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Leid Stories—Wanted: Your Keen Analysis of the Zillion Ways The Duopoly Drove Us Crazy This Week—08.05.16

Soooo much to talk about—a week in which just about everything and everyone in politics went off the deep end. As survivors of the madness, it falls us to put things in [proper] perspective. Help keep the insidious mind benders at bay. Tell us what we need to know about their shenanigans. It’s “Free Your Mind Friday” on Leid Stories. …

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Cynthia McKinney – America, we have a problem: Homelessness is out of control

It’s hard to imagine that the country that controls so much nuclear firepower and drops so many bombs every day is unwilling to educate its children and house its own people. The poor have been with us since there was an “us.” And, as much as I would like to see zero poverty in the United States, a country that spends trillions …

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Plants’ ability to adapt could change conventional wisdom on climate change, U of M study finds

Plants speed up their respiratory metabolism as temperatures rise, leading to a long-held concern that as climate warms the elevated carbon release from a ramped-up metabolism could flip global forests from a long-term carbon sink to a carbon source, further accelerating climate change. However, a new University of Minnesota study with more than 1,000 young trees has found that plants …