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Obama appears to gift-wrap another sound bite for GOP candidates 
Washington Post - 11 Hours ago
[embedded content] A couple weeks ago, President Obama declared that, while he wasn't on the Nov. 4 ballot, his policies were . And just about every GOP candidate in a red or swing state soon launched     Add Comment

Yang, Kerry working on Obama's upcomi... 
SINA - 12 Hours ago
BOSTON, Oct. 18 -- Chinese State Councillor Yang Jiechi said here Saturday that China is willing to work with the United States to make proper preparations for the upcoming visit to China by U.S. President     Add Comment

China and the U.S. Monday reaffirmed their commitment to pushing forward the construction  
Xinhua News Agency - 8 Hours ago
Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi (R) meets with U.S. President Barack Obama's National Security Advisor Susan Rice in Washington D.C., the United States, Oct. 20, 2014. (Xinhua) WASHINGTON, Oct. 20
China and the United States Monday reaffirmed their commitment to pushing forward  Xinhua News Agency
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For the GOP, Senate control could be a doubled-edged sword 
Washington Post - 8 Hours ago
By , On the theory that chickens should not only be counted before they hatch but also killed, let us consider the downsides for Republicans of winning both houses of Congress. This hypothetical
Gerson: For the GOP, Senate control could be a doubled-edged sword Washington Post
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>>   US social policy
Twitter sues US government over user data-request gag rules Social network says  
CNET.co.uk - 11 Hours ago
Social network says current government restrictions on transparency are preventing tech companies from being fully honest with the public. Twitter is suing the US government in federal court to loosen     Add Comment

Updated: HUD audit slams Taylor Housing Authority (6) 
Taylor Daily Press - 10 Hours ago
The Department of Housing and Urban Development released a scathing audit this month of the Taylor Housing Authority’s operations over the last decade. According to the audit, Authority directors lost
Updated: HUD audit slams Taylor Housing Authority (5) Taylor Daily Press
Updated: HUD audit slams Taylor Housing Authority (3) Taylor Daily Press
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Gough Whitlam overcame fierce resistance to usher in universal health care 
Macleay Argus - 6 Hours ago
When Whitlam took office, only Queensland and Tasmania provided free public hospital treatment, and more than a million people could not afford insurance. While the government provided tax incentives     Add Comment

No additional prison for man in forced labor case 
FOXNews.com - 8 Hours ago
DETROIT – A judge on Monday declined to keep a former African tennis pro in prison after an appeals court threw out the most serious conviction in a case of fraud, immigration crimes and forced labor     Add Comment
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>>   US political columnists
I'm a Black Journalist. I'm Quitting Because I'm Tired of Newsroom Racism. 
The New Republic Online - 9 Hours ago
M y first job in media was as a television producer. I was 28 years old, eager and brimming with ideas, some of which I’m sure were good and others of which I’m sure were not. Not long after starting     Add Comment

America's Most Elusive Military Hero Finally Gets His Due 
The New Republic Online - 11 Hours ago
M ilitary heroes acquire cultural resonance by being larger than life. They upset empires and found republics, as did George Washington. After vanquishing their foes, they become presidents, as did Ulysses     Add Comment

The Situation in Kobani Might Be Too Dire For Airdrops to Make a Difference 
The New Republic Online - 14 Hours ago
S eventeen-year-old Emran Ali’s face was swollen with cuts and bruises when he arrived at the hospital in the Turkish town of Suruc last week, about 15 km from the besieged town of Kobani. A few hours     Add Comment

Republicans Say Minimum Wage Hikes Hurt Job Growth. Here's What the Evidence Says. 
The New Republic Online - 16 Hours ago
W hile Republicans are blocking legislation to increase the national minimum wage, state legislatures are taking matters into their own hands. Between 2011 and June 30 of this year, more than a dozen     Add Comment
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>>   US security
China, U.S. to speed up military coor... 
SINA - 12 Hours ago
China and the United States have agreed to speed up talks on establishing a mutual reporting mechanism on major military operations and a code of safe conduct on naval and air military encounter between     Add Comment

U.S. Drop Weapons as Turkey Allows Iraq Kurds Into Kobani 
Bloomberg - 6 Hours ago
Secretary of State John Kerry said a U.S. delivery of weapons to Kurdish defenders in Syrian town of Kobani doesn’t reflect a policy change, as Turkey also agreed to ease its opposition to aiding them.     Add Comment

The Pentagon's secret weapon against Ebola 
MSNBC - 11 Hours ago
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FBI director demands access to private cell phone data To stop terrorists and other  
CNET.co.uk - 11 Hours ago
To stop terrorists and other criminals, cell phones should have encryption backdoors to enable US government surveillance, argues FBI Director James Comey. FBI director James Comey addresses the Intelligence     Add Comment
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>>   Human rights
'Balibo Five' deaths probe dropped 
BBC - 10 Hours ago
Australian police have dropped a war crimes investigation into the deaths in East Timor in 1975 of the "Balibo Five" group of journalists. Police said there was "insufficient evidence to prove an offence".
'Balibo Five' war crimes probe dropped by AFP 9News.com.au
Balibo five war crimes probe dropped (AAP) Yahoo! News Australia
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[Comment] Ebola in west Africa: from disease outbreak to humanitarian crisis 
Lancet Infectious Diseases - 9 Hours ago
The epidemic of Ebola haemorrhagic fever in west Africa is the 25th known outbreak since 1976, 1 but is fundamentally different from all previous cases. Besides the fact that it is the first Ebola outbreak     Add Comment

United Nations to Examine Human Rights in US: UN Rapporteur 
Russia Profile - 9 Hours ago
DETROIT, October 21 (RIA Novosti) - The United Nations will examine human rights in the United States, and will continue monitoring the situation in Detroit, UN Special rapporteur on the human right to     Add Comment

Human Rights Committee Considers Report of Israel 
TMC Net - 9 Hours ago
H (Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) GENEVA, Oct. 20 -- The United Nations Office at Geneva issued the following news release: The Human Rights Committee today completed its consideration     Add Comment
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>>   International development
Poverty in China 
CHINAdaily.com.cn - 6 Hours ago
I bought two steamed buns, two small apples, a bag of instant noodles and some pickle in a nearby supermarket. I feel shocked and sad that so many people are living this nightmare everyday. - Weibo     Add Comment

Video: Gov. agrees w/ Biden, NYC Airport is ‘3rd World’ 
NBCNews.com - 10 Hours ago
The Last Word   |   October 20, 2014 While launching a new initiative to modernize NYC airports alongside VP Biden, NY Gov. Cuomo reluctantly agreed with the Veep's earlier comments     Add Comment

U.N. food aid arrives in Ebola-hit Sierra Leone 
Washington Post - 11 Hours ago
- The U.N.'s World Food Program distributes food to residents of Sierra Leone, hit by the outbreak of Ebola. ()    Add Comment

New Zealand government joins Fonterra to build developing world dairy industries 
Individual.com - 6 Hours ago
New Zealand's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) has enlisted dairy giant Fonterra in a joint project to help developing countries build dairy industries and increase dairy knowledge, a senior
XINHUA - New Zealand government joins Fonterra to build developing world dairy industries Namibia Press Agency
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>>   Afghanistan
Record High: Opium Poppies Flourish Despite $7B Battle 
NBCNews.com - 8 Hours ago
Opium poppy cultivation has hit an all-time high in Afghanistan despite a 10-year, $7.6 billion effort by the U.S. government to fight it, according to a new report. The Special Inspector General for     Add Comment

China, US partner to train Afghan diplomats 
CHINAdaily.com.cn - 9 Hours ago
WASHINGTON -- A group of young Afghan diplomats began a two-week training session in Washington Monday as part of a joint program co-organized by the United States and China. This is the third year
China, U.S. partner to train Afghan diplomats China Economic Net
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George Brooks with ... 
San Francisco Chronicle - 11 Hours ago
George Brooks is a prolific and diverse saxophonist and composer, acclaimed for successfully bridging the worlds of jazz and Indian classical music. He is the founder of several important Indian fusion     Add Comment

Four Afghan Soldiers Killed In Attack 
Radio Free Europe - 6 Hours ago
At least four Afghan soldiers have been killed in a roadside bomb attack on a bus in the capital. General Mohammad Zahir Azimi, spokesman for the Afghan Ministry of Defense, said the blast occurred October     Add Comment
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>>   Iran
Exclusive: Iran offers 'compromises' in nuclear talks, West ... 
Reuters UK - 6 Hours ago
ANKARA/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Iran is pushing what it portrays as a new compromise proposal in nuclear talks, but Western negotiators say it offers no viable concessions, underscoring how far apart the     Add Comment

Iran offers compromises; West unmoved 
Trade Arabia - 6 Hours ago
Iran is pushing what it portrays as a new compromise proposal in nuclear talks, but Western negotiators say it offers no viable concessions, underscoring how far apart the two sides are as they enter     Add Comment

ISRAELI PM OVERSTATES IRANIAN THREAT TO MASK ECONOMIC, DIPLOMATIC FAILURES 
NAM News Network - 6 Hours ago
JERUSALEM, Oct 21 (NNN-XINHUA) - An Israeli opposition party leader, slammed Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, for exaggerating the threat posed by Iran, so as to divert public attention from his failures     Add Comment

Progress slow in Iran nuclear probe: IAEA 
Oman Tribune - 9 Hours ago
VIENNA Iran has still not im-plemented all the nuclear transparency measures it had agreed to carry out by late August, the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Yukiya Amano said on Monday,     Add Comment
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>>   Iraq
U.S. Drop Weapons as Turkey Allows Iraq Kurds Into Kobani 
Bloomberg - 6 Hours ago
Secretary of State John Kerry said a U.S. delivery of weapons to Kurdish defenders in Syrian town of Kobani doesn’t reflect a policy change, as Turkey also agreed to ease its opposition to aiding them.     Add Comment

Turkey to allow Iraqi Kurdish fighters passage into Syrian city 
Los Angeles Times - 9 Hours ago
For weeks, Washington has been nudging a reluctant Turkey to assume a more forceful role in President Obama's anti-militant coalition and come to the aid of Kurdish forces battling to push Islamic State     Add Comment

Turkey says Iraqi Kurds can fight in Kobane. Could they make a difference? (+video) 
Christian Science Monitor - 10 Hours ago
Turkey doesn't want to allow Turkish Kurds - most importantly members of the Marxist PKK - to go fight in Syria. But the PKK's fighters have proven most effective in resisting Islamic State advances in     Add Comment

North: ISIS Plans Attack on US Embassy in Baghdad 
NewsMax.com - 11 Hours ago
Retired Lt. Col. Oliver North says his sources inside Iraq are predicting a "major attack" on the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad by the Islamic State (ISIS.) The leadership of ISIS inside Iraq is now almost     Add Comment
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