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Intimidation works. In fact, it works quite well, and it appears not to matter whether the intended target is a nation, a kid in the schoolyard or a media outlet. Witness Iran and the case of Washington Post Tehran correspondent Jason Rezaian, recently...
From: Get Religion | By: Ira Rifkin | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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The Islamic State is working hard to attack the American heartland and national security officials have warned Congress there could be an outbreak of violence this year from lone wolf or coordinated attacks. Senior U.S. intelligence officials described...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Coburn Palmer | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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Business Insider VideoStocks are crashing, hedge funds are closing, and investors around world are going cash. If you're confused and perplexed about the market we're in right now, this should bring some clarity to the situation. Back in the third quarter...
From: Business Insider | By: Linette Lopez | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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A small body of immune-system research suggests that Pavlovian conditioning may be an effective tool in helping patients fight disease.
From: The Atlantic | By: Jo Marchant | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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Efforts to end a Russian-backed offensive by the Syrian regime now turn to a diplomatic showdown between Secretary of State John Kerry and his Russian counterpart at a meeting in Munich.
From: NPR | Thursday, February 11, 2016
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I'm a queer Radical Faerie, who sings like a girl and dresses like a boy, but would rather be naked drumming in the woods. And I support Hillary Clinton because I believe, in my being, that she represents the arrival of the sacred feminine so desperately...
From: AOL Television | By: Todd Fernandez | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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Russia has proposed a March 1 ceasefire in Syria, U.S. officials said Wednesday, but Washington believes Moscow is giving itself and the Syrian government three weeks to try to crush moderate rebel groups....
From: Fox News | Thursday, February 11, 2016
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The Latest developments on the war in Syria, the refugee crisis and security talks in Munich, Germany.
From: Fox News | Thursday, February 11, 2016
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The heads of the Roman Catholic and Russian Orthodox churches will hold a historic meeting Friday in the threadbare international airport of an officially secular, communist-run tropical island....
From: Fox News | Thursday, February 11, 2016
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I’m fascinated by how the language of video games has begun to leak into filmmaking. As gaming has become more commonplace and mainstream, a new generation of directors raised with controllers in their hands have begun to blend the mediums. And you...
From: SlashFilm | By: Jacob Hall | Thursday, February 11, 2016
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Russian military action has changed the shape of a conflict that had effectively been stalemated for years, and suddenly, President Bashar al-Assad of Syria and his allies have momentum....
From: New York Times | By: DAVID E. SANGER | Thursday, February 11, 2016
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An Obama administration official says Russian-backed offensive in Syria is actually targeting rebel fighters who are fighting ISIS. Fox News’ Catherine Herridge gave ON THE RECORD insight. The post VIDEO: Russia’s Counterterror Measures Helping,...
From: Fox News | By: Greta Van Susteren | Thursday, February 11, 2016
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Jens Stoltenberg, the Atlantic alliance’s secretary general, said its forces would rotate through Central and Eastern Europe to conduct exercises....
From: New York Times | By: MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen appeared before Congress to defend the December rate hike. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie suspended his presidential campaign. So has Carly Fiorina. Ex-Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca is expected to plead guilty...
From: Reason | By: Ed Krayewski | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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Thousands of rebel fighters are on the verge of being surrounded by pro-regime forces in Aleppo, Syria's largest city. For that, Assad can thank Russia's intervention....
From: Christian Science Monitor | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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Fighting for a renewables revolution to save the climate has, for the past 30 years, been a question of faith in the ultimate self-interest of humankind, and hope that we would develop the means for our deliverance. The last time I felt this hopeful...
From: AOL Television | By: Steve Sawyer | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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Amid a Russian-backed regime offensive in Aleppo, rebel factions in Syria say they face defeat without imminent military aid from the US, Turkey, and other allies....
From: Christian Science Monitor | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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Doctors Without Borders has issued a warning about the humanitarian crisis for refugees trying to flee from Aleppo to Turkey.
From: NPR | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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Here's an idea: Throw the country out of the United Nations.
From: The Atlantic | By: Katharine H.S. Moon | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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Small businesses are a small part of Russia's oligarch-dominated economy. But despite the headwinds they face – and the instability they could bring to the current order – they are showing resilience amid the downturn....
From: Christian Science Monitor | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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"I deserve better than this." I was already crying. I wasn't even looking at him. I mean, I couldn't even bring myself to look at him. Instead, I sat and stared at the sunset, wondering how we'd ended up here. Underneath the sound of my pounding heart,...
From: BuzzSugar | By: Ryan Roschke | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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The U.S. says Russia's counterterrorism campaign in Syria is actually helping the Islamic State.
From: Fox News | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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Mikhail Kasyanov says he was sitting in a Moscow restaurant when around 10 men burst in, threatened to kill him and then attacked with the baked good. The Kremlin is downplaying the attack.
From: NPR | By: Merrit Kennedy | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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World powers pressed Russia on Wednesday to stop bombing around Aleppo in support of a Syrian government offensive to recapture the city and a Western official said Moscow had presented a proposal envisaging a truce in three weeks' time. Secretary of...
From: AOL Television | By: Jade Walker | Thursday, February 11, 2016
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PREVIEW: Hitman is in its 16th year, but the stealth assassination game is going through a major reboot. Like Lara Croft with the 2013 reboot of Tomb Raider, Agent 47 is going back to his origins. This new Hitman is a very ambitious game that will have...
From: VentureBeat | By: Dean Takahashi | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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This post was inspired by my personal existential concern. I asked a very personal question of myself as I began to explore energy issues in 2007. That question was,"Can I survive climate change energy solutions?" I realized during That time that low...
From: Nuclear Green Revolution | By: Charles Barton | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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The French foreign minister called Washington’s approach ambiguous while Turkey’s president accused it of siding with terrorists.
From: The Atlantic | By: Krishnadev Calamur | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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The Obama Administration is expanding its military power and threats against Russia and China as well as increasing its war efforts in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria while preparing to restart Washington’s old war in Libya. Most of this has been revealed...
From: AntiWar | By: Jack A. Smith | Thursday, February 11, 2016
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Quick, name this Boston-area consumer Web company: It flew under the radar for years, bootstrapped its way to a thriving business built on technology developed in-house and a sharp emphasis on customer service across multiple websites, and then rose...
From: Xconomy | By: Jeff Engel | Thursday, February 11, 2016
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The European Union now sometimes looks like a replay of Weimar’s combination of institutional perfection with violent and nationalist forces aimed at tearing down the 'system.'
From: Reuters | By: Harold James | Thursday, February 11, 2016
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Where the election campaign shows passionate intensity, we appear to lack all conviction. Europe drifts, among the many sharp rocks that now surround it.
From: Reuters | By: John Lloyd | Thursday, February 11, 2016
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Despite a ferocious winter and growing European efforts to deter them, refugees and migrants continue to flee to Europe in record numbers. Over 76,000 people have already reached the continent by sea in 2016 -- an average of 2,000 a day. That's almost...
From: Lemondrop | By: Charlotte Alfred | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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Adolphe Bitard, via Wikimedia Commons Early Telephone Set Illustration On Sunday, a hacker threatened to dump the contact information of thousands of FBI and Department of Homeland Security employees online. Then on Monday, the hacker made good on said...
From: Popular Science | By: Kelsey D. Atherton | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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ReutersThe Syrian Civil War is reaching a turning point. Over the past two weeks, the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad seized several villages north of Aleppo, the country's largest city and one of the last remaining strongholds of Syria's...
From: Business Insider | By: Armin Rosen | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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British astronaut Tim Peake, currently aboard the International Space Station, has been posting some stunning short videos on Instagram and Twitter showing his view of the Earth some 250 miles below. As he notes in the Instagram post below, it's amazing...
From: Popular Science | By: Mary Beth Griggs | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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The deadly airstrike attack that shattered a Doctors Without Borders-supported hospital in southern Syria on Friday night -- killing three and wounding at least six -- is not an isolated incident. Rather, it's an alarming reminder of the hundreds...
From: Lemondrop | By: Willa Frej | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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In 1945, the AP fired its lead correspondent in Europe for breaking a major story - the end of war in Europe. Seventy years later, more than 100 of his journalism heirs are battling to repair his reputation. This week they nominated him posthumously...
From: Urlesque | By: OurPaths.com | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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The German lender’s solvency is strong enough to withstand the most likely clouds on the horizon. But Deutsche Bank’s 1.4 trln euro balance sheet is opaque and stuffed with derivatives. Boss John Cryan could deliver relief by opening up on its oil...
From: Reuters | By: Dominic Elliott | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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With the collapse of the United Nations peace negotiations to end the Syrian conflict, we need to step back and envision what an effective Muslim government with the support of the people would look like. One thing is for certain: It would not be imposed...
From: AOL Television | By: Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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Here are 6 noteworthy, female-directed Sundance films distributors should make note of ASAP....
From: Film School Rejects | By: Tomris Laffly | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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Some of the nicest things that have been said about Chris Christie. L.E.MORMILE / Shutterstock.comThis is indeed a dark day for the Garden State. Our sympathies go out to anyone trapped in New Jersey, which will once again fall prey to Monster Governor...
From: The Stranger | By: Matt Baume | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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Vacationing in the endless Arctic night? Crazy idea, but it doesn’t take long to fall in love with Svalbard in the dead of winter. Okay, there’s no sun (I mean really no sun—for more than four months), but instead of basking on warm beaches,...
From: National Geographic | By: Randall Hyman | Tuesday, February 9, 2016
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LONDON -- A special humanitarian conference -- the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul -- promises to be a defining moment for the 24 million out-of-school children in conflict zones worldwide, for two reasons. First, the Syrian civil war has reminded...
From: Ecofabulous | By: Gordon Brown | Tuesday, February 9, 2016
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The militant group that calls itself the Islamic State has a far-reaching propaganda apparatus, and to Western audiences, the irregularly published magazine Dabiq might be one of its best-known products. Featuring high-quality production values and art...
From: AOL Television | By: Nick Robins-Early | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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The heads of America's top intelligence agencies — including the CIA, FBI and NSA — gave their latest update on the nature of threats facing the U.S. on Tuesday, from ISIS to Russia to China and others. NPR has the latest on what America's spymasters...
From: NPR | By: Mary Louise Kelly | Tuesday, February 9, 2016
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Russia's airstrikes on Aleppo, Syria, have killed hundreds and sent a fresh wave of tens of thousands of civilians north to the border with Turkey.
From: Christian Science Monitor | Tuesday, February 9, 2016
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It's hard to get too lost on your way to Pittsburg, New Hampshire (pop. 869). You just drive north for a while. And then you keep driving north for a while longer. Pittsburg is New Hampshire's largest town by land area, covering nearly 300 square miles...
From: Mother Jones | By: Tim Murphy | Tuesday, February 9, 2016
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An SPCA shelter in Scotland is looking for someone to adopt this giant rabbit. The internet is going crazy. THE RABBIT IS HUGE! [Jezebel] Is a Rotterdam museum’s new open art storage facility a game changer for cultural institutions? Set to open in...
From: Art Fag City | By: Michael Anthony Farley and Rea McNamara | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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This post It’s All About Janet Yellen On The Hill Today! appeared first on Daily Reckoning. Fed Chair, Janet Yellen will give her testimony on the economy to lawmakers today and tomorrow. Chuck Butler and the markets believe she will not be so gung...
From: The Daily Reckoning | By: Chuck Butler | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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Jacob N. Bailey, USAF, via Wikimedia Commons James Clapper Jr With Lt. Gen Burgess And Leon Panetta Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta walks with James Clapper Jr., left, director of National Intelligence, and Lt. Gen. Ronald Burgess Jr., director of...
From: Popular Science | By: Kelsey D. Atherton | Tuesday, February 9, 2016
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