On this Day: On October 25, 2002, Paul Wellstone died in a plane crash in northern Minnesota. Wellstone's wife Sheila and daughter Marcia were also killed in the crash along with five other people. About this photo: Paul and Sheila Wellstone memorial, Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Photo credit: US Senate / Wikimedia and Tony Webster / Wikimedia (CC BY 2.0)

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Trump Towers Residents Caught in the Publicity Crossfire (Jimmy)

Who knew that living in the glitzy Trump Towers would be such a liability? Some people really have it tough.

C02 Levels Possibly Past Point of No Return in Our Lifetime (Milicent)

Last year, the 400 parts per million benchmark was broken for the first time in recorded history – but this year may be even worse, according to the World Meteorological Organization.

Hundreds of Jewish and Arab Israeli Women March to ‘Wage Peace’ (Trevin)

The 14-day, 150 mile “March of Hope” from Rosh Hanikra to Jerusalem began on October 4th, culminating in a massive protest for the renewal of Palestinian-Israel peace negotiations. A Google news search reveals no mainstream media coverage.

AT&T, Surveillance, and Parallel Construction (Jimmy)

AT&T’s secret cell phone surveillance technology, known as Hemisphere, is helping law enforcement agencies investigate crimes. This is leading law enforcement agencies to construct a false investigative narrative to hide how they are using the technology, a process known as “Parallel Construction”.

When it Comes to Lying, Practice, Practice, Practice (Milicent)

Tell a self-serving lie, and your amygdala (a part of your brain) will, in a sense, object, and make you feel bad. Tell more such lies, and your amygdala loses its sensitivity – and the telling of even bigger lies becomes easier (according to Nature Neuroscience).

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