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From Zambian Economist Fri Jul 25 2014, 12:37:00

Editor's note:  A very helpful response from ZIPAR on some of the questions that the were raised by Zambian Economist readers on Facebook and Twitter pages. You can also follow the discussion to the article below via Facebook.

CDF reform should begin with guaranteeing a fairer distribution of resources across Zambia- before embarking on more comprehensive reform.

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From ThinkProgress Fri Jul 25 2014, 12:34:13

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) thinks the LGBT community wants to make it easier for adults to "freely prey on little children sexually."

The post Michele Bachmann: LGBT Movement Has A Pro-Pedophilia Agenda appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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From ThinkProgress Fri Jul 25 2014, 12:20:18

It's now legal to smoke marijuana in the privacy of a Washingtonian's home. But the homeless still risk citation and arrest.

The post Nearly Half Of Seattle's Marijuana Citations Go To Homeless People appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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From Foreign Policy Fri Jul 25 2014, 12:15:13

The world wants to hold someone accountable for the 298 people killed. But determining whom to go after -- and how to hold them responsible -- won't be easy.

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From Foreign Policy Fri Jul 25 2014, 12:11:37

There were infinite (and well-documented) reasons why it was a terrible idea to invest millions of dollars in getting Afghans to grow soybeans. But the United States did it anyway.

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From Shadow and Act Fri Jul 25 2014, 12:10:49

Adrien Sauvage is a young Ghanian-born British stylist, designer and photographer. His label is ironically titled "This is not a Suit" (ironic because he specializes in suits, like that other Ghanaian British designer, Ozwald Boateng).  The below short film/campaign titled "The Art Of DE" (or Dressing Easy) was created, co-written, co-directed and stars Sauvage himself. He's usually directly responsible for his ad campaigns, I read.  But I really dig this... it's, for lack of a better phrase, cool! I love the simplicity of it (though also effective), as well as the black & white cinematography (I'm a sucker for black & white film,...

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From ThinkProgress Fri Jul 25 2014, 12:09:11

"Smaller is baller," says the Google-sponsored competition to invent a tiny household power inverter.

The post If You Can Make Solar Power Better, Google Will Give You $1 Million appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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From ThinkProgress Fri Jul 25 2014, 12:05:41

"The city has certain values that I don't believe are in general agreement with having an atheist station, nor in general agreement with having a Nazi station or Ku Klux Klan station."

The post Mayor Forbids Atheist Booth, Comparing Group To KKK And Nazis appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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From ThinkProgress Fri Jul 25 2014, 11:58:12

Mark Cuban would rather see corporate America reinvest at home than pretend that shrinking tax liability by moving overseas is good for growth.

The post Billionaire Blasts Companies That Jump Overseas To Duck Taxes: 'I'm Selling Your Stock' appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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From Foreign Policy Fri Jul 25 2014, 11:54:56

The aftermath of the MH17 shoot-down; violence in Gaza continues; and Hindus celebrate in India.

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