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Behind the Cover: Nancy Pelosi’s Last Battle - The New York Times
For this issue, a look at the most powerful Democrat in Washington.
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Inside the Hunt for the World’s Most Dangerous Terrorist - POLITICO Magazine
This text is excerpted from the book Dawn of the Code War: America’s Battle Against Russia, China, and the Rising Global Cyber Threat, by John P. Carlin with Garrett M. Graff Copyright © 2018 by John P. Carlin with Garrett M. Graff. Reprinted by permission of PublicAffairs, New York, NY. via Pocket
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Opinion | Australia: Wealthy But Still Second Rate - The New York Times
For all our good fortune there is a sense in the country that these times, the best of times, have not brought out the best in us.
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Who Really Gets to Make the Rules?
In this poignant personal essay at Barrelhouse, Berry Grass examines the barriers we build around our true selves and the ones that others erect for us. I used to be literally afraid to wear the clothing I loved the most. via Pocket
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Opinion | When Russia Was Full of Hope - The New York Times
“We believe that in 2018 people will be safe from war and hunger. The world will be more just than it is today and there will be no capitalists left.”
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Representative Mia Love, Once a Republican Star, Loses Re-Election in Utah - The New York Times
Ms. Love, the first and only black Republican woman in Congress, was defeated by Ben McAdams, the mayor of Salt Lake County.
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Bread, Disrupted
People — frequently women — have been baking bread without recipes, or measurements, or fanfare, for 6,000 years. In the past few years, people — mostly men — have been been baking bread with spreadsheets, and multi-volume cookbooks, and intensive Instagramming of “crumb shots. via Pocket
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Opinion | Celebrating Local Journalism - The New York Times
It makes our communities and our democracy stronger — but it’s struggling.
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The Stylish Socialist Who Is Trying to Save YouTube from Alt-Right Domination | The New Yorker
In April, Alek Minassian, a twenty-five-year-old from Toronto, wrote a Facebook post—“The Incel Rebellion has already begun!”—and then drove his car into a crowd of pedestrians. via Pocket
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Opinion | Some Favorites About Thanksgiving - The New York Times
What is it that makes this simple holiday so special?
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Decolonizing Knowledge: Stefan Bradley on the Fight for Civil Rights in the Ivy League
Being steeped in tradition, by nature, requires a resistance to change; and, as Stefan Bradley points out in the introduction to his new book Upending the Ivory Tower: Civil Rights, Black Power, and the Ivy League, seven of the eight Ivy League schools — often referred to as the “Ancient Eight via Pocket
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Opinion | True Islam Does Not Kill Blasphemers - The New York Times
The Quran has 6,236 verses, none of which tell the faithful to stifle blasphemy by force.
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Opinion | A Clearer Message on Cochlear Implants - The New York Times
Portrayals of this technology as a “miracle” for deaf people overlook its potential downsides and challenges.
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Eating to America
The last meal I ate in Iran was a stew of cow tongue on white rice, its grains elongated by steam and enclosed in a perfect crispy tadig (crust), stained golden with saffron. It was May 19, 1990. via Pocket
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Opinion | What Our Thanksgiving Story Has Left Out - The New York Times
Not everyone confessed the Puritan creed at the first gathering of what would become our national holiday. Maybe we don’t have the pilgrims alone to thank for democracy.
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Yorgos Lanthimos’s Polarizing Visions - The New York Times
The Greek director has drawn acclaim — but also intense backlash — for his primal depiction of contemporary life.
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New Sentences: From ‘Fox 8,’ by George Saunders - The New York Times
What is it about dogs that makes it so tempting to write in their voices?
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Real People Eat Quiche - The New York Times
Build a cathedral of deliciousness, stone by stone.
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Letter of Recommendation: Plymouth Rock - The New York Times
It’s a monument to its own fraudulence — and the irrepressible nature of truth.
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A Chronicle of Life and Pain in Upstate New York - The New York Times
Among young women in Troy, N.Y., the photographer Brenda Ann Kenneally captures a spiral of aimlessness and trouble.
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Opinion | Will Amazon Ruin or Revitalize New York City? - The New York Times
New York’s not ready for Amazon’s HQ2, but here’s how the city can get there.
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Despite Hurdles, the Seed Library Movement Is Growing
Thanksgiving may be uniquely American, but its core spirit was exported from harvest festivals stretching back for millennia. Its essence is being grateful for what one has, while noting a duty to share one’s good fortune. via Pocket
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‘We Are Willing to Die Here’: The Fight for Women’s Rights in Yemen - The New York Times
In 2015, a coalition of nine countries, led by Saudi Arabia and backed by the United States and Britain, began a bombing campaign against the Houthi rebels, a militia of Iranian-backed Zaydi Shiites from the northern part of Yemen that had seized control of much of the country. via Pocket
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Am I Wrong to Believe My Friend Is Innocent of Rape? - The New York Times
One of my closest friends was accused of raping a fellow student in college. There were no criminal proceedings, and he has always maintained his innocence. In the years since, he has not been accused again. via Pocket
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Federal Judge Blocks Trump’s Proclamation Targeting Some Asylum Seekers - The New York Times
The Trump administration had sought to deny asylum claims from those who entered the country outside official border crossings.
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Do Not Eat Romaine Lettuce, Health Officials Warn - The New York Times
The C.D.C. issued the sweeping pre-Thanksgiving alert after 32 people in 11 states were sickened with a virulent form of E. coli. Investigators have not been able to pinpoint the source.
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As Immigrant Farmworkers Become More Scarce, Robots Replace Humans - The New York Times
Farms are struggling with a shrinking, aging labor force and a crackdown on immigration. Robots are both replacing humans and attracting young workers.
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Ivanka Trump Used Personal Email Account for Government Business, Review Finds - The New York Times
Ms. Trump’s use of personal email has been expected to be among the topics Democrats will address when they take control of the House next year.
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How China Took Over Your TV - The New York Times
“Made in China” once meant assembled there. Now the Chinese are mastering the art of making everything.
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Why Are We Still So Fat? - The New York Times
Only bariatric surgery reliably leads to long-term weight loss. Now scientists hope to duplicate the effects with a pill.
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The making of ‘Escape at Dannemora’ | The Outline
At 4 p.m. on Friday, June 5, 2015, Clinton Correctional inmate Richard Matt stood from his sewing machine, looked one last time at Joyce Mitchell, his supervisor,and exited Tailor Shop 1 with a raised fist. via Pocket
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Opinion | Trump’s Black Friday Sale: Oil, Guns and Morals - The New York Times
The president will sacrifice America’s moral standing for a grotesque blood-for-money transaction.
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Opinion | Trump Stands Up for Saudi Arabian Values - The New York Times
He disregarded the C.I.A.’s conclusions and American values in swallowing the Saudi version of the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
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Opinion | Politics Isn’t Pretty. But Politicians Are. - The New York Times
And now for a shallow — but honest — take on the midterms.
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Wall Street Is Betting That Lawmakers Want to Humiliate Big Tech—But Not Regulate It | Vanity Fair
Facebook is in a world of hurt, or so it would seem, after The New York Times published a splashy, five-byline exposé last week that documented the social-media giant’s ponderous, self-serving response to Russian infiltration of its platform. via Pocket
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Trump Wanted to Order Justice Dept. to Prosecute Comey and Clinton - The New York Times
The encounter was one of the most blatant examples yet of how President Trump views the typically independent Justice Department as a tool to be wielded against his political enemies.
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Pointing northwest, Steve Mason leads me and Cory Heigl, his boss at PackerLand Communications, a local internet provider in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, into a fenced-off shack. via Pocket
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In Extraordinary Statement, Trump Stands With Saudis Despite Khashoggi Killing - The New York Times
“It could very well be that the crown prince had knowledge of this tragic event — maybe he did and maybe he didn’t!” President Trump said.
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Catholic Exorcisms Are Gaining Popularity in the U.S. - The Atlantic
Priests are fielding more requests than ever for help with demonic possession, and a centuries-old practice is finding new footing in the modern world. Louisa Muskovits appeared to be having a panic attack. via Pocket
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Woke Wellness: An Industry Moves Beyond Vitamins and Tonics - The Atlantic
At an inaugural desert festival of yogis and spirit guides like Russell Brand, an exclusive industry grapples with consumerism, addiction, and the actual meaning of wellness. via Pocket
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Opinion | When Trump Acts Juvenile, Just Ignore Him! - The New York Times
One reader urges the media to spend a few weeks ignoring the president’s “peccadilloes.” Another chides The Times for a scientific lapse.
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Opinion | Should Democrats Stick With Pelosi? - The New York Times
One reader urges older Democrats to step aside, while two others hope that the former House speaker will be the next one, too.
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Opinion | Keeping Dementia Private - The New York Times
In the face of public disclosures about a diagnosis, a reader suggests another route.
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Opinion | The Joy of Raking Leaves - The New York Times
A reader finds an escape from day-to-day concerns.
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High score, low pay: why the gig economy loves gamification | Business | The Guardian
Using ratings, competitions and bonuses to incentivise workers isn’t new – but as I found when I became a Lyft driver, the gig economy is taking it to another level. By In May 2016, after months of failing to find a traditional job, I began driving for the ride-hailing company Lyft. via Pocket
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High Score, Low Pay Why The Gig Economy Loves Gamification via Instapaper https://ift.tt/2BjtAdO
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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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Bloomberg - Are you a robot?
The Predatory Lending Machine Crushing Small Businesses Across America via Instapaper https://ift.tt/2FJAjlF
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Plausible Disavowal — Real Life
Recently, a work of AI-generated art, a portrait called Edmond de Belamy, was auctioned for $432,500. It was based on code written by Robbie Barrat, a researcher who didn’t see any of that money. via Pocket
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Retirement in America? Too Expensive. | The New Republic
A new book examines the lives of expats in Ecuador and their struggle to stay in the middle class. via Pocket
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Palm Oil Was Supposed to Help Save the Planet. Instead It Unleashed a Catastrophe. - The New York Times
The fields outside Kotawaringin village in Central Kalimantan, on the island of Borneo, looked as if they had just been cleared by armies. None of the old growth remained — only charred stumps poking up from murky, dark pools of water. via Pocket
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But Who Gets Custody of the Dog?
America is an uneasy amalgam of people with very different ideas of what government — and life — should look like. So what if we codified the political and cultural divisions that already exist? Secession is one option, but almost no one actually wants that. The U.S. via Pocket
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100 Notable Books of 2018 - The New York Times
The year’s notable fiction, poetry and nonfiction, selected by the editors of The New York Times Book Review.
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A Way Out – Popula
The weirdest job I ever had was at a large environmental nonprofit, where nobody seemed clear on what they were supposed to be doing. People had titles and roles, but when applied to reality those roles became confused, muddled. via Pocket
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How Simple Human Connection Can Help Save People from Suicide
In this deeply reported piece at the Huffington Post Highline, Jason Cherkis looks at how suicide rates in the United States are at an all-time high — leaving no gender or demographic unaffected — while those of other Western or industrialized countries “have been flat or steadily decreasing. via Pocket
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No more secrets | CBC News
In Grade 11, Laurie Howat had a huge crush on one of the most popular guys at Ottawa’s Bell High School. They spent as much time together as possible, before school, after school and over lunch. via Pocket
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Opinion | What to Root for in the Pelosi Saga - The New York Times
That she wins re-election as speaker and makes concessions along the way.
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A Stimulus Plan for the Mutual Aid Economy
Livia Gershon | Longreads | November 2018 | 9 minutes (2,142 words) If you’re a highly educated white man without serious disabilities—a description that, not incidentally, fits a large majority of people who make and write about policy in the United States—the economy probably looks like thi via Pocket
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Beyond “Rumble”: Talking with John O’Connor About the Other Link Wray
Most stories about guitarist Link Wray stories focus on his 1958 radio hit “Rumble,” a vaguely menacing, instrumental rock song that had no predecessor. via Pocket
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Opinion | Canada’s Grand Cannabis Experiment Has Set Scientists Free - The New York Times
Legalization will vastly expand our understanding of the ancient drug plant and how it can improve lives.
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Opinion | For Starving Children, a Bite of Hope - The New York Times
Malnutrition kills a million of the world’s children a year. To stem that, United Nations agencies and charities are testing a new system for distributing high-nutrition foods more efficiently.
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The Second Half of Watergate Was Bigger, Worse, and Forgotten By the Public
In 1975, Peter Clark was a young attorney in the Enforcement Division of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Founded three years earlier, the Enforcement Division was tasked with investigating possible violations of federal securities laws. via Pocket
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‘We Are Willing to Die Here’: The Fight for Women’s Rights in Yemen - The New York Times
As war takes a toll on millions of women and girls, local activists are pushing to be included in future peace negotiations.
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Jeff Goldblum Is Going Back to His Roots - The New York Times
The actor and jazz musician on not just wanting to be in spooky films.
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Palm Oil Was Supposed to Help Save the Planet. Instead It Unleashed a Catastrophe. - The New York Times
A decade ago, the U.S. mandated the use of vegetable oil in biofuels, leading to industrial-scale deforestation — and a huge spike in carbon emissions.
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How to Go Door to Door - The New York Times
Take a step back after knocking. Keep your hands out of your pockets. Never argue.
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Everyone Wants to ‘Influence’ You - The New York Times
From foreign troll farms to Instagram models, countless forces are working to shape our behavior. How will we know if they’ve succeeded?
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Am I Wrong to Believe My Friend Is Innocent of Rape? - The New York Times
The magazine’s Ethicist columnist on believing a friend is innocent of rape and assessing the role of grandparents in their grandchildren’s vaccinations.
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Four People Dead in Shooting at Chicago Hospital - The New York Times
A police officer, a doctor and a pharmacy employee were among the dead in the shooting at Mercy Hospital.
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