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Weighing the candidacies of the all-timers, the almost-weres, and the Heigls for the Rom-Com Hall of Fame....
From: Grantland | By: Grantland Staff | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Many countries around the world ban in-vitro fertilization practices that allow for the selection of a child's sex.
From: Reason | By: Elizabeth Nolan Brown | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Rarely has a president been confronted with so many seemingly disparate foreign policy crises at once, but making the current upheaval more complicated is their seemingly interlocking nature....
From: New York Times | By: PETER BAKER | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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As the hasbara machine fails to stymie international outrage over the Gaza campaign, Aaron Blake highlights some polling that suggests American public support for the Jewish state is on the decline: A new CNN/Opinion Research poll shows 38 percent of...
From: The Atlantic | By: Andrew Sullivan | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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President Obama may be purchasing a $4.25 million estate in California. The White House denies the rumor, but local real estate agents say it’s true. The Russian-backed forces in Ukraine have turned over the train cars full of bodies from the downed...
From: Reason | By: Zenon Evans | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Modnique, a Los Angeles-based online retailer with 300 employees across five offices and four countries, has ceased operations and may be forced to liquidate. The company’s website currently reads “Our site is under construction. Please check back...
From: Pando Daily | By: Michael Carney | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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How would fictional professors, heroes of those quaint works known as campus novels, fare in the world of online education?
From: The Millions | By: Matt Seidel | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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British lawmakers say the country is still exporting arms and military equipment to Russia, despite the government's call for tough sanctions over Moscow's arming of separatist rebels in Ukraine....
From: Fox News | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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Adrian Karatnycky takes a close look at it: In recent weeks, there had been signs of growing concern among Kremlin moderates and the Russian business community that the proxy war in Ukraine was far too damaging to Russia’s economy and was developing...
From: The Atlantic | By: Andrew Sullivan | Monday, July 21, 2014
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Sweden, from which I’ve recently returned, is impressively functional, efficient, and rational. The air is clean; the ferries run on time. I spent a few days on the island of Gotland attending Almedalen, the weeklong festival of ideas where all the...
From: Slate | By: Daniel Gross | Monday, July 21, 2014
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In eastern Ukraine, many residents may side with the pro-Russian rebels, but they don’t see the fighters as capable of having taking down the Malaysia Airlines plane with a missile....
From: New York Times | By: SABRINA TAVERNISE | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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Knowing what to focus on helps when it comes time to look into your fashion crystal ball.
From: FashionTribes | By: Fashiontribes | Monday, July 21, 2014
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Will the West do nothing to hold Russia to account for 298 innocent souls?...
From: New York Times | By: BERNARD-HENRI LÉVY | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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When I arrived in Kyrgyzstan, I wanted to see what remained of the Silk Road that snaked through that spiky Central Asian country for centuries, bridging the vastness of Asia and the West with caravans bearing silk, gems, and spices. Here's what I found....
From: National Geographic | By: Guest Blogger | Monday, July 21, 2014
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Per FNC’s Catherine Herridge - Rep. Schiff Statement on Intelligence Community Disclosure of Involvement by Pro-Russian Separatists in Malaysia Airlines Downing Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), a senior Member of the House Intelligence...
From: Fox News | By: Greta Van Susteren | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Tehran and the major powers have agreed to keep talking, but progress remains elusive on the core issue of Iranian centrifuges.
From: JTA | By: Ron Kampeas | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Readers discuss what measures should be taken against President Vladimir V. Putin after the downing of a Malaysia Airlines jet....
From: New York Times | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Russia's government-owned oil company Rosneft says US sanctions imposed on Russia will only hurt the US and other Western investors. Rosneft says that the US sanctions are 'illegitimate and groundless.'...
From: Christian Science Monitor | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Senior U.S. intelligence officials say they have no evidence of direct Russian government involvement in the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17....
From: Fox News | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Europe weighs Russian sanctions, scammers make fake Facebook pages of victims, and looting reported at crash site...
From: Salon.com | Monday, July 21, 2014
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 Apple’s earnings are out, and there’s a narrative contained therein of the emerging importance of China and BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India and China) countries in general – the company revealed to the FT that iPhone sales are up 55 percent year...
From: TechCrunch | By: Darrell Etherington | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Following the downing of the Malaysian airliner over eastern Ukraine, local residents have been talking about the event — but the picture is being distorted by a propaganda campaign in local media.
From: NPR | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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In the wake of the Malaysian airliner's downing, many Europeans are now calling for tougher sanctions against Russia. Among them is Radek Sikorski, Poland's foreign minister, who explains to Robert Siegel why the West should ratchet up sanctions.
From: NPR | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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VLADIMIR PUTIN told the world that Russia supports an investigation into MH17. But at home he will continue to wage an information war favouring Russia's version of events Continue reading...
From: The Economist | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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A rig set sail two days after the downing of a Malaysia Airlines jet in Ukraine led to mounting pressure for new sanctions against Russia....
From: New York Times | By: ANDREW E. KRAMER | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Anne Applebaum has a really sober and accurate description of what has been going on: A reader adds: For too long, news reports have spoken of the “Ukrainian rebels” as if the warfare underway in the Donetsk to Luhansk corridor were some sort of...
From: The Atlantic | By: Andrew Sullivan | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Three reflections on Kerry's attempts to strike a deal...
From: The Atlantic | By: David Frum | Monday, July 21, 2014
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Leading Democratic senators want harsh new measures against Russia for its actions in Ukraine.
From: Fox News | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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The Russian president said he would attempt to rein in pro-Russian separatists, but that Ukraine also needed to act to reduce tensions....
From: New York Times | By: NEIL MacFARQUHAR | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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President Hollande says France will deliver at least one of the two helicopter carriers promised to Moscow, to the consternation of EU allies calling for military sanctions against Russia....
From: Christian Science Monitor | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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[Breaking News Update 1:18 p.m.]...
From: CNN | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird is holding Russia accountable for the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over Ukraine. He says Canada will escalate its economic sanctions against Russian individuals and companies....
From: Christian Science Monitor | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Read full story for latest details.
From: CNN | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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The UK Home Office will hold an independent public inquiry into the 2006 death of Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko, it announced Tuesday....
From: CNN | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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A former officer in the Russian intelligence service, Litvinenko fell out with the Russian government and became a strong critic of the Kremlin. He came to Britain in 2000 and obtained political asylum....
From: Christian Science Monitor | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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ICYMI, the @FT‘s photo of remnants of MH17 cockpit, peppered w shrapnel & blown apart by SAM http://t.co/BzVvDq9ndq pic.twitter.com/PN2rr50mDs — Sam Jones (@samgadjones) July 21, 2014 Putin continues to deny any wrongdoing: Putin’s government...
From: The Atlantic | By: Andrew Sullivan | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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It’s a tactical move Russia has used before: Putin supports a cease-fire, as he has all along, because that leaves the Russian-sponsored forces in control of Ukrainian territory, a status quo that suits Russian interests. This is precisely why the...
From: The Atlantic | By: Patrick Appel | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Building a case with satellite imagery, black boxes and tweets...
From: The Atlantic | By: Patrick Tucker | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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It involves the Dutch and a "zombie plane"...
From: Salon.com | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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In the tangled aftermath of the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 disaster, two narratives have emerged -- one that most of the world subscribes to, and another Russia and the rebels are pushing....
From: CNN | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Welcome to Wonkbook, Wonkblog’s morning policy news primer by Puneet Kollipara (@pkollipara). To subscribe by e-mail, click here. Send comments, criticism or ideas to Wonkbook at Washpost dot com. To read more by the Wonkblog team, click here. Follow...
From: Washington Post | By: Puneet Kollipara | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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There is a certain symbolism in the fact that Valeria Novodvorskaya died just as the Putin regime was being fully exposed as the gangster state that she had always said it was.
From: Reason | By: Cathy Young | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Valeria Novodvorskaya, the firebrand Russian activist and writer who died in Moscow on July 12 at the age of 64, was practically unknown abroad and had a somewhat scandalous notoriety at home. Enemies derided her, often in crudely misogynist terms, as...
From: Reason | By: Reason.com | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Renee Montagne talks to Anton La Guardia, who covers the European Union for The Economist, about the possibility of deep EU sanctions against Russia at Tuesday's foreign ministers meeting.
From: NPR | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Foreign ministers meeting Tuesday in Brussels are threatening deep sanctions against Russia over the Malaysia Airlines crash. But some nations might hesitate because of their economic ties to Russia.
From: NPR | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Welcome to Damn the Weather by Bethany Jean Clement Damn the Weather looks exactly right, and it's got great people involved, and it's brand-new in Pioneer Square; then there's the issue of whether you like the name or not. But first, we must discuss...
From: The Stranger | By: Bethany Jean Clement | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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“I’m still not sure exactly what happened,” said gaffe-prone, beleaguered Secretary of State John Kerry, “but I’m told I agreed to sanctions on myself.” In an exclusive, Kerry explained his mistake. “So there we were in the Middle East....
From: Firedoglake | By: Peter Van Buren | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Obama's health care law hit with massive blow Getty A federal court delivered a serious setback to Obamacare on Tuesday that could affect millions of Americans insured under the law.Ruling's 'significant consequences' More newsBoehner hurls blame at...
From: Good News Now | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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As owner of the world's reserve currency, the US has enjoyed a cushy spot in the global economy. But with the rise of a group of rival countries the dollar's reserve status is under attack. And if it somehow gets knocked off its perch, the effects throughout...
From: The Daily Reckoning | By: Liam Halligan | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Vice President Joe Biden once got, like, this close ("a few inches from his nose") to Russian strongman-in-chief Vladimir Putin and do you know what he did? "I said, 'Mr. Prime Minister, I'm looking into your eyes, and I don't think you have a soul,'"...
From: Reason | By: Zenon Evans | Monday, July 21, 2014
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