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Warm water under Antarctic glacier spurs astonishing rate of melting

Science News<p>A two-month-long expedition to one of the most remote sites on the planet — the sprawling Pine Island Glacier in Antarctica — has revealed that currents of warm water beneath the glacier are melting the ice at a staggering rate of about 2.4 inches (6 centimeters) per day.<p>An …

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Warren rips SCOTUS as too far right

LOS ANGELES — Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren and AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka denounced the United States Supreme Court on Sunday as a right-wing panel that serves the interests of corporate America, previewing a theme that is likely to rise in prominence with the approach of the 2016 …

AMC Theatre Chain Owner Wang Jianlin Is Now China's Richest Person

Wang Jianlin, the Chinese billionaire best known in the U.S. for his purchase of the AMC movie theatre chain last year, has become China’s richest man, based on a new Forbes estimate.<p>Wang’s estimated fortune stands at $14 billion, surpassing that of Zong Qinghou, China’s biggest homegrown beverage …

Norway's anti-immigration party likely to enter government this week

Norway's anti-immigration Progress party is likely to come to power for the first time as junior partner in a centre-right coalition, according to opinion polls about Monday's parliamentary election.<p>Despite a backlash against the party following the massacre of 69 people on Utøya island and eight …

What Every U.S. Family Really Needs for a Minimum Living Standard

Former Model Calls Out Designers for Racism

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>As promised, former model and current activist Bethann Hardison (right) sent letters to the major …

Italian minister targeted with bloody mannequins

Italian Integration Minister Cecile Kyenge speaks during a press conference at Chigi palace in Rome Italy 03 May 2013. EPA/GIUSEPPE LAMI<p>An Italian far-right party left three mannequins covered in fake blood on the steps of an administrative building in Rome, in the latest attack against Cécile …

Manmohan Singh tries to quell fears over Indian economy

India's prime minister, Manmohan Singh, has made a rare speech in parliament in an attempt to restore investors' confidence in the Indian economy and halt the slide of the rupee.<p>Singh, an economist credited with leading a crucial wave of reforms in the early 1990s but recently widely criticised for …

Despite warnings of head injuries, youth football still thrives

The news of the National Football League’s Thursday settlement of $765 million to thousands of players who had sued over head injuries has helped raise awareness of the danger of concussion among those who play the sport.<p>But does that increase in awareness of head injuries in the sport impact …

GOP Official: March on Washington Organizers Ignored Suggestions

Marchers make their way down Pennsylvania avenue as the second official anniversary commemoration of the March on Washington gets underway, Aug. 28, …

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With Britain Out, Allies Abandon Obama on Syria

After the battle to secure a broad international coalition collapsed in disarray, President Obama has indicated that he is willing to act alone in …

Italian coast feeling force of Arab Spring as 1000 migrants arrive in one week

Around 1,000 migrants crossing the Mediterranean from North Africa have landed in southern Italy in the last week alone - many of them from Egypt and Syria. Harriet Alexander talks to refugee workers and locals about the impact on Calabria.<p>From her deckchair on a beach in southern Italy, Gina Bova …

UK has lost '40%' of its banks and building societies

<b>Communities across the UK have lost more than 40% of their bank and building society branches since 1989, according to a new report.</b><p>The study, by Nottingham University, found that nearly 7,500 branches closed between 1989 and 2012.<p>However, it said that the rate of closure had been slower since the …

CIA Admits It Was Behind Iran's Coup

CIA Admits It Was Behind Iran’s Coup<p>The agency finally owns up to its role in the 1953 operation.<p>Sixty years ago this Monday, on August 19, 1953, …