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October 7, 2013

The philanthropists financing the movement may have exaggerated the potential benefits of some reforms and taken some wrong turns, but there’s no conspiracy to destroy the public schools.

-- "Occam’s razor was among the deletions, for reasons best explained by way of an elaborate hypothesis."

-- "A grassroots committee is calling for all adults in Switzerland to receive an unconditional income of 2,500 Swiss francs ($2,800) per month from the state, with the aim of providing a financial safety net for the population."

-- "China’s 'ghost cities' may be a lot less ghostly than previously thought."

-- "Nearly nine-in-ten Republicans and Republican leaners who agree with the Tea Party (88%) say Obama should agree to cuts or delays in the health care law and 72% think it would be unacceptable for GOP leaders to agree to a deal that does not include those changes, even if it is the only way to quickly end the shutdown."

-- "The United States and the European Union were forced to cancel the second round of major trade talks in Brussels next week because of the government shutdown."

-- "The philanthropists financing the movement may have exaggerated the potential benefits of some reforms and taken some wrong turns, but there’s no conspiracy to destroy the public schools."

-- "It was, said one, 'on.'"

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