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Confessions of a secret Muslim

Confessions of a secret Muslim | The Unpopular Opinion | Scoop.it
For 12 years, I hid my true identity from friends. I escaped discrimination – but I began to hate myself
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The Real Reason Californians Can't Water Their Lawns

The Real Reason Californians Can't Water Their Lawns | The Unpopular Opinion | Scoop.it
Around the world, inefficient pricing of water is putting lives—not just landscapes—at risk
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Study finds ISIS supporters may be operating 46,000 Twitter accounts

Study finds ISIS supporters may be operating 46,000 Twitter accounts | The Unpopular Opinion | Scoop.it
A study released this week by the Brookings Institute attempts to quantify ISIS's social media influence, The New York Times reports. The study, The ISIS Twitter Census, compiled data from...
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When High Achievers Have No Place to Go

When High Achievers Have No Place to Go | The Unpopular Opinion | Scoop.it
Star students from immigrant and minority families often find themselves locked out of the City University of New York—a system originally designed just for them.
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Should choosing when to die be an option? Your Say Interactive

Should choosing when to die be an option? Your Say Interactive | The Unpopular Opinion | Scoop.it
The best of reader comments from the Web on physician-assisted suicide.
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'It's Not Worth It To Become A Teacher At This Point,' Veteran Educator Says

'It's Not Worth It To Become A Teacher At This Point,' Veteran Educator Says | The Unpopular Opinion | Scoop.it
When single mom Callie Hammond wants to buy something for her daughters, she says she has to choose between spending money on them or on the high school English students she teaches each day.

Hammond, a teacher in North Carolina for 22 years, says...
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The executive order that led to mass spying, as told by NSA alumni

The executive order that led to mass spying, as told by NSA alumni | The Unpopular Opinion | Scoop.it
Feds call it “twelve triple three”; whistleblower says it's the heart of the problem.
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How Cops and Hackers Could Abuse California’s New Phone Kill-Switch Law | Threat Level | WIRED

How Cops and Hackers Could Abuse California’s New Phone Kill-Switch Law | Threat Level | WIRED | The Unpopular Opinion | Scoop.it
Beginning next year, if you buy a cell phone in California that gets lost or stolen, you’ll have a built-in ability to remotely deactivate the phone under a new “kill switch” feature being mandated by California law—but the feature will make it easier for police and others to disable the phone as well, raising concerns…
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JAMES FOLEY'S BROTHER: The US Should Have Done More To Save His Life

JAMES FOLEY'S BROTHER: The US Should Have Done More To Save His Life | The Unpopular Opinion | Scoop.it
"There’s more that could have been done directly on Jim’s behalf."
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Infographic: U.S. Military Suicides Have Overtaken Combat Deaths

Infographic: U.S. Military Suicides Have Overtaken Combat Deaths | The Unpopular Opinion | Scoop.it
This chart compares U.S. military suicides and combat deaths from 2008 to 2012.
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Strip Clubs and Pot Dispensaries Need Loans, Too

Strip Clubs and Pot Dispensaries Need Loans, Too | The Unpopular Opinion | Scoop.it
A merchant cash advance company targets strip clubs, pot dispensaries, and head shops
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It's Time To Stop Vacation-Shaming Our Presidents

It's Time To Stop Vacation-Shaming Our Presidents | The Unpopular Opinion | Scoop.it
President Barack Obama has received a lot of flak for his annual summer vacation on Martha's Vineyard. Critics claim that he's ignoring America's problems, global chaos and the plight of people who can only dream of a two-week stint on a famously exp...
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Obama Flip-Flopped On This Issue And It’s All On Video [VIDEO]

Obama Flip-Flopped On This Issue And It’s All On Video [VIDEO] | The Unpopular Opinion | Scoop.it
In a press conference Friday President Obama expressed support for the reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank, but video from 2008 shows then-presidential candidate Obama singing a different tune.
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Dear America, Would You Please Give Edward Snowden His Medal Of Freedom Already? | TechCrunch

Dear America, Would You Please Give Edward Snowden His Medal Of Freedom Already? | TechCrunch | The Unpopular Opinion | Scoop.it
2013: "A government task force is preparing legislation that would pressure companies such as Face­book and Google to enable law enforcement officials to..
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Report: CIA Has Tried for Years to Break Into Apple Gear | WIRED

Report: CIA Has Tried for Years to Break Into Apple Gear | WIRED | The Unpopular Opinion | Scoop.it
The CIA has been researching ways to hack into Apple's technology since long before we all carried Apple devices around in our pockets.
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Can pot treat depression? - Futurity

Can pot treat depression? - Futurity | The Unpopular Opinion | Scoop.it
Studies with animals suggest marijuana can ease depression related to chronic stress. Researchers wonder if it could help PTSD sufferers.
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The Real Reason So Many States Are Legalizing Cannabis in One Chart

The Real Reason So Many States Are Legalizing Cannabis in One Chart | The Unpopular Opinion | Scoop.it
With more and more states legalizing cannabis--though, sadly, not always the good stuff--have you ever wondered what might be motivating them? Money, duh.
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Do politics divide Americans more than race? - Futurity

Do politics divide Americans more than race? - Futurity | The Unpopular Opinion | Scoop.it
Americans are more divided by politics than race or religion, new research suggests.
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Survey Reveals Big Happiness Gap Between Liberals, Conservatives

Survey Reveals Big Happiness Gap Between Liberals, Conservatives | The Unpopular Opinion | Scoop.it
Are your political beliefs making you miserable? And when it comes to being happy, who has it better--conservatives or liberals?

It's complicated, that's for sure. But a provocative new study shows that people who live in countries with liberal go...
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Pot-smoking couples tend to be less violent - Futurity

Pot-smoking couples tend to be less violent - Futurity | The Unpopular Opinion | Scoop.it
A study of more than 600 couples finds that the more often they smoked marijuana together, the less likely they were to engage in domestic violence.
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Inside The Vietnamese Government's Haunting War Museum That Portrays America As The Enemy

Inside The Vietnamese Government's Haunting War Museum That Portrays America As The Enemy | The Unpopular Opinion | Scoop.it
Many American visitors consider the museum to be full of one-sided propaganda.
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Harry Reid Apologizes For Saying Asians Aren't 'Smarter Than Anybody Else'

Harry Reid Apologizes For Saying Asians Aren't 'Smarter Than Anybody Else' | The Unpopular Opinion | Scoop.it
"My comments were in extremely poor taste and I apologize."
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Facebook Donates $10,000 To Politician Fighting Gay Marriage

Facebook Donates $10,000 To Politician Fighting Gay Marriage | The Unpopular Opinion | Scoop.it
Facebook made a $10,000 donation in May to the reelection campaign of Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes, who has received national attention for fighting a court ruling that would make gay marriage legal in the state.

The donation, first reported b...
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There's Nothing Selfish About Suicide

There's Nothing Selfish About Suicide | The Unpopular Opinion | Scoop.it
The trouble with suicide is that no one knows what to say. No one knows how to react. So they smile and wave and attempt distraction... but they never ever say the word. The survivors, it seems, are often left to survive on their own....
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How Obama Helped Extremism Grow in Iraq

How Obama Helped Extremism Grow in Iraq | The Unpopular Opinion | Scoop.it
The American administration has been reluctant to get involved in the Middle East again. But that has only allowed extremism to grow in Syria and Iraq.
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How Can Congress Sue the President?

How Can Congress Sue the President? | The Unpopular Opinion | Scoop.it
The vote marked the first time in American history that a chamber of Congress has approved a lawsuit against the president.
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