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Thought crime science: Case studies in becoming an enemy of liberal orthodoxy

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The Western world considers itself a bastion of free thought – a marketplace of ideas. But some scholars who questioned prevailing liberal groupthink have quickly discovered that academic inquiry has tightly-controlled limits. There are more Democrat than Republican supporters among scientists of almost every academic field in the US, voter registration studies have shown. In Read More

Turkish watchdogs to probe JP Morgan after lira plunge

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ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkey’s banking watchdog said it had launched an investigation into JP Morgan and other banks over complaints it received after the lira plunged more than 4 percent and the main share index fell sharply on Friday. FILE PHOTO: A J.P. Morgan logo is seen in New York City, U.S. January 10, 2017. Read More

Cholera cases reported as hunger, disease stalk African cyclone survivors

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BEIRA, Mozambique (Reuters) – Cholera cases were reported on Friday in the Mozambican city of Beira, adding a risk of deadly illnesses for hundreds of thousands of people who are scrambling for shelter, food and water after catastrophic flooding in southern Africa. Locals look on after Cyclone Idai in Buzi district outside Beira, Mozambique, March Read More

Hunger, disease stalk Africa cyclone survivors, U.N. sees 1.7 million affected

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BEIRA, Mozambique (Reuters) – Hundreds of thousands of people scrambled for shelter, food and water across a swathe of southern Africa on Friday after a cyclone killed hundreds and swept away homes and roads, testing relief efforts for survivors facing a growing risk of cholera. A girl stops to look as a man walks past Read More

U.S. weekly jobless claims fall more than expected

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WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – The number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits fell more than expected last week, pointing to still strong labor market conditions, though the pace of job growth has slowed after last year’s robust gains. Job seekers speak with potential employers at a City of Boston Neighborhood Career Fair on May Day Read More

Euroskeptic newcomers unseat Dutch PM’s conservative Senate majority in wake of Utrecht shooting

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Euroskeptic party, Forum for Democracy, is set to become one of the two largest groups in the Dutch Senate, stripping the ruling coalition of its majority after winning provincial elections on Wednesday. Forum voor Democratie (FvD) has scored a major victory and is set win 12 seats in the upper house of parliament – as Read More

From California to Oslo: foreign subsidies fuel Norway's e-car boom, for now

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OSLO (Reuters) – On the outskirts of Oslo, a row of Fiat 500es imported from California stand parked in the snow outside the Buddy Electric dealership, part of a global flow of pre-owned electric cars to Norway powered by green subsidies elsewhere in the world. Maiken Skram of Buddy Electric car dealer company shows the Read More

Google's new gaming service will let game makers use rival clouds, executive says

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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – A Google executive offered new details on Wednesday about the company’s upcoming video game streaming service, telling Reuters that game makers may use competing cloud providers and must avoid some inappropriate content. Google vice president and general manager Phil Harrison speaks during a Google keynote address announcing a new video gaming Read More

New Zealand 'will give gunman nothing – not even his name', PM vows

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New Zealand’s prime minister has promised to deny the mosque terror attacker notoriety, saying she will never to refer to him by name. Jacinda Ardern was speaking as parliament met for the first time since 50 people were killed in Christchurch on Friday. “He sought many things from his act of terror, but one was Read More