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The Atlantic
How Indonesia Beat Back Terrorism—for Nowterrorist groups flourish in certain countries than why they fail in others. Bu
How Indonesia Beat Back Terrorism—for Now
The Atlantic / Posted yesterday
terrorist groups flourish in certain countries than why they fail in others. But Jonathan Tepperman, the managing editor of Foreign Affairs, has just investigated the latter question. In his new book The Fix—a series of case studies of government... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Fr. Tritz: He served the last, the least, the lostwas born in France in 1914, but aspired to be a missionary in China as a 19-yea
Fr. Tritz: He served the last, the least, the lost
Inquirier.net / Posted 2 days ago
was born in France in 1914, but aspired to be a missionary in China as a 19-year-old Jesuit. After three years of basic formation, the priest was granted his request and he arrived in China to continue his Jesuit formation that included four... Read more
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WTKR Norfolk
The secret costs of Islamophobiamilitary camouflage was the worst, Aleena said. “Hard to tell what we should bu
The secret costs of Islamophobia
WTKR Norfolk / Posted 3 days ago
military camouflage was the worst, Aleena said. “Hard to tell what we should build first. A border wall or a gas chamber for Muslims.” Aleena sat on the floor of her room, stunned. These people were talking about her mother, her father, her... Read more
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J Weekly
What’s next for Zionism — keeping the conversation goingpolitical leaders spent seven hours on Sept. 18 talking about the synergy and d
What’s next for Zionism — keeping the conversation going
J Weekly / Posted 4 days ago
political leaders spent seven hours on Sept. 18 talking about the synergy and disconnect between their communities’ visions for the Jewish future. Their conversations — at times provocative, at other times alarming — were full of insights that come... Read more
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The Christian Post
Why James Dobson and American Christians Should Stop Being So PessimisticMark Tooley is the president of the Institute on Religion and Democracy (IRD).
Why James Dobson and American Christians Should Stop Being So Pessimistic
The Christian Post / Posted 4 days ago
Mark Tooley is the president of the Institute on Religion and Democracy (IRD). Recently longtime evangelical leader James Dobson, now venerably age 80, warned of irreversible consequences if Hillary Clinton is elected. "… We won't ever recover from... Read more
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The Birmingham Times
Nobel Peace Prize winner to speak at UAB on Sept. 29at the University of Alabama at Birmingham on Thursday, Sept. 29. The free publ
Nobel Peace Prize winner to speak at UAB on Sept. 29
The Birmingham Times / Posted 4 days ago
at the University of Alabama at Birmingham on Thursday, Sept. 29. The free public event, which marks the opening of the UAB Institute for Human Rights, will take place at the UAB Alys Stephens Center located at 1200 10th Avenue South at 6... Read more
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Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news
Laser scans unveil a network of ancient cities in CambodiaWat temple complex, in Siem Reap, Cambodia, on June 21, 2016. (Billy H.C. Kwok/
Laser scans unveil a network of ancient cities in Cambodia
Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news / Posted 6 days ago
Wat temple complex, in Siem Reap, Cambodia, on June 21, 2016. (Billy H.C. Kwok/The New York Times) SIEM REAP, CAMBODIA - For decades, archaeologists here kept their eyes on the ground as they tramped through thick jungle, rice paddies and... Read more
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The New Yorker
A Decade Lived in the DarkIllustration by Eiko Ojala In the spring of 2005, Anna Lyndsey was looking at
A Decade Lived in the Dark
The New Yorker / Posted 6 days ago
Illustration by Eiko Ojala In the spring of 2005, Anna Lyndsey was looking at her computer screen at the Department for Work and Pensions, a British government ministry, when her face began to burn. It felt, she has written, like someone was... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
Triple Echo - The Malevich/Reinhardt/Hotere Nexusas Professor of the History of Art at King's College, Cambridge, and contains t
Triple Echo - The Malevich/Reinhardt/Hotere Nexus
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 7 days ago
as Professor of the History of Art at King's College, Cambridge, and contains twenty-one essays by colleagues and former students, reflecting the many fields of research that he explored throughout his academic career. Defying strictly... Read more
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Business Standard India
Hillary Clinton accuses Donald Trump of fostering ugliness and bigotryof fostering ugliness and bigotryClinton said she intends to close her campaign
Hillary Clinton accuses Donald Trump of fostering ugliness and bigotry
Business Standard India / Posted 10 days ago
of fostering ugliness and bigotryClinton said she intends to close her campaign the way she began her career - fighting for kids and families "This man wants to be our next president? When will he stop this ugliness, this bigotry?" Clinton... Read more
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The Wesleyan Argus
New Muslim Chaplain Hopes to Increase Interfaith Relations and Awareness of Islamwith issues of Islamophobia and interfaith relations between different religion
New Muslim Chaplain Hopes to Increase Interfaith Relations and Awareness of Islam
The Wesleyan Argus / Posted 10 days ago
with issues of Islamophobia and interfaith relations between different religions. As chaplain, his role is to facilitate religious services on campus, as well as provide pastoral counseling to all students, regardless of religious beliefs. “If... Read more
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Acton Commentary
Piety and Politics: The Church’s Social ResponsibilityAccording to a Pew Research Center report, “Religiously unaffiliated people hav
Piety and Politics: The Church’s Social Responsibility
Acton Commentary / Posted 12 days ago
According to a Pew Research Center report, “Religiously unaffiliated people have been growing as a share of all Americans for some time…. Religious ‘nones’ – a shorthand we use to refer to people who self-identify as atheists or agnostics, as well as... Read more
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Times of Malta
Malta and LGBTIQ equality, one year onsurgery. One year after the introduction of the Gender Identity Act, Malta has
Malta and LGBTIQ equality, one year on
Times of Malta / Posted 12 days ago
surgery. One year after the introduction of the Gender Identity Act, Malta has become a protagonist in the fight for the equality and support of all genders. A recent film about a transgender artist could not have been better timed –... Read more
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Northwest Herald
Rauner gives $100K to Indiana GOP candidateRauner gave to Indiana Lt. Gov. Eric Holcomb’s campaign last week is a small fr
Rauner gives $100K to Indiana GOP candidate
Northwest Herald / Posted 12 days ago
Rauner gave to Indiana Lt. Gov. Eric Holcomb’s campaign last week is a small fraction of the $16 million that the wealthy former venture capitalist is investing to help GOP candidates cut into large Democratic majorities in the Illinois... Read more
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Daily Chronicle
Rauner gives $100K to Indiana GOP candidateRauner gave to Indiana Lt. Gov. Eric Holcomb’s campaign last week is a small fr
Rauner gives $100K to Indiana GOP candidate
Daily Chronicle / Posted 12 days ago
Rauner gave to Indiana Lt. Gov. Eric Holcomb’s campaign last week is a small fraction of the $16 million that the wealthy former venture capitalist is investing to help GOP candidates cut into large Democratic majorities in the Illinois... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Rauner gives $100,000 to Indiana GOP gubernatorial candidatecandidate even as the two states compete to lure jobs. Rauner has said he want
Rauner gives $100,000 to Indiana GOP gubernatorial candidate
Chicago Tribune / Posted 13 days ago
candidate even as the two states compete to lure jobs. Rauner has said he wants to emulate the business-friendly agenda of former Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels — for whom Holcomb was a top Statehouse aide and campaign manager. But Rauner said last... Read more
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Bangor Daily News
It’s one thing for a sex trafficking victim to escape. It’s another to heal.At age 14, Sara ran away from home in western Maine, and a madame in Lewiston s
It’s one thing for a sex trafficking victim to escape. It’s another to heal.
Bangor Daily News / Posted 13 days ago
At age 14, Sara ran away from home in western Maine, and a madame in Lewiston sold her for sex to countless men. After she escaped “the Life,” drug-addicted boyfriends beat her, and people she grew to trust traded her to other men for drugs. She had... Read more
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Times of Malta
Celebrating Żabbar’s many graces, renewing the parish spiritwindows. At the end of each year he would publish the annual balance sheet of t
Celebrating Żabbar’s many graces, renewing the parish spirit
Times of Malta / Posted 15 days ago
windows. At the end of each year he would publish the annual balance sheet of the parish and announce new projects for the following year while mentioning the outstanding graces received throughout the year. This en­couraged the people to... Read more
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The Economic Times
Varanasi: Big budget projects galore in PM Narendra Modi’s constituencyVery soon, teams of veterinary doctors will scout for a desi elite cow breed na
Varanasi: Big budget projects galore in PM Narendra Modi’s constituency
The Economic Times / Posted 15 days ago
Very soon, teams of veterinary doctors will scout for a desi elite cow breed named Gangatiri in the villages of eastern Uttar Pradesh. Their mission: to purchase 100 such cows, as part of a cow conservation project launched by the Union agriculture... Read more
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Daily News
Sri Lanka, ‘festina lente’ - making haste, slowly: MangalaForeign Minister Mangala Samaraweera, at the Bled Strategic Forum 2016 in Slove
Sri Lanka, ‘festina lente’ - making haste, slowly: Mangala
Daily News / Posted 15 days ago
Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera, at the Bled Strategic Forum 2016 in Slovenia said Sri Lanka was ‘making haste slowly’, to achieve post-war reconciliation. “As you all know, Ladies and Gentlemen, reconciliation does not happen at once. It... Read more
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The Economic Times
It’s projects galore in Varanasi, the PM Narendra Modi’s constituencyVery soon, teams of veterinary doctors will scout for a desi elite cow breed na
It’s projects galore in Varanasi, the PM Narendra Modi’s constituency
The Economic Times / Posted 15 days ago
Very soon, teams of veterinary doctors will scout for a desi elite cow breed named Gangatiri in the villages of eastern Uttar Pradesh. Their mission: to purchase 100 such cows, as part of a cow conservation project launched by the Union agriculture... Read more
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heraldscotland
Revealed: culture of classroom silence over homophobiapart of the health and wellbeing area of the school’s curriculum in Scotland.”
Revealed: culture of classroom silence over homophobia
heraldscotland / Posted 16 days ago
part of the health and wellbeing area of the school’s curriculum in Scotland.” The teachers' union, the Educational Institute for Scotland said "ensuring that the needs of all learners, including LGBTI learners, are considered during... Read more
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CNN
Can forgotten rubella children of the '60s hold clue for Zika babies?damaged after being born to Zika-infected women? What resources will be availab
Can forgotten rubella children of the '60s hold clue for Zika babies?
CNN / Posted 18 days ago
damaged after being born to Zika-infected women? What resources will be available to their families, whose lives will be forever changed? Who'll step in to help those mothers left alone after fathers walk away? And what will become of these... Read more
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Business Wire
Grant Thornton expands Cyber Risk and Transfer Pricing practices in ChicagoAdvisory and Tax services lines, not just in this region, but nationally as wel
Grant Thornton expands Cyber Risk and Transfer Pricing practices in Chicago
Business Wire / Posted 19 days ago
Advisory and Tax services lines, not just in this region, but nationally as well.” “Derek’s significant experience in information security and cyber risk services will deliver immediate value to our clients” said Mark Sullivan, Advisory practice... Read more
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Sabah Daily Express
Much local history undocumentedpublications. "I hope more academic and semi-academic writings will be produce
Much local history undocumented
Sabah Daily Express / Posted 19 days ago
publications. "I hope more academic and semi-academic writings will be produced by local researchers and writers. "Such effort will uplift the communal history resources to become a knowledge treasure as well as highlighting the uniqueness of... Read more
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The Daily Comet
White Catholics struggle to get on board the Trump trainI just don't know,'" said Matt Edwards, 40, a mining engineer. "The two other m
White Catholics struggle to get on board the Trump train
The Daily Comet / Posted 20 days ago
I just don't know,'" said Matt Edwards, 40, a mining engineer. "The two other males in my truck said, 'But you can't go for Hillary.' Generally speaking, that's the conversation here." Edwards explained that he might vote for Clinton anyway. "I... Read more
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The Houma Courier
White Catholics struggle to get on board the Trump trainI just don't know,'" said Matt Edwards, 40, a mining engineer. "The two other m
White Catholics struggle to get on board the Trump train
The Houma Courier / Posted 20 days ago
I just don't know,'" said Matt Edwards, 40, a mining engineer. "The two other males in my truck said, 'But you can't go for Hillary.' Generally speaking, that's the conversation here." Edwards explained that he might vote for Clinton anyway. "I... Read more
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Sun Star
21 Dabawenyos who gave a lotDISCLAIMER: We looked for different people involved in different endeavors, and
21 Dabawenyos who gave a lot
Sun Star / Posted 20 days ago
DISCLAIMER: We looked for different people involved in different endeavors, and soon realized there are too many and writing them all down will take a whole issue if not a whole book. So we just picked 21, to mark our 21 years. 1. Decades-long... Read more
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The New Yorker
Firebrandwas passed by the Senate by a margin very nearly as lopsided—84 to 8—at which p
Firebrand
The New Yorker / Posted 20 days ago
was passed by the Senate by a margin very nearly as lopsided—84 to 8—at which point the E.R.A. was sent on to the states for ratification. Several legislatures vied to be the first to approve it. (So eager was the Delaware state senate that it... Read more
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The New Yorker
The Drug of Choice for the Age of Kalebush. The brothers, then in their early twenties, were grieving the recent deat
The Drug of Choice for the Age of Kale
The New Yorker / Posted 20 days ago
bush. The brothers, then in their early twenties, were grieving the recent death of their mother, and they were hungry for answers about the mysteries of the cosmos: “We had sorted through the ideological options, and we had decided to put all... Read more
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The New Yorker
Where Germans Make Peace with Their DeadMy great-grandmother Luise Gönner had a keen eye for dead people. She would see
Where Germans Make Peace with Their Dead
The New Yorker / Posted 20 days ago
My great-grandmother Luise Gönner had a keen eye for dead people. She would see them sitting by the side of the road sometimes when she worked in her garden in the morning, or waiting by the village crossroads at dusk, a look of mournful reproof in... Read more
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USA Today
Syria's civil war is a melee of fighting factions and alliesto negotiate terms of a cease-fire in Syria, the five-year civil war has unleas
Syria's civil war is a melee of fighting factions and allies
USA Today / Posted 21 days ago
to negotiate terms of a cease-fire in Syria, the five-year civil war has unleashed such an array of fighters that some forces are both allies and enemies, depending on which groups they encounter on the battlefield. To understand the... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Many possible answers for why some are transgender, scientists sayand court battles at the local and federal levels over how to treat transgender
Many possible answers for why some are transgender, scientists say
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 22 days ago
and court battles at the local and federal levels over how to treat transgender children and adults in schools, the armed forces and places of business. It comes down to gender identity, the deep, persistent sense of belonging to one gender or... Read more
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Garden City News
Celebrating Mother TheresaTeresa will celebrate her elevation to sainthood. Here in New York, on Saturda
Celebrating Mother Theresa
Garden City News / Posted 25 days ago
Teresa will celebrate her elevation to sainthood. Here in New York, on Saturday, September 10, a Mass of thanksgiving for Blessed Mother Teresa’s canonization will be celebrated at St. Patrick’s Cathedral by Timothy Cardinal Dolan. Blessed... Read more
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Zero Hedge
On The Secession Of French MuslimsSubmitted by Yves Mamou via The Gatestone Institute, For many today, French se
On The Secession Of French Muslims
Zero Hedge / Posted 25 days ago
Submitted by Yves Mamou via The Gatestone Institute, For many today, French secularism is an anti-human rights ideology, a kind of moral deformity close to racism. How can a free country, they ask, even think of doing such a thing as trying to ban... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Campaign rhetoric against Muslims spurs mosques to get out the votemonths as leader of a Vancouver mosque, Mangera had helped mobilize Canadian Mu
Campaign rhetoric against Muslims spurs mosques to get out the vote
Chicago Tribune / Posted 27 days ago
months as leader of a Vancouver mosque, Mangera had helped mobilize Canadian Muslims to cast their vote in a heated race for prime minister — a contest between a liberal candidate who went out of his way to show respect for Muslims' religious... Read more
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The Jewish Press
Helping Jewish Children Of Incarcerated Parents Have A Summer Camp ExperienceHaving a loved one in prison is a transformative and painful journey for an ent
Helping Jewish Children Of Incarcerated Parents Have A Summer Camp Experience
The Jewish Press / Posted 28 days ago
Having a loved one in prison is a transformative and painful journey for an entire family. Spouses, children, parents, and siblings are affected by the experience. Often there is sorrow and shame, anger and depression. Children are especially... Read more
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Baltimore Sun
Officials ax 'Maximum Security Book Club' at JessupImagine volunteering your time — two hours a week, several weeks of the year fo
Officials ax 'Maximum Security Book Club' at Jessup
Baltimore Sun / Posted 29 days ago
Imagine volunteering your time — two hours a week, several weeks of the year for four years — to do something that enriches the minds and maybe even the hearts of others. Then, one day, you are told your volunteer services are no longer needed... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Why U.S. and Global Interest in Ghana Elections?A former Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Mr Mike Igini, was in the deleg
Why U.S. and Global Interest in Ghana Elections?
AllAfrica.com / Posted 29 days ago
A former Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Mr Mike Igini, was in the delegation that recently assessed the preparation of Ghana ahead of its December general elections. Igini speaks on the mission. You were said to have been selected along with... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
A Chinese dynasty with a 21st-century outlookUnder the clear blue sky his country had manufactured for the occasion (by clos
A Chinese dynasty with a 21st-century outlook
The Globe and Mail / Posted a month ago
Under the clear blue sky his country had manufactured for the occasion (by closing factories for miles), Xi Jinping stood stony-faced on an enormous red carpet to receive a clutch of world leaders. One by one, statesmen from near and far walked up to... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Soyinka Declines to Speak On State of Nationhim to refrain. Though he admitted pledging to comment at yesterday's event wh
Soyinka Declines to Speak On State of Nation
AllAfrica.com / Posted a month ago
him to refrain. Though he admitted pledging to comment at yesterday's event when state house correspondents approached him for comments, he however said he had decided not to do so anymore. Asked to tell Nigerians if the president is committed to... Read more
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Breitbart
Saudi Media: Time To End Depiction Of Jews As Satananti-Semitism in the Kingdom with more articles being published in the governme
Saudi Media: Time To End Depiction Of Jews As Satan
Breitbart / Posted a month ago
anti-Semitism in the Kingdom with more articles being published in the government press slamming Arab and Muslim societies for their blind hatred of Jews and insisting that Arab nations would do well to learn from the success of world... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
'Nigerians in Desperate Need of Food, Water'presently ravaging the North-east part of the country due to Boko Haram insurge
'Nigerians in Desperate Need of Food, Water'
AllAfrica.com / Posted a month ago
presently ravaging the North-east part of the country due to Boko Haram insurgency as well as the growing poverty rate, a former Commissioner for Health in Rivers State, Dr. Samson Parker, has called on all tiers of government to rise up to the... Read more
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Al-Ahram Weekly
The Muslim Brotherhood in Europe1961, the first Brotherhood institution in Europe. In the first phase, the Bro
The Muslim Brotherhood in Europe
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 1 months ago
1961, the first Brotherhood institution in Europe. In the first phase, the Brotherhood used Europe as a jumping off point for its attack on Arab regimes, focusing on expansion in three main countries, France, Germany, and the UK, because of... Read more
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JTA
A Jewish rocker rediscovers his sonic roots — by teaching gospel music in Harlemteenagers, are dressed in plaid button-downs and polos, and appear a bit timid
A Jewish rocker rediscovers his sonic roots — by teaching gospel music in Harlem
JTA / Posted 1 months ago
teenagers, are dressed in plaid button-downs and polos, and appear a bit timid as they stand onstage waiting for their cue to begin. Standing on stage left is a white man with slicked-back hair wearing a dark suit and holding a... Read more

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