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Predicting the internet

  • prescient: In honour of Toffler, who popularised the term " information overload ", here are some of his most prescient predictions and other failed forecasts.
  • surfeit: "People of the future may suffer not from an absence of choice but from a paralysing surfeit of it.
  • futurist: No serious futurist deals in prediction ", he wrote.

In New Mexico, New Deal legacy gets a second look

  • fresco: They met in downtown Santa Fe, blocks from frescos in the New Mexico Museum of Art and canvas federal courthouse murals commissioned by the Public Works of Art Project, another New Deal institution.
  • site: Beyond Santa Fe, an online archive called The Living New Deal is bringing the national scope of Roosevelt-era public works sites into sharper focus.
  • pendulum: They were taken down when the pendulum swung to the right," she said.
  • juggle: The National Park Service already juggles those competing missions at Bandelier National Monument, 18 miles from Santa Fe, where the main attraction is ancestral Native American cliff dwellings carved into soft rock.

The Latest: Navajo Nation crew deployed fire shelters

  • brave: Initially, residents of about 100 homes in a rural subdivision 50 miles northeast of Sacramento evacuated Tuesday as firefighters braved triple-digit temperatures to battle the blaze.
  • ravine: Caldwell says authorities began searching Monday on the large property, which is filled with ravines.
  • intermittent: Firefighters are bolstering lines around a blaze that had forced evacuations and the intermittent closure of a major interstate in central Arizona.
  • brave: People living in a rural subdivision 50 miles northeast of Sacramento fled Tuesday as firefighters braved triple-digit temperatures to battle the blaze.

The Latest: Canada Parliament wishes Obama 'four more years'

  • demagogue: Both leaders are warning against following politicians peddling what they describe as false populism and " demagogues" with easy answers to hard problems.
  • demagogue: President Barack Obama says anti-immigration sentiment has been " exploited by demagogues" before but he's not worried Americans will follow that path.
  • extricate: Trump this week blamed globalization for the loss of millions of manufacturing jobs and threatened to extricate the U.S. from the North American Free Trade Agreement, in effect since 1994.

Review: City lawyers hid evidence of police misconduct

  • misdeed: Court records indicate they are often a weak link in systems designed to expose police misdeeds and hold officers accountable.
  • unfavorable: Attorney Jared Kosoglad, who has been involved in multiple lawsuits alleging abuses by police, expresses a stark view held widely by fellow Chicago lawyers: " The city has a clear, widespread practice of destroying and lying about unfavorable evidence.
  • willful: New York Supreme Court Judge Lara Genovesi wrote in a June 6 opinion that attorneys representing the nation's largest city had displayed " a pattern of willful failure" to turn over evidence by court-ordered deadlines in a lawsuit alleging that police beat Jabbar Campbell as he hosted a gay pride party in 2013.
  • chastise: Private attorneys contend that for every city lawyer chastised for unethical practices, many others go undetected.
  • ascribe: The head of Chicago's legal department, Stephen Patton, insists private lawyers are too quick to ascribe sinister motives to honest mistakes.

Noisy neighbour

  • excursion: Mr Obama's first foreign excursion as president was to Canada, in February 2009, after all.
  • inundate: A speechwriter in the White House said he was " inundated by requests- challenges really- from Canadian media to explain the speech and defend" the omission.
  • harmonious: It is precisely that harmonious relationship, however, that explains America's inattention toward Canada.
  • pacific: Not all of America's inattention to Canada can be blamed on pacific relations, of course.

Timeline: Zika's origin and global spread

  • retrospective: Retrospective analysis shows possible link to birth defects and severe neurological complications in babies in French Polynesia.
  • bite: Feb. 2: First case of Zika transmission in United States; local health officials say likely contracted through sex, not mosquito bite.
  • conclusive: March 31: According to the World Health Organization, there is a strong scientific consensus that Zika can cause the birth defect microcephaly as well as Guillain-Barre syndrome, a rare neurological disorder that can result in paralysis, though conclusive proof may take months or years.

Divided Supreme Court rejects family pharmacy's religious claim

  • pharmacy: WASHINGTON (Reuters)- A divided U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday turned away an appeal by a family-owned pharmacy that cited Christian beliefs in objecting to providing emergency contraceptives to women under a Washington state rule, prompting a searing dissent by conservative Justice Samuel Alito.
  • pharmacy: Three conservatives among the eight justices argued that the court should have agreed to hear the appeal by the Stormans family, which owns Ralph's Thriftway grocery story and pharmacy in Olympia.
  • pharmacy: When a woman walks into a pharmacy, she should not fear being turned away because of the religious beliefs of the owner or the person behind the counter," said Louise Melling, the group's deputy legal director.
  • pharmacy: The rules require a pharmacy to deliver all medicine, even if the owner objects.
  • pharmacy: The dilemma this creates for the Stormans family and others like them is plai n: Violate your sincerely held religious beliefs or get out of the pharmacy business," Alito said.

Washington state must fix salmon-blocking pipes: appeals court

  • culvert: SEATTLE (Reuters)- Washington state must repair road culverts that are blocking salmon from swimming to spawning areas because the pipes violate fishing rights protected by tribal treaties, a federal appeals court ruled on Monday.
  • culvert: The ruling marks a major victory for 21 tribes joined by the U.S. government that sued Washington state in 2001, arguing that hundreds of culverts block salmon from more than 1,000 miles ( 1,600 k m) of streams in western Washington.
  • culvert: Three judges unanimously affirmed a lower court's 2013 order that Washington state correct its road culverts because they violated the Stevens Treaties of 1854-55, the opinion says.
  • culvert: The lower court held that the culverts have caused the size of salmon runs in Washington state to diminish and therefore violated the state's obligations under the treaties, according to Monday's ruling.
  • culvert: Culverts are essentially large pipes that allow streams and excess rainwater to flow underneath roads.

Brexit lessons

  • loud: Within a few hours of the Brexit results on Friday, two of her senior aides were on the phone with reporters sounding sanguine and confident but also keen to underline that if the Remain camp had underestimated the working class frustration, Clinton had heard it loud and clear on the trail in the US..
  • sanguine: Within a few hours of the Brexit results on Friday, two of her senior aides were on the phone with reporters sounding sanguine and confident but also keen to underline that if the Remain camp had underestimated the working class frustration, Clinton had heard it loud and clear on the trail in the US..
  • sanguine: Within a few hours of the Brexit results on Friday, two of her senior aides were on the phone with reporters trying to sound sanguine and confident but also keen to underline that if the Remain camp had underestimated the working class frustration, Clinton had heard it loud and clear on the trail in the US..
  • loud: Within a few hours of the Brexit results on Friday, two of her senior aides were on the phone with reporters trying to sound sanguine and confident but also keen to underline that if the Remain camp had underestimated the working class frustration, Clinton had heard it loud and clear on the trail in the US..