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People die because of this man: The real reason we never get gun control, no matter how many people get gunned down

People die because of this man: The real reason we never get gun control, no matter how many people get gunned down | 12 English | Scoop.it
Wayne LaPierre is the NRA's hit man -- and his target is any sensible gun control, no matter the death toll
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Go Set a Watchman: Harper Lee readers demanding refunds were expecting far too much | Michelle Dean

Go Set a Watchman: Harper Lee readers demanding refunds were expecting far too much | Michelle Dean | 12 English | Scoop.it
The book was always doomed to be a disappointment both for those caught up in the hype and for fans of To Kill a Mockingbird
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Hey, the Gender-Role Revolution Started Way Before the Millennial Generation

Hey, the Gender-Role Revolution Started Way Before the Millennial Generation | 12 English | Scoop.it
The problem with saying that young people today are in "a generation of adjustment" when it comes to women in the workplace.
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Narcissism and terrorism: how the personality disorder leads to deadly violence

Narcissism and terrorism: how the personality disorder leads to deadly violence | 12 English | Scoop.it
What do Sydney siege gunman Man Haron Monis, Germanwings pilot Andreas Lubitz, Norwegian mass murderer Anders Breivik, and Isis killers Mohammed Emwazi and Jake Bilardi have in common? Delusions of grandeur, a fear of failure and a need for admiration
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Take Down the Confederate Flag—Now

Take Down the Confederate Flag—Now | 12 English | Scoop.it
The flag that Dylann Roof embraced, which many South Carolinians embrace, endorses the violence he committed.
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Quinoa, espresso and bruschetta: the foods getting your tongue in a twist

Quinoa, espresso and bruschetta: the foods getting your tongue in a twist | 12 English | Scoop.it
Getting knees mixed up with your gnocchi? Even food buffs such as Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and Jay Rayner trip up over unpronounceable eats that, in one fell swoop, can brand you an unsophisticated hick or a pretentious pedant
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Why So Few of New York's Bravest Are Black

Why So Few of New York's Bravest Are Black | 12 English | Scoop.it
The push to diversify the FDNY is part of a nationwide struggle for African Americans seeking to gain equal access to higher-paying civil-service jobs.
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The Cruel and Unusual Execution of Clayton Lockett

The Cruel and Unusual Execution of Clayton Lockett | 12 English | Scoop.it
The untold story of Oklahoma's botched lethal injection—and America’s intensifying fight over the death penalty
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The Falling Man - Esquire Classics

The Falling Man - Esquire Classics | 12 English | Scoop.it
n the picture, he departs from this earth like an arrow. Although he has not chosen his fate, he appears to have, in his last instants of life, embraced it. If he were not falling, he might very well be flying. He appears relaxed, hurtling through the air. He appears comfortable in the grip of …
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Frances Bean Cobain on Life After Kurt's Death: An Exclusive Q&A

Frances Bean Cobain on Life After Kurt's Death: An Exclusive Q&A | 12 English | Scoop.it
Cobain's daughter speaks publicly for the first time about her father, her complex relationship with Courtney Love and 'Montage of Heck'
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Shade balls fill reservoir to conserve water in drought-hit LA – in pictures

Shade balls fill reservoir to conserve water in drought-hit LA – in pictures | 12 English | Scoop.it
A total of 96m black polythene balls now cover water at reservoir in Sylmar, California, to protect against evaporation
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Hiroshima and the nuclear age - a visual guide

Hiroshima and the nuclear age - a visual guide | 12 English | Scoop.it
On 6 August 1945, the US attacked the Japanese city of Hiroshima with an atomic bomb in a bid to end the second world war. Seventy years after the devastating power of nuclear weapons was first demonstrated, nine states retain them in their arsenals
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Musk, Wozniak and Hawking urge ban on warfare AI and autonomous weapons

Musk, Wozniak and Hawking urge ban on warfare AI and autonomous weapons | 12 English | Scoop.it
More than 1,000 experts and leading robotics researchers sign open letter warning of military artificial intelligence arms race
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To Check Into This Cliffside Hotel, You’ll Have to Hike and Zip-Line up a Mountain

To Check Into This Cliffside Hotel, You’ll Have to Hike and Zip-Line up a Mountain | 12 English | Scoop.it
While architects in Greece dream up a cliff-hanging holiday house, the Skylodge Adventure Suites have been housing intrepid travelers since 2013 in these hanging bedrooms suspended on a rock face 1,312 feet above the Sacred Valley in Cusco, Peru. Accessible by climbing, hiking, or zip-lining—a trip that takes three to four hours each way—the 24 feet...
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Harper Lee's 'Go Set a Watchman': How Scout Grew Up

Harper Lee's 'Go Set a Watchman': How Scout Grew Up | 12 English | Scoop.it
The first chapter suggests that Jean Louise Finch is both the character readers know and love, and a very modern heroine.
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The American civil war then and now – interactive

The American civil war then and now – interactive | 12 English | Scoop.it
The women who dug the graves, the kids who saw the largest battle in US history – and the slaves forced to help fighters at the front. 150 years after the last shots were fired, Guardian photographer David Levene travelled across the US photographing sites scarred by the American civil war
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The Unique Presence of Christopher Lee

The Unique Presence of Christopher Lee | 12 English | Scoop.it
The film legend, who died this week aged 93, was the definition of an actor the camera adored.
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The Complicated Legacy of 'Batman Begins'

The Complicated Legacy of 'Batman Begins' | 12 English | Scoop.it
Ten years after Christopher Nolan reinvented the superhero movie, studios are trying to emulate its darker mood without seizing on what really makes it special.
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First Wave at Omaha Beach

When he was promoted to officer rank at eighteen, S. L. A. MARSHALL was the youngest shavetail in the United States Army during World War I. He rejoined the Army in 1942, became a combat historian with the rank of colonel; and the notes he made at the time of the Normandy landing are the source of this heroic reminder. Readers will remember his frank and ennobling book about Korea, THE RIVER AND THE GAUNTLET, which was the result of still a third tour of duty.
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What is #quaxing and why is it trending globally with cyclists?

What is #quaxing and why is it trending globally with cyclists? | 12 English | Scoop.it
A throw-away Twitter comment has sparked an inspirational cycling trend.
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Struggle Street: Western Sydney has many more stories of hardship like this

Struggle Street: Western Sydney has many more stories of hardship like this | 12 English | Scoop.it
I've been a resident of Western Sydney almost all my life. I can categorically state that there are many more people dealing with even greater levels of chaos and hardship than shown on this SBS documentary.
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Everest: is it right to go back to the top?

Everest: is it right to go back to the top? | 12 English | Scoop.it
A year after an avalanche killed 16 Sherpas, climbers are gathering at Everest again. Should Nepalese guides continue to be put at risk to help rich westerners to reach the summit?
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