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Four ways that falling back from Daylight Saving Time can kill you TreeHugger

‘Amused us for years’: Rob the unappealing albatross finally finds a mate Guardian (MG)

Boulder weighing 1-ton mysteriously reappears in Arizona forest Fox

Violent and drunk monkeys attack tourists in paradise beach in Thailand Daily Star

Modern Cities Breed Alienation. Insurgent Urbanists Are Pushing Back. TruthOut

Urban Planners Herald End of Cars in Cities Der Spiegel

Now Comes the Naked Truth NYT. MoDo.

What Are Pickle Fork Cracks And Should You Worry About Them? Simple Flying

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Sports Desk

Look away now, England! South Africa’s triumphant rugby team pose with their World Cup after destroying Owen Farrell’s team by 32 points to 12 Daily Mail

Springboks’ victory driven by a strain of desire few others can comprehend
Guardian

The Disastrous Arrival of Video Replay in English Soccer New Yorker

2019 General Election

Like Northern Ireland, Great Britain is reaching for nationalism over economic sense Independent . Patrick Cockburn

The Incredible Disappearing Farage, and Other Electoral Oddities Craig Murray

Tories act to prevent NHS crisis hitting election hopes Guardian

Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage will not run in UK election Reuters

Hillary Clinton: Mark Zuckerberg ‘Should Pay a Price’ for Facebook Political Ads IndieWire

1. Twitter and FB stopping political ads are fundamentally different. Facebook is a tollbooth, Twitter is a megaphone. On FB you pay to get to your audience, on Twitter you get to your audience for free and pay to amplify. No ads on FB means no political speech on FB. https://t.co/VINfFConYJ

— Matt Stoller (@matthewstoller) 2 November 2019

Our Famously Free Press

CNN public editor: The network still doesn’t know how to cover ‘the squad’ Columbia Journalism Review

California Burning

Firefighters finally getting a handle on wildfires burning across California LA Times

California wildfires: Climate change driving ‘horror and the terror’ of devastating blazes, say scientists Independent

Malaysia rejects 1MDB offer from Goldman Sachs of ‘less than $2bn’ FT

Class Warfare

A Bipartisan Attack on the Homeless in Texas Jacobin

‘Political Corruption in Real Time’: Viral Video Shows North Carolina GOP Sabotaging Democracy in Effort to Secure Corporate Tax Cuts Common Dreams

Even Louisiana’s Wealthier Neighborhoods Can’t Escape Toxic Air in “Cancer Alley” ProPublica

New cocoa deals help peasant farmers, but not enough Agence France-Presse

How mega infrastructure projects in Africa, Asia and Latin America are reshaping development The Conversation

Syraqistan

The new revolutions of the Middle East are not the same, but they all share this one fatal flaw Independent Robert Fisk

US Needs To Occupy Syria Because Of Kurds Or Iran Or Chemical Weapons Or Oil Or Whatever Caitlin Johnstone

Rebuilding Syria – without Syria’s oil Asia Times. Pepe Escobar

Over a dozen killed in car bomb attack near Turkey-Syria border Al Jazeera

Embassy seizure four decades ago leaves a legacy of bitterness between Iran and the United States WaPo

The genie is out of the bottle Qantara

Saudi Aramco Launches Long-Awaited IPO WSJ

India

#BeyondTheHeadlines | 1984 Massacres: Injustice Haunts India 35 Years Later The Wire

In charts: Eggs could help reduce India’s chronic child malnutrition, a new survey shows Scroll

Chelsea, Lately The former First Daughter

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