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UMass Becomes First Major Public University to Divest from Direct Fossil Fuel Holdings

UMass Becomes First Major Public University to Divest from Direct Fossil Fuel Holdings

The University of Massachusetts today became the first major public university to divest its endowment from direct holdings in fossil fuels. The decis...

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ISS controllers defer BEAM module expansion

ISS controllers defer BEAM module expansion

The International Space Station (ISS) was to gain a new module for the first time since March 2011 on Thursday, as the Bigelow Expandable Activity Mod...

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ISRO launches RLV-TD from Sriharikota, first step towards reusable space shuttle made in India

ISRO launches RLV-TD from Sriharikota, first step towards reusable space shuttle made in India

The Indian Space Research Organization on Monday joined the race to develop a space vehicle that can fly numerous times into space like aeroplanes by ...

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14 Russians guilty of doping at Beijing Olympics, suggests state media

14 Russians guilty of doping at Beijing Olympics, suggests state media

Fourteen of the 31 athletes found to have doped at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing are Russian, according to the country’s state media. ...

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New Guidelines Stress Pregnant Women's Right to Order Alcohol in New York City

New Guidelines Stress Pregnant Women's Right to Order Alcohol in New York City

Mixing pregnancy and booze is a controversial topic. Many doctors recommend that women steer clear of alcohol for the entire nine months of pregnan...

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Peanut curry death: Restaurant owner Mohammed Zaman jailed

Peanut curry death: Restaurant owner Mohammed Zaman jailed

A "reckless" restaurant owner has been jailed for six years for the manslaughter of a customer who had an allergic reaction to a curry. P...

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Peter Thiel Is Said to Bankroll Hulk Hogan’s Suit Against Gawker

Peter Thiel Is Said to Bankroll Hulk Hogan’s Suit Against Gawker

Hulk Hogan had a secret financial backer in his legal fight against Gawker Mediafor invasion of privacy. Peter Thiel, a billionaire entreprene...

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Asian-American Actors Are Fighting for Visibility. They Will Not Be Ignored.

Asian-American Actors Are Fighting for Visibility. They Will Not Be Ignored.

When Constance Wu landed the part of Jessica Huang, the Chinese-American matriarch on the ABC sitcom “Fresh Off the Boat,” she d...

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25 Tweets About Porn We're Gonna Need You To Read By The End Of The Day

25 Tweets About Porn We're Gonna Need You To Read By The End Of The Day

All things considered, these tweets are surprisingly SFW.  Follow Sophia Benoit ‎@1followernodad MAYBE MY PORN ISN'T TOO ...

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THE DANGERS OF THE EVER MORE POWERFUL PRESIDENCY

THE DANGERS OF THE EVER MORE POWERFUL PRESIDENCY

In his book “The Decline and Fall of the American Republic,” Bruce Ackerman writes that the power of the American Presidency tod...

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 Sinkhole discovery suggests humans were in Florida 14,500 years ago

Sinkhole discovery suggests humans were in Florida 14,500 years ago

A stone knife, mastodon bones and fossilized dung found in an underwater sinkhole show that humans lived in north Florida about 14,500 years...

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The High-Stakes Plan to Eliminate Deadly Superbugs

The High-Stakes Plan to Eliminate Deadly Superbugs

Bacteria are becoming resistant to antibiotics far more quickly than humans are discovering new ones. That’s why a DARPA-funded r...

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Police take DNA, blood samples from former cop in Will Smith murder case

Police take DNA, blood samples from former cop in Will Smith murder case

Detectives from the New Orleans Police Department took DNA samples from former police captain Billy Ceravolo, a friend of Will Smith who had dinner wi...

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Prince's Blood to Be DNA Tested in Case Supposed Heirs Step Forward

Prince's Blood to Be DNA Tested in Case Supposed Heirs Step Forward

Play  Prince's estate: Judge appoints special administrator 0:33 A Minnesota judge on Friday allowed Prince's blood to be DNA ...

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Belgium Issues Iodine Pills to All Citizens in Nuclear Emergency Plan

Belgium Issues Iodine Pills to All Citizens in Nuclear Emergency Plan

Belgium is to issue iodine tablets to its entire population as part of a revised nuclear emergency plan, a measure unveiled just months after it emerg...

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Russian Warplane Flies in 'Unsafe' Manner Near U.S. Aircraft

Russian Warplane Flies in 'Unsafe' Manner Near U.S. Aircraft

A Russian Su-27 jet flew dangerously close to a U.S. Air Force RC-135 aircraft over the Baltic Sea on Friday, military officials said. The Russian ...

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‘Game Of Thrones’ Fan Rewatching Past Episodes To Remind Self Of What Characters’ Breasts Look

‘Game Of Thrones’ Fan Rewatching Past Episodes To Remind Self Of What Characters’ Breasts Look

FREMONT, CA—In an effort to refresh his memory ahead of the upcoming season of the popular fantasy series, local Game Of Thrones fan B...

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Oklahoma court: oral sex is not rape if victim is unconscious from drinking

Oklahoma court: oral sex is not rape if victim is unconscious from drinking

The ruling sparked outrage among critics who argue the judicial system engaged in victim-blaming and upholding outdated notions about rape and sexual ...

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Guard rescues wounded man from drain

Guard rescues wounded man from drain

Durban - A security guard climbed into a stormwater drain to rescue an injured man in Phoenix early on Sunday. The unidentified man told KZN VIP Un...

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Dirt-Cheap Routers Led to an Ingenious International Bank Heist

Dirt-Cheap Routers Led to an Ingenious International Bank Heist

​​Don't buy your routers secondhand, especially if you're the central bank of a government. The term "central bank" is meant ...

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China growth in 'dangerous' territory

China growth in 'dangerous' territory

Growth stabilizing in China? Not so fast. At least one group is warning that the situation is likely far worse than official statistics may indicat...

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Icelanders Overthrow Government and Rewrite Constitution After Banking Fraud-No Word From US Media

Icelanders Overthrow Government and Rewrite Constitution After Banking Fraud-No Word From US Media

Can you imagine participating in a protest outside the White House and forcing the entire U.S. government to resign? Can you imagine a group of random...

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Russia denies wrongdoing after jet barrel-rolls over U.S. aircraft

Russia denies wrongdoing after jet barrel-rolls over U.S. aircraft

WASHINGTON (CNN) — A United States Air Force reconnaissance plane was barrel-rolled by a Russian jet over the Baltic Sea during a routine flight...

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11 Still Missing After Japanese Earthquakes

11 Still Missing After Japanese Earthquakes

The quakes killed 41 people (MINAMIASO, Japan) — Eleven people remained missing Sunday in southern Japan from two powerful earthquakes that k...

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Oil Freeze Deal Faces Trouble as Saudi-Iran Tensions Spike

Oil Freeze Deal Faces Trouble as Saudi-Iran Tensions Spike

  A three-way tug of war between Saudi Arabia, Russia, and Iran is threatening plans to prop up oil. Saudi Arabia demanded on Sunday that I...

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Earthquake kills 233 in Ecuador; emergency workers rush in

Earthquake kills 233 in Ecuador; emergency workers rush in

By Bolores Ochoa and Gonzalo Solano A rescue worker searches in the rubble of a destroyed house in the Pacific coastal town of Pedernales, Ecua...

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Yahoo's bidding price could get a big boost because of a business it has nothing to do with

Yahoo's bidding price could get a big boost because of a business it has nothing to do with

In 1996, Yahoo struck a deal with Softbank to launch Yahoo Japan together, taking a 35% minority stake in the joint venture. Yahoo has no role in r...

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Bill's passage could spur space business on Space Coast

Bill's passage could spur space business on Space Coast

Congress has finally approved a bill authorizing a modern commercial space industry, and advocates are hailing it as the open door that could lead to ...

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Darren Aronofsky's Mysterious Home-Invasion Thriller Casts 2015's Biggest New Star

Darren Aronofsky's Mysterious Home-Invasion Thriller Casts 2015's Biggest New Star

Darren Aronofsky may have hit something of a rough patch as of late, with critics turning a lukewarm-to-cold shoulder on his 2014 religious epic&...

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HOW PORN IS MESSING WITH YOUR MANHOOD

HOW PORN IS MESSING WITH YOUR MANHOOD

Finding a needle in a haystack would be easier than finding an adolescent male who hasn’t seen online porn. Surveys indicate the average boy wat...

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Extremely severe' brain damage found in babies with Zika-linked defect

Extremely severe' brain damage found in babies with Zika-linked defect

Scans have revealed “extremely severe” brain damage in babies born with a birth defect presumed to have been caused by the Zika virus...

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Area Man Panics After Accidentally 'Liking' 381 Of His Ex-Girlfriend’s Facebook Photos

Area Man Panics After Accidentally 'Liking' 381 Of His Ex-Girlfriend’s Facebook Photos

As he browsed the social networking site Facebook last night, local man Aaron Neutzling, 24, reportedly panicked after realizing that in the course of...

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Mexicans Pumping Billions Into U.S. Banks

Mexicans Pumping Billions Into U.S. Banks

With $80.6 billion in U.S. banks, Mexican corporations and individuals have more money deposited in U.S. financial firms than any other Latin American...

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Prank Caller Convinces Coon Rapids Burger King Employees to Smash Windows

Prank Caller Convinces Coon Rapids Burger King Employees to Smash Windows

By Jennie Lissarragua A prank caller convinced employees of a Coon Rapids Burger King to smash all of the windows of the restaurant to keep the bui...

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Shipwrecked Mariners Saved On Deserted Island After Writing 'Help' on Beach

Shipwrecked Mariners Saved On Deserted Island After Writing 'Help' on Beach

By Eric Shilling A short trip turned into a three-day calamity Three mariners set out early Monday in a 19-foot boat planning to skip from one M...

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Keystone Pipeline to resume operations after spill

Keystone Pipeline to resume operations after spill

By John Hult FREEMAN, S.D. — The Keystone pipeline will restart Saturday morning, less than a week after passersby n...

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You Can Call This Number If You Want to Talk to a Random Swede

You Can Call This Number If You Want to Talk to a Random Swede

Sweden's official Twitter handle, @Sweden, has, every week since 2012, been operated not by a social media intern, or a government press officer, ...

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Pope Francis to visit Greek island of Lesbos in 'solidarity' with refugees

Pope Francis to visit Greek island of Lesbos in 'solidarity' with refugees

Pope Francis will make a lightning trip to the Greek island of Lesbos on April 16, the Vatican said on Thursday, in a visit aimed at supporting refuge...

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The US government wants Apple to unlock yet another iPhone

The US government wants Apple to unlock yet another iPhone

Same story, different case. Once again, Apple has been ordered by a US federal judge to help the Federal Bureau of Investigation unlock an iPhone&m...

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Mom Issues Warning About Awful Prank on Baby’s Changing Mat in Restroom

Mom Issues Warning About Awful Prank on Baby’s Changing Mat in Restroom

By Jack Phillips Someone apparently pulled a sick prank on a U.K. mother and her baby in a public restroom.“I dismissed it as him being tired...

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Clinton Campaign Treasurer Crushed To Death After Stack Of Campaign Funds Topples Over

Clinton Campaign Treasurer Crushed To Death After Stack Of Campaign Funds Topples Over

NEW YORK—Confirming the accident occurred while transferring a new load of cash into Hillary Clinton’s campaign finance warehouse, sources...

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Selfies with alleged hijacker just a ploy to help authorities, says pilot

Selfies with alleged hijacker just a ploy to help authorities, says pilot

There was a method to their madness, after all. A stewardess and a British man who took selfies with the alleged hijacker of an EgyptAir flight...

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Endangered monkey gives birth to twins after abduction ordeal

Endangered monkey gives birth to twins after abduction ordeal

Mother was one of five tamarins stolen from Blackpool zoo in April, one of which is still missing A critically endangered species of monkey stolen ...

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Worldwide Fake Food Crackdown Seizes Monkey Meat, Locusts, Painted Olives

Worldwide Fake Food Crackdown Seizes Monkey Meat, Locusts, Painted Olives

Interpol headquarters in Lyon, France. (Photo: Massimiliano Mariani/CC BY-SA 2.0) Thousands of cans of falsely labelled sardines in Bolivia; 1...

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The World's Largest Gorillas Are Being Massacred Because of War

The World's Largest Gorillas Are Being Massacred Because of War

By Erik Shilling Up to 93 percent of Grauer's gorillas have disappeared in two decades. "Grauer's gorilla," a new report ...

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The World’s Most Powerful Armies

The World’s Most Powerful Armies

So, you want to know who the most powerful armies in the world are? Think America has it on lock down? We will see… But first let’s menti...

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The Oozing Whale Skeleton of New Bedford

The Oozing Whale Skeleton of New Bedford

For 20 years, this whale skeleton has been slowly dripping oil on the floor of the museum where it hangs.In New Bedford, Massachusetts, the setting of...

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Man killed in crash with rented Lamborghini on Nolensville Pike

Man killed in crash with rented Lamborghini on Nolensville Pike

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A 28-year-old man died Metro police said Suk Rai was driving a 2010 Nissan Altima when he pulled out of the Auto Zo...

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Pope begins weeklong Asia tour, backs search for wartime truth in Sri Lanka

Pope begins weeklong Asia tour, backs search for wartime truth in Sri Lanka

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka –  Pope Francis brought calls for reconciliation and justice to Sri Lanka on Tuesday as he began a weeklong Asian tour, ...

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Pokemon Sun And Moon To Feature New Pokemon Starter Types?

Pokemon Sun And Moon To Feature New Pokemon Starter Types?

The starter Pokemon for Pokemon Sun And Moon haven’t been officially announced yet, but most fans already have an idea on it. The games usual...

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