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From Global Public Square Sat Nov 22 2014, 22:21:20

Watch "Fareed Zakaria GPS," Sundays at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. ET on CNN On GPS this Sunday: First, Fareed offers his take on how despite the gloomy mood among many voters at this month's midterm elections, the United States might be well-placed for success moving forward. "If one looks at the rest of the [...]

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From Emergent Africa Sat Nov 22 2014, 18:52:00

Rachel P. Doyle in the NYTimes:

On a recent Sunday evening, a stylish audience in their 20s packed Mama's Kitchen, a wood-and-glass lounge on the fourth floor of an otherwise closed shopping center near the Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia's capital. They were there to hear an adventurous young pianist, Samuel Yirga, as he careened between free jazz, études, R&B and the popular local style known as Ethio-jazz, a bewitching genre that fuses jazz with traditional Ethiopian musicAn emergent scene:

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From DipNote: Latest Stories Sat Nov 22 2014, 18:30:54

This week a year ago, I was in the Philippines, flying with the USAID Disaster Assistance Response Team in a C-130 to Tacloban in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan (known locally as Yolanda).

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From Global development | The Guardian Sat Nov 22 2014, 17:00:05

International talks in Paris in 2015 could see the world's nations agree to limit global warming to a rise of 2C. Actually achieving that target will require huge commitments - not least by developed nations Continue reading...

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From Foreign Policy Sat Nov 22 2014, 16:03:59

Thailand under military rule may look calm. But big changes are coming, whether the generals like it or not.

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From Foreign Policy Sat Nov 22 2014, 16:02:45

Leaders in countries of the former USSR are increasingly driving their best and brightest into emigration. No one wins.

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From the Whinery Sat Nov 22 2014, 15:30:13

Really, the title of this post should be harissa roasted sweet potatoes, wild rice, arugula and lemony tahini dressing with marmite cashews, because these are the components in this delightful fall time salad, but obviously that is too long a title. Sweet potatoes, harissa, tahini, lemons, wild rice, cashews...all together sounds a tad complicated but [...]

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From ThinkProgress Sat Nov 22 2014, 14:38:07

The latest report, released Friday, does little to back up Republicans' suspicion of negligence, and it finds no intelligence failure on the part of the CIA.

The post GOP-Commissioned Benghazi Report Debunks GOP Conspiracy Theories About Benghazi appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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From Shadow and Act Sat Nov 22 2014, 14:20:28

To say that visual installation artist Kara Walker loves controversy and to rile people up is stating the obvious. Her work challenges preconceived notions and ideas about black stereotypes and imagery with very strong political and historical themes. And it's no mistake that her works can be very disturbing and uncomfortable to experience. But perhaps no work of hers has caused more heated discussion, both pro and con and controversy, than her recent work entitled "A Subtlety, or the Marvelous Sugar Baby." A massive sculpture made from 30 tons of sugar, it was on display in an abandoned Domino Sugar Factory in Brooklyn this past summer. The work was a...

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From ThinkProgress Sat Nov 22 2014, 13:48:29

A recent poll found that 77 percent of white evangelical Protestants attributed recent natural disasters to biblical "end times" and just 49 percent pointed to climate change.

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