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Quartz
Guys who are rude to women they sleep with aren’t jerks. They’re sexistAfter six years of the security, support, and occasional suffocation that comes
Guys who are rude to women they sleep with aren’t jerks. They’re sexist
Quartz / Posted 12 minutes ago
After six years of the security, support, and occasional suffocation that comes with a long-term monogamous relationship, I recently became single for the first time as an adult out of college. I knew dating again would be a strange and possibly... Read more
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asianage
Murugan, the writer, is alive againA new name has been added to the illustrious list of those who have fought to s
Murugan, the writer, is alive again
asianage / Posted 15 minutes ago
A new name has been added to the illustrious list of those who have fought to strengthen democratic India post-1947: Perumal Murugan. Until a few years ago, few outside Tamil Nadu would have heard of him, much less read him. This 50-year-old... Read more
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The Hindu
Secrets between old coversSecond-hand books allow us to find the unexpected, become a part of an invisibl
Secrets between old covers
The Hindu / Posted 46 minutes ago
Second-hand books allow us to find the unexpected, become a part of an invisible community, and discover the stories of previous readers The strangest thing I ever discovered between the pages of a second-hand book was a pair of silk stockings,... Read more
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The Hindu
All that’s been left unsaidTwo new books underline the importance of the reader’s imagination in uniquely
All that’s been left unsaid
The Hindu / Posted 46 minutes ago
Two new books underline the importance of the reader’s imagination in uniquely shaping the written text Around a third of the way into Teju Cole’s new book, Known and Strange Things: Essays (Faber and Faber), a collection of his previously published... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Tension in Tafawa Balewa University As Police Probe Killing of StudentA second-year student of Mechanical Production Engineering at the Abubakar ‎Taf
Tension in Tafawa Balewa University As Police Probe Killing of Student
AllAfrica.com / Posted an hour ago
A second-year student of Mechanical Production Engineering at the Abubakar ‎Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU) Bauchi, Yusuf Musa, was on Wednesday found dead after he was suspected stabbed to dead by unknown assailant. ‎PREMIUM TIMES gathered that the... Read more
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Hindustantimes.com
The great Dalit cauldron & why it mattersGUJARAT IN A STATE OF WAIT AND WATCH Something different happened in the Guja
The great Dalit cauldron & why it matters
Hindustantimes.com / Posted an hour ago
GUJARAT IN A STATE OF WAIT AND WATCH Something different happened in the Gujarat assembly last Tuesday. More than a month after the flogging of four Dalits in Gir Somnath district’s Una town for skinning a dead cow, Congress MLAs created a ruckus... Read more
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Yahoo Sports
Weird Toronto Maple Leafs[Ed. Note: Some lists chronicle the best in hockey. Others the worst. Others th
Weird Toronto Maple Leafs
Yahoo Sports / Posted 4 hours ago
[Ed. Note: Some lists chronicle the best in hockey. Others the worst. Others the most memorable or greatest or essential. What Puck Daddy’s 2016 Summer Series seeks to do is capture those indefinable, quirky, oddities that occur every season. Moments... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
The most unartful bro-country songs we could findClick through the slideshow to get a whiff of some of the most artless bro-coun
The most unartful bro-country songs we could find
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 4 hours ago
Click through the slideshow to get a whiff of some of the most artless bro-country artists and sample some of their lyrics Chicago's county-level power structure apparently doesn’t think rap, country or rock should be considered art. Let’s... Read more
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The Scranton Times-Tribune
Places to Go and things to do in Northeast PennslyvaniaWASABI: Clarks Summit: today, Music for Models. BREAKERS AT MOHEGAN SUN POCONO
Places to Go and things to do in Northeast Pennslyvania
The Scranton Times-Tribune / Posted 8 hours ago
WASABI: Clarks Summit: today, Music for Models. BREAKERS AT MOHEGAN SUN POCONO: Plains Twp.: today, UUU. COOPER’S ON THE WATERFRONT: Pittston: Sunday, Karaoke with DJ Honey Do. COOPER’S SEAFOOD HOUSE: Scranton: today, Facing the Giants;... Read more
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KTXS Abilene
August 272011: Hurricane Irene makes landfall on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. The
August 27
KTXS Abilene / Posted 14 hours ago
2011: Hurricane Irene makes landfall on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. The storm would move up the East Coast and make landfall in southeastern New Jersey and Brooklyn, New York, the following day. Overall, the storm killed 47 and caused an... Read more
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KECI Missoula
August 272011: Hurricane Irene makes landfall on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. The
August 27
KECI Missoula / Posted 14 hours ago
2011: Hurricane Irene makes landfall on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. The storm would move up the East Coast and make landfall in southeastern New Jersey and Brooklyn, New York, the following day. Overall, the storm killed 47 and caused an... Read more
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KRCR TV Redding
August 272011: Hurricane Irene makes landfall on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. The
August 27
KRCR TV Redding / Posted 14 hours ago
2011: Hurricane Irene makes landfall on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. The storm would move up the East Coast and make landfall in southeastern New Jersey and Brooklyn, New York, the following day. Overall, the storm killed 47 and caused an... Read more
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News Channel 12 New Bern
August 272011: Hurricane Irene makes landfall on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. The
August 27
News Channel 12 New Bern / Posted 14 hours ago
2011: Hurricane Irene makes landfall on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. The storm would move up the East Coast and make landfall in southeastern New Jersey and Brooklyn, New York, the following day. Overall, the storm killed 47 and caused an... Read more
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Marshall Independent
On pillboxes, subs and the dungue feverStan: (Stan pointed out a picture from his 2nd Marine Division history book, of
On pillboxes, subs and the dungue fever
Marshall Independent / Posted 14 hours ago
Stan: (Stan pointed out a picture from his 2nd Marine Division history book, of a large Japanese pillbox, a defensive structure on the island.) Here's a picture of a large Jap pillbox, not far from the beach, four foot thick cement walls, coconut... Read more
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The Irish Times
Haggling for snails and eating a Roman picnic on a trip to FezWe do just this at the Walila farm. Sitting on kilim rugs below the Zerhoun mou
Haggling for snails and eating a Roman picnic on a trip to Fez
The Irish Times / Posted 14 hours ago
We do just this at the Walila farm. Sitting on kilim rugs below the Zerhoun mountain, we raise flutes (rather than 4th-century goblets) to toast the world’s first celebrity chef and cookery book author. Marcus Gavius Apicius, confidante of emperor... Read more
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The Irish Times
Minds of Winter review: A novel wondrous in tone and reach Ed O’Loughlin crafts a big, time-shifting tale around a perilous polar expedi
Minds of Winter review: A novel wondrous in tone and reach
The Irish Times / Posted 14 hours ago
Ed O’Loughlin crafts a big, time-shifting tale around a perilous polar expedition It is Van Diemen’s Land in 1841, in the years leading up to Sir John Franklin’s darkling sortie into the... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
How Herdsmen Invaded Enugu, Killed SeminarianFrancis Igata and Rotimi Ojomoyela Four months after herdsmen invaded Nimbo vi
How Herdsmen Invaded Enugu, Killed Seminarian
AllAfrica.com / Posted 15 hours ago
Francis Igata and Rotimi Ojomoyela Four months after herdsmen invaded Nimbo village in Enugu State, killing and maiming the villagers, another village in the same state was, yesterday, attacked by, at least, 50 herdsmen leaving death and tears... Read more
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The Irish Times
Children of Las Vegas review: A modern day fairytale Timothy O’Grady has written a chilling account of how children are affected b
Children of Las Vegas review: A modern day fairytale
The Irish Times / Posted 15 hours ago
Timothy O’Grady has written a chilling account of how children are affected by parental addictions Timothy O’Grady has a long history of working with other voices, other artists; from the... Read more
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Zero Hedge
The Broken Chessboard: Brzezinski Gives Up On EmpireSubmitted by Mike Whitney via Counterpunch.org, The main architect of Washingt
The Broken Chessboard: Brzezinski Gives Up On Empire
Zero Hedge / Posted 18 hours ago
Submitted by Mike Whitney via Counterpunch.org, The main architect of Washington’s plan to rule the world has abandoned the scheme and called for the forging of ties with Russia and China. While Zbigniew Brzezinski’s article in The American Interest... Read more
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The Irish Times
Tale of yawning animals is the perfect bedtime treatWhile adult readers are more likely to pack a Kindle in their holiday suitcase
Tale of yawning animals is the perfect bedtime treat
The Irish Times / Posted 19 hours ago
While adult readers are more likely to pack a Kindle in their holiday suitcase than a stack of books, younger audiences have proved more resistant to digital books and, strangely in agreement with purists, think that ebooks just “aren’t the... Read more
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The Daily Reckoning
Smashing Three Gold Standard MythsPublisher’s note: As our mailing blitz of Jim Rickards’ New Case for Gold draws
Smashing Three Gold Standard Myths
The Daily Reckoning / Posted 20 hours ago
Publisher’s note: As our mailing blitz of Jim Rickards’ New Case for Gold draws to an end (nab yourself a copy while you still can), our accounts department are assessing the damage. It is costing us $6.72 to produce, and another $10.91 to ship each... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
Quebec’s Dumoine River: an escape into true wildernessThe man who almost drowned Pierre Trudeau is standing on the banks of the wild
Quebec’s Dumoine River: an escape into true wilderness
The Globe and Mail / Posted 21 hours ago
The man who almost drowned Pierre Trudeau is standing on the banks of the wild Dumoine River in western Quebec, water tumbling down rapids to his left, water swirling in a vast eddy to his right, water falling from above in a cold, annoying,... Read more
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Breitbart
Clinton Crash: Trump Closes Gap 7 Points in Reuters PollWhen four candidates are included in the poll — taking in Green Party candidate
Clinton Crash: Trump Closes Gap 7 Points in Reuters Poll
Breitbart / Posted 21 hours ago
When four candidates are included in the poll — taking in Green Party candidate Jill Stein and Libertarian Gary Johnson — Clinton’s lead narrows to just 3 points, 39%-36% — a statistical dead heat, given the poll’s margin of error of 3 points. The... Read more
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Orange County Register
'The Light Between Oceans' is a wrenching emotional journeyFor writer-director Derek Cianfrance, the epiphany struck as he neared the fina
'The Light Between Oceans' is a wrenching emotional journey
Orange County Register / Posted 21 hours ago
For writer-director Derek Cianfrance, the epiphany struck as he neared the final pages of M.L. Stedman’s novel “The Light Between Oceans” riding on a subway car clattering through the darkness deep beneath the streets of New York City. “I was on the... Read more
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Canberra Times
Onyong the warrior led Garrett Cotter into Canberra's water catchmentAbove the Cotter Dam, where mountains disappear into clouds and the Murrumbidge
Onyong the warrior led Garrett Cotter into Canberra's water catchment
Canberra Times / Posted 21 hours ago
Above the Cotter Dam, where mountains disappear into clouds and the Murrumbidgee and Cotter valleys below head south, the spirits of two powerful men in Canberra's early history returned. One was a black warrior, the other a white Irish convict.... Read more
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Houston Chronicle
The most unartful bro-country songs we could findClick through the slideshow to get a whiff of some of the most artless bro-coun
The most unartful bro-country songs we could find
Houston Chronicle / Posted yesterday
Click through the slideshow to get a whiff of some of the most artless bro-country artists and sample some of their lyrics Chicago's county-level power structure apparently doesn’t think rap, country or rock should be considered art. Let’s... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
How to get a first-class flight upgrade every timestatus with an airline, you could bet on getting upgraded from economy to busin
How to get a first-class flight upgrade every time
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted yesterday
status with an airline, you could bet on getting upgraded from economy to business or first class on many, if not most, of your flights. Not any more. Forty airlines, including Singapore, Etihad, and Virgin Atlantic, are now offering up... Read more
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The Manila Times
Is the TIME report hatchet–job journalism?Through Facebook, I was able to access a purported and still unauthenticated re
Is the TIME report hatchet–job journalism?
The Manila Times / Posted yesterday
Through Facebook, I was able to access a purported and still unauthenticated report in Time magazine on the Duterte administration’s war on drugs. Entitled, “The Killing Time: Inside Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s War on Drugs” and bylined... Read more
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express
The people who survived Hiroshima: stories behind the dropping of the first atomic bomb'Hiroshima' told the story of the nuclear attack from the perspective of normal
The people who survived Hiroshima: stories behind the dropping of the first atomic bomb
express / Posted yesterday
'Hiroshima' told the story of the nuclear attack from the perspective of normal people The New Yorker magazine considered it such an important piece of work that it took the unprecedented step of devoting an entire issue to its 30,000 words. British... Read more
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The Irish Times
The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen, 83¼ Years Old review: a nome de geezer’s life in an old folks home John Boyne says this Dutch literary sensation is a joyous read, be it fact or
The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen, 83¼ Years Old review: a nome de geezer’s life in an old folks home
The Irish Times / Posted yesterday
John Boyne says this Dutch literary sensation is a joyous read, be it fact or fiction Hendrik Groen: ‘There is something wonderful about his... Read more
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Investopedia
What Are the Different Types of Foreign Aid?The United States provides foreign aid of various kinds to at least 95% of the
What Are the Different Types of Foreign Aid?
Investopedia / Posted yesterday
The United States provides foreign aid of various kinds to at least 95% of the countries in the world, though a far smaller number of countries receive any substantial aid in terms of dollars spent. For American taxpayers, the cost of foreign aid... Read more
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FOX Business
Can Wal-Mart Bounce Back in E-Commerce?Image source: Wal-Mart The story at Wal-Mart(NYSE: WMT) for the past year or s
Can Wal-Mart Bounce Back in E-Commerce?
FOX Business / Posted yesterday
Image source: Wal-Mart The story at Wal-Mart(NYSE: WMT) for the past year or so has been its declining online sales growth. E-commerce growth went from 16% in the second quarter of last year to 10% in the third quarter before falling into... Read more
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FOX Business
Can Wal-Mart Bounce Back in E-Commerce?Image source: Wal-Mart Continue Reading Below The story at Wal-Mart(NYSE: WMT
Can Wal-Mart Bounce Back in E-Commerce?
FOX Business / Posted yesterday
Image source: Wal-Mart Continue Reading Below The story at Wal-Mart(NYSE: WMT) for the past year or so has been its declining online sales growth. E-commerce growth went from 16% in the second quarter of last year to 10% in the third quarter before... Read more
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Raw Story
How racist white people are pissing away what little political power the working class has leftIt is inevitable that during any discussion of systemic racism in the United St
How racist white people are pissing away what little political power the working class has left
Raw Story / Posted yesterday
It is inevitable that during any discussion of systemic racism in the United States, at some point, the discussion will turn from a critique of racism to attempts to soothe white feelings. Whether it’s dealing with the butthurt who insist that... Read more
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Daily Mail
Maine Governor under fire after his 'racially insensitive' commentsMaine Republican Gov Paul LePage has been accused of making racially insensitiv
Maine Governor under fire after his 'racially insensitive' comments
Daily Mail / Posted yesterday
Maine Republican Gov Paul LePage has been accused of making racially insensitive comments, after saying photos he has collected in a binder of arrested drug dealers in the state shows that more than 90 per cent of them are black or Hispanic. The... Read more
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Londonist
London's Most Fabulous Literary BookshopsIf you can’t find the book you want in London, the chances are that you won't b
London's Most Fabulous Literary Bookshops
Londonist / Posted yesterday
If you can’t find the book you want in London, the chances are that you won't be able to find it anywhere. But it isn’t just the millions of volumes available that makes this city such a joy for bibliophiles – it’s also the fact that so many of the... Read more
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Wired News
Could This Be the Year Movies Stopped Mattering?If you wanted to pinpoint the moment this year when it became clear that movieg
Could This Be the Year Movies Stopped Mattering?
Wired News / Posted yesterday
If you wanted to pinpoint the moment this year when it became clear that moviegoing had devolved from Culture-Conquering Pastime to merely Something to Do When the WiFi’s Down, consider the weekend of April 22 to April 24. On that Friday, with no... Read more
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The Irish Times
The Casement Sonata by Gavin Friday review: The curve of wordsOne would think poetry could not only survive but thrive in an age of audio tec
The Casement Sonata by Gavin Friday review: The curve of words
The Irish Times / Posted yesterday
One would think poetry could not only survive but thrive in an age of audio technology of every kind, but the old silos within the arts are slow to crumble. Pop music remains mired in a mess of crude song forms – with only exceptional talents like... Read more
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The Columbian
New on DVD: Some unlikely duos go up against the bad guysHeroes take the forefront in this week’s new DVD releases: • “The Nice Guys” H
New on DVD: Some unlikely duos go up against the bad guys
The Columbian / Posted yesterday
Heroes take the forefront in this week’s new DVD releases: • “The Nice Guys” HH: Shane Black put together what has become a major template in the buddy cop genre as the writer of “Lethal Weapon.” His design mostly depends on giving his characters... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Bargain hunting Brits are buying cheap engagement rings and anniversary presentsEngagement rings are usually a once-in-a-lifetime purchase, but spending savvy
Bargain hunting Brits are buying cheap engagement rings and anniversary presents
Daily Mirror / Posted yesterday
Engagement rings are usually a once-in-a-lifetime purchase, but spending savvy Brits are bagging bargains when it comes to the precious tokens of love. ONS figures show there are 700,000 married couples in the UK, indicating that around 105,000... Read more
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CTV News
Reviews: Robbery thriller 'Don't Breathe' suspenseful, unpredictableDON’T BREATHE: 4 STARS Half-lit hallways and gloomy basements are standard bac
Reviews: Robbery thriller 'Don't Breathe' suspenseful, unpredictable
CTV News / Posted yesterday
DON’T BREATHE: 4 STARS Half-lit hallways and gloomy basements are standard backdrops for spooky stories. “Don’t Breathe” makes good use of them, playing on our primal fear of the dark in a topsy-turvy home invasion story that sees the invaders... Read more
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Daily Mail
Scarlett Johansson films with shirtless co-star for Rock That BodyShe only released her most recent film Captain America: Civil War in May. But
Scarlett Johansson films with shirtless co-star for Rock That Body
Daily Mail / Posted yesterday
She only released her most recent film Captain America: Civil War in May. But there seems to be no rest for Scarlett Johansson who is already back to work, having been spotted filming her new project in Long Island, New York, on Thursday. The... Read more
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The Scranton Times-Tribune
TGIF: Your guide to entertainment and eventsTrio. BLU WASABI: Clarks Summit: Saturday, Music for Models. BREAKERS AT MOHE
TGIF: Your guide to entertainment and events
The Scranton Times-Tribune / Posted yesterday
Trio. BLU WASABI: Clarks Summit: Saturday, Music for Models. BREAKERS AT MOHEGAN SUN POCONO: Plains Twp.: today, Steal the Sky; Saturday, UUU. COOPER’S ON THE WATERFRONT: Pittston: today, Facing the Giants; Sunday, Karaoke with DJ Honey... Read more
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Evening Standard
London’s best juiced-up cocktails39 Whitfield St, WIT 2SF, dabbous.co.ukThe website is pitch black, the bar itse
London’s best juiced-up cocktails
Evening Standard / Posted yesterday
39 Whitfield St, WIT 2SF, dabbous.co.ukThe website is pitch black, the bar itself is underlit, but the drinks are a radiant, white ray of beaming perfect light: heavenly. That’s a terrible pun, but they’re big on terrible puns, with drinks including... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Get to know your Wrigley beer slingerIs there a better job at the moment — as the calendar moves into September and
Get to know your Wrigley beer slinger
Chicago Tribune / Posted yesterday
Is there a better job at the moment — as the calendar moves into September and the Chicago Cubs move into … well, perhaps something special — than being a beer vendor at Wrigley Field? "It is the greatest job anyone could ever have," says Justin... Read more
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Al-Ahram Weekly
Hidden fortunes of therapeutic tourismThe ancient Greek philosopher Socrates was right in more ways than one. He sure
Hidden fortunes of therapeutic tourism
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted yesterday
The ancient Greek philosopher Socrates was right in more ways than one. He surely didn’t disappoint when, before he died in 399 BCE, he said Egypt’s climate could help cure numerous ailments caused by Europe’s cold and humid weather. More recently,... Read more
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NBC News
How widespread is voter fraud? Not very, study findsEditor's Note: This report is part of a project on voting rights in America pro
How widespread is voter fraud? Not very, study finds
NBC News / Posted yesterday
Editor's Note: This report is part of a project on voting rights in America produced by the Carnegie-Knight News21 program. Politicians and voting rights advocates continue to clash over whether photo ID and other voting requirements are needed to... Read more
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New Kerala
Dodgy Punjab Police probes tarnish its reputation - newkerala.com #110089Chandigarh, Aug 26 : In the 1980s and 1990s it was said the Punjab Police, with
Dodgy Punjab Police probes tarnish its reputation - newkerala.com #110089
New Kerala / Posted yesterday
Chandigarh, Aug 26 : In the 1980s and 1990s it was said the Punjab Police, with its strong-arm tactics, could even make a monkey admit it was a tiger. But in the past 10 months, the force has been grappling with a situation where it is either unable... Read more
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The Irish Times
A history of the Irish in the first World War in two dozen monumentsAt a busy crossroads outside the Belgian town of Mons there stands a Celtic cro
A history of the Irish in the first World War in two dozen monuments
The Irish Times / Posted yesterday
At a busy crossroads outside the Belgian town of Mons there stands a Celtic cross. The limestone monument, five metres high, is dedicated to the 2nd battalion of the Royal Irish Regiment, a regiment which recruited in the south-east counties of... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Puzzle-solving novels offer great reading adventureAfter watching Leonard and the gang conquer an escape room on “The Big Bang The
Puzzle-solving novels offer great reading adventure
San Antonio Express-News / Posted yesterday
After watching Leonard and the gang conquer an escape room on “The Big Bang Theory,” I knew I had to check it out. I also knew there was no possible way I’d be as fast as them (I mean, they’re ridiculously good). So when I heard about an escape room... Read more
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