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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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Reinsurers Axis Capital, PartnerRe
to merge in $11 billion deal

U.S. East Coast bracing for
'historic' blizzard on Monday

Boehner says fixing U.S.
infrastructure 'critically important'

Morocco arrests suspected Algerian
militant tied to Frenchman's murder

Greek leftist leader Tsipras
claims victory over austerity

Hoax caller impersonating spy
chief put through to UK PM Cameron

Afghan air force ascent slow,
imperiling battle with Taliban

Three Malian soldiers killed
in clash with gunmen in north

Two dead in apparent murder-suicide
at NYC Home Depot: NYPD

At least 17 killed in protests
on anniversary of Egypt uprising

Tunisia new government faces
resistance before ratification vote

Syriza could win outright majority
as Greece rejects austerity

Madagascar names new ministers amid
public grumbles over blackouts

Congo parliament passes election
law stripped of census requirement

Eastern Michigan University women's
basketball player dies in car crash

German anti-Islam rally shrinks,
first since leader resigned

Eyes on Fed after ECB,
other bank stimulus moves

Canada to unveil new security
legislation after 2014 attacks: PM

U.N. to hold new Libya talks, gunmen
kidnap deputy foreign minister

Greece's Syriza on verge of
outright majority in vote

Palin to 2016 Republicans:
don't count me out

Talks to end Yemen's
political crisis falter

Latam ex presidents blocked from
prison visit to Venezuela's Lopez

Central African Republic minister
kidnapped, another targeted

Senior House Republican says housing
finance reform 'huge priority'

Obama reveals nuclear breakthrough
on landmark India trip

Rebels press Ukraine offensive, Obama promises
steps against Russian-backed 'aggression'

Obama to propose protecting U.S.
Arctic wildlife refuge from drilling

Greece's Syriza set to sweep
election in anti-austerity triumph

Perpetrators of violence in Nigeria
will be denied visas for U.S.: Kerry

Exit poll shows Greece's Syriza
with strong lead in election

Tunisian Islamists reject
new government ahead of vote

Nigeria repels suspected Boko
Haram attack on Maiduguri city

Three protesters killed on anniversary
of Egypt uprising as tension grows

Kerry in Nigeria to urge non-violence
before presidential vote

Rebels launch 'intense' attacks on
Ukraine government troops: Kiev military

Seven killed in heavy rocket
attack on Damascus: monitor

Gunmen kidnap Libyan
deputy foreign minister

Greece votes on whether to dump
austerity, take on lenders

Philippine police clash with Muslim
rebels in south, at least 30 dead

Iran's foreign minister summoned
to parliament over walk with Kerry

Russia's Lavrov says Moscow ready to push
for peaceful solution in east Ukraine

U.S. ambivalence towards Moscow talks
shows pressure easing on Syria's Assad

Bangladesh charges opposition chief
with instigating attack on bus

EU's Tusk slams 'appeasement' of
Russia as bloc talks new sanctions

Hezbollah says Israel wants to
set 'new rules' with Syria raid

Obama vows to ratchet up
pressure on Moscow over Ukraine

Obama defends U.S.
counter-terrorism strategy in Yemen

Bombs kill 11 at central
Baghdad restaurants

Netanyahu defends planned Congress
speech as anti-Iran strategy

President Poroshenko says de-escalation
is priority in east Ukraine

After a bear hug, Obama irons
out deals with Modi in India

Australian police probe Labor
Party member over Syria conflict

Yemen risks disintegration as south
rejects Shi'ite group's takeover

Bomb wounds two policemen on
anniversary of Egypt uprising

Japan condemns IS execution,
demands remaining hostage release

Suspected Boko Haram militants
attack major Nigeria northern city

Egypt tightens security on
anniversary of 2011 uprising

Bear hug with Modi gets Obama's
India trip off to warm start

Greek leftists Syriza aim
for landmark election win

Journalist who broke news of
prosecutor's death flees Argentina

Winter storm spreads snow,
traffic woes in U.S. Northeast

FBI identifies kidnap
suspect on lam in Kentucky

Boko Haram releases about 190
people in Nigeria's Yobe state

Lock of Abe Lincoln's hair sells
for $25,000 at Dallas auction

Pro-Russian rebels attack key port;
Ukraine says at least 30 dead

U.S. airline flights land in
Atlanta after bomb threats

Congo parliament says to drop
controversial part of election law

Father fatally shoots three in
New York home before killing self

Lungu wins Zambia presidential
election with 48.3 percent of vote

Volatile Libya resumes
commercial flights to Europe

Potential Republican presidential
candidates compete for support in Iowa

Unlikely buddies Obama and
Modi aim high on India trip

Kosovo police fire teargas
in anti-government protest

Thousands stage anti-Houthi
protests across Yemen

Police hunt for man in fatal shooting
of three people in New York City home

Thousands of Palestinians protest
Charlie Hebdo Mohammad cartoon

After wave of QE, onus shifts
to leaders to boost economy

Ruling coalition in Kenya
moves to create a single party

Winter storm
hits Northeast

Spain arrests four in swoop of
suspected militant cell in north Africa

Rebels say launched attack on Mariupol
as 20 killed in east Ukraine city

Japan says web clip claiming
death of IS hostage 'outrageous'

Kia Motors recalls nearly 87,000
Forte sedans in U.S. due to fire risk

Lebanese army says three more
soldiers killed in Friday's attack

U.S., allies conduct air
strikes in Syria and Iraq

Western diplomats pressure Congo's
Kabila to end election law standoff

Thousands of Yemenis stage biggest
anti-Houthi protest in Sanaa

President Lincoln memorabilia
up for auction in Texas

Venezuela's currency woes an increasing
threat to U.S. corporate profits

Egypt court orders retrial
for 37 Brotherhood members

Fifteen killed by rebel shelling in east
Ukraine's Mariupol: Interior Ministry

Police arrest four suspected
Islamist militants in Spain

Rebel shelling kills up to 10 people in
east Ukrainian city of Mariupol: officials

Kurdish forces fire into
Islamic State-controlled Mosul

Teenage student fatally stabbed
at California middle school

Two marines die in California
military helicopter crash

Obama, world leaders head to
Saudi Arabia to offer condolences

Obama to go to Riyadh on Tuesday to
meet new Saudi king: White House

Ten killed in rebel shelling of east
Ukrainian city of Mariupol: police

Obama to cut short India visit,
fly to Saudi Arabia: sources

Businesses plan to reopen
as Hawaii lava flow stalls

Three ferrets attack one-month-old
baby in Philadelphia home

At least 200 Yellowstone bison have been
sent to slaughter: conservation group

Exclusive: Some counter-terrorism efforts
in Yemen frozen for now - U.S. officials

Federal judge strikes down
Alabama gay marriage ban

Exclusive: USDA Secretary orders update
of animal welfare research strategy

Fifth body found after fire at
Maryland waterfront mansion

New Jersey mayor rejects calls for
outside probe into police shooting

Canadian accused in Iraq
bombing extradited to the U.S.

Haiti picks election council
to get back on democratic path

Darfur offers Islamists 'fertile
ground' as violence persists: U.N.

U.S.' Kerry, Iran foreign
minister confer on nuke talks

Fort Hood shooter showed no
clear warning signs: report

Bear bites, severely
injures woman in Florida

Canadian extradited to U.S.,
charged with bombing truck in Iraq

Senior U.S. diplomat ruffles
Cuba by meeting dissidents

Virginia ex-governor's law license
suspended after corruption conviction

Exclusive: Big mortgage investors
take first step toward suing Ocwen

Missouri city stops citing drivers
who warn others of speed traps

Kentucky doctor charged in
patients' deaths pleads not guilty

Connecticut orders second round
of budget cuts to close deficit

California teacher suspended over
social media rant about sex case

Five Lebanese soldiers killed in
clashes with militants near Syria

Supreme Court to review
Oklahoma execution procedure

Wisconsin governor rejects
$800 million casino in Kenosha

Wisconsin father accused of stabbing
infant daughter to death in crib

Invitation to Netanyahu to address U.S.
Congress: When bipartisan means partisan

Security high as Phoenix
prepares for Super Bowl

The upper hand: study points to
early tool use by human ancestors

U.S. judge hears challenge to
warrantless wiretapping program

Expedia Inc acquires Travelocity
in $280 million deal

Man exonerated of 1976 double
murder in North Carolina

U.S. Senate's Hatch sees
support for tax reform

Prosecutor urges reform after
charging NY speaker with corruption

Greek anti-austerity party holds
lead before Sunday elections

FBI seeks two men in Missouri
kidnapping, vehicle theft

New York jail watchdog seeks federal
probe in Rikers inmate death

Iowa billboard mannequin
startles motorists, loses job

U.S. diplomat meets Cuban dissidents
day after talks with officials

EU suspends some aid to Guyana
over parliament suspension

Car found in Florida canal tied
to 1978 missing persons case

Firebomb attacks kill two in
worsening Bangladesh unrest over vote

Colorado teen to be sentenced for
conspiring to aid Islamist militants

Brent rises after Saudi
king dies, U.S. crude falls

Kerry calls for more resources in
anti-extremist fight, warns of Islamophobia

Moody's slashes Atlantic City
rating on bankruptcy potential

Winter's first big snow expected
in U.S. Northeast this weekend

Democrats set 2016 nominating
convention for week of July 25

Obama to speak with new Saudi
king in coming days: White House

Pope tells new cardinals
to be humble, shun parties

Romney senior advisers meet in
Boston to discuss 2016: source

Syrian air strike on rebel area
kills more than 40: monitor

French woman kidnapped in
Central Africa released: Fabius

Argentina suspects rogue agents
were behind death of prosecutor

Congo Senate bows to protests,
drops reforms seen delaying vote

Pediatrician group urges measles
vaccinations amid Disneyland outbreak

U.S. crude down, Brent up as world
reacts to Saudi king's death

Anger, mistrust in Guinea villages
hinders battle to beat Ebola

U.S. existing home sales,
economic activity gauge rise

Exclusive: Honda opts for Takata rival
to supply Accord air bags - sources

Secretary of State Kerry
to visit Nigeria soon

Egyptian student killed in clashes
as anniversary of uprising nears

Anti-Islam politician Wilders aims
to 'paralyze' Dutch government

One suit dropped, one remains in
dispute between MLK's children

At U.S. airports, record number
of firearms found in 2014

Armenian soldiers killed in
border clash with Azerbaijan

Oil up after Saudi king dies;
policy pledges calm market

Tunisia premier-designate forms
new government without Islamists

Leader of Libyan Islamists
Ansar al-Sharia dies of wounds

Spain says to negotiate increase
of U.S. troops at air base

U.S.-led coalition hits Islamic State
with 25 air strikes: task force

Oil pares gains as Saudi
oil policy set to continue

Tunisia premier forms new
government after elections

Putin blames Ukraine's 'criminal
orders' for new fighting

French court approves stripping
nationality of Franco-Moroccan jihadist

Robbers target food delivery
trucks in shortage-hit Venezuela

Republican U.S. Senator Marco
Rubio preparing for 2016 run: ABC

Yemen suffers power vacuum
after president, premier quit

France's message to Davos: do
your part to fight terrorism

Outgoing U.N. envoy laments scant
human rights gains in Cambodia

New Saudi king seeks to reassure
on succession and policy

Netanyahu basks in Congress
invitation, but may shake U.S. ties

Hutchison to buy Telefonica
UK unit for $15.4 billion

Evaporating inflation and growth
put pressure on central banks

Ukraine separatists to press
on with offensive: Interfax

EU to consider raising new
Ukraine aid to 2.5 billion euros

Belgium hunts possible accomplice
of Jewish museum shooter

Saudi Arabia acts fast on
succession after king's death

Senate drops clause requiring census
before Congo presidential vote

Disgraced former South Africa
police chief Selebi dies

Ousted Thai PM Yingluck banned from
politics, faces criminal charges

Israel's Arab parties unite,
could help Netanyahu rivals

Kurds criticize exclusion from
U.S.-led coalition meeting

Eurogroup chief Dijsselbloem issues warning
to Greece before election: magazine

Israel warns Lebanon,
Syria not to allow attacks

Blast kills two in India as
security tightened for Republic Day

North Korea urges South to lift
sanctions before talks can begin

Killers of Rwandan anti-corruption
activist jailed for 20 years

Three gunmen killed in clashes
with Lebanese army: source

King of Jordan cancels Davos
talk after Saudi king's death

Islamic State deadline on Japanese
captives passes with no word on fate

Saudi Arabia to bury
King Abdullah on Friday

Oil jumps as Saudi king's
death feeds market uncertainty

Erdogan delays Somalia trip to
attend Saudi king's funeral

Indonesia police detain deputy chief
of anti-graft body, sparking tension

Uber restarts cab service
in New Delhi after ban

Japan captive's mother pleads for his
release as Islamic State deadline passes

From prison, Greece's Golden Dawn
runs quiet but vitriolic campaign

Nepal plunges into turmoil as
politicians scuffle over constitution

Former Atlanta fire chief, fired
over book storm, files complaint

Thai assembly finds former PM guilty
of negligence: Reuters vote tally

Montana town's water quality
improving days after oil spill

Chinese fishing boat collides with
cargo ship near South Korea, 10 missing

Magnitude 7.0 quake
hits off Vanuatu: USGS

Australia asks Indonesia to rethink
death penalty for two drug offenders

Islamic State threat could stiffen
Japan PM Abe's stance on security

Los Angeles should fix
firefighter recruitment: report

Oregon convict charged in
unsolved 'Gypsy Hill' killings

U.S., Iraq preparing for
assault to recapture Mosul: WSJ

U.S. presses Cuba on human rights
in talks on restoring ties

Disneyland seeks to reassure
public amid measles outbreak

Japan foreign minister: making all
efforts for swift release of captives

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