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Doomstead Diner Daily 10/17
« Reply #360 on: October 17, 2019, 07:56:12 am »

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‘People Taking Action Inspires Other People’

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Newly uncovered tax documents show Trump kept '2 sets of books' and may have committed financial fraud

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Ancient Assyrian Tablets Seem to Contain References to a Massive Solar Storm

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Climate Data Is Being Privatized. Will the Public Lose Out?

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Michael Cohen’s testimony about Trump’s shady business practices just got strong corroboration

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Graham on Syria: 'could create bigger disaster than Obama leaving Iraq' - Middle East - Jerusalem Post

www.jpost.com - Lindsey Graham . (photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM) WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump on Wednesday played down the crisis in Syria touched off by Turkey's incursion against U.S.-allied Kurdish forc…


The Real Reason Mahmoud Abbas Called for Palestinian Elections

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October: Growing preference for SUVs challenges emissions reductions in passenger car mark

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LeBron Turns Out to Be Just Another Employee

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