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During a typical Fourth of July weekend, 1500 Esperanza St., a whitewashed deco warehouse in the Boyle Heights district of East Los Angeles, is deserted. But this year, a line snakes down the broken sidewalk out front and wraps around the bend of Union...
From: AdWeek | By: Robert Klara | Monday, July 28, 2014
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The Pentagon has been unable to locate more than 40 percent of the firearms it has provided to Afghan security forces at a cost of $626 million, according to a report by a government oversight agency due to be made public Monday. ...
From: Fox News | Monday, July 28, 2014
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Katie Zavadski, fresh from a Dishternship, nails down a critical fact in the latest Israel-Hamas death-match. As the Dish has noted before, the Israeli government knew from the get-go that the murderers of three Israeli teens – the incident that set...
From: The Atlantic | By: Andrew Sullivan | Monday, July 28, 2014
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An Interview with ETF.com David Kotok Article source: Alpha Think Tank – ETF.COM     We are forwarding an interview done with ETF.com. We thank them for permission to share it with our readers. Dennis Hudachek of ETF.com was kind enough to spend...
From: Barry Ritholtz | By: David Kotok | Monday, July 28, 2014
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Too many are persecuted–and the wrongdoing that prompted them to speak out is too seldom addressed....
From: The Atlantic | By: Conor Friedersdorf | Monday, July 28, 2014
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Despite a demand from the United Nations Security Council for an immediate and unconditional cease-fire, fighting continued in Gaza, where the death toll has surpassed 1,000.
From: NPR | By: Eyder Peralta | Monday, July 28, 2014
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Congress has a number of big pieces of legislation to deal with before leaving on its annual summer recess. The Highway Trust Fund, border security and the VA are all on the to-do list.
From: NPR | By: Ron Elving | Monday, July 28, 2014
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By Shock Exchange:Picture: Message from Aviva UK hackers. Source: crackberry.comEarlier this month International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM) and Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) announced a partnership to transform enterprise mobility. Their product...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: Shock Exchange | Monday, July 28, 2014
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With more than 1,000 people killed in the Israel-Hamas conflict, the U.N. Security Council held an emergency midnight meeting in New York early Monday and announced "strong support ... for an immediate and unconditional humanitarian cease-fire" in Gaza....
From: CNN | Monday, July 28, 2014
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My Mother's legal guardian is a crook. What can I do as her son?My mother, due to a lot of stress, and other legal complications she was having at the time, had a friend take over her affairs as legal guardian. This was approximately 5 years ago. Today,...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: hobodeluxe | Monday, July 28, 2014
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The U.N. Security Council was due to meet early Monday to ratify a draft statement calling for a cease-fire in the Gaza Strip. 
From: Fox News | Monday, July 28, 2014
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The call for a cease-fire follows new attacks launched by Israel and Hamas despite going back and forth over proposals for another temporary halt to nearly three weeks of fighting.
From: NPR | By: The Associated Press | Monday, July 28, 2014
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Germany is hoping to counter a serious challenge to the country’s future security with a campaign aimed at making the armed forces an attractive prospect....
From: New York Times | By: ALISON SMALE | Monday, July 28, 2014
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The U.N. Security Council agreed on a statement Sunday calling for "an immediate and unconditional humanitarian cease-fire" in the Gaza war between Israel and Hamas and scheduled a meeting at midnight to adopt it....
From: Fox News | Monday, July 28, 2014
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The Senate should pass a bill that will finally put an end to the indiscriminate bulk collection of Americans’ phone records....
From: New York Times | By: THE EDITORIAL BOARD | Monday, July 28, 2014
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We need a light source for our patio area... With some special snowflake requirements below.We have a lovely small patio off our kitchen, that also borders our detached garage. We built a door/gate that connects the house and garage, which gives a nice...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: LaBellaStella | Monday, July 28, 2014
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The US has said it has temporarily evacuated its staff from the Libyan capital Tripoli over security concerns. Earlier this year Mary Wakefield discussed in The Spectator how David Cameron… Continue readingThe post Why doesn’t Cameron care about...
From: Spectator | By: Mary Wakefield | Sunday, July 27, 2014
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Blog: The Education of Oronte ChurmWhen did I come to be so at home in my mind with a writer who lived halfway around the globe, wrote in a language I don’t read, and who died more than a century ago? Like many of my students, I didn’t get there...
From: Inside Higher Ed | By: Oronte | Sunday, July 27, 2014
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I have a payment showing on my bank statement from "MTEAhelp.com" for approx. £30. I don't remember buying anything online on that day, so I'm wondering if I've been scammed?Could someone please tell me what MTEAhelp.com sell? I'm worried that if I...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Musashi Daryl | Sunday, July 27, 2014
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My generation associates the regulation of domestic workers with Zoe Baird and “nannygate.” In 1993, newly elected President Bill Clinton submitted Baird’s name to the Senate as his choice for Attorney General. She would have been the first woman...
From: Firedoglake | By: June Carbone | Saturday, July 26, 2014
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It isn’t hard to find discontent with Barack Obama on the left, so long as you know where to look. The list of particulars is both specific (National Security Agency spying, drone assassinations, toothless Wall Street reforms, flirtations with a “grand...
From: The American Prospect | By: Paul Waldman | Monday, July 28, 2014
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Five reasons why Israel is on the back foot even as it wins the battle against rockets and tunnels...
From: The Atlantic | By: Jeff Goldberg | Sunday, July 27, 2014
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Fighting in the country's east has killed at least 38 people since the U.S. on Saturday temporarily closed its embassy in the capital, citing security concerns.
From: NPR | By: Scott Neuman | Sunday, July 27, 2014
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Health officials in Libya say heavy clashes between army troops loyal to a renegade general and Islamist-led militias have killed 38 people — including civilians — in the country's restive east.' A security official said Sunday that the fighting...
From: Fox News | Sunday, July 27, 2014
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Security in Libya has deteriorated badly enough that the U.S. shut down its embassy in Libya on Saturday. NPR's Arun Rath talks to former U.S. ambassador Christopher Hill about the situation.
From: NPR | Sunday, July 27, 2014
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I want to move to make a permanent move to Mexico. How do I make this happen?I would like to move to Mexico within the next year- ideally by mid-2015, but at the latest end of 2015. I've looked up visa requirements and while they are pretty straightforward,...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Anonymous | Saturday, July 26, 2014
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Malaysia has secured an agreement with pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine to allow a group of international police to enter the MH17 crash area to provide protection for international crash investigators, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak's office...
From: CNN | Sunday, July 27, 2014
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NSA Helps Saudi Arabia Crush Dissent … Like It Helps Crush Dissent at Home Numerous high-level NSA whistleblowers say that NSA spying is about crushing dissent and blackmailing opponents … not stopping terrorism. In addition, the NSA is giving the raw...
From: Barry Ritholtz | By: Washingtons Blog | Monday, July 28, 2014
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Contrary to law, U.S. military lacks data on nearly half the weapons delivered
From: Time | By: Mark Thompson | Monday, July 28, 2014
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NOTE: GrowthBeat is less than 2 weeks out! VentureBeat is gathering the best and brightest in modern digital marketing to help declutter the landscape, simplify the functions, clarify the goals, and point the way to success. Get the full scoop here,...
From: VentureBeat | By: Devindra Hardawar | Monday, July 28, 2014
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Peter Jackson is coming to the end of a stay in JRR Tolkien’s Middle Earth that has dominated a quarter of the 53-year old director’s life, right into middle age. The result: three Lord Of The Ring films and two installments of The Hobbit that grossed...
From: Deadline Hollywood Daily | By: The Deadline Team | Monday, July 28, 2014
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What some consider a far-flung conspiracy theory will be at the forefront during a trial set to begin on Monday in Salt Lake City...
From: Time | By: Nash Jenkins | Monday, July 28, 2014
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Which appears more likely--a straight-line extension of the past two years' rise in stocks, or another "impossible" decline to complete the megaphone pattern?There are dozens of charts and data points supporting the case for a continuation of the Bull...
From: Of Two Minds | By: Charles Hugh Smith | Monday, July 28, 2014
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Pocatello, Idaho is a quiet place. It's home to little more than 50,000 people and it's got low crime rates. The Pocatello Police Department seems to think it's much more dangerous, as they just purchased a behemoth of a war machine: a mine-resistant,...
From: Reason | By: Zenon Evans | Friday, July 25, 2014
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If teachers believe they aren't making what they're worth, let's free them from union constraints and let them find out what the job market has to offer.
From: Reason | By: David Harsanyi | Friday, July 25, 2014
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Benjamin Netanyahu promised Sunday that Israel will do whatever is required to stop Hamas from attacking his country in its ongoing attempt to kill Israeli citizens. Taking to U.S. Sunday Morning news shows as hardcore fighting between Israel and Hamas...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Sean Mahoney | Monday, July 28, 2014
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(MONROVIA, Liberia) — One of Liberia’s most high-profile doctors has died of Ebola, officials said Sunday, and an American physician was being treated for the deadly virus, highlighting the risks facing health workers trying to combat an outbreak...
From: Time | By: alexishauk | Monday, July 28, 2014
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If Americans get their cash from an ATM and their Snickers bars from a vending machine, then why not automated cannabis distribution as well? In 2010, California entrepreneur Vincent Mehdizadeh received a U.S. patent for his “biometric dispensing marijuana...
From: AdWeek | By: Robert Klara | Monday, July 28, 2014
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From: Power Line | By: John Hinderaker | Monday, July 28, 2014
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by Betsy Morais Tourists are freaks. (For context: I work in Times Square.) Tourists are unnatural to the environment into which they insert themselves; they walk funny; they talk wrong. David Foster Wallace wrote (in a footnote) that to be a tourist...
From: The Awl | By: Betsy Morais | Friday, July 25, 2014
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Host Glenn Reynolds and pollster/columnist Michael Barone take a look at the Democrats' prospects in the 2014 mid-term elections. (For complete 2014 midterm coverage, get your campaign fix on The Grid.)
From: The New Criterion | By: The Grid | Sunday, July 27, 2014
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KABUL, Afghanistan — A sudden Taliban offensive in the southern province of Kandahar in recent days has led to some of the heaviest protracted fighting there in years, officials said today. The militants overran a district center on the border with...
From: Worcester Telegram and Gazette | Sunday, July 27, 2014
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Unreleased data from Malaysia Airlines Flight 17′s black boxes show findings consistent with a missile blast, according to media reports. The information shows the aircraft was hit multiple times by shrapnel from a missile designed to bring down aircraft....
From: The Inquisitr | By: Melissa Stusinski | Sunday, July 27, 2014
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Two kayakers have been cited for trespassing after breaching a security perimeter at New York's Kennedy Airport.
From: Fox News | Sunday, July 27, 2014
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Pads cracking, helmets smashing, coaches yelling – football season has finally returned. For your team, I Pitta the Fool, the dawn of a new season brings renewed optimism and another chance. Last year didn’t go exactly as planned. Dismantled by injuries...
From: Yahoo Sports | By: Brad Evans | Sunday, July 27, 2014
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Author Joshua Horvitz on the epic showdown between marine life and national security...
From: Salon.com | Saturday, July 26, 2014
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The 2014 Gathering of the Juggalos comes to a close this Sunday in Thornville, OH, and according to the Village Voice, Juggalos, the fans of Detroit horrorcore rap group Insane Clown Posse, are enjoying an increased police presence different from years...
From: Reason | By: Paul Detrick | Saturday, July 26, 2014
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In Kinshasa’s Gambela market shoppers can find insects for every occasion — from unctuous white weevil larvae for fancy dinners to crispy caterpillars and snacky termites that stick in your teeth. They may be an unbeatably cheap source of protein,...
From: The Raw Story | By: Agence France-Presse | Sunday, July 27, 2014
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