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They kind of blew me off.
— Sean G. Kaufman, an Ebola expert who recently warned the Centers for Disease Control that training guidelines for preparedness were too lax.
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The only job left for me to run for is United States Senate, and let me just say this: I would rather die than be in the United States Senate. Okay? I would be bored to death.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie addressing the NAACP New Jersey Conference on Saturday.  
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In current-day China, competitive elections with ‘one man, one vote’ would be sure to quickly lead to a state of turmoil, chaos, even civil war.
Part of an essay by a Chinese Communist Party ideologue, Li Shenming, defending China’s National People’s Congress amid protests in Hong Kong. The New York Times has more on the unrest.
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In 1982, the CIA published an illustrated guide to cliches their writers hate. Pictured, from left to right, are illustrations of “Dire Straits”, “Heightened Tensions”, and “Parameters” from the guide. Medium’s War is Boring blog has more. (here’s the full guide from the CIA.)

In 1982, the CIA published an illustrated guide to cliches their writers hate. Pictured, from left to right, are illustrations of “Dire Straits”, “Heightened Tensions”, and “Parameters” from the guide. Medium’s War is Boring blog has more. (here’s the full guide from the CIA.)

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Nobody disputes that the climate is always changing. The question is what is the role of humans in that change—and what, if any, dangers that change presents for Americans.
Part of a policy paper on climate change from Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal’s advocacy group, America Next. The National Journal has more on the Louisiana governor’s views on climate change.
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All our hard work hasn’t been just so we could turn into a bunch of tuhao.

Jack Ma, founder and CEO of Alibaba, warning employees  that the company’s fast growth could push prices up in its hometown of Hangzhou, China. “Tuhao” is slang for the country’s “uncouth newly rich,” according to The New York Times.

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Can they be safe in bikinis… unless they are not beautiful?
Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha questioning whether tourists in his country can be safe wearing bikinis after the murder of two young travelers. (via Yahoo News)
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I would prefer more educated voters than a greater increase in the number of voters.
Georgia state Sen. Fran Millar complaining about DeKalb County’s decision to open early voting on a Sunday in an area “dominated by African American shoppers.” via Think Progress
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We like the path we’re on now. We can denounce it if it goes bad, and praise it if it goes well and ask what took him so long.
Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Ga.) on why Republicans want to avoid an authorization vote for military action against ISIS (Kingston supports holding an authorization vote). via New York Times
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I should have called the Estonians when we were setting up our health care website.
President Barack Obama, after noting that in Estonia, people can access children’s grades and health records online.
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I’ve been in many debates that I think were a disservice to democracy … so anyone who says debates are always a service to democracy hasn’t watched all the debates that I’ve been in.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on his refusal to debate ahead of the New York Democratic primary. 
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The Canadian Joint Delegation to NATO tweeted some advice for Russian soldiers entering Ukraine. Moscow claims that the soldiers are mistakenly crossing over, according to NPR. 

The Canadian Joint Delegation to NATO tweeted some advice for Russian soldiers entering Ukraine. Moscow claims that the soldiers are mistakenly crossing over, according to NPR

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What the NRA tweeted from its NRA Women account less than two days after a 9-year-old girl accidentally shot and killed a gun range instructor who was teaching her how to use an Uzi. The tweet was deleted about an hour after it was posted without explanation, according to Huffington Post. 

What the NRA tweeted from its NRA Women account less than two days after a 9-year-old girl accidentally shot and killed a gun range instructor who was teaching her how to use an Uzi. The tweet was deleted about an hour after it was posted without explanation, according to Huffington Post.