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Medical neglect can be fatal in privatized immigrant-only prisons

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revealnews.org - The nine men were startled awake by pained groans coming from the bed where Nestor Garay slept in their small, shared cell. It was around 1:30 a.m. on June 26, 2014, at Big Spring Correctional Cent...

Rubio wrongly credits Reagan for 1981 release of hostages from Iran

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politifact.com - As news of Iran’s release of American prisoners spread, Republicans were quick to deny President Barack Obama much credit for the deal. Presidential candidate Marco Rubio said the United States sho...

The Psychologists Take Power

nybooks.com - In 1971, the psychologist B.F. Skinner expressed the hope that the vast, humanly created problems defacing our beautiful planet (famines, wars, the threat of a nuclear holocaust) could all be solve...

High Lead Levels Were Detected in Nearly 400 Flint Homes, and There May Be More

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nytimes.com - Some of these samples were taken in testing conducted by the city or state from July 2014 to January 2016. Other samples were analyzed by researchers at Virginia Tech beginning in August 2015. More...

The Ego and the Universe: Alan Watts on Becoming Who You Really Are

brainpickings.org - During the 1950s and 1960s, British philosopher and writer Alan Watts began popularizing Eastern philosophy in the West, offering a wholly different perspective on inner wholeness in the age of anx...

Kevin Smokler

Author of "Practical Classics: 50 Reasons to Reread 50 Books Your Haven't TOuched Since High School." Crazy about publishing, media, journalism, our times, and animal group names. Prone to oversharing.

The time Donald Trump’s empire took on a stubborn widow — and lost

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washingtonpost.com - Vera Coking’s house on Columbia Place in Atlantic City is dwarfed by Trump Plaza in 2011. The house was the focus of a prominent eminent domain case involving Donald Trump. (Helayne Seidman/For The...

The Week’s Most Popular Posts: February 1 – 5, 2016

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bookriot.com - Let’s take a look back at the week that was, here on Book Riot: Pay attention to cats, because they definitely have power. But don’t pay them too much attention, because they will definitely bite y...

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A Selection Of Novels For Maths Lovers

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bookriot.com - Maths and literature, or more broadly sciences and arts, are too often presented as separate, or opposites. But when they fuse and combine the results can be beautifully challenging, or perhaps exc...

Republican warnings about an electro-magnetic pulse (EMP) attack, explained

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