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A Federal Ban on Making Lethal Viruses Is Lifted
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Federal officials on Tuesday ended a moratorium imposed three years ago on funding research that alters germs to make them more lethal. Such work can now proceed, said Dr. Francis S. Collins, the head of the National Institutes of Health, but only if a sc ...[Read more]
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State of Fear: How History’s Deadliest Bombing Campaign Created Today’s Crisis in Korea
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As the world watches with mounting concern the growing tensions and bellicose rhetoric between the United States and North Korea, one of the most remarkable aspects of the situation is the absence of any public acknowledgement of the underlying reason for ...[Read more]
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Tongue-in-Cheek Memes Quick to Follow Revelations Over US Undercover UFO Program
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It emerged the other day that the Pentagon, following directives of the US Congress, launched a decade ago an off-the-books investigation into “unidentified aerial phenomena,” commonly referred to as UFOs, according to media reports. ...[Read more]
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Trump had fewer deportations than Obama’s first year
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Despite President Trump's tough-on-immigration rhetoric, there were around 177,000 fewer deportations this year than in 2009, Obama's first year in office. That number is lower than any year during Obama's presidency, according to Immigration and Customs ...[Read more]
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$200bn to reconstruct war-torn Syria – the US and its partners should pay
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With Syria’s nearly seven-year war now virtually over, the process of rebuilding the devastated country comes to the fore, with the financial cost of that effort put at $200 billion. Who pays for it? ...[Read more]
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Trump to Putin: US was glad to save many lives in Russia by helping foil major terrorist attack
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The White House says President Donald Trump and the intelligence services were pleased to have helped thwart a terrorist plot in Russia that “could have killed large numbers of people.” “President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia called President Donald ...[Read more]
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US Training New Militants to Counter Russia in Syria
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US instructors are training new military formations in the Syrian province of Al Hasakah in order to counter Russia, first Deputy Chairman of the Russian upper house Committee on Defense and Security Frants Klintsevich said Saturday. ...[Read more]
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Special Counsel Investigating Trump Campaign Has Deep Ties to the Deep State
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Former FBI agent and 9/11 whistleblower Coleen Rowley says former FBI head Robert Mueller, now appointed to investigate the Trump campaign's ties to Russia, participated in covering up the pre 9/11 role of the U.S. intelligence agencies and the Bush Admin ...[Read more]
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Putin thanked Trump for CIA tip-off which helped Russia prevent terror attack
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The Russian President Vladimir Putin has thanked his US counterpart Donald Trump for help in preventing a terrorist attack in St. Petersburg. Data provided by the CIA enabled Russian security services to find and detain terrorists The Russian leader expre ...[Read more]
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$21 trillion of unauthorized spending by US govt discovered by economics professor
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The US government may have misspent $21 trillion, a professor at Michigan State University has found. Papers supporting the study briefly went missing just as an audit was announced. Two departments of the US federal government may have spent as much as $ ...[Read more]
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A journey through a land of extreme poverty: welcome to America
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The UN’s Philip Alston is an expert on deprivation and he wants to know why 41m Americans are living in poverty. The Guardian joined him on a special two-week mission into the dark heart of the world’s richest nation ...[Read more]
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