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Our 24/7 Economy’s Effect on Quality of Life (Jeff C.)
Researchers examine the impact on children’s development as more parents work nonstandard hours, sacrificing health and well-being
Amid F-Bomb & Uproar, CA Dems Pressured to Get Behind Single Payer (Trevin)
In a rally during California Democrats’ convention in Sacramento, nurses and healthcare activists urged support for the Healthy California Act — which would create universal health care for Californians. The state’s Democratic Party chairman John Burton’s response? “Shut the f- up or go outside.”
Shale Oil & Gas Production Costs Soar (Jeff C.)
There is dire trouble in the shale patch that very few are aware. Rapid deterioration of oil and gas economics are eating into company cash flows, and it’s all a result of relentless depletion.
Israel Plugs Holes After Trump Leaks to Russians (DH)
Israel made changes to intelligence-sharing protocols with the US in the wake of President Trump’s disclosure of classified information in a White House meeting with Russian diplomats.
Getting Julian Assange: The Untold Story (Trevin)
Although the Swedish case has been dropped, “the Metropolitan Police say they still intend to arrest Assange for bail infringement should he leave the embassy.”