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>>   US politics
Michelle Obama will appear on ABC's 'Nashville' 
SiliconValley.com - 6 Hours ago
Michelle Obama is going a little bit country. The first lady's office says she'll appear on the May 7 episode of the ABC country music drama "Nashville." The episode is titled "All Or Nothing With     Add Comment

Obama, family cause a small stir at Easter service 
Sify - 4 Hours ago
President Barack Obama may have expected a quiet Easter, but his presence rallied a congregation eager to greet him and his family to the front of the church. Obama, wife Michelle and their daughters
Barack Obama, family cause a small stir at Easter service ZeeNews.com
Obama, Family Cause Small Stir At Easter Service Talking Points Memo
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Ukraine crisis shadows Obama's Asia trip 
USA Today - 3 Hours ago
President Obama heads to Asia this week with the goal of making clear to allies that he's serious about the United States sharpening its focus on the region. The eight-day trip — which Obama will begin     Add Comment

"No comment" from White House on Bieber deportation petition 
Reuters UK - 3 Hours ago
April 20 - The White House says it has "no comment" on a petition to deport Canadian pop star Justin Bieber, who will continue to hold his U.S. visa. Jillian Kitchener reports.    Add Comment
>>   US social policy
Atlanta civil rights museum focuses on stories 2 
USA Today - 14 Hours ago
ATLANTA — When the National Center for Civil and Human Rights opens downtown in June, it's going to face some high expectations. First, the 43,000-square-foot museum has set for itself the daunting task
Atlanta civil rights museum focuses on stories 1 day ago USA Today
Atlanta civil rights museum focuses on stories 1 USA Today
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What Does Obamacare Mean for Medicare Beneficiaries? 
Motley Fool Discussion Boards - 4 Hours ago
As the Affordable Care Act inches closer to full implementation, the health insurance landscape is changing rapidly. For beneficiaries of Medicare, things can get quickly confusing as they try to decipher     Add Comment

Reports: Obama argues healthcare law is working 
Manila Bulletin - 63 Minutes ago
Share this: Washington, DC, United States — President Barack Obama mounted a vigorous effort on Thursday to show his signature healthcare law is working and dismissed Republican critics who are using     Add Comment

Latest Obamacare accomplishment: 'Medical Homelessness' 
American Thinker - 10 Hours ago
So, you've done your duty as a citizen and faithfully signed up for an Obamacare insurance policy. You've even paid your premium, God bless you.You are now eligible (after a $5000 deductible) to enjoy     Add Comment
>>   US political columnists
U.S. Cold War Policy Was Designed by a Bigot 
The New Republic Online - 23 Hours ago
by George F. Kennan, edited by Frank Costigliola (W.W. Norton and Co.) On a hot, dusty sunday in September 1959, George Frost Kennan welcomed to his Pennsylvania farmhouse a peculiar trio of political     Add Comment

Obama and the Myth of Appeasement 
HighBeam Research - 9 Hours ago
Hawks in the wild tend to be solitary creatures. But those in Washington often appear in noisy flocks. As Russian President Vladimir Putin continues his predatory activities in Ukraine, conservatives
Obama and the appeasement myth Pine Bluff Commercial News
Chapman: Obama and missile defense myths Chicago Tribune
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Warren's New Book Whitewashes Some Awkward Hillary History 
NewsMax.com - 4/18/2014
When I profiled Elizabeth Warren last fall, I argued that the political press had largely misunderstood her thinking about a possible presidential campaign. Read the whole story at New Republic    Add Comment

Huff TV: Arianna On Hillary Clinton In 2016: 'She Could Be An Amazing Role Model' 
Huffington Post - 4/19/2014
Arianna discussed her new book Thrive: The Third Metric To Redefining Success And Creating A Life Of Well-Being, Wisdom, And Wonder with CNN's Jake Tapper on Friday , reflecting on how its tenets might     Add Comment
>>   US security
Chinese spies at Sydney Uni 
Stock Journal Australia - 4 Hours ago
China is building large covert informant networks inside Australia's leading universities, prompting Australia to strengthen its counter-intelligence capabilities. Chinese intelligence officials have
Chinese spies infiltrate Sydney University Sydney Morning Herald
Chinese spying on leading unis Brisbane Times
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Suspected drone strikes target al Qaeda 
CNN - 46 Minutes ago
(CNN) -- Suspected drone strikes targeted al Qaeda fighters in Yemen on Sunday for the second time in two days, killing "at least a dozen," a Yemeni government official said. The predawn strikes targeted
Suspected drone strikes hit al Qaeda in Yemen KRCR-TV
Suspected drone strikes target al Qaeda in Yemen CNN
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Guantanamo hearing halted after defense claim FBI spying 
Reuters UK - 6 Hours ago
April 20 - A military hearing for five men accused of conspiring in the 9/11 attacks concludes early amid concerns that defense attorneys were being probed by the FBI. Jillian Kitchener reports.
Guantanamo hearing halted after defense accusations of FBI spying AllVoices
Gitmo hearing halted after accusations of spying The Gulf Today
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Rep. Michael McCaul Expresses Concern Over Potential Marathon Terrorist Copycat 
ABC News - 6 Hours ago
1:40pm This morning on “This Week,” House Homeland Security Committee Chair Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, while noting the increase in security in Boston ahead of the marathon tomorrow, expressed concern     Add Comment
>>   Human rights
CAR on brink of genocide, Tutu warns 
The Guardian Nigeria - 4 Hours ago
NOBEL peace laureate, Desmond Tutu has warned Sunday that the Central African Republic (CAR) was “on the brink of genocide”, as he urged warring sides to reconcile their differences and “re-learn to live
Tutu warns CAR stands on the brink of genocide Big News Network
‘CAR stands on brink of genocide’ Press TV
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Can you compare African slave trade to the Holocaust? 
Haaretz - 105 Minutes ago
In a special interview with Haaretz, Marcus Rediker, author of book 'The Slave Ship: A Human History,' talks about 'floating concentration camps' and why the Black community should never forget. NEW YORK
Can you compare slave trade to the Holocaust? Haaretz
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Palestinian prisoners appealed to humanitarian organizations to save his life 
MENAFN - 39 Minutes ago
Palestinian prisoners appealed to humanitarian organizations to save his life    Add Comment

818 Roundup: Burbank PD raise funds for Special Olympics, Armenian Genocide events 
Glendale News Press - 9 Hours ago
Burbank Sgt. Jeff Lamoureaux talks with a table of guests, including Kajal Pridedi of Beverly Hills, and Alek Beluna of Woodland Hills, about a fundraiser he is helping with at Claim Jumper in Burbank     Add Comment
>>   International development
Editorial: International aid can’t arrive soon enough for the Central African Republic 
Washington Post - 40 Minutes ago
THE UNANIMITY with which the a peacekeeping force for the early this month attested to the dire situation in that impoverished country. More than 630,000 people in a nation of 4.5?million have fled their     Add Comment

An educational divide: Concentrations of poverty in Austin schools could limit growth  
BusinessWeek - 22 Hours ago
April 19--On a warm Saturday morning this month, Olesea Peralta and her 3-year-old son, Victor, stood in an open field strewn with wildflowers, joining dozens of Victor's future classmates and teachers     Add Comment

Cut off from the World, Gazans Consumed by Poverty 
Sudan Vision Daily - 59 Minutes ago
GAZA - Life has never seemed so grim for the Mustafas, a family of seven cramped into a shabby two-room hovel in Gaza's Jabalya refugee camp. Seven years into an Israeli blockade and ten months into     Add Comment

Dagupan execs asked to account for P100-M NGO aid 
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 6 Hours ago
assistance. The COA has stepped up its review of state funds being funneled to NGOs in the wake of the P10-billion pork barrel scam allegedly perpetrated by some lawmakers in connivance with businesswoman     Add Comment
>>   Afghanistan
Abdullah takes lead in Afghan vote count 
ACQ Magazine - 4 Hours ago
Former Foreign Minister Abdullah Abdullah leads the race to become Afghanistan’s next president, according to the latest official tally of votes, but is short of an outright majority. Afghanistan’s
Abdullah leads in Afghan election GlobalPost
Abdullah leads in Afghan presidential vote Big News Network
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Abdullah ahead in Afghan polls 
ABC Online - 6 Hours ago
Afghanistan's former foreign minister Abdullah Abdullah has strengthened his lead in the country's presidential election by 11 percentage points after half of the ballots were counted, officials said.
Abdullah strengthens Afghan poll lead to 11 points New Delhi Pioneer
Abdullah strengthens Afghan poll lead The Statesman
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In Afghanistan, Abdullah extends his lead over rival for presidency as ballot count  
Washington Post - 4 Hours ago
KABUL — More than a week after the ballots were cast in Afghanistan’s presidential election, officials are still tabulating the results, but Abdullah Abdullah now has an 11 point lead over Ashraf Ghani.
In Afghanistan, Abdullah extends lead over rival for presidency as ballot count  Vida en el Valle
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Abdullah extends his lead over rival for Afghan presidency 
Washington Post - 4 Hours ago
KABUL — More than a week after ballots were cast in Afghanistan’s presidential election, officials are still tabulating the results, but Abdullah Abdullah now has an 11-point lead over Ashraf Ghani.     Add Comment
>>   Iran
Iran, world powers to start work on nuclear drafts next month 
Reuters UK - 4 Hours ago
8:25pm BST DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran and world powers will begin work drafting a long-term settlement of Iran's disputed nuclear programme at expert-level talks in New York next month, the official state
20:54 Iran, world powers to start work on nuclear drafts next month NewsRT.co.uk
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Iran to let underground singer perform in public 
MSN Philippines - 82 Minutes ago
An Iranian youth listens to music as he walks through central Tehran on October 17, 2013 - by Atta Kenare Xaniar Khosravi, whose work has until now been confined to the Internet and illicit venues, announced
Iran to let underground singer perform in public (AFP) Yahoo! News Australia
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Jennifer Rubin: Ted Cruz and Rand Paul: Opposite directions 
Washington Post - 6 Hours ago
In 2013, freshmen senators Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) and Rand Paul (R-Ky.) seemed like two peas in a pod. Both railed at the NSA, backed the government shutdown, opposed intervention in Syria and championed the
Ted Cruz and Rand Paul: Opposite directions Ein News
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Iran's Rouhani urges women's rights 
BBC - 2 Hours ago
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has urged equal opportunities and rights for men and women, and condemned sexual discrimination. In a speech marking Women's Day, Mr Rouhani criticised "those who consider     Add Comment
>>   Iraq
Attacks kill at least 18 people in Iraq 
Japan Today - 45 Minutes ago
A series of attacks, including a coordinated assault on a private Shiite college in Baghdad, killed at least 18 people and wounded nearly 50 in Iraq on Sunday, officials said. Less than two weeks ahead
Attacks kill at least 15 people in Iraq New Delhi Pioneer
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Iraqi University attacked by suicide bomber, gunmen 
Reuters UK - 2 Hours ago
April 20 - At least four people were killed and 15 others wounded when a suicide bomber blew himself and gunmen stormed a private university. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.    Add Comment

Kuwait's Zain says sued for $4.5 bln over Iraq telco buy 
Reuters - 7 Hours ago
* Unidentified firm suing Zain over its 2007 acquisition of Iraqna * Money Zain earns from Iraqna to be held by a "legal guardian" until case resolved * Prior to Zain deal, Iraqna's former owner Orascom
Kuwait's Zain says sued for $4.5 billion over Iraq telco buy Yahoo! Finance
17:45 Kuwait's Zain says sued for $4.5 billion over Iraq telco buy NewsRT.co.uk
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Hanwha E&C wraps up building of Iraqi plant 
Korea Joongang Daily - 7 Hours ago
Hanwha E&C held a completion ceremony for its precast concrete plant - the largest in the world - in Iraq last Wednesday. The plant is the first step to constructing Bismayah New City, a public housing     Add Comment

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