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The woman who can smell Parkinson’s disease BBC (Jeff W)
‘Escape rooms’ challenge Americans with puzzling adventures Reuters. EM: “They need to offer time windows much longer than 60 minutes, so urine-drinking enters the calculus. That’ll weed out the poseurs!”
Amgen Requires Patients in Repatha Copay Program To Surrender Their Privacy Cardio Brief (Chuck L)
The imperative of Thailand’s trade policy Bangkok Post (furzy mouse). On TPP.
Draghi sees four threats to eurozone Financial Times
EU takes member states to court over ‘bail-in’ laws to protect taxpayers Telegraph. Ah, that pesky problem of curtailing national sovereignity.
Greece’s top tax collector sacked by Tsipras Financial Times
US-Iraqi rescue operation ‘foils IS mass execution’ BBC (furzy mouse)
Turkey ready to accept six-month transition period for Syria’s Assad: officials Reuters (furzy mouse)
Putin urges US-Russia fight against Isis Financial Times
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
Security researchers face wrath of spy agencies The Register (Chuck L)
U.S. announces task force to develop drone registry Reuters (EM)
When Facebook’s “Real Name” Policies Can Kill Lauren Weinstein (Chuck L)
Researchers Prove Connected Cars Can Be Tracked IEEE Spectrum (Chuck L)
Imperial Collapse Watch
The Navy’s Sitting Ducks Bloomberg. Aircraft carriers, one of our many pet peeves.
Benghazi Committee $4.7 Million Fishing Expedition Has Come Up Empty Charles Pierce, Esquire
Impeach Hillary Clinton on day one of her presidency: Alabama Congressman Mo Brooks Alabama.com (furzy mouse). Only in America. Comments almost entirely derisive.
Here are 50 despicable things George W. Bush did before and after 9/11 RawStory (furzy mouse). Jeb seems to be over as a candidate but it’s still a good excuse to go over the Bush record.
Why Has Carly Fiorina Seemingly Dropped Off The Face Of The Earth? Ring of Fire (furzy mouse). Chorus: “Because she should have long ago!”
Paul Ryan’s request for family leave has critics crying hypocrite Mashable (furzy mouse)
Mormons Say Duty to Law on Same-Sex Marriage Trumps Faith New York Times
How Texas teaches history New York Times (RR)
Study shows Maine’s lottery amounts to multimillion-dollar tax on poor Bangor Daily News
Walmart Plays Catch-Up With Amazon New York Times. Godzilla v. Mothra.
How humans can wrest control of the markets back from computers Gillian Tett, Financial Times
Investors pile into high-yield junk bonds Financial Times
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