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Hold Your Nose: Toilet Shelf on Trial - SPIEGEL ONLINE

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Friday, October 31, 2014
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From www.spiegel.de

Flip open the toilet lid in older German hotels, homes and apartments and you may find yourself confronted with a rather odd porcelain construction: the so-called toilet shelf perfectly placed to catch whatever may be deposited.

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Ebola-free: How did Nigeria and Senegal do it? - LA Times

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Friday, October 24, 2014
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From www.latimes.com

Both nations reacted quickly when the disease that is still ravaging parts of West Africa showed up within their borders by isolating patients, tracing and monitoring their contacts, and educating the public about how to protect themselves.

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Following Scottish vote, attention in Britain shifts to rights for the English - The Washington Post

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Friday, October 24, 2014
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CHELMSFORD, England -- Just a month after the United Kingdom survived a near-death experience when nearly half of Scots voted to secede, the focus of British politics has rapidly shifted to that other hotbed of churning nationalist discontent: England.

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WWII-Era Bombs Hidden in Plain Sight : Discovery News

Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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From news.discovery.com

Nearly 70 years have passed since the last shot was fired marking the end of World War II. But to look at headlines that emerged out of Germany this week, it may comes as a surprise that there are still bombs left behind from the conflict still waiting to go off.

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The Wikileaks cables that anticipated the Russian invasion of Crimea.

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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From www.slate.com

Given the degree to which this weekend’s events in Crimea seem to have caught the world off guard, I was curious to see if the Wikileaks cables contained any discussions by U.S. diplomats of a scenario like this one.

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A Company Man

Sunday, October 19, 2014
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From www.fsgworkinprogress.com

When the San Jose mine collapsed outside of Copiapó, Chile, in August 2010, it trapped thirty-three miners beneath thousands of feet of rock for a record-breaking sixty-nine days. The entire world watched what transpired above-ground during the grueling and protracted rescue, but the saga of the miners’ experiences below the Earth’s surface—and the lives that led them there—has never been heard until now.

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Marilynne Robinson: the Pulitzer Prize winning author on her new book - Telegraph

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Sunday, October 19, 2014
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From www.telegraph.co.uk

“I thought Housekeeping was far too private a novel ever to be published,” says Marilynne Robinson. “And with Gilead, if I had gone to my editor and said, ‘I have a great idea for a book, about a minister dying in Iowa in 1956…’” She trails off, laughing.

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Ebola and the Epidemics of the Past - WSJ - WSJ

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Sunday, October 19, 2014
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From online.wsj.com

In the winter of 1947, an American tourist arrived in New York City on a bus from Mexico, feeling feverish and stiff. He checked into a hotel and did some sightseeing before his condition worsened. A red rash now covered his body.

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Immediate Risk to National Security Posed by Global Warming - Scientific American

Friday, October 17, 2014
Category: World

From www.scientificamerican.com

The Pentagon released a landmark report yesterday declaring climate change an "immediate risk" to national security and outlining how it intends to protect bases, prepare for humanitarian disasters and plan for global conflicts.

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The Capital City

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Friday, October 17, 2014
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From www.openthemagazine.com

Even if it is not yet glorious, it is cool to be rich in an India that is shedding its socialist habits. You do not have to be a socialist to create an equal society. Even a responsible capitalist can achieve that

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