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In today's On the News segment: If corporations paid back their full debt to society, they'd be paying each of our households about $10,000 a year; it appears another discriminatory ban in the military may be changed; students are taking on college...
From: Truthout | Monday, March 2, 2015
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An Afghan disaster official says three districts in a remote part of northern Afghanistan have been cut off by avalanches, just a week after nearly 200 people died when snow buried their homes in a valley not far from the capital, Kabul....
From: Fox News | Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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The 20,000 fighters and others lost last year cast further doubt on Afghanistan’s ability to maintain security without help from United States-led coalition forces....
From: New York Times | By: MATTHEW ROSENBERG and AZAM AHMED | Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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Warner Bros. is in the process of picking up rights to the memoir It’s What I Do: A Photographer’s Life Of Love and War, the account by photographer Lynsey Addario of her time documenting war zones and scenes of severe strife and unrest across...
From: SlashFilm | By: Russ Fischer | Monday, March 2, 2015
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Women’s shelters are one of the most provocative legacies of the Western presence in Afghanistan....
From: New York Times | By: ALISSA J. RUBIN | Monday, March 2, 2015
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The things all “major powers” have in common… From Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan, at Gizmodo: Saudi Arabia is building a great wall — or rather, a great chainlink fence with razor wire — to “protect against ISIS” in Iraq. And it’s not the...
From: Balloon Juice | By: Anne Laurie | Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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It's What I Do is coming to the big screen
From: Time | By: Nolan Feeney | Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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I was eighteen and pregnant. I remember reading only a few weeks before that day that women often know when they are. Which makes sense. I kind of knew, already. A week in, there was a phantom consciousness, a pulling rod of unearthly heaviness, like...
From: The Awl | By: Fariha Roisin | Monday, March 2, 2015
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We should remember that the threat posed to us by radical Islam, while real, is not an existential one....
From: New York Times | By: ROBERT GRENIER | Monday, March 2, 2015
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It us astonishing the number of people who are in denial. What you see is what you get. #Ukraine #NAZIS! #Ukraine pic.twitter.com/b98sPUjuO2 — Mister Ka (@Mister_Ka) February 23, 2015 It is no secret that the US corporate or “mainstream” media...
From: Firedoglake | By: DSWright | Monday, March 2, 2015
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A pair of sunglasses promised a miracle....
From: The Atlantic | By: Oliver Morrison | Sunday, March 1, 2015
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Janus bond portfolio manager Bill Gross has published his new monthly investment outlook.  In it, he spends a lot of time pondering dogs, and eventually gets to discussing negative interest rates. Here are some things to learn from Gross's letter. Dogs...
From: Business Insider | By: Shane Ferro | Monday, March 2, 2015
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The latest avalanches, in the Panjshir Valley north of the capital, Kabul, have cut off villages in the area for almost a week.
From: NPR | By: Scott Neuman | Sunday, March 1, 2015
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US Secretary of State noted impressive improvement that the Bulgarian nation has went through since the official liberation from the Ottoman Empire was announced on March 3 1878. The announcement was made in a congratulatory letter on the holiday. Curiously...
From: Novinite | Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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An Afghan disaster official says three districts in a remote part of northern Afghanistan have been cut off by avalanches, just a week after nearly 200 people died when snow buried their homes in a valley not far from the capital, Kabul.
From: San Diego Union-Tribune | By: Associated Press | Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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A suicide bomber blew up his explosive laden-car in Sangin district in the southern Helmand province with Lashkar Gah as its capital 555 km south of Kabul on Tuesday, killing himself and four civilians and injured three others, spokesman for the provincial...
From: China.org.cn | Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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Units of Afghan national security forces launched major operations in Khak-e- Afghan district of the southern Zabul province on Tuesday to ensure the safe release of the 30 passengers from the clutch of kidnappers, an official said.
From: China.org.cn | Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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Star Australian batsman Steve Smith is still a chance to feature against Afghanistan on Wednesday despite copping a hit to his hand on Tuesday.
From: Sydney Morning Herald | Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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Australia will be looking to bounce back from their narrow loss to fierce rivals New Zealand when they take on an improving Afghanistan side in Perth. The co-hosts showed remarkable fortitude to haul themselves back into the match with the Black Caps...
From: Bleacher Report | By: Matt Jones | Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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Many people give Afghanistan no hope of toppling Australia in Perth on Wednesday but the sentimental favourites of the World Cup are daring to dream the impossible.
From: Sydney Morning Herald | Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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The pool stages of the Cricket World Cup have motored past the halfway stage and we’re beginning to gather an increasingly clear picture of the eight teams that will make up this year’s quarter-final line-up. But there is still much to play for at...
From: Bleacher Report | By: Matt Jones | Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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The savagery of the Islamic State and its rivals in terror far outstrips their historically limited lethality.
From: The American Conservative | By: Patrick J. Buchanan | Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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This entertaining 90-minute documentary tells the story of a group of idealistic war veterans, mostly but not all Jews, mostly from the USA and other English-speaking countries, who volunteered on the Jewish side during the Israeli war of independence...
From: Chicago Boyz | By: Jonathan | Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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Some nine Taliban militants were killed and eight others wounded as the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) pressed ahead with offensives in restive provinces, the Interior Ministry said on Tuesday.
From: China.org.cn | Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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There is more to Hamid Hassan than the headband, war paint and the adorably clumsy cartwheels which have made the Afghanistan paceman the cult hero of the World Cup.
From: Sydney Morning Herald | Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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I would like to run a "military" campaign starting in medievil times (D&D). The only "medal" that I know of (off top of my head) is the Medal of Steadfast Honor. Are there any other decorations in print somewhere? I would like to have awards that...
From: Role-Playing Games Stack Exchange | By: Ruut | Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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Aid starting to reach villages where more than 200 people were killed, but many villages remain cut off.
From: Al Jazeera English | By: Editor | Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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'It's What I Do' recounts horrific episodes in Libya and Afghanistan and sheds some light on a war correspondent's motivation
From: Inside Bay Area | By: Carol J. WilliamsLos Angeles Times | Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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Pakistan prime minister said that relations between Pakistan and Afghanistan have been undergoing qualitative transformation since the new government took over last year.
From: Khaleej Times | Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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"The Unlikely Life of Afghanistan's First Female Taxi Driver" profiles Sara Bayahi, believed to currently be Afghanistan's only female taxi driver. That may not be the case for long, though, as she is teaching other women to drive in defiance of cultural...
From: MetaFilter | By: Stacey | Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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Iran's Minister of Information and Communication Technologies told Iran's semi-official Fars News Agency that he urges all state employees and ordinary Iranians to rely on their landlines for most communications.
From: Global Voices | By: Mahsa Alimardani | Saturday, February 28, 2015
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LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Almost 30 countries around the world are "highly vulnerable" to an Ebola-style epidemic, with Somalia, Chad, Nigeria, Afghanistan and Haiti most at risk, a major charity said on Tuesday....
From: Reuters | Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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The Afghan girl whose arresting green eyes made her face known around the world in 1985 has resurfaced, this time in connection with fraudulently obtained identity cards in Pakistan....
From: CNN | Saturday, February 28, 2015
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How the West helped turn Libya into a new terrorist hot spot on the shores of the Mediterranean The post An Islamic State paradise appeared first on Macleans.ca....
From: Macleans | By: Luc Rinaldi | Monday, March 2, 2015
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James Clapper said the U.S. faces more global challenges than at any time in his half-century career in the intelligence community....
From: Time | By: Noah Rayman | Monday, March 2, 2015
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Sahib Rehman Faizy stood in his narrow shop full of brightly-colored Afghan clothing for women and reminisced about when business was good. A refugee from neighboring Afghanistan, he has lived in Pakistan's capital city of Islamabad for more than 20...
From: Voice of America | By: Ayesha Tanzeem | Monday, March 2, 2015
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The BBC foreign reporter on braving bombs in Lahore, finding the human stories in Homs – and curling for Canada in her youthLyse Doucet is the BBC’s chief international correspondent. She has reported from Libya, Syria, Afghanistan and Ukraine, among...
From: The Guardian | By: Interview by Andrew Anthony | Sunday, March 1, 2015
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Passersby look at the home of Ali Mukhar Al-Gharari, which was struck by one large piece of aircraft-delivered ordnance, in Tripoli, November 13, 2011. In 2011, NATO launched 9,700 "strike sorties" against Libya, of which more than a third were aimed...
From: Truthout | Sunday, March 1, 2015
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BY BOB HOLT NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM New Jersey allows voters to mail their ballots in early before Election Day voting, but the ballots don’t get counted until that night. One Ocean County politician wants the right to vote extended to those early voters...
From: New Jersey Newsroom | Monday, March 2, 2015
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Dear American Patriot, I wish I knew your name. I’ve been thinking about you, about all of us actually and our country, and meaning to write for a while to explain myself.  Let me start this way: you should feel free to call me an American nationalist. ...
From: Truthout | Monday, March 2, 2015
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Netanyahu Overshadows His Own Speech to Congress A partisan debate over the terms of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s visit to the U.S. threatens to obscure his message Iraq Begins Assault on ISIS Iraqi on Monday began a large-scale military...
From: Time | By: Melissa August | Monday, March 2, 2015
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Sadly, the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference is over. And while none of the speakers used Super Big Gulps as props this year, the level of stupid reached all new depths. One speaker after another proved that far-right conservatives are more...
From: Liberaland | By: Bob Cesca | Monday, March 2, 2015
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KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- An Afghan official says two roadside bombings have killed at least eight civilians, including women and children, in the country's east.Hazrat
From: Taiwan News | By: Associated Press | Monday, March 2, 2015
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In 2009, the U.S. Congress passed a five-year, $7.5 billion aid package for a country it had all but abandoned just 10 years earlier. Indeed, if one word can summarize the U.S. relationship with Pakistan, “volatile” might be it. Since the September...
From: The New Security Beat | By: Kate Diamond | Monday, March 2, 2015
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An Afghan official says two roadside bombings have killed at least eight civilians, including women and children, in the country's east.
From: San Diego Union-Tribune | By: Associated Press | Monday, March 2, 2015
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The death toll from a series of avalanches and flash floods across northern Afghanistan has reached 285, officials said Monday.
From: Los Angeles Times | By: Ali M. Latifi | Monday, March 2, 2015
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U.S. and Afghan officials say local security forces are so far proving they can take the fight to the Taliban without the aid of foreign combat troopsThe post Afghan army takes on Taliban in first major solo offensive appeared first on Macleans.ca....
From: Macleans | By: The Associated Press | Monday, March 2, 2015
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An Afghan official says two roadside bombings have killed at least eight civilians, including women and children, in the country's east.
From: Fox News | Monday, March 2, 2015
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The Afghan army hopes to prove it can rout the Taliban without the aid of U.S. or NATO troops
From: Time | By: Sabrina Toppa | Monday, March 2, 2015
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maharishi is always good for a surprise. Having presented several innovative lookbooks over the last few years, the English brand returns for Spring/Summer 2015 with its new “Morph Cycle” lookbook. Presented is a beautiful collection… The post...
From: High Snobiety | By: David Fischer | Monday, March 2, 2015
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