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>>   US politics
White House: North Korea must commit to denuclearization 
Washington Post - 1/6/2016
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White House Says Cruz Birthplace Questions Are ‘Ironic’ 
Time - 1/6/2016
Donald Trump isn’t the only person weighing in on Sen. Ted Cruz’s citizenship. White House press secretary Josh Earnest said Wednesday that it would be “quite ironic” if Republicans nominate presidential     Add Comment

Watch: North Korean Test Not Likely Hydrogen Bomb, Says White House 
ABC News - 1/6/2016
White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said that initial data is “not consistent” with North Korea’s claim that it successfully tested a hydrogen bomb. ABC Breaking News | Latest News Videos Coming     Add Comment

House Democrats are running out of future leaders 
Washington Post - 1/6/2016
In September, Gallup tested Americans on their knowledge of Congress and found a sobering statistic: Those who pay attention to Congress actually like it less . The latest news would suggest that's     Add Comment
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>>   US social policy
American Academy of Social Work & Social Welfare to Launch Grand Challenges for  
Reuters - 1/6/2016
Twelve Grand Challenges Serve as Call to Action to Tackle the Nation's Toughest Social Problems WASHINGTON, DC --(Marketwired - January 06, 2016) - The American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare     Add Comment

RSI Alert: Air Products & Chemicals Now Oversold 
Forbes.com - 1/6/2016
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Your Guide To Link Building For SEO In 2016 Forbes.com
Turns Out, 'John Carter' Was Only Mostly Dead Latest Nigerian News.com
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Clinton announces autism initiative, bulks up health care platform 
CBS News - 1/6/2016
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton greets supporters at a campaign event in Council Bluffs, Iowa, United States, January 5, 2016. REUTERS Sioux City After gleefully thanking her     Add Comment

Obama administration asks U.S. top court to reject Texas abortion law 
Reuters UK - 1/5/2016
WASHINGTON The Obama administration on Monday urged the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down a Texas abortion law that has shuttered nearly half the clinics in the state, saying the Republican-backed regulations     Add Comment
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>>   US political columnists
Our Most Anticipated Movies of 2016 
E-Servicis.com - 1/6/2016
World Economy Travel Art It's a new year—and with it comes 12 months' worth of upcoming movies to get excited about. Rather than doing a conventional rundown of all the big potential blockbusters or     Add Comment

A small Norwegian city might hold the answer to beating the winter blues 
Business Insider - 1/6/2016
Tromsø, Norway is an island of 70,000 people located over 200 miles north of the Arctic Circle. See Also There's a fascinating reason why you're more likely to get sick in the winter A relationship
A Small Norwegian City Might Hold the Answer to Beating Winter Blues The New Republic Online
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The Remaking of the American West 
The New Republic Online - 1/6/2016
American cinema has dealt with the Confederacy by giving its former soldiers guns and free reign to kill Native Americans. Quentin Tarantino doesn’t think that’s quite right. The Western genre, Tarantino     Add Comment

Bernie Sanders Wants to Overhaul Wall Street 
The New Republic Online - 1/6/2016
Bernie Sanders delivered his speech on reforming Wall Street in New York on Tuesday. It was not solely a speech about breaking up the banks and restoring the firewall between investment and commercial     Add Comment
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>>   US security
A North Korean H-bomb? Not likely, experts say. 
Washington Post - 1/6/2016
By , The underground explosion that rocked North Korea’s northeast coast Wednesday triggered seismic shock waves that measured 5.1 on the Richter scale, suggesting that the device was substantially     Add Comment

North Korea said it conducted its fourth nuclear test on Wednesday - this time allegedly  
Korea Joongang Daily - 1/6/2016
North Korea said it conducted its fourth nuclear test on Wednesday - this time allegedly a hydrogen bomb.    Add Comment

Kerry says North Korea nuclear test 'highly provocative' 
Reuters - 1/6/2016
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks to the media during a news conference at the United Nations Headquarters in Manhattan, New York, December 18, 2015.     Add Comment

North Korea Likely Lying About H-Bomb, Experts Say 
NBCNews.com - 1/6/2016
It will take a couple of days for the U.S. to determine if North Korea's claim it detonated a hydrogen bomb is a big lie or a big problem — but experts already think it's more likely the event was just
North Korea Likely Lying About Hydrogen Bomb Test, Experts Say NBCNews.com
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>>   Human rights
CAR: UN investigations into fresh allegations of sex abuse underlines need for peacekeeper  
Bloomberg - 1/6/2016
LONDON, United Kingdom -- The UN's welcome decision to investigate new allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse by UN peacekeepers in the Central African Republic again highlights the need for further     Add Comment

UN deplores "deeply troubling" hydrogen bomb test announced by DPR Korea 
Bloomberg - 1/6/2016
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today deplored the underground nuclear test announced by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), calling it "deeply troubling" and a violation of
UN deplores hydrogen bomb test announced by DPR Korea GlobalSecurity.org
UN deplores ‘deeply troubling’ hydrogen bomb test announced by DPR Korea United Nations
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Nigerian Sharia Court Sentences Preacher to Death for Blasphemy 
MSNBC Newsweek - 1/6/2016
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American Kennel Club Recognizes Two Dog Breeds: The American Hairless Terrier and  MSNBC Newsweek
Alexandre Lacazette to Newcastle United: Why the Transfer Could Happen MSNBC Newsweek
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Ban names former UN humanitarian official as Special Adviser on 2016 refugee and  
Bloomberg - 1/6/2016
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced today the appointment of Karen AbuZayd of the United States as Special Adviser for an upcoming UN summit on managing large-scale movements of migrants
UN: Ban names Special Adviser on 2016 refugee and migrant summit Panapress.com
Africa: Ban Names Former UN Humanitarian Official As Special Adviser On 2016 Refugee  AllAfrica.com
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>>   International development
Ruble Worst-Hit in Developing World Selloff Sparked by China 
La Repubblica - 1/6/2016
(Bloomberg) -- The ruble dropped most among emerging-market currencies as tumbling oil prices exacerbated a selloff in riskier assets hit by China’s decision to let the yuan slip to a five-year low.     Add Comment

Villagers carve way through mountain to rid poverty 
CHINAdaily USA - 1/6/2016
GUIYANG -- Together with her fellow villagers, Deng Yingxiang used hammers and shovels to cut through a mountain, carving a path from her isolated village to the outside world. Mahuai Village, in Southwest
China Focus: Villagers carve way through mountain to rid poverty Xinhua News Agency
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South African Farmers May Seek International Aid as Drought Hits 
Bloomberg - 1/6/2016
South African farmers may seek international aid as the worst drought in decades threatens a regional food shortage, according to a farmers’ group. Farmers need as much as 20 billion rand ($1.27 billion),
Farmers may seek international aid as drought hits Moneyweb
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Paul Graham: 'Ending economic inequality means ending startups' 
Business Insider UK - 1/5/2016
Paul Graham. See Also Richard Branson's Virgin Media is launching its own version of Y-Combinator in London The most elite school for Silicon Valley startups just threw a wrench into the works
Paul Graham: 'Ending economic inequality means ending startups Latest Nigerian News.com
Paul Graham: 'Ending income inequality means ending startups' Business Insider UK
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>>   Afghanistan
Obama picks Special Operations commander to lead Centcom 
Washington Post - 1/6/2016
The White House will nominate a veteran Special Operations commander to lead U.S. Central Command, underscoring the Obama administration’s affinity for using secretive elite military forces in Iraq, Syria     Add Comment

U.S. conducts air strikes as fighting rages in Afghan province 
Reuters - 1/6/2016
U.S aircraft carried out a dozen strikes in Helmand province in southern Afghanistan on Wednesday as fierce battles continued with Taliban insurgents around the town of Marjah near the provincial capital,
US conducts air strikes as fighting rages in Afghan province Channel NewsAsia
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Stops Obama will skip on his farewell tour 
Chicago Tribune - 1/6/2016
As President Obama begins his final year in office, polls show that public confidence in his national security leadership has collapsed: Only 18 percent of Americans say the United States is winning the
Stops Obama will skip on his world tour Stars and Stripes
Where Obama won’t be going on his global farewell tour American Enterprise Institute
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Nigerian Sharia Court Sentences Preacher to Death for Blasphemy 
MSNBC Newsweek - 1/6/2016
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American Kennel Club Recognizes Two Dog Breeds: The American Hairless Terrier and  MSNBC Newsweek
Alexandre Lacazette to Newcastle United: Why the Transfer Could Happen MSNBC Newsweek
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>>   Iran
Cruz says Iran is more dangerous than North Korea 
Washington Post - 1/6/2016
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CORRECTED-UPDATE 2-Iraq offers to mediate between Saudi and Iran, fearing for IS  
Reuters India - 1/6/2016
Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari speaks to reporters during a news conference in Baghdad, Iraq December 30, 2015. Reuters/Khalid al Mousily BAGHDAD Iraq dispatched its foreign minister     Add Comment

U.S. Republicans blame Obama, Clinton for North Korea nuclear advances 
Reuters India - 1/6/2016
U.S. Republican presidential candidate and U.S. Senator Marco Rubio speaks to supporters at a Miami Dolphins versus New England Patriots watch party in Atkinson, New Hampshire, January 3, 2016. Reuters/Katherine     Add Comment

Republicans blame Obama, Clinton for North Korea nuclear advances 
Reuters - 1/6/2016
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump holds up his notes of a recent poll at a campaign rally in Claremont, New Hampshire January 5, 2016. Reuters/Brian Snyder Republican U.S. presidential     Add Comment
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>>   Iraq
Iraqi army shows its might in military parade 
Reuters UK - 1/6/2016
Iraq's army flexes its muscles as it marches forth in a military day parade outside Baghdad. Rough Cut - Subtitled (no reporter narration). ROUGH CUT - SUBTITLED (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Iraq's army     Add Comment

CORRECTED-UPDATE 2-Iraq offers to mediate between Saudi and Iran, fearing for IS  
Reuters India - 1/6/2016
Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari speaks to reporters during a news conference in Baghdad, Iraq December 30, 2015. Reuters/Khalid al Mousily BAGHDAD Iraq dispatched its foreign minister     Add Comment

Iraq ready to mediate in Saudi-Iran row 
BBC - 1/6/2016
Iraq has offered to mediate between Iran and Saudi Arabia in the dispute sparked by the Gulf kingdom's execution of a dissident Shia Muslim cleric. Foreign Minister Ibrahim Jaafari said if tensions     Add Comment

Obama picks Special Operations commander to lead Centcom 
Washington Post - 1/6/2016
The White House will nominate a veteran Special Operations commander to lead U.S. Central Command, underscoring the Obama administration’s affinity for using secretive elite military forces in Iraq, Syria     Add Comment
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