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Warren Buffett betting big on Wind Energy to Nebraska & other Planet-Saving News

By Juan Cole | (Informed Comment) – Wind power is on a roll in the US despite a fickle Congress and the machinations of Big Coal and Big Gas to keep all…

'Mad Men' Recap: A Bumpy Transition and a Surprising Departure

20 minutes agoEntertainment / Television : BuddyTV

This episode on Mad Men, Don runs away from his troubles once again, Peggy and Roger drink and roller skate the day away, and Joan finally reaches her breaking point, with shocking consequences. This was a big, and heartbreaking, episode for the Mad Women on the show. Show More Summary

Aftermath Mayweather vs. Pacquiao

20 minutes agoSports / Boxing : BoxingNews24

By John Simmons: Where on earth is Manny Pacquiao? This a good question after months of ridicule towards Floyd Mayweather Jr. and the constant selfies, Instagram updates and talking about Floyd to a point [...] More boxing news on BoxingNews24.com

New Literary Agent Alert: Noah Ballard of Curtis Brown Ltd.

Noah specializes in literary debuts, upmarket thrillers & narrative nonfiction. Noah mainly represents adult books, but is open to YA and middle grade that breaks the mold. The post New Literary Agent Alert: Noah Ballard of Curtis Brown Ltd. appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

Black Lives Matter in Israel too: Protest against police violence

By Lauren McCauley, staff writer | (Commondreams.org) | — Several thousand people, mostly hailing from Israel’s large Ethiopian population, took to the streets of Tel Aviv on Sunday to protest racism and…

Episode 357: The Broken Windows Theory of Avenging

The Overthinkers tackle "Avegners: Age of Ultron," directed by Joss Whedon and starring Robert Downey, Jr., Mark Ruffalo, Scarlet Johansson, and James Spader's ominous voice. Episode 357: The Broken Windows Theory of Avenging originally...Show More Summary

Can quantum computing change the world? This start-up is betting on it.

Imagine a computer that could sift through millions of financial transactions in real time to detect fraud or look for signs of insider trading, and do it exponentially faster than the most powerful computers in the world today. Read full article >>

You win

21 minutes agoFood & Drink / Cooking : Orangette

When I moved to Seattle, I lived a gray shingled apartment building on Northeast 67th Street, a speedy bus ride to the UW, where I had just started school. My apartment had deep-pile carpet the color of weak tea and a floodlit view of a parking lot, but it was mine, mine mine mine mine mine mine mine. Show More Summary

In China's Bond Market, Something Worse Than A Default

21 minutes agoLocal Interest / China : New Asia

Failed provincial bond offerings suggest the central government is having difficulty in using its economic “tools.”

Suspected cop shooter has long rap list

21 minutes agoNews : NY Daily News

The crime that landed Demetrius Blackwell in prison is a chilling echo of the shooting that has left an NYPD cop fighting for his life.

Next Week's 'Game Of Thrones' Looks Like Bad News For One Important Character

22 minutes agoTechnology : Forbes: Tech

Is it the end of the road for one of the show's few truly good and noble characters?

Soccer riot in Poland leaves 1 man dead, 14 cops hurt

22 minutes agoNews : NY Daily News

Supporters of the local Concordia Knurow team stormed onto the pitch during the first half against Ruch Radzionkow, with the home team trailing 4-1.

“The pocket knife found on him was closed and legal, she said…..’no crime had been committed’”

22 minutes agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

As surmised earlier, Maryland knife law has emerged as an issue in the Freddie Gray story; Gray’s death in police custody has now resulted in the filing of charges against six police officers, the most serious charge, “depraved heart...Show More Summary

Chuck Schumer rips North Korea for arresting NYU student

23 minutes agoNews : NY Daily News

Sen. Chuck Schumer lambasted North Korea for mysteriously detaining a South Korean NYU student, calling the totalitarian regime “unreliable, erratic and often nasty” on Sunday.

Under Fire at the ‘Draw Muhammad’ Event

23 minutes agoNews : The Daily Beast

As two gunmen opened fire on security outside a Dallas-area center hosting a Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest, The Daily Beast was barricaded inside with the attendees.

Free speech roundup

23 minutes agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

Yikes: Granby, Quebec, “moves to fine people insulting police on social media” [CBC] “Plaintiffs in foreign ‘hate speech’ lawsuit seeking to subpoena records from U.S. service providers” [Eugene Volokh] Visa for Dutch politician Geert Wilders aside, Reps. Show More Summary

Four killed in shooting on Wisconsin foot bridge, including suspect

By Brendan O'Brien (Reuters) - A man fatally shot three people on a walking and biking bridge in central Wisconsin on Sunday, and wounded a fourth before being found dead himself, police said. "We believe that this was a random act and we do not believe that anyone was targeted," Menasha Police Chief Timothy Styka said during a news conference aired on local television.

'Duck Dynasty' Musical To Close In Las Vegas

A musical based on the family featured in the "Duck Dynasty" reality TV series is closing in Las Vegas, a little more than a month after it opened. "The Duck Commander Musical," based on the book “Duck Commander Family” by Willie and...Show More Summary

JBS to axe 130 Melbourne jobs

High lamb prices force nation's biggest meat processing company to lay off workers.

John Oliver Blasts Media Over Baltimore

24 minutes agoNews : The Daily Beast

On Last Week Tonight, the witty Brit laid into the media’s coverage of the Baltimore protests in the wake of Freddie Gray’s death, and also had choice words for Floyd Mayweather.

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