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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier each extolled the value of the two NATO allies' work together on issues such as Iran and Israeli-Palestinian violence.
VIENNA (AP) — The United States and Germany put a brave face on an escalating espionage dispute, stressing on Sunday the importance of their cooper
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This just goes to show how much control the US has over the German government.

If Germany is so lacking in independence from the US, then its fair to presume that the governments of most of Europe are controlled by the US government too; as are all of the Echelon countries. 

The US government is in turn controlled by US corporations and financial institutions. 

Consequently an unelected wealthy power elite already likely control the actions of many, if not most of the leaders of the western world.

So much for the illusion of democracy.
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In the end, LeBron Jamese chose the Cleveland Cavaliers over re-signing with the Miami Heat. "I looked at other teams, but I wasn't going to leave Miami for anywhere except Cleveland," he said to Sports Illustrated. "The more time passed, the more it felt right. This is what makes me happy."
CLEVELAND (AP) — If LeBron James was going to win another NBA title, heal broken hearts and continue building his legacy, he knew there was only on
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Nothing wrong with him going home
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"If it had been 2 centimeters to the center...," Brazilian striker Neymar said of the hit that broke his vertebra and ended his World Cup stint. "I could be in a wheelchair."
BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Neymar became emotional when talking Thursday about the injury that ruled him out of the World Cup, saying that if the knee
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it's like mortal combat out there. finish him!
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Testimony released Wednesday underscored a key detail that sometimes has been lost in the debate over the deadly dawn assault on a CIA complex in Benghazi, Libya: that the attacks were two distinct events over two days on two different buildings, perhaps by unrelated groups.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Well-trained attackers executed the deadly dawn assault on a CIA complex in Benghazi, Libya, suggesting different perpetrators fr
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A test measuring how well teens around the world understand financial decisions, like how to choose a loan or analyze prices to figure out the best value, found that many don't meet basic guidelines for financial literacy.
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I find when I discuss these things w/most of our recent public school graduates ... they gloss over.  No concept.  I even try to take it down to "how much do you need to make to get an apartment, pay utilities, put food on the table and such ... again ... glossing over.  I hope those degrees in Medieval Romanian Literature get them the high paying jobs they are hoping for.
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Greyhound racing's decline began years ago with the spread of casino-style gambling. To appease track operators, states gave them fat subsidies from the new gambling revenue. But betting on live racing has fallen from almost $1 billion in 1990 to $258 million last year in Florida, home to 12 of the 21 tracks that regularly hold live dog races in the U.S. http://apne.ws/1mHZfsU
MIAMI (AP) — A mural-sized photograph at Flagler Dog Track celebrates the good old days, decades gone: Men and women in their finest clothes lean a
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These dogs running around in circles are the key to educating our children.
Surely.

I find the whole gamboling-to-teach-kids-lessons thing absurd.

Making casino gamblers pay casinos to pay dog tracks to pay the few track racer's winnings, if anyone wins those, is absurd too.

It's like saying to iTunes customers, well, we need to hit you with a surcharge because vinyl records are old and people don't want to buy them anymore.

Except with the change that most people buying songs at iTunes wouldn't be getting any song in any form, most of the time they paid for some.

This is a terrible way to teach children what it means to be smart, except by inverse examples.
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Anybody home? Exodus from Niue, other Pacific islands raises prospect of vanishing cultures: http://apne.ws/U1qbqM
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Welcome to Barack Obama's split-screen presidency. On one side: a confident Obama making campaign-style stops around the country and ridiculing his political opponents. On the other side: an unpopular president hobbled by gridlock on Capitol Hill and vexing foreign policy crises. http://apne.ws/1mrtkvN
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Lmao those days of the past are what made us great. This so called new truth is nothing but lies.
New truths are only needed when the feeble no longer follows.

We will fight for the future, and our grandparents and parents past will be remembered.
For every action there's a reaction.
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"North Korea's Mata Hari" didn't lead the life of post-espionage glamour afforded to other retired spies. The 40-year-old single mother scrapes by, unable to find even the most menial job because of her notorious past.
GUNPO, South Korea (AP) — Once their espionage cases are resolved, some former North Korean spies find that life in the South can be pretty good.
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This week's collection of top photos includes a bullfighter gored during the San Fermin festival in Spain; a 5-year-old Bosnia Muslim girl paying respect near the coffin of her uncle on the anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre; fireworks over Manhattan on July 4; and aftermath from an Israeli missile strike in the Jabaliya refugee camp in the Gaza Strip.
Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have m
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Where is the line to disqualify someone from the voting booth because of a cognitive or developmental impairment? A Voting Rights Act complaint to be filed with the U.S. Justice Department by the Disability and Abuse Project argues that intellectual and developmental disabilities are not automatic barriers to voting.
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I am saying the process is fake, the voting happens, the people are elected, they do some work, but the real changes people want to see, the real problems we face, are not getting fixed because there is an oligarchy pulling the strings and manipulating the process. They do so with great expertise and fixing problems won't come in a ballot box. Especially not the insane system used in your country. It's bad enough in mine where one person is supposed to represent directly for their voters but you've got so many houses and selection processes it's downright absurd. it's like electing a king to excoriate for 8 years while attempting to rein in the corporations who really rule.
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This photo essay follows marijuana from first planting at Sea of Green's operation to its arrival at Top Shelf Cannabis in Bellingham, a 95-mile drive north:
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You are right, those prices need to go down.
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