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The Night New York Avoided a Riot - The Morning News

Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Category: History

From www.themorningnews.org

Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated in Memphis a little after 6 p.m., Central Standard Time, on April 4, 1968. As the news spread around the country, angry and grieving inner-city residents poured into the streets.

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TIME Person of the Year 2015: Angela Merkel

Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Category: World

From time.com

Her familyâ€s house stood three stories, and the steep rake of its tile roof held an attic window in the shape of a half-open eye. Strangers walked on the paths below, passing residents who often moved at curious gaits.

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Why France Has So Many 49-Employee Companies - Businessweek

Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Category: Economics

From www.bloomberg.com

Here’s a curious fact about the French economy: The country has 2.4 times as many companies with 49 employees as with 50. What difference does one employee make? Plenty, according to the French labor code.

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How you spell “The Berenstain Bears” could be proof of parallel universes

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Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Category: Odd

From www.avclub.com

It was this innocent comment left on a post about parallel universes that first pulled Rob Schwarz of Stranger Dimensions into one of the internetâ€s strangest theories. It involves The Berenstein Bears, a loving family of anthropomorphized bears who taught children life lessons via hundreds of picture books and two TV shows.

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MITâ€s Super-Fast Camera Can Capture Light as it Travels

Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Category: Technology

From magazine.good.is

A new camera developed at MIT can photograph a trillion frames per second. Compare that with a traditional movie camera which takes a mere 24. This new advancement in photographic technology has given scientists the ability to photograph the movement of the fastest thing in the Universe, light.

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Alexander Litvinenko: the man who solved his own murder

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Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Category: Russia

From www.theguardian.com

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Are we more than molecules?

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Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Category: Philosophy

From www.telegraph.co.uk

We think. We feel. We are aware of ourselves and the world around us. We have consciousness. We are made of the same raw materials as bacteria, as earth, as rock, as the great dark nebulae of dust that swim between the stars, as the stars themselves.

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VIKTOR ORBĂťN – POLITICO

Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Category: World

From www.politico.eu

The U.S. ambassador to Israel blasted the country’s settlement policies in the West Bank, remarking in an unusually critical speech that such practices raise “honest questions about …

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Muharram To-Do List

Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Category: Technology

From islamicinsights.com

Believe it or not, Muharram is just around the corner! As we go about our daily ritual routines during this blessed month, here are a few things to try to make our remembrance of Imam Hussain (peace be upon him) a more lasting and rewarding experience

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For the Motherboard

Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Category: Internet

From www.thewhitereview.org

Please click on the links below to download, print and assemble (instructions in slideshow above) Vanessa Hodgkinson’s For the Motherboard: The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám, typeset by James Bridle. 

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