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Red-Handed: Oil Companies Unhappy With Good News at the Pump Try to Sneak Shady Language Into Treaties

Red-Handed: Oil Companies Unhappy With Good News at the Pump Try to Sneak Shady Language Into Treaties
A surprising "boom" in oil and gas production, fueled (no pun intended) by fracking and pipelines, brought a surplus in barrels and lower prices for the first time in forever. Of course, that means less profit for the oil companies. So to ensure that the destruction of the world's natural resources benefits them and only them, they're sneaking language designed to lift a beneficial ban on oil exports into U.S. treaties – a new low for the industry.
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Was Khorasan Just a Fake Terror Threat Used to Justify Bombing Syria?

Was Khorasan Just a Fake Terror Threat Used to Justify Bombing Syria?
In an effort to win support for its bombing campaign against Syria, the Obama Administration concocted a new terror threat—the so-called 'Khorasan Group'—and got the mainstream media to run with the story, according to reporting by Glenn Greenwald and Murtaza Hussain, published at The Intercept over the weekend.
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Into the Heart of Darkness: Obama Addresses ISIS, Ebola and Ukraine in UN Address (Video)

Into the Heart of Darkness: Obama Addresses ISIS, Ebola and Ukraine in UN Address (Video)
President Obama, in his annual address to the United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday, cited "the cancer of violent extremism" in the Middle East as the single issue that could derail future global progress, and said six years into his presidency that the world is at a crossroads. He specifically called on Muslim communities in the region to confront the threat of extremism and reject such ideology.
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Obama on Ebola: Chance of US Outbreak 'Extremely Low,' Situation in Africa is 'Spiraling out of Control'

Obama on Ebola: Chance of US Outbreak 'Extremely Low,' Situation in Africa is 'Spiraling out of Control'
Speaking at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia, President Obama provides an update on the U.S. plan to help combat the Ebola epidemic in West Africa. President Obama says the U.S. will lead on fighting the ebola outbreak. He also says the probability of ebola spreading to the U.S. is low, but the country is ready to deal with it.
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Did US Threaten Families Trying to Rescue Their Children from ISIS?

Did US Threaten Families Trying to Rescue Their Children from ISIS?
Is ISIS successfully manipulating U.S. politicians and media? Did the U.S. government threaten the families of the beheaded journalists if they paid the ransom allegedly demanded by the extremist group?
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VIDEO: Ted Cruz on CNN Laying Down Warmongering, Ridiculous Plans for Attacking Syria, ISIS

VIDEO: Ted Cruz on CNN Laying Down Warmongering, Ridiculous Plans for Attacking Syria, ISIS
Ted Cruz went on CNN to talk about how he would deal with ISIS. Thank Allah this man is not our president. Let's hope he never is.
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Obama Takes Big Risk in Wider Airstrikes

Obama Takes Big Risk in Wider Airstrikes
For a president criticized as overly cautious and reluctant to lead, Barack Obama is taking a huge risk. He is thrusting U.S. fighting forces into a growing military operation with clear dangers, unknown costs, an indefinite length and unpredictable consequences.
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Islamic State Fighting With Weapons From US: Report

Islamic State Fighting With Weapons From US: Report
The Islamic State (IS) is now in possession of lethal weapons formerly owned by so-called "moderate" Syrian rebels, as well as large quantities of arms produced in the United States, a new report (PDF) reveals
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Does 'Game of Thrones' Explain ISIS?

Does 'Game of Thrones' Explain ISIS?
Journalist and author Amir Ahmad Nasr discusses his latest piece 'ISIS Isn’t the Real Enemy. The “Game of Thrones” Medieval Mindset That Birthed It Is' and explains the historical and ideological legacy that created the fundamentalist group, the fallout from U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East, the role of Saudi Arabia in spreading dangerous fundamentalism and what the global strategy for addressing ISIS should be.
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Satellites Catch Russian Troops, Artillery Within Ukraine Border

Satellites Catch Russian Troops, Artillery Within Ukraine Border
Satellite images released by NATO show Russian forces operating within the borders of Ukraine's sovereign territory. Dutch Brigadier General Nico Tak gave a sobering assessment of the escalating offensive in a press conference Thursday.
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