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Reality vs Human Nature
We often hear that “reality has a well-known liberal bias.” Public opinion, on the other hand, has a well-known bias in favor of ignorance and jingoism. The truth is usually evident, but will not be accepted until much later. This is especially true when the truth turns out to be unpleasant or (even worse) expensive.
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for Saudi King and Obama

Guatemala's president
quits over graft scandal

Trump expected to sign Republican
loyalty pledge Thursday: report

Bomb attacks across
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Bush says he'd back Trump as
Republican presidential candidate

Greek leftists put on brave face as
poll shows conservatives pulling ahead

Around 10 dead, 100 wounded in
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Exclusive: Migrant crisis spurs European
interest in Israeli border barriers

Former Clinton aide will not
testify in House probe: lawmaker

Shrinking U.S. trade gap shows
economy's underlying strength

Los Angeles Olympic bid is a
'new start' for all: mayor

Confrontation as Hungary police
force migrants off train

One Marine killed, 9 hurt in helicopter
landing in North Carolina: report

U.S. jobless claims rise; trend
shows labor market still strong

Two Vice News reporters
released in southeast Turkey

Family of Syrian toddler on Turkish
beach tried to reach Canada

Stocks rally but investors
wary before ECB forecasts

Two blasts rock Cameroon town
previously attacked by Boko Haram

Protesting farmers in more than
1,500 tractors flood Paris streets

Congo militia chief tried to protect
civilians, war crimes court told

China, Vietnam agree to
'properly handle' disputes

Kentucky clerk faces judgment
day in same-sex marriage dispute

Migrants leave Budapest for Austrian
frontier; pressure builds for EU action

Bangladesh charges 13 over
2012 garment factory fire

Nordic, Baltic foreign ministers call on
Russia to release Estonian, Ukrainians

Iran's Khamenei backs parliamentary vote
on nuclear deal with powers: state TV

War crimes court hears of rape,
slavery at trial of Congo's Ntaganda

Special Report: In Egypt, jailed
Islamists 'dying of neglect'

Street violence in Kiev dims prospects
for peace effort in Ukraine's east

French soldier in Central African
Republic accused of sexual abuse: U.N

Syria mired in conflict
driven by foreign powers: UN

Roadside bomb kills four
police in southeast Turkey

Uganda says 12 of its soldiers
killed in Islamist attack in Somalia

Afghan forces 'yet to regain control'
of symbolic southern district

Immigration into Germany in 2014
at highest level for two decades

Spain's Rajoy says general
election likely on December 20

At least 14 killed as boat overloaded
with migrants capsizes off Malaysia

Confusion and chaos as migrants
pour into Budapest train station

Global stocks enjoy relief rally
ahead of ECB, but investors wary

Australia keen to join
India, U.S. naval drills

Washington state patrolman won't face
charges over shooting of two black men

China building two aircraft carriers:
Taiwan defense ministry report

New Zealand slashes aid to
Nauru over human rights concern

Migrants storm train at Budapest's
main station after police withdraw

Four Turkish police officers killed
in bomb attack: security sources

China says naval ships in
Bering Sea on normal drills

Asia shares stage patchy recovery
but volatility seen staying high

Australia under fire for lobbying
on California kangaroo trade

U.S. judge approves $415 million
settlement in tech worker lawsuit

Boat capsizes off Malaysia with
100 aboard: maritime agency

Taiwan to launch homegrown submarine
plan with initial T$3 billion budget

China holds massive military parade,
to cut troop levels by 300,000

Obama's Arctic adventure ends
with sinking village, fish spawn

China puts on huge show of force
at parade, to cut troop levels

Psychiatrist for Colorado movie gunman
thought mental hold might 'inflame' him

Xi says Chinese military
will cut forces by 300,000

Bid to override veto of arbitration
bill fails in Illinois House

Nevada high school student wins
right to form anti-abortion group

Could TripAdvisor-style ratings
save migrant workers from slavery?

California inmate dies of natural
causes after 26 years on death row

Baltimore judge orders individual
trials for police in Gray case

Risk assets rebound but
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Obama scores policy win in securing
votes for Iran nuclear deal

Lawyer for Palm Springs mayor expects
'swift conclusion' to FBI probe

War stops 13 million going to school
in Middle East, North Africa: U.N.

Jeb Bush's new stance
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U.S. police slayings raise pressure
on officers at time of tension

Pennsylvania judge rejects parents'
move to stop gender change surgery

Oregon resident could face fines
for lawnmower-sparked wildfire

Texas teen killed by police had
psychedelic drugs in system: report

South Carolina commission okays
cost overruns for nuclear plants

Obama heads to remote reaches
of Alaska on last day of tour

Florida officials propose
bear hunt limit of 320 kills

Kentucky clerk seeks same-sex
marriage license reprieve

U.S. appeals court asked to
halt NSA phone spying program

Palestinians urge U.N. members to
support flag-flying initiative

Presidential hopeful Rubio wants end
to oil export ban, kill carbon rules

White House says Obama, Saudi's
Salman will discuss energy market

Mali river boat accident
kills at least 18

NASA vehicles maintenance
contractors in federal fraud lawsuit

Five Chinese ships in Bering
Sea as Obama visits Alaska

China to put on huge show of force
for World War Two anniversary

Backlogged rape kits in Detroit
head for further investigation

Another 57 Clinton email threads contain
foreign governments' information

Russia delays start of U.N. probe
of Syria gas attacks: envoys

White House: No threat detected
from China navy ships in Bering Sea

Odd ancient lizard-like reptile
called earliest-known turtle

Man charged in connection to 1994
theft of O.J. Simpson's Heisman Trophy

Wall Street surges as
turbulence becomes the norm

Washington state sues U.S. over
toxic vapors at nuclear waste site

Murdoch favorite Brooks returns
to UK job in remarkable comeback

Catalonia faces wall of Spanish
incomprehension, regional government says

Body of missing hiker found
in Yosemite National Park

Massachusetts attorney general
OKs marijuana ballot initiatives

Coal divestment bill passes
California state legislature

Wall St. shares up after U.S.
data, technology sector leads

Man fatally shot by deputies may
have had knife: Texas sheriff

Manhunt widens for suspects
in Illinois policeman's death

Islamic State claims bomb attack
on Yemeni mosque, 28 reported dead

Tech stocks lead Wall St.
higher as China fears ebb

Clinton proposes $7.5 billion
U.S. fund to fight addiction

Brazil's president says Uber
costs jobs, let cities decide

U.S. Army to open elite
Ranger School to all genders

Malaysia's anti-corruption efforts undermined
by questions about scandal: corruption fighter

Six charged in Oklahoma on suspicion
of running deadly drug ring

Millions strike in India to protest
against Modi's labor reforms

Crackdown fuels migration
crisis within Africa

At least 20 killed in bombings near
mosque in Yemeni capital: Houthi media

U.S. leads 13 air strikes in Syria,
Iraq against Islamic State: statement

Greece's Syriza party falls behind
conservatives in latest poll

Migrants shut Eurostar trains to
UK; dead wash up on Turkish beach

Syriza's lead shrivels ahead
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Obama secures key vote to protect
Iran nuclear deal in U.S. Congress

UK's Cameron backs down on government
rules for EU referendum: BBC

Baltimore judge: Charges against
police in Gray case can go forward

France drops investigation
into Arafat's death

Pakistan air strikes kill at
least 31, as offensive continues

Indicted Philadelphia congressman
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Ex-president's backers in power
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20 kilometer high space
elevator tower planned

Saudi Arabia, U.S. near deal for
two Lockheed warships: sources

Sudanese poachers kill elephants amid
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British doctor in northern Yemen
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Two men charged with murder
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Texas teen fatally shoots
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Greek coast guard seizes
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FAA names two new officials
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Former ICC chief prosecutor
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Chilean President Bachelet's
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Analysis - Eastern Libya struggles to
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Russia says will respond in kind
to new U.S. sanctions over Ukraine

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media says 20 militants killed

United Launch Alliance rocket
blasts off with military satellite

On eve of World War Two parade, China's
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Somali Islamists warn against
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Red Cross says two staff members
shot dead in northern Yemen

Pakistan says 'almost all'
Uighur militants eliminated

Congo militia leader pleads
'Not guilty' as ICC trial opens

Baltimore judge to weigh motions
in high-profile police death case

Obama visits Arctic community
to discuss Native issues

Three Pakistani police killed
in raid targeting Taliban

Australia alarmed by strategic
rivalry in South China Sea

Turkish warplanes attack PKK targets
after soldier killed in attack

Eighteen Turkish workers
kidnapped in Baghdad, firm says

Russia risks Japanese ire with
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Malaysia police to question ex-PM
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Thai police say closer to
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Native protesters seize oil wells
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North Korea tells South not to crow
about deal that ended standoff

Parents of woman shot in San
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Police hunt for suspects in killing
of Illinois veteran officer

Missouri executes man who
raped, killed teenage girl

Wrestler Snuka charged with
killing girlfriend in 1983

Largest wildfire in Washington
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California woman rescued in wilderness
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At least five dead from Monday's
chemical plant blast in China: Xinhua

Seattle mayor proposes developer
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Fiorina may join next U.S. Republican
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Citing God's authority, clerk defies
Supreme Court on gay marriages

Colorado man faces felony charges
for shooting black bear cubs

California assisted suicide bill
advances in special session

Medical specialists urge more
debate on gene-editing technology

Republican candidate Bush steps
up criticism of Donald Trump

Mayor of Oregon town arrested on
possession of methamphetamine

CNN tweaks Republican debate rules
in a way that may let Fiorina in

Brazil police charge former
top Lula aide for four crimes

Biden is top choice of Democrats if
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Millions hit by personal data
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Uber drivers granted class action
status in lawsuit over employment

Wyoming climbers' equipment inspected
for flaws after fatal plunge

Thailand arrests second 'important'
suspect in Bangkok blast probe

Murder charge dropped against
former South Carolina police chief

U.S. drone kills six suspected
militants in Pakistan

Western-backed Syrian rebels say kill foreign
Islamic State fighters in undercover strike

U.S. says 19 million Takata air
bag inflators still need repair

Libya's official government bans
Yemenis, Iranians, Pakistanis from entry

Arkansas attorney general asks
governor to set execution dates

New Jersey daycare ex-workers charged
over child 'Fight Club' videos

Tennessee man, 76, charged with
killing wife over church tithe money

Friendly fire from Saudi-led coalition
kills seven in Yemen: tribal sources

U.S. judge gives Uber
drivers class action status

Los Angeles named U.S. bid
candidate for 2024 Olympic Games

Israel slams Palestinians'
push to fly their flag at U.N.

U.S. says 19.2 million U.S. vehicles
have defective Takata air bags

One juvenile dead, five arrested
after New Jersey carjacking, chase

Los Angeles votes to pursue
hosting 2024 Summer Olympics

Deaf mice cured
with gene therapy

Greece's Syriza to scrap VAT
on private schools if elected

Iran nuclear deal backers near votes
to protect pact in U.S. Congress

Beirut protesters occupy
ministry, demand minister resigns

Connecticut couple pleads
not guilty in July 4 killing

FBI agents raid Palm Springs
city hall, employees sent home

California agrees to sharply
cut use of solitary confinement

U.S. labor chief praises Biden but
won't say whether he should run

White supremacist should die for three
Kansas murders, prosecutor argues

Texas county to buy more body cameras
after deputies shown shooting suspect

Livid over crime, some
Venezuelans resort to mob justice

U.S. Senator Coons says he will support
Iran nuclear deal: Washington Post

Alabama police officer on trial
for throwing Indian man to ground

Magnitude 4.2 quake strikes near
Grand Coulee Dam in Washington

Lawsuit against Uber withdrawn
over alleged India rape

Florida Supreme Court weighs
solar energy ballot initiative

South Africa lawmakers reject bid
to impeach Zuma over Bashir saga

Democrat Casey becomes 32nd U.S.
senator to support Iran nuclear deal

Google redesigns iconic
logo for the fifth time

Kurds suspect another chemical
attack by Islamic State in Iraq

U.S., allies conduct 19 air strikes
against Islamic State: U.S. military

Police in Chicago suburbs hunt
suspects after officer is shot

Six injured in building collapse at
Rhode Island university: officials

August U.S. auto sales stronger
than expected on trucks, SUVs

Fierce storm hits Phoenix,
tens of thousands lose power

Jailed Odebrecht CEO criticizes
plea deals in Brazil

Illinois dodges federal contempt
charge over payments for now

University of Tulsa cleaning up small
radiation spill at research campus

Mexico's opposition plots tag
team to wrestle government

Migrant chaos at Budapest train station;
Germany says EU rules still hold

Primordial sea beast resembled
ancient Greek warship

U.S. court denies $2 million legal fees
to conservatives in voting rights case

Ex-Jared Foundation director to plead
guilty in child porn case: lawyer

Civilians pay heavy price in Yemen's
Taiz, health care collapses: UN

Clerk defies U.S. high court,
denies gay marriage licenses

Video shows San Antonio man with
arm raised fatally shot by deputies

Republicans lack votes to defund
Planned Parenthood: McConnell

First Dane goes into space
-- to test bike gear

Kuwait charges 26 suspects over
arms cache, alleges Iran link

Man charged with killing Texas deputy
had been in mental hospital: newspaper

Sri Lanka's Sirisena promises
new era of clean government

Turkish raids on firms close to cleric
raise fears of pre-election crackdown

Industry in final ad blitz
against new U.S. smog rule

Turkey's G20 presidency becomes
casualty of political turmoil

Something rotten in state of
Lebanon provokes new protest

Five protesters killed in
fresh Nepal violence: police

At halfway mark, Mexican president's
approval sinks to new low

Kentucky clerk denies marriage licenses
despite Supreme Court decision: reports

Los Angeles leaders expected to
vote on whether to pursue Olympics

Afghan man and woman given 100
lashes in public for adultery

Deadly blast kills one at fireworks
plant in northwest China: Xinhua

China stock probes send shivers
through investment community

Azeri court sentences Radio Free
Europe/Radio Liberty journalist to jail

Fiat Chrysler August U.S. sales
rise 2 percent, top estimates

Migrants protest as Hungary
shutters Budapest train station

South Africa's government pledges
transparency on nuclear agreement

Lebanese protesters enter
environment ministry, stage sit-in

Big guns in east Ukraine fall silent, two
more die from wounds in Kiev protests

Indonesia arrests alleged mastermind
behind Orkim Harmony tanker hijack

Sword-wielding Patel crusader
threatens Modi's 'model' in India

Missouri to execute killer of
Kansas City high school girl

French Socialists head
for election rout

Law firm targets Google foes
for private damages claims

Pope to allow all priests to
forgive abortion during Holy Year

Satellite images confirm major temple
destroyed in Syria's Palmyra: U.N

Four killed, dozens wounded, in
suicide attack on Pakistan forces

China says Japan complaints about U.N.
Ban's WW2 parade visit 'irritating'

Gunmen kill two Yemeni
militia leaders in Aden

Asked about Trump, China says
U.S. people want good ties

Satellite images show Islamic State
destroyed major temple at Palmyra: U.N.

U.S. presidential grandchildren tout
Nationalist WWII bona fides on anniversary

Obama pushes for more U.S.
ice-breaking might in Arctic

Turkish police raid conglomerate
with close links to cleric Gulen

Anti-Muslim Buddhist group moves
toward Myanmar's mainstream

Islamist militants attack African
Union base in southern Somalia

New Jersey high school football
players put on probation for hazing

Singapore ruling party for first time
faces election fight for every seat

Clinton friend advised on
U.S. politics, foreign policy

Big Rail's little cousins find
boon in U.S. oil-by-rail bust

Reporters cleared in Thai
navy defamation case

Legionnaires' outbreak leaves 4 dead
at Illinois veterans home: newspaper

Daily pot smoking on U.S. college
campuses at 35-year high: study

OAS will not hold meeting on
Venezuela-Colombia border crisis

Former hurricane Fred weakens
to a tropical storm: NHC

Mount McKinley becomes Denali
- except on Air Force One map

Fire in Venezuela prison kills
17 people, prosecutor says

Exclusive: U.S. weighs sanctioning
Russia as well as China in cyber attacks

School protests hijack
Chicago mayor's budget forum

Arizona police probe shootings
along major interstate highway

Chicago sues city's former red
light camera company: newspaper

Obama says world must reach climate
deal in Paris 'while we still can'

Suspect in Houston-area shooting
of deputy appears in court

Supreme Court denies Kentucky clerk
request on gay marriage licenses

Obama has not finalized
post-presidential plans: White House

Appeals court looks reluctant to
overturn California death penalty

Former Subway pitchman sues
former foundation head: newspaper

Palestinians, Israeli soldier
wounded during West Bank raid

With glaciers as backdrop, Obama to
use Alaska trip to push climate agenda

Ashley Madison owner says website
still adding users after data hack

Former Secret Service agent
pleads guilty in Bitcoin theft

Wildfire forces evacuation of
boaters from Idaho's Salmon River

Obama mulling options for closing
Guantanamo prison: White House

Son of Oklahoma labor commissioner
charged with murdering father

Suspect shot after 10 hour
standoff with police in Texas

U.S. military deploys drones
to Latvia on training mission

Migrant trains reach Germany
as EU asylum system creaks

White supremacist aiming to kill Jews
convicted in three Kansas murders

Thousands still without power after
deadly Washington state storm

State Department says 150 more Clinton
emails have classified information

Japan nuclear power outlook bleak
despite first reactor restart

Colombia peace talks have advanced
significantly: President Santos

Trial begins for 13-year-old Michigan
boy charged in fatal stabbing

Los Angeles police hand out body
cameras to first patrol division

Apple partners with Cisco to
boost enterprise business

Fiat Chrysler offers $100 debit cards
to owners of recalled U.S. vehicles

Syrian court acquits
free-speech campaigner

Man sentenced to 20 years in
suicide bomb plot at Kansas airport

Turkish court charges Vice News
reporters with terrorism links

Ex-student sues Colgate University
over expulsion in sex misconduct case

SpaceX rocket grounded for 'couple
more months,' company says

Arizona woman held on $2 million
bail for drowning twin sons

Supreme Court says former Virginia governor
McDonnell can stay out of prison pending appeal

Ohio ex-attorney charged with hypnotizing,
sexually abusing female clients

Murder charges against white
supremacist go to jury in Kansas

Nerves on edge as Chinese
authorities probe market mayhem

China state media announce confessions
in stock market investigations

Blast reported at chemical
plant in northern China

Russian official pleads guilty over
'corrupt' payments: Justice Department

Chicago mayor tries to build support
for harsh cuts at budget forums

Bartender finds $20 bill, wins $1
million California lottery with it

New batch of Hillary Clinton emails to
be released at 9 p.m.: State Department

Nearly 5 percent of University of Kentucky
students sexually assaulted: survey

Schooling for girls worldwide
to be assessed using new index

Ukraine guardsman killed in
nationalist protest outside parliament

Michigan woman pleads not guilty of
murder of newborn sealed in plastic

Tale of two migrants
shakes Italy

Lithuania presses charges over
deaths in 1991 Soviet crackdown

Fans welcome return of Blue Bell
ice cream to Texas, Alabama

Guatemala's Perez says won't
resign over graft accusations

Milwaukee mayor wants to outfit all
patrol officers with body cameras

Obama to test wilderness
skills on Bear Grylls TV show

Anti-ISIS coalition falling
short, says Canada PM

South Sudan rebels say peace deal
at risk from ceasefire breaches

Ivorian opposition coalition
threatens to obstruct elections

Car bomb damages Italy's ENI
joint venture in Libyan capital

'Deflategate' judge to rule soon
after Brady, NFL talks fail

Hillary Clinton supports ban on
'revolving door' corporate bonuses

Investigators probe baseball fan's
death from fall at Atlanta game

Train with migrants allowed into
Austria after lengthy border checks

NFL's Brady back in court to
fight 'Deflategate' suspension

Obama Alaska trip aims for
'punctuation mark' on climate legacy

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