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Big Shelves Of Antarctic Ice Melting Faster Than Scientists Thought

The Antarctic is far away, freezing and buried under a patchwork of ice sheets and glaciers. But a warming climate is altering that mosaic in unpredictable ways — research published Thursday shows that the pace of change in parts of the Antarctic is accelerating.<p>Ice Shelf Collapse<p>In 2002, the …

Short Film Showcase: Staying Afloat on a Drowning Island

Changing Planet<p>A tiny island in the bayous of southern Louisiana is slowly disappearing due to rising seas and coastal erosion. Hear how the last remaining residents of Isle de Jean Charles are coping with a foreboding future in filmmaker Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee’s haunting portrait of a community on …

This Is An Ideal Resume For A Mid-Level Employee

Having a ton of experience under your belt doesn't necessarily mean you have an "impressive" resume.<p>"You can have all the experience in the world — but if your resume doesn't stand out, if you don't present that information in a well-organized manner, or if it doesn't tell your story, nobody will …

Philadelphia police shooting victims are 81% African American, report finds

Philadelphia police shot black people at about twice the rate of their occurrence in the general population, according to a new federal study.<p>Eighty-one percent of people shot by police officers in Philadelphia from 2007 to 2013 were African American, despite black people accounting for just more …

Law Enforcement

Donald Trump is a Ted Cruz birther

Cruz announced on Monday that he will run for president and Trump, who is also considering a presidential bid, wondered if the Texan was even eligible to become commander-in-chief.<p>"It's a hurdle, somebody could certainly look at it very seriously," Trump told My Fox New York on Monday, about Cruz's …

New Zealand used NSA data to spy on rival trade leader candidates

Want to understand why far-reaching, poorly scrutinized spying programs are dangerous? Here's why. <i>The Intercept</i> and the <i>New Zealand Herald</i> have obtained a document showing that New Zealand used the US National Security Agency's XKeyscore surveillance system to spy on other countries' candidates for …

New Zealand

US sets new record for denying federal files under Freedom of Information Act

The US has set a new record for denying and censoring federal files under the Freedom of Information Act, analysis by the Associated Press reveals.<p>For the second consecutive year, the Obama administration more often than ever censored government files or outright denied access to them under the …

Surveillance

One of the first direct flights from Cuba to NY just took off from Havana

The chartered flight departed Tuesday from Jose Marti International Airport with 10 people on board.<p>The routes are booked by California-based Cuba Travel Services and operated by Sun Country Airlines. Initially, the 3 1/2-hour flights will run once per week.<p>That comes after a third round of …

Russia was 'ready for nuclear alert' over Crimea

Moscow was ready to put its nuclear forces on alert to ensure Russia's annexation of Crimea from Ukraine last year, President Vladimir Putin has said in a pre-recorded documentary.<p>Putin also said that Russia had saved the life of Ukraine's former pro-Moscow president, Viktor Yanukovich, who he said …

You probably won’t read this piece about Syria

There's something in her eyes. Something more than the bafflement you so often see in the faces of innocents victimised by the wars of others. It's something that haunts. Something that reaches you most powerfully not in your mind, but somewhere more prosaic. In your guts. In your bones.<p>Her …

People With 'Invisible Disabilities' Fight For Understanding

Some disabilities are more obvious than others. Many are immediately apparent, especially if someone relies on a wheelchair or cane. But others — known as "invisible" disabilities — are not. People who live with them face particular challenges in the workplace and in their communities.<p>Carly …