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Friday, February 6, 2015 - 2:45pm
ISIS Claims US Hostage Killed During Jordanian Bombing Raid in Syria
Though unsubstantiated, the Islamic State (ISIS) claimed on Friday that a female U.S. hostage, named as Kayla Jean Mueller, was killed in during a bombing raid on Syrian targets by the Jordanian military. As the Guardian reports : A statement posted on a website sometimes used by Isis fighters and...
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Tuesday, February 3, 2015 - 4:15pm
Video Purportedly Shows Jordanian Pilot Burned Alive By ISIS
A video released Tuesday purportedly depicts a 26-year-old Jordanian pilot, First Lt. Moaz al-Kasasbeh, burned alive by the so-called Islamic State or ISIS. The 20-minute-long footage includes clips directly referencing Jordanian involvement in the ongoing U.S.-led military operations against ISIS...
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Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 6:30am
Progressive Voices Cut Through Fog of Obama's State of the Union
President Obama delivered his sixth State of the Union address on Tuesday night to a packed audience inside the Capitol Building. Video and the text of his prepared speech follow. Alongside the text of the speech are reactions from dozens of progressive journalists, policy experts, and justice...
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Sunday, January 18, 2015 - 1:45pm
Scahill: White House Attempt to Control Who Journalists Source Is Assault on Press Freedoms
Though he readily acknowledged that the level of press freedom in the U.S. is not comparable to the repressive polices in countries like Russia and Turkey, investigative journalist Jeremy Scahill appeared on CNN's Reliable Sources on Sunday and argued that the U.S. government does have an openly "...
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Saturday, January 17, 2015 - 3:45pm
As Greek Elections Approach, Leftwing Syriza Increasing Its Lead: Poll
Ahead of national elections in Greece scheduled for January 25, new polls released on Friday and Saturday show the leftwing Syriza party continues to enjoy growing popularity, improving its lead over opposition parties, including those that make up the current ruling coalition. According to Reuters...
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Friday, January 9, 2015 - 11:15am
Suspected Gunmen Killed Amid Chaotic Scenes At French Hostage Sites
Update (4:30 pm): Jeremy Scahill of The Intercept reports that a source within al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula has provided the online publication with a full statement claiming responsibility for the attack against the offices of Charlie Hebdo in Paris. Earlier... News outlets reported gunshots...
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Wednesday, January 7, 2015 - 9:30am
NAACP Vows Not To Be Deterred After Bomb Detonates Outside Offices
A homemade bomb detonated on Tuesday at the NAACP chapter offices in Colorado Springs, Colorado, the FBI said. No deaths or injuries were reported. The explosion may have been intended to be bigger than it was. A gas can next to the bomb, which was set next to an exterior wall outside the NAACP...
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Wednesday, January 7, 2015 - 8:15am
12 Dead, Others Wounded After Gunmen Attack Offices of French Satirical Magazine
Twelve people are reportedly dead, with others wounded, after two gunmen stormed the offices of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris on Wednesday. Updates on Twitter: #CharlieHebdo #CharlieHebdo Tweets Early reports indicate that ten magazine staffers and two police officers who responded...
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Sunday, January 4, 2015 - 3:00pm
Edward Brooke, First Elected Black US Senator, Dies at 95
Edward Brooke, the Massachusetts Republican who was the first African-American U.S. Senator ever to be elected by the popular vote, died on Saturday at the age of 95. Ralph Neas, a former aide, confirmed that Brooke died of natural causes at his home in Coral Gables, Florida, with his family by his...
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Thursday, January 1, 2015 - 9:15pm
Mario Cuomo, Former New York Governor, Dies at 82
Former governor of New York Mario Cuomo, died on Thursday , New Years Day, at the age of eighty-two. Cuomo, who served three four-year terms as a Democratic and twice flirted with runs for president, died at his home in Manhattan according to reports and confirmation from the family. His death came...
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