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Faced with relentless American pressure, Iran starts to hit back

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This is the best explanation of gerrymandering you will ever see

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Intercepted Podcast: Trump Targets Iran as Brazil’s Bolsonaro Rewards Prosecutor Who Jailed Lula

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From Golden Boy to “Deflated”: The Media Trajectory of Juan Guaido

www.mintpressnews.com - CARACAS, VENEZUELA — At first, Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido was characterized by the mainstream media as the eighth wonder of the world. But now, after his failed military revolt, it seem…

What Matters Most on the Road to Scientific Success?

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Of Two Minds - China's Insurmountable Global Weakness: Its Currency

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Putin out-prepared Trump in key meeting, Rex Tillerson told House panel

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Harriet Tubman $20 bill no longer coming in 2020: Mnuchin says redesign postponed

www.cnbc.com - President Donald Trump, months before he was elected, called the decision to put Tubman on the currency "pure political correctness" and proposed putting her portrait on the $2 bill. Sen. Jeanne Shah…

Separated by Design: How Some of America’s Richest Towns Fight Affordable Housing — ProPublica

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NYPD officer says he inflated charge against Eric Garner

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Laura Flanders: Can it happen here?

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Why a 70% tax rate on the superrich would be good for America • Hightower Lowdown

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