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The refugee crisis once threatened to sink Angela Merkel's career. How did the German chancellor weather the storm? 21.9.2017 Washington Post: World
The refugee crisis once threatened to topple the long-serving leader. But she has withstood the controversy, for five main reasons.
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Tweeting While the Planet Burns 21.9.2017 Truthout - All Articles
It's January 2025, and within days of entering the Oval Office, a new president already faces his first full-scale crisis abroad. Twenty-four years after it began, the war on terror, from the Philippines to Nigeria, rages on. In 2024 alone, the US launched repeated air strikes on 15 nations (or, in a number of cases, former nations), including the Philippines, Burma, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Yemen, the former Iraq, the former Syria, Kurdistan, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Tunisia, Libya, Mali, and Nigeria. In the weeks before his inauguration, a series of events roiled the Greater Middle East and Africa. Drone strikes and raids by US Special Operations forces in Saudi Arabia against both Shiite rebels and militants from the Global Islamic State killed scores of civilians, including children. They left that increasingly destabilized kingdom in an uproar, intensified the unpopularity of its young king, and led to the withdrawal of the Saudi ambassador from Washington.  In Mali, dressed in police uniforms and ...
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Environmental Disaster Looms in Puerto Rico, Lashed by Hurricane Maria and Left Without Power 21.9.2017 Truthout - All Articles
Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico Wednesday as a Category 4 storm, bringing record rainfall and catastrophic flooding, destroying power lines and leaving the entire country in the dark. This comes as many homes on Puerto Rico were still dark two weeks after Hurricane Irma cut electricity to hundreds of thousands. The storm also raised concerns about potential environmental disasters. Puerto Rico is home to 23 Superfund sites, including on the island of Vieques, site of a former US naval test range, which took a near-direct hit from the storm. It is also the site of a coal-fired power plant owned by the private company AES. Residents across the island have been demanding the plant be closed and that the company stop dumping toxic coal ash into their community, saying the waste is poisonous to their health and the environment. We speak with Emily Atkin, staff writer covering the environment at the New Republic, who writes, "Puerto Rico is Already an Environmental Tragedy. Hurricane Maria Will ...
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The Finance 202: What happened to the party of fiscal conservatives? 21.9.2017 Washington Post
The Finance 202: What happened to the party of fiscal conservatives?
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Did Hurricane Irma spell doom for orange juice? 21.9.2017 Washington Post
The powerful storm decimated a Florida industry that was already in big trouble.
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No Comment: A Story of Immaculate Conception 20.9.2017 Truthout - All Articles
The following is an excerpt from one of the stories collected in Meanwhile, Elsewhere: Science Fiction and Fantasy from Transgender Writers, Ayşe Devrim's "No Comment." An innocent alien visits Providence, Rhode Island on Christmas Eve. A trio of friends visit a haunted, haunting mansion. Queer cybernetically enhanced bands clash in a dystopian landfill. An attempt to summon the Devil doesn't go as planned. An innocent alien visits Providence, Rhode Island on Christmas Eve. A trio of friends visit a haunted, haunting mansion. Queer cybernetically enhanced bands clash in a dystopian landfill. An attempt to summon the Devil doesn't go as planned. These stories and more make up Meanwhile, Elsewhere, a collection of speculative fiction from trans authors . Order this remarkable anthology today with a donation to Truthout! The following is an excerpt from one of the stories collected in Meanwhile, Elsewhere: Science Fiction and Fantasy from Transgender Writers, Ayşe Devrim's "No Comment." Mary Walker ...
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Mexico needs help now. Can President Trump overcome his grudges and provide it? 20.9.2017 Washington Post: Op-Eds
After a devastating earthquake, it's time for solidarity.
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Well-traveled Higgins House designed by John C. Austin seeks $9 million 20.9.2017 LA Times: Commentary

This Victorian in Hancock Park has a history as illustrious as any.

In 1902, Chicago grain merchant Hiram Higgins decided to settle down in L.A. He hired John C. Austin — an Angeleno staple for his work on Griffith Observatory, Los Angeles City Hall and the Shrine Auditorium — to build a nine-bedroom...

RT wants to spread Moscow's propaganda here. Let's treat it that way. 20.9.2017 Washington Post: Op-Eds
It should register as an agent of a foreign government.
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3 ways nanomaterials can combat pollution 20.9.2017 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Researchers are looking to tiny materials to clean up huge problems in air, water and land.
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Fact Checker: President Trump’s claim that ‘we’ve had bigger storms’ than Harvey and Irma 20.9.2017 Washington Post
Fact Checker: President Trump’s claim that ‘we’ve had bigger storms’ than Harvey and Irma
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‘Garbage juice,’ other landfill toxins are polluting Graham creek, suit says 20.9.2017 Seattle Times: Local

The Puget Soundkeeper Alliance alleges polluted stormwater from the LRI Landfill discharges into the waterway, known both as Muck Creek and South Creek, as well as its unnamed tributary and wetlands next to the facility.
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Washington’s interminable infatuation with RGIII 20.9.2017 Washington Post
Washington’s interminable infatuation with RGIII
How Harvard helps its richest and most arrogant students get ahead 20.9.2017 Washington Post: Op-Eds
What the elite expect, and receive, from an Ivy League education.
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Fiat Chrysler recalling 494,417 Ram trucks for safety issue 19.9.2017 Seattle Times: Business & Technology

DETROIT (AP) — Fiat Chrysler is recalling almost half a million Ram heavy-duty pickups and medium-duty trucks because their water pumps could be defective. The recall involves Ram 2500 and 3500 pickups and Ram 3500, 4500 and 5500 chassis cabs from the 2013 to 2017 model years. All 494,417 of the vehicles involved have 6.7-liter […]
The mysterious Madame Giselle 19.9.2017 Washington Post
The mysterious Madame Giselle
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Tunisia's parliament just cast a vote against democracy 19.9.2017 Washington Post: Op-Eds
Tunisia's parliament just cast a vote against democracy
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Slavery is alive and well: 89 million have been in some form of bondage in the last five years, report says 19.9.2017 LA Times: Commentary
Slavery is alive and well as 89 million have experienced some form of forced bondage in the past five years.
Fold-away bed enlarges this well-crafted van conversion (Video) 19.9.2017 TreeHugger
Another small space solution, this time in a van that's been transformed into a portable home.
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Tanker being used in Greece oil spill cleanup to be replaced 19.9.2017 Seattle Times: Business & Technology

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities say a tanker being used to pump oil from a sunken ship that is polluting the coastline is to be replaced because its certificate of seaworthiness is expiring. Merchant Marine Deputy Minister Nektarios Santorinios said Tuesday the swap would not delay the pumping operation for more than a few […]
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