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Wall Street’s Buying the World’s Water Supply at an Alarming Pace

“Water barons” may soon own every drop of H2O left on earth; techies may be responsible for women getting pushed out of journalism; meanwhile, no one seems to want to host the 2022 Winter Olympics. These discoveries and more after the jump.

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Warmer Winters Will Limit Olympic Snow

By the 2080s, two-thirds of the cities that have hosted the Winter Olympics since 1924 are likely to be too warm to be able to do so again.

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Stephen Colbert Spent All Weekend Watching the Sochi Olympics, and Here Are His Only Complaints

The murky (and possibly deadly) hotel water and the U.S. bobsledder who had to break out of his bathroom are not worthy of the pundit’s attention.

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Sochi or Christie

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Latest Snowden Revelation Spells Trouble for Anonymous and All of Us

The NSA whistle-blower’s new leak that the British government targeted activist collective Anonymous has sizable and scary implications; in 2013, 85 people were exonerated for crimes they didn’t commit, and it wasn’t just because of scientific advances; meanwhile, strangle rules and regulations are being revealed in Sochi as the Winter Olympics start. These discoveries and more after the jump.

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Game Over for the Human Rights

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Putin Tells Homosexuals That They Must ‘Leave Children Alone’ at the Winter Olympics

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Homophobic Russia

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Sochi Under High Security

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Colbert Praises Russia’s ‘Anti-Gay Pride’

“Yeah, we took your rainbow. Suck it gays! Just ... don’t do it in Russia,” shouts Stephen Colbert, celebrating the decision to make Winter Olympics volunteers in Sochi wear overtly colorful uniforms, ostensibly to draw attention away from athletes and supporters protesting Russia’s draconian anti-gay laws.

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British Actor Stephen Fry Protests the Winter Olympics in Russia

Since Russia passed several draconian anti-gay laws, many human rights activists have criticized the 2014 Winter Olympics being held in Sochi. Now, the gay English actor Stephen Fry has written an open letter to U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron, calling for a ban on those games in February.

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Mitt the Lobbyist, GOP Lawmaker Plans Gun Raffle Fundraiser, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including a 10-year-old’s impassioned plea to the New York City Council and a new poll shows Romney has a likability problem.

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More Secret Romney Documents, GOP Senator on Gun Control, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including some bad news for the California Republican Party and a Mitt Romney ballad you won’t want to miss.

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Lighten Up, Canada

The Games haven’t been without their glitches, making Canada the butt of jokes as well as the host of the Olympics. But that’s part of the fun, explains the Guardian’s Marina Hyde: “Sorry for coming over all capital letters about it, but Olympic hosts are SUPPOSED to be teased. You basically pay billions of dollars for the world to laugh at you. Deal with it.”

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