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The Great Wall of Texas: How the U.S. Is Repeating One of History's Great Blunders

Today's immigration debate has an eerie precedent in the mistakes that brought down great empires from Rome to Britain.<p>Reuters<p>Before their empire fell, the Romans built walls.<p>They began by erecting barriers along the border following the death of the Emperor Trajan in 117 A.D., notably Hadrian's …

'Godfather of heroin' dead at age 80

A man dubbed the "godfather of heroin" has died at the age of 80, leaving behind a dark and powerful tale.<p>The <i>New York Times</i> and AP tell it: Lo Hsing Han, who died Saturday in Burma, existed as "a potent symbol of the ability of the country's drug warlords to operate with impunity."<p>He first got …

California Police Release New Video of Dog-Shooting

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Vintage-Inspired Delft Tiles Collection In Blue And White

Dutch Delftware is beautiful blue and white pottery and it inspired Sara Baldwin from New Ravenna Mosaics for creation of the Delft Collection. She …

Monumental Plant Sculptures at the 2013 Mosaicultures Internationales de Montréal | Colossal

<p>Mosaïcultures Internationales de Montréal is an international mosaiculture competition held in Montréal, Canada. According to their website,</i> …

Hammock Bathtub: Suspend Your Disbelief and Take a Bath

What could be more relaxing than hanging from a hammock in the shade? Perhaps filling it with water, and luxuriating in a bath within that same …

No, really, sequestration is hurting the economy

Only industries largely unaffected by the budget cuts are experiencing any kind of job gains<p>Still in Europe, arguing the sagacity of austerity measures. As usual, the typical European economist is much more aware of what’s going on in the U.S. than we are re Europe (and, even more impressively, …

FBI Nominee Pressed Over NSA Spying, Waterboarding, IRS Political Targeting

FBI nominee James Comey may be a hero to Democrats for his dramatic, late-night stand against warrantless wiretapping in 2004, but that didn't stop …

DEAR NEW YORKERS: Here's Why Your Rent Is So Ridiculously High

Average asking rents in New York City have climbed to $3,017, according to REIS research. Everyone is freaking out about it.<p>As far as we can tell, most New Yorkers have spent today complaining about high rents on Facebook instead of actually doing the high-paying jobs that allow them to pay so much …

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Why Deaf People Don't Achoo When They Sneeze

You may not know it, but peer pressure influences what you sound like when you sneeze.<p>Sneezing feels—and is—so involuntary, yet apparently you do still have some control over what you say when you sneeze. "Achoo!" is particular to English speakers, the BBC's Ouch blog reports, and deaf people just …