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- US Oil Boom 2014: US Railroads Are Moving Greater Volumes Of Crude Oil This Year Amid Bakken Drilling Boom (Maria Gallucci, International Business Times) Crude oil transportation by rail has nearly tripled in four years.
- Ebola Doctor Reveals How Infected Americans Were Cured (Dina Fine Maron, Scientific American) The cures in the U.S. are transferable to Africa. They simply require procedures which are not yet done there.
- The criminalisation of American business (The Economist) The Economist thinks the American justice system is doing a terrible job of identifying the criminal acts in business operations and in punishing (really not punishing) the criminals.
- Recent articles about Ferguson:
At least 5 current Ferguson officers apart from Brown shooter figure in lawsuits (Kimberly Kindy and Carol D. Leonnig, The Washington Post)
- Articles about wars elsewhere in the world:
Israel’s defense establishment recommends easing Gaza restrictions (Amos Harel, Haaretz)
Libya May Be Focus Of Major Rift Between US And Regional Allies (OilPrice.com, Naked Capitalism)
Pentagon: Iraq Operations Costing U.S. More Than $7.5 Million A Day (Zeke J. Miller, Time)
Russia Warns Ukraine Gas Reserves ‘Critical’ Ahead of Winter (Nigel Wilson, International Business Times)
Putin: You better not come after a nuclear-armed Russia (Greg Botelho and Laura Smith-Spark, CNN)
Russian ‘Invasion’ Breaks Budapest Memorandum, May Prompt NATO Action (Christopher Haress, International Business Times)
Vladimir Putin calls for escape route for trapped Ukrainian soldiers as fighting rages (Annie Gowan, The Washington Post)
28 volunteer soldiers trapped in Ukrainian town by separatists escape, officials say (Annie Gowan, The Washington Post)
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