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21st Century Legislators Needed For Equal Internet Access

The U.S. needs leaders who “get” the tech industry.

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Opinion: The Terrorist Mastermind And His Bookshelf

President Obama sits in the Situation Room during the Osama bin Laden raid.
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Bin Laden’s book collection hints at the terrorist leader’s worldview, but also raises more questions.

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Labor History In 2:00

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Matewan miners took up arms in 1920.

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Presidents and Their Bases Don’t Always Sing The Same Song

Obama and his Democratic base are a prime example.

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Questions Amtrak Should Answer

We need less politics and just the facts. The American people, and the families of those killed in the horrific train derailment deserve nothing less.

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America Needs Cures To High Health Costs

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We need cures and we need prevention. Congress needs to support this

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Clinton’s Battle With Cultural and Financial Elitism

She must prove to voters that despite her recent fortune, she is still the same woman who grew up in a middle-class household.

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Baltimore Needs Haley Barbour

Barbour could move Baltimore ahead.

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Do Millennials Hold the Key In 2016?

This year, the “millennial generation” has surpassed the “baby boomers” in pure size.

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Grateful To Be An American

Ellen Ratner contrasts benefits of West with struggles of developing nations

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Pentgon Announces Laboratory Review After 9 Live Anthrax Shipments

The Department is also working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in their investigation of the shipments.

The World in 2:00 – May 29, 2015

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The founder of the Silk Road is sentenced to life in prison, and an American firm helps bridge a major gap in the delivery of humanitarian aid.

Report: Hastert Paid Individual to Conceal “Sexual Misconduct”

The Los Angeles Times reports that an, “official confirmed that the misconduct involved sexual abuse.”

Defense Secretary Joins Facebook

Carter is the first Defense chief to join Facebook.

‘Freedom of Speech Rally Round II’ Scheduled Near Phoenix Mosque

The anti-Islam rally is encouraging participants to come with weapons and draw negative images of the Prophet Muhammad, like the original event that resulted in a gun fight

NYT Editorial Board: Let The Patriot Act Expire

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“The looming expiration of a handful of provisions of the Patriot Act, which gave federal authorities vast surveillance powers, has stirred a long-overdue debate over the proper balance between investigative tactics in national security cases and civil liberties,” the editorial board wrote.