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VIDEO: Shkreli Does Little to Help His Cause in Smirky Encounter With Capitol Hill ‘Imbeciles’

Embattled Turing Pharmaceuticals CEO Martin Shkreli apparently did not show up for his hearing Thursday before the House Oversight Committee with a mind to shift public opinion in his favor or convince attendant legislators that he held anything resembling respect for the proceedings.

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Nestle’s Self-Policing Policy Against Slave Labor Smells Like a PR Campaign

The food giant’s unsuccessful effort to beat back a lawsuit may have been part of an effort to avoid fully facing up to ties to child slavery, critics suggest.

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TPP Is ‘Fundamentally Flawed’ and Should Be Resisted, Says U.N. Human Rights Expert

Alfred de Zayas, the United Nation’s independent expert on the promotion of democratic and equitable international order, said the Trans-Pacific Partnership “is fundamentally flawed and should not be signed or ratified unless provision is made to guarantee the regulatory space of [s]tates.”

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Election Mystery Money Fuels Most Presidential Campaigns

More than $4 million from donors who by law can remain anonymous has been channeled to efforts to elect White House hopefuls like Marco Rubio and Hillary Clinton.

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Abortion Declared a Human Right by United Nations Committee

A case in which a 17-year-old was denied an abortion 15 years ago has led the United Nations Human Rights Committee to make an important affirmation.

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Donald Trump Explains It All: Post-Iowa Caucus Edition

By any pollster’s gauge, the schadenfreude factor was off the charts on Trump’s social media platform of choice (that would be Twitter) and in various news outlets Tuesday following his bruising defeat by Ted Cruz in Iowa the night before.

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WHO Declares Zika Virus a Global Public Health Emergency

The World Health Organization has declared a rare “public health emergency of international concern” because of the apparent link between the Zika virus and a huge increase in serious birth defects in Central and South America.

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10,000 Migrant Children Missing in Europe, EU Police Agency Says

Europol, the European Union’s law enforcement agency, says gangs throughout Europe are targeting young migrants for sex work and slavery.

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Teenage Girl Admits to Fabricating Migrant Rape Claim That Outraged Germany

A 13-year-old Russian-German girl has admitted to making up a story about being kidnapped and raped by Middle Eastern or North African migrants in a case that outraged Germans and caused far-right protests in Russia.

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Is the Iowa Caucus Overrated?

It’s possible all the commotion over the Iowa caucus has more to do with media than with politics. In another report, a writer says the platform of the Green Party’s Jill Stein has a better chance than Bernie Sanders’ does. Meanwhile, a former trader reveals just how much the Clintons are indebted to Wall Street and vice versa. These discoveries and more after the jump.

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