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Currently, there are two key opportunities led by the United Nations worth supporting because there are no alternatives, both in Libya and Yemen. The situation in these two countries, as well as in Syria, is heart wrenching, which requires urgent actions...
From: Ecofabulous | By: Raghida Dergham | Friday, July 3, 2015
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Sen. Webb’s announcement: Dear friends: After many months of thought, deliberation and discussion, I have decided to seek the office of the Presidency of the United States.  I understand the odds, particularly in today’s political climate where...
From: Fox News | By: Greta Van Susteren | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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A coming UN special session on drugs will be a timely help for the center of the rising global trade in heroin, Afghanistan. The world must unite to set a norm against addiction....
From: Christian Science Monitor | Friday, July 3, 2015
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The four men were sentenced to death in May for their roles in the attack that killed a 28-year-old woman who was falsely accused of burning the Quran.
From: NPR | By: Krishnadev Calamur | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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As violence surges in Afghanistan, so too does the country’s opium business. Last year was the deadliest year ever for non-combatants, with nearly 3,700 killed. In its latest World Drug Report, the UN says it was also a record year for the area of...
From: The Economist | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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The Rise and Fall of Just About Everything Cross-posted with TomDispatch.com The rise and fall of great powers and their imperial domains has been a central fact of history for centuries.  It’s been a sensible, repeatedly validated framework for thinking...
From: AOL Television | By: Tom Engelhardt | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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In San Francisco's Yerba Buena Theater, on the same stage where Apple reveals the newest iterations of their products, comic creators took to the stage to reveal their own newest creations.
From: Geekosystem | By: Jessica Lachenal | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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One of the wonders of modern warfare is the high survival rate among those we send into battle. That's made possible, in large part, because of the rescue missions carried out by people like former pilot Erik Sabiston and medic Julia Bringloe. Renee...
From: NPR | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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With the majority of people landing in Italy, Greece, and other EU countries so clearly leaving home because they have to, there’s a troubling misnomer at the heart of this ongoing human disaster: Why are we referring to this refugee emergency as the...
From: Reuters | By: Lauren Wolfe | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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Americans want soldiers to protect them from ISIS and other threats, but who's protecting our veterans? Who in Congress or in the 2016 presidential race will bring home the hundreds of American soldiers sent back to Iraq by President Obama? Senator Bernie...
From: AOL Television | By: H. A. Goodman | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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The US government is spending hundreds of millions of dollars on heath care facilities in Afghanistan as part of its efforts to rebuild the war-torn country. The problem is that two government agencies involved with the project can't seem to agree on...
From: Mother Jones | By: AJ Vicens | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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It’s no secret that for-profit colleges receive a large chunk of their revenue from military education benefits. To deter unscrupulous for-profit colleges from unfairly targeting these prospective students, the government has imposed several limitations...
From: Consumerist | By: Ashlee Kieler | Wednesday, July 1, 2015
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From ISIS to Dylann Roof, internal struggles are the dominant theme in conflict today....
From: The Atlantic | By: Moisés Naím | Wednesday, July 1, 2015
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Sooner or later, every road comes to an end—but not in Vermont. In other states, a road that goes unused for a reasonable period of time is legally discontinued; in Vermont, any road that was ever officially entered into a town’s record books remains...
From: New Yorker | By: Geoff Manaugh | Wednesday, July 1, 2015
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When the late Richard Holbrooke was the Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, he would periodically invite members of Congress to breakfast meetings with his staff, on which I was serving. On September 16, 2009, we met with Representative...
From: New Yorker | By: Barnett Rubin | Wednesday, July 1, 2015
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Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg inaugurated a NATO Forces Integration Unit (NFIU) in Bucharest as part of his visit to Romania on Thursday. This is one of six small headquarters, which will be stationed across the eastern part of the Alliance to facilitate...
From: Novinite | Friday, July 3, 2015
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At least 30 Afghan police personnel have been killed since heavy clashes broke out between Taliban militants and security forces in Jalrez district of eastern Wardak province, reported local media on Friday.
From: China.org.cn | Friday, July 3, 2015
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The day before the U.S. declared independence, John Adams was already calling for its commemoration "with Pomp and Parade, with Shews, Games, Sports, Guns, Bells, Bonfires, Illuminations from one End of this Continent to the other, from this time forward...
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July 4 is well known by Americans to be Independence Day. But other countries have an Independence Day of their own. Independence Day is usually defined as being the day that a nation received their independent statehood, and a lot of nations have one....
From: The Inquisitr | By: Annie Keller | Friday, July 3, 2015
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An appeals court in Afghanistan's capital has quashed death sentences for four men convicted in the mob killing of a woman accused of burning a Koran, media and a judge said yesterday.
From: Irish Independent | Friday, July 3, 2015
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An average of two Israeli civilians per week have sustained injuries from Palestinians so far this year, and one was killed. In the same time period, an average of 39 Palestinians have been injured by Israeli forces per week, with 13 killed
From: Mondoweiss | By: Kate | Wednesday, July 1, 2015
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James Johnson, who was paralysed in Afghanistan, is using an exoskeleton to walk again as part of a pioneering programme.
From: BBC | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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Women's rights advocates say they are troubled by decision over four men found guilty of beating and burning woman to death after false accusations that she desecrated the Koran...
From: Telegraph | By: Reuters | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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KABUL (Reuters) - Afghanistan is threatening to crack down on U.S. defense contractors it says owe hundreds of millions of dollars in back taxes, including by freezing their bank accounts and refusing to renew yearly business licenses when they expire....
From: Reuters | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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Trey Gowdy and conservatives around the country have been trying to find any dirt they can on Hillary Clinton and it's finally become an embarrassment. The latest non-story occurred when a plethora of Clinton emails were released and the media poured...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: John Amato | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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Feminist Majority Foundation board member and lifelong feminist activist Dolores Huerta was honored by the National Portrait Gallery last night as the first Latina person to have a featured exhibition at the museum. Related posts: Afghan Woman Awarded...
From: Ms. Magazine | By: Feminist Newswire | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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Kristoffer Lewandowski, 33, is a disabled US Marine who was honorably discharged for medical reasons after multiple tours of duty in both Afghanistan and Iraq. The father-of-three suffered severe post-traumatic stress disorder following his tours of...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Tara West | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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Zakir Hussain Sultani, the deputy provincial governor in Wardak, says the assault came on Wednesday night and that the Taleban captured five of the checkpoints attacked in Jalrez district.
From: Khaleej Times | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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Director Boaz Yakin didn't want the animal starring in his movie 'Max' -- about a military dog deployed with U.S. Marines in Afghanistan -- to have a cute face, through expressive eyes were a must. That's how Carlos, a Belgian Malinois from Kentucky,...
From: Inside Bay Area | By: By Lindsey BahrAssociated Press | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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This week, the State Department released a large batch of the emails that Hillary Clinton sent and received (on her personal account via a private server!) when she was secretary of state. The media, naturally, dove into this pool and quickly found the...
From: Mother Jones | By: David Corn | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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Dana Catoe is a Class One Police Officer with the Lexington County Sheriffs Department in Lexington, South Carolina. He rides with the Blue Irons, a policeman's motorcycle group. He frequently lectures around South Carolina about his experiences in Iraq...
From: TV Squad | By: Danielle Wolffe | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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Adidas may have lost Tennessee to Nike this week, but it gained Arizona State. The Sun Devils officially began their new deal with Adidas on Wednesday – a deal that spans eight years and is worth $33.8 million according to ArizonaSports.com. As part...
From: Yahoo Sports | By: Sam Cooper | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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When President Obama addressed the White House Summit to Counter Violent Extremism, he stressed the need to involve all stakeholders -- governments, civil society, affected communities, and the private sector. The round of regional summits that have...
From: AOL Television | By: Dr. Khalid Koser | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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"Saudi Arabia, a key U.S. ally in the Middle East, had high-level contacts with America’s most deadly adversary in Afghanistan, the Haqqani network, according to purported Saudi diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks." "Successive U.S. administrations...
From: The Angry Arab News Service | By: As'ad AbuKhalil | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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Fireworks will be going off with a bang all weekend, but for some, they cause more anxiety than celebration...
From: Time | By: Alice Park | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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An Afghan appeals court has reduced the death sentences of four men found guilty in the mob killing of a woman falsely accused of burning pages of the Koran, the Muslim holy book....
From: Chicago Tribune | By: Ali M. Latifi | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A federal judge in Utah has awarded $134.2 million to an American solider injured in Afghanistan and the widow of another soldier killed there in a lawsuit filed against a Canadian man who pleaded guilty in a grenade attack involving...
From: Seattle Times | By: LINDSAY WHITEHURST | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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South Korean President Park Geun-hye postponed her trip to the U.S. because of a public health emergency at home. Unfortunately, the delay won’t make a future Park trip any more useful. There is much on which the two nations should cooperate. But the...
From: Cato Institute | By: Doug Bandow | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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My guests this past week on Bay Area Ventures on Wharton Business Radio on Sirius XM Channel 111 were: Pete Newell, managing partner of BMNT Partners John Kuhn, who works at BMNT Partners Matt Weingart, program development manager in the Strategic Development...
From: AOL Television | By: Steve Blank | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — Veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are asking their neighbors to be considerate when setting off fireworks this Fourth of July weekend. A group called Military With PTSD is distributing red, white and blue signs...
From: Seattle Times | By: The Associated Press | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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Uzma Qayyum's controversial case set her against the men who would rescue her. Qayyum's case reveals the heady mixture of empowerment, escape, and militant purpose offered to girls around the world by the all-female cadres of extremist groups. The ironies...
From: Truthout | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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An Afghan appeals court has reduced the death sentences of four men found guilty in the mob killing of a woman falsely accused of burning pages of the Koran, the Muslim holy book....
From: Los Angeles Times | By: Ali M. Latifi | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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KABUL, Afghanistan — An Afghan court has overturned the death sentences for four men convicted of taking part in the mob killing of a woman outside a Kabul shrine, a...
From: New York Post | By: Associated Press | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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Rest in peace Nicolas Winton Greece And The Giant Grexit, Day 3 – Greece is still in default and it must go to step two: a Grexit – Germany is very angry with Greece and say the Greek government is using scapegoats for its own problems – Greek...
From: Firedoglake | By: Brandon Jordan | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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An Afghan official says a nighttime Taliban attack on police checkpoints in the strategic Wardak province south of the capital, Kabul, has killed seven local policemen....
From: Fox News | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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Yep, the real terrorists are already here. White supremacists are signing up for the military to get training that will be used to start a race war: After the horrific massacre at Charleston’s historic black church, Americans are slowly realizing the...
From: Suburban Guerrilla | By: susie | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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My guests this past week on Bay Area Ventures on Wharton Business Radio on Sirius XM Channel 111 were: Pete Newell, managing partner of BMNT Partners John Kuhn, who works at BMNT Partners Matt Weingart, program development manager in the Strategic Development...
From: Steve Blank | By: steveblank | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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The more professors prioritise theory over fact, the more they will condemn themselves to irrelevance. Unfortunately, when policymakers embrace blindly their untested conventional wisdom, the consequences can be far worse.
From: The American | By: Katherine Earle | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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Solider In Iraq Tosses Raven UAVDavid Hodge, U.S. Army photo vis Wikimedia CommonsAmerica’s Raven drone is not the most intimidating machine in the sky. Small, portable, and hand-tossed, it’s a light scout for troops on the ground, buzzing over a...
From: Popular Science | By: Kelsey D. Atherton | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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