The Case for Fetal-Cell Research
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GCHQ and Me
I STEPPED FROM the warmth of our source’s London flat. That February night in 1977, the air was damp and cool, the buzz of traffic muted in this leafy North…
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Quick Pickle Pretty Much Anything with One Simple Ratio
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Desert Storm, the Last Classic War - WSJ
It was mid-July 1990, and for several days the U.S. intelligence community had been watching Saddam Hussein mass his forces along Iraq’s border with Kuwait.…
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Birthright - The New Yorker
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The first 100 days
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Bell Gardens Mayor Daniel Crespo Battered His Wife for 28 Years. She Shot Him the Day He Turned on Their Son | L.A. Weekly
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Daniel…
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A Renegade Trawler, Hunted For 10,000 Miles By Vigilantes
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25 hacks to make your life easier in Toronto
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A Dream Undone - The New York Times
On the morning of his wedding, in 1956, Henry Frye realized that he had a few hours to spare before the afternoon ceremony. He was staying at his parents’ house…
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Donald Trump Is The Nickelback Of GOP Candidates | FiveThirtyEight
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As the G.O.P. Base Clamors for Confrontation, Candidates Oblige
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Buzzfeed's eye-opening report reveals modern-day 'slavery' in US
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‘I’m No Longer Afraid’: 35 Women Tell Their Stories About Being Assaulted by Bill Cosby, and the Culture That Wouldn’t Listen
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Netflix Refines Its DVD Business, Even as Streaming Unit Booms - The New York Times
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‘Sea Slaves’: Forced Labor for Cheap Fish
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Fan Is A Tool-Using Animal
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Al-Hayiki: Home
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AngloINFO Translators & Interpreters The AngloFILE Business Directory : Doha, Qatar
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CONTACT US
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CONSULAR SERVICES FLOWCHART
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Debating Ancient Book of Mormon Fantasies
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Libraries need a deeper online presence - The Boston Globe
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The Boston Public Library’s East Boston branch has no interior walls, giving the building a sense of community…
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The Challenges and Joys of a Three-Way Relationship | VICE | United States
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How Two Bored 1970s Housewives Helped Create The PC Industry
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The worst of the Manhattan Project leaks | Restricted Data
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Choosing A Wardrobe Fit For the Tiny House Life
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The Sad Story of Canadian Geographic
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Neuroscientist Sam Harris Selects 12 Books Every Intelligent Person Should Read
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Inside the Secret World of Russia's Cold War Mapmakers | WIRED
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The Tragic Last Days of The Voice’s Anthony Riley - Articles
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Have Mormons Become America's Best Advocates For Freedom Of Speech?
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A Dozen Things I've Learned from Sam Altman about Venture Capital, Startups and Business
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The True Story of the Soviet Engineer Who Became a Spy and Saved the Federal Government $1 Billion
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Third-party monitoring and sanctions aid the evolution of language - Evolution and Human Behavior
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Context is built into a story in The Washington Post’s experimental “Knowledge Map” » Nieman Journalism Lab
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Technology is run by the wrong people
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When Upward Mobility Becomes a Health Hazard - The Atlantic
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My Month of Hell in a Gay CrossFit Cult | Out Magazine
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You Just Got Out of Prison. Now What? - The New York Times
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The Rhino’s Last Stand by Carly Nairn - Guernica / A Magazine of Art & Politics
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Ta-Nehisi Coates and a Generation Waking Up - The New Yorker
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Abortion Is a Necessary Social Good; Edited Videos and False Accusations Don't Change That
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The Myth of the Ethical Shopper - The Huffington Post
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Cooperative Ignorance
Sarah Perry is a contributing editor of Ribbonfarm.
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In the Library with the Lead Pipe
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The Appeal of Donald Trump - Keith Koffler - POLITICO Magazine
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What it’s like to actually eat the food in Oakland County Jail | Local News | Detroit Metro Times
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John Helmer: What is the Price of Suppressing the Truth in the Info War Against Russia? | naked capitalism
By John Helmer , the longest continuously serving foreign correspondent in Russia, and the only western journalist to direct his own bureau independent of…
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When Do Citations Reflect “Impact?” | The Scholarly Kitchen
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Under God — since When?
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Programmer Legitimacy: Earned, Bought, or Borrowed?
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Cultural Ramifications of Technical Interviews
Punishing and irrelevant interview processes seek to produce disciplined high-tech employees, jumping through arbitrary hoops at the whims of employers.…
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The Life Cycle of Programming Languages
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The Life of an Auschwitz Guard - Laurence Rees - POLITICO Magazine
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Changing an Organization’s Culture, Without Resistance or Blame
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Germany’s Destructive Anger
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'We underestimated their power': Greek government insider lifts the lid on five months of 'humiliation' and 'blackmail' | Mediapart
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The Camera Behind The New Pluto Photos Is Named 'Ralph' - The Atlantic
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College May Not Pay Off for Everyone Liberty Street Economics
Jaison R. Abel and Richard Deitz This post is the third in a series of four Liberty Street Economics posts examining the value of a college degree . In our…
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How Successful People Make Smart Decisions
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