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    PayPal’s acquisition of Xoom shows it’s single and ready to mingle [qz.com] As PayPal readies to spin off from eBay this month—flush with $5 billion in cash and no debt—it’s becoming clear the company’s acquisition spree is…
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      Liberia fears a new Ebola epidemic after second case is discovered [qz.com] Seven weeks after being declared Ebola-free, Liberia has found a second case of the deadly disease, sparking fears that the country could find itself back…
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        Guess where Mexico-bashing Donald Trump makes his suits [qz.com] Donald Trump has had some nasty things to say about Mexicans lately. In the announcement of his 2016 bid for the US presidency, he called…
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          Quartz Daily Brief—Asia edition—America’s jobs tally, Greek bank reopenings, the US-Cuba rapprochement, guacamole rage [qz.com] What to watch for today The US jobs report leads into a holiday weekend. Analysts expect that the Labor Department’s monthly figures, ou…
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            Peas are not the grossest things you can put in your guacamole [qz.com] It was a day like any other. The sun was shining. The air was crisp. None of us knew, though, because we were sitting inside…
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              This one eye color is associated with higher rates of alcohol dependence [qz.com] Geneticists at the University of Vermont have revealed links between eye color and alcohol dependency, suggesting it occurs more frequently among people with blue eyes…
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                It’s taken only 70 years for humans to drastically change the planet [qz.com] With 7 billion of us on the planet, it’s a great time to be alive for a human. But not the rest of the ecosystems…
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                  The United States is investigating airfare price collusion [qz.com] The US Department of Justice is investigating the pricing practices of airlines as part of an antitrust investigation, the Associated Press (AP) reports. The AP…
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                    Chinese and Indian companies are pricing local African firms out of World Bank-backed construction projects [qz.com] For many years, infrastructure projects in developing countries–funded by multilateral organizations like the World Bank–were often awarded to inte…
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                      The US and Cuba restore diplomatic ties after 54 years [qz.com] President Obama announced that the United States and Cuba will open embassies in their respective countries later this month in a historic step to restore…
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                        The odd new employee benefits coming to American workplaces [qz.com] In their efforts to retain talent, American companies are getting more and more creative in the perks they offer employees. A survey of more than…
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                          Donald Trump is now at second place in the Republican campaign, thanks to old and conservative Americans [qz.com] With all the backlash to Donald Trump calling Mexicans “rapists” and criminals—both NBC and Macy’s cut all ties with the real estate mogul—it would ap…
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                            Black churches are burning while we declare victory over a flag [qz.com] The debate over the Confederate flag has ignited the US, leading to an uprising of public opinion calling for its removal from public places and…
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                              Why China won’t listen to Western scientists about genetically modifying the human embryo [qz.com] We’ve avoided a nightmare before, so surely we can do it again. That’s what scientists hope for with the technology that may soon allow the…
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                                Sir Nicholas Winton, “Britain’s Schindler,” has died at 106 [qz.com] Sir Nicholas Winton, who organized the rescue and rehoming of nearly 700 mostly Jewish children out of Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia, has died at an astounding 106…
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                                  Vegan and vegetarian diets are the best for losing weight, new study finds [qz.com] There are those who believe that the ticket to a summer beach body is eating hoards of meat. Others opt for avoiding meat all together.…
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                                    Old man pants are cool now [qz.com] Full-cut, high-waisted, and hiked up to the anatomical waist, they appeared repeatedly on the runways at the recently wrapped men’s fashion shows in Europe. Numerous…
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                                      Greece: Now what happens? [qz.com] You can follow Scott on Twitter at @Disalmanacarian and his book at @Disalmanac. We welcome your comments at ideas@qz.com.
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                                        Africans are crowd-sourcing beautiful images of their lives to fight media stereotypes [qz.com] Most of the world sees Africa in media images of starving children, war, and exotic wildlife, so it may come as news to some that…
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                                          Photos: The real-life Patch Adams proves laughter is the best medicine in Armenia [qz.com] Every year, Patch Adams leads volunteers to the world’s most distressed regions to engage in an unexpected form of social and medical activism: clowning. You…