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Beyond Orwell: 11 Illuminating Quotes From the Canon of Dystopia

George Orwell is suddenly, understandably en vogue — <i>1984</i> spiked on Amazon and then sold out, his scathing 1940 review of <i>Mein Kampf</i> has been dredged up, and reading groups are springing up like toadstools, eager to discuss the ways language can be manipulated by would-be tyrants in order to suppress …

Literature

23 documentaries on Netflix right now that will make you smarter

One of the great things about Netflix is that it has brought thoughtful, compelling documentaries to a much wider audience, which filmmakers could only dream of a decade ago.<p>And with bingeworthy titles like "Making a Murderer" and the vast ESPN "30 for 30" library a click away, you can get a lot of …

Hate, Terror, and Guns in Orlando

In the hours after the deadliest mass shooting in American history, which killed fifty people and wounded fifty-three others at a gay night club in Orlando, Americans began the ritual of separating our strands of shame after a mass killing. In this case, we are apportioning an armed man’s actions …

2 killed at homeless encampment identified; wounded improve

SEATTLE (AP) — A deadly shooting at a Seattle homeless encampment known as "The Jungle" was not prompted by malice against homeless people, the …

Shia pilgrims killed in two Baghdad blasts

Two bombings in different parts of Iraq's capital Baghdad have struck groups of Shia Muslims taking part in an annual religious pilgrimage, killing at least 15 people and injuring 38 others, Al Jazeera has learned.<p>One of the attacks on Monday hit a checkpoint in Saiydiyah district along a route …

Russia is already exacting its revenge on Turkey for downing a Russian warplane

"The government has been ordered to work out a system of response measures to this act of aggression in the economic and humanitarian spheres," which may include "limits or bans" on "foodstuffs, labor, and services from Turkish companies," Medvedev said.<p>The sanctions "could bite into more than $30 …

Global economy will be transformed over next 20 years at risk of growing inequality, say analysts<p>A “robot revolution” will transform the global economy over the next 20 years, cutting the costs of doing business but exacerbating social inequality, as machines take over everything from caring for …

Globalization

US supreme court examines life sentences for juveniles in murder cases

The US supreme court on Tuesday considered a Louisiana man’s appeal of his sentence of life in prison without parole for killing a police officer at age 17 in light of its own ruling banning such sentences for people who were juveniles when they committed murder.<p>The inmate, Henry Montgomery, is …

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