Archive for May, 2017

Private donors pour millions into California politicians’ pet projects

Private donors pour millions into California politicians’ pet projects

May 31, 2017

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‘Tis better to give than to receive, they say — especially when you’re giving someone else’s money.

Since 2011, California public officials have steered more than $74.5 million of other people’s money to their favorite causes and charities, often donated …

Rural Film Festivals Are the Next Frontier of LGBTQ Tolerance

Rural Film Festivals Are the Next Frontier of LGBTQ Tolerance

May 31, 2017

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Illustration by Lia Kantrowitz

Far from the coasts, with moving stories in darkened theaters, people’s minds are changing.

In the fall of 2015 in tiny Lewisburg, West Virginia, Tim Ward and Jon Matthews were gearing up for the second annual …

German airlines drop safety rule prompted by Germanwings crash

German airlines drop safety rule prompted by Germanwings crash

May 31, 2017

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Germanwings has now merged with Eurowings

German airlines are dropping safety rules brought in after the 2015 Germanwings plane crash which require two people in the cockpit at all times.

Andreas Lubitz killed 150 people by crashing the plane – …

Donald Trump Uses Old Derogatory ‘Pocahontas’ Insult While Hinting Elizabeth Warren May Run In 2020 [Opinion]

Donald Trump Uses Old Derogatory ‘Pocahontas’ Insult While Hinting Elizabeth Warren May Run In 2020 [Opinion]

May 31, 2017

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Apparently, Donald Trump felt comfortable reverting back to his most derogatory self when speaking to an NRA crowd in Atlanta on Friday. As he has done in the past, the new POTUS waded into the world of racial slurs while …

Beautiful new see-through frog puts whole heart on display

Beautiful new see-through frog puts whole heart on display

May 31, 2017

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CC BY 4.0 Jaime Culebras and Ross Maynard

The new-to-science Amazonian glassfrog has skin so transparent that its tiny heart can be seen beating in its chest.

The Amazon rain forest is obviously a magical place, made even more so …

Active managers go all-in on tech giants as returns soar

Active managers go all-in on tech giants as returns soar

May 31, 2017

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The Facebook logo is displayed on the company’s website in an illustration photo taken in Bordeaux, France on February 1, 2017. (Regis Duvignau/Reuters)

Investment managers are doubling down on the hottest stocks of 2017 — and it’s paying off.

Funds …

Lalu Prasad hits out at Sushil Modi, faces fresh salvo

Lalu Prasad hits out at Sushil Modi, faces fresh salvo

May 30, 2017

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RJD president Lalu Prasad. (PTI)

Facing a fusillade of charges against him and his family members by Sushil Kumar Modi, RJD president Lalu Prasad today hit out at the BJP leader, saying his party would now “fire from Bofors tank …

EU leaders set to take tough stance in special Brexit summit

EU leaders set to take tough stance in special Brexit summit

May 30, 2017

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EU leaders are expected to unite on a tough opening negotiating stance on Brexit at a special summit in Brussels on Saturday, when they will agree on whether to make Britain settle potential payments to the bloc before considering a …

She Calls Her Movies ‘Afro Bubble Gum Art’

She Calls Her Movies ‘Afro Bubble Gum Art’

May 30, 2017

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Wanuri Kahiu speaks at this past week’s TED gathering in Vancouver, Canada.

When Wanuri Kahiu took to the TED Fellows stage this week in Vancouver, the 36-year-old had on green shoes and a beaded necklace worn like a crown — …

Up to 100,000 people expected to assemble for Climate March on Washington in sweltering heat

Up to 100,000 people expected to assemble for Climate March on Washington in sweltering heat

May 30, 2017

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People gather near the U.S. Capitol for the People’s Climate Movement before marching to the White House to protest President Donald Trump’s environmental policies April 29, 2017 in Washington, DC.

WASHINGTON – On what could be a record-hot day, tens …