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Too Few Doctors in Many U.S. Communities

Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Category: Health

From www.nytimes.com

Health experts, including many who support the law, say there is little that the government or the medical profession will be able to do to close the gap by 2014, when the law begins extending coverage to about 30 million Americans.

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Turning the tables on Russia’s power elite

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Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Category: Russia

From www.opendemocracy.net

We originally thought that Putin was concerned by corruption, when in fact it was only the independent wealth of the oligarchs that he was bothered about. Independence of wealth meant that an oligarch could challenge the president, and that was absolutely not acceptable in his scheme of things.

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Politics, Power, and Preventive Action » Op-Ed Militarism

Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Category: America

From blogs.cfr.org

There is no body of civilians that more consistently makes unrealistic demands for the use of military force than editorial boards and opinion-page writers of major American news outlets. These appeals range from full-blown cockamamie schemes to semi-practical, tactical uses of force to resolve complex and enduring political problems of debatable relevance to U.

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The Aleppo Codex Mystery

Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Category: History

From www.nytimes.com

The Syrian government took an interest in the codex after an American antiquities merchant offered $20 million for it, and so the leaders of the Aleppo synagogue went to great lengths to persuade Syrian intelligence that the book had been burned.

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Global Warming′s Terrifying New Math

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Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Category: Environment

From www.rollingstone.com

Most of us are fundamentally ambivalent about going green: We like cheap flights to warm places, and we′re certainly not going to give them up if everyone else is still taking them. Since all of us are in some way the beneficiaries of cheap fossil fuel, tackling climate change has been like trying to build a movement against yourself " it′s as if the gay-rights movement had to be constructed entirely from evangelical preachers, or the abolition movement from slaveholders.

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To Stay Thin, Eat Like the Cultural Elite

Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Category: Health

From www.psmag.com

You don’t burn many calories flipping pages in a novel, or walking to your seat in the opera house. But new research reveals an intriguing association between weight control and enjoyment of culturally enriching but sedentary activities.

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