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If you like to read, we've got some news for you. The second-half of 2015 is straight-up, stunningly chock-full of amazing books.
From: The Millions | By: Editor | Monday, July 6, 2015
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By Tom Engelhardt The rise and fall of great powers and their imperial domains has been a central fact of history for centuries. It’s been a sensible, repeatedly validated framework for thinking about the fate of the planet. So it’s hardly surprising,...
From: Firedoglake | By: CTuttle | Sunday, July 5, 2015
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“Here is what I would like for you to know: In America, it is traditional to destroy the black body—it is heritage.”...
From: The Atlantic | By: Ta-Nehisi Coates | Sunday, July 5, 2015
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Ajax drew with Dinamo Moscow during their preseason friendly, while Monaco lost to Hannover.
From: ESPN | Monday, July 6, 2015
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When its publisher announced in early 2015 that The Festival of Insignificance, Milan Kundera’s first novel in 13 years, would be a “summation of his life’s work,” fans were giddy with anticipation. With uncanny prescience, Kundera’s previous...
From: Slate | By: Benjamin Herman | Monday, July 6, 2015
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A booster rocket successfully launched an unmanned cargo ship to the station, whose crew is anxiously awaiting it after the failures of two previous supply missions....
From: New York Times | By: THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Sunday, July 5, 2015
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An unmanned Russian Progress cargo ship has delivered more than six tons of supplies to the International Space Station, following a string of failures from different launch providers....
From: Christian Science Monitor | Sunday, July 5, 2015
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Our Kremlin-controlled media turns the world on its head: Only Putin can save us from the forces of darkness....
From: New York Times | By: MAXIM TRUDOLYUBOV | Sunday, July 5, 2015
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The worm was designed to gather intelligence on the ongoing Iranian nuclear talks.
From: Reason | By: Andrea Castillo | Saturday, July 4, 2015
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After two failed attempts in a row, the International Space Station is once again getting fresh supplies. Russia's Progress 60 cargo spacecraft has successfully docked, bringing with it important batches of equipment, food and fuel. While the station......
From: Play Savvy | By: Jon Fingas | Sunday, July 5, 2015
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The Progress M-28M delivered tons of food, water, oxygen, fuel and other supplies after previous attempts ended in failure.
From: NPR | By: Scott Neuman | Sunday, July 5, 2015
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Ukraine says five of its soldiers were killed and three wounded when a land mine exploded in the east of the country, where government troops are fighting Russia-backed separatists....
From: Fox News | Sunday, July 5, 2015
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Our construction metals index fell slightly this month despite strong US housing demand and generally good employment numbers. Free Download: Latest Metal Price Trends in the June MMI Report The monthly Construction MMI® registered a value of 74 in...
From: MetalMiner | By: Jeff Yoders | Monday, July 6, 2015
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After a series of failed resupply missions, a Russian capsule loaded with crew provisions docked at the International Space Station on Sunday, NASA said....
From: CNN | Sunday, July 5, 2015
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This year marks the 7th anniversary of popular eats spot Beef Kitchen in the Meguro district of Tokyo, Japan. To commemorate the occasion, designer Hiroshi Fujiwara in unison with fragment has opened the cleverly-named CHICKEN KITCHEN, a play on the...
From: Hypebeast | By: Hypebeast | Monday, July 6, 2015
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In Mariupol, the stakes have never been higher
From: Time | By: Ye Ming | Monday, July 6, 2015
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An unmanned Russian cargo ship has docked successfully at the International Space Station, where it was anxiously awaited by the U.S.-Russian crew after the successive failures of two previous supply missions....
From: New York Times | By: THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Sunday, July 5, 2015
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An unmanned Russian cargo ship has docked successfully at the International Space Station, where it was anxiously awaited by the U.S.-Russian crew after the successive failures of two previous supply missions....
From: Fox News | Sunday, July 5, 2015
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Russian President Vladimir Putin has sent a congratulatory Fourth of July message to President Obama and expressed confidence that their respective countries can work together on global issues including terror threats, according to news agencies....
From: Fox News | Sunday, July 5, 2015
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Until now, surrogate children were deprived of any legal connection to their parents
From: Time | By: julieshapiro2015 | Friday, July 3, 2015
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The EU's unity, solidarity and international standing are at risk from Greece's debt, Russia's role in Ukraine, Britain's attempt to change its relationship with the bloc, and Mediterranean migration.
From: Free Republic | By: news.yahoo.com | Sunday, July 5, 2015
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MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Russian central bank said on Sunday that the Greek debt crisis did not pose a threat to the Russian banking system, TASS news agency reported, citing a statement from the central bank's press service.
From: The Star Malaysia | Sunday, July 5, 2015
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The Russian central bank said on Sunday that the Greek debt crisis did not pose a threat to the Russian banking system, TASS news agency reported, citing a statement from the central bank's press service.
From: Channel News Asia | Sunday, July 5, 2015
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Technically Incorrect: Perhaps one of the most dangerous accessories you can buy is now available. Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives. You have to love the sales blurb. This fine new product means...
From: Free Republic | By: C-Net | Saturday, July 4, 2015
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The U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage has caused a great deal of excitement in Russia.
From: The Moscow Times | By: By Fyodor Krasheninnikov | Sunday, July 5, 2015
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Consumers are finding their way around a ban on food products imported from the European Union....
From: New York Times | By: MASHA GESSEN | Saturday, July 4, 2015
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This pair called their wedding theme "Falling in Lovecraft." As big Lovecraft fans, they had a tentacle gold bracelet, a Cthulhu-headed cufflink set and paisley tie, and even moss and willow for the centerpieces that were inspired by the creatures of...
From: Offbeat Bride | By: Offbeat Editors | Friday, July 3, 2015
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Serbia has asked Russia to veto a British U.N.
From: Fox News | Saturday, July 4, 2015
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The worm was designed to gather intelligence on the ongoing Iranian nuclear talks.
From: Reason | By: Reason.com | Saturday, July 4, 2015
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25 years ago, Roseanne Barr sparked national fury when she delivered an off-key rendition in San Diego. But the reasons behind outrage and praise for various interpretations have as much to do with politics as musical talent....
From: The Atlantic | By: John Florio | Saturday, July 4, 2015
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Hello, imonks, and welcome to freedom! Ready to Ramble? Well, this is classy. The Milwaukee Art Museum will display a portrait of Pope Benedict  XVI…made of condoms. The museum admitted it was trying to gain some free publicity with the side benefit...
From: Internet Monk | By: Daniel Jepsen | Saturday, July 4, 2015
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Happy birthday, America! You're 239 years old today and I just want to tell you that you look fabulous for your age! Rejoice on Battle Red Blog. This is a weekend of BBQ, hotdogs, apple pie, baseball and fireworks as Americans around the world gather...
From: Battle Red Blog | By: kdentify | Saturday, July 4, 2015
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RuNet Echo looks at new Russian legislation that would introduce a "right to be forgotten" online, comparing it to the landmark European Court decision last year.
From: Global Voices | By: Kevin Rothrock | Friday, July 3, 2015
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"It is dangerous to mix godlike technology with megalomaniac politics but it might be even more dangerous to blend godlike technology with myopic politics. Our politics is becoming mere administration and is giving up on the future exactly when technology...
From: Ecofabulous | By: William Bradley | Friday, July 3, 2015
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By Juliana Keeping Staff Writerjkeeping@oklahoman.comNorthwest Oklahoma City resident Justin Gibbons looks at his urban backyard that includes Black-eyed Susans, Russian sage, gladiolas and dozens of other species of flowers and plants and wonders if...
From: NewsOK | Saturday, July 4, 2015
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A European heat wave, lightning over California, a building made of 8,500 beer bottles, shrimp fishing on horseback in Belgium, the first-ever White House Campout, mine detection rats in Cambodia, and much more....
From: The Atlantic | By: Alan Taylor | Friday, July 3, 2015
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A year after his murder, Muhammad Abu Khdeir's class graduated from high school with an empty seat this year for him, even as the men accused of killing him have had endless court appearances without a result. Palestinians call the trial "a sham."
From: Mondoweiss | By: Kate | Saturday, July 4, 2015
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Markets sold off quite sharply on Monday in response to the developments in Greece last weekend. Investors had just learned that Greece's stock market and banks would be closed for the week, and capital controls would begin with a 60 euro-limit on ATM...
From: Business Insider | By: Akin Oyedele | Saturday, July 4, 2015
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Institute for Far Eastern Studies (IFES) 2015-7-3 North Korea has attracted attention after it recently featured a number of corporate advertisements in a preliminary match of the 2018 Russian World Cup. In the past, North Korea rejected everything related...
From: North Korean Economy Watch | By: NKeconWatch | Friday, July 3, 2015
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The Democratic frontrunner speaks on a campaign swing through New Hampshire
From: Time | By: Zeke J Miller | Friday, July 3, 2015
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"If you love me, prove it." We have no idea how many times that phrase has been uttered, but what we do know is that people take the challenge seriously. Sure, we've all done outrageous things for the ones we can't be without, but some people REALLY...
From: TresSugar | By: Lisette-Mejia | Friday, July 3, 2015
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Former German president Christian Wulff on Monday rejected allegations by the embattled president of world soccer's governing body, FIFA, that Wulff tried to exert political pressure before the World Cup was awarded to Russia and Qatar.
From: Channel News Asia | Monday, July 6, 2015
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Hacking Team, a company renowned for providing surveillance software that helps governments hack digital devices and snoop on citizens' online activities, has been hacked....
From: VentureBeat | By: Paul Sawers | Monday, July 6, 2015
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BRUSSELS (Reuters) - NATO is preparing for a long standoff with Russia, reluctantly accepting that the Ukraine conflict has fundamentally transformed Europe's security landscape and that it may have to abandon hope of a constructive relationship with...
From: The Star Malaysia | By: By Adrian Croft | Monday, July 6, 2015
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Ever thought of setting up a website where you could exclusively sell your digital and downloadable products? This series covers a plugin that lets you do just that: Easy Digital Downloads (abbreviated as EDD). This plugin is built on top of WordPress,...
From: NETTUTS | By: Ahmad Awais | Monday, July 6, 2015
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What did the EU members think, that Greeks would take their undeserved punishment until Angela Merkel and friends got bored? So now they’re in a panic. Good! The euro and stock prices fell sharply in Asia on Monday after the Greeks had overwhelmingly...
From: Suburban Guerrilla | By: susie | Monday, July 6, 2015
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Travel, food, and FUN: these are the ingredients of this loving and adorable wedding between two gorgeous ladies. Add in some cost-saving measures, the shoe game, a globe guest book, amazing catering, a tarot card reader, and even a caricature artist,...
From: Offbeat Bride | By: Offbeat Editors | Monday, July 6, 2015
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"Angela's Ashes," reads this week's cover of Der Spiegel, with an incredible sense of things to come, explaining in the rest of the title "How Merkel Failed Greece and Europe." As if to say, there was no need to be from the left, or anti-system, or whatever...
From: Ecofabulous | By: Lucia Annunziata | Monday, July 6, 2015
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EU Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan has said Bulgaria's agriculture sector will see EU investment worth around EUR 7.5 B over the next 6-7 years.“These are big investments, indeed. Around EUR 4 billion are direct payments, while the rest are under...
From: Novinite | Monday, July 6, 2015
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