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Tomgram: Nick Turse, Christmas in July and the Collapse of America's Great African Experiment

As a Man-Made Famine Looms, Christmas Comes Early to South Sudan: The Limits of America’s African Experiment in Nation Building

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SFRC Clears 13 More State Dept Nominees -- Will They Get Confirmation Before August Recess?

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On July 29, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee cleared thirteen ambassadorial nominations making way for their full vote in the U.S. 762 more words

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McCain: Middle East Maybe More Dangerous Than Any Time In The Past

Sen. John McCain said Sunday the violence roiling the Middle East has likely never been worse, as rockets fall in Israel and Gaza, residents flee, warning sirens blare and the death toll rises. 298 more words

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NJ senator wants federal probe of Cuba role

WASHINGTON (CNN) – Sen. Robert Menendez, who has been dogged by a corruption probe, suggests he was the target of a Cuban intelligence smear plot about allegations — which the FBI has discounted — that he had sex with underage prostitutes in the Dominican Republic. 693 more words

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Human rights protection uncertain for LGBT in India, says US Senate

United States: India’s anti-gay stand reflects an uncertain degree of human rights protection, according to a recent bill moved in the US Senate.

Introduced in the Senate by Senator Ed Markey and supported by more than two dozen Senators, the bill calls for appointment of a Special Envoy for Human Rights of LGBT, according to indianexpress.com. 218 more words

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