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Light Side Last Updated: May 18, 2018 - 11:05:32 AM


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The TV vs the fridge: A Russian joke shows why Putin’s propaganda isn’t working on his own people
Vladimir Putin advances a heroic narrative of Russian greatness that doesn’t always match the facts.

Apr 18, 2018 - 10:34:32 AM

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Researchers charge ahead to develop better batteries
Development of stable lithium-sulfur batteries - which hold more charge than common lithium-ion batteries - could cut back on how often mobile devices need to be charged.

Mar 30, 2018 - 11:48:39 AM

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In fundraising speech, Trump says he made up trade claim in meeting with Justin Trudeau
President Trump boasted in a fundraising speech Wednesday that he made up information in a meeting with the leader of a top U.S. ally, saying he insisted to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau that the United States runs a trade deficit with its neighbor to the north without knowing whether that was the case.

Mar 15, 2018 - 1:12:33 PM

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Why Every Progressive Should Read The Good Soldier Svejk
Paul Goldberg on How to Stay Sane in a World Besieged by Idiocy

Mar 13, 2018 - 11:04:11 AM

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The Powerful Global Spy Alliance You Never Knew Existed
It is one of the world’s most powerful alliances. And yet most people have probably never heard of it, because its existence is a closely guarded government secret.

Mar 4, 2018 - 10:03:12 AM



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