William Pegg

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The 20 Most Influential Billionaires Behind The Scenes Of US Politics

The Brookings Institute released a ranking of U.S. billionaires according to their political influence.<p>The billionaires' influences are measured by the "use of great wealth for campaign expenditures, activism through non-profit organizations and foundation, holding public office, media ownership, …

New medical gel grows bone tissue exactly where you need it

Repairing seriously damaged bones is normally a delicate art; while you want to regrow bones quickly, you also have to carefully manage that growth to produce the right shape. Thankfully, Rice University has created a gel that makes it easier to produce only the bone tissue a patient needs. The …

News of the World

Inside Flipboard / October 7, 2013<p>The watershed moment for cable news was the Gulf War, in 1991: Who can forget Wolf Blitzer & Co.’s live reports—the …

Billionaire couple donates $10 million to Head Start programs closed by U.S. government shutdown

A philanthropic billionaire couple pledged up to $10 million in an effort to fund Head Start programs that could no longer operate due to the ongoing government shutdown, officials announced on Monday.<p>Laura and John Arnold provided the money needed to reopen the seven Head Start programs in six …

Jihad Tourism

For 20 years I studied and interviewed Islamist <i>mujahedeen</i> (jihad fighters) imprisoned in Israeli jails, examining their inner worlds and discovering …

National Security Council

World Bank Finances app: For development gurus, or just the curious

World Bank Group Finances<p>Not just for gurus on world development<p>It seems like an app only wonks could love, but anyone who’s in town for the World Bank Group’s annual meetings this weekend — or just curious about how the organization spends its money — may want to download this one. It gives a …

US borrowing crisis 'days away' from danger, says World Bank head

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1018000/1018647_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524653173_eb69e9d42ec8d1e89041ddc98d3ac9d0<p><b>The president of the World Bank, Jim Yong Kim, has warned that the United States is just "days away from a very dangerous moment" because of the</b> …

Associated Press News

This Chart Destroys The 'Fox News' View Of The Debt Ceiling

A common view we've heard on Fox News is that breaching the debt ceiling wouldn't mean a default, because the U.S. has more tax revenue coming in every day than it has to pay in interest payments. So as long as you prioritized interest payments first, you should be fine not defaulting on the debt. …

After war, many veterans confront another battle

Hundreds of thousands of soldiers have come home with psychological wounds. A master reporter tells their story<p>“ ‘I can’t pay my rent.’<p>“ ‘I ran out of meds.’<p>“ ‘I haven’t gotten my pay.’ ”<p>Patti Walker is reading the messages waiting for her at the start of a new day. She sighs. She is a big sigher, …

The Secrets Of Generation Flux

How brilliantly managed chaos sparks success inside Nike, Box, Cisco, Foursquare, Intuit, and more.<p><b>If Wes Anderson ever</b> conjures up a hipster mad scientist, he’ll look a lot like Aaron Levie, the cofounder and CEO of an Internet company called Box. Levie’s a mess of jangly nerves, topped by a wild …

New Research Suggests Rapid Treatment Of HIV With Antiretrovirals Can “Cure” The Virus

More research seems to be pointing to how rapid treatment of the HIV virus with medication can “eliminate” the disease in some cases. The findings come two weeks after a baby infected with HIV at birth was found to be free of the virus after a few years.<p>Researchers at the Pasteur Institute in Paris …

How BluePrint Designed A Better Way To Sell Juice

Zoe Sakoutis and Erica Huss founded the BluePrint Cleanse on a simple premise: Juice fasting should be easier.<p>My friends began talking about a lemon juice, cayenne pepper, and maple syrup detox program called the Master Cleanse in the 1990s, and the variety of juice “fast” diets has grown wildly …

Tighter rules threaten Cuba's independent clothes sellers

<b>Cuba's privately run clothes stores range from folding tables piled with accessories on a front porch to glass-fronted, air-conditioned shops full of the latest Latino fashions.</b><p>In the three years since the island's communist government expanded the opportunities for private business, the clothes …

Cuba

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