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Putin orders to end trade in US dollars at Russian seaports

Russian President Vladimir Putin has instructed the government to approve legislation making the ruble the main currency of exchange at all Russian seaports by next year, according to the Kremlin website. To protect the interests of stevedoring companies with foreign currency obligations, the government was instructed to set a transition period before switching to ruble […]

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Death toll roses to 94 after 7.1 Quake strikes Mexico, collapsing buildings

A 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck near Mexico City Tuesday afternoon, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said, killing at least 94 people and leaving multiple people reportedly trapped in collapsed buildings. The death toll from the earthquake has risen to 94 nationwide after the Mexico City government reported 30 people killed in the capital. Mexico State […]

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File a FOIA, Get Sued

Government agencies forget they work for the public. Ed Krayewski|Sep. 19, 2017 4:37 pm Martin Bowling/flickrState and local agencies around the country have taken to suing people who file Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests, the Associated Press reports. The agencies don’t sue the citizens for monetary damage, saying they simply want a judge to […]

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Trump Addresses U.N., Hurricane Maria Smashes Dominica, and U.K. Will Stop Training Myanmar Military: P.M. Links

Christian Britschgi|Sep. 19, 2017 4:31 pm Janet Mayer / Splash News/NewscomTrump addressed U.N. General Assembly today, warning of rogue regimes, and ‘rocket man’ Kim Jung Un. Hurricane Maria does ‘mind boggling’ damage to Island of Dominica. San Francisco blocks development over ‘bulky’ design. U.K. stops training Myanmar military following its use of violence against the […]

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You Won’t Believe How This Dating Site Is Now Filtering Users

One of the most popular dating apps is filtering its users by support for Planned Parenthood, because a “shared cause is sexy” even when it’s America’s largest abortion provider. Last week, dating site and app OkCupid (OkC) advertised a “new profile badge” to help users “filter for Planned Parenthood supporters” for a month. “Connect over a shared cause!” one […]

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