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January 31, 2015

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4:00 PM | Global Quickies: First Female Bishop, Conviction for FGM, and Astrological Elections
Categories: Anti-Science Feminism Quickies Religion Skepticism(TW for sexual violence in the last item) EL SALVADOR A woman charged with murder for delivering a stillborn baby alone has been pardoned, but at least 16 other women ...(Read more...)

January 27, 2015

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11:28 PM | Koch Brothers Put Price Tag On 2016: $889 Million
The political network led by industrialists Charles and David Koch plans to spend about as much money as the entire national Republican Party spent in the last presidential election cycle.
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3:01 PM | Michel Houellebecq Defends His Controversial New Book
Michel Houellebecq interviewed at Paris Review: Where did you get the idea for a presidential election, in 2022, that came down to Marine Le Pen and the leader of a Muslim party? Well, Marine Le Pen strikes me as a...

January 26, 2015

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4:01 PM | Greece's Left-Wing Prime Minister Takes Charge
Alexis Tsipras, who led Syriza to a momentous win in the parliamentary election, was sworn in today amid fears about what his win means for the country's bailout agreements with the European Union.
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11:54 AM | Grexit
The exciting news today (besides tonight’s blizzard!) is the Greek elections. Yesterday an anti-austeristy party called Syriza won the plurality of the votes, and is on the very verge of winning a majority as well. This is huge because the leader of the party, Alexis Tsipras, has basically promised the Greek people that, if elected, he […]

January 25, 2015

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12:37 AM | Egypt Releases 100 Students Arrested For Protesting Military Takeover In 2013
Egypt has experienced a roller coaster of political upheavals since early 2011, when nationwide protests succeeded in forcing long-time President and dictator Hosni Mubarak to resign. In the summer of 2012, Egypt held its first free elections since the ousting of Mubarak. The winner was Mohamed Morsi – a representative of the Muslim Brotherhood and the first Islamist candidate to be elected head of an Arab state. On November 22, 2012, Morsi made a declaration in which […]

January 19, 2015

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9:09 PM | As Elections Approach, Greece Teeters On Austerity Question
Six days from parliamentary elections, Greece is weighing whether to continue its EU-imposed — and unpopular — austerity program. Former Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou discusses the issue.

January 15, 2015

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9:45 PM | House and Senate Votes, Court Decision Shorten Road to Keystone Decision
On Monday the Senate passed a bill approving the Keystone XL pipeline in a procedural vote just shy of the 67 votes needed to override a veto, setting up what could be an extensive debate on energy policy and climate in next year’s presidential election. The move followed a bipartisan vote in which the House…

January 14, 2015

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12:49 AM | Not news: An astrologer fails
Many favorite astrologers (and psychics, same thing) simply tell their clients what they want to hear to keep in good favor. That will eventually backfire. ‘Not all of Nostradamus’ predictions came true either': Sri Lanka ex-president’s seer jobless | SBS News. As a defeated Mahinda Rajapaksa slunk out of Sri Lanka’s presidential palace, the astrologer… Source: Doubtful News Related posts:Astrologers study things like the Aries ingress for election results […]

January 12, 2015

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9:18 PM | Greeks Shun Mainstream Politics Without Great Alternatives
Many Greeks say they plan to vote outside the political mainstream in this month's election because they want an end to the corrupt, populist politics of the past. So they're reaching out to radical parties, including the leftist Syriza Party, which is expected to win the election, after holding just four percent of parliamentary seats in 2009

January 11, 2015

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9:57 PM | Sri Lanka's Transition Of Power Maybe Not So Peaceful After All
When President Mahinda Rajapaksa lost in last week's elections, he said he looked forward to "the peaceful transition of power." But the new government says he tried for a last-minute power grab.

January 04, 2015

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12:46 PM | Newark's New Mayor Proves His Crime-Fighting Powers Early
Since his election, Newark, N.J., Mayor Ras Baraka has tried some unusual tactics to battle crime. He says that's just a small step in a very long effort to make Newark a safer place to live.
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