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North Korean defectors see American dream deferred as reality sets in the US

theguardian.com — When Chang Ho Kim was living in North Korea, information trickled in from China about the world outside the closed country. Through the lens of pirated movies, he says, America had looked to Kim like "a very rich and luxurious place".

Drink pea milk and save the world? Not if the peas are flown in from France

theguardian.com — On a recent Thursday night at trendy West Hollywood vegan outpost Gracias Madres, bartenders served up cocktails, including George Clooney's Casamigos tequila, cocoa and ... pea milk. Yes, pea milk, a liquid derived from yellow split peas, is the latest non-dairy milk to hit grocery store shelves.

‘Space wrench’ goes where no man has gone before

washingtonpost.com — In the final moments of his commute, Tee Vong corkscrews into darkness. First, he places his hands through an opening about 18 inches in diameter. His head follows. Then he inexplicably pivots his torso into a narrow tunnel. With another twist, his hips get through.

A Lauded War Photographer Rediscovers Vietnam

travelandleisure.com — This crocodile lurks on Con Phung Island in the Mekong Delta, an area Ut covered. During the war, peace activist Ong Dao Dua (or the Coconut Monk) lived nearby. There's now a temple in his honor.

Joan Rivers' Facebook Page Caught in Unfortunate iPhone Promotion

hollywoodreporter.com — Joan Rivers had an unexpected message for her Facebook fans on Friday: The iPhone 6 is pretty good. The late comedian, who died Sept. 4 at 81, had apparently prepped to shill for the iPhone 6 weeks before her death, according to her social media posts early Friday.

Antonin Scalia: liberal clerks reflect on the man they knew and admired

theguardian.com — Supreme court justice Antonin Scalia's death on Saturday leaves behind a complicated legacy. The jurist will be remembered not just as a touchstone of modern conservatism, but also as one of its outsized contrarians. With a bombastic intellect and sharp writing to bolster his strict interpretation of the Constitution, Scalia inspired vitriol from his opponents.

Jay Duplass on Being a 'Muppet' on Mindy -- Vulture

vulture.com — Though his brother Mark had appeared in several of their indie films, Jay Duplass never meant to be an actor. But when the brothers' friend Mindy Kaling offered them a small role in her network sitcom, Jay decided to take the part.

Photographers Capture Images of Airplanes Against Full Moon

travelandleisure.com — The surreal shots they get are incredible. Every month, Raul Roa and his friends chase the moon. Armed with massive lenses, tripods, and flight data, they lay in wait for hours, ready to shoot an airplane perfectly framed against the glowing orb when it's full.

California gas company promises action to capture some of leaking methane

theguardian.com — The owners of the blown-out natural gas well near Los Angeles said on Sunday they would install equipment to suck up and capture some of the leaking methane - amid rising anger at the potential threat to public health and the climate.

Man pleads not guilty to supplying weapons used in San Bernardino attack

theguardian.com — The man accused of illegally supplying the weapons used in the December mass shooting in San Bernardino, California, pleaded not guilty to five federal charges on Wednesday, including conspiring with one of the shooters to commit separate and unrealized terror attacks.
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Jul 26, 2016

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Jul 23, 2016

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Jul 21, 2016

My new favorite term is: "Republican Dancing." Thank you Rachel Maddow.

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