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Crowd in stadium chants 'equal pay' after U.S. women's soccer World Cup victory

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The View from Flyover Country | Sarah Kendzior | Macmillan

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Fact check: Poll numbers undercut Bernie Sanders' claim on private insurance

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Hong Kong’s protesters put AirDrop to ingenious use to breach China’s Firewall

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The Supreme Court Is in Danger of Again Becoming ‘the Grave of Liberty’

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Conservatives Win Greek Elections, Tsipras Concedes

www.telesurenglish.net - Greece’s opposition conservatives from the New Democracy party return to power with a landslide victory against Syriza after snap elections held on Sunday. RELATED: Greece to Seek Consent for Early R…


Of Two Minds - When Everything from Bat Guano to Quatloos Is Soaring, Speculative Euphoria Has Reached an Extreme

www.oftwominds.com - The more extreme the speculative euphoria, the greater the risks of a reversal. One sentence sums up the speculative euphoria gripping markets: January and June of this year are the only months in th…


Perspective | ‘Democracy . . . is about to die in Youngstown’ with closing of the local newspaper

www.washingtonpost.com - Youngstown, Ohio, area residents attend a town meeting following the announcement that the Vindicator newspaper would be closing. (Jeff Swensen for The Washington Post) By Margaret Sullivan Margaret …


More than Myth: Ancient DNA Reveals Roots of 1st Greek Civilizations

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Interview: Susan Hockfield on the Dawn of the Biotech Revolution

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The Methane Detectives: On the Trail of a Global Warming Mystery

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Opinion | Census farce: Trump, Barr and the Justice Department make a mockery of the law

www.washingtonpost.com - By Jennifer Rubin Jennifer Rubin Opinion writer covering politics and policy, foreign and domestic Email Bio Follow Opinion writer July 7 at 12:00 PM The Supreme Court found late last month that the …


Opinion | We’re in an ‘Age of Impunity.’ It will have consequences for us all.

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Psychedelic culture is dominated by privileged white men

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Defend the Post Office, Defend Black Workers

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