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@GavinNewsom | 4,154 Articles | 7 Magazines | 18,968 Followers | Former SF mayor & 49th Lt. Gov. of California. Dedicated to equal rights & the economic recovery of California. Author of Citizenville, available now: amzn.to/TLXFUF
We did it. In becoming the first country in the world to introduce same-sex marriage by popular vote, a new Ireland has been born. In this, our summer of love, we have awoken hope at a time when many Irish people are disillusioned by years of recession and the slow pace of political and cultural …Ireland
Do what everyone else does and you won't stand out from the crowd. Be prepared, be different, and land the job of your dreams.
Although my daughter doesn't graduate from college for another year, we're already starting to think ahead to the kind of job she'll try to get after she does graduate, …Employment
Liberal parliamentarians pushing for a free vote on same-sex marriage have called for the issue to be debated before the end of this year.
Supporters are seeking to build fresh momentum for action in Australia after Ireland became the latest country to grant same-sex couples the right to marry in a …Marriage
SYDNEY (AP) — California has turned to the world's driest inhabited continent for solutions to its longest and sharpest drought on record.
Australia, the land poet Dorothea Mackellar dubbed "a sunburnt country," suffered a torturous drought from the late 1990s through 2012. Now Californians are …Australia
Dozens of protesters chanted "End Oil Now!" and hoisted signs alongside an inflatable mock pipeline on a Santa Barbara beach on Sunday, demanding an end to fracking and other forms of "extreme oil extraction" days after a spill sent thousands of gallons of oil into the ocean and onto …Santa Barbara County
DUBLIN (AP) — Gay couples of Ireland woke up Sunday in what felt like a nation reborn, with dreams of wedding plans dancing in their heads.
This new reality was sinking in after the Irish people voted with a surprisingly strong 62 percent "yes" to enshrine the right to gay marriage in the country's …Marriage
“We’ve gotten used to gridlock and stalemate at the national level. This is what it looks like for a city.” What civic dysfunction has in common with excessive CEO pay, and why it matters.
Last week I mentioned that a civic-bankruptcy drama was about to reach a climax in the beleaguered city of San …Bankruptcy
An oil pipeline burst yesterday, spilling an estimated 21,000 gallons (79,500 liters) of crude oil into the Pacific Ocean near Santa Barbara, California. The oil slick spread at least four miles along Refugio State Beach by sunset, as emergency response and cleanup crews converged on the scene. The …California
It doesn't hurt to ask.
Graduation season—replete with lengthy ceremonies and their (sleep-inducing) commencement speakers—is in full swing. Across the country, recent grads have traded in their anxiety about getting their diplomas on time for new kind of stress: finding employment. And for the …Salaries & Wages
Confessions of a recent graduate
I missed the window to buy the cap and gown for graduation.
I don’t know when this period of time started or ended, simply that the time started and has already ended, and I am no longer able to get a cap and gown. As it turns out, all of those emails that read …College & University
On Thursday, Boy Scouts of America President Bob Gates said “the status quo in our movement’s membership standards cannot be sustained.”
On Thursday, Boy Scouts of America President Bob Gates called for the end to the organization’s ban on gay adults who serve as troop leaders or have other roles …LGBT
One sign that Pope Francis’ encyclical on climate change may be creating a small storm of controversy within the Vatican is that high level officials …Green Living
This fishing season, the government plans to detonate thousands of pounds of toxic munitions in the Gulf of Alaska
I lived in Anchorage for 10 years and spent much of that time climbing in and on the spine of the state, the Alaska Range. Three times I stood atop the mountain the Athabaskans call …Military
"Do as we say, not as we do!" That's the message of the climate change hypocrites who can't seem to practise what they preach:Climate Change
There will be prayer vigils and pilgrimages, policy briefings and seminars, and sermons in parishes from the U.S. to the Philippines.
When Pope …Climate Change
Coffee May Not Survive The Century: Global Warming May Wipe Out The Plant Species Or Alter Its Taste
Your beloved coffee may not survive this century. Rapidly-changing climates or global warming may wipe out the crops or, at the very least, …Climate Change
LONDON — Nick Evlogimenos came from Greece to Britain three years ago and now wants to see limits on both illegal and legal immigration into the country he now calls home.
“I understand the agony some people face but from my point of view, whoever wants to make a living in a country that is not his …Immigration
The largely Catholic nation held a popular vote on the issue Friday.
Ireland is on the brink of becoming the first nation to legalize same-sex marriage by popular vote. A national referendum on the issue took place Friday and is leaning demonstrably towards yes, which would put Ireland at the …Ireland
In a landslide victory on Saturday, Ireland became the world's first country to legalize same-sex marriage through popular vote.
More than 3.2 million people turned out to vote on Friday in what was called an "unusually high" turnout, according to the BBC.
Ireland's Minister for Health Leo Varadkar, …Ireland
DUBLIN — Ireland became the first country to legalize same-sex marriage by nationwide popular vote on Saturday.
Around 62% of voters who hit the polls chose to vote yes, while 38% voted no.
In total, 60% of Ireland's more than 3 million eligible voters turned out; of them, more than 1 million people …Ireland
Ireland became the first country to legalize same-sex marriage through a nationwide public vote today, and celebrities around the world flocked to Twitter to show their support.
People from Vice President Joe Biden to singer/songwriter Sam Smith praised the Irish electorate for passing the …Neil Patrick Harris
The Cannes film festival winds to a solemn close with this documentary from Luc Jacquet, previously responsible for one of the mega-hits of eco-cinema, March of the Penguins. There’s only a brief glimpse of a penguin this time around; here Jacquet returns to the Antarctic to tell the life story of …Climate
The Irish referendum on gay marriage was about more than just gay marriage. It was a politically trendy, media backed, well financed howl of rage against Catholicism
Whatever happened to Ireland? Its people used to be relied upon to reject social change – in previous referenda they have said no to …Lesbian
At YouTube, Phil Farhi helped advertisers get their messages in front of video viewers. Now he’s trying to help people park their cars.
Farhi, who worked at YouTube from 2008 until last month, has joined Luxe as the on-demand parking startup’s VP of product. At YouTube, Farhi headed up the product …YouTube
The Deep Space Climate Observatory satellite will provide a much-needed perspective on our home planetSatellites
Oil minister says kingdom will switch to using and exporting renewable energyEnergy
81 percent of Americans live in cities, but rely on urban areas for everyday needs.
Traditionally, governments haven’t factored farms and ranches into …Agriculture
Although Judge Callie Granade expanded a marriage case to the whole state on Thursday, she also put the ruling on hold until the Supreme Court rules on its pending marriage cases.
WASHINGTON — U.S. District Court Judge Callie Granade applied her marriage equality ruling statewide on Thursday, but …Marriage
In public and behind closed doors, 2016 Republican presidential candidates are being put on the spot on an increasingly tricky issue: same-sex marriage.
The issue has become a source of friction within the Republican Party, as more socially liberal donors and corporations clash with conservative …Marco Rubio
Robert M. Gates, president of the Boy Scouts of America, said Thursday that the organization's ban on gay leaders "cannot be sustained" and urged the group to end its national ban.
"I truly fear that any other alternative will be the end of us as a national movement," the former CIA director and …Boy Scouts of America