1. Take a tour through George W.’s ranch
    Published by CNN on 2014-07-10 at 22:23:45
    Central Texas, especially that sweet spot halfway between Dallas and Austin where small swaths of the legendary old prairies remain, is an earthly paradise. Blowsy live oaks spread their heavy limbs beneath cloud-spattered skies, while creeks and rivers 

    2388 shares and 46359 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares

  2. Fleeing Gangs, Children Head to U.S. Border
    Published by The New York times on 2014-07-11 at 08:36:02
    An increase in gang-related killings of children is a key factor driving the surge of migration of young Central Americans to the United States.

    3733 shares and 5764 likes on Facebook
    15 Google+ Shares and 10 plus ones
    61 shares on LinkedIn

  3. World’s strangest lakes
    Published by CNN on 2014-07-10 at 16:47:26
    Imagine walking through a far-flung island of forest and stumbling across a bright, pink lake. Or quietly rowing your boat through a sea of floating lotus flowers that expand as far as the eye can see. Dreamy? Yes, but also completely possible if you cons…

    2101 shares and 5698 likes on Facebook
    7 Google+ Shares, 1 plus ones and 1 reshares
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  4. World Cup’s biggest beatings
    Published by CNN on 2014-07-11 at 14:39:27
    You thought Brazil’s home humiliation was bad? Check out the greatest shocks and biggest beatings in World Cup history…

    719 shares and 6056 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares

  5. San Fermin
    Published by CNN on 2014-07-10 at 17:52:40
    1652 shares and 4803 likes on Facebook
    8 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones

  6. Gaza death toll rises as Israel escalates aerial assault
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-11 at 11:09:00
    Palestinian medicas say more than 80 killed, while Obama offers to help broker ceasefire and rockets are fired from Lebanon Continue reading…

    104 twitter shares, 4076 retweets and 33 favorites
    12 positive votes on Reddit
    960 shares and 826 likes on Facebook
    9 Google+ Shares and 2 plus ones
    10 shares on LinkedIn

  7. ‘100 killed’ in Gaza as pressure builds on Israel to end military offensive
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-11 at 16:23:00
    Obama phones Netanyahu offering to broker a ceasefire with Hamas, while Palestinian officials say 100 killed so far in conflict Continue reading…

    102 twitter shares, 5063 retweets and 33 favorites
    12 positive votes on Reddit
    274 shares and 154 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones
    2 shares on LinkedIn

  8. Ukraine readies plan against rebels; Germany, France press Putin
    Published by Reuters on 2014-07-11 at 05:17:46
    KIEV/DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) – Ukrainian forces regained more ground but sustained further casualties on Thursday in clashes with separatists, while two Western allies urged Russia’s Vladimir Putin to exert more pressure on the rebels to find a negotiat…

    102 twitter shares, 5114 retweets and 55 favorites
    67 shares and 78 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones
    5 shares on LinkedIn

  9. Is this the secret to aging slowly?
    Published by CNN on 2014-07-10 at 16:06:36
    Researchers are trying to show that meditation could help counter the aging process.

    1280 shares and 3541 likes on Facebook
    15 Google+ Shares, 119 plus ones and 14 reshares
    394 shares on LinkedIn

  10. HIV re-emerges in ‘cured’ US girl
    Published by BBC on 2014-07-11 at 02:14:55
    A child born in the US with HIV and believed cured after very early treatment has now been found to still harbour the virus, doctors say.

    101 twitter shares, 270 retweets and 14 favorites
    3855 positive votes on Reddit
    752 shares and 223 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares and 5 plus ones
    20 shares on LinkedIn

  11. Germany expels US spy row official
    Published by BBC on 2014-07-10 at 21:25:05
    The German government has ordered that a CIA official be thrown out of the country in response to two cases of alleged spying by the US.

    101 twitter shares, 138 retweets and 8 favorites
    4081 positive votes on Reddit
    647 shares and 201 likes on Facebook
    19 Google+ Shares and 5 plus ones
    15 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  12. German relationship with US ‘extremely important’, says state department – video
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-11 at 03:57:32
    The US state department defends US-German relations after a top US intelligence official was asked to leave Germany on Thursday, in connection with investigations into suspected US spying in the country. German Chancellor Angela Merkel said spying on alli…

    27 twitter shares
    14 shares and 1 likes on Facebook
    6 Google+ Shares, 4541 plus ones and 545 reshares

  13. ‘True Detective’ Season 2 Cast ‘Will Be Well-Known Names,’ Says HBO
    Published by Mashable on 2014-07-11 at 05:11:02
    LOS ANGELES — While details on True Detective’s Season 2 remain slim, HBO executives said Thursday that the upcoming season will, indeed, have well-known actors. But that wasn’t necessarily the intention during casting, they said.
    “I think the truth…

    100 twitter shares, 4420 retweets and 9 favorites
    5 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones
    18 shares on LinkedIn

  14. 4 Tips For Success From Entrepreneurs Under 30
    Published by Mashable on 2014-07-11 at 06:24:58
    Four young Australian entrepreneurs have given their top tips for making it big before the time you’re 30.
    The business founders spoke at Macleay College entrepreneurship forum in Sydney.
    The women included Expert 360 founder Bridget Loudon, The Best Day …

    101 twitter shares, 3851 retweets and 159 favorites
    116 shares and 57 likes on Facebook
    11 Google+ Shares
    79 shares on LinkedIn
    2 views on StumbleUpon

  15. Toll mounts as Israel steps up Gaza air raids
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-07-11 at 12:05:24
    Eight members of Palestinian family, including five children, among 98 dead so far, with no deaths on Israeli side.

    64 positive votes on Reddit
    1842 shares and 2168 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 15 plus ones and 6 reshares
    39 shares on LinkedIn

  16. Germany asks top US intelligence official to leave country over spy row
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-11 at 00:00:00
    Move comes in response to two reported cases of suspected US spying in Germany Continue reading…

    105 twitter shares, 1103 retweets and 44 favorites
    654 positive votes on Reddit
    932 shares and 862 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 24 plus ones and 4 reshares
    24 shares on LinkedIn
    6 views on StumbleUpon

  17. Can skyscrapers really clean the air?
    Published by CNN on 2014-07-10 at 16:20:31
    Imagine a skyscraper that cleans the air. You won’t have to wait long — two will soon be built in China.

    763 shares and 2588 likes on Facebook
    4 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones
    13 shares on LinkedIn

  18. Hidden Cameras Show Florida’s Newest Invasive Species Stealing Eggs
    Published by Mashable on 2014-07-11 at 08:00:16
    Cameras in Florida have caught tegu lizards stealing eggs from alligator nests, raising concerns among wildlife officials about the threat the invasive lizard poses to native species.
    Researchers at the University of Florida set up cameras monitoring two …

    102 twitter shares, 3048 retweets and 94 favorites
    50 shares and 4 likes on Facebook
    18 shares on LinkedIn

  19. Every Fall TV Date You Need to Put on Your Calendar Now
    Published by Mashable on 2014-07-11 at 03:34:39
    Get ready to have your life taken over by TV. But don’t worry, it’s not as bad as it sounds; in fact, it’s great. As is the slate of TV shows coming your way
    While the summer still has a few notable TV premieres still up its sleeve, all eyes are on the st…

    101 twitter shares, 2699 retweets and 208 favorites
    57 shares and 10 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 77 plus ones and 15 reshares
    14 shares on LinkedIn

  20. Man Allegedly Steals a Tesla, Then Becomes First to Die in a Model S Crash
    Published by Mashable on 2014-07-11 at 05:39:06
    A high-speed Tesla crash has resulted in the first Model S fatality — but the man behind the wheel was suspected of stealing the car.
    Joshua Michael Flot, a 26-year-old from Inglewood, California, died three days after he was ejected from a Tesla Mo…

    102 twitter shares, 2873 retweets and 68 favorites
    62 shares and 1 likes on Facebook
    8 Google+ Shares, 6 plus ones and 1 reshares
    22 shares on LinkedIn

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