Aug. 8th, 2017

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It's "optional", so she's not reading any of those books, but is instead reading two other quality books of her choosing. She felt their suggestions were too realistic, with too much romance and too much of an emphasis on "gritty" realism. So instead she's going with Summer of the Mariposas and Not Your Sidekick.


What New York Subway Stations Actually Look Like

Was the First Eclipse Prediction an Act of Genius, a Brilliant Mistake, or Dumb Luck?

Dutch students grow their own biodegradable car

Multi-nutrient rice against malnutrition

Africa has entered the space race, with Ghana's first satellite now orbiting earth

The New Atheists of the Philippines

As Modi and his right-wing Hindu base rise, so too does a celebrity yoga tycoon

From jail to Yale: Felon faces scrutiny in bid to be lawyer

Google fires employee behind anti-diversity memo

Republicans on recess hold town halls, are met with constituents angry about health care

How Brexit is set to hurt Europe’s financial systems

The Little Boy Who Escaped From Boko Haram

Diplomacy to defuse India, China border crisis slams into a wall: sources

Unlearning the myth of American innocence

Where manufacturing jobs are plentiful, Trump’s supporters want better

America is more entrenched in Syria than you may realize

'I Give Up': Top War Crimes Expert Resigns From U.N.'s Syria Inquiry

U.S. May Begin Airstrikes Against ISIS in Philippines

Philippine police use hospitals to hide drug war killings

Defendants kept in the dark about evidence until it’s too late: New York is one of 10 states where prosecutors can wait until just before trial to share evidence, which critics say is unfair. A new bill could change the rules.

A cop stopped a car for speeding — then pointed a gun at a passenger for more than 9 minutes

Cities need more than air conditioning to get through heat waves

US federal department is censoring use of term 'climate change', emails reveal

Why arguments against WaPo’s Oval Office leaks are wrong


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