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Thinking Aloud: Late-Summer Reading

Aug. 18, 2015 by Darius  Looking for some late-summer beach reading?  Here are a few recommendations from my recent vacation. All these are the first books in their respective series. The Black Echo by Michael Connelly. The body of a … Continue reading

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News You Really Need To See: “Cartels Fracture in Mexico As Drug Kingpins Fall, And Violence Surges”

“Cartels Fracture in Mexico As Drug Kingpins Fall, And Violence Surges” The New York Times, August 13, 2015, p.A4 http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/13/world/americas/as-mexico-arrests-kingpins-cartels-splinter-and-violence-spikes.html “For years, the United States has pushed countries battling powerful drug cartels, like Mexico, to decapitate the groups by killing … Continue reading

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Thinking Aloud: “The Hidden Reason for Poverty the World Needs to Address Now”

Apr. 28, 2015 by Darius  Over the past 35 years, the percentage of people around the world living in extreme poverty, less than a dollar a day, has fallen from around 50% to only 15%.  But if the poverty threshold … Continue reading

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News You Really Need To See: “S. African Nuclear Plans Unnerve U.S.”

“S. African Nuclear Plans Unnerve U.S.” The Washington Post, March 15, 2015, p.A1 http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/africa/us-unease-about-nuclear-weapons-fuel-takes-aim-at-a-south-african-vault/2015/03/13/b17389f6-2bc1-4515-962d-03c655d0e62d_story.html “Enough nuclear explosive to fuel half a dozen bombs, each powerful enough to obliterate central Washington or most of Lower Manhattan, is locked in a former silver … Continue reading

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News You Really Need To See: “Murder in the Heart of Moscow Has Hallmarks of Professional Hit”

“Murder in the Heart of Moscow Has Hallmarks of Professional Hit” Bloomberg Businessweek, February 28, 2015 http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-02-28/murder-in-the-heart-of-moscow-has-hallmarks-of-professional-hit “The Friday night killing of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov just outside the Kremlin, in one of the most closely watched areas of Russia, … Continue reading

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News You Really Need To See: “Criminals, Terrorists Find Uses for Drones”

“Criminals, Terrorists Find Uses for Drones” The Wall Street Journal, January 29, 2015, p.B3 http://www.wsj.com/articles/criminals-terrorists-find-uses-for-drones-raising-concerns-1422494268 “Law-enforcement officials have discovered criminals smuggling drugs and other contraband across the U.S. border and into prisons using the types of consumer drones increasingly popular with … Continue reading

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News You Really Need To See: “Smuggled Giraffes and Illicit Ivory: Interpol’s Nine Most Wanted Environmental Criminals”

“Smuggled Giraffes and Illicit Ivory: Interpol’s Nine Most Wanted Environmental Criminals” Bloomberg Businessweek, November 21, 2014 http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-11-21/interpols-nine-most-wanted-environmental-criminals “Interpol has launched its first Most Wanted list for environmental criminals. The international policing agency is targeting nine fugitives for evading charges that include illegal … Continue reading

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