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>>   US politics
U.S. blacklists Myanmar official ahead of Obama visit 
Reuters UK - 87 Minutes ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Friday imposed sanctions on a prominent lawmaker and businessman in Myanmar for undermining economic and political reforms in the country, ahead of U.S. President     Add Comment

Iowans 'absolutely sure' Hillary Clinton is running 
CNN - 6 Hours ago
Iowa City, Iowa (CNN) -- Hillary Clinton was making her way around the Hamburg Inn on Wednesday -- a quaint, politically historic family restaurant in Iowa City -- when she got the question. From the
Iowans 'absolutely sure' Clinton is running Channel4000
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RNC: Rand Paul 'tip of the spear' to prod the GOP 
CNN - 6 Hours ago
(CNN) -- A day after Rand Paul said the Republican Party's brand "sucks," the chairman of the Republican National Committee politely described the first-term senator as someone who's "a real tip of the
RNC: Rand Paul 'tip of the spear' to prod GOP WYFF4.com
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Obama urges progress in Myanmar ahead of rare roundtable 
Reuters Canada - 15 Hours ago
By Aung Hla Tun and Paul Mooney YANGON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama urged Myanmar's government to make every effort to conclude a national ceasefire and protect the rights of minorities,     Add Comment
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>>   US social policy
ObamaCare's Medicaid Expansion Limits Medical Choices 
Investor's Business Daily - 18 Hours ago
The national debate over the Affordable Care Act's Medicaid expansion is nowhere close to being finished. Just ask my patients, who were forced off their private insurance and into the failing, government-run     Add Comment

Social science research funding 'is' America’s national interest 
The Hill - 80 Minutes ago
We recently had Nobel week, when Stockholm announced the winners of prizes in (amongst other subjects) medicine, physics, and chemistry. The awarding of Nobel Prizes is a chance for us to honor researchers     Add Comment

Retired US official named new fellow Post navigation Weekly Poll Will you be dressing  
Individual.com - 84 Minutes ago
Drexel University's Center for Public Policy has named a former U.S. representative to the United Nations as distinguished visiting fellow in Photo Courtesy: Center for Public Policy public policy     Add Comment

Social Security could be a strong campaign issue for Democrats 
The Hill - 5 Hours ago
With the prospect of the Republicans gaining control of the Senate and increasing their majority in the House of Representatives, retired folks on Social Security and Medicare or those on Medicaid have     Add Comment
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>>   US political columnists
Are GOP Donors Going to Get Anything In Return For Their Millions? 
American Prospect - 85 Minutes ago
If you're a liberal zillionaire who contributed lots of money this year to prevent a Republican takeover of the Senate, on Tuesday you're probably going to be pretty unhappy. Which is why, Ken Vogel of     Add Comment

Tim Cook's Coming Out Is Inspirational. Just Don't Expect More Fortune 500 CEOs  
The New Republic Online - 5 Hours ago
O ther than Russia's notorious anti-gay activist Vitaly Milonov calling for a “lifetime ban” on Tim Cook's travels, the reactions to the Apple CEO's coming out Thursday were mostly predictable and tame.     Add Comment

The Justices Are Talking About Obamacare Again on Friday 
The New Republic Online - 5 Hours ago
C ontrol of the U.S. Senate for the next two years will depend on what voters decide when they cast their ballots next Tuesday. But the success of Obamacare may hinge more on what the justices of the      Add Comment

Obamacare Is Back at the Supreme Court on Friday 
The New Republic Online - 6 Hours ago
Control of the U.S. Senate for the next two years will depend on what voters decide when they cast their ballots next Tuesday. But the success of Obamacare may hinge more on what the justices of the      Add Comment
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>>   US security
Jeremy Renner's Kill the Messenger probes Contras, crack and the CIA 
Inverell Times - 5 Hours ago
Some of its facts are still contested but Kill the Messenger is a powerful tale that resonates loudly in this post-Wikileaks, post-Snowden era. More on Kill the MessengerMovie session timesFull movies     Add Comment

Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) for Military, Commercial, Homeland Security Market  
FinanzNachrichten.de - 5 Hours ago
DUBLIN, Oct. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Marketshas announced the addition of the "Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Market by Class, Subsystem, Application, Funding, & by Payload - Forecast & Analysis     Add Comment

Ex-SEAL investigated over book on bin Laden raid 
NBCNews.com - 7 Hours ago
TODAY   |   October 31, 2014 Investigators are looking at whether Matthew Bissonnette disclosed classified information in “No Easy Day.” He apologized for not having the book vetted     Add Comment

CBS US News: Defense Secretary defends decision to isolate soldiers returning from  
CBS News - 6 Hours ago
The U.S. military is defending its decision on a three-week Ebola quarantine for troops returning from West Africa. Charlie Rose reports.    Add Comment
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>>   Human rights
Iran hits back after West condemns its human rights record 
Ein News - 40 Minutes ago
Today - 13:03 GMT GENEVA (Reuters) - Iran defended its human rights record on Friday, after a wave of Western criticism of its execution of a woman for murdering a man she said had tried to rape her.     Add Comment

Chinese vice premier meets UN humanitarian chief 
People.com.cn - 6 Hours ago
BEIJING, Oct. 31 -- Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang on Friday met with UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Valerie Amos, who is also the UN emergency relief coordinator. (Editor:Kong     Add Comment

'ISIS's actions are genocide' 
CNN - 7 Hours ago
Editor's note: Dr. Nazand Begikhani is a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Bristol's Centre for Gender and Violence Research. She has published widely on the subjects of gender and ethnicity,     Add Comment

Editorial: North Korea’s leaders must be held to account for human rights abuses 
Washington Post - 18 Hours ago
By , THE UNITED Nations, so often inclined toward rhetoric instead of action, seems to be drawing closer to action to deal with the human rights disaster in North Korea. The latest welcome step was     Add Comment
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>>   International development
Security and NGO personnel face death, injury, and kidnap risks in north and west  
Jane's - 43 Minutes ago
EVENT Unidentified assailants on motorbikes and in off-road vehicles yesterday (30 October) launched three simultaneous attacks in Tillabéri, a region of west Niger between the capital Niamey and the     Add Comment

Unions urge water protests backing 
Breaking News.ie - 88 Minutes ago
Five trade unions which have led the campaign to stop water charges have urged all members to join scores of nationwide demonstrations tomorrow. Under the Right2Water umbrella of Unite, Mandate, the     Add Comment

Humanitarian Aid Convoy Trucks Head Back for Russia After Loading Off Cargo in Luhansk 
Russia Profile - 6 Hours ago
LUHANSK, October 31 (RIA Novosti) – The trucks that have delivered humanitarian aid to Luhansk in southeastern Ukraine are done unloading and are headed for the Russian border, a RIA Novosti correspondent
Humanitarian convoy for Donbass began to pass customs supervision RIN.ru
Russian humanitarian aid convoy arrives at Russian-Ukrainian border Itar Tass
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PHL inks agreements for $440-M worth of loans from World Bank 
Business World - 78 Minutes ago
The DoF said Mr. Purisima signed on Oct. 14 on behalf of the Philippine government the World Bank’s $300-million Third Development Policy Loan (DPL 3), as well as the $141-million (P6.31 billion) loan     Add Comment
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>>   Afghanistan
How much can UK campaign hurt IS? 
BBC - 17 Hours ago
"Operation Shader", the British component of the air campaign against the so-called Islamic State (IS) organisation, is limited in both scope and resources even while its ultimate duration still remains     Add Comment

Autobiographical Military Novel Sure To Stir Up Controversy 
Reuters - 6 Hours ago
TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Oct 31, 2014) - New autobiographical novel Afghan Dust opens up the world of modern warfare and exposes it's no different than any other bureaucracy. It's self-serving,
Autobiographical Military Novel Sure To Stir Up Controversy Marketwired Yahoo! Finance
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Taliban free Russian pilot after 18 months in captivity 
Reuters UK - 45 Minutes ago
KABUL (Reuters) - The Afghan Taliban said on Friday it had freed a Russian helicopter pilot captured in eastern Logar province in April 2013 because he had fallen seriously ill. Pavel Petrinko was     Add Comment

Cancellation of Indian military aid to Afghanistan would signal new Afghan president's  
Jane's - 43 Minutes ago
EVENT Quoting unnamed Afghan diplomatic sources, The Indian Express reported on 30 October that Afghan president Ashraf Ghani had withdrawn his predecessor's request for Indian military aid. Former     Add Comment
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>>   Iran
The Islamic State prisoner and the intelligence chief 
Southern Highland News - 5 Hours ago
The capture of a prisoner wearing a "nappy'' bomb and a suicide capsule in his belly button has revealed much about the operations of the so-called Islamic State. Paul McGeough spoke to him this week.     Add Comment

Tim Cook's gay revelation and foreign reaction 
CNBC - 18 Hours ago
Kaveh Kazemi | A vendor stands in front of an Apple logo attending to customers in a shop that specializes in iPhone products and it's accessories in Paytakht computer mall in Tehran, Iran. Just     Add Comment

Iran hits back after West condemns its human rights record 
Ein News - 40 Minutes ago
Today - 13:03 GMT GENEVA (Reuters) - Iran defended its human rights record on Friday, after a wave of Western criticism of its execution of a woman for murdering a man she said had tried to rape her.     Add Comment

Being safe while isolated 
Jewish World Review - 5 Hours ago
Yehudah Glick has spent the better part of the last 20 years championing the right of Jews to pray on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem – Judaism’s holiest site. On Wednesday night, the Palestinians sent
Column One: Being safe while isolated Jerusalem Post
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>>   Iraq
The Islamic State prisoner and the intelligence chief 
Southern Highland News - 5 Hours ago
The capture of a prisoner wearing a "nappy'' bomb and a suicide capsule in his belly button has revealed much about the operations of the so-called Islamic State. Paul McGeough spoke to him this week.     Add Comment

Peshmerga Fighters Leave Kobani to Return Later 
ABC News - 6 Hours ago
A Turkish soldier climbs on an armored vehicle outside the gate of a staging area where Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga fighters are stationed on the outskirts of Suruc, near the Turkey-Syria border, across from
Air strikes hit Kobani as peshmerga prepare to enter World Bulletin
Airstrikes hit Kobani as Kurdish peshmerga prepare to enter Lebanon Daily Star
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Air strikes hit Kobani as Kurdish peshmerga prepare to enter 
Reuters Africa - 6 Hours ago
By Humeyra Pamuk SURUC Turkey (Reuters) - U.S.-led air strikes hit Islamic State positions around the Syrian border town of Kobani on Friday in an apparent bid to pave the way for heavily-armed
Air strikes hit Kobani as Kurdish peshmerga prepare to enter (Reuters) Yahoo! News Australia
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Iraq's top Shi'ite calls on Baghdad to help Sunni tribes after killings 
Reuters UK - 5 Hours ago
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's most senior Shi'ite cleric called on the government on Friday to rush to the aid of Sunni tribes battling Islamic State, after the militant group executed at least 220 tribesmen
Iraq's Sistani calls on Baghdad to help Sunni tribes after killings World Bulletin
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