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Republicans no longer care how obvious they are about passing legislation exclusively for the benefit of the wealthy. They have no further need to hide this or anything else, because the likes of Beck, Hannity, O’Reilly, Limbaugh and hundreds of other right-wing radio and tv presenters all over the country are able to spin whatever their favored politicians may happen to say into electoral gold.

This wonderful ease of use of the populace is just one of the many miracles made possible by having so large a proportion of uneducated and under-educated citizens. Remember that the American economy is driven by consumption. You only have to know how to eat.

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Russian and Syrian jets bomb
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Turkey wants to join U.S.-led operation
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UK parliament must be fully informed
on Brexit strategy: opposition leader


Suicide bomber kills seven,
wounds 28 in Baghdad, police say


Britain has lot to do before triggering
EU divorce: foreign minister


Jordanian writer shot dead outside
court before trial over cartoon


Blast rocks Hungary's
capital, two injured


Police search for motive in deadly
Washington state mall shooting


Coalition raids kill nine in central
Yemen: medical sources, residents


Suspect in fatal shooting of five at
Washington state mall captured, identified


Charlotte protesters keep marching
after police release shooting video


Charlotte police videos released but
question of gun still unanswered


Eight, including toddler,
hurt in Baltimore shooting


Black man shot dead by police in Oklahoma
remembered in music-filled service


Yemen plans U.N. complaint over
Iran weapons transfers -minister


Bosnian Serbs to hold a disputed
vote amid ethnic tensions


China, Cuba agree to deepen ties
during PM Li's Havana visit


Charlotte shooting victim's family
says killing doesn't make sense


Kids in tow, Prince William,
Kate begin visit to Canada


Charlotte police release video
of fatal shooting after protests


Gabon opposition leader rejects
ruling upholding Bongo poll win


Philippines tells world not to
interfere in Duterte drugs war


UK doctors call
off strike action


Michigan State football players
emulate raised-fist protest in NFL


Canada, China sign law enforcement
agreements during Li visit


Demonstrators rally in Oklahoma before
funeral of black man shot by police


Netanyahu to meet Clinton and
Trump during U.S. visit: sources


Clinton server tech told FBI of
colleagues' worries about system


Eighteen killed in Islamic State
attack north of Iraq's Tikrit


UAE says Iran wasted no time in
undermining regional security


Obama says new black history
museum tells story of America


Protesters rally again to demand
Charlotte police release shooting video


Egypt's Sisi promises justice
after migrant ship capsize


Finns protest against racism after
man assaulted at neo-Nazi rally dies


Battle rages near Aleppo,
air onslaught continues


Ecuador hopes hearing marks 'beginning
of the end' of Assange saga


N.Y. Times endorses Clinton
in White House race


U.N., AU, EU press Congolese
leaders to stop political violence


Balkan route nations say to focus on
achievable ways to prevent new migrant influx


Thousands march in Dublin,
abroad for Irish abortion rights


India's Modi hits out at
Pakistan after attack in Kashmir


Hungary PM says Europe should
process refugees in Libya


Swaziland's rhino horn sale bid seen
doomed at U.N. meeting on wildlife trade


Corbyn calls for unity after winning
Britain's Labour leadership vote


Mourners weep at funeral for
black teen shot by Ohio police


Syrian government makes Aleppo
advance in major attack


Pope offers comfort to friends and
relatives of Nice attack victims


Gabon increases security after
court upholds Bongo poll win


Hollande says Calais migrants
to be dispersed around France


Re-elected head of Britain's Labour
Party, Corbyn calls for unity


Leftist Corbyn re-elected as
leader of Britain's Labour Party


Clash kills soldier, Kurdish
militant in southeast Turkey


Syrian government seizes area in
Aleppo attack, death toll climbs


Black teen fatally shot by Columbus,
Ohio, police to be mourned Saturday


Warplanes press attack on
rebel-held eastern Aleppo


Anti-Brexit group challenges UK
government over Article 50 disclosure


Takata failed to report 2003 air
bag rupture to U.S. road authority


Indonesia arrests key people
smuggler who targeted Australia


Four al Qaeda members killed in
suspected U.S. drone strike: officials


Warplanes mount new strikes
on rebel-held Aleppo


Charlotte march peaceful, pressure
rises to release shooting tapes


Three dead in shooting at mall
in Washington state: media


Ohio system of purging inactive
voters not legal: court


Thai police raid on suspected foreign
forgery gang uncovers body in freezer


Australia welcomes arrest of alleged
key Indonesian people smuggler


Charlotte marchers demand
police release shooting tapes


School bus overturns near
Houston, injuring 14


Ecuador tells U.N. 'political
battle' needed to combat tax havens


Hillary Clinton postpones trip
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Brazil Supreme Court OKs probe
into allegations citing Temer


Target shakes up online
leadership with eye on rivals


Protesters in Charlotte demand
police release tapes of shooting


Costa Rica gets 100 illegal immigrants a
day hoping to get to U.S.


Gabon court rejects opposition
challenge to presidential poll result


Troops take to Charlotte
streets, dramatic video released


Appeals court overturns Indiana
death row inmate's conviction


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leave successor 'problem from hell'


U.S. says THAAD not negotiable, but
confident on North Korea sanctions


Twitter initiates talks with
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Obama vetoes Sept. 11 Saudi bill,
sets up showdown with Congress


Loaded gun found in North Carolina
had fingerprints matching victim: CNN


'Bridgegate' trial star witness
describes favors for endorsements


Colombia's FARC rebels ratify
peace accord to end 52-year war


Warplanes bomb Aleppo after
Syrian army launches offensive


Year's busiest week for U.S. IPOs
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Yellowstone River reopens after deadly
parasite killed thousands of fish


Defying U.N., North Korea vows
to strengthen nuclear capability


Long a rival, Ted Cruz endorses
Trump in U.S. presidential race


Some Yahoo users close accounts amid
fears breach could have ripple effects


Clinton leads Trump by 4 points ahead of
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Exclusive: Goldman axing nearly 30 percent
of Asia investment banking jobs - sources


Clashes in central
Congo kill at least 13


White House, government agencies
discuss possible shutdown


Most Clinton emails to be
released after election: WSJ


Adult, larval insecticides pack deadly
punch to mosquitoes, Zika: U.S.


Wall Street sinks as energy
shares, Facebook drag


Chelsea Manning sentenced
to solitary for suicide try


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winning over women will be key


Mariners suspend Clevenger
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family releases own video


U.N. urges U.S., China, others to
ratify nuclear test ban treaty


Turkish cleric calls for international
body to examine coup charges


EU drops Myanmar rights resolution,
citing progress under Suu Kyi


SpaceX blast investigation suggests
breach in oxygen tank's helium system


Afghan peace deal with warlord an
'encouraging' step: U.S. general


Trump names Cruz ally Mike Lee as
possible Supreme Court justice


Obama faces prospect of first veto
override on Sept. 11 Saudi bill


Wall Street falls as investors
assess valuations after rally


Tennessee man kills two supervisors,
himself after work meeting


Morocco, seeking support for W.Sahara
plan, asks to rejoin African bloc


Family of black man slain by Carolina
police calls for video release


Mideast Quartet warns that Israeli
settlements eroding two-state solution


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peace deal with warlord 'encouraging'


Libyan oil port takeover gives
edge to eastern commander


Kosovo hacker gets 20 years in U.S.
for helping Islamic State militants


Germany, France hit back at
Boris Johnson's 'baloney' jibe


Angry passenger assaults
Turkish bus driver


College Board chief promises changes
to SAT test amid controversies


Yemen president vows at U.N. to
'extract Yemen from claws of Iran'


U.S. lawmakers have 'grave concern'
over Boeing, Airbus Iran licenses


Trump expected to release new list
of potential Supreme Court justices


Tulsa officer booked on manslaughter
charge for shooting unarmed man


Romanian senator resigns to
allow manslaughter investigation


Cargill Cedar Rapids, Iowa, soy plant
closed after heavy rains: trade


Sweden charges three over smuggling
of 170 migrants through Europe


Several people injured in
Chile building collapse


Bolivia's Morales accuses Chile
of restricting access to ports


Kenya charges radical Muslim
cleric's widow over police attack


Ukraine says peace process
at risk without EU sanctions


Twitter begins discussions
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Turkish journalist detained over
'subliminal coup messages': media


Anti-Trump campaigners tear down
cardboard wall at Brandenburg Gate


Japanese PM says wants to
deepen economic ties with Cuba


Wall Street opens lower
after three-day rally


Sahara chief Roy gets temporary
relief from Indian court


Twitter moving closer to sale: possible
suitors salesforce, Google: CNBC


Peaceful protests in Charlotte as
family sees video of man's slaying


More than 130 bodies recovered from
migrant boat capsize off Egypt


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Oklahoma police officer turns
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new page in Japan-Cuba relations


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UPS launches U.S. drone test flights
for urgent medical deliveries


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Russia and Pakistan to hold
first joint military exercise


Chinese agencies mount coordinated
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Tanzanian lecturer charged with
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increased attacks on civilians


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offensive declared: rescue worker, monitor


Parent bloggers question role
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Kyrgyz leader arrives in
Russia for heart treatment


Ex-U.S. Representative Weiner probed
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LaGuardia terminal in New York: media


Charlotte protests continue as
family views video of shooting


Gunman kills two, takes own
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U.N. aviation agency snubs
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Japan PM raises North Korea nuclear
program with Cuba's Fidel Castro


Nicaragua rejects U.S. bill for
loans with strings attached


South Korea says time to reconsider
North Korea's U.N. membership


Philippines seeks Duterte visits to Japan,
China late October: foreign ministry sources


Syria toxic gas inquiry report delayed;
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Trump says he would push
universities to reduce tuition


Work on sex life of rats, life as a
badger honored at Ig Nobel Prizes


Three Phoenix policemen resign
after making motorist eat marijuana


Anti-UAW worker group at VW
Tennessee plant loses representation


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Hillary Clinton spars with comedian
on parody talk-show interview


Yahoo says hackers stole data
from 500 million accounts in 2014


Jordan's Islamists gain foothold
in parliament after long absence


Syria announces new offensive,
diplomats fail to renew truce


Severely disabled Wisconsin girl
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Kentucky Supreme Court blocks
governor's college funding cuts


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arranging dismissal as finance minister


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Chicago police officer pleads not
guilty to civil rights charges


Tulsa officer charged with manslaughter
for fatal shooting seen on video


Cleveland settles 'I can?t breathe' wrongful
death lawsuit with black man?s family


Palestinians' Abbas seeks British apology
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U.S. lawmakers accuse Russia of
seeking to influence U.S. election


Wall Street extends Fed-fueled
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Gabon constitutional court starts
hearing on disputed election


U.S., Canada aboriginal tribes form
alliance to stop oil pipelines


California ballot has record
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Clinton proposes 65 percent tax
on U.S. billionaire estates


Proposed abortion ban a dilemma
for Polish ruling party


Image purported to be Michelle
Obama's passport posted online


Ex-Cuomo advisers, others charged
in New York corruption cases


U.S. appeals court hears arguments
on Virginia's voter ID law


Chicago mayor to unveil crime
fighting plans amid wave of violence


Romanians protest after politician
escapes death investigation


Senate splits over bill to
avoid government shutdown


Accused New York bomber's wife back;
lawyer seeks access to suspect


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Syria pound Turkish border town


Trump doubles down on 'law-and-order'
appeal in White House bid


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Moonlight sonata: fish's nocturnal
'singing' secrets revealed


U.S. funding bill to avoid government
shutdown hits Democratic opposition


Senators seek Labor Department probe of
Wells Fargo over wage, hour violations


Abe becomes first Japanese leader
to visit Communist-ruled Cuba


Obama to veto September 11 lawsuit
bill by Friday: White House


UK may not need two years to get
EU divorce deal: foreign minister


Satanic Temple finds home at site of
former Massachusetts witch trials


Libyan forces say foil Islamic
State car bombings in Sirte


Vietnam seeks to up retiring age
as population pressures pensions


Michigan man charged with killing
4 children murdered previous wife


Death toll rises to 52 after
migrant boat capsizes off Egypt


USS Cole victims can get Sudan assets,
over U.S. objection: U.S. court


Pope says journalism based on fear-mongering,
gossip is form of 'terrorism'


At least 12 killed by suicide
bomber in southern Syrian town


Secret mediator helped guide
Colombia to peace deal


WTO says EU failed to
rein in Airbus subsidies


Top U.S. general: Unwise to share
intelligence with Russia on Syria


Mexico investigates Veracruz
governor for embezzlement


Seeking to protect NATO, Britain
could yet thwart EU defense plans


Tesla sues Michigan officials
over state bar on sales


Brazil judge orders release
of former finance minister


Iran's Rouhani at U.N. calls on rival
Saudi to cease 'divisive policies'


U.S. job market firming; tight
inventories constraining housing


Nine hurt, 44 arrested in second
night of Charlotte, N.C. protests


Gabon braces for violence
on eve of election ruling


Sweden plans wider police powers
in clampdown on asylum seekers


Russian election chiefs to investigate
Reuters findings of irregularities


USTR says WTO finds $22 billion
in illegal Airbus subsidies


EU court moves to keep Hamas,
Tamil Tigers off terrorism list


Migrants tell of clamor to survive
as teeming boat sinks off Egypt


Aleppo hit by worst strikes for months
as Putin, Assad ignore U.S. plea


Iraqi army says it recaptured
key town south of Mosul


Two Spaniards arrested, accused
of glorifying Islamic State


Venezuela opposition fumes as
door slams on 2016 Maduro vote


Putin's close friend: Donald
Trump will be next U.S. president


Brazil police arrest former finance
minister in Petrobras probe


Rocket fired from Syria
hurts 6 in Turkey: officials


Nasdaq hits record high after
Fed leaves rates unchanged


Italian minister under renewed
fire for Fertility Day campaign


Prosecutors, public defender squabble
over status of accused NY bomber


NYC mayor warns Trump: 'stop and
frisk' will make things worse


Vietnam upholds jail terms
for political bloggers


Rocket attack from Syria hurts six, including
five children, in Turkish town: officials


EU reviews ex-commissioner
Kroes' offshore directorship


South African police clash with
students at tuition fee protest


Corruption charges
unveiled in New York


U.S. jobless claims drop to
two-month low as labor market firms


Charlotte, N.C. in state of emergency
after second night of violence


People wounded after rocket fire
hits Turkish border town: CNN Turk


Bahrain court dismisses appeal against
dissolution of Shi'ite opposition group: paper


Warplanes hit Aleppo in heaviest
attack in months, defy U.S.


Italian officials support each
other in lonely stand against mafia


U.S. to boost Haitian deportations,
but Haiti may not take them


Soothing Fed lifts world stocks,
Wall Street eyes record highs


Public media independence
undermined in Poland: OSCE


Indonesia seizes fertilizer ship
in Bali, suspecting bomb plot


Schaeuble defends Bavarian ally
in twist to German coalition row


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