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Weekend Reads 5/26/18

Google Removes 'Don't Be Evil' Clause From Its Code of Conduct

When Google was reorganized under a new parent company, Alphabet, in 2015, Alphabet assumed a slightly adjusted version of the motto, “do the right thing.” However, Google retained its original “don’t be evil” language until the past several weeks.

After erasing all mentions of climate change, National Park Service releases uncensored report

In contrast to the Trump administration’s tendency to ignore or deny climate change and its risks, the report begins: “Global sea level is rising. While sea levels have been gradually rising since the last glacial maximum approximately 21,000 years ago, anthropogenic climate change has significantly increased the rate of global sea level rise.”

When Trump Should Start Worrying About A 2020 Primary Challenger

The last three incumbent presidents who were defeated (Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter and George H.W. Bush) all have one thing in common: They faced a fairly serious primary challenger. In contrast, the other modern presidents who won second terms — Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama — did not draw major primary challengers.

Why you’ll pay more for gas this Memorial Day weekend

OPEC is a cartel of 14 major oil exporters including Saudi Arabia and Iraq that have deliberately produced less oil in recent years to make oil more expensive in global markets. Since their economies are heavily dependent on oil exports, higher prices abroad mean more money at home.

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