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Ten questions for 2020 presidential candidate Tom Steyer

In November 2020, America will go to the polls to vote in perhaps the most consequential election in a generation. The winner will lead the country amid great social, economic and ecological unrest. The 2020 election will be a referendum on both the current White House and the direction of the country at large. Nearly [&hellip

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Sports Direct investors rebel against Mike Ashley

He bought House of Fraser for £90m last year saying he wanted to turn it into the “Harrods of the High Street”. Sports Direct later said it regretted the acquisition, describing problems at House of Fraser as “nothing short of terminal”. Sports Direct regrets House of Fraser rescue ‘Shambles’ as Sports Direct’s results delayed Mike [&hellip

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Government sues Edward Snowden for breaking a non-disclosure agreement

Edward Snowden, the NSA whistle-blower who shed light on government surveillance when he leaked intelligence documents in 2013, is being sued by the Department of Justice (DOJ) for breaking a contract he signed by publishing a memoir. Snowdens memoir, Permanent Record, was released on Tuesday. The DOJ also announced their suit against Snowden on Tuesday, [&hellip

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How Kobalt is simplifying the killer complexities of the music industry

Backed by over $200 million in VC funding, Kobalt is changing the way the music industry does business and putting more money into musicians’ pockets in the process. In Part I of this series, I walked through the company’s founding story and its overall structure. There are two core theses that Kobalt bet on: 1) [&hellip

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Mom Of A Meth Addict Buys This Stranger $400 Worth Of Textbooks To Teach How Important It Is To Be Kind

beepboop-its-a-robot witnessed an old lady buying a complete stranger $400 worth of textbooks. Considering that the average student in the USA spends around Image credits: review of Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) data, textbook prices have risen over three times the rate of inflation from January 1977 to June 2015. A 1,041 percent increase. “They’ve been able [&hellip

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Nutaku announces redesign and filters for LGBTQ porn games

MindGeeks Nutaku is getting a new look. Earlier this week, the adult games storefront unveiled its new user interface (UI), complete with search filters, a brand new dark mode, improved performance, and content filters for LGBTQ porn games. In the upcoming Nutaku redesign, players can add games to a Favorite Games tab, search for titles [&hellip

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Police video from Jeffrey Epstein’s Florida mansion appears to show pictures, some topless, of Ghislaine Maxwell

Video from a 2005 police raid of convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein’s Florida mansion shows several photographs, including at least one explicit photo, and a sketch, appearing to depict his then-girlfriend, Ghislaine Maxwell. (Palm Beach County State Attorney’s Office) VIDEO FROM RAID ON JEFFREY EPSTEIN’S PALM BEACH MANSION SHOWED NUDE IMAGES OF YOUNG WOMEN Maxwell, 57, [&hellip

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‘No judgment. We just run’: inside San Quentin’s 1,000 Mile Club

Sport programs in prison are aiming to end reoffending. And the results are striking on both sides of the Atlantic Markelle Taylor finished the 2019 Boston Marathon in three hours, three minutes and 52 seconds, a blisteringly fast time for a 46-year-old man who did all of his training on a quarter-mile track of asphalt, [&hellip

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The Radical Transformation of the Textbook

For several decades, textbook publishers followed the same basic model: Pitch a hefty tome of knowledge to faculty for inclusion in lesson plans; charge students an equally hefty sum; revise and update its content as needed every few years. Repeat. But the last several years have seen a shift at colleges and universities—one that has [&hellip

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New Republic Drops Out Of Climate Forum Over Backlash To Buttigieg Op-Ed

The summit, set for Sept. 23 in New York, will provide an opportunity for Democratic presidential candidates to discuss the climate change crisis after the Democratic National Committee said it would not host a debate focused solely on the issue, TNR and Gizmodo announced Thursday. “This incident was entirely inconsistent with our values as journalists [&hellip

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