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History! Hillary becomes Dems’ 1st woman nominee

Hillary Clinton, former first lady, former senator, and one-time Democratic presidential primary loser to upstart Barack Obama, stood on a Philadelphia stage at the Democratic National Convention Thursday night and set a new political precedent in the United States, a woman can be a major party’s candidate for president. Nominated earlier in the week, she […]

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PA prez to sue Britian over 1917 Balfour Declaration

(London Independent) The Palestinian president has announced his intention to sue the British Government over a 1917 declaration that paved the way for the creation of Israel. Mahmoud Abbas’ statement, delivered in his absence by foreign minister Riyad al-Maliki, was given at the opening of this week’s Arab League summit in Mauritania. It called on […]

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Why America worked then but is in trouble now

Alexis de Tocqueville Alexis de Tocqueville was born July 29, 1805. A French social scientist, he traveled the United States in 1831, and wrote a two-part work, “Democracy in America” (1835; 1840), which has been described as: “the most comprehensive and penetrating analysis of the relationship between character and society in America that has ever […]

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What’s next for Baltimore prosecutor in Gray case?

Marilyn Mosby All charges against the six police officers who were indicted in the death of Baltimore resident Freddie Gray have been dismissed, and it appears the next development in a case which led to riots and looting in April of last year may be the trial of State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby herself. Beginning with Mosby’s […]

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Human-rights activist: Facebook enforcing ‘blasphemy laws’

Facebook occasionally has enforced Islam’s anti-blasphemy and apostasy laws in America by banning statements criticizing the religion on which terrorists base their violence, charges an Egypt-born, human-rights activist and critic of Islam. Nonie Darwish, author of “The Devil We Don’t Know: The Dark Side of Revolutions in the Middle East” and “Now They Call Me […]

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