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Failed negotiations in Doha are just a sign of things to come. Big Oil has collapsed and is unlikely to recover
From: Salon.com | By: Michael T. Klare, TomDispatch.com | Friday, April 29, 2016
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Is there one? A Trump presidency needn't be a nightmare for the left. On many issues, Clinton presidency might be
From: Salon.com | By: Walker Bragman | Friday, April 29, 2016
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(Photo: Blake Thornberry) Sunday, April 17th was the designated moment. The world's leading oil producers were expected to bring fresh discipline to the chaotic petroleum market and spark a return to high prices. Meeting in Doha, the glittering capital...
From: Truthout | Thursday, April 28, 2016
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Resee is a word that is part of the working vocabulary of fashion weeks, referring to the less glamorous portion in-between shows, when you go and literally “resee” a collection in a showroom. If you were late for the show or couldn’t make it for...
From: Style Bubble | By: susie | Thursday, April 28, 2016
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An airstrike killed patients and doctors in Aleppo, a top U.S. Republican bashed a presidential candidate, menstruation made its mark in public discourse, and more.
From: The Atlantic | By: Marina Koren | Thursday, April 28, 2016
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A culture of violence and threats is flourishing as growing numbers of Russians turn to borrowing at astronomical interest rates amid a punishing recession.
From: New York Times | By: NEIL MacFARQUHAR | Friday, April 29, 2016
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Bradley Cooper has now made his status with Irina Shayk official, which means that he has to keep up his end of the bargain. Having a supermodel as a girlfriend means that he can’t slack off on his physique. “He’s been dating Sports Illustrated...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Jenny Cox | Friday, April 29, 2016
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The inside story of how a great communicator lost the narrative.
From: Politico | By: Michael Grunwald | Wednesday, April 27, 2016
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Magnitsky won’t go away SERGEI ROLDUGIN is a humble cellist who is also one of Vladimir Putin’s closest friends. This month the Panama papers, a mega-leak of documents from an offshore law firm, revealed that he owned shell companies through which...
From: The Economist | Thursday, April 28, 2016
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If you want to spend a sobering day -- but a fascinating one as well -- then you need to pay a visit to the Ukrainian National Chernobyl Museum in Kiev. I have been there twice and, if I returned a third time, I am sure that I would discover more layers...
From: Get Religion | By: Terry Mattingly | Thursday, April 28, 2016
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One theory that explains the higher amounts of allergies, asthma and other immune-related conditions today rests on the fact that we’re too clean. Now scientists have some living proof that may actually be the case...
From: Time | By: Alice Park | Thursday, April 28, 2016
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Thanks to America’s abundance of shale hydrocarbons, which have just recently been made accessible with revolutionary drilling and extraction technologies, the country’s production of natural gas reached a new record high in January (see chart above)....
From: The American | By: Mark Perry | Wednesday, April 27, 2016
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BY THE lofty standards of Washington’s foreign policy establishment, Donald Trump gave an awful speech on national security on April 27th—a blustery, error-strewn account of an “America First” philosophy that took little account of how the world...
From: The Economist | Thursday, April 28, 2016
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More people than ever before are getting high.
From: Business Insider | Thursday, April 28, 2016
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More than 20,000 people have been wounded in the conflict that began in April 2014, a United Nations official said.
From: New York Times | By: THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Friday, April 29, 2016
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Last month, in Moscow, Fabiano Caruana played chess for two weeks at the Candidates Cup, whose winner, each year, goes on to face the sitting world champion. By the end, the twenty-three-year-old American—born in Miami, raised in Brooklyn, with no...
From: New Yorker | By: Charles Bethea | Thursday, April 28, 2016
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'We will no longer surrender this country, or its people, to the false song of globalism' The post For the record: Donald Trump’s foreign policy speech appeared first on Macleans.ca....
From: Macleans | By: macleans.ca | Wednesday, April 27, 2016
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After Donald Trump gave a much-anticipated foreign policy speech Wednesday, some of the most glowing reviews that he received were from a place that doesn't often see eye-to-eye with American politicians.
From: CNN | Thursday, April 28, 2016
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The launch is a point of success for Russia's challenged space industry.
From: Christian Science Monitor | Thursday, April 28, 2016
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Vermont became the fourth state to enact a law that would allow thousands more to get to the polls.
From: The Atlantic | By: Elaine Godfrey | Thursday, April 28, 2016
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"Clinton is the last true hawk left in the" race, more belligerent than Cruz and Trump, the New York Times says
From: Salon.com | By: Ben Norton | Wednesday, April 27, 2016
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Joseph Gordon-Levitt stars as NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden in Oliver Stone's Snowden. Stone went to Russia and met with Snowden several times during the production of the movie, so hopefully it will be somewhat accurate, but you never know with Stone....
From: Boing Boing | By: Mark Frauenfelder | Thursday, April 28, 2016
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The effort marks Moscow’s long-term plan to build a space-launch facility inside the country’s borders.
From: The Atlantic | By: Marina Koren | Thursday, April 28, 2016
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A Russian MiG-31 jet flew within 50 feet of a U.S. surveillance aircraft in Northeast Asia last week, Moscow’s latest aerial saber-rattling against American ships and planes, according to defense officials....
From: Fox News | Thursday, April 28, 2016
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Syed Raheel Farook, his wife, and a third woman were charged Thursday in an investigation of marriage-fraud conspiracy.
From: The Atlantic | By: Marina Koren | Thursday, April 28, 2016
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Photographer Michal Iwanowski's grandfather escaped from a Russian gulag in 1945. Almost 70 years later, his grandson retraced his harrowing trek. The post Retracing a 1,300-Mile Escape From a Soviet Gulag in WWII appeared first on WIRED....
From: Wired | By: Laura Mallonee | Wednesday, April 27, 2016
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Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz will name former Hewlett-Packard CEO and Republican primary rival Carly Fiorina as his running mate on Wednesday afternoon, multiple outlets have reported. Fiorina left the race in February, on the heels of...
From: Mother Jones | By: Hannah Levintova | Wednesday, April 27, 2016
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Anti-Western rhetoric heats up amid a climate of ideological tightening
From: Time | By: Hannah Beech / Shanghai | Friday, April 29, 2016
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In 2012, network scientist and data theorist Samuel Arbesman published a disturbing thesis: What we think of as established knowledge decays over time. According to his book “The Half-Life of Facts,” certain kinds of propositions that may seem bulletproof...
From: FiveThirtyEight | By: Dan Engber | Thursday, April 28, 2016
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Is the Russian president the unquestioned master of his realm? Steve Inskeep talks to Mark Galeotti, a professor at New York University, about a piece he's written for the website Vox.
From: NPR | Thursday, April 28, 2016
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In Istanbul's Grand Bazaar, a merchant calls it the worst tourist season in nearly four decades. Terrorism fears and a travel ban by Russia, an important source of tourists, are keeping visitors away.
From: NPR | By: Peter Kenyon | Thursday, April 28, 2016
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In Trump’s aftermath, his enemies on the right will have to take stock and propose a meaningful alternative vision for the GOP’s future.
From: The Atlantic | By: David Frum | Thursday, April 28, 2016
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Republican contender for president, Ted Cruz, formally announced on Wednesday that he has selected Carly Fiorina as his running mate. It has been a difficult week for Cruz, as he suffered devastating losses to Donald Trump in Rhode Island, Maryland,...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Amanda Huntley | Thursday, April 28, 2016
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Today's top stories at a glance The post Thursday news briefing appeared first on Macleans.ca.
From: Macleans | By: The Canadian Press | Thursday, April 28, 2016
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Falsified immigration documents.
From: Hot Air | By: John Sexton | Thursday, April 28, 2016
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This post Anything Trumps Hillary appeared first on Daily Reckoning. David Stockman laces into the likely Democratic presidential nominee who’ll try to “Make Government Great Again”... The post Anything Trumps Hillary appeared first on Daily Reckoning....
From: The Daily Reckoning | By: David Stockman | Thursday, April 28, 2016
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The feds on Thursday busted the brother of terrorist Syed Rizwan Farook, in connection to a marriage scam that only came to light after last year’s jihadist massacre in California, officials said. Farook’s brother Syed Raheel Farook, 31, his Russian...
From: Free Republic | By: New York Post | Thursday, April 28, 2016
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Trump gets some things very wrong. But today's speech was still daring, spot on and important contrast with Hillary
From: Salon.com | By: Patrick L. Smith | Wednesday, April 27, 2016
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One of our favorite upcoming Russian labels, Sputnik 1985, has just served up a new seasonal lookbook for SS16. The analog photo set highlights the broadest selection of goods we’ve seen thus far from the label, including a diverse range of graphic...
From: Selectism | By: Chris Danforth | Thursday, April 28, 2016
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There are a few technically feasible approaches to get about a megawatt of power in space using nuclear power or solar power. Russia has a project to develop about a megawatt nuclear reactor for space applications.NASA Glenn Research Center, GRC, has...
From: Next Big Future | By: brian wang | Wednesday, April 27, 2016
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Under the impact of economic crisis and impatient with 'mutant capitalism' dominated by Kremlin cronies, younger members of the Communist Party say they could provide an alternative to 'Putinism.'...
From: Christian Science Monitor | Wednesday, April 27, 2016
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This post Michael Burry Says Debt Is Our Biggest Problem… appeared first on Daily Reckoning. Chuck Butler talks about the silver shortage, and has a quote or two from an interview with Michael Burry, the principal character from the movie 'The Big...
From: The Daily Reckoning | By: Chuck Butler | Thursday, April 28, 2016
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On April 15th, 1989, Trevor and Jenni Hicks and their two teen-age daughters travelled from Liverpool, England, to Hillsborough stadium, in Sheffield, to watch their favorite soccer team play in a semifinal cup match. It was a sunny Saturday in the usually...
From: New Yorker | By: Ruth Margalit | Wednesday, April 27, 2016
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From: CNN | Wednesday, April 27, 2016
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Reporters and pundits mock Trump for saying pretty much the same garbled idiocy that "respectable" Republicans say
From: Salon.com | By: Simon Maloy | Wednesday, April 27, 2016
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The NSA whistleblower himself joked on Twitter about the upcoming thriller "Snowden"
From: Salon.com | By: Ben Norton | Wednesday, April 27, 2016
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Papua New Guinea acted against a controversial facility for asylum-seekers, South Korea reacted to the outbreak in Brazil, the presidential candidates made some big moves, and more.
From: The Atlantic | By: Marina Koren | Wednesday, April 27, 2016
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Ten years ago, we launched Google Translate. Our goal was to break language barriers and to make the world more accessible. Since then we’ve grown from supporting two languages to 103, and from hundreds of users to hundreds of millions. And just like...
From: Google Blog | By: Google Blogs | Thursday, April 28, 2016
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It is as volcanically busy as ever in the remote Kamchatka Peninsula, and even relatively small eruptions in the region could impact aircraft. The post Erupting Russian Volcanoes Could Make a Mess of Your Flight appeared first on WIRED....
From: Wired | By: Erik Klemetti | Wednesday, April 27, 2016
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Steve H. Hanke Ever since the U.S. Federal Reserve (Fed) began to consider raising the federal funds rate, which it eventually did in December 2015, a cottage industry has grown up around taper talk. Will the Fed raise rates, or won’t it? Each time...
From: Cato Institute | By: Steve H. Hanke | Thursday, April 28, 2016
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