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An Obscure Government Document Shows Elizabeth Warren Is Right About The TPP

"This is not a trade agreement. It's about intellectual property and dispute settlement." As opponents and advocates of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) continue to battle it out, the debate over the agreement has largely focusedShow More Summary

How Privacy Advocates Could Get The Best Of The NSA (For Now)

"It’s really fascinating because Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) was gambling that he could ram a re-authorization through at the last minute, and he lost." The post How Privacy Advocates Could Get The Best Of The NSA (For Now) appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Here Are A Few The Things The LGBT Community Will Still Be Fighting For After Marriage

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court may make history this summer if it rules same-sex marriage bans unconstitutional. Such a decision would be a huge win for gay marriage advocates, but it doesn't mean the fight for LGBT rights will be close to being over. Show More Summary

Zillow’s Long Form does the opposite of ‘advocate for consumers’

I like a good mystery, but not when it comes to buying big-ticket items such as a house or condo. Fortunately, the Internet has been a boon to consumers seeking all manner of goods and services, from cars and vacations to mortgages and homes...

EXCLUSIVE: A Chat With Pop Legend Dionne Warwick and Her Granddaughter Cheyenne Elliott

The two talk to The Advocate about past and future stardom, their late cousin Whitney, and LGBT rights. read more

Lufthansa CEO advocates random psych tests for pilots: FAZ

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Random checks of pilots' psychological fitness could help reduce risks in the aviation sector, Lufthansa Chief Executive Carsten Spohr said in his first newspaper interview since the crash of a Germanwings plane in March. Show More Summary

Activists Challenge Gilead’s Patents on Costly Hepatitis C Drug Sovaldi

A group of doctors and patient advocates are putting pressure on Gilead Sciences—maker of Sovaldi, the $1,000-a-day drug for hepatitis C—to release its patents. The Initiative for Medicines, Access & Knowledge (I-MAK), a U.S. nonprofit...Show More Summary

Police Reform Advocates Call Bratton's Remarks On Filming Officers 'Outrageous' And 'Disgraceful'

Police reform groups expressed outrage Thursday over NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton's complaint that too many people are filming police officers. Bratton spoke critically on Wednesday about the practice of filming police encounters,Show More Summary

Sometimes, When Something Is Too Good to be True, It Is

What would have been a remarkable social science finding turns out to have been based on fraud: A study claiming that gay people advocating for same-sex marriage can change voters’ minds has been retracted due to fraud. The study was published last December in Science, and received lots of media attention. It found that a […]

Frank Barham, Margaret Kargbo killed in accident during charity journey to Savannah

An Atlanta disability activist and musician and local arts advocate were both killed on Wednesday as they neared the end of a statewide journey to Savannah to raise awareness about disabilities. Frank Barham, 60, was traveling from Atlanta...Show More Summary

Urban Food Forests Make Fruit Free For The Picking

Urban orchards are dropping everything from apples to avocados on Seattle, Bloomington, Ind., Boston and several other cities. Advocates say orchards can have longer lasting impact than gardens.

Power for All Campaign: Seeking a Faster Timeline for Universal Energy Access

This week, the Sierra Club is participating in the second annual United Nations Sustainable Energy for All Forum in New York, a forum bringing together key world actors advocating for sustainably to address the problem of energy poverty worldwide. Show More Summary

58 Senators Urge CFPB To Create Rules Against Forced Arbitration Clauses In Financial Products

A month after legislation was introduced to eliminate mandatory arbitration clauses in employment, consumer, civil rights and antitrust cases, a coalition of 58 lawmakers and several consumer advocate groups are urging the Consumer Financial...Show More Summary

Always-on and Wi-Fi with the latest Android Wear update

Posted by Wayne Piekarski, Developer Advocate A new update to Android Wear is rolling out with lots of new features like always-on apps, Wi-Fi connectivity, media browsing, emoji input, and more. Let’s discuss some of the great new capabilities that are available in this release. Always-on apps Above all, a watch should make it easy to tell the time. Show More Summary

Sam Smith Loves It When Homophobes Like His Music

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The 23-year-old superstar says that he wants to become an advocate for gay youth globally

Bristol-Myers Faces a Compulsory License for an AIDS Drug in Peru

The heated battle between drug makers and patient advocates over patents and access to medicines is moving to Peru, where several consumer groups are urging the government to issue a compulsory license for an HIV medicine sold by Bristol-Myers Squibb.

Rather than Divest, Advocate for Carbon Balancing

Divestment campaigns that seek to halt fossil fuel use are ill-premised because they confuse a means with the end. The end goal is to re-balance the carbon cycle; reducing fossil fuel use is an important way but the not the only way to accomplish that goal. read more

Proof Point #2: Email Subject Line Length Matters, SOMETIMES

Welcome to our Proof Point series—highlighting research findings to use when advocating for the marketing approaches you know are right.  Email subject line length DOES MATTER, as proven by Mail Chimp’s research on open rates for 200 million emails. The best email subject lines are short [50 characters or less]…and provide the reader with a reason to […]

Educators & Advocates Need Authentic Conversations About Race, Too

Can racism be stopped in the third grade? A look at the controversial Fieldston experiment: — New York Magazine (@NYMag) May 19, 2015 Some Fieldston parents and NY Magazine readers may...Show More Summary

Bipartisan Bill Prohibits Rapists From Seeking Child Custody

Republicans, Democrats, pro-abortion advocates and pro-lifers all found some common ground Tuesday when Congress passed H.R. 2772, The Rape...

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