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Bill Gates to invest $2bn in breakthrough renewable energy projects

The Guardian discusses Bill Gates plans to double investment in green energy technology and research to combat climate change, but rejects calls to divest from fossil fuels. Bill Gates has announced he will invest $2bn (£1.3bn)… Read More

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Maine watchdog agency to investigate LePage’s funding threat in Mark Eves hiring

The Portland Press Herald reports that the Legislature’s Government Oversight Committee approves the investigation unanimously after the governor’s attorney says the agency lacks jurisdiction over LePage. AUGUSTA — The Legislature’s watchdog committee voted unanimously Wednesday… Read More

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‘Orange Is the New Black’ Author Piper Kerman: Drug Sentencing Laws Are ‘Absolute Linchpin’ for Reform Movement

Alternet reports that in a captivating interview, Kerman offers her perspective on imprisonment, women in the drug war and the role of media. On Monday, June 29, Piper Kerman, author of the memoir Orange Is the New… Read More

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Cameron warned of Commons defeat if he fails to back Heathrow expansion

The Guardian reports. Sir Howard Davis’s independent airports commission report makes strong recommendation for third runway at Heathrow. Tory grandees are warning David Cameron that he will face a heavy parliamentary defeat if he fails… Read More