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A barrage of Russian missiles has forced the shut-down of six nuclear power plants at a time when the Ukrainian power infrastructure has already sustained significant damage, threatening Ukrainians with blackouts and a cold winter.

Huge Foxconn iPhone plant in China rocked by fresh worker unrest

China’s ‘iPhone city’ tightens Covid rules after violent protests

Something Just Cracked in Spain’s Mortgage Market

Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg hedges on how the Biden administration would respond should a strike occur.

Building Fast and Slow: The Empire State Building and the World Trade Center (Part I)

Association between vitamin D supplementation and COVID-19 infection and mortality

Solzhenitsyn’s Ivan Denisovich at 60.

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The Army Within: Chechnya’s Security Forces

As COVID Cases Surge, China Locks Down Beijing, Shanghai and Other Major Cities

Hundreds riot at Foxconn iPhone plant over terrible conditions

With their bank accounts frozen and their savings inaccessible, Lebanese depositors are turning to drastic means to withdraw their money.

Ansarallah threatens to target oil ships in ports under Saudi control

Four crucial drugs for fighting respiratory illnesses are in short supply in America amid the ‘tripledemic’

Major tax-filing sites routinely shared users’ financial info with Facebook

Meta researchers create AI that masters Diplomacy, tricking human players

Study raises doubts about role of ‘good’ cholesterol in heart health

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The IAEA has said Iran is continuing to accelerate its nuclear program and is producing highly enriched uranium at a new site.

All Unions are bound to support a strike if one of them does so in once sense this has already been decided. But the number of unions rejecting it gives you an idea of how hard it will be to resolve this. The votes appear to be in for the two largest railroad unions. WSJ reported Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) said 54% of members who participated in the vote would accept the five-year labor deal. However, the International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail, and Transportation Workers (SMART-TD) rejected ratifying the labor agreement.

Amazon Alexa is a “colossal failure,” on pace to lose $10 billion this year

US Consumers Are Doing Exactly What They Did Just Prior To The Crash Of 2008

Biden Administration Reverses Course at COP27 on Climate Reparations

More interesting for what it says about the used car market then anything else. Carvana is going to cut 1,500 jobs, which is about 8 percent of its workforce.

The ‘Respect For Marriage Act’ Is An Exercise In Tyranny, And Everyone Knows It

A Soil Fungus That Causes Lung Infections Is Spreading Across the U.S.

A combination of ultrasound and nanobubbles allows cancerous tumors to be destroyed without invasive treatments

Is this really the only portrait of William Shakespeare made in his lifetime?

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China’s Guangzhou locks down, Beijing shuts schools over COVID

It is starting to turn into an ethnic and religious conflict. First the Kurds but now Sunni’s in general seem to be getting involved. Iran Crisis Update, November 21

Potential Nationwide US Rail Strike May Spark Chaos Ahead Of Christmas

NY’s Asian voters rejected Dems, backed Zeldin and GOP over crime, education

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City Has Been Liberated, But a Few Are Not Happy

Megalopolis: how coastal west Africa will shape the coming century

Leak at Pennsylvania gas storage well spewing methane

Rate of premature births in U.S. rises above 10%

US imports from China falling faster than from other countries

How many yottabytes in a quettabyte? Extreme numbers get new names

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FBI, Air Force Agents Mysteriously Raid House of Guy Who Runs Area 51 Blog

Biden agrees to pay climate REPARATIONS: US will pay up to $1BN to compensate developing countries for global warming – but gas-guzzling China WON’T have to pay into global fund

Risk of Seizures Is Higher After COVID-19 Than After Influenza

HHS corrects stats on tripling of COVID-related pediatric hospitalizations, used to justify booster campaign for kids, after analyst calls out bad data. CNN still hasn’t corrected false report.