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Research Last Updated: Aug 21, 2014 - 9:07:06 AM


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Why the Mass Avoidance of Some Business is Called "Boycotting"
This term was named after a nineteenth century Englishman, Captain Charles C. Boycott (who originally had the surname “Boycatt,” but the family changed the spelling when he was nine years old). If you guessed that at a certain point Captain Boycott became quite unpopular with the masses, you’re correct.

Aug 21, 2014 - 8:55:36 AM

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Dissernet Activists Track Russian Officials With Black-Market Degrees
What do more than 40 lawmakers, a strident children's rights advocate, a Ukrainian separatist, a federal minister, a chief investigator and the head of the state circus watchdog have in common?

Aug 21, 2014 - 8:50:39 AM

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Eight Questions About the Yazidis
Members of the Kurdish religious sect are under siege in Iraq. Who are they? What do they believe? And what is to be done?

Aug 16, 2014 - 8:13:43 AM

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Meet the Kurds, a Historically Oppressed People Who Will Get Their Own State
While Hamas fires rockets, and ISIS beheads unbelievers, the Kurds build the second non-Arab state in the Middle East

Aug 15, 2014 - 8:49:39 AM

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The Yuri Orlov File
Human Rights Legend and Distinguished Physicist Turns 90. Founder of Moscow Helsinki Group Endured Gulag and Exile, Still Teaches at Cornell

Aug 14, 2014 - 10:42:24 AM

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