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The Chinese-American Revolution: How Two Superpowers Could Save the World

The Chinese-American Revolution: How Two Superpowers Could Save the World
If the two 21st century superpowers trusted each other well enough to act together, the world could take an irreversible step away from the twin perils of environmental degradation and war.
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Despite Losing $1 Billion in Iraq, DynCorp Given Haiti Troop Contract

Despite Losing $1 Billion in Iraq, DynCorp Given Haiti Troop Contract
DynCorp has a history of waste, fraud and abuse, including under U.S. government contracts to provide police training in Afghanistan and Iraq, similar to their program in Haiti. They could not account for $1 billion dollars spent training Iraq Police.
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No Selection Made In Italy's Presidential Election

No Selection Made In Italy's Presidential Election
Italian lawmakers failed on Thursday to elect the nation's president during an initial two rounds of voting, the latest worrisome evidence of the political discord that has thwarted the formation of a government for two months.
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Officials Release Names of Guantanamo Prisoners Tortured by Force Feeding

Officials Release Names of Guantanamo Prisoners Tortured by Force Feeding
The U.S. government has begun notifying lawyers of Guantanamo Bay prisoners if the men they represent are being force-fed to prevent them from starving to death in a hunger strike that has dragged on for more than two months.
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Margaret Thatcher, Iron Lady and First Female British PM, Dead at 87

Margaret Thatcher, Iron Lady and First Female British PM, Dead at 87
The Iron Lady who ruled for 11 remarkable years imposed her will on a fractious, rundown nation — breaking the unions, triumphing in a far-off war, and selling off state industries at a record pace. She left behind a leaner government and more prosperous nation by the time a mutiny ousted her from No. 10 Downing Street.
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Wear a Headscarf? Finding Work in France Might Be Hard

Wear a Headscarf? Finding Work in France Might Be Hard
French President Francois Hollande says he wants a new law that could extend restrictions on the wearing of prominent religious symbols in state jobs into the private sector.
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Palestinian Authority: Hitler was Greater Than 'Alcoholics' Churchill and Roosevelt

Palestinian Authority: Hitler was Greater Than 'Alcoholics' Churchill and Roosevelt
Just before President Barack Obama's visit to Israel, the official Palestinian Authority daily chose to print anti-American hate speech along with pro-Hitler comments in an op-ed. The op-ed stated that Hitler was greater than "alcoholics" Churchill and Roosevelt.
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Four Lessons from the Iraq War US Leaders Still Need to Learn

Four Lessons from the Iraq War US Leaders Still Need to Learn
10 years after invading Iraq, President Obama addressed the issue of violence at home in his State of the Union, but it seems that we’re already forgetting some of the lessons we - and the Iraqi people - paid so dearly to learn.
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Obama's Visit to Israel: What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

Obama's Visit to Israel: What Could Possibly Go Wrong?
The President of the United States is visiting the State of Israel. That's good. There is never a bad time to visit Israel.
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Israel Should Release Palestinian Cartoonist Mohammad Saba'aneh

Israel Should Release Palestinian Cartoonist Mohammad Saba'aneh
The world is a frightening place for Israel -- but American cartoonists have something else on their minds, a Palestinian cartoonist who is jailed in Israel for no apparent reason.
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