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Donald Trump speaks at CPAC 2011 in Washington, DC, on February 10, 2011. (Photo: Gage Skidmore) To readers who follow taxes and finance -- subjects often introduced with the adjective "arcane" -- David Cay Johnston is one of America's best-known reporters....
From: Truthout | Friday, June 24, 2016
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By a narrow margin, British voters have chosen to send their nation, themselves, and indeed all of Europe into uncharted waters.
From: Outside the Beltway | By: Doug Mataconis | Friday, June 24, 2016
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Nationalist leader Volen Siderov on Friday urged Bulgarian authorities to consider a referendum on the country's EU membership. In a statement from Parliament's rostrum, Siderov argued that his Ataka party's theses on the downsides of the EU had been...
From: Novinite | Saturday, June 25, 2016
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SUBTITLE:  Or, Noam Chomsky and Sean Penn Prove They Are Asses It is estimated that 72% of a family’s monthly income in Venezuela is consumed by food purchases.  Yes…they have free medical care for all citizens, but that is kind of moot when you...
From: Red State | Friday, June 24, 2016
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President Vladimir Putin has praised what he calls Russia's "all-embracing and strategic partnership" with China, at the start of a visit to Beijing that comes against the background of a drop in trade and lingering mistrust....
From: Fox News | Saturday, June 25, 2016
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Most of the Russian government's attempts to wrangle the internet sound like humorous tirades -- for example, banning Wikipedia for an article on cannabis. But when they command Twitter and Facebook to store Russian users' data inside the country, we......
From: Engadget | By: David Lumb | Saturday, June 25, 2016
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Sacramento Bee: Jerry Brown's Vow to Slash Oil Use in California Cars in Trouble The meltdown of California’s cap-and-trade system of reducing carbon emissions has not only thrown its climate-change crusade into disarray but has also caused collateral...
From: Greentech Media | Thursday, June 23, 2016
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(Image: Jared Rodriguez / Truthout) Purdue President Mitch Daniels recently received national praise with his "Back a Boiler" initiative, ostensibly meant to address the skyrocketing student debt load. Proposed by Milton Friedman in the 1970s, "Back...
From: Truthout | Thursday, June 23, 2016
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On Friday, Mr. Trump chose to tell a reeling foreign nation about the merits of his golf course.
From: New York Times | By: ELIZABETH WILLIAMSON | Friday, June 24, 2016
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Pope Francis is in Armenia, a country with ancient roots to Christianity and the Pope seeks to encourage as it's buffeted by its huge neighbors, Turkey and Russia.
From: NPR | By: Sylvia Poggioli | Friday, June 24, 2016
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Who was really behind a decision to ban Russian track-and-field athletes from the Summer Games over doping? Clean athletes who want sports to reflect a fair test of transcending human limits....
From: Christian Science Monitor | Friday, June 24, 2016
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Something smells fishy when a hawkish State Dept. memo "leaks" to the Times on the eve of Sec. Clinton's nomination
From: Salon.com | By: Patrick Lawrence | Friday, June 24, 2016
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A war of words has erupted over whether the DNC hack was an act of espionage by the Russian government, between soundbite-ready security firm CrowdStrike and a lone hacker who's unkindly claiming credit. And the conspiracy theory fans went wild....
From: Engadget | By: Violet Blue | Friday, June 24, 2016
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Measures approved by the lower house of Parliament include a prison term for failing to report a planned terrorist act, as well as restrictions on religious activities.
From: New York Times | By: IVAN NECHEPURENKO | Friday, June 24, 2016
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Kiefer Sutherland‘s Jack Bauer walked (and continues to walk) a very fine line in American popular culture. The lead character of Fox’s 24 meant many things to many people and personal politics often played a huge role in how you viewed the behavior...
From: SlashFilm | By: Jacob Hall | Friday, June 24, 2016
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A few weeks ago, I sat on a horse-drawn cart lumbering over a potholed bridge that felt less like the divide between two countries than between two political realities. I had spent the week reporting in Abkhazia, a breakaway Russian-backed separatist...
From: Slate | By: Joshua Keating | Friday, June 24, 2016
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Bad news for small countries, safe seas, and the U.S.
From: Harvard Business School Publishing | By: Gautam Mukunda | Friday, June 24, 2016
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Russia's top investigative agency says a provincial governor has been arrested on charges of taking a 400,000-euro ($454,000) bribe.
From: Fox News | Friday, June 24, 2016
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Peter Thiel, meet John D. Rockefeller.
From: Harvard Business School Publishing | By: Sam Wilkin | Friday, June 24, 2016
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The government, which has worked assiduously to undermine European solidarity in recent years, has any number of reasons to celebrate Britain’s vote, analysts said.
From: New York Times | By: IVAN NECHEPURENKO and NEIL MacFARQUHAR | Friday, June 24, 2016
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College Football Hall of Famer Herschel Walker is hoping to have another MMA fight this year and says he wants to fight "a worthy opponent." Brock Lesnar isn't the only celebrity feeling that itch to fight again. American football legend Herschel Walker...
From: MMA Fighting | By: Jed Meshew | Friday, June 24, 2016
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The deep-sea array will soak up signals from neutrinos traveling through the cosmos to study the evolution of the universe and to discover more about the fundamental properties of these prized sub-atomic particles KM3NeT - a European collaboration pioneering...
From: The Daily Galaxy | By: dailygalaxy.com | Friday, June 24, 2016
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British voters opt to leave the 28-nation EU bloc. David Rennie, of "The Economist" explains the impact of the vote on the U.S. economy. NPR's Corey Flintoff talks about if Russia could be an unlikely beneficiary of Brexit.
From: NPR | Friday, June 24, 2016
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British voters opted to leave the EU. David Rennie of The Economist explains the impact on the U.S. economy. NPR's Corey Flintoff talks about whether Russia could be an unlikely beneficiary of Brexit.
From: NPR | Friday, June 24, 2016
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I'm injured but I need to take several international flights this summer, and I'm wondering how I can request special support at the airport to get from gate to gate. Bonus points: some of this travel will be in Russia, so information about how things...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: stinker | Friday, June 24, 2016
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Wales Northern Ireland 4:00 PM UTC Game Details Live football odds with bet365. Bet Now » GameCast Lineups and Stats While Chris Coleman is delighted with Wales' progression, he's urging them to continue their fighting spirit. Reaction...
From: ESPN | By: ESPN staff | Friday, June 24, 2016
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On this day in 1812, French Emperor Napoleon—who had massed his troops in Poland in the spring to intimidate Russian Tsar Alexander I—and 600,000 troops of his Grand Army launched an ill-fated invasion of Russia.More Events on this day:1948: The...
From: Britannica | Friday, June 24, 2016
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Brad Pitt and stunning, as well as driven wife, Angelina Jolie Pitt, have been in headlines recently over the rumored breakdown of their marriage. Reports that there has been trouble in the marriage of the two A-list celebrity actors began last year...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Jessica Dafoe | Friday, June 24, 2016
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Hillary’s record includes supporting the barbaric “contras” against the Nicaraguan people in the 1980s, supporting the NATO bombing of the former Yugoslavia, supporting the ongoing Bush-Iraq War, the ongoing Afghan mess, and as Secretary of State...
From: Free Republic | By: Liberty Blitzkrieg | Friday, June 24, 2016
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The Brexit vote has Texas secessionists all excited, because every now and then they need to be mentioned in the media. And then laughed at.
From: Wonkette | By: Doktor Zoom | Friday, June 24, 2016
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Is this a Pynchon novel or a documentary? "Tickled" goes from innocent fetish to globe-trotting crime thriller
From: Salon.com | By: Andrew O'Hehir | Thursday, June 23, 2016
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A group of physicists from the Russian Quantum Center and the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology have come up with a new method of creating a special entangled quantum state, one that could be used as "a high-precision ruler" for measuring la......
From: TUAW | By: Andrew Dalton | Thursday, June 23, 2016
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The energy ministers of Bulgaria and Russia have agreed that the two countries need to find a mutually acceptable solution for the future use of the equipment already produced for the abandoned Belene nuclear power plant project. Bulgaria’s Energy...
From: Novinite | Thursday, June 23, 2016
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Time to go update that wedding Pinterest board...
From: College Candy | By: College Candy | Friday, June 24, 2016
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Russia's President Vladimir Putin has voiced strong concern about Mongolia's plans to build a hydroelectric plant on a river flowing into a lake in Siberia.
From: San Diego Union-Tribune | By: Associated Press | Thursday, June 23, 2016
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Here are your Puck Headlines: A glorious collection of news and views collected from the greatest blogosphere in sports and the few, the proud, the mainstream hockey media. Have a link you want to submit? Email us at puckdaddyblog@yahoo.com. • What...
From: Yahoo Sports | By: Sean Leahy | Thursday, June 23, 2016
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This story first appeared on the TomDispatch website. These days, lamenting the apparently aimless character of Washington's military operations in the Greater Middle East has become conventional wisdom among administration critics of every sort. Senator...
From: Mother Jones | By: Andrew Cockburn | Friday, June 24, 2016
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Weightlifters from Belarus and Kazakhstan might also be forced to sit out the Summer Olympics in Rio
From: People | Thursday, June 23, 2016
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The Marine Corps is moving towards a future in which small dispersed units can protect themselves from incoming enemy drones with laser weapons and from missiles and aircraft with Stinger missiles, with both weapons netted into a detection system and...
From: Next Big Future | By: brian wang | Friday, June 24, 2016
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The British writer cited his country’s “different air,” but he also supported a United States of Europe. Were those views mutually exclusive?
From: The Atlantic | By: Krishnadev Calamur | Thursday, June 23, 2016
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Tweeddale lord: “Somewhere along the lines his Scottish heritage has gone awry.”
From: Politico | By: Ben Schreckinger | Thursday, June 23, 2016
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Desperate to reclaim the narrative, the GOP nominee came out swinging Wednesday, sending PolitiFact into a tailspin
From: Salon.com | By: Elizabeth Preza, AlterNet | Thursday, June 23, 2016
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From Independence Day to Head of State
From: Time | By: Kenneth Bachor | Friday, June 24, 2016
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Her Russian neighbors aren’t happy about it, or so they claim. According to Novosibirsk News, local “babulki” (“babushkas” of the sitting-outside-your-apartment-building-on-a-bench-and-judging-you variety) have started a petition to report...
From: Liberaland | By: Alan | Thursday, June 23, 2016
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It has been over two months since Lindsay Lohan confirmed she was engaged to her Russian trust fund piece Egor Tarabasov. And ever since then, most of their public appearances have been limited to shopping trips and beaches. But last night, they made...
From: Dlisted | By: Allison | Thursday, June 23, 2016
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by Jen Graves Look. See. The curtain is being opened in Where Love Is Illegal, by Robin Hammond, at Seattle Art Museum. JG Each photograph in Where Love Is Illegal features a person or a pair of people (a couple, or a mother and child) who by having...
From: The Stranger | By: Jen Graves | Thursday, June 23, 2016
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Welcome to “Trendspotting,” a new bi-weekly column dedicated to exploring current television trends across a variety of genres, networks, and streaming platforms. This week we dive into a sea of sexy jerks on TV. When The Mindy Project premiered...
From: Flavorwire | By: Lara Zarum | Thursday, June 23, 2016
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Ma'an News: 15-year-old Mahmoud Rafat Badran and his family had been driving home from a swimming pool late Sunday night when Israeli forces showered their car with gunfire, killing Mahmoud, and seriously injuring his two brothers 16-year-old Amir and...
From: Mondoweiss | By: Kate | Thursday, June 23, 2016
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A portrait of President Bashar al-Assad on a street in Homs, Syria, March 23, 2014. (Sergey Ponomarev / The New York Times) Truthout remains a vital counterpoint to the mainstream news. Keep grassroots media thriving, make a tax-deductible donation today!...
From: Truthout | Thursday, June 23, 2016
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Emma Ashford On Monday, War on the Rocks hosted an open letter signed by a number of former senior U.S. policymakers that strongly promotes the quick ratification of Montenegro’s accession to NATO. With the exception of Russian opposition, Montenegro...
From: Cato Institute | By: Emma Ashford | Thursday, June 23, 2016
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