15 November 2017

All the news for 15 November 2017 [ 241 news items | Now showing page 1 of 13 ]

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How to Tell If You’re a Jerk - Issue 54: The Unspoken

Here’s something you probably didn’t do this morning: Look in the mirror and ask, am I a jerk? It seems like a reasonable question. There are, presu...   [ continue reading...]

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Andy Weir Visits the Moon - Issue 54: The Unspoken

World building is the best part of writing,” Andy Weir tells me. The software engineer turned writer is getting his practice in. In his 2011 novel The Mar...   [ continue reading...]

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The Rise and Fall of the English Sentence - Issue 54: The Unspoken

“[[[When in the course of human events it becomes necessary for one people [to dissolve the political bands [which have connected them with another]] and...   [ continue reading...]

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Somaliland Becomes First Country to Use Iris Recognition in Elections

Technological leapfrogging in Africa has so far focused on economic transformation and the improvement of basic services; Somalialand has now provided great pos...   [ continue reading...]

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Worse Than Jeff Sessions? Let's Not Find Out

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions leaves for a short break during a hearing before the House Judiciary Committee November 14, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo: Al...   [ continue reading...]

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A Heartfelt Thank You to Edward Herman

This is a special message from Mickey Huff, Director of Project Censored It is with great sadness that we report the death of the brilliant and prolific Edward...   [ continue reading...]

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Making Rent and Rent-Making

In 1981, Minneapolis was facing an affordable housing crisis. Rents had risen 61 percent in the five years since the repeal of Nixon-era rent controls; they wer...   [ continue reading...]

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McCarthyism Redux: Attacks on the Russian Media

In 2017 we are witnessing the rebirth of McCarthyism across the West in response to Russia’s recovery from the demise of the Soviet Union and the failed a...   [ continue reading...]

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Live from Baghdad: the Secret of Iraq’s Renaissance

On a sandstorm-swept morning in Baghdad earlier last week, Abu Mahdi al-Mohandes, the legendary deputy leader of Hashd al-Shaabi, a.k.a. People Mobilization Uni...   [ continue reading...]

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Changing faces

Face transplants expose deep-held prejudices about identity and wellbeing. Are these ideas ripe for a radical rethink?By Sharrona PearlRead at Aeon   [ continue reading...]

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The 10 Science ‘Must Knows’ on Climate Change

As global temperatures climb higher, Earth is approaching tipping points that threaten human security, warn scientists in a new statement to national representa...   [ continue reading...]

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Nigeria: 10 Killed and 30 Injured in Maiduguri Suicide Bombing

Boko Haram has killed more than 20,000 people since 2009 as part of its attempt to create an Islamic state in the Lake Chad basin. The post Nigeria: 10 Killed a...   [ continue reading...]

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Republicans Kill Personal Tax Cut In Order to Save the Corporate Tax Cut

Yesterday I was in a quandary: how, oh how, will Republicans manage to keep their tax bill from increasing the deficit in 2028 and beyond, as required by Senate...   [ continue reading...]

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Is Canada a 'Rogue Nation' on Climate Change?

Canada can't fight climate change and continue with the Alberta oil sands project, says David Bleakney of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers, speaking from th...   [ continue reading...]

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Special Report from the Occupied Forest: Meet Activists Fighting Europe's Largest Open-Pit Coal Mine

Reporting from COP23 in Bonn, Germany, Democracy Now! travels to the nearby blockade of the Hambach coal mine, the largest open-pit coal mine in Europe. Activis...   [ continue reading...]

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WikiLeaks Set Off an Attack on Our Trump-Russia Project—Right After Messaging Donald Trump Jr. About It

Additional reporting for this story was contributed by Denise Clifton and AJ Vicens. On Monday, The Atlantic published private messages from September 2016...   [ continue reading...]

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Rough, smooth or deep: why the sound of a voice is multisensory

To make sense of human voices, we rely on senses beyond hearing. The songs of Taylor Swift can be sweet and soft. Lady Gaga’s singing feels dark. Johnny C...   [ continue reading...]

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The Trump Administration Has Yet to Approve a Single Student Debt Relief Claim

For-profit college magnates Corinthian Colleges and ITT Technical Institute shuttered operations in recent years after facing state and federal investigati...   [ continue reading...]

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Ohio Called Off an Execution After Prison Officials Spent 45 Minutes Looking for a Suitable Vein

Prison officials in Ohio called off an execution Wednesday, after medical staffers spent more than 45 minutes trying to find a suitable vein through which to in...   [ continue reading...]

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House Approves $700B 'Cash Cow for Weapons Companies'—But Single Payer 'Too Expensive'

Jake Johnson, staff writer"What if we tell House Republicans and Democrats that North Korea wanted to close schools, take our healthcare away and pump CO2 into...   [ continue reading...]

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