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What part of the missile attacks on Tel Aviv is an Israeli hoax?

The facts simply don't add up. And fraud by the Israeli and US governments in matters related to anti-missile systems is nothing new either... Israeli media continue their panicky round-the-clock reports "Israel under Fire", with emphasis on missile attacks on the greater Tel Aviv area.

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, US News

Sun Jul 13, 2014

Daily Kos

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I can't even imagine what it must be like. I can empathize, but no one who hasn't experienced it can understand how hellish a place must be for parents to send their offspring-unaccompanied-into and across Mexico on the hope that they'll be able to make it over the American border.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News

Washington Post

What's the American political landscape looking like?

The dog days of summer are upon us, and, with it, an extended slowdown in politics - as Americans spend their time working on their tans rather than studying up on the latest fights in the nation's capital.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, US Politics, US Senate, Republican, Senator Rand Paul

Truthdig

Aaron Swartz Can't Fight the New Cybersecurity Bill, So We Must Do It

In late 2011 and early 2012, activists, progressive politicians and Internet companies led in part by Internet freedom advocate Aaron Swartz came together to defeat the Stop Online Piracy Act and the Protect IP Act .

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Related Topix: ACLU, Law, Employment / Labor Law, US News

ThinkProgress

Why You Should Be Watching 'Masters Of Sex'

The second season of Masters of Sex , the excellent Showtime drama loosely adapted from Thomas Maier's biography of sex research pioneers Dr. William Masters and Virginia Johnson , premieres Sunday night.

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Related Topix: Entertainment, Television, Party Down, Lizzy Caplan, US News

Juan Cole

Top 7 Really Disturbing News from Iraq

Since the Kurds have in fact fought the IS radicals, al-Maliki's charge is hard to take seriously.

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Related Topix: Iraq, World News, Middle East, US News

Sat Jul 12, 2014

Juan Cole

Palestine 1896

Kemal Karpat wrote that according to the Ottoman Census of 1893, the population of most of what is now Palestine was as follows: This does not count several thousand Bedouin Palestinians.

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Related Topix: Israel, Middle East, World News, US News

OpEdNews

Khamenei Remarks Show Both Sides Maneuvre on Enrichment

Iran's supreme leader Ali Khamenei's comments on the nuclear talks Monday provided an unusual glimpse of diplomatic maneuvering by the U.S.-led coalition of five nuclear powers and Germany on the issue of enrichment capability to be allowed in a comprehensive agreement.

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Related Topix: Iran, World News, Middle East, US News

Crooks and Liars

Md. Man Appeared To Plot To Kill Del. Judge, Authorities Say

Federal agents conducted the search of his $1 million home in connection with the insurance case, in which he has been charged with making false statements to an insurance regulator.

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Related Topix: US News

Common Dreams

6.8 Earthquake Hits Japan, Triggers Tsunami Near Fukushima

A strong earthquake hit Japan's northern coast Saturday near the Fukushima nuclear power plant crippled in the 2011 tsunami.

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Related Topix: Tsunami, Natural Disasters, Earthquake, Nuclear Energy, Asian Tsunami Disaster, US News

ThinkProgress

Mayor Seeks To Ban Same-Sex Couples From Kissing In Public

The mayor of the Italian municipality of Borgosesia is seeking to ban public kissing between members of the same sex, calling the behavior "morally harmful."

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, US News

National Public Radio

What Can $100 Million Buy You - Besides An Election In Kentucky?

Campaign spending in the Kentucky Senate race between GOP Sen. Mitch McConnell and Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes could reach $100 million.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Mitch McConnell, Kentucky

Daily Kos

So..what would YOU name a planet?

The International Astronomical Union, the world's authority that has the fun task of naming objects in space, is giving you..the public..a chance to name up to 30 planets from a group of 305 exoplanets .

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Related Topix: Astronomy, Science, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama

Capitol Hill Blue

Asbostos accident closes parts of U.S. Capitol

An accident involving asbestos work forced a temporary closure of the House side of the Capitol on Thursday and prompted House leaders to delay the day's session for two hours.

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Related Topix: Republican, US House of Representatives, US Politics, US News, John Boehner

Fri Jul 11, 2014

Truthdig

Air Travel Is Getting More Aggravating and Complicated

More stratified levels of service, workers who are underpaid and overworked, and a climate that is increasingly hostile to human activity - the experience of privatized air travel worldwide is rapidly deteriorating.

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Related Topix: US News

Daily Kos

Midday open thread: Deceased centenarians get draft notices, Spielberg blasted for triceratops death

Join us today at 12:30 PM PT as Laura Clawson hosts another edition of Ask Me Anything .

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Related Topix: Pennsylvania, Dinosaur, Science, Paleontology, US News

Common Dreams

Gaza's Children Trapped in Path of Israeli Air Assault

Karim Hussein al-Atawneh sustained a head injury during Israeli airstrikes on Al-Zuwaida in central Gaza on Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Palestinian Territories, US News

ThinkProgress

New Medical App Hopes To Help Prosecute Rape In War-Zones

A victim of a mass rape campaign in the DR Congo in 2011 . Her identity has been concealed for security reasons and because rape carries strong stigma.

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Related Topix: US News

ThinkProgress

Florida Inmate Reportedly Gassed To Death, Another Killed By Scalding Hot Water

Florida Department of Corrections inspector Aubrey P. Land was investigating common allegations of prison corruption last year, when he stumbled upon an inmate death that he said later made his skin crawl.

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Related Topix: Prison, US News

ThinkProgress

Tennessee Arrests First Mother Under Its New Pregnancy Criminalization Law

At the beginning of July, 26-year-old Mallory Loyola gave birth to a baby girl. Two days later, the state of Tennessee charged her with assault.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Drugs, Drug Testing, Prison, US News

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