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Siemens CEO: America Invented Globalization—Why Give It Up?

“And he urges the United States to stick with its long-standing openness to the wider world” writes Uri Friedman for theatlantic.com. He understands why the Trump administration has proposed reducing the corporate tax rate, which he agrees is “among the highest in the world” and can inhibit investment in the United States. Source: theatlantic.com Share This:

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Grenfell death toll may fall as ‘fraudsters have invented missing loved ones’

“The death toll from Grenfell Tower may fall because some of those missing have been invented by fraudsters, the police have revealed” writes Patrick Minford for telegraph.co.uk. There are eight people who have either been charged or are under investigation for fraud in relation to the inferno which ripped through the west London fire block. Commander Stuart Cundy said that 60 individuals have now been formally identified as losing their lives in the inferno on June 14 and whilst finger tip searches remain ongoing they expect the death toll to fall…

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Burger King Russia apparently invented its own silly digital currency called Whoppercoin

“Per Russian news source Rusbase (via Select All), the fast food chain offers its digital currency to customers who purchase the company’s signature Whopper burger” writes Laura Vitto for mashable.com. Burger King Russia is apparently getting into the cryptocurrency game — sort of.The chain has reportedly invented its own take on Bitcoin or Ethereum, aptly named Whoppercoin. Source: mashable.com Share This:

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These teen girls from Kenya invented an app to end female genital mutilation

“Through the i-Cut app, girls who are being forced to undergo the procedure can alert authorities with a distress call” writes April Hautea for mashable.com. With the i-Cut app, “The Restorers” hope they can bring the number of women affected by FGM down to zero.According to a UNICEF report, more than 200 million women and girls worldwide have undergone female genital mutilation. Source: mashable.com Share This:

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She Invented a Self-Cleaning House, but World Wasn’t Ready

“The house in Newberg is still there, but none of its self-cleaning gizmos are in operation anymore” writes John Johnson for newser.com. She not only scored a patent for the idea—back in 1984—she built one in Oregon and lived in it for years.Her patent lapsed in 2002, and Gabe herself moved into a nursing home about a decade ago. Source: newser.com Share This:

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