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‘Super Congress’: Debt Ceiling Negotiators Aim To Create New Legislative Body

Debt ceiling negotiators think they’ve hit on a solution to address the debt ceiling impasse and the public’s unwillingness to let go of benefits such as Medicare and Social Security that have been earned over a lifetime of work: Create a new …

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Wind turbines growing taller and more powerful: Wind turbines growing taller and more powerful – latimes.com

Wind turbines are getting really big — some with blades as long as a football field — and more powerful, often generating 50 times more electricity than the first generation of wind …

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Boehner tells GOP he will unveil new debt strategy – The Washington Post

Congressional leaders raced Saturday to develop a new strategy for raising the federal debt limit that House Speaker John A. Boehner told his troops would include an ambitious plan to …

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Corporate Tax Holiday in Debt Ceiling Deal: Where’s the Uproar? | Rolling Stone Politics | Taibblog | Matt Taibbi on Politics and the Economy

Have been meaning to write about this, but I’m increasingly amazed at the overall lack of an uproar about the possibility of the government approving another corporate …

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Norway killer attacked multiculturalism online | Reuters

The Norwegian charged with killing at least 92 people in a gun and bomb massacre had belonged to an anti-immigration party and wrote blogs attacking multi-culturalism and Islam. Police said Anders Behring Breivik, detained by police after 85 people were gunned down at a youth camp and another 7 killed in a bomb attack on Friday, was unknown to them and his Internet activity traced so far included no calls to violence. In comments from 2009-2010 to other people’s articles on website http://www.document.no, which calls itself critical of Islam, Breivik criticized European policies of trying to accommodate the cultures of different ethnic groups.

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3 more gloomy bargains: How much the debt deal will cost you | Reuters Money

No matter what plan Washington concocts to reduce the deficit, it’s going to cost you something. “Shared sacrifice” is in vogue, but your pain will be bigger if you’re unfortunate enough to earn wages or need …

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NATO drones: Pentagon mulls NATO request for more U.S. drones in Libya campaign – latimes.com

The Obama administration is considering sending more Predator drones and other surveillance planes to bolster the NATO air war in Libya, and has reopened a debate over whether to give weapons to the …

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The Atlantis Shuttle’s Nose Gear Touchdown : The New Yorker

“Having fired the imagination of a generation, a ship like no other, its place in history secured, the space shuttle pulls into port for the last time, its voyage at …

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After the Space Shuttle – NYTimes.com

The smooth landing of the shuttle Atlantis on Thursday closed an era in America’s human space flight program that had triumphs and tragedies over the past three decades but was long overdue to

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Race to Moon by Private Companies – NYTimes.com

Now that the last space shuttle has landed back on Earth, a new generation of space entrepreneurs would like to whip up excitement about the prospect of …

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Obama and Boehner Close In on Deal to Cut Debt Nearly $3 Trillion – NYTimes.com

President Obama and the Republican House speaker, John A. Boehner, once again struggled against resistance from their respective parties on Thursday as they tried to shape a sweeping deficit-reduction agreement that could …

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Desalination: Drops to drink | The Economist

SINGAPORE’S average annual rainfall is more than double that of notoriously soggy Britain, so the casual observer might be surprised to learn that the place has a shortage of drinking water. Yet with around 7,000 people per square kilometre, Singapore is the third most densely populated country in the world. Its land mass is not large enough to supply the thirst of …

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