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Our guac obsession is hanging Chile out to dry

a shared story    3 weeks 1 day 9 hours 28 minutes ago
First we learned that our almond milk habit was sapping water supplies in drought-stricken California. Now we come to find out that our obsession with avocados (and perhaps one of the most mind-boggling food trends ever) is doing the same in Chile. What’s a superfood...(more) 



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Putin Touts Economic Strength, but Advisers Seem Less Certain

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Though the president depicted the Russian economy as open and stable, senior officials acknowledged slow growth and the flight of foreign investors. 



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Protests Erupt in Homs Over Bombings That Killed Dozens of Syrian Schoolchildren

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The demonstrators were supporters of the government, but angry that security forces did not prevent the attacks on a school that killed several dozen children in the Akrama district. 



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10 things that would fix the food system faster than GMO-labeling

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If we want a better food system there are plenty of things that would make a bigger difference than GMO labeling. The other day I argued that labeling probably wouldn’t have an effect on the big picture issues that people attach to GMOs. Here are...(more) 



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Film critic Richard Roeper lists River North condo

a shared story    3 weeks 1 day 11 hours 28 minutes ago
WLS-AM afternoon cohost and Chicago Sun-Times film critic Richard Roeper on Wednesday placed his three-bedroom, 2,600-square-foot duplex penthouse condominium unit in River North on the market for $1.375 million.  



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Burge enters halfway house after serving time for lying about police torture

a shared story    3 weeks 1 day 11 hours 28 minutes ago
Disgraced former Chicago police Cmdr. Jon Burge was released from a federal prison in North Carolina Thursday and reported to a halfway house in the Tampa, Fla. area, according to the U.S. Bureau of Prisons.  



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Los Angeles fashion district hit by new anti-cartel rules after FBI raids

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Treasury Department subjects 2,000 businesses to rules designed to curb money laundering by Mexican drug cartels Continue reading... 



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Why you should be hopeful about the climate movement

a shared story    3 weeks 1 day 11 hours 28 minutes ago
Less than two weeks have passed and yet it isn’t too early to say it: The People’s Climate March changed the social map — many maps, in fact, since hundreds of smaller marches took place in 162 countries. That march in New York City, spectacular...(more) 



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IMF Chief: Ebola could pose 'significant risks'

a shared story    3 weeks 1 day 12 hours 28 minutes ago
IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde warns that if not contained, the Ebola virus might develop into something that would be a very serious concern, could pose significant risks for global economy. (Oct. 2)          



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IMF Chief: Global economy 'weaker' than hoped

a shared story    3 weeks 1 day 13 hours 28 minutes ago
The International Monetary Fund's Managing Director Christine Lagarde is warning of a new 'mediocre' era of economic growth, urges bold action to combat disappointing economic recovery six years after the global recession. (Oct. 2)          



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Family of Ebola patient being monitored; up to 100 at risk of exposure

a shared story    3 weeks 1 day 13 hours 28 minutes ago
Four close family members of the only patient to have been diagnosed with Ebola in the United States are confined to their apartment, where they are being monitored for symptoms, and up to 100 others are being assessed, public health officials said Thursday as they stepped...(more) 



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High court forced to deal with voting, redistricting

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The Supreme Court's 2014 docket has become littered with political cases.          



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