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How the man behind Khashoggi murder ran the killing via Skype - Reuters via Pocket
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How the man behind Khashoggi murder ran the killing via Skype | Reuters
(Reuters) - He ran social media for Saudi Arabia’s crown prince. He masterminded the arrest of hundreds of his country’s elite. He detained a Lebanese prime minister. via Pocket
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Kim Stanley Robinson Writes Like the Past to Warn of the Future | WIRED
As one of the solar system's pre-eminent writers of climate change-driven, politically astute science fiction, Kim Stanley Robinson wouldn’t be anyone’s prime suspect for a crime against nature. via Pocket
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Elizabeth Warren Shouldn't Have Shared the DNA Test - The Atlantic
How many times during my childhood did my father tell me that when his grandmother and her sister sailed to America, they had traveled “a class above steerage”? I was a Hula-Hooping child of the atomic age, growing strong on USDA beef and Cocoa Puffs. via Pocket
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Optimistic facts and charts that show the world is getting much, much better - Vox
For most Americans, these feel like bleak times. We have a massively unpopular, scandal-plagued president whose aides are being convicted of serious federal felonies. Overt, old-fashioned racism is publicly visible and powerful in a way it wasn’t only five years ago. via Pocket
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"The final ruling about the legality of Poland's judicial reform, and Poland's response to it, will be a decisive moment in the evolution of the EU as a political union governed by shared, and directly applicable, supranational norms. via Pocket
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"Any student of US history will understand that a federal supreme court interfering in the constitutional affairs of a constituent member of a union of states is a classic move on the road to a stronger federal power. via Pocket
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"What is at stake here goes way beyond the preservation of fundamental norms in Poland. via Pocket
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A week of intense political tension in the UK 6:28 AM - 22 Oct 2018 via Pocket
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Poland's local elections reveal deeply-split country 6:30 AM - 22 Oct 2018 via Pocket
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Tom Engelhardt: The Unhappy 17th Anniversary of the Afghan War | naked capitalism
This is Naked Capitalism fundraising week. 1440 donors have already invested in our efforts to combat corruption and predatory conduct, particularly in the financial realm. Please join us and participate via our donation page, which shows how to give via check, credit card, debit card, or PayPal. via Pocket
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Marshall Auerback: The Democrats’ Globalization Dilemma | naked capitalism
This is Naked Capitalism fundraising week. 1288 donors have already invested in our efforts to combat corruption and predatory conduct, particularly in the financial realm. Please join us and participate via our donation page, which shows how to give via check, credit card, debit card, or PayPal. via Pocket
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Eurointelligence - Public
All of us foreign onlookers fall prey to a distinctly lazy, virtually inescapable habit of equating a country and citizenry with its government. The trouble is that this tends to make the domestic opposition recede from our consciousness. via Pocket
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Netflix cancela série de mais um super-herói da Marvel
Depois de cancelar ‘Iron Fist’ depois de duas temporadas, eis que a Netfflix anunciou o cancelamento de outra série inspirada numa banda desenhada da Marvel, nomeadamente ‘Luke Cage’. via Pocket
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Italy’s Debt Crisis Intensifies | naked capitalism
This is Naked Capitalism fundraising week. 1287 donors have already invested in our efforts to combat corruption and predatory conduct, particularly in the financial realm. Please join us and participate via our donation page, which shows how to give via check, credit card, debit card, or PayPal. via Pocket
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Jamal Khashoggi: murder in the consulate via Pocket
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Jamal Khashoggi: murder in the consulate | World news | The Guardian
After days of denial, Saudi Arabia has now said that the writer Jamal Khashoggi died in a ‘fist fight’ at its Istanbul consulate. pieces together events surrounding this death and the investigation, and links to Riyadh’s controversial crown prince via Pocket
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Khashoggi's fate is proof the US-Saudi relationship is over | Michael H Fuchs - The Guardian via Pocket
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Donald Trump Is Amazing. Here's the Science to Prove It. - Bloomberg via Pocket
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The Noma Guide to Fermentation: A Cure for Kitchen Boredom | WIRED
Occasionally, when shredding cabbage to make sauerkraut, I wonder, of all vegetables, why this one? Don't get me wrong—little makes me happier than a late-night snack of beer, cheddar, crackers, and kraut, but the popularity of the lowly cabbage for fermenting always felt weirdly limiting. via Pocket
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Vai comprar a casa errada se não tiver atenção a estas 16 coisas
Comprar, arrendar ou remodelar a casa são projetos que exigem tempo e paciência. Há uma visão idílica mental e, depois, existe a realidade. Apesar de nem sempre ser fácil encontrar o que se deseja, há aspetos essenciais dos quais não está disposto a abrir mão. via Pocket
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The Crisis in the Orthodox Church and the Battle for Slavic History (Op-ed)
On Oct. 11,  the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople, “first among equals” in the Orthodox Christian world, decreed the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Kiev Patriarchate, and the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church to be canonical, or legitimate. via Pocket
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Black Trump Supporters Declare Independence From Democratic Party
We live in a strange time, when black leaders and activists who work to bring independence, stability, and positive change to black communities across the country are labeled white supremacists. This October, more than 300 young, black people will meet in Washington D.C. via Pocket
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Khashoggi's fate is proof the US-Saudi relationship is over | Michael H Fuchs | Opinion | The Guardian
The relationship between the United States and Saudi Arabia was broken long before the apparent murder of Jamal Khashoggi. It’s far past time for a fundamental break in the relationship. via Pocket
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Bloomberg - Are you a robot?
To continue, please click the box below to let us know you're not a robot. Please make sure your browser supports JavaScript and cookies and that you are not blocking them from loading. For more information you can review our Terms of Service and Cookie Policy. via Pocket
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Teaching mathematics as a history of ideas and thought… - Central-Banks
Mordechai Levy-Eichel writes this wonderful and much needed article in Aeon. via Pocket
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Inside the prison experiment that claimed to show the roots of evil | New Scientist
The Stanford prison experiment was the classic demonstration of how power can bring out the worst in us. But now it seems it was more about showbiz than science via Pocket
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The Majority Report — 10/18 How Dems Can Use the Power of Subpoena to Reclaim Populism w/ Jeff Hauser
Jeff Hauser (@jeffhauser) from the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) joins the Majority Report to discuss his latest piece in The Hill, “Dems Can Use Subpoena Power to Reclaim the Mantle of Populism. via Pocket
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Opinion | The Secret Lives of Central Bankers - The New York Times
These architects of the global economy pride themselves on being brilliant, aloof and rational. And then they wonder why they’re not more popular. via Pocket
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Is quantum physics behind your brain's ability to think? | New Scientist
From consciousness to long-term memories, the human brain has some peculiar computing abilities – and they could be explained by quantum fuzziness MATTHEW FISHER was wary of how his peers would react to his latest project. In the end he was relieved he wasn’t laughed out of court. via Pocket
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Merkel Seeks Full Facts on Khashoggi's Death - Bloomberg 10:19 AM - 20 Oct 2018 via Pocket
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"Why Don't You Go Kill Yourself?" - Two GOP Candidates Assaulted In Minnesota - Macro
Summary: Police say they've identified two suspects who allegedly attacked two Republican candidates for Minnesota's state legislature over the past week - attacks that have helped justify President Trump's warning that the Democratic Party has become the "party of Mob Rule" in the wake of the via Pocket
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Redefining commerce: The underappreciated, but growing prominence of online marketplaces
Since the launch of eBay in 1995, Etsy in 2005, AirBnB in 2008, Uber 2010 and so many other game changing startups, digital marketplaces have fundamentally transformed the commerce landscape and will only continue to do so. via Pocket
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Editorial: Don’t Punish Republicans
A peculiar argument has begun to circulate on the right: Conservatives who care about the future of conservatism should not only refuse to vote for Republicans who share Donald Trump’s worst traits on November 6, they should support Democrats across the board. via Pocket
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Do What 99% of People Will Never Do | Time Management Ninja
Do you strive to be like everyone else? Do you try to do what everyone else is doing? via Pocket
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State of Denial: The Books Rewriting the Bosnian War :: Balkan Insight
The 1992-1995 Bosnian war spawned a new literary genre – books that fly in the face of established facts, written by or about those convicted of the killings. via Pocket
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How to Design the Perfect Reading Nook | Book Riot
It’s a gloomy, cloud-filled sky October weekend. There are no responsibilities asking for your attention, for a few hours, and you are finally able to pick up a novel that you’ve been meaning to read for months. via Pocket
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An Illustrated Field Guide to the Art, Science, and Joy of Tea – Brain Pickings
Jack Kerouac wrote of tea in his 1958 novel The Dharma Bums. Late one night that year, he walked five miles with an enormous tape recorder strapped to his back to keep the woman he loved from taking her own life. Lois Beckwith didn’t die that night. via Pocket
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Jean-Luc Godard Is, Quietly, a Probing Musical Mind - The New York Times
Another maxim is voiced by Bruno Forestier, the protagonist of Mr. Godard’s second feature, “Le Petit Soldat”: “Photography is truth. And cinema is truth 24 times a second.” via Pocket
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The Best Books on The Administrative State | Five Books Expert Recommendations
In your book, you place what you call the “administrative state” at the heart of the political dilemmas facing the liberal political order. Could you tell us what you mean by ‘the administrative state’ and the dilemmas it poses for democratic societies? via Pocket
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This bizarre-looking font helps you remember what you read
The half-finished letters are designed to make us more engaged with what we’re reading, which increases memory retention. Cramming for exams, learning new languages, and remembering your to-do list can be tough — but a team of Australian researchers think they can help. via Pocket
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Bloomberg - Are you a robot?
To continue, please click the box below to let us know you're not a robot. Please make sure your browser supports JavaScript and cookies and that you are not blocking them from loading. For more information you can review our Terms of Service and Cookie Policy. via Pocket
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The Summoner’s Handbook: A Fantasy Companion for a Diverse World | Den of Geek
Just in time for Halloween, Taran Matharu, author of the demon-centric Summoner series, has one last companion book to share with readers who have enjoyed his trilogy of fantasy books that tell the tale of young Fletcher, who at the start of the series accidentally summons a demon and then goes to via Pocket
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Along with Mr. Miyagi and Michael Caine, we can always rely on the late Bruce Lee to deliver a steady stream of quotable wisdom. via Pocket
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The 10 Best Books on Productivity and Time Management: 2018
Welcome to Reading Lists, comprehensive book guides from the Strategist designed to make you an expert (or at least a fascinating dinner-party companion) in hyperspecific or newsworthy topics, from microdosing and psychedelic therapy to French cooking. via Pocket
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What Twitter's massive new data dump reveals about Russian trolls - CNNPolitics
Last year, Michelle Obama made a surprise appearance by video at the BET Awards, where Chance The Rapper was being honored for his charity work in Chicago. Social media, naturally, went wild. via Pocket
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Gary Hart’s Presidential Bid and the Possible Setup That Ended It - The Atlantic
In the spring of 1990, after he had helped the first George Bush reach the presidency, the political consultant Lee Atwater learned that he was dying. via Pocket
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I Mastered Xi Jinping Thought, and I Have the Certificate to Prove It – Foreign Policy
Classes in Marxism have long been compulsory in Chinese universities, normally welcomed by tired students as an excellent chance to catch up on their rest. But now students and workers alike are suffering a new imposition: the need to study Xi Jinping Thought. via Pocket
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The Economic and Fiscal Effects of Granting Refugees Formal Labor Market Access (Brief) | Center For Global Development
Introduction Refugees can be immense economic contributors to the host communities where they settle. However, to maximize their contributions and achieve improved well-being and self-reliance, refugees need formal labor market access. via Pocket
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In Bolsonaro’s New Brazil, Far-Right Evangelical Billionaire Edir Macedo’s Media Empire is Being Exploited to Investigate Journalists – Including The Intercept
The highly likely ascension to power of far-right extremist Jair Bolsonaro is already unleashing a climate in which journalists who are critical of him and his movement – including several writing for the Intercept – are being subjected to an aggressive campaign of personal investigation via Pocket
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As Khashoggi crisis grows, Saudi king asserts authority, checks son's power: sources | Reuters
DUBAI (Reuters) - So grave is the fallout from the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi that King Salman has felt compelled to intervene, five sources with links to the Saudi royal family said. Last Thursday, Oct. via Pocket
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The Afghanistan War Is Over. We Lost. - The Weekly Standard via Pocket
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The necessity of nationalism
Forget for a moment about the ideological divisions between liberals and conservatives, socialists and capitalists, populists and establishmentarians. via Pocket
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#463 – A History of the Catholic Church – Making a Joyful Noise «
Augustine tells us how music should be composed and appreciated, as well as letting us know his favorite hymn. Synesius of Cyrene, Sedulius, Mesrop Mashtots and Maruthas of Martyropolis give us examples of music appreciated by Christians both inside and outside the Roman Empire. via Pocket
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This Is The Difference Between An Anxiety Attack And A Panic Attack | HuffPost Life
If you experience anxiety, just flipping on the news these days can be enough to make you feel incredibly anxious for a brief period of time (or even for the rest of the day, let’s be real). Other times, overwhelming, anxious feelings can come on suddenly and without provocation. via Pocket
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The Cheating Scandal That Has Shaken the World of Master Wine Sommeliers | The New Yorker
In early September, a hundred and forty-one nervous sommeliers in pressed suits and shined shoes assembled at the Four Seasons Hotel in St. Louis, Missouri. via Pocket
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While Islamic calls to prayer increase, Sweden focuses on silencing church bells
Swedish Television (SVT) celebrity Pekka Heino’s complaint silences the church bells in Kungsholm’s Church that have been ringing since 1679, news outlet Hem & Hyra reports. via Pocket
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The precise root cause of seasonal depression has eluded scientists for years. Now researchers think they’ve found the answer: daylight saving time. They published their report in the journal Epidemiology. Seasonal depression or seasonal affective disorder (SAD) affects around 1. via Pocket
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Katy Perry praises Taylor Swift for diving into politics | TheHill
Katy Perry is praising Taylor Swift for her newfound Democratic political activism, saying the “Delicate” singer is setting a “great example. via Pocket
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Namorada ajudou a polícia a localizar e deter fugitivos do TIC
Foi a namorada de um dos irmãos gémeos que estavam em fuga desde quinta-feira, com um sobrinho, que ajudou a PSP a localizar e deter os três fugitivos, esta sexta-feira, num parque de campismo em Gondomar. via Pocket
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In Cyberwar, There are No Rules – Foreign Policy
In 1984, a science fiction movie starring an up-and-coming Austrian-American actor took the box office by storm. A cybernetic organism is sent back in time to seek out and kill the mother of a great war hero to prevent his subsequent birth. via Pocket
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What is smoothed analysis? » Heidelberg Laureate Forum » SciLogs - Wissenschaftsblogs
Daniel Spielman won the Rolf Nevanlinna Prize in 2010 “for smoothed analysis of Linear Programming, algorithms for graph-based codes and applications of graph theory to Numerical Computing.” In our interview I asked him to explain smoothed analysis. via Pocket
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R, Python or SAS: Which one should you learn first? - Data Science Central
Python, R and SAS are the three most popular languages in data science. If you are new to the world of data science and aren’t experienced in either of these languages, it makes sense to be unsure of whether to learn R, SAS or Python. via Pocket
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Learning R in Seven Simple Steps - Data Science Central
Guest blog post by Martijn Theuwissen, co-founder at DataCamp. Other R resources can be found here, and R Source code for various problems can be found here. A data science cheat sheet can be found here, to get you started with many aspects of data science, including R. via Pocket
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What's the best way to get started in Statistics for Programmers/Data Science? - Data Science Central
What is the best way for getting started in Statistics for Programmers/Data Science? Firstly, the interest in Statistics for Programmers is a fairly recent phenomenon. via Pocket
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Keep These 5 Foods Out of the Fridge | HowStuffWorks
The refrigerator is an appliance so beloved that many of us assume that it can do no wrong. Although it's adept at keeping that macaroni salad picnic-perfect and uncooked ground beef from spoiling, it actually can cause other foods to lose texture and flavor faster than they would otherwise. via Pocket
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The Afghanistan War Is Over. We Lost.
America has lost the war in Afghanistan. Washington may not want to admit it, and the U.S. military insists the conflict is a “stalemate.” But make no mistake: The original 9/11 war has been lost. On Thursday, the Taliban attacked a meeting between Afghan officials and the top U.S. via Pocket
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Subscribe to read | Financial Times
Gain access to global coverage from local journalists on the ground in 50+ countries working around the clock to break news, analyze, spot risks and opportunities. Join over 300,000 Finance professionals who already subscribe to the FT. via Pocket
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Remodelação obriga Siza Vieira a entregar nova declaração de rendimentos no TC – ECO
Pedro Siza Vieira vai entregar uma nova declaração de rendimentos no Tribunal Constitucional (TC), na sequência da tomada de posse de 15 de outubro. via Pocket
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What Has Google Ever Done for Us? by Yanis Varoufakis - Project Syndicate via Pocket
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Can We Eroticise Equality? On the Politics of Sexual Desire - ABC Religion & Ethics
Meagan Tyler is Senior Lecturer in the School of Management and the Centre for People, Organisation and Work at RMIT University, Melbourne. Sex is not a natural act. It feels radical to assert this claim in a cultural climate where biological determinism is again gaining ascendancy. via Pocket
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TESS Special Competition
Time-sharing Experiments for the Social Sciences (TESS) is an NSF-funded initiative. Investigators propose survey experiments to be fielded using a nationally representative Internet platform via NORC's AmeriSpeak® Panel (see tessexperiments.org for more information). via Pocket
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What Has Google Ever Done for Us? by Yanis Varoufakis - Project Syndicate
In using Big Tech’s services, we manufacture a portion of its capital in real time. Property rights over that portion – for all of us, rather than for any of us – should be the basis of a universal basic income. via Pocket
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More optimism about a Brexit deal in Brussels. Less in London via Pocket
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A última paixão de Fernando Pessoa não foi Ofélia, foi uma inglesa loira – Observador
No último ano de vida, Fernando Pessoa escreveu uma série de poemas sobre uma mulher misteriosa que lhe roubou o coração. O mais recente número da "Pessoa Plural" desvendou finalmente o mistério. via Pocket
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Eurointelligence - Public
There is a duality in the Brexit process - a trade-off between the likelihood of a deal against the likelihood of ratification. This week, the former went up, and the latter went down. via Pocket
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O orçamento mais eleitoralista de sempre - 365 forte
Marques Mendes classificou o Orçamento do Estado para 2019 como o Orçamento mais eleitoralista de sempre. Não só não é verdade como é uma injustiça desde logo para o próprio Marques Mendes. Naturalmente as medidas foram apresentadas como sendo da mais elementar justiça. via Pocket
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When Twitter users hear out the other side, they become more polarized - Vox via Pocket
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The Twitter problem: Republicans and Democrats polarize more when they read each other - Vox
There’s a simple story for how the media is driving political polarization. Unlike in yesteryear, when there were three nightly newscasts and two local newspapers, the media today is fragmented, competitive, algorithmic. via Pocket
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