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Leaving Los Angeles: parting to a city of dreamers and squalor

Guardian reporter Rory Carroll reflects on six years in Los Angeles at a time of soaring wealth and desperate poverty I called Los Angeles home for six years and now, as I bid goodbye, I sift through memories that feel incompatible, discordant. There was the endlessness of the city, horizons of concrete, as you fly …

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For the sake of life on Earth, we must put a limit on wealth | George Monbiot

Increased spending power leads to environmental damage. Its hour for a radical scheme, says Guardian columnist George Monbiot It is not quite true that behind every great fortune lies a great crime. Musician and novelists, for example, can become extremely rich by dedicating other people pleasure. But it does appear to be universally true that …

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Shanghai Sacred: inside China’s religious resurgence- photo essay

Photographer and anthropologist Liz Hingley uncovers the spiritual landscape of Chinas largest city, uncovering the spaces and rituals of this cosmopolitan megalopolis that is home to 26 million people and to religious groups from Buddhism to Islam, Christianity to Bahaism, Hinduism to Taoism China is undergoing one of the great religious resurgences of our time. …

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Ronny Jackson: top veterans task for doctor who praised Trump’s ‘incredible genes’

Jackson impressed Trump at a January press conference in which he joked that the president, 71, could live to be 200 years old Ronny Jackson passed his screen exam with Donald Trump before casting even began. Jackson, the president’s personal physician and astound option to lead the huge Department of Veterans Affairs, stood before the …

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The fallout from # PlaneBae shows how voyeurism has been normalised | Arwa Mahdawi

A women account of two strangers fulfilling on a flight went viral recently, but it was not her story to share and those who participated ought to feel guilty about it If a passenger on a plane reclines their seat the moment the flight takes off, it is fair to say they are a terrible …

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Huge reduction in meat-eating’ essential’ to avoid climate breakdown

Major study also detects huge changes to farming are needed to avoid destroying Earths ability to feed its population Huge reductions in meat-eating are essential to avoid dangerous climate change, according to the most comprehensive analysis yet of the food system’s impact on the environment. In western countries, beef consumption needs to fall by 90% …

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‘I wouldn’t be the status of refugees, I’d be the girl who kicked ass’: how taekwondo constructed me

The long read: When she arrived in the US as a 10 -year-old refugee, Dina Nayeri determined it hard to fit in. But that all changed when she hatched a plan to get into Harvard by becoming a taekwondo champion When I was 13, three years after arriving in the US with my mother and …

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Shanghai Sacred: inside China’s religious resurgence- photo essay

Photographer and anthropologist Liz Hingley uncovers the spiritual landscape of Chinas largest city, uncovering the spaces and rituals of this cosmopolitan megalopolis that is home to 26 million people and to religious groups from Buddhism to Islam, Christianity to Bahaism, Hinduism to Taoism China is undergoing one of the great religious revivals of our time. …

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Trump interview: ‘I’m very popular in Britain. I is a lot of fan mail’

A round-up of some of the more eyebrow-raising statements in the US chairwomen interview with Piers Morgan Donald Trump Trump interview: ‘I’m very popular in Britain. I is a lot of fan mail’ A round-up of some of the more eyebrow-raising statements in the US president’s interview with Piers Morgan Martin Farrer Mon 29 Jan …

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