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Jay Z gets into the booze business with a champagne deal

Rapper and entrepreneur Shawn “Jay Z” Carter has acquired a stake in a champagne brand that sells for $300 a pop, becoming the latest celebrity to …

IRS Says It Will Treat Bitcoins As Property, Not Currency

In a new rule released on Tuesday, the Internal Revenue Service says it will treat bitcoin and other virtual currencies as property.<p>The Wall Street Journal reports this means any profits made on the currency will be taxed at the capital-gains rate and that investors will have to keep extensive …

US to give extra $83m in aid to South Sudan

The United States has said it is increasing its humanitarian aid to South Sudan to $411m, funneling it through UN agencies and non-governmental organisations (NGOs).<p>The State Department said Washington was adding an extra $83m in aid to address the needs of South Sudanese affected by an armed …

Another State Is About to Adopt Obamacare’s Medicaid Expansion

New Hamp­shire is about to be­come the next state to ad­opt the Af­ford­able Care Act’s ex­pan­sion of Medi­caid.<p>The Demo­crat­ic-con­trolled House …

Climate Change Could Delay The Fight Against World Hunger For Decades: Report

Coffee, almonds and apples are just a few foods whose continued production is under threat due to climate change. But the implications of a changing climate have a much broader impact on global food supply, according to a new report.<p>The new report, which Oxfam released Monday, warns that climate …

The Forgotten Genocidal War in Darfur Revealed in New Satellite Photos

Satellite images show the savage Janjaweed militias who helped carry out the genocide in Sudan a decade ago are back at work, and with a …

1 in 8 deaths linked to air pollution, World Health Organization says

Air pollution kills about 7 million people a year and is linked to 1 in 8 deaths worldwide, according to a report released Tuesday by the World Health Organization.<p>The finding more than doubles previous estimates "and confirms that air pollution is now the world's largest single environmental …

USC Will Offer A Google Glass Journalism Class This Fall

This fall, students at the University of Southern California could witness a techno-savvy fashion trend amidst a sea of flip-flops and sweatpants: Google Glass.<p>To wit: The university’s Anneburg School of Journalism will offer a new course called Glass Journalism that aims to create apps for the …

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Powerful Portraits of Secluded Cultures on the Brink of Extinction

Before They Pass Away is a powerful documentary series by photographer Jimmy Nelson featuring dozens of cultures around the world whose people live in seclusion and are at risk of fading away. Traveling across five continents, the English photographer manages to embrace the various cultures he has …

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