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The Battle for Picasso’s Mind by John Meroney

It was probably the strangest stunt the CIA ever attempted. The United States needed to win the hearts and minds of Pro-Soviet leftists in Europe during the Cold War. The agency’s weapon of choice? Modern art. And amazingly, it worked.

“The day begins at around 9:00 am, with the workers drinking two beers and some coffee, if desired, before going to clean the streets”

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Amsterdam has put a group of chronic alcoholics to work tidying up the city streets. Their payment? Beer, cigarettes, and Euros.

Morning Dose of Rob Farley

Ignorance Was Bliss

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News from outside the comfort zone

The news without photos

Confused jihadists in Syria

Rich countries backtrack on their climate change promises

Loosening the one child law in China

Militias attack protesters in Libya

Bulgarians take to the streets

Uighurs vs China

The Earth’s forests continue to disappear

Central African Republic – “We live and die here like animals”

Possible changes on abortion in Chile

China’s Mystery Warriors
 

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KC Ortiz is a photojournalist based in Bangkok

Ignorance Was Bliss

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News from outside the comfort zone

Guantanamo North

The poisoning of Arafat

The rich keep getting richer

Pakistani Taliban promise revenge

You stay classy, Nestle

US executions stall due to drug shortage

Aggressive peace keepers in the Congo

The Chinese run around

10,000 feared dead in Phillipines from Typhoon Haiyan

No love from the US for their Afghan friends

 

KC Ortiz / @kcortizphoto

KC Ortiz is a photojournalist based in Bangkok

Ignorance Was Bliss

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News from outside the comfort zone

Obama and propaganda photos

Children pimps in Indonesia

No justice to be found in CIA Secret Prison cases

More then 1,500 Rohingya have fled Burma this week

More bad news for the journo world, two RFI reporters slain in Mali

Militants in Tunisia

Psycho stalker USA (NSA)

Drug crisis in Afghanistan

Preparing for a North Korean Collapse

China blames separatists for Tienanmen Attack

 

KC Ortiz / @kcortizphoto

KC Ortiz is a photojournalist based in Bangkok

Lunchtime Laughter

Obama Caught Lip-Syncing Speech

Is Writing in Someone Else’s Voice Considered a Halloween Costume?

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Rembert Browne imagines a letter written by Michelle Obama to Kanye West.

This Morning in Cool U.N. Committee Names

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The UN is taking steps to defend planet Earth from humongous space rocks by creating “The International Asteroid Warning Group” which will be manned by members of the “Association of Space Explorers,” and directed by the “Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space.”

There’s Already an Insane Conspiracy Theory About the New $100 Bill

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A nuclear missile attack in NYC!

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Ignorance Was Bliss

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News from outside the comfort zone
 
30 Million people still live as slaves in the world today

Militarization of the Arctic

Bombings across Burma

Student Labor in China making your Apples

Activists are terrorists in the UK

Kuta Cowboys and HIV in Bali

Who profits from Cocaine? Not the growers in Peru

Russia vs Netherlands

Hyenas and mental illness in Somalia

James Foley turns 40 and is still missing in Syria

 

KC Ortiz / @kcortizphoto

KC Ortiz is a photojournalist based in Bangkok

“A World Cup of Terror”

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First Capital Command, Brazil’s biggest drug cartel is issuing threats in advance of the 2014 World Cup.

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