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Just How Big Is The Asia Trade Deal Obama Wants? It's A Beast

31 minutes ago

One of the most basic facts about the Trans-Pacific Partnership is also the most important: it's huge.

Before leaving for the Memorial Day holiday, the trade deal got over a big hurdle Friday when the Senate voted in favor of giving the Obama administration "fast-track" authority to negotiate the massive trade deal with Canada and 10 Asian nations.

That leaves the U.S. House, and it's not clear it has the votes yet. If it passes, though, TPP, which has angered many in the president's party, would be by far the largest free trade agreement the US has in effect.

Charter To Pay $78B For Time Warner Cable

32 minutes ago
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Storms continued to move through Texas and Oklahoma, dumping torrential rains that led to deadly flooding.

According to CNN and The New York Times, at least five people have been killed in those two states and 12 people are missing in Texas.

The Times reports:

Study Committee On Straight Ticket Voting Still Possible

2 hours ago

Straight ticket voting allows people to vote for every candidate from one party with one check of a box on their ballot.

Warren Duffy is having a bad year. The comic book store he opened in Cardiff, Wales, has shut down, leaving him in debt to his angry ex-wife. He's come home to Philadelphia to claim the inheritance left to him by his late father — a roofless, possibly haunted mansion that's only inhabitable in the most technical sense of the word. And he's basically broke, forced to make pocket money by drawing pictures at a comic book convention, where, because he's biracial, he's shunted into the "urban" section.

Game For Ancient Grain: Palestinians Find Freekeh Again

2 hours ago

In early May, Nasser Abufarha drove through the rural farmlands around Jenin in the northern West Bank and noticed the timeless features of village life. Young boys harvested cauliflower bigger than their heads, a sun-beaten old man passed on foot with a hoe propped against his shoulder and middle-aged women strolled to their modest homes on a path between waving wheat fields.

But there was one new element, says Abufarha, a Palestinian-American businessman and the founder of the largest fair trade exporter for Palestinian produce.

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Time Warner Cable and Charter Communications announced on Tuesday that they had reached a merger deal.

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Indiana's "So That Happened" Moment

In the movie State and Main actor Alec Baldwin plays an eratic and irresponsible fellow who at one point manages to get his station wagon airborne on the streets of a small town. When he emerges from the wreckage he laughs nervously and blurts out just three words: “So that happened.” We’re having a bit of a so-that-happened moment of our own in Indiana these days. Friends visiting from Colorado this week said our legislature was on the front pages of their newspapers for days during the...
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