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Gustavo Capdevila, Inter Press Service
Julian Assange, founder of Wikileaks, leaving Royal Court of Justice on July 13th, 2011. (Photo: acidpolly/cc/flickr)
There is a window of hope, thanks to a U.N. human rights body, for a solution to the diplomatic asylum of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, holed up in the embassy of Ecuador in London for the past two and a half years. Authorities in Sweden, which is seeking the Australian journalist’s extradition to face allegations of sexual assault, admitted...
Jon Queally, staff writer
Syriza, the new ruling party in control of the Greek government, revealed its...
Sarah Lazare, staff writer
A man comforts a wife of a killed civilian in shelling in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, Friday, Jan. 30, 2015. (Photo: AP/Vadim Braydov)
Numerous civilians are reported dead and wounded Friday from heavy fighting in...

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Chris Kyle's American Sniper, to one critic "an odious homage (to) wholesale slaughter," is everywhere. The film has made millions, the book tops bestseller lists, the media gears up for the trial of the vet who killed Kyle. For many, America's eagerness to lionize a guy who saw all his victims as "savages" while mouthing the mindless, jingoistic pieties of America's wars highlights the moral failings of the culture. His widow to the NRA: He was "an everyday man who loved his God and country."