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Iraq: Attack on prisoner convoy kills 60 people

BAGHDAD (AP) — Gunmen attacked a prisoner convoy north of Baghdad on Thursday, setting off a gunbattle with troops in which scores of prisoners and eight soldiers were killed, brutally underscoring Iraq’s instability as lawmakers convened to elect a new president. 640 more words

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Does Jokowi's election have any historical significance for Indonesia?

The much anticipated announcement of the 2014 presidential election result was finally made by the General Election Comission (KPU) Tuesday, 22nd July. Based on the final recapitulation of votes which shows Jokowi-Kalla had beaten Prabowo-Hatta with by significant margin of 6 percent, or around 8 millions of votes. 701 more words

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Cry 'Havoc,' and let slip the dogs of war

This verse is from Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar (1601) and is a statement made by Anthony after Caesar is murdered and he realizes that this will lead to war.    691 more words

Senator John Walsh Implies PTSD a Factor in Plagiarizing His Master's Thesis

When President Obama chose six term Senator Max Baucus (D-MT) to be the Administration’s new Ambassador to the Peoples’s Republic of China in February 2014, there was a short term appointment into what had been the world’s greatest deliberative body, as that seat needed to face the voters in November 2014. 619 more words

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What's up with municipal politics, anyway?

I am an avid politico. I love reading about politics. I love staying on top of what’s in the news – even Canadian politics excite me! 371 more words

PDP lawmakers want adequate security for Osun State Election

“The Forum of South-west Peoples Democratic Party State Lawmakers has called on the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar, to provide adequate security towards the August 9 election in Osun State. 181 more words

Politics are Stupid, Moderates Edition

There is no reason this sentence should ever exist:

Wyllie (the Libertarian) gets his strongest support from independent voters who back Crist (the Democrat) over Scott (the Republican) 45 – 38 percent in a two-way matchup, but split with 36 percent for Crist and 34 percent for Scott, with 12 percent for Wyllie, in the three-way race.

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