Friday news picks

Posted on 18 November 2011

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Australia’s mining industry only accounts for 8.4% of the country’s GDP.

Journalists were physically removed from Occupy Wall Street. Then a Vietnam veteran who had been part of the protest did this.

The USA only counts in its statistics of “unemployed” those people who are still receiving unemployment benefits. After that, these people disappear from America’s counting of its citizens.

Australians younger than Baby Boomers can’t afford to own houses. It’s like pre-WWII or something when the middle and working classes rented their whole lives and thought that was OK.

There’s a bookstore in New York City that’s underground and illegal and stuff.

Australia put three children in jail when a bone scan identified them as adults. One of them is out now.

Immigration law in Alabama is getting scarier for farmers and their workers.

A little girl was trapped in a car with her father’s body for nearly two days before being rescued.

Since the late 1970s, the cost of a degree in the USA has risen three times as fast as inflation.

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