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‘Game of Thrones’ Season 6 made a massive social impression, even on YouTube

Image: hbo Hey, have you heard of this show? It’s called Game of Thrones, and loads of people watch it, but what’s remarkable is that loads of people post, talk, tweet, and post YouTube videos about it. New data from YouTube shows the most popular Game of Thrones houses, characters, and online videos as we […]

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How the middle class hoards wealth and opportunity for itself

American society is dominated by an elite 20% that ruthlessly protects its own interests When I was growing up, my mother would sometimes threaten my brother and me with electrocution. Well, thats not quite right. In fact, the threat was of lessons in elocution, but we wittily, we thought renamed them. Growing up in a […]

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Big tobacco still sees big business in America’s poor

The US is pegged as an exciting market, but this growth disproportionately affects the poor including the industrys growers and laborers Wheeling his oxygen tank in behind him, Leslie E Adams shuffled into the lung doctors exam room and let out a long string of rattling coughs. He tried to catch his breath, and coughed […]

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Liu Xiaobo cremated in ‘private ceremony’, amid fears for wife’s safety

Liu Xia attends the cremation, but rights activists say they have not heard from her in three days The Nobel laureate and democracy icon Liu Xiaobo has been cremated in north-eastern China, Chinese authorities have announced, amid growing fears for the safety of his wife, Liu Xia. Carl von Ossietzky, died under surveillance after years […]

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