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Published: Fri, 30 Sep 2016 22:22:35 +0000

Last Build Date: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 23:57:04 +0000

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Re: "How can police shootings of unarmed black people be racist if black cops also do it?"

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 13:23:47 +0000

This particular talking point is absurd for a few different reasons. First, the Black Lives Matter movement (to the extent that it could be considered one monolithic thing), from what I've seen, read, and heard, isn't exclusively or even primarily focused on the racial ide …

Setbacks for Free Syrian Army Rebels Rekindle Questions About Their Abilities

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 18:53:54 +0000

Turkish military sources, said that as many as 41,000 soldiers are being put on standby on the Syrian border ahead of an expected operation to retake the key IS-controlled town of Al Bab.

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Turkey faces decision over boots on the ground in Syria

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 23:56:48 +0000

... the Free Syrian Army militias cannot expel Islamic State from Dabik and al-Bab, so that mission will fall to Turkish infantry.

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What Langston Hughes' Powerful Poem "I, Too" Tells Us About America's Past and Present

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 00:30:27 +0000

In large graven letters on the wall of the newly opened National Museum of African American History and Culture on the National Mall is a quote from poet Langston Hughes: “I, too, am  America.” The line comes from the Hughes’s poem “I, too,” fi …

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27 U.S. Senators Rebel Against Arming Saudi Arabia

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 23:01:54 +0000

A SENATE RESOLUTION opposing a $1.15 billion arms transfer to Saudi Arabia garnered support from 27 senators on Wednesday, a sign of growing unease about the increasing number of civilians being killed with U.S. weapons in Yemen. A procedural vote to ta …

Trump's Morally Vapid Brand of Ugly Will Be the Ruin of Our Country/The Village Idiot

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 19:20:36 +0000

The GOP candidate was never a part of what made New York great—he was what made a great city stumble Let’s cut to the chase: Donald Trump is a liar. He doesn’t stretch the truth, misspeak, shoot from the hip, tell it like it is, refreshingly unvarnish or have …

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Obama Administration Considers Arming Syrian Kurds Against ISIS

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 17:58:25 +0000

Absolutely. We must arm the YPG. Directly providing weapons for the first time to the Syrian Kurds, whom American commanders view as their most effective ground partner against the Islamic State, would help build momentum for the assault on Raqqa. Agreed.

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Pastor Swanson: "Electing A Female President After A Slave President Is Part Of The Liberal War Against U.S." - Newslo

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 17:29:43 +0000

On his radio show recently, far-right pastor Kevin Swanson warned the electing Hillary Clinton to be the country’s female president would represent “the final chapter” of the feminist movement’s war against America. Swanson said that “feminism&rsqu …

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Stephen Hawking, scientists slam Trump for backing 'Parexit' -

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 16:56:47 +0000

A group of 375 "concerned" scientists -- including famed physicist Stephen Hawking -- released an open letter Tuesday sharply criticizing Donald Trump, citing the threat of climate change and blasting his push for the US to leave the Paris Accord.

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Turkey seeks more military cooperation with US in Syria

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 11:58:04 +0000

Turkey, in what appears a quid pro quo for support in al-Bab, has given up on trying to get YPG forces to leave Manbij — the strategic town liberated from IS by the SDF earlier this summer Fair enough. Let's try to make sure that quid pro quo deal sticks and thereby unite  …

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Shocking levels of cancer-causing chromium-6 have been found in water supplies across the US

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 02:45:27 +0000

About two-thirds of Americans are exposed to unsafe levels of a cancer-causing chemical compound in their drinking water, according to a new analysis. Travis Gettys

There's No Debate -

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 19:08:49 +0000

Which brings us to the #1 Question: How can anyone keep Trump in bounds? He makes up the rules as he goes along. He is a pathological liar and overweening narcissist who, as Josh Marshall at Talking Points Memo reminds us in a chilling take on the man, has mor …

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Tiangong-1 Space Lab Will Fall to Earth Next Year, China Says

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 13:13:06 +0000

Artist's illustration of China's 8-ton Tiangong-1 space lab, which is expected to fall to Earth late next year, unless it's boosted to a higher altitude. Credit: CMSE

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New Yorkers Are Telling Trump To Take A Seat After He Tries To Incite Panic Following Explosion

Sun, 18 Sep 2016 12:15:03 +0000

Two events unfolded in stunning succession tonight: First, an explosion in a dumpster in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York City caused around two dozen people to suffer minor injuries. Second, Donald Trump decided to exploit that explosion to incite fear in people. …

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Why the battle for al-Bab is pivotal in Syria

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 10:47:49 +0000

The worst scenario for the anti-ISIS coalition would be SDF/YPG obstructing the Turkish-backed forces and for skirmishing to develop between Rebels/FSA and SDF/YPG when, really, the focus must be kept laser-like on the fight with ISIS.

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Donald Trump'€™s Not Anti-War, He Just Wants the U.S. Military to Focus on Stealing Oil

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 00:00:52 +0000

DONALD TRUMP’S ATTEMPT to present himself as an anti-war candidate is based on his perfect 20/20 hindsight of the disastrous consequences of regime change in Iraq and Libya — military campaigns he publicly supported when they were popular, a …

Occidental College students vandalize 911 memorial -

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 16:47:33 +0000

Occidental College is investigating the vandalism of a 9/11 memorial on campus after the US flags used in the display were tossed in the trash.

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Why you should dispense with antibacterial soaps

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 15:14:21 +0000

"An FDA ruling on Sept. 2 bans the use of triclosan, triclocarban and 17 other antiseptics from household soaps because they have not been shown to be safe or even have any benefit. About 40 percent of soaps use at least one of these chemicals, and the chemicals are also found i …

Turkey-led Forces Are in Control of 845km² of Syrian Territory

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 00:42:04 +0000

The best anti-ISIS scenario now is for Turkish-backed forces - - right now that's Rebels/FSA but in future I would hope to strengthen those forces with the NATO Rapid Deployable Corps - Turkey (NRDC-T), assuming all necessary political consents are granted (especially Turkey &am …

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This is Why the Turkish Operation in Raqqa Will Serve Russian Interests

Sun, 11 Sep 2016 23:10:32 +0000

Turkey is ready to join the United States to liberate the Syrian city of Raqqa, the de facto capital of the self-proclaimed Daesh caliphate. ... "Turkey will not upset Russia’s plans if Turkish forces liberate Raqqa. Russia’s main goal in Syria is defeating Daesh t …

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Fifteen Years After 9/11, Neverending War

Sun, 11 Sep 2016 15:10:28 +0000

IN THE DAYS after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, when Congress voted to authorize military force against the people who “planned, authorized, committed, or aided” the hijackings, few Americans could have imagined the resulting manhunt would span from&nb …

Sept. 11 Anniversary: What the Attacks Taught Us About Science

Sun, 11 Sep 2016 13:42:33 +0000

Through the years This year marks the 15th anniversary of the worst terrorist attack on U.S. soil. The Sept. 11, 2001, attacks killed nearly 3,000 people, led to two wars, and set in motion vast homeland security and surveillance programs that remain in place now. &nb …

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North Korea demands recognition as legitimate nuclear state | World news | The Guardian

Sun, 11 Sep 2016 13:39:07 +0000

Pyongyang spokesman says threat of further sanctions is ‘laughable’ and country will work to increase its nuclear force North Korea has demanded the US recognise it as a “legitimate nuclear weapons state” following its fifth and largest atomic test,  …

NATO backs Turkey's Operation Euphrates Shield against Daesh, protect its borders - Daily Sabah

Sat, 10 Sep 2016 18:59:01 +0000

NATO Secretary-General Stoltenberg paid a two-day visit to Ankara where he met with Turkish officials on the Syrian crisis and the fight against terror. Stoltenberg stresses the importance of local forces in fighting terrorism.

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