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From Foreign Policy Tue Sep 23 2014, 18:21:20

Is the Khorasan Group as dangerous as the White House is making it out to be?

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From Shadow and Act Tue Sep 23 2014, 18:11:37

As usual.... To reiterate a suggestion I previously made, if you're a filmmaker/producer/distributor reading this, and your film is streaming on Netflix, please let me know. Netflix unfortunately doesn't have what I feel should be a more efficient search/sort method, and it can be quite a chore trying to find something worth watching. So, help me out if you can. The same goes for non-filmmakers. If you stumble across any titles that you think should be featured in this weekly series, let me know! But as usual... These aren't necessarily recommendations. Consider the list more of an FYI - films and TV shows we've talked about on this site, at one time or another,...

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From Foreign Policy Tue Sep 23 2014, 18:07:09

Haunting portraits of the victims of America's drone war in Pakistan.

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From Shadow and Act Tue Sep 23 2014, 17:24:50

WHAT: Starz, in an acquisition from Monterey Media, will exclusively debut the U.S. television premiere of the award-winning film, Half of a Yellow Sun, starring Emmy, Academy Award nominee and five-time Golden Globe nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor, on Sunday, September 28, 2014 at 10pm ET/PT on STARZ IN BLACK.  The film will also be available on the network's associated STARZ ON DEMAND and STARZ PLAY online services. Based on the award-winning novel by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Half of a Yellow Sun is a romantic drama set in the backdrop of 1960s Nigeria during the country's turbulent civil war. The film centers around the diverging destinies of...

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From ThinkProgress Tue Sep 23 2014, 17:17:53

Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn play Nic Pizzolatto's Latest Tough Heroes

The post How To Get Away With Being A Damaged White Man appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Tue Sep 23 2014, 16:53:23

Seated on a blanket flanking the hostage, the two hooded militants averted the gaze of the camera, cradling their assault rifles and staring down through most of the video clip.

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From ThinkProgress Tue Sep 23 2014, 16:51:31

The US is now almost in full compliance with the Mine Ban Treaty. Almost.

The post The United States Pledges To Give Up Landmines, Just Not Everywhere appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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From ONE Tue Sep 23 2014, 16:46:15

Actor Idris Elba told world leaders to take urgent action on Ebola from the Mashable Social Good Summit in New York City this week. His message is a part of a short crowdsourced film being sent to world leaders at the UN General Assembly. Idris put special emphasis on the Ebola crisis, which has claimed the lives of nearly 2,600 people....

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From ThinkProgress Tue Sep 23 2014, 16:37:35

The prime minister will continue to try to limit access for minors, however.

The post Spain Drops Its Effort To Roll Back Women's Abortion Rights appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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From Shadow and Act Tue Sep 23 2014, 16:24:27

Join Dr. Henry Lewis Gates, Jr., starting tonight (9/23 at 8pm), for a genealogical exploration, during the emotional season premiere of the hit PBS series "Finding Your Roots," which will feature Courtney B. Vance, Gloria Reuben and Stephen King, as they search for clues about their biological parents.  Every Tuesday from here-on, a new group of guests will discover their diverse histories, including actresses Angela Bassett and Khandi Alexander, actor Ben Affleck, journalist Anderson Cooper, tennis great Billie Jean King, and rapper Nas to name a few. Visit Thirteen.org to get a sneak-peak of upcoming episodes...

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