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French hostage crisis: Islamic State finds extremist partners in Africa (+video)

CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR

An obscure Algerian extremist group that abducted a French alpine guide has threatened to kill him. The group broke from Al Qaeda earlier this month and vowed allegiance to the self-declared Islamic State.
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2 hours 58 minutes ago

Can developed and developing nations unite on energy issues?

PBS NEWSHOUR

Watch Video | Listen to the AudioRELATED LINKSObama: U.S. part of climate problem, but all nations need to work on it Where does the global community stand on climate change action? Making sense of this week’s climate change news JEFFREY BROWN:...
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on Tue Sep 23 7:47 PM

Facebook Further Reveals Plans for Internet-Connected Drones

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Yael Maguire, engineering director at Facebook Connectivity Lab, doesn't like to use the word "drones" when it comes to "beaming" Internet to the developing world. He prefers "planes." But whatever you want to call them, Facebook and Internet.org...
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on Tue Sep 23 6:05 PM

Utah man pleads guilty to hate crime for threatening interracial family | Reuters

REUTERS

(Reuters) - An elderly Utah man pleaded guilty to a federal hate crime charge on Tuesday for threatening to kill two white members of an interracial family if they did not make an African American relative leave their home, prosecutors said.
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on Tue Sep 23 5:13 PM

Orcas On Drone Video Of Family Of Killer Whales

BUSINESS INSIDER

Scientists have captured an amazing bird's-eye video of killer whales, not from a plane or a helicopter, but from an aerial drone. Last month, researchers from Vancouver Aquarium and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) used...
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on Tue Sep 23 5:06 PM

Harvard endowment grows to $36.4 billion, nears pre-crisis level | Reuters

REUTERS

BOSTON (Reuters) - Harvard University said Tuesday its $36 billion endowment posted a 15.4 percent return in fiscal 2014 as in-house bond managers and outside hedge funds teamed up to easily beat the portfolio's 14.6 percent benchmark return.
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on Tue Sep 23 5:02 PM

U.S. forecasts more than 500,000 Ebola cases in West Africa | Reuters

REUTERS

NEW YORK/GENEVA (Reuters) - Global experts issued stark new warnings of the scale of West Africa's Ebola outbreak on Tuesday, with the U.S. government estimating between 550,000 and 1.4 million people might be infected in the region by January.
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on Tue Sep 23 3:45 PM

Rocket Internet Prices Shares to Value Firm Around $8 Billion

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Rocket is looking to expand its e-commerce efforts in regions not already dominated by Amazon or Alibaba.
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on Tue Sep 23 1:24 PM

Texas Insider » Throughout U.S. History, Immigration Surges Have Harmed Black Workers

TEXAS INSIDER

Washington, DC - Surges in immigration have harmed black workers throughout U.S. history. Evidence shows that eras of high black employment and economic mobility directly correspond with periods of reduced immigration. Should President Obama...
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on Tue Sep 23 4:30 AM

Professor Astro Cat’s Frontiers of Space: Imaginative and Illuminating Children’s Book Tickles Our Zest for the Cosmos

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Rocket fuel for the souls of budding Sagans.Brain Pickings takes 450+ hours a month to curate and edit across the different platforms, and remains banner-free. If it brings you any joy and inspiration, please consider a modest donation – it lets...
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