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49 min ago | 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

4 hrs ago | 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

8 hrs ago | 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

13 hrs ago | 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

15 hrs ago | 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

19 hrs ago | 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

23 hrs ago | 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

Yesterday | 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

OpEdNews

What's a little espionage among friends?: Station Chief Ousted as...

You have to wonder how much more the German public will take of the country's ongoing humiliation by the United States and its extensive program of secretly spying on what nominally is one of America's most reliable allies.

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Related Topix: US News

Daily Kos

IL-Gov: Rauner's (R) Firm Busted In Yet Another Pay-To-Play Scandal

Crain's Chicago Business reports that a company once partially owned by Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner started making campaign contributions to Illinois Democrats just after it won a multimillion-dollar Cook County contract.

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Related Topix: Chicago, IL, US News

Thu Jul 10, 2014

Daily Kos

Overnight News Digest -- "So THAT'S what kept me from killing the kids" Edition

I recently read The Fault in Our Stars by John Green, now a major motion picture that has led to theft in Amsterdam and a shortage of dry eyes in movie theaters around the world.

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Related Topix: Food and Drug Administration, US News

Crooks and Liars

Why Cops Get Away With Rape

Sexual misconduct committed by on-duty police officers goes vastly underreported.

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Related Topix: US News

ThinkProgress

Prince Fielder And The Beauty Of ESPN's Body Issue

A few weeks ago, when Real Madrid superstar-slash-walking Greek God Cristiano Ronaldo ripped home a penalty kick in the Champions League final then subsequently ripped off his shirt to reveal his superhuman abdomen, there were audible groans throughout the bar where I was watching.

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Related Topix: Sports, Cristiano Ronaldo, Soccer Players, US News

ThinkProgress

16-Year-Old's Rape Goes Viral On Social Media: 'No Human Being Deserved This'

In an incident that shares several elements with the infamous Steubenville rape case that made national headlines last year, a 16-year-old girl from Texas says that photos of her unconscious body went viral online after she was drugged and raped at a party with her fellow high schoolers.

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Related Topix: Ohio, US News

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