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« Reply #105 on: June 22, 2019, 07:37:57 am »

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Elizabeth Warren Wants to Ban Private Prisons

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Snowden Documents Reveal Scope of Secrets Exposed to China in 2001 Spy Plane Incident

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In Guantánamo Case, U.S. Government Says It Can Indefinitely Detain Anyone — Even U.S. Citizens

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In Hong Kong, the Freedom to Publish Is Under Attack

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What Really Happened to Malaysia’s Missing Airplane

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Europe braces for 40 degree temperatures as forecasters warn of 'unprecedented' heatwave

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'Are u up?': Texts show cozy relationship between Paul Manafort and Sean Hannity

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Amid Skyrocketing Insulin Prices, Americans Head to Canada

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Science, Sensationalism, and the Lessons of 'Insectageddon'

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The Dangerous Methane Mystery

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Connecting the Dots: Insane Trade and Climate Chaos - Resilience

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