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From ThinkProgress Thu Oct 23 2014, 12:39:37

Yvonne Dean asked the party to take down an ad that showed her murdered grandson, saying it crossed the line.

The post Minnesota GOP Rejects Grandmother's Request To Pull Attack Ad Featuring Her Murdered Grandson appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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From Project Syndicate RSS-Feed Thu Oct 23 2014, 12:30:18

The fulfillment of policy rules in the eurozone appears to be impossible without growth, but growth appears to be impossible without breaking the rules. With all of the rules pointing toward recession, how can Europe boost recovery?

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From The Official Blog of Amb. David H. Shinn Thu Oct 23 2014, 12:26:00

Pambazuka News published on 23 October 2014 a commentary titled "South Sudan Peace Talks: Possibility of Re-locating to South Sudan?" by Josephine Chandiru Drama, a fellow at the African Leadership Centre/Kings College London.  She concludes that the current IGAD process in Addis Ababa is inadequate and the peace talks should go to South Sudan. 

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From ThinkProgress Thu Oct 23 2014, 12:25:04

This group wants African Americans to think that immigration reform will take their jobs away.

The post Fake 'Progressive' Group Pits Blacks Against Immigrants In Nasty TV Ad appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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From ThinkProgress Thu Oct 23 2014, 12:20:46

After blocking Surgeon General nominee, a GOP Congressman demands to know why he hasn't been appointed to lead the nation's Ebola response.

The post Proof That The GOP's Effort To Politicize Ebola Makes No Sense appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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From Welcome to Asmarino Independent. Thu Oct 23 2014, 12:13:01

These collections of short stories, under the title BROKEN BRIDGES, were written back in 2003. They will be re-posted here on asmarino website in the coming weeks and months - one at a time.

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From Shadow and Act Thu Oct 23 2014, 12:03:01

Will Smith and James Lassiter's Overbrook Entertainment are teaming up with Fox for a half-hour comedy TV series based on Mr Smith's 2005 box office hit romcom "Hitch."  The TV version is being pitched as a "workplace comedy that explores dating and sexual politics." Smith and wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, will executive produce the project along with James Lassiter, Caleeb Pinkett, Deborah Kaplan and Harry Elfont. Kaplan and Elfont will pen the script. As for casting, we'll have to wait to find out. No announcement on that yet. Although I seriously doubt that Will plans to reprise his role for the small screen. Whether one should even expect a similar...

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From Project Syndicate RSS-Feed Thu Oct 23 2014, 12:00:21

Both neo-Keynesians and supply-siders have tried and failed to overcome the high-income economies' persistently weak performance in recent years. It is time for a new approach, one based on sustainable, investment-led growth.

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From Columbia Journalism Review Thu Oct 23 2014, 12:00:00

By Chris Ip Gamergate is "a heated debate over journalistic integrity, the definition of video games and the identity of those who play them" according to CNN.  It is "a movement of sorts," says The New Yorker. Its focal point is reported as a critique of ethics in video games media or as a relentless campaign of harassment towards women. ...

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From ThinkProgress Thu Oct 23 2014, 11:59:55

A temperature increase of one degree Celsius could deliver a 20 percent increase in civil conflict in Africa, and a one percent increase in interpersonal conflicts in the United States.

The post How 55 Different Studies Say There's A Real Link Between Climate Change And Rising Violence appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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