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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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Hong Kong jury to see British banker's
"torture video" in murder trial

Uruguay's ex-president
Batlle dies at 88

Blast kills 10, injures
157 in northwestern China

Gunmen kill 59 in attack on police
academy in Pakistani city of Quetta

U.S. takes aim at cyber attacks from
connected devices as recalls mount

Deputy minister in Peru faces
possible jail time in graft case

Japan shares hit six-mth
high, U.S. dollar advances

Venezuela, opposition announce
dialogue as standoff worsens

Michigan court halts enforcement
of law banning ballot 'selfies'

Cost cuts but no tax hikes in Atlantic
City, N.J., five-year recovery plan

Forty eight dead in Pakistan
police academy attack

U.S. government says benchmark 2017 premiums up 25 percent

As Syrian deaths mount, world's 'responsibility
to protect' takes a hit: experts

Twenty dead, more than 100 wounded, in
Pakistan police academy attack: official

Asia shares track Wall St.
higher, U.S. dollar firm

Peru scrutinizes pacts between
police and miners after clash

Virginia health board lifts
contested rules on abortion clinics

U.S. calls on automakers to
make cyber security a priority

Mississippi NAACP seeks investigation
of noose incident at school

Philippines' Duterte softens stance
toward U.S. before Japan visit

AARP sues U.S. agency over
employee wellness programs

Alberta mulling legislated target
for renewable electricity generation

Investigators seek data recorder in
California bus crash that killed 13

AT&T, Time Warner shares dip with
worries about deal clearance

Kerry confident U.S. and Philippines
can 'work through' Duterte confusion

Kerry voices concern to Lavrov
about new Aleppo fighting

Pennsylvania ex-attorney general
gets jail time in leak case

Serbia unmasks plot to sway election
in neighboring Montenegro: PM

Clinton slams Trump for comments
on offensive against Islamic State

Subject of debunked Rolling Stone
rape article stands by interviews

Dakota Access pipeline opponents
occupy land, citing 1851 treaty

Some 2,200 migrants rescued in
Mediterranean, 16 bodies recovered

After rail crash, Cameroonians vent
grief, frustration with longtime ruler

Four killed in anti-U.N. unrest
in Central African Republic: U.N.

Kerry speaks to Philippines counterpart
after separation comment by Duterte

Hemp may be next gold mine
for Native American tribes

Italy PM says EU letter on budget will
arrive, to also cover other states

Texas hospital reaches settlement
with nurse infected with Ebola

Junk-rated Chicago school system
seeks $1 billion bond sales

EU, Canada still hope to sign
trade deal after Belgian 'Non'

Three protesters killed as U.N. peacekeepers
exchange fire with crowd in CAR

Students protest as Venezuela's
political standoff worsens

Bulgaria presidential candidate vows
to improve relations with Russia

London City Airport incident not being
treated as a terrorist-related matter: police

Hired experts back claims St.
Jude heart devices can be hacked

South Africa opposition party
challenges ICC withdrawal in court

Islamic State steps up counter-attacks
as fighting edges closer to Mosul

Russia's Lavrov, U.S. Kerry agree to
search ways to resolve Aleppo crisis

Polish women protest again as
ruling party heats up abortion row

Yemeni graffiti artists hope
images will highlight war horrors

Oil down as Iraq says no cuts; Wall
Street, Cushing draw limit loss

Myanmar army forces hundreds of Rohingya
villagers from homes - witnesses

Bulgarian ex-energy minister cedes immunity
over nuclear project, says innocent

Negative tone of White House
race sours young voters

First task for Spain's new
government: clear the inbox from hell

At odds over Brexit, UK nations hold
'frustrating' talks on common stance

Pakistan says won't allow opposition
protest to shut down Islamabad

Time to declare: Ukrainian
anti-corruption reform faces threats

Oil industry workers split
between Trump and Clinton

Exclusive: Philippines police plan
new phase in drugs war - sources

Bomb in Thai south kills
one, injures 19: police

South America deal to share huge
aquifer swamped by politics

Plane on French surveillance
mission crashes in Malta, five dead

Congo's Kabila courts regional support
as opposition prepares 'red card'

AT&T CEO expects Time Warner
deal clearances; shares fall

Lebanon parliament speaker sees
five-six months for forming government

Police search for suspect
in deadly Oklahoma shooting

Russia fires deputy sports minister
involved in doping scandal

France clears 'Jungle' migrant
camp in Calais, children in limbo

UK police arrest man over London
City airport 'chemical incident'

India's Modi wades into political
battle over Muslim divorce law

Belgian internal feud
blocks EU-Canada trade deal

Belfast bakery fails to overturn
gay cake discrimination ruling

EU to continue Libyan coast guard
training after attack on migrants

Germany says 35 Turkish
diplomats applied for asylum

Gunfire, protests erupt in
Central African Republic capital

Time Warner CEO says only
AT&T approached with offer

Ethiopians who fled over land rights
now face eviction from Calais "Jungle"

Oil prices fall as Iraq
resists joining output cut

Britain's devolved nations must not
undermine Brexit talks: PM May's spokeswoman

Chinese vice foreign minister
visits North Korean capital

Islamic State, Pakistani Taliban
claim killing of police officer

Brazil plans to waive visas
for visitors from U.S., Japan

Former Pennsylvania attorney
general to be sentenced for perjury

In battleground Florida, tough stance
on felons may sap votes for Democrats

Plane crashes after take-off in
Malta, killing all five on board

As China plenum opens, party paper
says 'core' leadership needed

Protesters attack EU asylum
offices on Greece's Lesbos

China admonishes the U.S. for visit
to disputed India-China border

British lawmakers ask Obama to let
hacking suspect face trial in UK

Russia says 'humanitarian pause' in Syria's
Aleppo ended on Saturday - agencies

China says Taiwan, Hong Kong activists
hatching 'futile' independence plots

U.S. diplomat says Philippines an
ally, but drug killings a concern

Turkish army says hits Islamic
State, Kurdish YPG targets in Syria

Israeli aircraft strikes Gaza after
militants fire rocket - military

Syrian child refugees making British
clothes in Turkey: BBC investigation

South Korea's Park proposes
multiple-term presidency

Plane thought to be carrying EU border
officials crashes in Malta, five dead

Tom Hayden, prominent social
activist, politician dead at 76

Rights activists urge Thai junta to
drop sedition charge against lawyer

Prominent anti-Vietnam War activist
Tom Hayden dead at 76: reports

Pakistan's plan to cut disaster
risk aims at a new target - schools

Indian police kill 18 Maoist
insurgents in eastern state

Obama turns focus to U.S. Congress
as he campaigns for Clinton

Mexico president says Trump visit
could have been done better

British banker cites 'diminished responsibility'
over Hong Kong double murder charge

Chile's right wins big in local
elections as political tides shift

Hundreds in Los Angeles protest
climate change, North Dakota pipeline

Top U.S. diplomat to meet Philippine
foreign minister amid 'separation' issue

Clinton calls Trump a
'sore loser'

Oil prices drop as Iraq says
doesn't want to join OPEC cut

Asian stocks subdued, dollar
hovers near nine-month high

U.S. options market not very
'Trumped up' ahead of vote

UK PM to offer Scotland, Wales, North
Ireland talks with Brexit minister

Modi sees election danger
in India's 'Dalit Queen'

Center-right opposition claims victory in
Lithuania vote, to start coalition talks

Rockwell broadens its reach with $6.4
billion purchase of B/E Aerospace

Thirteen killed, 31 injured
in California tour bus crash

Trump adviser acknowledges:
'We are behind'

Cameroon President vows probe
after rail crash kills at least 75

Washington state 'grossly'
unprepared for major quake: report

AT&T-Time Warner deal sparks
calls for scrutiny in Washington

Clinton thinks regulators should scrutinize
AT&T-Time Warner deal: spokesman

Venezuela congress presses for
Maduro trial in rowdy session

Thousands of Chilean mistakenly
put on wrong voter rolls

Tour bus crash in southern
California kills 13 people: report

Suicide car bomb rocks
Somali capital: police

Fate of child migrants uncertain
before France demolishes Jungle camp

Two Pakistan coast guard killed in
Pakistan's key CPEC port district

Asian sailors freed by Somali pirates
arrive in Kenya for flights home

Rockwell Collins buys B/E
Aerospace for $62 per share

Battle for Mosul can shape
or break Iraq further

In escalation of crisis, Venezuela
congress to put Maduro on trial

Hungary's Orban rejects 'Sovietization'
by Brussels, defends nation state

Fighting in Somalia kills at
least seven soldiers: officials

Burundi police question U.S.
journalist, keep her fixer in custody

Burkina police kill jihadist
in firefight in capital

Kaine, Trump, U.S. lawmakers raise
concerns over AT&T-Time Warner deal

Trump would '100 percent' accept
election result if it's fair: son

Door to Lebanese presidency 'wide
open', will vote for Aoun: Hezbollah

Spain's Socialists clear way for
minority conservative government

Hezbollah MPs will vote for Aoun
to be Lebanon president: Nasrallah

Senate committee on antitrust to
'carefully examine' AT&T-Time Warner deal

Iraqi Kurds claim capture
of town in advance on Mosul

Aid agencies struggle to assist
wave of returning Afghan refugees

Turkey's ruling party has completed
proposal on presidency, PM says

Spain's Socialists agree to abstain
in prime minister confidence vote

Somalia's Shabaab seize third town
this month after peacekeepers withdraw

Two senior members of Britain's troubled
UKIP party enter leadership race

Still here? EU reality dims
British demand on full membership

AT&T-Time Warner may signal start
of new media industry consolidation

Iran's president says U.S. election
offers only bad or worse choice

Senior politician in South Africa's
ANC urges party leaders to quit

China police detain person for
spreading rumors of labor unrest

Algeria's ruling FLN
party chief steps down

Egyptians losing patience with
Sisi as economy deteriorates

Lithuania goes to polls with
center-right opposition set to win power

Saudi Arabia looks to Russia
to boost non-OPEC cooperation

Sanaa air raids resume as Yemen
truce expires, say residents

Two police killed, 19 people wounded
in bomb in east Turkey: sources

AT&T to pay $85 billion for Time
Warner, create telecom-media giant

A waste of money? Trump's border wall
falling flat in Arizona: Reuters/Ipsos poll

Japanese suicide pensioner blows himself
up in park, injures three others: NHK

Spain's Socialists seen clearing the
way for end to political deadlock

Duterte hopes Philippine fishermen
can return to China-controlled shoal

French police chief promises change
after sixth night of protests: TV

Battle for Aleppo intensifies
after ceasefire ends

Explosions in Japanese park
kill one, cause not known: NHK

Opium crops spread in Afghanistan
as Taliban gains ground, U.N. says

Cubs to meet Indians
in World Series

Australian minister says rights
commissioner politicizing role

AT&T agrees to buy Time
Warner for $85 billion

Mass prison break in Haiti, 174
inmates flee after killing guard

Colombia airline restarts Venezuela
flights after warplane incident

Trump uses policy speech to attack
media, promises to sue accusers

Swedish Academy says up to Dylan if he
wants to come to receive Nobel Prize

Dozens of demonstrators arrested
at North Dakota pipeline

Exclusive: Goldman Sachs' Latam
investment bank chief to leave - source

Air strikes, fighting break Russian-declared
ceasefire in Syria's Aleppo

Rescuers save 2,400 migrants in
Mediterranean, recover 14 bodies

Maduro opponents march after
Venezuela referendum sunk

AT&T set to announce $85
billion Time Warner purchase

Trump vows to weaken U.S. media
'power structure' if elected

Two children killed in
Georgia home invasion: police

British anti-terrorist police find second
'suspicious item' after London arrest

Trump says will not approve AT&T-Time
Warner deal if elected U.S. president

Czech president denies scrapping
Holocaust survivor medal

Argentina looks to battle corporate
and public corruption with new laws

Taliban release drone
footage of suicide attack

Somali pirates free 26 Asian
sailors held since 2012

Venezuela's Maduro says oil
producers close to output cap deal

Aleppo city quiet on third
day of ceasefire, no aid yet

Egyptian court confirms 20-year
prison sentence on Mursi

Cameroon train crash
death toll tops 70

Singer kneels while performing
anthem at Miami NBA game

Zimbabwe's Mugabe skirts retirement
talk at burial of friend

Clinton far ahead in Electoral
College race: Reuters/ipsos poll

Fighting rages in Yemen as U.N.
seeks to extend 72-hour ceasefire

Russian helicopter crash
kills 19 in northwest Siberia

Death toll from Cameroon
rail crash climbs to 63

Philippines says to keep U.S.
ties but will not be subservient

Libya forces free 13 foreign captives
from militants in Sirte battle

Japanese and British fighter planes
meet for first time since World War Two

Afghan Taliban envoys in Pakistan to
discuss possible peace talks: official

French Socialist party leader says no French socialist
likely to win presidential election at moment

White substance found at Clinton
office not hazardous: police

Rescuers work to assist victims
of deadly Cameroon rail accident

Multiple injuries as double-decker
bus hits bridge in London

Iraqi army drives Islamic State
from Christian region near Mosul

Belgian shopping mall evacuated
as three gunmen rob jewelry store

Trump to lay out what he would do in
first 100 days if elected president

Sinai general
killed near Cairo

Merkel's Bavarian allies
back her for fourth term

EU should not forget Turkey
has alternatives, PM says

Belgian supermarket evacuated
over presence of armed man: Belga

Thai junta says Google removing
content with royal insults

Libya naval forces deny charges
of attack on migrant boat

Iraq storms main Christian town near
Mosul as Carter arrives in Baghdad

Australians rally for refugees in
stand against far-right sentiment

Huge crowd of mourning Thais sings
royal anthem in honor of late king

Hillary Clinton's campaign HQ
evacuated over white substance

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