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**Over at [Equitable Growth](http://EquitableGrowth.org)--[The Equitablog](http://equitablegrowth.org/blog)** * **Nick Bunker:** The very real success of the Earned Income Tax Credit | Washington Center for Equitable Growth * **Casey Schoeneberger:**...
From: Brad DeLong | By: J. Bradford DeLong | Friday, July 25, 2014
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Best selling author and off the grid living expert Rick Austin has been busy “herding cats” for several months in order to pull off perhaps the most hands-on self-reliance event ever hosted in the United States. Prepper Camp will be held the picturesque...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Tara Dodrill | Thursday, July 24, 2014
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I’ve tried to avoid the Clinton book tour bullshit this past month or so. Not good for my blood pressure. When I checked in occasionally, it was to discover that nothing much has changed. The Clintons are still self-pitying money-grubbers – $12 million...
From: The Atlantic | By: Andrew Sullivan | Thursday, July 24, 2014
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Oskar Zepeda lost his childhood dream of being a soldier on Sept. 8, 2011, in Logar Province, Afghanistan, but he's found a new way to continue serving his country - and protect its children....
From: Fox News | Friday, July 25, 2014
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An Afghan official says Taliban insurgents halted minibuses in western Afghanistan, identified 14 Shiite passengers and shot them dead by the side of the road....
From: Fox News | Friday, July 25, 2014
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A wrenching documentary explores the Army's gruesome murders of Afghan civilians, and one soldier who spoke out...
From: Salon.com | Thursday, July 24, 2014
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“The Kill Team” is a documentary about one of five American soldiers accused of murdering three Afghan civilians for what has often been described in news accounts as sport....
From: New York Times | By: MANOHLA DARGIS | Thursday, July 24, 2014
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At the peak of summer, censorship is rising in SE Asia, African NGOs are drafting a regional Internet Rights declaration, and Europe is wrestling with Right-to-Be-Forgotten fallout.
From: Global Voices | By: Netizen Report Team | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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Subject: WH travel pool report #4 OTR at diner     Obama made an OTR stop at a diner and chatted w people Color to come in next report: from the White House:   Prior to his remarks at Los Angeles Trade Technical College, the President is meeting for...
From: Fox News | By: Greta Van Susteren | Thursday, July 24, 2014
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That's according to a survey released today by the group Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA).
From: NPR | By: Alex Ashlock | Thursday, July 24, 2014
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Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton took time out of her global book tour to talk to us about Russia, the press and the global crises shaking the administration she left two years ago.
From: WBUR | Thursday, July 24, 2014
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 Associated Press | Huffington Post | Nieman Journalism Lab The Afghan police officer who killed Associated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus has been convicted and sentenced to death, the AP reported Wednesday. Roses lay in front of a picture...
From: Poynter Online | By: Benjamin Mullin | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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Two years ago, Sgt. Matt Krumwiede’s life was changed forever by an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan. Last month, he returned home to Idaho.
From: Reuters | By: Jim Urquhart | Thursday, July 24, 2014
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In poll after poll, Americans reject policies that might put U.S. troops in harm's way.
From: Reason | By: Jesse Walker | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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In a lengthy narrative piece, Ben Birnbaum and Amir Tibon chronicle John Kerry’s efforts to broker an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal, and how the talks finally broke down. (Believe it or not, TNR decided to publish an account of the entire thing that...
From: The Atlantic | By: Andrew Sullivan | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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At the University of Chicago, I was taught human capital theory by several future Nobel Laureates and Clark Medalists (Becker, Heckman, Murphy) and by a man who would have won a Nobel Prize.  None of these scholars ever mentioned the link between human...
From: Environmental and Urban Economics | By: Matthew Kahn | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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These days the Pentagon and Department of Homeland Security equip even the tiniest rural police departments with massive military vehicles, body armor, and grenade launchers. The equipment is surplus from the long wars we fought in Iraq and Afghanistan....
From: Reason | By: Reason.com | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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Trying to understand why Syrian deaths no longer seem to matter. ...
From: The Atlantic | By: Jeff Goldberg | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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KABUL (Reuters) - Taliban insurgents intercepted two minibuses travelling through central Afghanistan and killed at least 14 passengers overnight, officials said on Friday.
From: The Star Malaysia | Friday, July 25, 2014
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An Afghan official says Taliban insurgents halted minibuses in western Afghanistan, identified 14 Shiite passengers and shot them dead by the side of the road....
From: New York Daily News | Friday, July 25, 2014
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As children from Central America continue to pour across the U.S. border, …
From: The American Conservative | By: Casey Given | Friday, July 25, 2014
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More than 1.8 billion people – nearly a third of the global population – are between the ages of 10 and 24, comprising the largest-ever generation of young people. According to Babatunde Osotimehin, executive director of the United Nations Population...
From: The New Security Beat | By: Moses Jackson | Friday, July 25, 2014
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KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- An Afghan official says Taliban insurgents halted minibuses in western Afghanistan, identified 14 Shiite passengers and shot them dead by the
From: Taiwan News | By: Associated Press | Friday, July 25, 2014
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Taliban insurgents halted minibuses in western Afghanistan, identified 14 Shiite passengers and shot them dead by the side of the road overnight Friday, an official said.Click to Continue »...
From: Charlotte Observer | By: The Associated Press () | Friday, July 25, 2014
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Afghan official: Taliban kill 14 Shiite civilians after stopping buses on road.
From: San Diego Union-Tribune | By: Associated Press | Friday, July 25, 2014
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Suspected Taliban fighters stop two vehicles in Ghor province, killing the passengers in apparently sectarian attack.
From: Al Jazeera English | Friday, July 25, 2014
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Suspected Taliban gunmen stopped two vehicles in central Afghanistan and shot dead 15 passengers at the side of the road, officials said Friday (July 25), in the latest attack to highlight the growing civilian toll from violence. 
From: Channel News Asia | Friday, July 25, 2014
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In 1933, the Holodomor was playing out in Ukraine. After the “kulaks,” the …
From: The American Conservative | By: Patrick J. Buchanan | Friday, July 25, 2014
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Republican leaders are arranging a floor vote on U.S. Rep. Scott Rigell's resolution condemning President Barack Obama for releasing five Taliban prisoners without properly notifying Congress.
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About 23 people were killed while nearly 40 others wounded in separate attacks in Afghanistan on Thursday, authorities said.
From: China.org.cn | Friday, July 25, 2014
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Hillary Clinton may have a problem in 2016 when it comes to Russia. The former Secretary of State, who at this point is the frontrunner for the Democratic nomination in the 2016 presidential election, is on the defensive over her decision in 2009 to...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Nathan Francis | Friday, July 25, 2014
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Naqibullah, the Afghan police commander who killed The Associated Press' Anja Niedringhaus, has been given a death sentence after being convicted of murder and treason. He was also given a four- year sentence for shooting the AP's Kathy Gannon. Naqibullah...
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Staff sergeant has served in all four branches of the U.S. military
From: Time | By: Mark Thompson | Thursday, July 24, 2014
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The European Court of Human Rights ruled that Poland had violated the United Nations Convention Against Torture when it allowed the CIA to torture and abuse prisoners on its territory. It also ruled that the country had violated the Convention by allowing...
From: Firedoglake | By: Kevin Gosztola | Thursday, July 24, 2014
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Afghan interpreters who helped American soldiers through more than a decade of combat are being left to die at the hands of the Taliban, as detailed in a new, multi-part documentary by Ben Anderson of Vice News. The series says 80% of Afghans who formerly...
From: Business Insider | By: Allan Smith | Thursday, July 24, 2014
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Two Finnish women were gunned down and killed by unknown assailants in western Afghanistan on Thursday, the latest in a string of attacks on foreigners in the country.
From: Wall Street Journal | Thursday, July 24, 2014
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Palestinian nationals living in Iraq on Wednesday joined a campaign to support Israel’s Operation Protective Edge against Hamas, sending photos of their passports with a message written on their hands to advocacy group StandWithUs. A SWU spokeswoman...
From: Free Republic | By: Algemeiner | Thursday, July 24, 2014
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Technically, this is not news — in that it sadly happens all too frequently — but the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction issued a report Thursday slamming a $34.4 million Agriculture Department aid program Afghanistan for trying...
From: Washington Post | By: Al Kamen | Thursday, July 24, 2014
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Batsman Shafiqullah Shafiq and bowler Sharafuddin Ashraf starred as Afghanistan beat Zimbabwe by 100 runs in Bulawayo on Thursday (July 24) to draw a four one-day international series.
From: Channel News Asia | Thursday, July 24, 2014
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Two Finnish women were killed in Herat, Afghanistan on Thursday morning. The women were working in Afghanistan as relief workers hired by the Finnish Lutheran Mission. IAM is the Lutheran Mission’s partner charity. The Finnish women killed had been...
From: Helsinki Times | By: James O’sullivan | Thursday, July 24, 2014
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After a close four-match one-day international series, Zimbabwe and Afghanistan finished deadlocked at 2-2. The hosts pulled out to a 2-0 lead but were dragged back by the Afghans, who continue to look impressive in international cricket. Next for the...
From: Bleacher Report | By: Chris Teale | Thursday, July 24, 2014
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BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe (AP) -- Afghanistan came from 2-0 down to draw the one-day international series with Zimbabwe 2-2 after a 100-run win in the final
From: Taiwan News | By: Associated Press | Thursday, July 24, 2014
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As the audit of the Afghan presidential election resumed today, the United Nations proposed a set of criteria to the country’s main electoral body for separating valid votes from fraudulent ballots cast in the June presidential run-off.
From: UN News Centre | Thursday, July 24, 2014
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If you want a good morning morale-booster about the righteousness of the progressive political stance, you should read the apologia penned by military journalist and historian Thomas Ricks at, of...
From: Washington Monthly | By: Ed Kilgore | Thursday, July 24, 2014
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Washington ignored warnings that Afghans were unlikely to embrace protein-rich soy products.
From: Center for Public Integrity | By: Alexander Cohen | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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How the storied Japanese professional wrestler went on to influence diplomacy with North Korea, Iraq, and Pakistan — and fight Muhammad Ali and Ric Flair along the way....
From: Grantland | By: Mimi Hanaoka | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Many of us take the phrase “war is hell” to mean getting ripped apart by bullets or seeing other soldiers maimed or killed. But there’s another sort of “war is hell” story that centers not on what’s done to us, but on what — given license...
From: New York Magazine | By: David Edelstein | Thursday, July 24, 2014
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Montana Senator John Walsh, who was appointed by the state’s Governor after Max Baucus resigned to become Ambassador to China and is now running for re-election in a race in which the Republican candidate is heavily favored, is finding himself in the...
From: Outside the Beltway | By: Doug Mataconis | Thursday, July 24, 2014
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