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In a blistering interview with the German newspaper Die Zeit, Piketty blasts Germany and it's history of repayment of debt over the ...
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Running count of people killed by police in US from The Guardian.

http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/ng-interactive/2015/jun/01/the-counted-police-killings-us-database#
The Guardian is counting the people killed by US law enforcement agencies this year. Read their stories and contribute to our ongoing, crowdsourced project
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Here is the book on China I mentioned earlier, an excellent book for anyone interested in understanding today's China. It is mostly told through the stories of individuals from many facets of president day China:

Age of ambition : chasing fortune, truth, and faith in the new China, by Evan Osnos

Evan Osnos also has a long article in the current New Yorker on the rise of its president Xi Jinping.
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Banking, logistics, surgery, and medical recordkeeping are just a few of the occupations that have already been given over to machines. Manufacturing, which has long been hospitable to mechanization and automation, is becoming more so as the cost of industrial robots drops, especially in relation to the cost of human labor. Algorithms are writing most corporate reports, analyzing intelligence data for the NSA and CIA, reading mammograms, grading ...
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For those of you who are following the Snowden story. this is a must see Snowden interview

http://qz.com/343853/new-york-times-columnist-david-carr-has-died-here-is-his-last-interview-with-edward-snowden/
He talked with interviewed whistleblower Edward Snowden and journalists Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras just before his death.
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"The President does not stand up for the people's rights" 
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Here is an english translation of Thomas Piety"s interview in the german newspaper Die Zeit. 

http://thewire.in/2015/07/08/thomas-piketty-germany-has-never-repaid-its-debts-it-has-no-right-to-lecture-greece/
The star economist Thomas Piketty calls for a major conference on debt. Germany, in particular, should not withhold help from Greece.
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Great video animation of data about deaths in WWII.

https://vimeo.com/128373915
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