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« Reply #345 on: October 07, 2019, 06:42:00 am »

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Wage growth is slowing—which could be an ominous sign for the economy

qz.com - America’s unemployment rate is brushing historical lows once again, as the United States’ closely-watched jobs data report revealed on Friday. Hiring continues to steam ahead. Given all that, you’d e…

Donald Trump’s Ukraine Scandal Has Its Roots in Russia

www.newyorker.com - President Trump and his allies nearly succeeded in consigning the Mueller report to oblivion. William Barr, Trump’s compliant Attorney General, got a jump on the process when he preëmpted the public …

US to let Turkish forces move into Syria, dumping Kurdish allies

www.theguardian.com - The White House has given the green light to a Turkish offensive into northern Syria, moving US forces out of the area in an abrupt foreign policy change that will in effect abandon Washington’s long…

Trump administration pulls troops from northern Syria as Turkey readies offensive

www.washingtonpost.com - U.S. troops walk past a Turkish military vehicle during a joint patrol in the Syrian village of al-Hashisha along the border on Sept. 8. (Delil Souleiman/Afp Via Getty Images) By Missy Ryan , Missy R…

The Untold Story of the Sony Hack

www.vanityfair.com - On the day that Sony basically scrapped the movie, I got this email from Jeff Shell: Subject: Fwd: It’s Official: Sony Scraps ‘The Interview’ To: Richard Stengel Subject: Fwd: It’s Official: Sony Scr…

Trump’s Bizarre Attempt to Blame Rick Perry for Ukraine Call

nymag.com - President Trump has repeatedly insisted he did nothing wrong when he pressured Ukraine in a phone call to investigate a political rival, an act which prompted a member of the U.S. intelligence commun…

Attorneys Say They Now Represent 'Multiple Whistleblowers' With Knowledge of Trump-Ukraine Call


www.commondreams.org - Attorneys representing the intelligence official who filed the formal complaint about President Donald Trump's call with Ukraine's leader confirmed Sunday that they now represent "multiple whistleblo…

Myth busted: China’s status as a developing country gives it few benefits in the World Trade Organisation

theconversation.com - Whether China is a “developing” or a “developed” country for the purposes of the World Trade Organisation matters a lot to the US president. President Donald Trump ignited a new front in the US-China…

Trump's Fox Cheerleaders Urge Moscow Mitch To Kill Impeachment Trial In Senate With Nuclear Option

crooksandliars.com - For a group of people who are constantly proclaiming that Dear Leader did nothing wrong, they sure are working hard to keep what he did from ever seeing the light of day. Here's Trump booster Jeanine…

Is Trump a Russian Agent?: Explaining Terms of Art and Examining the Facts

www.justsecurity.org - A number of commentators and critics have labeled President Trump an Agent of the Russian Federation. It is often not clear if they mean that he is unwittingly adopting Russian propaganda, knowingly …

Our brains process information the same way as junk food, money and drugs

www.mnn.com - Do you find yourself aimlessly surfing the internet with no goal in mind, or compulsively checking your phone knowing there really isn’t anything to see? That’s because our brains crave knowledge and…

How the US could afford 'Medicare for all'

theconversation.com - Health care is Americans’ number-one priority, based on recent polls, so it’s no wonder it’s been a hot topic in the Democratic primary. Every candidate is offering a plan, ranging from Joe Biden’s A…

Trio awarded Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for work on how cells detect and respond to oxygen

www.washingtonpost.com - By Washington Post Staff October 7 at 5:39 AM William Kaelin, Peter Ratcliffe and Gregg Semenza were recognized for their work that revealed the molecular mechanisms that underlie how cells adapt to …

A Chinese hog farmer is breeding giant, polar bear-sized pigs that weigh over 1,100 pounds, while the country contends with pork shortages

www.insider.com - Not unlike the movie "Okja," where a company breeds massive pigs to maximize profits, some Chinese farmers are growing larger and larger hogs to keep up with pork shortages. In Nanning, the capital o…

Global groundwater extraction a “ticking time bomb”

cosmosmagazine.com - A glimpse into the sustainability of global groundwater extraction for rivers, streams and lakes in the next few decades has revealed a worrying picture. The hydrological model, published in the jour…

Trump Endorses Turkish Military Operation in Syria, Shifting U.S. Policy

www.nytimes.com - “It’s a quite a significant development,” Mr. Cagaptay said. Many Syria experts criticized the White House decision and cautioned that American abandonment of its Kurdish allies could widen the eight…

To be resilient, start by avoiding the word "happiness"

qz.com - Happiness isn’t a country. You don’t get there and stay. It’s a fleeting space, a feeling that comes and goes, so focusing on being happy is just a distraction, according to some psychologists. Bette…

Iraq is in Revolt

www.counterpunch.org - Photograph Source: Technical Sergeant Adrian Cadiz – Public Domain Iraq is poised at a turning point in its modern history as its people wait to see if the government curfew and close down of the int…

As Hong Kong ATMs Run Out Of Cash, Central Bank Steps In To Prevent "Panic Among The Public"

www.zerohedge.com - As the violence in Hong Kong escalates with every passing week, culminating on Friday with what was effectively the passage of martial law when the local government banned the wearing of masks at pub…

The Cambridge Analytica whistleblower explains how the firm used Facebook data to sway elections

www.businessinsider.com - An excerpt from a book by the Cambridge Analytica whistleblower reveals what the firm did that swayed the 2016 elections. Christopher Wylie, a former Cambridge Analytica employee, is known for leakin…

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