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The secret to the Warriors' success 24.5.2016 LA Times: Commentary

The secret to the Golden State Warriors’ phenomenal success lies in point guard Stephen Curry. At least that’s the conventional wisdom. He made 402 three-point shots in the 2015-16 NBA regular season, breaking his own record of 286, set the year before, which broke his previous record set in 2012-13....

Green Party's Jill Stein Shares Her "Plan B" for Bernie Sanders Supporters: A Green New Deal 24.5.2016
Jill Stein, the presumptive nominee of the Green Party. (Image: Jared Rodriguez / Truthout ) As the dominant media and political establishment begin to focus on a general election between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, Truthout speaks with 2016 presidential candidate Jill Stein, the presumptive nominee of the Green Party, about Bernie Sanders, the "Green New Deal" and the politics of fear. Jill Stein, the presumptive nominee of the Green Party. (Image: Jared Rodriguez / Truthout ) As Bernie Sanders' voters begin facing the question of whether or not to support Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton if she becomes the party's nominee, many of his supporters have pledged never to support her. In fact, voters in both major parties are seeking alternatives in this year's presidential election -- and third-party candidates are seeing an explosion in social media interest in their campaigns. For more original Truthout election coverage, check out our election section, "Beyond the Sound Bites: ...
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Cosby criminal trial starts today 24.5.2016 CNN: Top Stories
The first criminal case against Bill Cosby is set to begin.
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ON BASKETBALL: Green's history may have helped him 24.5.2016 AP Top News
MIAMI (AP) -- Draymond Green has a history, and in this case it seems to have been helpful....
Trump's America Wouldn't Have Welcomed This Muslim Military Hero 24.5.2016 Politics on
Nearly 6,000 members of the U.S. military self-identify as Muslim, according to the Pentagon. Their next commander-in-chief could be a man who has called for a blanket ban on all people of their faith from entering the U.S. Here, in his own words, is the story of how one immigrant -- who happens to be Muslim -- joined the U.S. Army, fought overseas, became a citizen, won a Bronze Star, and is now worried about the possibility of raising his children in a country where Donald Trump is president.   Hanif Sangi and his wife Kanwal live in Elliott City, Maryland, with their three children. Sangi works for the federal government as an engineer. I came to the United States in 1999 from Pakistan and my first thought was, “How can I serve this great country?” In 2000, as many migrants to this country have done, I joined the United States military. I served in the U.S Army’s 1st Cavalry Division and in the Army’s elite Special Forces. When I was deployed into harm’s way and my family remained stateside, I was ...
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Bug poo is turning the Taj Mahal green, but scrubbing it off only makes matters worse. 24.5.2016 Washington Post
Bug poo is turning the Taj Mahal green, but scrubbing it off only makes matters worse.
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Towards a better planet and a life of dignity for all 24.5.2016 Green on
As we approach the second session of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA), it is important to put into perspective the challenges facing the international community ahead of this crucial meeting and the fundamental goals that underpin it. The gathering in Nairobi will be a part of a much broader global reflection. Its landmark precedents, such as the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit, have put the world on the road to making environmental sustainability key to human development and our efforts to end poverty and hunger. At the threshold of this journey, which starts at UNEA, lies the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its Sustainable Development Goals - a global cornerstone that marks a sharp turn in the international community's course towards sustainable human development. Evaluating accomplishments, measuring progress and quantifying pending objectives will be vital to the success of the Agenda 2030. The progress already made in recent years is enough to fill us with ...
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Dogs as sentinels: Blue-green algae brings toxic mystery to Minn. waters 24.5.2016 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Across Minnesota each summer, sky-blue waters transform into pea-green soup, a sign of possible toxins. It's happening more often -- and farther north -- than ever before, suggesting that climate change is a key player.
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IS attacks undermine Iraqi state in war weary capital 24.5.2016 Washington Post: World
Even as Iraq slowly claws back territory from the Islamic State group, faith in the government is crumbling among many, particularly the country’s Shiites, angered by political disarray and the continual pounding of the capital, Baghdad, by militants’ bombings.
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Recipe: For foolproof baked salmon, reach for foil and make packets 24.5.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
We all know that eating fish several times a week is a healthy goal. But a lot of otherwise accomplished home cooks still find cooking fish a bit intimidating. The biggest worry? Drying it out. I’d love to say that this fear is unfounded, but truth is that it’s easy to overcook fish. This is why I always pull the fish out a minute or two before I think it’s done. Usually, that will result in perfectly moist and tender results.<freeform> Another trick: en papillote, or packet method of cook...
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Draymond Green avoids suspension but receives $25,000 fine for kicking Steven Adams 24.5.2016 LA Times: Commentary

It was never a whodunit, only a matter of what the NBA was going to do about it.

The league opted for leniency with Draymond Green on Monday, imposing a $25,000 fine and upgrading his kick to the groin of Steven Adams in Game 3 of the Western Conference finals to a flagrant-2 foul.

Escaping the...

A brief history of NBA suspensions that swung a playoff series 24.5.2016 Washington Post
A brief history of NBA suspensions that swung a playoff series
High court ruling helps federal workers file job bias claims 24.5.2016 Washington Post
High court ruling helps federal workers file job bias claims
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Faculty strike at Green River College to protest cuts 24.5.2016 AP Washington
AUBURN, Wash. (AP) -- Faculty members are striking at Green River College in Auburn to protest cuts proposed by the administration....
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Left-Leaning Candidate Wins Austria's Presidential Election — Barely 23.5.2016 NPR News
Retired economics professor Alexander Van der Bellen edged out anti-immigrant populist candidate Norbert Hofer by just more than 31,000 votes — 0.6 percent of the vote.
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Green River College faculty on strike over proposed program cuts 23.5.2016 Seattle Times: Local

Faculty at Green River College walked off the job Monday, striking to protest a proposal by the college to eliminate 11 programs and courses to save money.
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YYSC to host panel discussion on tiny homes 23.5.2016 Steamboat Pilot
The city of Steamboat Springs planning director Tyler Gibbs believes tiny homes could be an important part of the city’s affordable housing equation mixed with everything from dorms to entry-level homes. Steamboat Sotheby’s Realtor Darrin Fryer thinks if 200 tiny homes, or homes on foundations less than 600 square feet, were to magically appear in the city tomorrow, there would still be a waiting list of potential residents. The two men agree that while the development code could accommodate tiny homes, existing lot sizes do not allow tiny home developments to be financially feasible. What: Yampa Valley Sustainability Council Talking Green panel discussion on tiny homes When: 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 24 Where: Steamboat Springs High School library, 45 E. Maple St. Current zoning would need to be changed to allow smaller lot sizes or multiple tiny homes on one lot once a location is selected, Gibbs said . Prebuilt homes added to existing lots as accessory dwelling units in some zone districts is another ...
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Did Draymond Green purposely kick Steven Adams in the groin? You decide [Video] 23.5.2016 LA Times: Commentary
Draymond Green's leg keeps finding Steven Adams' groin during the Western Conference finals. Midway through the second quarter of Game 3 on Sunday night, Golden State's Green flailed out his leg and struck Oklahoma City center Steven Adams in the groin for the second time in two games. The Thunder's...
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Far right falls short in Austria's presidential election; leftist wins 23.5.2016 LA Times: Commentary

A left-wing candidate supported by virtually the entire political establishment has narrowly defeated a far-right populist in Austria’s presidential election after a campaign that splintered the country and caused turbulence across Europe.

 After absentee ballots were counted Monday, Alexander...

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6 Ways We're Learning to Love Our Food 23.5.2016 Green on
(Yulia Grigoryeva, Shutterstock) More and more people today are realizing that our food system is dysfunctional. Instead of nourishing us, it feeds us food that is not food; food that is damaging to the soil, air, water and climate; food that is decreasing the lifespans of our children and grandchildren; food for which we pay little up front but far, far too much down the road. A spate of books , documentaries and news articles highlighting the hidden costs of our industrial food system has brought this dysfunction into the light. Just five years ago, the political power of the agricultural industry made reform seem out of reach. But the landscape is shifting. Here are six ways environmentalists, lawyers, chefs and food critics are joining forces to enact real change in our food system: 1. Chefs are highly influential, and according to the National Restaurant Association's annual "What's Hot" chef's survey , five out of the top 10 restaurant trends of 2016 involve locally sourced, healthy, natural ...
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