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50 of America's Best Diners

1 hour agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

To pay tribute to the classic American diner, Extra Crispy compiled a list, not of the 50 best diners ranked, but a great diner from each state in the Union. You could easily argue with their choices, because the definition of a “diner” is hard to pin down (you know one when you see it), and chains were excluded. Show More Summary

Cleveland offshore wind farm project awarded $40 million DOE grant

Could the Rust Belt turn into the Wind Belt? The Great Lakes represent 20 percent of the United States' total offshore wind energy capacity, but not a single wind turbine has yet to be seen. That could start to change soon thanks toShow More Summary

Panicked horse gallops down Houston highway

Escaped horses are a relatively common thing in a state with as rich a ranching and rodeo heritage as Texas. A horse galloping down busy urban freeway in the dead of night, though? That's weird even for the Great State. Continue reading...Show More Summary

"Welcome To Hell" - Angry Unpaid First Responders Warn "Whoever Comes To Rio Will Not Be Safe"

In May, Brazilian soccer great Rivaldo told tourists to stay away from the Olympics in Rio because of the violence, saying "You'll be putting your life at risk here." After that dire warning, the Rio state government declared a state of "public calamity" because it had gone completely broke. Show More Summary

Four things you should know about Wednesday’s election in Mongolia

On June 29, Mongolians will head to the polls to elect the 76 members of the State Great Khural, Mongolia’s parliament. What’s at stake for Mongolia’s democracy? During his recent visit to Mongolia, Secretary of State John F. Kerry described the country as an oasis of democracy. Political scientists call Mongolia a “deviant democracy,” one […]

3 Money Things Making My Life Easier While Traveling in Canada

I’m taking a trip across Canada right now. So far, it’s been a great experience. And, of course, it’s a great time to come to Canada from the United States because the greenback is relatively strong against the loonie. Here are three things making my life a little bit easier as I spend two weeks north […]

Cheers and Jeers: Tuesday

10 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… Brief Update The 40-year-old Twinkie science experiment at George Stevens Academy (incorporated 1803) in Blue Hill, Maine is going well: Stay tuned for our next update in 2056. Now back to your politics or whatever. Cheers and Jeers starts below the fold... [Swoosh!!] RIGHTNOW! [Gong!!]

When Owning Gold Was Illegal in America: And Why It Could Be Again

(source) In 1933, Franklin D. Roosevelt was elected president of the United States by promising to end the Great Depression, which had driven the national unemployment rate up to 25% and gutted the economy. During his presidential campaign, FDR promised to lower government spending and taxes, and balance the budget. Show More Summary

Is it Time to Draw a New Map of the Middle East?

Max Boot Sykes-Picot, Middle East The United States shouldn’t necessarily be committed to preserving the current map of the Middle East, but nor should we be redrawing it from afar. On May 16, 1916, representatives of Great Britain and...Show More Summary

Great Job, Internet!: The internet races to mash up Game Of Thrones and Wes Anderson

One gets the impression that there are people out there with their fingers hovering inches above their laptop keyboards at all times of day and night, in a constant state of readiness to take any semi-consequential unit of pop culture and fuse it with the distinctive aesthetics of Houston-born filmmaker Wes Anderson. Show More Summary

The Great American Story of Asian Immigrants and Politics

2 days agoNews : Truthdig

The rise of Asian-Americans in politics refutes Donald Trump’s portrayal of immigrants as an alien body invading the United States.

Weeks 13 & 14: Goodbye South, Goodbye Rocksylvania

Tomorrow I’ll reach Delaware Water Gap and say a fond farewell to the state of Pennsylvania, and by fond I mean I am very happy to say goodbye to Pennsylvania. Hiking north, you’re often warned of the rocks awaiting you in the great state of Pennsylvania. But you say, “Yeah, sure…” (or at least I......

Utah's Great Salt Lake shrinks as water use rises

Water from the lake is being diverted to support the state's growing population at the expense of the environment.

Russia, China or Iran vs. US Navy: Who Wins? (A Sea Control Showdown)

Dave Majumdar Security, Can the Navy gain back the edge when it comes to taking on high-end challenges from great powers?  The capability risks that the United States Navy took in the immediate aftermath of the Cold War are coming back to haunt the service as Russia, China and Iran seek to challenge American forces at sea. Show More Summary

8-team GCI Great Alaska Shootout field announced

2016 NCAA tournament participants Iona and Weber State are part of the field.

America: Through The Eyes of A Nepali Writer

Krishna Dharabasi's "Great Falls" As a result of releasing "JHOLA", a movie based on the literature of Krishna Dharabasi, the author of Great Falls visited 18 states in America; but his main objective was to understand American society. Show More Summary

The City Of The Future Is In Ohio

Self-driving shuttles, super-smart buses, an independent payment network, and more: Welcome to the Great Columbus Experiment. In some ways, Columbus is the every-city. It's at the very center of a state known as the "heart" of America. Show More Summary

Airbnb's Brian Chesky: If 100 People Love Your Product, That's Enough

Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky believes the next batch of great entrepreneurs will be women and come from outside the United States.

Welcome to Black Friday: United Kingdom Votes to Leave European Union

4 days agoTravel / Air Travel : The Gate

No, this is not the Black Friday which has come to mean great sale prices the day after Thanksgiving Day in the United States — unless you happen to be an American traveling to the United Kingdom, where the value of the British Pound...Show More Summary

Disappointing Study Finds Female Film Critics Are Greatly Outnumbered on Rotten Tomatoes

5 days agoHumor / odd : Geekosystem

San Diego State University recently looked into the demographics of film critics and found that male critics greatly outnumber female critics.

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