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Hong Kong marches for democracy An estimated 180,000 people marched into the city center of Hong Kong to demand democracy on Tuesday and an end to communist China. They didn’t mind the weather or if Beijing didn’t approve. They did … Continue reading

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Amelia Earhart 2.0 flies around the world again Living up to her name: a young woman who was named after the famous female pilot from the 30′s is recreating her original flight around the world. When she finishes, she’ll be … Continue reading

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Rare Amazon Jungle Dog Caught on Video

Rare Amazon Jungle Dog Caught on Video. Sniffing around just like any other dog is this very rare wild jungle dog known as the short-eared dog.

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Anarchists, group sex, and the Best Party worked well for Iceland

Anarcho/surrealists took power of the Icelandic government. A comedian ex-punker became mayor of Reykjavik, and it all worked. “More punk, less hell.” http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/ausland/europa/More-punk-less-hell/story/10069405

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Bhopal: Thirty years after the worst industrial accident in history…

…people are still suffering. Over 20,000 people are estimated to have died after an American-owned plant, Union Carbide leaked tons and tons of a poisonous gas.    “Before dawn on December 3, 1984, a pesticide plant in Bhopal, India, exploded … Continue reading

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J.R.R. Tolkien’s Son To Release His Father’s Translation of “Beowulf” ““Beowulf” was most likely written in Britain—by whom, we don’t know—in around the eighth century. (That is Tolkien’s date. Some scholars put it later.) The plot is simple and exalted. … Continue reading

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Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl Finslly Freed

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Art as Therapy in Rwanda, 20 Years Later Twenty years after a genocide left an estimated 800,000 people, mostly Tutsi men, women and children, dead over a period of 100 days, Rwanda is on the rise. Its economy is growing; … Continue reading

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Our garbage makes its way to the Arctic

Microplastics, tiny bits of plastic, have made their way to the Arctic circle. A scientist from Dartmouth who was studying microscopic organisms in samples of sea water found tiny pieces of plastic debris. This is evidence that our garbage and … Continue reading

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September 11 Memorial & Museum Opens in New York

“No day shall erase you from the memory of time.” –Virgil “Humanity resides in our compassion and kindness for one another. The choices we make affect each other’s lives and the course of human history.” –Mike Bloomberg at the dedication … Continue reading

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