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>>   US politics
Obama gives Assad another pass 
Washington Post - 15 Hours ago
By , ONE GRIM indication that the regime of Bashar al-Assad has been emboldened by the U.S. air campaign in Syria is the fresh reports of chemical weapons attacks on civilian areas. The Institute for     Add Comment

Boehner boosts GOP coffers for campaign's final stretch 
USA Today - 3 Hours ago
House Speaker John Boehner pumped another $1.3 million into the House GOP campaign committee this week, funding a blitz of TV ads and get-out-the-vote efforts in the final stretch of the midterm elections.     Add Comment

A Republican and Democrat were marooned together. Here's what happened 
NBCNews.com - 4 Hours ago
TV Lete Childs TODAY 26 minutes ago Some Americans may want to send members of Congress to a deserted island, but two U.S. senators — one Republican and one Democrat — voluntarily exiled     Add Comment

These Are the Most Democratic and Most Republican States 
Time - 3 Hours ago
According to a new guide from The Hill Alabama is the most Republican state in the union and Washington the most Democratic, according to a new ranking guide published by the Washington, D.C. newspaper     Add Comment
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>>   US social policy
Queen joins social media age with 1st tweet 
WCYB-TV - 3 Hours ago
(CNN) - Britain's Queen Elizabeth II dipped a toe into 21st-century communications Friday when she posted her first tweet. Signing herself Elizabeth R., for regina or queen, she welcomed visitors     Add Comment

Americas Markets: 3 things you need to know about Social Security 
USA Today - 13 Hours ago
Amreicas Markets with John Waggoner on the Social Security cost of living raise. USA TODAY Video Transcript Automatically Generated Transcript (may not be 100% accurate) 00:06 Yesterday the government     Add Comment

Census Bureau News: 2011-2013 American Community Survey Statistics Annual Demographic,  
KPHO Phoenix - 13 Hours ago
SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau WASHINGTON The statistics paint a detailed portrait of the nation, all states, and the District of Columbia By pooling three years of survey responses, the Census Bureau     Add Comment

U.S. National Park graffiti vandal spotted through social media 
Reuters - 15 Hours ago
(Reuters) - The National Park Service said on Thursday it was investigating a New York artist as a suspect for graffiti vandalism in parks across the Western United States after she posted at least one     Add Comment
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>>   US political columnists
Here's What Should Scare You About Ebola 
The New Republic Online - 3 Hours ago
Ebola is back. And it’s in New York City. Craig Spencer, a 33-year-old physician who returned from Guinea on October 19, has tested positive for the disease. He’s now in a special isolation ward at     Add Comment

Mubarak Nostalgia is the Winning Strategy in Egyptian Politics Right Now 
The New Republic Online - 13 Hours ago
I SMAILIA, Egypt — In 2007, Suleiman al-Hout had a problem. Local officials in the Suez Canal city of Ismailia refused to license the food-cart from which he sold kebda , or fried liver, a common Egyptian
Mubarak Nostalgia Supplants the Arab Spring RealClearWorld
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The First Case of Ebola Has Been Diagnosed in NYC. Here's What We Know. 
The New Republic Online - 12 Hours ago
A fourth person has been diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S. This time it’s in New York City and the patient is a 33-year-old physician who recently returned from West Africa, where he was taking care of     Add Comment

Ben Bradlee and the Powerful Cold War Georgetown Set 
The New Republic Online - 13 Hours ago
I met Ben Bradlee in the fall of 2009, when I was researching The Georgetown Set , my forthcoming book on the influential pundits, publishers, and spies who lived in that leafy, affluent enclave of Washington,     Add Comment
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>>   US security
Poland Appeals Europe Court Ruling on CIA Prison 
ABC News - 3 Hours ago
The Polish government says it is appealing a judgment by Europe's top human rights court, which ruled in July that Warsaw violated the rights of two terror suspects by allowing the CIA to imprison them     Add Comment

U.S. officials worried about "lone wolf" terrorism 
CBS News - 4 Hours ago
There is growing concern that the Canadian shooting incident carried out by a lone wolf could trigger copycat situations in the U.S. These types of attacks are hard to track and easy to carry out. Homeland     Add Comment

Kassig family campaign reinvigorated following support from al Qaeda-linked official 
CBS News - 4 Hours ago
There was an urgent plea for help from the family of American hostage Peter Kassig. His mother Paula posted a message on Twitter overnight asking ISIS to give her instructions on how to save the life     Add Comment

Flawed 'Camp X-Ray' still exposes truths in war on terror 
Miami Herald - 2 Hours ago
One thing director Peter Sattler gets right in the new film "Camp X-Ray" is the way life can entrap even without prison walls. Pvt. Cole, a young soldier played by Kristen Stewart, joins the Army to escape
Review: Flawed 'Camp X-Ray' still exposes truths in war on terror DailyMe.Com
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>>   Human rights
NYC Doctor With Ebola Described As a ‘Dedicated Humanitarian’ 
Time - 3 Hours ago
Friends and colleagues have high praise for Dr. Craig Spencer as he begins a fight for his life The New York City-based doctor who tested positive for Ebola Thursday after working with virus patients
NYC Doctor With Ebola Described As a 'Dedicated Humanitarian' Austin American Statesman
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Ferguson cops abused human rights: Amnesty 
Reuters - 3 Hours ago
Protesters rally during a demonstration outside the Ferguson police department in Ferguson, Missouri October 13, 2014. Credit: Reuters/Shannon Stapleton (Reuters) - Police in Ferguson, Missouri,     Add Comment

"We already bought you": Foreign maids endure serious abuse in UAE 
Your Middle East - 3 Hours ago
Human rights Foreign maids from impoverished countries endure physical, sexual and emotional abuse in the United Arab Emirates, trapped by a system that denies them protection, an international rights
Foreign maids endure abuse in UAE: HRW Bangladesh Daily Star
Foreign maids endure abuse in UAE says rights group Arab Herald
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Bangladesh Islamist leader convicted of war crimes dies 
Reuters Africa - 9 Hours ago
DHAKA (Reuters) - A Bangladeshi Islamist party leader serving 90 years in prison for crimes during Bangladesh's 1971 war of independence has died, a doctor said. Ghulam Azam, 92, a former leader     Add Comment
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>>   International development
Sunrise International Development Co Ltd to change accounting firm 
Reuters UK - 9 Hours ago
Thomson Reuters is the world's largest international multimedia news agency, providing investing news , world news , business news , technology news , headline news, small business news, news alerts,     Add Comment

New book: Academic Capitalism in the Age of Globalization 
Noodls - 2 Hours ago
Globalization and higher education are closely interlinked which implies, for instance, partial denationalization of higher education systems. Also, boundaries between higher education, economy and states     Add Comment

German humanitarian aid unloaded in Dnipropetrovsk 
Ukrinform - 3 Hours ago
KYIV, October 24 /Ukrinform/. In Dnipropetrovsk, in the presence of representatives of the German Organization for International Cooperation the first 5 trucks of humanitarian aid from the government     Add Comment

Fears for president's health as Zambia marks 50 years of independence 
Deutsche Welle - 3 Hours ago
Half a century has elapsed since Zambia, formerly the British protectorate of Northern Rhodesia, gained its independence. The event is being celebrated in the country throughout the month of October with     Add Comment
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>>   Afghanistan
Russian captured while fighting in Afghanistan to be prosecuted in U.S. 
Washington Post - 14 Hours ago
By , A Russian captured fighting with insurgents in Afghanistan and held for years at a detention facility near Bagram air base will be flown to the United States to be prosecuted in federal court,     Add Comment

UNHCHR Lambastes Kyrgyz Antigay Law 
Radio Free Europe - 3 Hours ago
The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights has called on the Kyrgyz government "to refrain from passing draft legislation" against sexual minorities. The statement that was issued on October 24 said that
UN High Commissioner For Human Rights Lambastes Kyrgyz Antigay Law Radio Free Europe
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Lambasts Kyrgyz Antigay Law Radio Free Europe
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Six reasons to visit Dandenong 
Melbourne Age - 2 Hours ago
1. DANDENONG SHOW This vibrant city in Melbourne's east still retains vestiges of its rural past. In two weeks' time the Dandenong Agricultural and Pastoral Society holds its 143rd annual show. It has     Add Comment

Afghan civilians killed in attack on car 
Yahoo! News UK and Ireland - 3 Hours ago
Five people killed and two injured by unknown gunmen as they drove through Khogyani district in Nangarhar province.    Add Comment
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>>   Iran
North Korea Takes a Tip from Iran's "Charm Offensive"? 
Forbes.com - 2 Hours ago
North Korea is engaged in a blitz of diplomatic activity, summed up by the New York Times as Pyongyang’s “Diplomatic Charm Offensive.” Earlier this month, North Korea dispatched a high-level delegation     Add Comment

Ted Cruz's 10 priorities for Republicans: not straight with voters 
Christian Science Monitor - 3 Hours ago
Republicans aren’t going to get rid of the IRS or pass term limits, a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution, a lifetime ban on lobbying for members of Congress or much else on the Ted Cruz Top     Add Comment

Why President Rouhani is supporting thousands of Iranian protesters 
Washington Post - 4 Hours ago
Iranians protest in front of the judiciary building on Oct. 22, 2014 in Isfahan, south of Tehran, in solidarity with women injured in acid attacks. (AFP PHOTO/ISNA/ARYA JAFARI) Anger and outrage had     Add Comment

Escalation Likely If Iran Talks Fail, U.S. Official Says 
BusinessWeek - 15 Hours ago
The alternatives to an international accord preventing Iran from producing nuclear weapons are "quite terrible," the chief U.S. negotiator in talks with Iran said. Even so, Under Secretary of State
"Escalation Likely If Iran Talks Fail, U.S. Official Says" Stockhouse Bulletin Boards
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>>   Iraq
ISIS Hit Hard, but Iraq Offensive Could Be Year Away 
ABC News - 3 Hours ago
Iraqi Army soldiers work in a Russian-made multiple rocket launcher known as the TOS-1A during training at a military camp in Baghdad, Oct. 14, 2014. REUTERS Share More ABC news     Add Comment

Ground offensive against IS months away: U.S. 
Reuters India - 9 Hours ago
9:27am IST MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE Florida (Reuters) - Iraqi forces are months away from being able to start waging any kind of sustained ground offensive against the Islamic State and any similar     Add Comment

Islamic State militants used chlorine gas in Iraq attack 
Washington Post - 14 Hours ago
By , BALAD, Iraq — Dizzy, vomiting and struggling to breathe, 11 Iraqi police officers were rushed to a government hospital 50 miles north of the capital last month. The diagnosis: poisoning by chlorine     Add Comment

Evidence shows Islamic State used chlorine gas in Iraq 
Washington Post - 14 Hours ago
By , BALAD, Iraq — Dizzy, vomiting and struggling to breathe, 11 Iraqi police officers were rushed to a government hospital 50 miles north of the capital last month. The diagnosis: poisoning by chlorine     Add Comment
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