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Statement by Secretary John Kerry on the Departure of Special Representative Farah Pandith

Statement by John Kerry Farah always places people above politics, and she has performed groundbreaking work since her appointment in June 2009 as the first-ever Special Representative to Muslim Communities by my predecessor, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Farah’s legacy is an extraordinary record of thoughtfulness, balance, and sheer guts and determination. Anyone who’s […]

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January 27, 2014

Life for Relief–Emergency Relief / Iraq

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January 23, 2014

The Nervous System

As the most complex system, the nervous system serves as the body control center and communications electrical-chemical wiring network. As a key homeostatic regulatory and coordinating system, it detects, interprets, and responds to changes in internal and external conditions. The nervous system integrates countless bits of information and generates appropriate reactions by sending electrochemical impulses […]

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January 23, 2014

Historic Test Chase Total for Pakistan

The Pakistani national cricket team reaching their second highest chase target run total in a test match, as they achieved the target of 302 runs to win in 59 overs over Sri Lanka.

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January 23, 2014

Security Forces Dismiss Reports Russia’s Top Militant Is Dead

Chechnya’s Moscow-backed leader said on Thursday he believed police had killed Russia’s most wanted man Doku Umarov, who has called for attacks on the Winter Olympics, but security sources suggested Umarov is still alive

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January 23, 2014

Rep. Keith Ellison’s Favorite Six Books

1. The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcolm X and Alex Haley (Ballantine, $8). This book set me on a path that I’m still walking today. I love how it describes Malcolm X’s continuous growth as a person: from poor black kid, to foster care, to street thug, to Black Nationalist, to Muslim, to humanitarian. […]

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January 23, 2014

Community News (V16-I5)

community news volume 16 issue 5

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January 23, 2014

Michigan Governor To Push Plan To Protect Detroit Art, Pensions: Court

(Reuters) – Michigan Governor Rick Snyder is set to announce “significant state participation” in a plan to aid Detroit’s art museum and public pensions, mediators said Wednesday, as the city works through its historic bankruptcy. The move by the state’s Republican governor comes after plans for state involvement first were reported in local media last […]

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January 23, 2014

A Blessed Night of Giving at the ICD; Syria: A Nation in Need

Fundraiser for Syria

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January 23, 2014

Advice Column: Honey, Good or Bad?

Question: Is it true honey is a bad sugar for you? I switched to zero calorie sweeteners instead…

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January 23, 2014

Making Things Worse in the Middle East

Over the past few months, the Middle East has become an even more violent place than usual.

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January 23, 2014

Iran’s International Position Hinges on Geneva II

Iran’s refusal to agree to terms that would grant it acceptance into the Geneva II summit is just the latest in a series of episodes that will determine Iran’s place in the international community.

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January 23, 2014

Pre-Trial for Tsarnaev Friends Proceeds

US prosecutors and defense attorneys for Dias Kadyrbayev, Azamat Tazhayakov and Robel Phillipos faced Judge Douglas Woodlock on January 15, 2014 at Moakely Federal Courthouse in Boston…

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January 23, 2014

China Urges Respect For Ethnic Traditions In Restive Xinjiang

Ethnic traditions in Xinjiang must be respected, the top official in the restive far western region of China said, despite criticism that government policies there unfairly target the Muslim Uighur ethnic community.

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January 23, 2014

Three Antipolio Workers Shot Dead In Pakistan

Police in Pakistan say gunmen have shot dead three health workers in the latest attack targeting teams carrying out polio vaccinations.

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January 23, 2014

The C.A.R.’s Sectarian Divide: What’s Behind It?

Analysts are looking into how this religious divide emerged and what can be done to overcome it.

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January 23, 2014

Economic Inequality Poses Major Risks to Human Progress, Says Report

Oxfam says that critical measures must be taken to curb excessive wealth disparity.

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January 23, 2014

The Return of Al-Qaeda

How did al-Qaeda, a tiny anti-Communist group in Afghanistan that had no more than 200 active members in 2001 become a supposed worldwide threat?

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January 23, 2014

Syrian Enemies May Discuss Prisoner Swaps Despite Talks Acrimony

Syria’s government and opposition, meeting for the first time, vented their mutual hostility on Wednesday…

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January 23, 2014

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