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Last week, we pre-empted our usual Talking Points format for a pre-election column.

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Image: Flag of the separatist Donetsk People’s Republic Three weeks ago a Russian who had led a motley group of Ukrainian separatists and their Russian sympathizers was blown to bits in the elevator of his apartment in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk. Speculation immediately began about who had killed Motorola, a 33-year-old who had bragged about committing the war crime of executing captured Ukrainian army prisoners. Speculation centered on three categories of suspects: Ukraine’s intelligence service, Russia’s intelligence service, and separatist rivals of Motorola, whose real name was Arsen Pavlov.

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The December 7, 2015 political agreement signed by the representatives of the General National Congress in Tripoli (Western Libya) and the House of Representatives in Tobruk (Eastern Libya), along with the cast of other ad hoc political figures and political party representatives, spearheaded by then-UN envoy Bernardino Leon , came to life with much ordeal and international praise. The reached accord, after years of negotiating back and forth, established a nine-member Presidential Council (PC) headed by a little known and colorless member of the House of Representatives, Mr.

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The New York Daily News used Wednesday’s front page to call on  Donald Trump  to abandon his presidential campaign, and urge the Republican Party to toss him out if he won’t go on his own.  The newspaper said the GOP presidential nominee was “ toying with political bloodshed ” on Tuesday when he said “ Second Amendment people ” could do something about Hillary Clinton and/or the judges she appoints, if she is elected president.   More…

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Xi Jinping’s foreign policy hinges on realizing “the China dream.” But, beyond a nationalistic desire to “stand tall” on the global stage, few Westerners can articulate the underlying dynamics and motivations of Beijing’s increasingly assertive behavior. This article takes a humanistic approach by asking two questions: Which Chinese do the Chinese themselves revere and what does this reveal about the country’s place in the world moving forward? More..

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See if you’re scared of the news by taking our latest Week to Week News Quiz. Here are some random but real hints: The lines were frighteningly long; they’re scared of being booted from Rio; the call’s coming from inside his house; and at the IRS, no one can hear you scream. Answers are below the quiz

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Islam, Republicans and the Far Right

19Nov

We are trapped. Once again, we find ourselves wedged between the hammer of terrorism and the anvil of the European far right and of Republican neocons across the Atlantic. Every war has its mongers who profit from its sorrows, rubble and spilt blood.

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Who Will Investigate the Investigators?

25Oct

We are currently trying to understand the cause of what must be the worst terrorist attacks in American history.

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It Was All Greek to Me

18Sep

Squashing sorority stereotypes Do the words sorority , and Greek system, conjure up negative images in your mind? I’ll admit, I never would have joined a sorority had my sister, Heidi, not joined one first. In the fall of 1992, I was a freshman at The University of Illinois, contemplating if I should join a sorority.

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WASHINGTON — On March 8, 1971, most Americans were fixated on their TV sets as Joe Frazier was about to dance with his nemesis  Muhammad Ali in the “Fight of the Century.” In the 15th round of the match at Madison Square Garden, Frazier landed a left hook that sent Ali crashing to the mat.   The winner was determined by unanimous decision: Frazier maintained his undefeated status and Ali took the first loss of his professional career.  The Greatest — an outspoken anti-war, pro-black activist — had fallen. But in the shadow of his defeat came the demise of a U.S.

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By Nicholas F. Benton The Best of Enemies , an Oscar-worthy documentary on a handful of screens across America now but guaranteed to be a first-rate resource when it hits the Internet for many a moon to come, chronicles the 10 extraordinary, unscripted, live head-to-head TV throw-downs in the Summer of 1968 pitting two of the nation’s premiere intellectuals, William F

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Some responses to an earlier blog I wrote a few days ago about the new interest of Civil Rights organizations in Silicon Valley suggested that I had expressed my doubt or cynicism whether providing employment opportunities for African-American engineers, computer programmers, etc. would make any qualitative difference in the current economic life of African-American communities across our nations. I stand by my earlier blog statement

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By Jim Finkle and Liana B. Baker BOSTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Sony Corp’s PlayStation Network suffered connection problems for a fourth straight day since hackers attacked the video game network, and the company said on Sunday that service was gradually being restored

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VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Turkish gunman who shot and wounded John Paul II in 1981 laid white flowers Saturday on the saint’s tomb in St. Peter’s Basilica, Vatican officials said. The surprise visit by Mehmet Ali Agca, believed to be his first time in the Vatican since the assassination attempt, lasted a few minutes, a Vatican spokesman, the Rev.

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As New York City reels in the aftermath of the assassinations of two NYPD officers, protesters and loved ones gathered Monday night to honor the lives of the victims. At a candlelit gathering in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn, a half-mile from where officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu were shot to death execution-style by Ismaaiyl Brinsley, 28, on Saturday, several dozen people held makeshift lanterns made of Dixie cups as they marched from Herbert Von King Park to St. Philips Church in silence.

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DETROIT — Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) on Thursday called on Republicans to take action immediately and address the need for immigration reform.

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The conflict in Iraq started a century ago. One hundred years ago on June 28, to be exact

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A hundred years ago on June 28, a young man named Gavrilo Princip fired at Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his wife Sophie during their visit to Sarajevo.

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Filed under: MMA , MMA videos Tras dos batallas que dejaron al público boquiabierto el pasado 8 de octubre en las semifinales del Torneo de Peso Welter de Bellator, los peleadores que lucharán por el premio de $100,000 y la oportunidad de retar al actual campeón Ben Askren son el fenómeno brasileño Douglas Lima y poderoso Ben ‘Killa B’ Saunders. Entre las aniquiladas más impactantes, el fenómeno Lima derrotó al temible boricua Chris Lozano con un derechazo directo a la cara. ‘The Assassin’ (El Asesino) Chris Lozano fue víctima de la segunda derrota de su joven carrera a manos de ‘The Phenom’ (El Fenómeno), Douglas Lima

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Tras dos batallas que dejaron al público boquiabierto el pasado 8 de octubre en las semifinales del Torneo de Peso Welter de Bellator, los peleadores que lucharán por el premio de $100,000 y la oportunidad de retar al actual campeón Ben Askren son el fenómeno brasileño Douglas Lima y poderoso Ben ‘Killa B’ Saunders. Entre las aniquiladas más impactantes, el fenómeno Lima derrotó al temible boricua Chris Lozano con un derechazo directo a la cara. ‘The Assassin’ (El Asesino) Chris Lozano fue víctima de la segunda derrota de su joven carrera a manos de ‘The Phenom’ (El Fenómeno), Douglas Lima.

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