Bloomingburg, New York
In the News: A very strange case of voter fraud is being prosecuted by the US Justice Department. Three Bloomingburg, New York real estate developers have been charged with committing voter fraud to ensure hundreds of millions of dollars in profits. The defendants sought to overcome local opposition by falsely registering voters and paying bribes for voters who would help elect public officials favorable to their development project. Photo credit: Doug Kerr / Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)

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Credible Scientists’ Effort on Aging Pill (Russ)

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When North Korea and the West Were Forced to Cooperate (Dan)

A rumbling volcano, a group of scientists and a country plagued by sanctions and international isolation.

Obama Intends to Transfer 17 or 18 Guantánamo Detainees (Trevin)

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Finland Attempts ‘Basic Income’ (Dan)

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Goldman Sachs Undeterred by the Obama Administration (Jimmy)

The Dept of Justice took on 0 out of 25 potential cases of financial crime presented by the Financial Crisis Inquiry Committee (FCIC). No wonder Goldman Sachs is stronger than ever.