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>>   US politics
Making history, Clinton wants an end to Cuba 
MSNBC - 12 Hours ago
As a Miami native, I’ve seen the pattern more than once. Democratic candidates, especially presidential hopefuls, would go to vote-rich South Florida, bash Castro, defend the U.S. embargo of Cuba, and
Making history, Clinton wants an end to Cuba embargo MSNBC
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Clinton Slams Jeb Bush's Record in Urban League Speech 
Bloomberg - 12 Hours ago
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks about efforts to boost opportunities in African-American communities and Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush's record and campaign financing.     Add Comment

Obama seeks support for Iran deal by reminding allies of Iraq war 
Los Angeles Times - 12 Hours ago
Facing a well-financed opposition and a history of late-summer woes, President Obama and liberal supporters are trying to enlist activists and everyday voters alike in a major campaign behind his landmark     Add Comment

Jeb Bush: U.S. Should Be Candid on Failures Addressing Injustice 
Bloomberg - 13 Hours ago
“When President Obama says that, quote, ‘for too long we’ve been blind to the way past injustices continue to shape the present,’ he is speaking the truth,” Jeb Bush says in speech to National Urban     Add Comment
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>>   US social policy
Medicare at 50: What's covered, what isn't 
USA Today - 7/30/2015
Medicare, the landmark health insurance program for those 65 and older, turned 50 on Thursday. Some 55.2 million Americans are enrolled in the program and 91% of them, according to a Kaiser Family Foundation
Medicare turns 50 but there's a lot to learn AZCentral.com
Medicare tuns 50, but it's still a mystery USA Today
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More than 100 Members of Congress Ask for Passage of the Treat and Reduce Obesity  
Bloomberg - 7/30/2015
/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Treat and Reduce Obesity Act (TROA) of 2015 (HR 2404 and S 1509) continues to gain momentum with 101 members of the House of Representatives and 10 members of the Senate     Add Comment

Obama marks 50th anniversary of Medicare, Medicaid 
USA Today - 7/30/2015
President Obama marked the 50th anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid Thursday by saying the U.S. should do more to expand and improve health care for all Americans, including the law he signed in 2010.     Add Comment

IIROC Trading Halt / Suspension de la negociation par l'OCRCVM - HUD 
Reuters - 7/30/2015
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - July 30, 2015) - The following issues have been halted by IIROC / L'OCRCVM a suspendu la negociation des titres suivants: Company / Société : Hudson Resources     Add Comment
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>>   US political columnists
Angry About Cecil the Lion’s Death? Take It Out on the Republican Congress. 
The New Republic Online - 14 Hours ago
A s outrage spread online over a Minnesota dentist’s alleged poaching of a beloved lion in Zimbabwe, Democratic Representative Raul Grijalva saw a convenient political opportunity. “This sort of incident
Angry About Cecil the Lion's Death? Take It Out on the Republican Congress The New Republic Online
Angry About Cecil the Lion's Death? Take It Out on the Republican Congress. The New Republic Online
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The Long March Toward Medicare 
The New Republic Online - 7/30/2015
The Progressive Party proposes "a single National health service" in their platform. Roosevelt & Johnson, The Progressive Party Platform March 25, 1916 Health Insurance “Health insurance will give     Add Comment

Don't Think a Foul-Mouthed Tea Party Republican Can Win an Election? Just Look at  
AlterNet.org - 7/28/2015
If you want to know what a Donald Trump presidency might be like, take a look at Maine. The state, known for its mild moderates (like Senator Susan Collins and former Senator Olympia Snowe), has acquired
The Foul-Mouthed Far Right Can Win. Just Ask Maine. American Prospect
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Cultures of Impunity 
American Prospect - 7/27/2015
NY Daily News via Eric Garner died while being arrested by police in Staten Island on July 17, 2014.  This article appears in the Summer 2015 issue of  The American Prospect  magazine.      Add Comment
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>>   US security
EGlobalTech Selected to Help Department of Homeland Security (DHS) U.S. Citizenship  
Bloomberg - 12 Hours ago
/PRNewswire/ -- eGlobalTech (eGT), a leading provider in management and IT consulting services for the Federal Government, has been awarded a contract to support the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)     Add Comment

US Condemns Terrorist Attack That Killed Palestinian Toddler 
ABC News - 12 Hours ago
The Obama administration is condemning an arson attack by suspected Jewish extremists in the West Bank that killed a Palestinian toddler, branding it a "vicious terrorist" act that must be punished.     Add Comment

The Pentagon war fund is 'the worst thing that could happen to budget discipline' 
Business Insider Australia - 13 Hours ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The number of US troops deployed in battle zones is at its lowest level since before the 2003 invasion of Iraq. Still, Congress has authorised a 38 per cent increase in the war     Add Comment

RBS shareholders must be patient in wait for dividend [Daily Mail, London] 
Bloomberg - 13 Hours ago
Your requested update has been submitted Our data partners will research the update request and update the information on this page if necessary. Research and follow-up could take several weeks. If
"FCA Replay" Wraps the Week Bloomberg
/R E P E A T -- Notice - Employment and Social Development Canada/ Bloomberg
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>>   Human rights
RBS shareholders must be patient in wait for dividend [Daily Mail, London] 
Bloomberg - 13 Hours ago
Your requested update has been submitted Our data partners will research the update request and update the information on this page if necessary. Research and follow-up could take several weeks. If
"FCA Replay" Wraps the Week Bloomberg
/R E P E A T -- Notice - Employment and Social Development Canada/ Bloomberg
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UNHCR: Greece Must Do More to Tackle Migration 'Emergency' 
ABC News - 14 Hours ago
A senior U.N. refugee agency official is urging Greek authorities to "wake up" and do more to deal with a burgeoning number of refugee arrivals that has become a full-blown humanitarian emergency.     Add Comment

On World Day, UN urges action to combat human trafficking, give victims ‘hope and  
Bloomberg - 17 Hours ago
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged every country to join the fight against human trafficking as United Nations agencies and their partners vowed to work together to support and protect victims
On World Day, UN urges action to combat human trafficking, give victims 'hope and  Individual.com
UN urges action to combat human trafficking, give victims 'hope and justice' NewKerala.com
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Human rights given low profile in 2022 Games debate 
MSN Philippines - 7/31/2015
The International Olympic Committee has strengthened human rights demands for cities vying for the Olympics, but has little choice when deciding between China and Kazakhstan for the 2022 Winter Games
Human rights given low profile in 2022 Games debate (AFP) Yahoo! News Australia
Rights low in Games debate Oman Observer
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>>   International development
Almaty urges IOC to 'show faith' in developing nations 
Reuters Canada - 23 Hours ago
By Julian Linden KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Organizers of Almaty's bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics made an impassioned plea to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Friday, urging members     Add Comment

Olympics--Almaty urges IOC to 'show faith' in developing nations 
Reuters Africa - 23 Hours ago
By Julian Linden KUALA LUMPUR, July 31 (Reuters) - Organisers of Almaty's bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics made an impassioned plea to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Friday,     Add Comment

Poverty-hit southern Italy risks point of no return: study 
MENAFN - 14 Hours ago
(MENAFN - AFP) Italy's economically-crippled south risks being trapped in a permanent cycle of underdevelopment according to a new study which has left the government red-faced. The anti-establishment
Poverty-hit southern Italy risks point of no return Arabstoday.net
Poverty-hit southern Italy risks point of no return: study (AFP) Yahoo! News Australia
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Vientiane forum tackles poverty reduction with China experience used as model 
Xinhua News Agency - 16 Hours ago
by Steven Cleary VIENTIANE, July 31 (Xinhua) -- China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations ( ASEAN ) have been jointly tackling the issue of poverty reduction, with the China experience of
Roundup: Vientiane forum tackles poverty reduction with China experience used as  China.org.cn
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>>   Afghanistan
The Pentagon war fund is 'the worst thing that could happen to budget discipline' 
Business Insider Australia - 13 Hours ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The number of US troops deployed in battle zones is at its lowest level since before the 2003 invasion of Iraq. Still, Congress has authorised a 38 per cent increase in the war     Add Comment

Several senior Taliban leaders walked out of a meeting this week, and the group  
Business Insider Australia - 13 Hours ago
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) – At the Taliban meeting this week where Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansour was named as the Islamist militant group’s new head, several senior figures in the movement, including     Add Comment

Ai Weiwei to get 6-month UK visa 
BBC - 13 Hours ago
UK home secretary orders officials to issue Chinese artist Ai Weiwei a full 6-month visa, reversing earlier decision This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly.
Afghan militant leader 'has died' NewsRT.co.uk
Pair guilty of killing off-duty PC NigerianHerald.com
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Taliban names Mullah Mansour as new leader 
NHK - 14 Hours ago
Asia Jul. 31, 2015 - Updated 11:16 UTC The Taliban has announced that it named a longtime ally of the late Mullah Mohammad Omar as its new leader. The Afghan insurgent group issued a statement     Add Comment
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>>   Iran
BRIEF-Exxon in full compliance with all Iranian sanctions-exec 
Reuters - 12 Hours ago
Exxon Mobil Corp * Exxon Mobil exec says the number of its onshore U.S. Rigs has come down a bit from Q1 * Exec says 2015 capex unchanged at $34 billion, but there is a "downward vector on that number"     Add Comment

Obama seeks support for Iran deal by reminding allies of Iraq war 
Los Angeles Times - 12 Hours ago
Facing a well-financed opposition and a history of late-summer woes, President Obama and liberal supporters are trying to enlist activists and everyday voters alike in a major campaign behind his landmark     Add Comment

Weather Gang: Iran city hits suffocating heat index of 163 degrees, near world record 
Washington Post - 13 Hours ago
(This article, originally published Thursday evening, has been updated.) Wherever you live or happen to travel to, never complain about the heat and humidity again. In the city of Bandar Mahshahr     Add Comment

Mike Huckabee: No apologies for Iran truth 
USA Today - 13 Hours ago
The world said “never again” after the Holocaust, yet today, some refuse to take Iran’s evil threats seriously. Hillary Clinton directly attacked me this week and said my comments about Iran were “offensive.”     Add Comment
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>>   Iraq
Obama seeks support for Iran deal by reminding allies of Iraq war 
Los Angeles Times - 12 Hours ago
Facing a well-financed opposition and a history of late-summer woes, President Obama and liberal supporters are trying to enlist activists and everyday voters alike in a major campaign behind his landmark     Add Comment

NATO agrees on support package for Iraq 
San Francisco Chronicle - 13 Hours ago
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Weather Gang: Iran city hits suffocating heat index of 163 degrees, near world record 
Washington Post - 13 Hours ago
(This article, originally published Thursday evening, has been updated.) Wherever you live or happen to travel to, never complain about the heat and humidity again. In the city of Bandar Mahshahr     Add Comment

Chad reintroduces death penalty. Which other countries use it? 
Christian Science Monitor - 13 Hours ago
Chad has beefed up its security in recent weeks after a spate of deadly attacks by Boko Haram. A police officer stands guard near the site of a suicide bombing in Ndjamena, Chad on July 11, 2015. (Moumine     Add Comment
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