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Armenia Says Warplane Downed; Azerbaijan and Turkey Deny It

Washington emergency responders first to use SpaceX’s Starlink internet in the field: ‘It’s amazing’

I am skeptical of the methodology but I like the message all the same. Car Seats as Contraception

Hair, astonishingly preserved, showed some complementary data—especially about pigmentation: Ramses II was a ginger-haired ‘cymnotriche leucoderma’” (meaning he was a fair-skinned person with wavy ginger hair).

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This is a good and detailed look at how reporters twist things. You can read more about the same story here.

China’s Population To Drop By Half, Immigration Helps U.S. Labor Force

“We Are Witnessing the End of Independent Central Banks”

USC Suspended a Communications Professor for Saying a Chinese Word That Sounds Like a Racial Slur

Biden-Harris Have a Big Problem in Pennsylvania

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If nothing changes, China’s massive trade surplus will soon be an even bigger political and economic issue…as global trade imbalances are once again being made in China.

India-China rivalry: Towards a two front war in the Himalayas?

Covid-19 policy: Assertions and provocations

Had to post this one for Hammie. Granny ‘Monkey Busters’ are battling apes with airguns

When “Engagement” Backfired: The Story Behind Pro-Communist Private Enterprise

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It is all the US’s fault. An Uncertain Future for the German-Russian Pipeline

California Proposes Creating “Tax Prisoners”–You Can Move Away, But You’d Still Be Taxed for 10 Years

These people are fools on their own terms. It is not property rights that create white supremacy. It is firearms….Anyway, link shared for anyone who still has to deal with people who think that looting is not part of the real movement Are Looters Undermining The Movement — Or Creating It?

The Army Now Has the Most 4-Star Generals on Duty Since World War II

How Great Power Competition and Regional Rivalries are Destabilizing the Red Sea Region

Trump Lands Major Endorsements From Democrat Mayors in Minnesota

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NYC promised to ban teacher ‘rubber rooms’ — they went underground instead

When Authority Vanishes

U.S. Woefully Unprepared for a Blackout Like India’s: Analysis

USDOT Sued For Failure to Enforce Federal Law and Prevent Highway Protests

Hurricane-force storm in Iowa flattens 10 million acres of crops

‘Extreme dysfunction’: New York City dropped $52M on a coronavirus hospital that served fewer than 80 patients and Chicago Spent $66 Million On A Coronavirus Facility That Treated 38 Patients—Total

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Xi calls on Chinese not to waste food as crop shortage fears grow

Foxconn says trade war means China can no longer be ‘the world’s factory’

Who Owned the Chemicals that Blew Up Beirut? No One Will Say

More companies are adopting paid menstrual leave policies

Its not cultural appropriation when they do it. Snark aside, I wish they had focused more on the guy recreating American work wear from the 50s How Japan Copied American Culture and Made it Better

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China Imposes Checks on Large Transactions After Bank Runs

Selective Media Reporting Further Fuels Our Racial Divide

Zika may have damaged more infants’ brains than expected

Leftists Freak Out After Noam Chomsky and Other Liberal Voices Declare Support for Free Speech. Also read the comments on The Harpers free speech letter and controversy to see what the debate looks like in real time. Here is the letter in question that some people have taken back their signature because they don’t want to be associated with Rowling.