powerless to stop it… What is it? Shock. Your audience is in shock. Content shock. They’re overwhelmed with the content that lands in their inboxes and social media...
From: Copy Hackers | By: Jessica | Thursday, February 11, 2016
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Tina Fey’s Kim Barker may not be used to reporting from the front lines of Afghanistan and Pakistan, but luckily, she gets some guidance from Margot Robbie’s Tanya Vanderpoel — a veteran journalist who knows her way around a security...
From: Entertainment Weekly | By: Jonathon Dornbush | Thursday, February 11, 2016
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There are very few issues that Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders, Ted Cruz, and Hillary Clinton all agree on. One of them is the growing problem of inequality in income and wealth. From the extreme left to the extreme right, everyone is angry about the one...
From: AOL Television | By: Vivek Wadhwa | Thursday, February 11, 2016
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Thomson ReutersThe U.S. Defense Department could save itself a cool $33 billion if Pentagon leaders took a firmer hand with wasteful programs and imposed some basic budget discipline, according to a new think-tank study. The report by the Center for...
From: Business Insider | Friday, February 12, 2016
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On Monday the Obama administration announced it would ask Congress for $1.8 billion to help combat the Zika virus, elevating national awareness of the disease and heightening fear of its impact. Following news that doctors had diagnosed a Texas patient...
From: TV Squad | By: Nicole Piper | Thursday, February 11, 2016
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It took militants a few hours to burn the small Nigerian village of Dalori to the ground. At least 86 people were killed in the hail of bullets, fire bombs and suicide bombings that engulfed the village on Jan. 30, officials said. Nigerian troops showed...
From: AOL Television | By: Charlotte Alfred | Thursday, February 11, 2016
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Update: This post is a reposting of a December 2008 post.  In that post I points to an outright coal advocate who has greatly influenced environmentalists thinking about energy, and arguably has influenced it for the worse.  We will begin to see how...
From: Nuclear Green Revolution | By: Charles Barton | Thursday, February 11, 2016
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Bad news: No antibiotics. Good news: Streetcars, everywhere!
From: The Atlantic | By: Derek Thompson | Thursday, February 11, 2016
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 [A heavily edited version of this post appeared in the Washington Post.]They came carrying signs Monday in Burns, Oregon.“FBI Go Home – LaVoy Can’t”“Peace Can’t Be Achieved Through Murder”“LaVoy’s Voice Lives On”“Federal Supremacists...
From: Orcinus | By: David Neiwert | Thursday, February 11, 2016
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“Black women are like a sponge. They’re very, very open. Once they trust you they’re…
From: Black Enterprise | By: Stacey Tisdale | Thursday, February 11, 2016
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The city has filed a suit demanding $500 in payment for emergency treatment for the boy after a police officer fatally shot him.
From: The Atlantic | By: David A. Graham | Thursday, February 11, 2016
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This post Don’t Own A House — Build A Business Instead appeared first on Daily Reckoning. Charles Hugh Smith shares one of his truisms to investing: own income-producing assets, not a primary residence... The post Don’t Own A House — Build A...
From: The Daily Reckoning | By: Charles Hugh Smith | Thursday, February 11, 2016
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(Image: Jared Rodriguez / Truthout)The word "affluenza" is much in vogue. Lately, it's been linked to a Texas teenager, Ethan Couch, who in 2013 killed four people in a car accident while driving drunk. During the trial, a defense witness argued that...
From: Truthout | Thursday, February 11, 2016
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All major candidates in both major political parties promise a federal government that can right any wrong.
From: Reason | By: Andrew Napolitano | Thursday, February 11, 2016
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Showering the Pentagon with Money and Praise Cross-posted with TomDispatch.com The word “affluenza” is much in vogue. Lately, it’s been linked to a Texas teenager, Ethan Couch, who in 2013 killed four people in a car accident while driving drunk....
From: That's Fit | By: William Astore | Thursday, February 11, 2016
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As drone technology explodes, government regulation should proceed cautiously.
From: The American | By: Joseph Kosten | Thursday, February 11, 2016
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The answer from most economists may surprise you
From: Time | By: Jacob Davidson | Thursday, February 11, 2016
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New York human rights advocates released a parody video of a Taylor Swift song that called for the pop star to publicly distance herself from Israeli diamond and settlement mogul Lev Leviev. The video release followed a Saturday afternoon musical protest...
From: Mondoweiss | By: Adalah-NY | Thursday, February 11, 2016
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The revered leftist on the Democratic race and why this is one election the party simply can't afford to lose...
From: Salon.com | By: Alexandra Rosenmann, AlterNet | Friday, February 12, 2016
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The explosive device built into a laptop computer that detonated last week on a Somali passenger jet was "sophisticated" and got past X-ray machines at the Mogadishu airport, a source close to the investigation told CNN, raising concerns about security...
From: CNN | Friday, February 12, 2016
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John Fowler/Flickr Power Plant A coal-fired power plant in Arizona The Supreme Court voted 5-4 to issue a temporary stay on President Obama's Clean Power Plan. The move blocks the plan's implementation until a lower court can hear objections to the plan...
From: Popular Science | By: Mary Beth Griggs | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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Punxsutawney Phil didn't see his shadow this year, which means spring is right around the corner. For the winter weary, however, summer is still too far away and the lure of blue-green seascapes under sunny skies is strong. If you've decided to take...
From: Urlesque | By: Adam Levin | Thursday, February 11, 2016
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France is consulting United Nations Security Council members on the text of a new resolution that would strengthen international involvement in Burundi, and Britain says it could include "a policing element." Britain's U.N....
From: Fox News | Friday, February 12, 2016
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My friend, on SSI disability, is approaching retirement. She thinks, why don't I just drop one for the other? I have earned benefits; that I will soon be eligible for; why not accept? Aren't they based on the same numbers? Wouldn't my SS benefits be...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: ebesan | Friday, February 12, 2016
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In Sweden, a Cash-Free Future Nears - "Few places are tilting toward a cashless future as quickly as Sweden, which has become hooked on the convenience of paying by app and plastic." Mr. Eriksson, who now heads the Association of Swedish Private Security...
From: MetaFilter | By: kliuless | Thursday, February 11, 2016
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The U.S. persistently uses bombs to try to solve the very problems its own bombs created...
From: Salon.com | By: Ben Norton | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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Until now, New York City's police department hadn't disclosed any information about whether or not it used so-called Stingrays to monitor cell phone activity. In response to an NYCLU (NYCLU) request, the NYPD admitted that it used the devices over 1,......
From: Play Savvy | By: Billy Steele | Thursday, February 11, 2016
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India and UAE on Thursday signed seven agreements spanning cyber security, infrastructure investment, renewable energy and space cooperation as Prime Minister Narendra Modi twice met the visiting Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan....
From: Times of India | Thursday, February 11, 2016
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Attempts by two states to weaken the encryption available on smartphones could be blocked by a federal law. The measure would stop laws which could mean a major redesign of many high-profile handsets As we’ve previously covered, state legislators in...
From: Geeks are Sexy | By: JLister | Thursday, February 11, 2016
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Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson warned Thursday that terror groups remain focused on targeting aviation, on the heels of an attempted bombing last week in Somalia – and after the top U.S. intelligence official warned that the Islamic State...
From: Fox News | Thursday, February 11, 2016
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Free speech under siege at the University of Texas at Austin.
From: Reason | By: Robby Soave | Thursday, February 11, 2016
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Back in July, Southern California Edison estimated it would need to invest up to $1 billion over the next half-decade to incorporate rooftop solar, behind-the-meter batteries, plug-in electric vehicles, and other distributed energy resources into its...
From: Greentech Media | Thursday, February 11, 2016
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A former Guantanamo Bay prisoner who was jailed again after returning to Morocco in September has been released, but still waits to learn whether he will be charged with "conspiring against national security." Younis Abdurrahman Chekkouri, 46, spent...
From: Fox News | Thursday, February 11, 2016
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A solid 25 years into the all-digital era, email continues to evolve. So this week, one of the world’s biggest providers is adding a few small features to help protect consumers. GMail is giving its millions of users a heads up about two different...
From: Consumerist | By: Kate Cox | Thursday, February 11, 2016
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Texas may soon classify two immigration detention centers as “child-care facilities” to circumvent a judge’s 2015 ruling that ordered them shut down. A new rule submitted to the state’s Health and Human Services Commission would create a new...
From: Double X | By: Christina Cauterucci | Thursday, February 11, 2016
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Bernie needs to hit Clinton’s foreign policy record that's replete with errors and capitulations to the war machine...
From: Salon.com | By: Sean Illing | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his country will seek a United Nations Security Council seat as vacancies come up.
From: Fox News | Thursday, February 11, 2016
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