News – December 29, 2017

Tennessee To Expand Second Amendment but Limit First Amendment in Government Facilities
USA Today – Guns yes, hand-held signs no in Tennessee lawmakers’ new offices
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A Tale of Two Cities
WGN9 – Homeless man freezes to death at Cincinnati Bus stop
New York Times – Homeless Find a Champion in Canada’s Medicine Hat
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Apply Protests, Lather With the Heavy Hand, Shower With Glorious Freedom, Rinse and Repeat
BBC – Iranian protests: World is watching response, US warns
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Are Markets Actually Accurate Indicators of Overall Quality of Life for Most People
Reuters – Stock performance in 2017 points to wealth for many nations
Reuters – The Year in U.S. markets in five graphs
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The Vanity Fair Video That Raised So Many Clintonite Hackles

SpaceX Dazzles and Puzzles Across the Southwest
The Verge – A photographer shot an awesome time-lapse of SpaceX’s recent rocket launch
The Guardian – Social media videos capture SpaceX streaking across California skies

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News – December 28, 2017

Meet the Monied
Forbes – Forbes 400: Introducing The Wealthiest In America
Forbes – Forbes 400: The List
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Apple Responds to Lawsuits With Cheaper Batteries and New Battery Display
Reuters – Apple apologizes after outcry over slow iPhones
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Sanders Exposes Even More Political Maneuvering

Does Flynn Possess Secrets Or Is This Just More Political Theater?
Associated Press – Flynn may be moving to cooperate with Mueller’s Russia probe
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News – December 26, 2017

A Rotten Apple: Aging, but Not Like a Fine Wine
Reuters – Apple faces lawsuits after saying it slows down aging iPhones
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Pay No Attention to the Civil Service Behind the Curtain
The Intercept – How a Gay Friendly and “Very Pro-Choice” Trump Created the Most Anti-Choice, Anti-LGBT Administration in Generations
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As Was Pointed Out to Me, This Article Misses Only the Nuance of Kylo Ren
The Intercept – “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” Takes a Side in the Class War
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The Boxing Match Continues, Tit For Tat
MSNBC – Trump spends holiday weekend intensifying FBI feud
MSNBC (Video) – Trump spends Christmas attacking the FBI

NASA or SpaceX; Who Will Land First?
NASA – The Moon Shines Brightly Among NASA’s 2017 Highlights
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Gamers Beware, You May Soon Have a Classifiable Disorder!
Business Insider – ‘Gaming disorder’ may get classified as a mental health condition – here’s what that means
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Did He Really Ever Intend to Finish Bush’s Wall?
Bloomberg – What Ever Happened to Donald Trump’s Wall? It’s in Pieces, in the Desert

Body Broker’s Stock Included Fetuses?
Reuters – Exclusive: Federal agents found fetuses in body broker’s warehouse (Warning: Graphic images)
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Russia and Ukraine; Shades of Our War With the Mexican Cartels
National Post – ‘It doesn’t look like the war will end. No one wants it to’: This is the longest European conflict since the Second World War
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As The Empire Appears Possibly Poised to Retract, the World Becomes More Interesting
New York Times – Royal Navy Escorts Russian Warship Near U.K.
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Totalitarian States Act Rapidly in Ways Democracies Cannot
Reuters – China’s Communist Party to discuss amending constitution, graft fight
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Left Hand, Meet Right Hand
The Hill – Cities sue after Pentagon failed to report crimes to FBI gun check system
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News – December 25, 2017

Alexander Wept
The Intercept – The Election Fraud in Honduras Follows Decades of Corruption Funded by the U.S. War on Drugs
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Checkers or Chess
Reuters – Putin critic Navalny barred from Russian presidential election
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny speaks to the media after submitting his documents to be registered as a presidential candidate at the Central Election Commission in Moscow

Neo-McCarthyism: A Dangerous Game
Buzzfeed – The Senate’s Russia Investigation Is Now Looking Into Jill Stein
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The Game Continues
New York Times – U.S. Identifies Vast Mineral Riches in Afghanistan
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A Compendium of Bushies
Library of Congress – Welcome to the Project for the New American Century
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The Next Giant Leap

The Roman Superfood That May No Longer Be
BBC – The mystery of the lost Roman herb

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