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Members of the Marine Algae Industrialization Consortium (MAGIC), led by Duke University in North Carolina, have published an open-access paper in the journal Oceanography presenting the large-scale industrial cultivation of marine microalgae (ICMM)...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Monday, December 5, 2016
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Ome Tlaloc walked through the North Dakota hills with a flashlight and a walkie-talkie, scouting for police in the prairie dark. Earlier that evening, I'd met the 30-year-old on Highway 1806, where he'd been sitting behind a makeshift barricade. Now...
From: Mother Jones | By: Text by Wes Enzinna; photographs by Zen Lefort | Monday, December 5, 2016
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Imbolo Mbue discusses her debut novel Behold the Dreamers, teaching herself how to write a novel, and the price of the American Dream.
From: The Rumpus | By: Nina Moog | Monday, December 5, 2016
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Last week’s North Korea sanctions designations by the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control — commonly known as OFAC — go far to explain why U.N. Security Council Resolution 2321 took so long to negotiate and pass. There...
From: One Free Korea | By: Joshua | Sunday, December 4, 2016
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This essay is part of a new report from the Center for Opportunity Urbanism titled "The Texas Way of Urbanism". Download the entire report here. For decades, as many U.S. cities declined, and others became overly exclusive, cities in Texas evolved...
From: New Geography | By: Scott Beyer | Sunday, December 4, 2016
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Some of Rep. Kevin McCarthy’s constituents fear his vow to repeal Obamacare now and replace it later could rob them of coverage....
From: Kaiser Health News | By: Pauline Bartolone and Emily Bazar | Monday, December 5, 2016
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General Jim “Mad Dog” Mattis is President-elect Donald Trump’s announced choice to lead the Pentagon as the United States Secretary of Defense. His military career was a complicated blend of tactical prowess, intellectually provocative challenges...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Bill Turner | Monday, December 5, 2016
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Firearms enthusiasts who embraced Donald Trump's campaign and his full-throated support of the Second Amendment are expecting a sweeping expansion of gun rights under his administration and a Congress firmly in Republican hands.
From: Denver Post | By: The Associated Press | Monday, December 5, 2016
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Democracy depends on a free and independent press, which is why all tyrants try to squelch it
From: Salon.com | By: Robert Reich | Sunday, December 4, 2016
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Texas' governor, backed by the Kochs, wants the Constitution amended to balance the budget, elevate corporate power
From: Salon.com | By: Jim Hightower | Sunday, December 4, 2016
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“Saturday Night Live” was back live this week with “La-La Land” actress Emma Stone taking on hosting duties for the third time. Teen pop sensation Shawn Mendes took the stage as musical guest for the first time. Check out our complete recap of...
From: Hulu | By: Liz Brown | Sunday, December 4, 2016
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A man walked into a Washington pizzeria to “self-investigate” a fake news story — carrying a rifle. Anti-immigration groups tried to influence who will lead homeland security.
From: New York Times | By: ERIC LIPTON, RON NIXON and THOMAS KAPLAN | Monday, December 5, 2016
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Retired officers like James Mattis who are nominated for civilian posts should be judged on their merits—not disqualified on the basis of their past service.
From: The Atlantic | By: Dennis C. Blair | Monday, December 5, 2016
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China has urged Washington to stop disrupting its foreign corporate acquisitions after President Obama blocked the purchase of a German maker of semiconductor equipment on security grounds....
From: Fox News | Monday, December 5, 2016
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The United States is entering a new age. What the impact is remains to be seen
From: Salon.com | By: Tom Engelhardt, TomDispatch.com | Friday, December 2, 2016
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Apple users who've been receiving a bunch of unwanted Calendar invites lately now have a workaround.
From: Denver Post | By: Special to The Washington Post | Monday, December 5, 2016
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Spam exists because it makes money for the bad guys. Someone, somewhere out there is responding to phishing links and causing our inboxes to overflow with junk.
From: Denver Post | By: Tamara Chuang | Monday, December 5, 2016
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“We are dedicating this memorial in honor of two young lives that have been snuffed out unjustly,” said Reverend Graylan Hagler of DC, dedicating a shrine in Aida refugee camp in Bethlehem to Tamir Rice, 12, and Abd al-Rahman Obeidallah, 13, killed...
From: Mondoweiss | By: Kate | Saturday, December 3, 2016
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"I have zero experience with the cold ... But I love the adrenaline of being here."
From: Business Insider | Saturday, December 3, 2016
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An organized crime ring operated a “sham” U.S. embassy in Ghana that issued illegally obtained visas for roughly decade, the State Department confirmed Sunday....
From: Fox News | By: Joseph Weber | Sunday, December 4, 2016
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The former senator and diplomacy expert talks to Salon about Iraq and Afghanistan, and why Obama was wrong on Syria
From: Salon.com | By: Carrie Sheffield | Saturday, December 3, 2016
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Reminder: Iraq posed absolutely no threat to the United States
From: Salon.com | By: Medea Benjamin, AlterNet | Sunday, December 4, 2016
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Recomendo: issue no. 19
From: Kevin Kelly | By: Claudia Lamar | Sunday, December 4, 2016
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A legal scholar untangles Donald Trump's contradictory immigration promises, and how they might affect policy
From: Salon.com | By: Geoffrey A. Hoffman | Sunday, December 4, 2016
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uwvjZGKwKvY In Does The Online Card Payment Landscape Unwittingly Facilitate Fraud?, a new paper in IEEE Security & Privacy, researchers from the University of Newcastle demonstrate a technique for guessing secruity...
From: Boing Boing | By: Cory Doctorow | Sunday, December 4, 2016
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A senior manager at Foxconn, the company that makes Apple's iPhone handsets, is facing 10 years incarceration after being charged with the theft of 5,700 iPhones valued at nearly $1.5 million. According to AsiaOne, the Taiwanese testing department ma......
From: Engadget | By: Andrew Tarantola | Friday, December 2, 2016
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Democrats are threatening inquiries but the majority party thinks the political landscape has shifted.
From: Politico | By: Darren Samuelsohn | Monday, December 5, 2016
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Chapter 848 of the popular Japanese manga One Piece continues from where the previous one left off, however, it delivers on all the promises of intense action. [Warning: One Piece manga Chapter 848 spoilers/recap ahead] The previous chapter revealed...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Patrick Frye | Monday, December 5, 2016
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Frequent flyer Michael Karam replays the theatre of arriving at Beirut's Rafik Hariri International Airport - his favourite destination to land at on his business travels.
From: The National Abu Dhabi | Monday, December 5, 2016
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We’re coming up on 10 years of development on the Escape from New York remake that originated at New Line Cinema but now finds itself at 20th Century Fox. Over the years, we’ve seen various talents attached such as writers like Gary Whitta (Book...
From: SlashFilm | By: Ethan Anderton | Friday, December 2, 2016
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From: 3AM Magazine | By: steven fowler | Sunday, December 4, 2016
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Senator Robert Menendez explains why he thinks Obama opened to the island too soon.
From: The Atlantic | By: Siddhartha Mahanta | Saturday, December 3, 2016
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The 1930s showed that globalisation can be reversed, splintering a multinational system. Short-sighted politicians could recreate that era's suspicion and conflict.
From: The National Abu Dhabi | Sunday, December 4, 2016
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Fire ripped through the cluttered space during a dance party on Dec. 2, killing at least 33 people
From: Time | By: Jonathan J. Cooper / AP | Monday, December 5, 2016
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**Abraham Lincoln:** [State of the Union Address](http://www.infoplease.com/t/hist/state-of-the-union/73.html): "Fellow-Citizens of the Senate and House of Representatives... >In the midst of unprecedented political troubles we have cause of great...
From: Brad DeLong | By: J. Bradford DeLong | Saturday, December 3, 2016
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Watching an elite chess match in person is at once enjoyable and discomfiting. You follow the players’ actions — their moves, their mannerisms — for long stretches of time. You hang on each one and imbue it with meaning. You become so familiar...
From: FiveThirtyEight | By: Oliver Roeder | Friday, December 2, 2016
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Today’s comic by Mario Fiore is Pipeline protector: What’s coming up on Sunday Kos … Aftab Pureval, Hamilton County, Ohio’s new Democratic Clerk of Courts, and how he won, by David Akadjian Racism is a battle that we’ve fought before, by Susan...
From: Daily Kos | By: Meteor Blades | Friday, December 2, 2016
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The leader of a North Caucasus ISIS branch was killed in a special operation conducted by Russian Federal Security Service forces in collaboration with the Ministry of Interior, the security service said in a statement Sunday....
From: CNN | Sunday, December 4, 2016
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President Barack Obama announced Thursday that he believes women should be required to register for the military draft, just as men aged 18 through 25 must do. This marks a largely symbolic shift in public position; Congress nixed its plan to add women...
From: Slate | By: Christina Cauterucci | Friday, December 2, 2016
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Sign language interpreters say licensing is needed to protect deaf people from scammers, but there's no evidence of a market failure.
From: Reason | By: Eric Boehm | Friday, December 2, 2016
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In a new Teen Mom OG sneak peek for part two of the reunion special, fans will finally get to see the fight between cast members Farrah Abraham and Amber Portwood. Back in October, reports claimed that the two Teen Mom stars got into a physical altercation...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Emma Hernandez | Sunday, December 4, 2016
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This story first appeared on the TomDispatch website. President-elect Donald Trump's message for the nation's senior military leadership is ambiguously unambiguous. Here is he on 60 Minutes just days after the election. Trump: "We have some great generals....
From: Mother Jones | By: Andrew Bacevich | Saturday, December 3, 2016
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Senators are trying to protect the illegal aliens some call “Dreamers” before President-elect Trump takes office and implements his plans to crackdown on illegal immigration. According to The Guardian, South Carolina’s Lindsey Graham and Illinois’...
From: Red State | Sunday, December 4, 2016
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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Shelley Mack, a one-time tenant of the converted warehouse dubbed the “Ghost Ship” found the rental in an ad on Facebook. She paid about $700 a month in rent, along with a security deposit of the same amount and a one-time...
From: Seattle Times | By: JONATHAN J. COOPER | Sunday, December 4, 2016
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The swearing in remains a hot ticket, but the buzz surrounding the women's march is growing as well The post How Donald Trump’s inauguration is shaping up appeared first on Macleans.ca....
From: Macleans | By: The Associated Press | Sunday, December 4, 2016
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A single protocol-shattering phone call with Taiwan’s president raises fears of igniting tensions in Asia and emboldening China.
From: New York Times | By: MARK LANDLER | Saturday, December 3, 2016
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Today the Supreme Court added seven new cases, for a total of five hours of oral argument, to its merits docket for this term. The cases cover a range of issues, from a divorced couple’s dispute over military retirement pay to the scope of the patent...
From: SCOTUSblog | By: Amy Howe | Friday, December 2, 2016
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