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Cynthia Kelly

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August 26, 2015 6 comments 1 shares 8 plus ones
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Dow, S&P up 1.8% (still fluctuating, markets still active till close) in fresh bid to end losing streak

#Dow   #markets   #worldnews   #USnews   #stocks   #china   #US   #economy   #economics   #spx   #DJIA   #Comp  

U.S. stocks stage a rebound after fresh stimulus from China

U.S. stocks trimmed some of the opening gains Wednesday, but were still trading higher as fresh stimulus measures from China’s central bank as well as upbeat data on durable-goods orders helped lift sentiment.

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August 26, 2015 2 comments 0 shares 3 plus ones
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"A new Municipal Court judge in Ferguson, Missouri, on Tuesday ordered sweeping reforms of courtroom practices following a damning federal report of racial bias." - JURIST

#USNews   #civilrights   #freedom   #ferguson   #law   #news  

Ferguson judge orders substantial changes to court system

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August 26, 2015 0 comments 1 shares 8 plus ones
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Many Cubans are now joining the web. 

#Cuba   #Internet   #Society   #worldnews   #news   #technology  

What It Looks Like to Use the Internet for the First Time

"I've heard of the internet, but don't know what it's for."

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August 17, 2015 0 comments 0 shares 8 plus ones
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Bangkok bomb: Explosion close to Erawan shrine 'kills at least 16 people' including four foreigners, and injures 81 - latest updates

How horrible.

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Bangkok bomb: Explosion close to Erawan shrine 'kills at least 16 people' including four foreigners - latest updates

Reports of at least 81 injured and 16 killed after a bomb exploded at the Ratchaprasong intersection in central Bangkok. Follow the latest developments here

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"Whether viewed with disbelief, alarm or triumph, there is little question that the decision, Reed v. Town of Gilbert, marks an important shift toward treating countless laws that regulate speech with exceptional skepticism.

Though just two months old, the decision has already required lower courts to strike down laws barring panhandling, automated phone calls and “ballot selfies.”

#NYTimes   #FreeSpeech   #Law   #SupremeCourt  

Court’s Free-Speech Expansion Has Far-Reaching Consequences - The New York Times

A Supreme Court decision on signs in one Arizona town is already being felt around the country, and critics say it could endanger all sorts of laws intended to protect the public.

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Follow my paper on #Flipboard  'Political and Science News Daily', I update it daily. Flipboard is a news curation app.

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Political and Science News Daily on Flipboard

By Cynthia Kelly-Yildirim | A collection of the latest political and science articles, curated by Cynthia Yildirim through Flipboard.

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Follow my paper on #Flipboard: The Rich Rat Race 2016 Election

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The Rich Rat Race: 2016 Election on Flipboard

By Cynthia Kelly-Yildirim | No candidate is perfect, they all have their own agendas, and are all very wealthy rats.

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August 13, 2015 0 comments 0 shares 6 plus ones
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Monday was announced the surprise restructuring of Google into a conglomerate called Alphabet, Sundar Pichai, 43, the eleven-year Googler will replace Larry Page as Google’s CEO.

Pichai has a developer/supervisor background, and has worked on Chrome, and did oversight of the Android OS, and other Google projects. He attended Stanford, and Wharton. 

Welcome to Pichai!

#WorldNews   #Google   #Business   #CEO   #LarryPage   #SundarPichai   #Alphabet   #InternationalBusiness   #India   #Chennai   #Stanford   #Wharton   #McKinsley   #Chrome   #Developers   #android  

Who Is Google's New Chief, Sundar Pichai?

In his blog post Monday announcing the surprise restructuring of Google into a conglomerate called Alphabet, Larry Page said this about Sundar Pichai, 43, the eleven-year Googler who will replace Page as Google’s CEO: “Sundar has been saying the things I would have said (and sometimes better!) for quite some [...]

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August 13, 2015 3 comments 2 shares 11 plus ones
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"Carter, 90, announced the diagnosis in a short statement. He did not specify what type of cancer it is, only that it is "now in other parts of my body."

"A more complete public statement will be made when facts are known, possibly next week," he said. Carter will undergo treatment at Emory Healthcare in Atlanta."

#news   #US   #USpolitics   #USNews   #Cancer   #JimmyCarter   #Atlanta  

Former President Jimmy Carter has cancer

Former president Jimmy Carter announced Wednesday he has cancer. It was discovered during a recent liver surgery.

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US military official: 'We were outraged' when Turkey pulled a fast one by bombing the Northern Iraqi Kurds right after the anti-ISIS deal

"An American military source told Fox News that US military leaders were "outraged" when Turkey began launching airstrikes against the Kurdish PKK in northern Iraq just hours after striking a deal with the US opposing the Islamic State, the militant group also known as ISIS, ISIL, or Daesh."

#worldnews   #Turkey   #Iraq   #US   #Politics   #Wars   #USpolitics  

US military official: 'We were outraged' when Turkey pulled a fast one right after the anti-ISIS deal

An American military source told Fox News that...

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It’s a program costing the Mexican treasury $1.6 billion in a push to convert the nation from analog television signals to a digital format. The United States made the switch in 2009.

“I am happy,” López said. “We’ve always wanted a digital television. We’ll see more channels. The kids will see cartoons.”

#Mexico   #television   #digitaltelevison   #poverty   #technology   #technews  

Mexico hands out free TVs to the poor in massive giveaway

Cradling a flat-screen television set in her arms, Tomasa López beamed at her good fortune: She’d just taken part in the world’s biggest distribution of free digital televisions.

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"Oil ended up on Wednesday as a weaker dollar and lower U.S. crude stockpiles provided a modest bounce off six-year lows hit the previous session, when worries about China's plummeting currency and economic slowdown deflated prices."

#oilandgas   #oilprices   #gasprices   #US   #China   #currency   #deflation   #dollar   #crudeoil   #worldnews   #politics   #saudiarabia   #news   #USEconomy   #ChinaEconomy  

Oil steady on U.S. stockpile decline, dollar weakness

Oil ended up on Wednesday as a weaker dollar and lower U.S. crude stockpiles provided a modest bounce off six-year lows hit the previous session, when worries about China's plummeting currency and

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"State media said the blasts happened in a warehouse storing "dangerous and chemical goods" in the port area of the city. Pictures and video on social media showed flames lighting up the sky, and buildings are said to have collapsed. Hospitals are reported to be overwhelmed with casualties."

#China   #WorldNews   #Tianjin  

China blasts: Casualties in Tianjin port city explosions - BBC News

At least 17 people are killed and hundreds injured, state media report, as huge explosions rock the northern Chinese port city of Tianjin.

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Alphabet to have a watchful eye over several companies, one of which is Google 

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Alphabet

As Sergey and I wrote in the original founders letter 11 years ago, “Google is not a conventional company. We do not intend to become one.” As part of that, we also said that you could expect us to make “smaller bets in areas that might seem very speculative or even strange when compared to our ...

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U.S. 'supermax' prison: 'Alcatraz of the Rockies' is seen as 'inhuman and degrading' by Irish court

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U.S. 'supermax' prison: 'Alcatraz of the Rockies' is seen as 'inhuman and degrading'

U.S. prosecutors want Ali Charaf Damache in the worst way.

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Why China's devaluation of the yuan matters so much

China has devalued the yuan, also known as the renminbi or RMB. The move Tuesday by the central bank comes as Chinese economic growth slows. First-half growth was 7% compared with the same period a year ago, the lowest in several years, and over the weekend, export data came in weaker than expected....

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"Russia's economy has been bruised over the past year, in part because of the double whammy of collapsing oil prices and sanctions over the conflict in Ukraine. Oil prices started to fall once again recently, which is a worrying sign for a country that is heavily dependent on energy."

#Russia   #WorldNews   #internationalbusiness   #energy   #oilandgas   #oilprices   #oil  

Russia's economy is shriveling up

Russia's economy has contracted the most since...

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July 28, 2015 2 comments 2 shares 10 plus ones
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"It said it would no longer require users to sign up to Google+ to post comments to products such as YouTube.

Brad Horowitz, who manages Google's photos and sharing services, announced the changes in a blog on Monday.

One expert told the BBC that some YouTube creators had reacted to the news with "glee".

Google had been criticised by YouTube stars over its attempt to integrate Google+ with the video sharing site."

#Google   #GooglePlus   #technology   #Internet   #Youtube   #technews  

Google unlinking Google+ from YouTube - BBC News

Google reveals plans to sideline its social network Google+ by changing the way users log in to its products and services.

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June 10, 2015 2 comments 1 shares 9 plus ones
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"In a major shift of focus in the battle against the Islamic State, the Obama administration is planning to establish a new military base in Anbar Province, Iraq, and to send up to 450 more American military trainers to help Iraqi forces retake the city of Ramadi."

#worldnews   #iraq   #isis   #ramadi   #politics   #news   #wars   #military  

U.S. Embracing a New Approach on Battling ISIS in Iraq - NYTimes.com

The Obama administration is planning to send hundreds of additional military trainers to help Iraqi forces retake Ramadi and repel the Islamic State.

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