Washington Post

Why the world is watching Xi Jinping and China's party congress
Washington Post
Given China's huge population, economy and military strength, the 19th National Congress could set the agenda not only for Beijing, but also for much of the world. Most observers predict that the congress will put power increasingly in the hands of one ...
How Xi Jinping's China stacks up with the rest of the worldCNN

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Trump's still-wrong claim that the US is the world's highest-taxed developed nation
Washington Post
“Some people say it differently, and they will say we are the highest developed nation taxed in the world. . . . A lot of people know exactly what I am talking about, and in many cases they think I am right when I say the highest. As far as I am ...

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Engadget

World's first floating wind farm powers up in Scotland
Engadget
The blades of five huge turbines have begun spinning on the world's first floating offshore wind farm, located over 15 miles off the coast of Peterhead, Aberdeenshire in Scotland. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is cutting the ribbon on the renewable ...
World's first floating wind farm has started production - World's first floating wind farm has started production ...Statoil
World's First Floating Wind Farm Begins Operating in ScotlandBloomberg

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Los Angeles Times

Dodgers one win away from first World Series since 1988
Los Angeles Times
When his eyes registered the location of the last pitch, Yu Darvish stepped outside the batter's box. He stared at the umpire to be sure. It was a fastball from Cubs reliever Carl Edwards Jr. like the three pitches before it, and it was not a strike ...

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New York Times

Boom in American Liquefied Natural Gas Is Shaking Up the Energy World
New York Times
The United States was supposed to be a big L.N.G. importer, not a world class exporter. The frenzy of drilling in shale gas fields across the country changed that over the last decade, creating a glut far larger than domestic demand could possibly consume.

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NPR

Why World Hunger Isn't Going Away As Fast As We'd Hoped
NPR
Rob Vos has been tracking global hunger for years, and he says until recently the mood among his fellow hunger experts was almost giddy. Since 1990 the world had made so much progress curbing hunger that in 2015, leaders met at the United Nations and ...

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The Atlantic

The Opening of 'The World's Most Useless Airport' in Remote Saint Helena
The Atlantic
Saint Helena, a British Overseas Territory in the South Atlantic Ocean, is one of the most remote islands in the world—a volcanic outcrop with an area of only 47 square miles. According to Reuters, the only way to access the island previously was by ...

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New York Times

The World Once Laughed at North Korean Cyberpower. No More.
New York Times
“We're already sanctioning anything and everything we can,” said Robert P. Silvers, the former assistant secretary for cyberpolicy at the Department of Homeland Security during the Obama administration. “They're already the most isolated nation in the ...

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New York Times

As the World Tweets, Social Media Chiefs Remain Tight-Lipped
New York Times
Mark Zuckerberg, the chief executive of Facebook, and his fellow mavens of social media regularly offer to be more “transparent.” But people are starting to see through that. Credit Stephen Lam/Reuters. If only Twitter, Facebook and Google could keep ...
Facebook Is Looking for Employees With National Security ClearancesBloomberg
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Sandberg holds damage-control meetings with minority groupsPolitico
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Chicago Tribune

Cubs' World Series ring taken off auction site, scout no longer with organization
Chicago Tribune
An authentic Cubs World Series ring has been removed from an online auction, and the scout who tried to sell it is no longer with the team. The Sun-Times first reported that auction site Lelands.com cooperated with the Cubs in taking the ring down ...


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