11 May 2017

All the news for 11 May 2017 [ 271 news items | Now showing page 1 of 14 ]

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Riding Grace

Tony Monroe spends five days a week riding his horse Grace through the most dangerous streets of Fresno, California. His peculiar pursuit began with a vision he...   [ continue reading...]

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Maybe We Haven’t Seen Any Aliens Because They’re All Dead - Facts So Romantic

If astronomers fail to detect any other civilizations, whether extant or extinct, they may be forced to conclude that we are alone.Photograph by U.S. Department...   [ continue reading...]

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How ‘The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám’ inspired Victorian hedonists

How did a 400-line poem based on the writings of a Persian sage and advocating seize-the-day hedonism achieve widespread popularity in Victorian England? The Ru...   [ continue reading...]

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History’s Actors

Somebody’s contradicting the contradiction of someone else. WTF’s going on here? The more I know, the less I know or the more I think I know the mor...   [ continue reading...]

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Modi’s Beijing Policy Is Like Cutting Off India’s Nose to Spite China’s Face

Indian strategic thinkers have been quick to conclude that China’s goal is to cut India off from the rest of Asia. But this is a frog-in-the-well kind of...   [ continue reading...]

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After a Career Suing Cops, This Lawyer Wants to Be Philly's Next District Attorney

Civil rights attorney Larry Krasner has spent his career standing up to cops. A former public defender who's no stranger to pro bono work, he's defended Black...   [ continue reading...]

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A student suicides in VIT Vellore: why we must urgently stem the deep institutional rot

By LMH* A second year mechanical engineering student of VIT University, Vellore branch was found dead at his hostel room on Thursday. Nallam Sathya Basker Santh...   [ continue reading...]

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The Russian Hacking Fiasco

There’s no proof that Russia hacked the US elections. There’s no proof that Russian officials or Russian agents colluded with members of the Trump c...   [ continue reading...]

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Yogi Rakshak: Adityanath Government Denies Sanction to Prosecute Adityanath for Hate Speech

The firebrand Hindutva leader had owned up to his hate speech and even justified it in a TV interview; yet the UP government says there is no 'conclusive' evide...   [ continue reading...]

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Former Sessions Staffer Sends Immigrant-Bashing Email to Push Senate Run by Controversial Sheriff

A longtime Republican Party insider and former Senate staffer for now-Attorney General Jeff Sessions has sent out the latest in a series of crude immigrant-bas...   [ continue reading...]

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Trump's Top Intelligence Official Says Trump Has No Grand Plan to Protect US Elections

On Wednesday, as the political firestorm caused by President Donald Trump's firing of FBI chief James Comey raged, Trump met in the White House with Russian Fo...   [ continue reading...]

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Trump Plan to Turn Public Lands Over to the Oil and Gas Industry Faces Political Backlash

In a major blow to the oil and gas lobby, the Senate has rejected legislation to repeal an Obama-era rule aimed at curbing natural gas and oil field waste on pu...   [ continue reading...]

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No Guarantees: Theresa May’s “Snap Election” Ploy Cannot Hide a Shameful Legacy.

We knew this would happen. After UK Prime Minister Theresa May called a snap general election for June 8th, it was inevitable that opposition Labour Party leade...   [ continue reading...]

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Climate Change Legislation Surges Worldwide

By Alex Kirby / Climate News Network More than 1,200 climate laws have been introduced since 1997, with a sharp rise in the number of countries taking legislati...   [ continue reading...]

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Andrzej Wajda, Art and the Struggle for Freedom

“Afterimage” will open theatrically in NYC at the Lincoln Plaza Cinemas and in LA at Laemmle Theaters on May 19th. Made in 2016 by Polish director A...   [ continue reading...]

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As Clinton Blames Comey & Russia, Authors of "Shattered" Expose Aimless Campaign

Hillary Clinton says she would be president if not for Comey. But the new book, "Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton's Doomed Campaign," reveals a campaign that c...   [ continue reading...]

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Headlines for May 11, 2017

Report: Comey Fired Days After Seeking to Expand FBI's Probe into Russian Election Meddling, White House Accuses James Comey of Committing "Atrocities" as FBI C...   [ continue reading...]

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Workers Fear Radiation Exposure After Nuclear Waste Storage Tunnels Collapse in Washington

We are broadcasting from Washington state, where the Department of Energy declared a state of emergency at the Hanford nuclear site after a tunnel storing conta...   [ continue reading...]

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How Uber plays the tax shell game

How Uber plays the tax shell game seema Fri, 05/12/2017 - 14:07 nc-recommends-link http://fortune.com/2015/10/22/uber-tax-shell/...   [ continue reading...]

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Make the FBI Great Again

This has nothing to do with the Russia thing, right Sergei?   [ continue reading...]

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