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PBS: Video: NewsHour: David Brooks & EJ Dionne on Ground Troops Debate

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When was the last time that Congress had big bipartisan votes on anything? Both the House and Senate overwhelmingly voting in favor of President Obama getting America involved in Syria and Iraq to defeat ISIS or ISIL, depending on how you define what Secretary of State John Kerry calls, “The Enemy of Islam”. 223 more words

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Internatio​nal Rally - Climate Change Knows No Borders ~~ September 20, 2014


Join us at this family-friendly event to hear inspirational stories and fantastic music. Stand together with people from across the border and around the world to demand a rapid, dramatic and equitable transition to a clean energy future. 364 more words

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NCAA still dealing with lawsuits regarding scholarships, cost of attendance

The lawsuit led by former UCLA basketball player Ed O’Bannon is the legal matter that has received the majority of the attention when it comes to the NCAA, but there are other cases to keep track of at present time. 493 more words

"people are waiting for aid not for more weapons

Over the weekend, I received a message from one of my interpreters, a Yazidi from Northern Iraq, that I had to share. The English is obviously quite broken, but I hope you’ll read it and… 317 more words

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