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Writing at The New York Post, William McGurn slams libertarian politicians and various unnamed folks at Reason (Hi, Mom!) for lionizing Edward Snowden, "a man who's wanted for espionage against the United States...and is now living off the hospitality...
From: Reason | By: Nick Gillespie | Friday, February 27, 2015
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From: FAIL Blog | Friday, February 27, 2015
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A continuously updated account of watching the new installments of Netflix's political drama...
From: The Atlantic | By: Spencer Kornhaber | Friday, February 27, 2015
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The tenuous (and likely temporary) truce in Ukraine may have put another feather in German chancellor Angela Merkel’s cap: It seemingly vindicates her Diplomatie statt Waffen (“diplomacy instead of weapons”) stand against Obama. And it’ll be...
From: Weekly Standard | By: Vanessa Neumann | Friday, February 27, 2015
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Leonard Nimoy, known more familiarly to fans around the world as half-Vulcan logician Mr. Spock, died at home in Bel-Air […]...
From: Los Angeles Times | By: margaretwappler | Friday, February 27, 2015
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Estonia's center-right government is being challenged by a party that draws its support from the Baltic country's Russian minority.
From: Fox News | Saturday, February 28, 2015
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From: Uniwatch | By: Paul Lukas | Friday, February 27, 2015
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Just after midnight on Friday, Boris Nemtsov, a fifty-five-year-old Russian opposition politician, was gunned down as he walked across a bridge just outside the Kremlin walls. A car drove past, shots rang out, and Nemtsov was killed by four bullets to...
From: New Yorker | By: Joshua Yaffa | Saturday, February 28, 2015
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Top-seeded Maria Sharapova of Russia withdrew Friday before her Mexico Open semifinal against Caroline Garcia because of a stomach virus.
From: ESPN | By: Associated Press | Saturday, February 28, 2015
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A day before a planned opposition rally
From: Reason | By: Scott Shackford | Saturday, February 28, 2015
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On Friday, gunmen shot to death the prominent Russian opposition figure Boris Nemtsov. Nemtsov was a longtime Russian opposition leader and a sharp critic of President Vladimir Putin.
From: NPR | By: Corey Flintoff | Friday, February 27, 2015
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The prominent Putin critic and former deputy prime minister was reportedly shot four times....
From: The Atlantic | By: Kathy Gilsinan | Friday, February 27, 2015
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Former Deputy PM and opposition activist shot near Kremlin...
From: Salon.com | Friday, February 27, 2015
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Mr. Nemtsov was shot to death on the street in central Moscow on Friday night, the Russian Interior Ministry confirmed to the news agency Interfax....
From: New York Times | Friday, February 27, 2015
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A top political nemesis of Vladimir Putin was shot and killed early Saturday in central Moscow, one day before an opposition rally was scheduled to take place....
From: Fox News | Friday, February 27, 2015
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Nemtsov served as a governor and deputy prime minister in the 1990s. He later became an opposition leader and sharp critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin. He was killed on a street in Moscow.
From: NPR | By: Krishnadev Calamur | Friday, February 27, 2015
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Russia's Interior Ministry says Boris Nemtsov, a leading opposition figure and former deputy prime minister, has been shot and killed near the Kremlin....
From: Fox News | Friday, February 27, 2015
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A state visit from the Russian president, and President Underwood sings!...
From: New York Times | By: JEREMY PETERS | Friday, February 27, 2015
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Guess what? Almost all the current wars, uprisings, and other conflicts in the Middle East are connected by a single thread, which is also a threat: these conflicts are part of an increasingly frenzied competition to find, extract, and market fossil...
From: Truthout | Thursday, February 26, 2015
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Another exemplary Russian video: dashcam, bad tempers, likely vodka abuse, and an abrupt ending leaving you wanting more....
From: Boing Boing | By: Mark Frauenfelder | Friday, February 27, 2015
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A dispute over natural gas supply flared Friday between Russia and Ukraine, even as a ceasefire between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine appeared to be taking hold....
From: CNN | Friday, February 27, 2015
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A new study adds weight to the idea that heightening drivers' sense of risk may actually cut down on traffic collisions....
From: The Atlantic | By: Cari Romm | Friday, February 27, 2015
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The former Soviet republic is currently relying on Western financial aid to pay its bill. Otherwise, the gas will be shut off.
From: Christian Science Monitor | Friday, February 27, 2015
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Hillel at UCLA recently sent an email to the thousands of people on its listserve strongly condemning recent divestment measures voted on by the University of California Student Association. In its message, Hillel accuses the UCSA of “attacking their...
From: Mondoweiss | By: Ben Norton | Thursday, February 26, 2015
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Thanks to conservation efforts in Russia and China, the Amur leopard population has increased dramatically, though with only a few dozen in the wild, the species still faces threats to its survival....
From: New York Times | By: AUSTIN RAMZY | Friday, February 27, 2015
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This story first appeared on the TomDispatch website. BEIJING—Seen from the Chinese capital as the Year of the Sheep starts, the malaise affecting the West seems like a mirage in a galaxy far, far away. On the other hand, the China that surrounds you...
From: Mother Jones | By: Pepe Escobar | Saturday, February 28, 2015
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ABC News’ chief anchor George Stephanopoulos will discuss “Who Do You Believe in the 24/7, Multi-Platform World of News?” at the 10th annual Edward R. Murrow Forum on Issues in Journalism at Tufts University on Wednesday, April 8, at 3:30 p.m....
From: Inside Medford | By: insidemedford | Friday, February 27, 2015
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All the lies and deceit of the last dozen years, the courage shown and the suspicion that it meant little, have been brought together in one place, between the covers of a single book. Here’s hoping that people open it.
From: The Millions | By: Adam Fleming Petty | Thursday, February 26, 2015
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The introduction of private American money helps the internal politics of each country bleed into each other in increasingly partisan ways.
From: Reuters | By: Dimi Reider | Friday, February 27, 2015
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Warren Buffett's 2013 annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders was published on Saturday. In case you missed it, here are the points that had us talking: Buffett Warns Of A Public Pension Crisis: "Local and state financial problems are accelerating,...
From: Business Insider | By: Sam Ro | Friday, February 27, 2015
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Welcome to TIME’s subscriber Q&A with editor-at-large for TIME, David Von Drehle, who wrote this week’s cover story, The ISIS Trap. He is the author of four books, including Abraham Lincoln and America’s Most Perilous Year and Triangle: the...
From: Time | By: Melissa August | Friday, February 27, 2015
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The Syriza government has not shown publicly that it views exiting the Euro as a real option, leaving it at a dead end, captive to the whims of Germany. (Photo: Christos Siarris / Shutterstock.com) In the latest agreement with the Eurogroup, in which...
From: Truthout | Friday, February 27, 2015
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The Oatmeal connection helped, but so did the excellent name in catching the public's attention....
From: VentureBeat | By: Dean Takahashi | Friday, February 27, 2015
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Today, there is no compelling anti-American ideology or movement with broad appeal seducing our citizens into dividing their loyalties...
From: Time | By: Jennifer So | Friday, February 27, 2015
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The quintessential family dog is the country's most popular breed for the 24th straight year, but the bulldog is giving chase....
From: The Atlantic | By: Adam Chandler | Thursday, February 26, 2015
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Europe is taking on Russia's mighty energy giant Gazprom.
From: CNN | Thursday, February 26, 2015
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Dates are set for Wine Spectator's 2015 Grand Tour. This is a stand-up/walk around wine tasting with stops at 3 cities in the US this year where hand-picked wineries each pour one signature wine. And it's usually a really good one. Winemakers and winery...
From: The Wellesley Wine Press | By: Robert Dwyer | Friday, February 27, 2015
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Once again,this past week, the Brits have found that a fellow citizen wishes to either kill them or convert them to a particular interpretation of Islam.
From: Reuters | By: John Lloyd | Friday, February 27, 2015
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They say you can never go home again, and for Sharbat Gula, this has been a life-long truth. In June 1985, Sharbat captured the attention of the world when her unique sea-green eyes graced the cover of National Geographic. At the time, she was considered...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Toni Matthews | Friday, February 27, 2015
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“I wasn’t a hunter-fisherman. And it was not a good idea, and then it went terribly wrong.”
From: Grantland | By: Holly Anderson | Friday, February 27, 2015
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Click here to receive Mediabistro’s Morning Media Newsfeed via email. Net Neutrality: FCC Reclassifies ISPs as Common Carriers (SocialTimes) After months of planning and political wrangling, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has finally voted...
From: Media Bistro | By: Christine Zosche | Friday, February 27, 2015
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The right will be gay friendly and libertarian... one day soon.
From: Reason | By: Robby Soave | Thursday, February 26, 2015
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As expected, the FCC today has confirmed an order permitting two cities to expand their existing municipal fiber broadband networks despite state-level laws that block them from doing so. After a brief weather delay caused by this never-ending winter,...
From: Consumerist | By: Kate Cox | Thursday, February 26, 2015
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Vadim Trunov has an eye for wildlife that can make even the peskiest of squirrels seem lovable. The Russian photographer uses high-speed lenses to capture wildlife subjects normally too challenging to photograph out in nature. His latest series captures...
From: Mashable | By: Laura Vitto | Friday, February 27, 2015
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Hi Folks, I am trying to obtain information about this song and hopefully locate an audio file of it. It's apparently a Tarkovsky song but which one and how do i locate a recording? Can you help? Thanks! Here is a link to it via youtube....
From: Ask Metafilter | By: lawild | Thursday, February 26, 2015
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With fighting drawing closer to a nuclear plant, Ukraine wants to source some of its nuclear fuel from the West, and become less dependent on Russian policy and influence. Mist rises from the Dnieper river on winter mornings, shrouding the concrete mass...
From: Le Monde Diplomatique | By: Laurent Geslin and Sébastien Gobert | Thursday, February 26, 2015
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Bundestag to vote on Greek bailout extension
From: Reuters | By: Mike Peacock | Friday, February 27, 2015
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Far from being "his own man," the former Florida governor embraces his W.'s habits and advisers.
From: The American Conservative | By: James Carden | Friday, February 27, 2015
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Moscow and Kiev are due to attend a three-way meeting on gas issues in Brussels, the EU Commission has said. Trilateral gas talks Russia-Ukraine-Commission confirmed. @MarosSefcovic meets with RU & UA Energy Ministers in Brussels on Monday 2 March....
From: Novinite | Friday, February 27, 2015
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In 2006-2007 I called for a recession. We got a big one. I called for another one in 2011, as did the ECRI. That recession never happened.50% is not a very good recession predicting track record except in comparison to consensus economic opinions that...
From: Global Economic Trend Analysis | By: Mike Mish Shedlock | Friday, February 27, 2015
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