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Apple is the greenest tech company in the world, according to Greenpeace

Apple, along with Google and Facebook — the other highest scorers in the report — made a pledge in 2012 to to transition to 100% renewable energy. Its new headquarters, which are currently under construction, will run completely on renewable energy, with an estimated 700,000 square feet of solar …

Renewable Energy

California Bans State-Funded Travel To Four States With Bigoted Laws

California won’t be seceding from the rest of the nation anytime soon, but The Golden State <i>is</i> making an important statement about the discrimination of LGBT people across the country. Starting this month, the state will ban travel to four states — North Carolina, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Kansas …

A Texas federal judge OKs nationwide discrimination in healthcare against transgender people

In a ruling upholding the latest tangential attack on the Affordable Care Act by religious activists, a federal district judge in Texas blocked regulations prohibiting insurers, doctors, or hospitals from discriminating against transgender patients or women with an abortion in their medical history.<p>…

How Liquid Chlorophyll Can Improve Skin

A couple of years ago, I was reading one of those beauty sites on which some of the world's coolest women talk at length about their lives in terms of health and beauty—the products they've grown up using, the ones they've recently discovered, the routines they've come to rely on. One particular …

Skin Care

All the books you should have read in 2016

Bob Dylan won the Nobel Prize for Literature, Paul Beatty became the first American writer to win the Booker Prize, the Internet picked sides when …

Texas Republican Wants to Out LGBT Kids in School

A Tea Party lawmaker would force teachers to tell parents about a student’s gender identity—even if the kid wants to keep it secret.<p>AMARILLO, Texas—A …

Margaret Atwood and other Canada authors in university firing row

<b>Canada's literary community is in turmoil over unspecified but "serious accusations" against one of its own.</b><p>The seeds of the literary row were planted a year ago, when the University of British Columbia (UBC) suspended author and lecturer Steven Galloway.<p>He was later fired after a month-long …

Margaret Atwood

Egyptian lawmaker's call for virginity tests draws fire

CAIRO (AP) — A women's rights group has filed a legal complaint against an Egyptian lawmaker who called for mandatory virginity tests for women seeking university admission, the Al-Masry Al-Youm newspaper reported Sunday.<p>It quoted Maya Morsi, head of the state-sanctioned National Council for Women, …

Rights & Freedoms

Los Angeles police investigating fatal shooting by officer

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Los Angeles Police Department says it is investigating after an officer fatally shot a black man following a foot chase.<p>LAPD officers say the incident started when they tried to perform a traffic stop early Saturday afternoon on a car with paper license plates. Officers suspected the …

Los Angeles

Ethiopia's tribes – in pictures

Globalisation and development are impacting heavily on the tribes living in the Omo Valley. Human rights groups fear for their future if they are forced to scatter, give up traditional ways of living through loss of land or the ability to keep cattle

Human Rights

Man travels 12,000 km to capture Thai scenes for Google | CNN Travel

Travel

Drunk American Airlines Pilot Arrested Right Before His Flight

A pilot was arrested and his flight grounded after airport officials determined that he’d had too many early morning drinks before takeoff.<p>An eagle-eyed Transportation Security Administration agent noticed the unidentified American Airlines pilot acting strangely at a security checkpoint and …

American Airlines

Black mail carrier handcuffed by NYPD while delivering packages, video shows

Glen Grays, a postal worker in Brooklyn, had his delivery route cut short on St. Patrick’s Day when he was handcuffed by four plainclothes police officers and placed in an unmarked car.<p>Cellphone video filmed by a bystander shows Grays in his U.S. Postal Service uniform, holding a package, when the …

Justice

Canada urged to rethink approach to sexual assault after Ghomeshi acquittal

‘The whole system needs to be changed’ says complainant in high-profile case against former CBC radio star<p>The acquittal of former radio star Jian Ghomeshi has prompted fresh calls for a sweeping overhaul of the way Canada deals with allegations of sexual violence.<p>In a ruling on Thursday, Judge …

Justice

5 Marketing Mistakes Small Businesses Make: And Why You Need to Avoid Them

If you are running a small business, you probably don’t have a huge marketing budget (not yet, anyway). The good news is that vast financial …

14 books to read on your commute that will make you smarter about business

One way of combining the necessity of getting to our workplace with success is to spend the time reading or listening to books.<p>Here are my suggestions for great business books to read or listen to during your commute.<p><b>1.</b><b>"The</b> <b>E-Myth"</b> by Michael Greber. This is an excellent book about the myths …

Self-improvement

Shocking footage of baby chicks in poultry industry

A DISTURBING video showing the treatment of baby chicks has prompted outrage on social media, but how does it compare to practices in Australia?

Social Media

Where's The Color In Kids' Lit? Ask The Girl With 1,000 Books (And Counting)

Marley Dias is like a lot of 11-year-olds: She loves getting lost in a book.<p>But the books she was reading at school were starting to get on her nerves. She enjoyed <i>Where The Red Fern Grows</i> and the <i>Shiloh</i> series, but those classics, found in so many elementary school classrooms, were all about white …

Books

Jamba Juice Responds to Adele and Ellen DeGeneres' Hilarious ''Swishy Chug'' Prank

Jamba Juice became the butt of a hilarious comedy sketch between <b>Adele</b> and <b>Ellen DeGeneres</b> last week, and now they juice company has come back with a …

Crime

Who Lives in a Pineapple Under the Sea? The First Animal on Earth

Sea sponges have planetary seniority. Respect your elders.<p>Sea sponges may not look like much, but if seniority on our planet means anything, they deserve your unwavering respect. According to new research published today in the <i>Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences</i>, these ancient marine …

Biology

President Obama Will Dedicate the National Museum of African American History and Culture in September

History matters. And Black history matters. This year will prove to be an important year, as President Obama will dedicate the National Museum of …

Manslaughter charges possible in Flint water crisis, says top investigator

As a probe begins into the water crisis gripping Flint, Mich., a top investigator announced Tuesday that if officials are found to have been grossly negligent, they could face charges as serious as manslaughter.<p>“We’re here to investigate what possible crimes there are, anything [from] involuntary …

Flint

Tokyo city braces itself for rampaging 'ninja' rats with fish market relocation

As Tokyo’s famed fish market prepares to relocate, officials are starting to wage war on armies of “ninja” rats expected to be left hungry after the decades-old market disappears<p>Officials in Tokyo are bracing themselves for a war against armies of hungry “ninja” rats when the city’s famed fish …

In the U.S., rich kids see the doctor more. In the Netherlands, poor kids do.

Both the United States, a big country of 318 million, and the Netherlands, a smaller one of 17 million, spend a lot more on health care than the average rich country. But all that money has a highly unequal impact. The Dutch spend less than Americans per person, yet their children are some of the …

Health Care

‘I’m a warrior for the babies’ Planned Parenthood suspect declares in court

“I’m guilty,” Robert L. Dear announced at his first in-person court appearance since he allegedly fired on a busy Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs three weeks ago, killing two civilians and a police officer in the assault and subsequent shootout with police.<p>Dear, 57, now faces charges …

Crime

Obama Twits Trump: 'You Can't Build A Border Wall To Stop Climate Change'

President Obama gave Donald Trump a not-so-gentle nudge during an interview with CBS about global security, climate change, and more.<p>"Keep in mind, …

Donald Trump

This Muslim woman is a proud Republican — and she thinks Trump will come around on Islam

Saba Ahmed — famous for her TV appearances in an American flag— founded the Republican Muslim Coalition in 2012, finding that a lot of her own values matched those of traditional Republicanism.<p>"My stance on pro-life, pro-traditional family and marriage, support for low taxes, business, trade, …

Ben Carson