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>>   US politics
UPDATE 1-U.S. Democrats set high bar for supporting Obama on trade 
CNBC - 20 Hours ago
(Adds petition from senators, more comments from legislators) PHILADELPHIA, Jan 29 (Reuters) - Senior Democrats in the House of Representatives said on Thursday they would insist President Barack Obama     Add Comment

Breaking: Senate Defies Obama’s Veto Threat, Votes to Approve Keystone XL 
MSNBC Newsweek - 21 Hours ago
Tech & Science The decision approves Transcanada's route through Nebraska, but might open a whole other can of worms for the company. Andrew Cullen/Reuters The U.S. Senate voted 62-36 to pass     Add Comment

GOP faces health care challenge it's totally unprepared for 
MSNBC - 20 Hours ago
We don’t yet know what the Supreme Court will do in the King v. Burwell case, but we have a fairly good sense what will happen if the Supreme Court sides with Republicans. In effect, there will be chaos
GOP faces health care challenge it's... MSNBC
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US Congress passes Keystone approval 
BBC - 21 Hours ago
The US Senate has passed a bill to approve the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, sending it to President Barack Obama's desk for a likely veto. The 62-36 vote comes after weeks of debate and votes     Add Comment
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>>   US social policy
Social Shopping App Depop Raises $8M, Hires Ex-Reddit GM To Break Into US Market 
Techcrunch - 23 Hours ago
While eBay tries to get more social and local, and  Pinterest deepens is position in e-commerce, a new mobile app out of London is building out a platform that combines all of those experiences together     Add Comment

Senate introduces companion bill to designate pharmacists as healthcare providers  
Drug Store News - 20 Hours ago
ARLINGTON, Va. — On the heels of Wednesday’s news that the U.S. House of Representatives introduced bipartisan legislation that would formally designate pharmacists as healthcare providers under Medicare     Add Comment

Obama's Budget: Why won't president fix what needs fixing (hint: Social Security,  
FOXNews.com - 21 Hours ago
The president’s budget proposal, to be released Monday, presents an opportunity to tackle the long-term fiscal crisis facing the nation. Unfortunately, the White House seems positioned to waste the opportunity.     Add Comment

Anglo American leads South Africa in CSI 
African Mining Brief - 21 Hours ago
Norman Mbazima Chairperson of Anglo American’s Chairman’s fund Anglo American has recently been ranked as South Africa’s leading company in Corporate Social Investment (CSI) by Trialogue, for the tenth
Anglo American leads South Africa in corporate social investment MiningReview.com
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>>   US political columnists
Why Do Evangelicals Like James Inhofe Believe That Only God Can Cause Climate Change? 
The New Republic Online - 22 Hours ago
“C limate is changing and climate has always changed and always will,” Oklahoma Senator Jim Inhofe , chair of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, said in a  recent address  to the Senate.     Add Comment

News From Elsewhere 
American Prospect - 22 Hours ago
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The Keystone Pipeline Debate Has Been About Everything Except Keystone 
The New Republic Online - 23 Hours ago
T he new Republican-controlled Senate spent 13 of its last 14 days in session debating a bill that President Barack Obama will  veto  anyway. Little of this debate has focused directly on the nominal     Add Comment

The New Republic's Legacy on Race 
The New Republic Online - 23 Hours ago
L egacies are never simple; they create victims as well as beneficiaries. The more substantial the legacy, the more heated the disputes are over who has title of ownership, who gets to enjoy an inheritance,     Add Comment
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>>   US security
U.S. military pay reforms could save $12 billion yearly -panel 
Reuters - 20 Hours ago
Jan 29 (Reuters) - A congressionally appointed panel on U.S. military compensation recommended overhauling retirement and healthcare benefits on Thursday to improve services offered to troops and families     Add Comment

CIA promotes top paramilitary officer to lead spying branch 
Washington Post - 20 Hours ago
By , The CIA’s top paramilitary officer was named head of the agency’s spying branch on Thursday, a move that may signal a broader organizational shake-up by Director John O. Brennan in the coming     Add Comment

FBI's "Most Wanted Terrorist" list gets new addition 
CBS News - 21 Hours ago
The Federal Bureau of Investigation's list of "Most Wanted Terrorists" has a new member. The FBI on Thursday added Liban Haji Mohamed to the list, accusing the Somalia-born naturalized U.S. citizen     Add Comment

Pentagon Seeks 13% Weapons Increase as Obama Urges End to Cuts 
BusinessWeek - 21 Hours ago
While fashionable Paris was watching the clothes on runways at the menswear shows and couture presentations, we decided to take the opportunity to focus a lens instead on the city’s emerging creative     Add Comment
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>>   Human rights
U.S. still disagrees with Cuba on human rights: White House spokesman 
Reuters - 23 Hours ago
(Reuters) - The United States still disagrees with Cuban President Raul Castro on a number of issues, including human rights issues in the country, a White House spokesman said Thursday. Press Secretary     Add Comment

Watch Amal Clooney Eloquently Argue Her Case in Armenian Genocide Hearing 
Time - 1/29/2015
Amal Clooney laid her case before the European Court of Human Rights on Wednesday against a Turkish politician who denied the 1915 Armenian genocide. The international human rights lawyer is representing     Add Comment

Lack of funding hampering humanitarian aid to war-affected Syrians -- UN relief  
BusinessWeek - 1/29/2015
More funding is urgently required for humanitarian organizations to help people in desperate need in Syria, the United Nations Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator told the Security Council today during
Lack of funding hampering humanitarian aid to war-affected Syrians - UN relief official NewKerala.com
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UN forecasts ‘worrisome’ 2015 outlook on humanitarian front for Somalia 
Africa News Wire - 22 Hours ago
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UN forecasts worrisome 2015 outlook on humanitarian front for Somalia Big News Network
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>>   International development
$77 billion a year to cut child poverty in half? A bargain, report says. 
Christian Science Monitor - 1/29/2015
Child poverty seems an intractable problem in the US, but a new study suggest major progress could be made for less than the cost of closing a corporate tax loophole. When the Children’s Defense Fund     Add Comment

Teacher: I see the difference in educational privilege every day. I live it. I am  
Washington Post - 1/29/2015
Children are served lunch at Broad Acres Elementary School on Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012, in Silver Spring, MD. Of the 708 students at the school during that year, 95 percent qualified for a free or reduced-price
Strauss: Teacher: I see the difference in educational privilege every day. I live  Washington Post
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VIDEO: Greece 'becoming Third World country' 
BBC - 1/29/2015
Greece could be forced out of the euro currency by the end of the year, UKIP's leader has predicted. But Nigel Farage said a devaluation could lead to its "economy looking really quite good" in 18 months,
Greece 'becoming Third World country' BBC
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STA Group, LLC Creates 500 Jobs in the Developing World 
BusinessWeek - 1/29/2015
OAK BROOK, Ill., Jan. 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --   STA Group, LLC has partnered with  Opportunity International, the premier global financial services organization for the poor, to fund nearly $100,000     Add Comment
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>>   Afghanistan
CIA promotes top paramilitary officer to lead spying branch 
Washington Post - 20 Hours ago
By , The CIA’s top paramilitary officer was named head of the agency’s spying branch on Thursday, a move that may signal a broader organizational shake-up by Director John O. Brennan in the coming     Add Comment

3 U.S. contractors slain in Afghanistan 
Fox News Latino - 21 Hours ago
Three U.S. civilian contractors were killed and a fourth wounded on Thursday when a man in an Afghan army uniform opened fire inside a military facility on the grounds of Kabul's international airport,     Add Comment

American contractors killed by gunman at Kabul airport 
CNN - 21 Hours ago
(CNN) Three American contractors and an Afghanistan national were killed in a shooting Thursday night in Kabul's airport, a U.S. military official said. The incident "initially looks like an insider
Contractors die at Kabul airport attack CNN
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Taliban Are Not Terrorists, or So Says the White House 
ABC News - 21 Hours ago
VIDEO: White House Does Not Consider Taliban Terrorist Group ABCNews.com Share World News Videos | ABC World News Copy They act like terrorists, they regularly kill civilians     Add Comment
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>>   Iran
Oil Prices Changing the Face Of Global Geopolitics 
Time - 21 Hours ago
Russia and Venezuela are two of many to be involved in the upcoming changes In a documentary that aired recently on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s popular The Fifth Estate program, an allegory
Oil crash and how it badly hurts Russia Iran CommodityOnline
Geopolitical Shifts in the Face of Low Oil Prices Economy Watch
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Gunman enters Dutch TV studio 
MSNBC - 21 Hours ago
The State of the Union through modern history Watch a moment from a State of the Union address by Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry Truman, Dwight Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon,
U.S. Reps: They're just like us! MSNBC
Snapchat dives deeper into the media ocean MSNBC
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Israel: Iran trying to turn up heat 
CNN - 22 Hours ago
Story highlights Two Israeli soldiers killed, seven wounded in a Hezbollah missile attack Wednesday A Spanish service member with a U.N. peacekeeping forces also killed Hezbollah sent the message through     Add Comment

Obama would veto bill for congressional approval of Iran deal: spokesman 
Reuters UK - 22 Hours ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama would veto a bill crafted by U.S. Republican Senators Lindsey Graham and Bob Corker that would require the administration to receive congressional approval
Obama would veto bill for congressional approval of Iran deal -spokesman Reuters
White House: Obama would veto bill for congressional approval of Iran deal Jerusalem Post
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>>   Iraq
Classic Cars Rep Pre-Hussein Era in Iraq 
NBCNews.com - 24 Hours ago
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Jordan still holding prisoner as deadline passes 
Reuters - 24 Hours ago
(Reuters) - Jordan said on Thursday it was still holding an Iraqi would-be suicide bomber as a deadline passed for her release set by Islamic State militants who threatened to kill a Jordanian pilot unless     Add Comment

Jordan still holding prisoner deadline passes 
Reuters - 1/29/2015
(Reuters) - Jordan said on Thursday it was still holding an Iraqi would-be suicide bomber as a deadline passed for her release set by Islamic State militants who threatened to kill a Jordanian pilot unless     Add Comment

'American Sniper' Isn't Pro-War Propaganda 
Forbes.com - 1/29/2015
Much ado has been made of  American Sniper , Clint Eastwood’s latest biopic about America’s deadliest sniper, Chris Kyle, played by Bradley Cooper. (Beware of spoilers.) As the Washington Free Beacon’s     Add Comment
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