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Remember the Blue Dogs From Russia? Now Look at These Green Dogs From Russia

Photo: Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images and Mikhail SoluninTASS via Getty ImagesAnother pack of colourful stray dogs has gone viral in Russia, but this time they’re a rather sickly shade of green instead of vibrant blue.Stray dogs with a distinct green hue…

/ February 23, 2021
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View from The Hill: Craig Kelly’s defection leaves government with razor thin majority

Craig Kelly’s jump to the crossbench leaves Scott Morrison’s government looking like the man who suddenly finds his jacket feels a little thin in the wind. It still has a majority, but not a comfortable one. The Coalition’s block of…

/ February 23, 2021
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Janet Yellen Warns Bitcoin Is ‘Extremely Inefficient’ and ‘Highly Speculative’ as BTC Price Plunges

U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen has warned about the dangers of bitcoin as the price of the cryptocurrency took a nosedive. She sees bitcoin as a highly speculative asset and is worried about potential losses investors can suffer. Yellen also…

/ February 23, 2021
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/ February 23, 2021
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Meet the Ecosia x Earth Uprising Microgrant Winners

WRITTEN BY Ruby Au Ruby is a former social business founder and current Head of Ecosia North America. Have an idea to fight climate change? Learn more about how you can apply for a youth microgrant from Ecosia & Earth…

/ February 23, 2021
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Melbourne finally has a Crown royal commission — is this going to stop crime and gambling harm?

The Victorian government has announced a Royal Commission into Crown Melbourne, following the damning findings of the Bergin inquiry into Crown’s Sydney casino licence earlier this month. The inquiry found Crown Sydney Gaming was “not a suitable person” to operate…

/ February 23, 2021
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Politics with Michelle Grattan: Former MP Kate Ellis on the culture in parliament house

The revelation of the alleged rape of former Liberal staffer Brittany Higgins and subsequent allegations of sexual misconduct have sparked multiple inquiries into the culture of parliament house. It’s a subject on which Kate Ellis is an expert. Ellis was…

/ February 23, 2021
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Intel – From Inventors of the CPU to Laughing Stock [Part 2]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LoTx9LQIKEABecome smarter in 5 minutes by signing up for free today: http://cen.yt/mbcoldfusion6 - Thanks to Morning Brew for sponsoring today’s video.Tech Society Podcast: youtu.be/aGi1tE1NO-EPart 1: https://youtu.be/JH2nXMv6yZI--- About ColdFusion ---ColdFusion is an Australian based online media company independently run by Dagogo…

/ February 23, 2021
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Craig Kelly has just put serious pressure on the Coalition after leaving for the crossbench. Can it still govern effectively? – ABC News

When Craig Kelly walked into the Coalition party room on Tuesday morning, he was armed with a piece of paper that would throw up questions about the government's control of the House of Representatives.By submitting his letter of resignation from…

/ February 23, 2021
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Russia’s enemies fear Biden won’t fight to stop Putin’s Nord Stream 2 pipeline

Russia's adversaries in central and Eastern Europe are worried President Biden isn't willing to fight hard to stop the Russia-Germany gas pipeline Nord Stream 2 — one of Vladimir Putin's core priorities.Why it matters: The fight is the first significant…

/ February 23, 2021
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House Democrats quietly push for Shalanda Young to replace Neera Tanden as Biden’s OMB choice

House Democratic leaders are quietly mounting a campaign for Shalanda Young, a longtime congressional aide, to replace Neera Tanden as nominee for director of the Office of Management and Budget, people familiar with the matter tell Axios. Why it matters:…

/ February 23, 2021
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How did NASA’s Martian rover come to land in a crater named after a tiny Balkan village?

The world was excited by the news last week that NASA’s Perseverance rover had successfully landed in a Martian crater. The rover will now set about collecting samples from what scientists say was an ancient lake fed by a river.…

/ February 23, 2021
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Why the World Rugby guidelines banning trans athletes from the women’s game are reasonable

In 2020, World Rugby undertook a painstaking policy process to address the issue of transwomen in rugby. This led to guidelines that exclude transwomen from competing in women’s rugby at the World Cup level — the first international sports federation…

/ February 23, 2021
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Jim Carrey Makes Major Announcement In ‘Truman Show’ Style

Actor and artist Jim Carrey announced he’s stopping his cartoon takedowns of Donald Trump in a Twitter post inspired by his 1998 movie “The Truman Show.”A self-portrait from the film shows the actor as the title character about to walk through a door to the outside…

/ February 22, 2021