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Does Chinese Civilization Come From Ancient Egypt?

On a cool Sunday evening in March, a geochemist named Sun Weidong gave a public lecture to an audience of laymen, students, and professors at the University of Science and Technology in Hefei, the capital city of the landlocked province of Anhui in eastern China. But the professor didn’t just talk about geochemistry. He also cited several ancient Chinese classics, …

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Man Faces Life In Prison For Stealing $31 Worth Of Candy

A New Orleans man could spend the rest of his life in jail after allegedly shoving “$31 worth of candy bars into his pockets at a Dollar General store.” The man, 34-year-old Jacobia Grimes, is being charged by prosecutors under the state’s “habitual-offender law.” Grimes has five prior convictions for theft. All of Grimes convictions “involved thefts of less than …

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Josh Hoxie – Affluenza: An Outrage in All Its Forms

Which is worse, letting a rich kid off easy for a heinous crime or allowing an ultra wealthy adult to drain public coffers through bribery? These two scenarios may seem completely unrelated, but they both illustrate the corrupting influence of modern inequality—treating those at the top differently than the rest of the country. Consider the case of Ethan Couch. Ethan …

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Jay Syrmopoulos – Putin Reveals ISIS Funded By 40 Countries, Including G20 Members

Antalya, Turkey – Russian President Vladimir Putin has announced that he has shared intelligence with the other G20 member states, which reveals the 40 countries from which ISIS finances the majority of their terrorist activities. The list reportedly included a number of G20 countries. “I provided examples based on our data on the financing of different Islamic State (IS, formerly …