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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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U.S. appeals court upholds bulk
of Obama air pollution rule

House speaker: Hillary Clinton should
hand over private email server

Benghazi suicide bomber kills three
Libyan soldiers, wounds 11: medic

Ukrainian military pilot held
by Russia has alibi: lawyers

U.S. consumer confidence
drops in July

Russian submarine wreck off
Sweden likely dates from WW1

Key House Democrat cites troublesome
issues in Iran nuclear deal

House Republicans plan three-month
highway bill, no trade bank renewal

EU's Mogherini in Iran to
discuss nuclear deal, region: TV

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on 2nd-qtr profit

Key House Republican says Iran
deal 'cash bonanza' for Tehran

Pfizer's revenue, profit
beat as vaccine sales rise

Turkey's Erdogan: peace process
with Kurdish militants impossible

Three Libyan soldiers killed, 11 wounded
in suicide bombing in Benghazi: medic

U.S. services sector growth
picks up in July: Markit

UK PM Cameron's EU reform plans a
'recipe for confusion': lawmakers

China indicts former party chief
of Xinjiang's capital for graft

Syrian forces, Kurds push Islamic
State out of Hasaka city: monitor

NATO backs Turkey on Islamic
State, some urge peace with Kurds

EU/IMF mission chiefs to arrive in
Greece for bailout talks on Wednesday

Lawyer calls for release of
Washington Post reporter in Iran

Iran, EU to start talks over issues
including regional conflicts: TV

German advisers say euro zone
exit should not be taboo

Saudi-led raid on Yemen plant
appears unlawful: Rights Watch

Syrian Kurds' spending plans
reflect rising ambition

Indian court puts off last-minute
decision on death-row bomb convict

Obama says Ethiopia should not jail
journalists, restrict opponents

China conducts air, sea
drills in South China Sea

At least 25 people killed by
militants in Nigeria's northeast

OSCE mission to Ukraine seeks safe
access to conflict area in east

Rajapaksa 'ready for struggle'
in Sri Lanka comeback bid

Libyan court sentences Gaddafi son
Saif, eight other ex-officials to death

NATO backs Turkey's fight
against Islamic State

Obama heads to African Union
at end of tour to build ties

China shares fall again as
Beijing scrambles to calm markets

Japan approves increase in Fukushima
compensation to $57 billion

Toothy terror: dinosaurs like T.
rex had unique serrated teeth

Libyan court gives death sentence
to Gaddafi son Saif al-Islam

Big rebel attack in Syria
targets area vital to Assad

Bangladesh police arrest eight
in crackdown on Islamist groups

As Fed approaches rate hike, job
growth shifts away from oil patch

Turkey seeks NATO endorsement
in Islamic State fight

Huckabee's gas chamber reference to
Iran deal draws Israeli criticism

House Benghazi panel says State
Deptartment to hand over documents today

Four dead after small plane
crashes in Wisconsin field

German 'wisemen' say euro zone
states should be able to go bankrupt

Rescuers find 13 dead migrants
on packed boat off Libyan coast

Thailand aims for upgrade from U.S.
trafficking blacklist next year: PM

Malaysian PM reshuffles cabinet,
dumps deputy after 1MDB criticism

Honeywell to buy Melrose's
Elster business for $5.1 billion

Attack halts flow in natural gas
pipeline from Iran to Turkey

Cavorting, snorting British
peer quits House of Lords

China says not planning
military bases in the Maldives

Two Bahraini policemen killed
in bombing: Interior Ministry

Gas flow in Turkey-Iran pipeline
halted due to attack: minister

U.S. military exhumes remains of
unidentified victims of Pearl Harbor attack

Top Republican rebuffs Senate transport
bill with U.S. Ex-Im bank renewal

Oregon sheriff treated after 20
suspicious envelopes found across state

Senate votes to attach trade
bank revival to transport bill

Alaska governor returning sealskin
vest amid local ethics probe

El Salvador bus drivers go on
strike as gang violence surges

Boy Scouts lift blanket ban on
gay adult leaders, employees

Oklahoma top court reaffirms Ten
Commandments stone at Capitol must go

Biden, former critic of NY's
LaGuardia Airport, upbeat on redesign

Louisiana shooting suspect never
involuntarily committed: Georgia authorities

U.S. Republican House panel demands
Obama remove IRS commissioner

Libyan city Benghazi plunges into
darkness as fighting hits power plants

Top Republican red-lights U.S.
Senate highway funding measure

U.S. Navy investigates report
of cancer cluster at Guantanamo

Colorado movie gunman's sister
sobs, says she still loves him

Texas toddler dies after father leaves
her strapped in hot SUV: police

Magnitude 7.0 quake hits
Irian Jaya, Indonesia: USGS

Turkey, U.S. aim for zone cleared
of Islamic State in northern Syria

Obama meets Lucy, an ancient
'ancestor,' in Ethiopia

Protesters fail to show at Louisiana
shooting victims' funerals

Pennsylvania officials brace for
crowds attending papal visit

Toyota's Scion aims to
double U.S. sales by 2017

Top officials from anti-ISIS
coalition to meet in Canada: sources

Ohio woman arrested for locking out
daughter in 90-degree heat: police

Singapore's ruling party contends
with new voting majority

Body parts found near Connecticut
station came from homeless man

Sweden investigates if wreck in
its waters is Russian submarine

U.S. drops Boston's embattled
bid to host 2024 Olympic Games

Planned Parenthood investigating
claims of website hack

Kerry heads for Egypt and the
Gulf to discuss Iran deal, ISIS

NYC grade school principal who
committed suicide had forged tests

U.S. Marines see decision soon
on F-35 fighter combat-readiness

Saudi Arabia accuses Iran of
making threats to neighbors

Lawyer: Colorado school didn't
discriminate by blocking gay speech

U.S. drops bid for 2024
Olympics in Boston: committee

Man passes Dallas airport security,
boards plane without ticket

Fiat Chrysler could spend billions
to buy back unrepaired trucks

Syngenta says Monsanto's $2 billion
break-up fee comes with caveat

Boston to drop bid to host 2024
Olympic Games: local media

Another ex-Utah attorney general
pleads not guilty to corruption

Teva to buy Allergan generic business
for $40.5 billion, drops Mylan bid

U.S. House won't take up Senate
transportation bill: McCarthy

U.S., allies target Islamic State
with 26 air strikes in Syria, Iraq

Clinton vows to boost U.S. clean energy
use in response to climate change

Citizens United loses New
York ruling over donors

Man charged with murder in fatal
stabbing in Maryland church

At least 16 killed in Boko Haram
raids on Lake Chad villages

China stocks rout stings
world equities, commodities

Body found in suitcase in
Washington state for second time

U.S. softens view of Malaysia,
Cuba in human trafficking report

Colorado massacre trial jurors
quizzed over Lafayette shooting

Burundi parliament opens after
disputed poll, opposition takes seats

Chinese regulator vows share support
after markets tumble 8.5 percent in a day

Abdul Kalam, father of India's
missile program, dies at 83

Scandal and hypocrisy British-style
in a tale of two speakers

In Africa's 'cradle,' an old
fossil site yields new finds

Syrian Kurds capture town from
Islamic State in north: monitor

Turkey detains over 1,000 in militant
crackdown, including 50-60 foreigners

Greek creditors seek third
wave of reforms before loan

Brazil's biggest party sticks
with unpopular Rousseff - for now

Boston mobster 'Whitey' Bulger was
denied right to testify: lawyer

U.S. Guantanamo board hears
case of alleged al-Qaeda member

UK says investigating two suspected
MERS cases in northern England

Obama knocks Huckabee, Trump for
slide in Republican rhetoric

Nine killed in day-long Indian
gun battle near Pakistani border

Accused Russian Taliban's U.S.
trial postponed indefinitely

U.S. report highlights suspected Thai
official role in human trafficking

Puerto Rico tourism industry lags rivals,
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EU steps up PR campaign to
overcome U.S. trade deal hostility

Power shifts fuel talk of
change in Palestinian politics

Koch Brothers' political
group struggles in Alaska

Philippines' Aquino urges
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Houthis, foes fight on as Yemen
ceasefire quickly unravels

Obama says more political openness
would strengthen Ethiopia

Obama says yet to hear good
argument against Iran nuclear deal

Republican leader says party candidates
shouldn't run as independents

Russian accused of murdering ex-KGB
agent given UK inquiry deadline

China slides again,
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New Greek bailout talks start,
creditors seek more action

British PM starts Asia trip with
big loan offer to Indonesia

Malaysian PM asks deputy,
others, to avoid remarks on 1MDB

Battle at Indian Punjab police
station ends, nine killed

Turkish help for Uighur refugees
looms over Erdogan visit to Beijing

UK's Cameron says ready to bomb militants
in Libya and Syria if plot threat seen

U.N. hopes to boost aid to Aden
as Yemen frontline moves north

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chaos' by decorating dissident

Chinese shares tumble 8.5 percent
in biggest one-day drop since 2007

Syrian Kurds say hit as Turkish
army battles Islamic State

Hungary PM rapped by Romania
over territorial 'revisionism'

Obama working with Ethiopia on
human rights, talks on security

Offshore wind power gets foothold
in U.S. with Rhode Island project

Yemen truce stumbles, shelling
reported in north and south

U.S. would show flexibility in
nuclear talks with North Korea: envoy

Gunmen storm police station
in Indian Punjab, six killed

European shares slide
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Palestinian killed in Israeli
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Obama in Ethiopia on Africa tour
to boost security, other ties

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against Islamic State, Kurdish militants

China stocks tumble, suffer biggest
one-day loss in eight years

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party, killing 21, wounding eight

Kurdish militia says Turkish army
fired at its positions inside Syria

Yemen's Sanaa quiet as truce
begins, clashes reported in south

Jehovah's Witnesses hid child sex
abuse cases: Australian inquiry told

India tightens security on Pakistan
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Asian shares skid as Fed
monetary meeting looms

China eyes new cruise link to
disputed South China Sea islands

Chinese national killed in
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Two men en route to Wisconsin
air show killed in plane crash

Asian shares broadly
softer as Fed looms

Whitney Houston's daughter,
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Militants in minority in Pakistan
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Hillary Clinton sets renewable energy
goals to spur more wind, solar power

U.S. auto safety regulators fine
Fiat Chrysler record $105 million

U.S. presidential candidate Clinton
unveils renewable energy goals

Some Guantanamo inmates would go
to U.S. under new plan: Obama aide

Magnitude 6.3 earthquake
hits near Tonga: USGS

Turkish jets hit PKK targets in
Iraq after soldiers killed: sources

U.S. regulators impose record $105
million fine on Fiat Chrysler

Firefighters make progress
against Western U.S. wildfires

Missing Florida teens' boat
found overturned and empty

U.S. candidate Huckabee: Obama marching
Israelis to 'door of the oven'

Missouri man kills father by lying
on his head to 'prove a point'

U.S. Senate backs Ex-Im Bank
renewal in procedural vote

Two killed, six injured in boat
accident near Baltimore bridge

Protesters block main roads
in Lebanon rubbish crisis

Rand Paul plans to keep pushing
to defund U.S. Planned Parenthood

Amazon posts anomalous
profit, Wall Street swoons

UK's Cameron in southeast Asia visit
to talk trade, Islamist extremism

Female suicide bomber kills
19 at northern Nigeria market

Obama to discuss a 'Plan B' for
South Sudan ahead of August deadline

Two dead, three hurt in shooting
at Kansas City family gathering

Coast Guard widens search for
two Florida teens missing at sea

Satanic Temple holds public
sculpture unveiling in Detroit

Channel Tunnel disruption ends
as Calais migrant activity falls

Taliban seize Afghan police base,
push closer to strategic pass

At least 13 dead in al Shabaab
attack on Somali hotel

With nuclear deal done, Iran sets
out to reassure wary Gulf Arabs

Kentucky amusement park ride
tips over, 12 injured: police

Trump tops CNN poll of 2016
Republicans, says he leads 'movement'

Police probe decapitation of
Arizona woman and her dogs

Cuba tones down anti-U.S. rhetoric
on revolution's main holiday

Greek PM Tsipras under pressure over
covert Syriza drachma plan reports

Ukraine detains another suspected
Russian soldier in east

Houthis, Saudi-led forces battle
for Yemen's biggest air base

Merkel's Bavarian ally wants
more money to cope with refugees

Syria's Assad: Army focusing on
holding most important areas

Pope calls for release of priest,
bishops abducted in Syria

Kurdish militants kill two Turkish
soldiers in bomb attack: army

Obama tells Kenyans they can
succeed, sees challenges

Iran launches charm offensive
among wary Gulf Arabs

At least 15 dead after blast at
market in northern Nigeria: police

Filipino fishermen remove Chinese buoys
near disputed shoal, officials say

Palestinians, Israeli police
clash at Jerusalem's al-Aqsa

Iraqi forces clash with Islamic
State militants at Anbar university

Debt conundrum to keep Greek
banks in months-long freeze

China jails nine more members
of banned cult: Xinhua

Two Turkish soldiers killed, four
injured in southeast blast: army

Yemen Houthi leader captured:
Southern resistance

Five Nepalis held, suspected
of sacrificing 10-year-old boy

Warplanes attack targets near
Yemen capital: residents

Three killed as small airplane
crashes into Tokyo suburb: NHK

Greek bailout talks pushed back by
a few days on logistics: official

Lion sighted in Milwaukee,
police close streets in area

Small airplane crashes into Tokyo
suburb, sets fire to houses, cars

Colombia's Santos orders halt
to air raids on FARC rebels

Fears for tribes, forests as India
eyes Andaman island expansion

Teva nears deal for Allergan's
generic drugs unit: source

Clinton: I did not send or get
classified emails on private account

Judge rules U.S. government should
not hold immigrant children

Britain to hold EU referendum
within a year: report

Egypt extends state of emergency
in North Sinai by three months

At least 19 killed in suicide
attack in north Cameroon

Two people hurt in blaze
at Las Vegas Strip hotel

San Francisco combats the stench
of urine with pee-repellant paint

Suspect fatally wounded after shooting
at Florida trooper: authorities

Funeral on Monday for a Louisiana
theater shooting victim

Hundreds mourn for woman
found dead in Texas jail cell

Exclusive: AFL-CIO may delay endorsement of
Clinton as 2016 presidential candidate - sources

Explosion rocks northern
Cameroon town of Maroua

Cardinals' rookie Powell shot
in face outside his home

Pearson says in talks to sell its
50 percent stake in The Economist

Clinton, congressional Benghazi
panel at odds over appearance date

Bahrain says foils arms smuggling
bid, recalls Iran envoy

German far-right protesters clash
with opponents over refugees

Lebanon's Hezbollah leader says Iran will
not abandon support after nuclear deal

Verizon wireline workers authorize
strike amid contract negotiations

German regulator says ex-Deutsche
Bank CEO did not lie on Libor: FT

Florida trooper shot at along major
highway, police search for suspect

Netherlands' worst July storm
kills one, causes transport chaos

Al Shabaab kill three people in
Somali capital, including politician

U.S.-led coalition stages 31 air
strikes on Islamic State: statement

Spain's Podemos losing
support amongst voters: poll

Clinton to appear in Oct before congressional
committee on Benghazi: spokesman

Obama chides Kenya on gay rights,
ready for closer security work

Bomb attacks at swimming pool in
northern Iraq kill at least 12

Bahrain recalls its ambassador to
Iran, citing 'hostile statements'

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