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Taylor Swift is Not an 'Underdog': The Real Story About Her 1 Percent Upbringing That the New York Times Won’t Tell You

Swift is the privileged daughter of plutocrats. She had a leg up.
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Over 180,000 Marine Mammals May Die in Navy's Arctic War Games

National Marine Fisheries Service say military exercise “may result in damage that could take years to decades from which to recover.”
National Marine Fisheries Service say military exercise “may result in damage that could take years to decades from which to recover.”
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3 Ways the Dark Web Makes Drugs Safer

The founder of the Silk Road is headed to prison this week, but he may have actually made drug use and the drug trade less dangerous.
The founder of the Silk Road is headed to prison this week, but he may have actually made drug use and the drug trade less dangerous.
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How Our War on Terror Continues to Crush Families and Destroy Charities

The Elashis lived the American dream for decades before they became targets of the war on terror.
The Elashis lived the American dream for decades before they became targets of the war on terror.
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War on terror is the terror.
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Paul Krugman Debunks One of the Bigger Economic Hoaxes of Our Time

The techno-revolution will not be televised.
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WATCH: Black Activist Politely Schools CNN on Racism—'Whiteness Gets Nuance; Blackness Doesn't'

Look at the stark difference in coverage of Waco and Baltimore.
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EU Dropped Pesticide Laws Due to U.S. Pressure over TTIP, Documents Reveal

U.S. trade officials pushed EU to shelve action on endocrine-disrupting chemicals linked to cancer and male infertility to facilitate TTIP free trade deal.
U.S. trade officials pushed EU to shelve action on endocrine-disrupting chemicals linked to cancer and male infertility to facilitate TTIP free trade deal.
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Republicans Who Think They Can Mau Mau Hillary Clinton Might Want to Think Again

The master 2016 narrative they’re going with – dishonesty – is as dangerous for them as they want it to be for Hillary Clinton.

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The master 2016 narrative they’re going with – dishonesty – is as dangerous for them as they want it to be for Hillary Clinton.
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Male Texas Lawmakers Nearly Fistfight on House Floor After GOP Women Defect from Anti-Abortion Bill


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It's about time the women in Texass woke up and took matters in their hands
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Army Soldier Survived Two Tours in Iraq Only to Die Begging For His Life in Jail

Sgt. James Brown mysteriously died in 2012 after he reported to jail for a two-day sentence for a DWI.#Veterans #BlackLivesMatter  #PoliceBrutality
Sgt. James Brown mysteriously died in 2012 after he reported to jail for a two-day sentence for a DWI.
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Jesus Is a Political Prisoner: An American History of Christianity's Corruption

The Christian right was not always a fixture in the political landscape.
According to the Pew Research Center, the Christian share of the population has declined in recent years from 78.4 percent to 70.6 percent. At the same time, the number of Americans identifying as religiously unaffiliated – including atheists and agnostics – has increased from 16.1 percent to 22.8 percent. The study attributes the changing religious landscape largely to millennials, who attend church far less than previous generations. But the trend is noticeable among older demographics as well. So what are to we make of these findings?
The Christian right was not always a fixture in the political landscape.
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People are becoming less like sheep and more able to look at religion for what it is.
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Robert Reich: Corporate Collusion Is Rampant and We All Pay the Steep Price

The big banks even referred to themselves as "cartels," but government will do nothing to stop them.
The big banks even referred to themselves as "cartels," but government will do nothing to stop them.
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