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Shi'ite militia kill dozens of Iraqi Sunnis in mosque shooting

reuters.com – BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraqi Shi’ite militiamen machine gunned minority Sunni Muslims in a village mosque on Friday, killing dozens just as Baghdad was trying to build a cross-community government to fight Sunni militants whose rise has alarmed Western powers. 25 more words

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‘Excellent Sheep,’ by William Deresiewicz

nytimes.com – Last October, the New York Academy of Medicine hosted a “wonder cabinet” — a day of talks and films about medicine, the human body and much more. 67 more words

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Russia strikes back with its own economic sanctions

knowmore.washingtonpost.com – As its relations with the West deteoriate, Russia has slapped sanctions on food exports from the United States and its European allies. The largest effects have been felt by Poland and Norway, both large suppliers of fresh food to Russian customers, as this chart from Statista shows.

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U.S. says Russia must pull convoy from Ukraine or face more sanctions

reuters.com – KIEV/DONETSK-IZVARINO BORDER CROSSING Russia (Reuters) – The United States demanded Moscow remove an aid convoy it sent into rebel-held eastern Ukraine without permission on Friday, accusing Russia of a flagrant violation of the sovereignty of its former Soviet neighbor and threatening more sanctions. 28 more words

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Why teachers can’t ignore Ferguson as school begins

washingtonpost.com – People stand in prayer after marching about a mile to the police station to protest the shooting of Michael Brown. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) As the 2014-15 school year gets underway, teachers around the country have an opportunity and a challenge to bring into the classroom for discussion — in developmentally appropriate ways — the events roiling Ferguson, Missouri, since a white police officer shot to death an unarmed black teenager named Michael Brown on Aug.

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Familiar Flaws Seen in Mexico’s New Elite Police Force

nytimes.com – MEXICO CITY — More than two years after first floating it during his presidential campaign as a signature effort to control rampant violence, President Enrique Peña Nieto on Friday swore in a new gendarmerie for Mexico, an offshoot of the federal police aimed at quelling outbreaks of violent crime. 48 more words

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McCain: Not a matter of stopping ISIS, we must defeat ISIS

video.foxnews.com – Aug. 22, 2014 – 6:47 – Uncut: Veteran senator: Best way to send a message to ISIS is to ‘blow them to smithereens and send them to hell where they belong.’ Plus, McCain on Obama’s series of mistakes that may have enabled terror group’s rise and more

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