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CBO: 22 million would lose coverage under Senate ObamaCare replacement

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Russia and the Magnitsky Act


If you’ve been paying attention to the Russia story, even if not to every twist and turn, you’ve heard or learned about something called the Magnitsky Act.

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“And we all know love is a glass which makes even a monster appear fascinating.” ― Alberto Moravia, The Woman of Rome (photos: angelika ejtel)

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Russian Vote Hacking? Check. Collusion? Check. Quid Pro Quo? “I Love It.”

Russian Vote Hacking? Check. Collusion? Check. Quid Pro Quo? “I Love It.”

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What an artificial intelligence researcher fears about AI

Source: What an artificial intelligence researcher fears about AI – ScienceAlert

An Amazing 3D Journey to the Middle East, One Century Ago

You’ve never seen photos like this.

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13 Things I Found on the Internet Today (repost)

1. Turn-of-the-Century Women in AutochromeCowgirl 1910 Dancer wearing Egyptian-look costume with wings reaching to the floor, 1915 Woman in pink cape and bonnet, 1915 Woman in Oriental inspired gown, sitting in wooden throne, 1915 Woman posed as

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The stunning photographs of Irving Penn are some of the 20th century’s best


Mouth (for L’Oréal), New York, 1986. (The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Promised Gift of The Irving Penn Foundation © The Irving Penn Foundation)

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“The World In Faces”: Photographer’s Incredible Portraits Of People Who Live In Some Of The Most Remote Corners Of The Earth

Source: “The World In Faces”: Photographer’s Incredible Portraits Of People Who Live In Some Of The Most Remote Corners Of The Earth

The Erosion Of Privacy As We Know It


A decade ago, who would have thought an electronic heart device could be connected to the internet? Or that the data from that same device could lead to an arson and insurance fraud conviction of the very man it was placed in?

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Dunkirk survivors’ terror didn’t end when they were rescued

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10 Truth Bombs to Drop at your Next Dinner Party

Boom. A mind is blown

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Wim Hof has used meditation to stay submerged in ice for hours, run a marathon in the desert with no water and scientifically proved that he can influence his immune system at will.

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The Myth of Drug Expiration Dates

Hospitals and pharmacies are required to toss expired drugs, no matter how expensive or vital. Meanwhile the FDA has long known that many remain safe and potent for years longer. The box of prescription drugs had been forgotten in a back closet of a retail pharmacy for so long that some of the pills predated the 1969 moon landing. Most were 30 to 40 years past their expiration dates — possibly toxic, probably worthless. But to Lee Cantrell, who helps run the California Poison Control System, the cache was

Source: The Myth of Drug Expiration Dates – Slashdot

The Way Sperm Whales Sleep

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The Obsessive Art and Great Confession of Charlotte Salomon

Painter, auteur, enigma, murderer. The work of the German Jewish artist, killed in the Holocaust, has long been overshadowed by her life and times.

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Rosa Parks’ Snapshots: Candid Photos Of ‘The Girl On the Bus’ |

In these snapshots gleaned from the Library of Congress’s Rosa Parks Papers, Parks is normality personified.

Source: Rosa Parks’ Snapshots: Candid Photos Of ‘The Girl On the Bus’ |

Native American Masks (Northwest Indian masks, ceremonial Hopi masks, and other tribal mask art)

Tribal masks have been part of the dance regalia and traditional ceremonies of many Native American tribes since ancient times. The most renowned native mask-makers are the Northwest Coast Indians, who carve elaborate cedar dance masks. The most impressive of the Northwest masks, known as transformation masks, could be opened at a pivotal point in the story to reveal a second face carved within the first one.Sponsored LinksThere are ceremonial mask traditions within many tribes outside of the Northwest Coast as well. The Hopi and other Pueblo Indians carve and paint wooden kachina masks for their traditional dances, the Iroquois create sacred “false face” masks from wood and corn husks, the Inuit carve small masks called finger masks that dancers wear on their hands, the Navajo and Apache make leather masks for dancing, and the Cherokee would craft gourd masks for storytelling. Cherokee mask art has fallen into decline since the forced removal of the Cherokees to Oklahoma, where their traditional mask materials were not available, but some artists are working to revive the tradition. Southwestern and Northwest Coast mask carving remain a vibrant part of contemporary native culture.

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How to Think Like an Economist (If, That Is, You Wish to…)

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Four Spy Experts on Trump Blackmail, WikiLeaks, and Putin’s Long Game

Explaining the troubling tactics of the Kremlin—and the White House.

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Gaze Upon the Mother Shrimp That Punches Its Enemies to Death

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Samuel Huntington, a prophet for the Trump era

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Islamic State’s customised car bombs – in pictures

Shares 114 Iraqi police display captured vehicles that were turned into armoured car bombs for suicide attacks by Islamic State militants during the battle for Mosul. The cars are covered in thick metal armour, with small glass ports for a driver to see through, and are equipped with bombs

Source: Islamic State’s customised car bombs – in pictures | World news | The Guardian

How Can You Tell If Someone’s Lying? AI Study Sees Truth in a Face

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How to Build the Perfect Dog

Suppose you wanted to build the perfect dog from scratch. What would be the key ingredients in the recipe? Loyalty and smarts would…

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[Memoir] | Eat, Memory, by David Wong Louie

Source: [Memoir] | Eat, Memory, by David Wong Louie | Harper’s Magazine

Climate change will cost future generations $530 trillion, James Hansen says

Source: Climate change will cost future generations $530 trillion, James Hansen says – Business Insider

Marrying Later, Staying Single Longer | FlowingData

Here’s the shifts between 1900 and 2015.

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FDA OKs new Johnson & Johnson treatment for psoriasis

Source: FDA OKs new Johnson & Johnson treatment for psoriasis

This Year’s Top 10 Emerging Technologies, According to the World Economic Forum

Can guess what’s on the list?  

Source: This Year’s Top 10 Emerging Technologies, According to the World Economic Forum | Big Think

Finding the Secret to Happiness in 135 Countries

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Ravens Ace Intelligence Tests, Exceeding the Skills of Some Primates

Source: Ravens Ace Intelligence Tests, Exceeding the Skills of Some Primates – Seeker

10 Famous Entertainers Who Were Told They Had No Talent –

Some are singers. Others are actors. One was a dancer. Many were successful in several positions, and they’re all household names. Many have received acclaim from both fans and critics alike. Most have won prestigious awards. They’ve made millions of dollars, both for themselves and for their promoters. With all that in mind, it’s hard to believe that any of the world-class entertainers on this list were once told they had no talent. But they were, and here’s why. 10 Ronan Keating Photo credit: The Indian Express Before hitting it big internationally, Ronan Keating became a European sensation as the

Source: 10 Famous Entertainers Who Were Told They Had No Talent – Listverse

The Laws of Attraction

Who we desire is driven by powerful evolutionary forces, but while most of us are drawn to looks first (whether or not we admit it), human attraction is far more complex than it appears at first sight.

Source: The Laws of Attraction | Psychology Today

 trafficked women work for as little as $3

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November 1938. “Houses near the Nebraska Power Company plant, Omaha.” Photo by John Vachon for the Resettlement Administration

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Dance Moves Support Evidence for New Bird-of-Paradise Species

Source: Dance Moves Support Evidence for New Bird-of-Paradise Species – Macaulay Library

Created Equal

How the divide between rich and poor has undermined the Constitution.

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Hiding in Plain Sight: Maintaining A Spy’s Cover in the Internet Era

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Trump’s Russian Laundromat

NOTE: IF YOU ARE PRO-TRUMP, READ THIS AND YOU WILL SEE WHY I POSTED IT!

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The Shirk Report – Volume 430

Welcome to the Shirk Report where you will find 20 funny images, 10 interesting articles and 5 entertaining videos from the last 7 days of sifting. Most images found on Reddit; articles from Facebook, Twitter, and email; videos come from everywhere. Any suggestions? Send a note to submit@twistedsifter.com

Source: The Shirk Report – Volume 430 «TwistedSifter

Release details of chemical & biological weapons tests, veterans and lawmakers demand

The Pentagon conducted a series of secret chemical and biological weapons tests on military personnel in the 1960s and 1970s. How did it affect them?

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The Longform Guide to Road Trips by Bryan Curtis, David Samuels, Annie Proulx, Joe Hagan, Paul Theroux, Hunter S. Thompson, Peter Cooper, Paul Slansky

Source: The Longform Guide to Road Trips by Bryan Curtis, David Samuels, Annie Proulx, Joe Hagan, Paul Theroux, Hunter S. Thompson, Peter Cooper, Paul Slansky · Longform

Robot cop found face down in office-block fountain

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