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As Drought Worsens Chip Shortage, Taiwan Fights Brain Drain to China

Claw-Lightning and Claw-Thunderbolt: Turkey Engages PKK In Iraq

Brazil Rejects the Gamaleya Vaccine

Anti-masking and community mobility alone can’t explain the second wave of Covid-19 in India

Germany’s climate change laws are insufficient and violate fundamental freedoms by putting the burden of curbing CO2 emissions on the young, its highest court has ruled.

I thought it would be a passing fad but it still has legs. European Towns Remove Traffic Signs to Make Streets Safer

Infrastructure and jobs

Is a cheap ‘universal’ coronavirus vaccine on the way?

Iran leaked tape scandal claims its first victim

China’s Shale Industry Faces Numerous Challenges

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Everyday products are about to get more expensive, companies warn

Lack of tanker truck drivers could lead to gas shortages this summer

Twenty French generals implore the government to take a firm hand against chaos.

Ten states account for over 78 per cent of new Covid-19 deaths in India ..

Wednesday’s mass failure of $20 billion worth of Wind power in Australia

Lexmark’s toxic printer-ink

Biden’s Covid team split over decision to send vaccine doses abroad

Soldiers are refusing the vaccine out of spite: ‘This is the first time I get to tell the Army no!’

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“The consolations neither of Christ nor of Seneca,”

Texas, Florida Report Fewer New COVID Cases Than Michigan, Pennsylvania, New York

Mask mandate goes into effect for kids ages 2 to 4 in Michigan

How Many Nuclear Weapons Does China Really Have?

The Spy in Your Pocket

Violence erupts as Mexico’s deadly gangs aim to cement power in largest ever elections

Canadians Crossing Border in Taxis to Avoid Hotel Quarantine for Air Travelers

Changes at Basecamp

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Is it really true that “the U.S. death rate in 2020 was the highest above normal since the early 1900s—even surpassing the calamity of the 1918 flu pandemic”?

Why are Hawaii visitors cruising around in U-Hauls?

Coal workers union doesn’t always represent coal worker values

The Suwalki gap along the Polish-Lithuanian border constitutes a source of potential military conflict.

John Kerry Divulged HUNDREDS of Israel’s Covert Attacks to Iran, Leak Reveals

Gov. Newsom facing recall election after GOP-led effort sees enough voter signatures verified

Biden, Harris Skipping Weekly COVID Calls With Governors, Leaving Cuomo in Charge

Census: TX Gains 2 House Seats, CA, NY Lose One As US Political Map Is Redrawn

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The Mystery of AS8003

Analysis: Syrian missile explodes near Israeli nuclear facility

What killing of Chadian president means for Egypt

This is the best attempt I have seen at legitimately engaging with the anti-mask argument and it is incredibly weak sauce. For one things, the starting point of the author is that N95s obviously work and uses as evidence medical professionals. The problem with that argument is that in my area at least almost every single medical professional who had direct interaction with patients came down with COVID….. There are a lot of other issues as well but I throw this out there for the sake of balance. The Science Behind Masks

Innocent man billed $4,000 for jail stay

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Sort of like the New York City lock downs. The upper class thought they could protect themselves by the pain they inflected on the lower classes. India’s urban affluent hit by new virus wave after dodging first

Is Northern Kazakhstan at Risk to Russia?

Twitter censors tweets critical of India’s COVID response

LGBT Activist Urges the Government to Fight ‘The Pernicious Power of Prayer’

Stranded sailor allowed to leave abandoned ship after four years

We paid researchers to find a crisis and we got what we paid for