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According to the Committee to Protect Journalists, 32 journalists have been killed so far in 2014, compared with 70 in 2013 and 74 in 2012....
From: New York Times | By: RAVI SOMAIYA and CHRISTINE HAUGHNEY | Thursday, August 21, 2014
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by Dish Staff Last week, after observing that the prospective 2016 candidates are taking much more hawkish positions on foreign policy issues than public opinion would suggest, Beinart suggested that this might be one more deleterious effect of money...
From: The Atlantic | By: Dish Staff | Thursday, August 21, 2014
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"It's part of the problem with these conflicts," the journalist said. "We're not close enough to it."...
From: The Atlantic | By: Uri Friedman | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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The attorney for an Army sergeant held as a prisoner of war in Afghanistan for five years says the soldier wants to attend college once the investigation into how he was captured by the Taliban is finished....
From: Fox News | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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As of Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, at least 2,200 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to an Associated Press count....
From: Fox News | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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The point that the extremist group’s victims are overwhelmingly Muslim is worth repeating....
From: New York Times | By: CAROL GIACOMO | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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America doesn't negotiate with terrorists. Should it?...
From: The Atlantic | By: David Rohde | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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Afghanistan ordered a New York Times journalist Wednesday to leave the country in 24 hours and barred him from returning over a story he wrote saying that a group of officials were considering seizing power because of the impasse over who won its recent...
From: Fox News | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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by Dish Staff A reader with more than two decades of experience in law enforcement offers his perspective on police militarization: For the record, I’m a supervisor with a medium-sized police department in Midwest who has also worked in a small town....
From: The Atlantic | By: Dish Staff | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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One day after a disturbing video was posted on YouTube showing the beheading of American journalist James Foley, the Pentagon revealed there was an attempt to rescue “a number of American hostages held in Syria.” But the mission failed. “This operation...
From: The Wrap | By: Travis Reilly | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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Three years before his brutal murder by ISIS militants in Syria, journalist James Foley gave an incredible talk to students at Northwestern's Medill School of Journalism that is definitely worth watching to get a sense of who he really was. On June 2,...
From: Business Insider | By: Paul Szoldra | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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Since a police officer shot Michael Brown dead on Aug. 9, 2014, staff photographers at the 136-year-old St. Louis Post-Dispatch have been working non-stop, trying to make sense of a volatile situation that has brought national and international attention...
From: Time | By: Olivier Laurent | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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The Economist Intelligence Unit (the EUI) conducted a livability survey to determine which cities around the world "provide the best or worst living conditions." Cities with major conflicts tended to score the lowest. Military and political conflicts...
From: Business Insider | By: Elena Holodny | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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Kekla Magoon’s How It Went Down about a black teen who is shot by a white man, is especially timely with recent events in Ferguson, Missouri, and just the right title for young adults grappling with streaming headlines. And, a new book from the queen...
From: School Library Journal | By: Shelley Diaz | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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By Steve Quinn JUNEAU Alaska (Reuters) – Mainstream Republican Dan Sullivan claimed victory early on Wednesday in Alaska’s three-way primary race ahead of a November election seen as critical to the party’s bid to regain control of the U.S. Senate....
From: The Raw Story | By: Reuters | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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Journalist James Foley had worked in a number of conflict zones in the Middle East, but the danger didn't stop him from doing the job he loved....
From: WBZ-TV | By: miketoole | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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Many thought it would be the future of Iraq. Then ISIS came along
From: Time | By: jtang0264 | Tuesday, August 19, 2014
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Islamic State fighters seize U.S. military equipment in Iraq, become targets for U.S. warplanes.
From: Center for Public Integrity | By: Douglas Birch | Thursday, August 21, 2014
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If there's anything government haters can succeed at it’s bad, bad governing.
From: Firedoglake | By: Attaturk | Thursday, August 21, 2014
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An official from Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah movement suggested on Wednesday that Qatar torpedoed the peace talks...
From: Time | By: Stephanie Burnett | Thursday, August 21, 2014
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August 20, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – The 2014 Global Peace Index (GPI) created by the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) gave a ranking of 157 and 160 to Sudan and South Sudan respectively out of 162 countries. The two countries shared low ratings along...
From: Sudan Tribune | By: SudanTribube.com | Thursday, August 21, 2014
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Summary: As we gear up for new wars in Syria and Africa, and rejoining old wars in Iraq, let’s a pause to think. Success will depend on learning from our failures since 9-11. Our greatest failures have been our initial failures: seeing the situation...
From: Fabius Maximus | By: Fabius Maximus | Thursday, August 21, 2014
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The interpreters who worked for American forces during the recent Afghanistan war (and the many still working) are among America’s bravest and most loyal allies. So that you don’t have to take my word for it, I asked several U.S. Marines I’d met...
From: Give Me Something To Read | Thursday, August 21, 2014
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From: Foreign Policy | By: Michael Waltz | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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Violence following the recent fatal shooting of an unarmed robbery suspect in Ferguson, Mo., has tragically followed a predictable script. On average, more than 6,000 blacks are killed by gun violence each year. That startling figure is nearly equal...
From: Washington Times | By: Victor Davis Hanson | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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HOUSTON (AP) -- The attorney for an U.S. Army soldier held as a prisoner of war in Afghanistan for five years says the soldier wants
From: Taiwan News | By: MICHAEL GRACZYK | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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The U.S. State Department has offered new rewards for information on four key leaders of the Islamist group militant Haqqani Network, and increased the reward for the group’s top leader. The Haqqani Network is a Pakistan-based group allied with al-Qaida...
From: Voice of America | By: VOA News | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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Army sergeant and former prisoner of war, whose capture by the Taliban is being investigated, returned to active duty in the USFreed US prisoner of war Bowe Bergdahl, who spent five years as a captive of the Taliban in Afghanistan and now faces a US...
From: The Guardian | By: Reuters in San Antonio | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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Like Democrats and many Republicans alike, I've defended the president regarding the vacations or golf excursions he has chosen to take during his tenure.
From: Mediaite | By: Joe Concha | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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KABUL (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of volunteers fanned out across Afghanistan this week, braving deteriorating security and distrusting parents to administer two chilled drops of the oral polio vaccine each to millions of children....
From: Reuters | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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CBS’s Clarissa Ward changed her profile picture, Fox News’s Conor Powell remembers him as “a great guy,” while Al Jazeera journalist Mohamed Fadel Fahmy, himself imprisoned in Egypt, says James Foley‘s murder “will spark a revolution against...
From: Media Bistro | By: Chris Ariens | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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The United Nations mission in Afghanistan today expressed its concern about the acts of intimidation against New York Times reporter Matthew Rosenberg, who yesterday was banned from leaving the country and told that he was being investigated for an article...
From: UN News Centre | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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KABUL (Reuters) - Afghanistan has given a New York Times reporter 24 hours to leave the country, accusing him of not cooperating with an investigation into his reporting, the Attorney General's office said on Wednesday....
From: Reuters | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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As of Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, at least 2,200 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to an Associated Press count.
From: Miami Herald | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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Baquet says that reporter Matthew Rosenberg refused to reveal sources to Afghan officials.
From: Politico | By: HADAS GOLD | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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As of Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, at least 2,200 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to an Associated Press count.
From: San Diego Union-Tribune | By: The Associated Press | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) - Freed U.S. prisoner of war Bowe Bergdahl, who spent five years as a captive of the Taliban in Afghanistan and now faces a U.S. Army probe into his conduct, wants to leave the military and return to civilian life, his lawyer said...
From: Reuters | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Wednesday that the extremist Islamic group that brutally murdered an American journalist by execution would be "crushed," echoing strong words from President Barack Obama earlier in the day. In a heavily personal...
From: Business Insider | By: Brett LoGiurato | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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Mohammad Ishaq Aloko, the attorney general of Afghanistan, is not pleased with New York Times reporter Matthew Rosenberg. Aloko ordered Rosenberg out of Afghanistan and banned him from returning to country after Rosenberg’s article about its elections...
From: Media Bistro | By: Chris O'Shea | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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Within days of 35 Afghan Sikhs being discovered in a container that arrived in Essex from Belgium the British police apprehended another lot of foreign nationals in a lorry in southwest England on Tuesday and arrested one German national...
From: Hindustan Times | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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Christopher de Bellaigue Sebastian Junger’s new documentary Korengal follows the same soldiers over the same fifteen-month tour of duty in Afghanistan as his acclaimed 2010 film Restrepo, but it cannot be considered its sequel; it might be misleading...
From: New York Review of Books | By: Christopher de Bellaigue | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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NATO confirmed the death, while the police in the Afghan capital, Kabul, said only that a foreigner was killed after an altercation with a taxi driver near the airport....
From: New York Times | By: ROD NORDLAND | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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The Taliban are pressing a nationwide offensive in Afghanistan, according to local officials, amid a political crisis in Kabul that has left the country without a clear successor to President Hamid Karzai.
From: Wall Street Journal | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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The Bill Murray comedy “Rock the Kasbah” will be released on Apri 24, 2015, Open Road Films said Wednesday. Murray is joined by Bruce Willis, Kate Hudson, Zooey Deschanel, Danny McBride and Scott Caan in the film written by Mitch Glazer and directed...
From: The Wrap | By: Todd Cunningham | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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This killing is clear evidence of how vastly different responses to kidnappings by U.S. and European governments save European hostages but can doom the Americans.
From: Reuters | By: David Rohde | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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ZURICH (Reuters) - The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said five Afghan staff members kidnapped last week in the country's western province of Herat were released unharmed on Wednesday.
From: The Star Malaysia | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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Bill Murray is taking Kabul by storm next spring. The reclusive comedic genius and houseparty guest extraordinaire is headlining “Rock the Kasbah,” which Open Road Films announced it will release nationwide April 24, 2015. Right now it has the date...
From: Variety | By: varietybrentlang | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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Afghanistan ordered a New York Times correspondent Wednesday to leave the country in 24 hours and barred him from returning over a story he wrote saying that a group of…Click to Continue »...
From: Charlotte Observer | By: Associated Press (REBECCA SANTANA) | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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New York, August 20, 2014--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the Afghan government's decision to expel and ban New York Times correspondent Matthew Rosenberg from the country. The country's attorney general accused Rosenberg today of publishing...
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