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From ThinkProgress Tue Nov 25 2014, 12:45:58

"I would like to give all thoughts and prayers to the people who are out there peacefully protesting. And I also give thoughts and prayers for the people who could not hold their anger in."

The post Watch This Rapper's Spontaneous Emotional Tribute To Mike Brown appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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From A View From The Cave Tue Nov 25 2014, 12:39:00

In part two of our reporting on water in Tanzania, Jacob takes us to Lupeta where a cycle of failed water access continued until NGO WaterAid stepped in to fix a recently broken water source. It also comes with a, if I do say so myself, pretty sweet interactive map from the Broad Street Maps team (capture seen above). Read an excerpt below and the full story here.

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From ThinkProgress Tue Nov 25 2014, 12:24:15

The majority also say they aren't allowed to make request to have Thanksgiving off.

The post Exclusive: Kmart Workers Say They Risk Being Fired If They Don't Come In On Thanksgiving appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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From Columbia Journalism Review Tue Nov 25 2014, 12:20:00

By Allison Griner Leah Parsons was only 13 years old when she invented the name that would echo across Canada years later. Her niece Heather had come over to play, and Parsons started to toy with her name, arranging and rearranging the syllables. Heather. Parsons mused over the word, then repeated it backwards. Rehtaeh. "I thought, 'Oh, that's kind of neat....

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From Shadow and Act Tue Nov 25 2014, 12:13:04

Omar Sy joins Chris Pratt, Irrfan Khan, Bryce Dallas Howard, Vincent D'Onofrio, Jake Johnson and others in the 4th installment of Steven Spielberg's Dinosaur-Park Saga titled "Jurassic World," set for release on June 12, 2015 stateside and in the U.K. Colin Trevorrow is directing the latest in the franchise, which will no longer see Jeff Goldblum, Sam Neill and Laura Dern in the leads of Ian Malcolm, Alan Grand and Ellie Sattler, respectively. It's an entirely new cast; only B.D. Wong (reprising his role as chief geneticist Dr Henry Wu), who was in the very first film, appears in this one as...

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From ThinkProgress Tue Nov 25 2014, 11:51:20

Now that this grand jury has decided not to indict Officer Wilson, however, there are still legal avenues available that could lead to Wilson -- and the rest of the police department in Ferguson -- having to justify their actions in court.

The post Four Ways Officer Darren Wilson And The Ferguson Police Could Still Be Held Accountable In Court appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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From Shadow and Act Tue Nov 25 2014, 11:50:20

Following the announcement that police officer Darren Wilson would not be indicted for the murder of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO, several human rights groups have sprung into action to protest the decision and push back against undue violence at the hands of police.  In the entertainment community, Blackout for Human Rights, a "network of concerned citizens who commit their resources to immediately address the staggering level of human rights violations against fellow Americans," has been active in the past few months with a series of videos calling for a nationwide boycott of all major retailers this Black Friday, the major shopping day following Thanksgiving.  One...

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From Project Syndicate RSS-Feed Tue Nov 25 2014, 11:50:04

Until the 1980s, about 70% of income went to labor income and 30% to capital income. But, since then, the share of income going to labor has declined in all rich countries, and research indicates that half of this decline is the result of cheaper information technology - allowing firms to replace workers with computers.

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From ThinkProgress Tue Nov 25 2014, 11:42:29

This year saw a flurry of activity on work/family issues at the state and local level, and next year could bring even more.

The post All The Places That Could Make Life Easier For Working Families Next Year appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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From Shadow and Act Tue Nov 25 2014, 11:37:31

I recall calling the move to make a PG-13 "Expendables" a buzz-kill, when the movie's MPAA rating was announced before its release over the summer. Yes, I know, a movie can be rated PG-13 and still be uproarious, but, come on! The first 2 "Expendables" movies were rated R, and for good reason. I was looking forward to an even more irreverent "Expendables 3" movie over the summer - the bloody violence, strong language, grisly, disturbing images and more, not aimed at the PC crowd, that would ensure parental guidance stickers. But that didn't quite happen. Maybe I was inflating things a bit, but it made me a tad nervous about what "The...

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