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From ThinkProgress Tue Sep 2 2014, 12:40:54

Private prison investors are seizing on the influx of migrants from Central America as an opportunity for more profit.

The post Private Prison Stocks Soar As Companies Cash In On Incarcerated Immigrants appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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From ThinkProgress Tue Sep 2 2014, 12:22:05

Half of Americans who work full time put in more than 40 hours, with nearly one in five putting in more than 60.

The post The 40-Hour Workweek Is Actually 47 Hours Long appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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From Shadow and Act Tue Sep 2 2014, 12:17:22

Screening at the upcoming 39th edition of the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) in its Docs lineup, among the always impressive slate of high-profile films making their world premieres at the festival, is "Beats of the Antonov," a feature documentary that tells the story of the people of the Blue Nile and Nuba Mountains in Sudan, showing how they deal with civil war, and, more specifically, how the fear of the Russian-made Antonov planes that bomb these areas has had an unexpected result. Thanks to remarkable access, the film - directed by Sudanese filmmaker Hajooj Kuka, and produced by Sarah Abunama-Elgadi and Steven Markovitz for Big World Cinema -...

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From ThinkProgress Tue Sep 2 2014, 12:11:36

Some of the money will go to businesses and individuals affected by the spill.

The post Halliburton Agrees To $1.1 Billion Settlement For BP Oil Spill appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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From ThinkProgress Tue Sep 2 2014, 11:54:44

This is news, because it happened to Jennifer Lawrence. But these kinds of violations happen to all kinds of women, all the time.

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From ThinkProgress Tue Sep 2 2014, 11:43:50

This isn't a problem limited to celebrities, and Congress may soon weigh in.

The post How To Stop People From Posting Women's Naked Photos Without Permission appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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From Shadow and Act Tue Sep 2 2014, 11:39:44

Tribeca Film will release One9's "Time Is Illmatic," which had its world premiere as the opening night film of the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival, this fall.  Written by Erik Parker and produced by One9, Parker, and Anthony Saleh, the film follows the trajectory of Nas' 1994 landmark debut album, "Illmatic" - widely considered one of the most important and revolutionary albums in hip-hop.  Tribeca Film is planning a simultaneous theatrical and VOD release in October, along with performances from Nas in select cities.  Additionally an educational youth screening series will complement the release. "Time Is Illmatic" traces...

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From ThinkProgress Tue Sep 2 2014, 11:35:20

After testing 100 water wells atop one of the largest natural gas reserves in the U.S., researchers found that nearly 30 percent contain levels of arsenic above the limit considered safe.

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From ONE Tue Sep 2 2014, 11:34:38

The five biggest economies in Africa are overwhelmingly powered by the export of natural resources.  But too often, corruption and mismanagement means the wealth generated doesn't benefit the people who live there.  These infographics show exactly what's driving these economies, and reveal why ONE is campaigning for improved transparency in the global oil and mineral extractives industries.  1....

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Tue Sep 2 2014, 11:32:57

French actress Julie Gayet, whose affair with President François Hollande made headlines worldwide, on Tuesday won a privacy case against a photographer who snapped her in her car.

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