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Big Box Miracle

Together with a few sister big box stores (Target, Best Buy, and Home Depot), Wal-Mart accounts for roughly 50% of Americas much vaunted productivity growth edge over Europe during the last decade. Fifty percent!...

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Kabul Tailor Blues

“Nearly five years on, there is no rule of law, no accountability. The Afghans know it is all a charade, and they see us as not only complicit but actively involved. You cannot fight...

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Slip And Slide Suicide

Should all of [Greenland’s] ice sheet ever thaw, the meltwater could raise sea level 21 feet and swamp the world’s coastal cities, home to a billion people … the glaciers of Greenland are melting...

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Mogadishu Musical Chairs

A fundamentalist Muslim whom the U.S. suspects of collaborating with Al Qaeda terrorists was named Saturday as the new leader of an Islamist militia that has seized control of [Mogadishu]. The militia … appointed...

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50,000 And Rising

At least 50,000 Iraqis have died violently since the 2003 U.S.-led invasion … a toll 20,000 higher than previously acknowledged by the Bush administration … Proportionately, it is equivalent to 570,000 Americans being killed...

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More Petaluma Animal Lovers

Petaluma animal control workers expected to find a horde of cats when they knocked on the door of a 67-year-old man whose neighbor complained of stench … About 1,000 pet rats — ranging from...

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Hockey Stick Reconfirmed

After a comprehensive review of climate change data, the [US]’s preeminent scientific body found that average temperatures on Earth had risen by about 1 degree over the last century, a development that “is unprecedented...

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Twenty Percent Solution

An off-target Israeli airstrike in the central Gaza Strip killed a pregnant woman and her brother Wednesday and wounded at least 15 other civilians, including three children … A 1-year-old child was also critically...

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Brain Eating Super Bug

Toxoplasma gondii looks as if it ought to be the most famous parasite on earth. This single-celled pathogen infects over half the world’s population, including an estimated 50 million Americans. Each of Toxoplasma’s victims...