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Why is Vladimir Putin holding a news conference just for kids?

Why is Vladimir Putin holding a news conference just for kids?

Russian President Vladimir Putin. (Alexey Nikolsky/AFP/Getty Images)

MOSCOW — The ad begins: “Hey, did you see?” one Russian tween IMs to another on Russia’s version of Facebook.

The news is that Putin’s going to be talking to kids on TV.…

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Why Is Boots More Concerned About Anti-Contraception Sexists Than Women Who Need The Morning After Pill?

Why Is Boots More Concerned About Anti-Contraception Sexists Than Women Who Need The Morning After Pill?

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“We would not want to be accused of incentivizing inappropriate use, and provoking complaints, by significantly reducing the price of this product.”

So wrote Boots chief pharmacist Marc Donovan in a letter to bpas. To what dangerous, immoral drug …

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Travelers flying to the U.S. from Mexico and Canada will now face addition security screenings

Travelers flying to the U.S. from Mexico and Canada will now face addition security screenings

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Anyone flying to the United States from the nation’s immediate neighbors — Mexico and Canada — will have to go through a new ream of security measures, as of Wednesday.

Both WestJet and AirCanada have posted travel advisories …

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Work: Not A Gig We Can Mess With

Work: Not A Gig We Can Mess With

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Our growing ‘gig economy’ just got a warning shot to improve worker rights, and the ‘Great Repeal Bill’ may see the start of a mass removal of many more. Quite a week.

The two landmark events …

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SIU student beaten, robbed before his death, indictment charges

SIU student beaten, robbed before his death, indictment charges

Gaege Bethune, left, has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of Pravin Varughese. (Jackson County sheriff’s office, Family photo)

More than three years after the mysterious death of a Morton Grove man away at Southern Illinois University, details …

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Woolly mammoth on the verge of resurrection, scientists say

Woolly mammoth on the verge of resurrection, scientists say

The woolly mammoth vanished from the Earth 4,000 years ago, but now scientists say they are on the brink of resurrecting the ancient beast in a revised form, through an ambitious feat of genetic engineering.

Speaking ahead of the American …

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The Republican Plan to Kill FEMA Might Have an Upside

The Republican Plan to Kill FEMA Might Have an Upside

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Water pushed up by Hurricane Sandy splashes into the window of a building standing by the shore in Bellport, New York, Oct. 30, 2012.

This story originally appeared on Mother Jones and has been reprinted here with permission …

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Aguirre: ‘No proof’ of VIP treatment of inmates

Aguirre: ‘No proof’ of VIP treatment of inmates

(UPDATED) The justice chief says what he only approved was the use of air ‘coolers’ by inmates who suffered from high blood pressure. This, he says, is not a form of special treatment.

CONFIRMATION. The confirmation of Justice Secretary Vitaliano …

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You Can’t Depend on Antivirus Software Anymore

You Can’t Depend on Antivirus Software Anymore

In 2005, Panda Software reported that a new strain of malware was discovered every 12 minutes. In 2016, the cybersecurity company McAfee says it found four every second.

And those were just the strains the companies could detect. For malware—the …

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Defer, delay, dawdle, demur

Defer, delay, dawdle, demur

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No matter what you call it, Jason Surendran was a first-class procrastinator. Until he put things off one too many times

Facts & Arguments is a daily personal piece submitted by readers. Have a story to tell? See …

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