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Michael Bloomberg is set to endorse presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton at the Democratic National Convention, which begins today. President Obama's half-brother, Malik, say he's voting for Republican presidential nominee Donald...
From: Reason | By: Ed Krayewski | Monday, July 25, 2016
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At this point, I would say that GetReligion readers have their "scare quotes" detection meters set on 11. (Yes, that's a reference to the movie " Spinal Tap.") We are, of course, talking about the difference between laws affecting religious liberty,...
From: Get Religion | By: Terry Mattingly | Monday, July 25, 2016
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Behind the allegations of a Russian hack of the DNC is the Kremlin leader's fury at Clinton for challenging the fairness of Russian elections.
From: Politico | By: Julia Ioffe | Monday, July 25, 2016
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Two Turkish generals serving in Afghanistan and a former Istanbul governor have been detained as part of a crackdown in the wake of Turkey's July 15 failed coup....
From: Fox News | Tuesday, July 26, 2016
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Any sense of American generosity, either of the spirit or of funds, seems to be missing in action
From: Salon.com | By: Tom Engelhardt, TomDispatch | Tuesday, July 26, 2016
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From clamping down on free speech to interventionist foreign policy to growing government, the Democratic nominee is way out of step.
From: Reason | By: Nick Gillespie | Monday, July 25, 2016
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The one member of Congress who voted against military force after 9/11 supports career-long hawk Hillary Clinton.
From: Reason | By: Anthony L. Fisher | Tuesday, July 26, 2016
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A damning self-examination, with some uplift thrown in.
From: New York Magazine | Monday, July 25, 2016
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Earlier in the day,
From: Reason | By: Ed Krayewski | Monday, July 25, 2016
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The 2008 DNC was filled with confident vows about taming the Russian bear. So much for that.
From: Reason | By: Matt Welch | Monday, July 25, 2016
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A report raised particular alarm about the fate of children, who have accounted for nearly one-third of the deaths or injuries in the war this year.
From: New York Times | By: MUJIB MASHAL | Monday, July 25, 2016
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The Islamic State says it was behind the attack that wounded 15 people in the German town Sunday night.
From: The Atlantic | By: Marina Koren | Monday, July 25, 2016
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Our digitally fueled world continues to grow more visual with each passing year, with photography and illustration being joined by the constantly evolving worlds of video and animation. As part of Adweek's Creative 100, our annual list of the 100 most...
From: AdWeek | By: Adweek Staff | Monday, July 25, 2016
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"Nobody can soldier without coffee," a Union cavalryman wrote in 1865. Hidden Kitchens looks at three American wars through the lens of coffee: the Civil War, Vietnam and Afghanistan.
From: NPR | By: The Kitchen Sisters | Monday, July 25, 2016
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One of the titans of the TV ad industry is calling it a day. Discovery Communications' ad sales chief Joe Abruzzese will retire at the end of the year, capping 46 years in the industry, the last 14 of which he spent as Discovery's president of ad sales....
From: AdWeek | By: Jason Lynch | Monday, July 25, 2016
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A pregnant German woman was killed by a machete-wielding man outside a bus station in Reutlingen, Germany, on Sunday. The suspect, a 21-year-old Syrian refugee, also injured two other people before he was taken into custody by local authorities. German...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Amie LaFleur | Monday, July 25, 2016
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A Syrian refugee killed a woman with a meat cleaver in the town of Reutlingen just south of Stuttgart, Germany. Police don’t ...
From: Hot Air | By: John Sexton | Sunday, July 24, 2016
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It's the Fox News host, not the president, who inhabits "an alternate reality."
From: Reason | By: Jacob Sullum | Sunday, July 24, 2016
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KABUL (Reuters) - Islamic State is threatening more attacks against Afghanistan's Hazara minority after Saturday's suicide blasts in Kabul that killed 80 people, pledging to retaliate against support by some in the mainly Shi'ite group for the Assad...
From: Reuters | Tuesday, July 26, 2016
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Two Turkish generals serving in Afghanistan and a former Istanbul governor have been detained as part of a crackdown in the wake of Turkey's July 15 failed coup.
From: San Diego Union-Tribune | By: SUZAN FRASER Associated Press | Tuesday, July 26, 2016
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Less than a week after a man who had claimed refugee status as a 17-year-old Afghan attacked train riders with an axe in Wurzburg, Germany, and after an attack by a German-Iranian teen in Munich on Friday that killed nine, now come reports that a Syrian...
From: Free Republic | By: PJ Media | Sunday, July 24, 2016
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Up to 122 militants loyal to the Islamic State (IS) group have been killed in the eastern Nangarhar province over the past 24 hours, spokesman for provincial governor Attaullah Khogiani said Tuesday.
From: China.org.cn | Tuesday, July 26, 2016
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Thirty-five migrants have been found in two Sofia-plated vehicles in northwestern Bulgaria, police say. Two Bulgarian nationals have also been detained for 72 hours on suspicions of people smuggling activities. The vehicles, a car and a van, were stopped...
From: Novinite | Tuesday, July 26, 2016
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Two Turkish generals based in Afghanistan have been detained by authorities in Dubai following a failed coup in Turkey, CNN Turk television reported on Tuesday, citing diplomatic sources.
From: Channel News Asia | Tuesday, July 26, 2016
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ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Two Turkish generals based in Afghanistan have been detained by authorities in Dubai following a failed coup in Turkey, CNN Turk television reported on Tuesday, citing diplomatic sources.
From: The Star Malaysia | Tuesday, July 26, 2016
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After the horror comes the soul searching. And, with unseemly speed, so too comes the politics. The revelations that the Syria refugee who blew himself up on Sunday night at a Bavarian music festival had pledged his allegiance to Isis has brutally revived...
From: Financial Times | By: Jim Brunsden | Tuesday, July 26, 2016
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The teenager behind Friday's deadly shooting rampage at a Munich mall had planned his attack for a year and chose his victims at random, investigators said Sunday.
From: Denver Post | By: The Associated Press | Sunday, July 24, 2016
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Shortly after the Taliban took power in Afghanistan in 1996 (their rise to power itself a result of the 1979 Soviet intervention in Afghanistan), we began to hear endless stories of the horrors of this student movement turned governing power. They ruled...
From: AntiWar | By: Daniel McAdams | Tuesday, July 26, 2016
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Xenophobia – which is fundamentally a ‘normal’ socially acceptable collective irrationality – is really a kind of paranoid delusion. The nationalistic hysteria so evident today in the American presidential campaign of Donald Trump, is also evident...
From: Forbes | By: Jack Denfeld Wood | Tuesday, July 26, 2016
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Critics have called the speech "dark"
From: Time | By: Melissa Chan | Sunday, July 24, 2016
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The top U.S. military general has denounced a report by a Turkish daily alleging that a former U.S. commander had organized the failed military coup in Turkey, calling the article "absurd." The article by conservative Turkish daily Yeni Safak cites unnamed...
From: Voice of America | By: Carla Babb | Tuesday, July 26, 2016
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KABUL, Afghanistan — The United Nations on Monday reported a record high for civilian casualties in the Afghan war this year, raising particular alarm about the fate of children, who have accounted for nearly one-third of the deaths or injuries.
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Americas The Pentagon’s chief weapons tester Michael Gilmore has blasted the Army’s Mid-Tier Networking Vehicular Radio (MNVR) just as the service prepares to make a production decision for the system. Gilmore described the MNVR, saying the radio...
From: Defense Industry Daily | Monday, July 25, 2016
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Civilians are being killed and wounded in record numbers in Afghanistan, the UN said Monday.
From: San Diego Union-Tribune | By: The San Diego Union Tribune | Monday, July 25, 2016
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Reflections on the cross-section of crime, war, and public policy... Loudly, clearly, proudly, the Obama administration has declared its solidarity with the immigrant wave from the middle east. Throughout Barack Obama’s two terms – while the United...
From: Free Republic | By: Illinois Review | Monday, July 25, 2016
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The man, who was denied asylum in Germany, blew himself up, injuring 15. This was the fourth attack in Germany in a week.
From: New York Magazine | By: Jen Kirby | Monday, July 25, 2016
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BERLIN (AP) — Four attacks in a week — three of them carried out by asylum seekers — have left Germany on edge and Chancellor Angela Merkel’s policies of welcoming refugees under renewed criticism. The unprecedented bloodshed began July 18, when...
From: Seattle Times | By: KIRSTEN GRIESHABER and VANESSA GERA | Monday, July 25, 2016
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Pakistan plans to inaugurate its newly built gate at a busy border crossing with Afghanistan on August 1, allowing authorities to effectively monitor and discourage illegal movement in either direction, officials said Monday. Afghan objections to the...
From: Voice of America | By: Ayaz Gul | Monday, July 25, 2016
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Angry Democrats heckled outgoing party chief Debbie Wasserman Schultz with boos and cries of "shame!" on Monday as the party tried to recover from an embarrassing email hack that ripped open primary wounds just hours before they planned to mount a four-day...
From: Denver Post | By: The Associated Press | Monday, July 25, 2016
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Authorities have revealed that the suicide bomber responsible for the explosion in Ansbach, Germany was in the process of being deported from the country prior to the attack. The 27-year-old bomber, whose name has not yet been released to the public,...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Daniel Ketchum | Monday, July 25, 2016
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The former commander of NATO forces in Afghanistan, retired US Army General John F. Campbell, was the mastermind behind the failed military coup in Turkey, the Yeni Safak daily has reported, citing sources close to investigation.
From: Free Republic | By: rt | Monday, July 25, 2016
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German police arrested a teenage Afghan boy who might have helped the 18-year-old who shot and killed nine people in Munich Friday, authorities said. The 16-year-old accomplice is being investigated for possibly helping Iranian-German gunman Ali Sonboly...
From: New York Post | By: David K. Li | Monday, July 25, 2016
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Members of the New York Liberty await the start of a game against the Atlanta Dream on July 13, 2016. (AP/Mark Lennihan, File) After receiving heavy criticism for fining three teams and their players for wearing black warmup shirts in the wake of recent...
From: Yahoo Sports | By: Dan Devine | Monday, July 25, 2016
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Retired Marine Gen. John Allen has endorsed Hillary Clinton, the presumptive Democratic nominee's campaign announced Monday. Allen, a four-star general who led coalition forces in Afghanistan, acknowledged the endorsement as a "very personal decision."...
From: Free Republic | By: Politico | Monday, July 25, 2016
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In a culture hell-bent on undermining traditional institutions, including the church, Christian witness will look neither conservative nor liberal but resilient. Do you remember Lady Gaga’s appearance at Super Bowl 50 this February? Probably not, because...
From: Christianity Today | By: Mark Sayers | Monday, July 25, 2016
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Today many US Navy SEALs train like UFC fighters. However, a debate rages over whether or not this is the best (and most ethical) way for elite soldiers to train. For twenty years the United States Navy’s Sea Air and Land Teams, commonly known as Navy...
From: Bloody Elbow | By: Tim Bissell | Monday, July 25, 2016
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We are beginning to see the strains of the global destabilization now evidently underway and, unnerved, we are undoubtedly continuing to damage the future in ways still hard to assess, writes Tom Engelhardt. (Image: Jared Rodriguez / t r u t h o u t;...
From: Truthout | Monday, July 25, 2016
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The backlash against the leadership role of the U.S. in the world runs deep. Europeans would do well to prepare for a post-American world. The EU will have to build effective common defenses if it is to survive on its own in this much harsher environment....
From: The American | By: Sahana Kumar | Monday, July 25, 2016
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