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Before you keep reading, let’s conduct an experiment. Open another page on your internet browser and type the word “Viet” into the search bar. What was the first term that came up from the autofill function?

It wasn’t “Vietnam”, was it? More than 40 years have passed since the end of the U.S. conflict with Vietnam, yet our old ghosts still linger, revealed in our internet algorithms. As Pulitzer Prize winning author Viet Thanh Nguyen stated, “Vietnam is a country and not a war,” a fact that many U.S. companies are learning as they seek out new export markets. We like to think that Vietnam is not a war and not just a country, but an opportunity -> http://goo.gl/hpjFcx.
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I see alot of "seafood" in big stores from Vietnam, i never buy, after all the chemicals we dumped there!!! All absorbs thru the skin of animals!! Good point on how it is shunned from society!
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The United States condemns in the strongest terms the vicious attack today in Kabul that killed dozens of Afghans and wounded many more. We send our deepest condolences to the loved ones of those killed and injured, and we offer President Ghani whatever assistance he may require as his government investigates and works to bring the murderers to justice.

The innocent victims today were, as President Ghani said, exercising nothing more than their constitutional right of peaceful demonstration. They were gathered together as free citizens, protected by brave security forces who also fell victim in the line of duty.

The killers responsible for this bloodshed do not represent the future for Afghanistan and will not prevail. Attacks like these only strengthen our resolve to continue our mission in Afghanistan and deepen our support for the people and Government there.

We will stand today, as we have stood for so many years, shoulder to shoulder with our Afghan partners and friends as they strive to bring peace, security, and prosperity to their country.

-- Assistant Secretary of State and Department Spokesperson John Kirby, July 23, 2016
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The United States condemns today’s attack in Munich, Germany. We offer our condolences to the families of the victims and wish a quick recovery for the many injured.

We are in close contact with German officials and stand ready to provide any and all assistance requested by our close friend and ally Germany in this time of crisis.

Emergency information for U.S. citizens in Germany can be found here: http://go.usa.gov/xrPSQ
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+KevyneShandris i agree 100%
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With tens of thousands of confirmed cases in the Americas, #Zika is a growing public health emergency in the Western Hemisphere and beyond. While we are harnessing all of our available resources to fight Zika here at home and abroad, we are also calling on communities, companies, and civil society to act now to build the global coalition required to beat Zika and the devastating birth defects it causes: http://goo.gl/Ul3UOB.
Here's how the Administration is working with private sector partners to fight the spread of Zika virus.
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We wouldn't have this problem if scientists were not playing God! These are Genetically modified mosquitos that were not supposed to be able to reproduce, however, after exposure to tetracycline they were capable of reproducing! So sick of of ignorant scientists!

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Recently, the U.S. government released our first report naming specific individuals and entities involved in serious human rights abuses and censorship in North Korea. The report is the culmination of many months of painstaking work and represents the U.S. government’s most comprehensive effort to date to name those responsible for or associated with the worst aspects of the North Korean government’s inhuman repression of its own people.

The release of these names, and accompanying sanctions designations by the Treasury Department, is another step in the Obama Administration’s effort to address the horrific human rights abuses committed by the regime. Over the last several years, we have been working hard to make this a central part of our DPRK policy, both because it’s the right thing to do and because it reinforces our broader goal of promoting peace and stability on the Korean peninsula: http://goo.gl/OUQM3O.
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Over $2 billion in new money has been pledged for the people of Iraq in response to Da’esh’s campaign of tyranny that has resulted in enormous suffering, deprivation, and devastation for the Iraqi people. To help address the grave conditions faced by those displaced in Iraq, the international community has surged forward to provide desperately needed humanitarian support such as food, water, and shelter for those in need, and to help create the conditions that will allow the safe and voluntary return of displaced families to liberated areas as quickly as possible. The foundations for long-term stability can be achieved if Iraq’s humanitarian crisis is alleviated and its citizens are able to return to their homes safely, with access to basic services, healthcare, and education, and hope for economic prosperity: http://goo.gl/dDMlqV.
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Tyranny, July 2016, A woman driving an SUV plate number 296 ZY7 Concord Avenue Cambridge Massachusetts was laughing hearing through illegal RNM technology about child abuse. During the time of the child abuse multiple assailants were laughing while the child was pushed down a flight of stairs in diapers. The innocent child had to signal sent to the motor cortex and caused the child to fall down a flight of stairs steeper than a 12-pitch. The assailants where laughing while the child was in the middle of falling down the stairs. Other assailants where laughing after the fact.
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Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi addresses U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry at the National Convention Center in Vientiane, Laos at the outset of a bilateral meeting on the sidelines the annual meeting of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry spoke with his German counterpart, Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier earlier today. He expressed his profound condolences over the attack yesterday in Munich and pledged any U.S. assistance to German authorities as they carry out their investigation. Secretary Kerry also conveyed our strong commitment to stand united with Germany against such acts of violence. He thanked the Foreign Minister for Germany's important role in the counter-ISIL coalition and for its generous contribution to last week's Iraq pledging conference.
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It's been a very sad week for many families ,, grief and sorrow ,, loss of love , May God bless everyone of them ,, I was at the Bottle Store today here in Glasgow , buying my favorite Chilean white ,,, and I was taken aback when the pretty blonde teenager cashier said to me regarding this horrific Islamic behaviour ,,,,, are they going to kill us as well ? ,,, well Department of State ,, how do we answer our Teenagers , maybe it's time our Governments realised that all young minds are thinking about these incidents , churches , Schools and Colleges need to adress these issues , dispel any fears that these young minds have been exposed to .
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Secretary of State John Kerry Travels to Vienna, Paris, Vientiane, and Manila, July 22-27, 2016

Secretary of State John Kerry travels to Vienna, Austria, on July 22 to join EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy and the U.S. Delegation in Vienna for the first day of high-level talks at the Extraordinary Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol.

The meeting is aimed at making progress on a hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) phasedown amendment for adoption later this year. Achieving such an amendment would build upon the climate change success achieved last year in Paris, and is one of the most consequential and cost-effective actions the global community can take this year to combat climate change.

Secretary Kerry will then travel to Paris, France, from July 22 to meet with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to discuss ongoing efforts to advance a two state solution.

The Secretary will travel to Vientiane, Laos, from July 25-26 to participate in the ASEAN Regional Forum, the East Asia Summit Foreign Ministers Meeting, the ASEAN-U.S. Ministerial Meeting, and the Lower Mekong Initiative Ministerial Meeting. At these ASEAN meetings the Secretary will discuss the region’s security architecture and shared transnational challenges including maritime security, Illegal, Unregulated and Unreported fishing, the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, and the South China Sea.

Next, Secretary Kerry will visit Manila, Philippines, from July 26-27, where he will meet with President Rodrigo Duterte and Secretary of Foreign Affairs Perfecto Yasay to discuss the full range of our cooperation with the new administration.

Follow Secretary Kerry on his trip: https://goo.gl/G8p1XI.
U.S. Secretary Kerry Travels to Vienna, Paris, Vientiane, and Manila July 22-27
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Dean Karnazes is no stranger to long-distance running or adventure. He once ran 50 marathons in 50 states in 50 consecutive days. Yet, when the State Department approached him to run more than 350 miles across Central Asia, he had some initial hesitation. “I had never been to these three countries before and had no idea what kind of support there would be for a run of this magnitude,” Dean admitted.

After a few discussions, Dean was more than interested and agreed to participate in this strenuous program as a Sports Envoy. Over the course of 12 days in June and July, he took on the “Silk Road Ultramarathon,” covering 525 kilometers between Tashkent, Uzbekistan, through Bishkek, Kyrgy Republic, and ending in Almaty, Kazakhstan. The distance of 525 kilometers was chosen as the three countries are all part of the C5 countries, and 2016 marks the 25th anniversary of these countries’ independence from the former Soviet Union: http://goo.gl/KNasE7.
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Yesterday at the U.S. Department of State, Secretary Kerry and U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter hosted foreign and defense ministers of the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL for a joint ministerial plenary in Washington, DC.: http://goo.gl/QW5X4l.

Photos from the ministerial can be viewed here: https://goo.gl/aXf6jX.
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Listen asshole ,, we Catholics , Protestants , Jews , Hindus , Sihks , Buddists even athiests don't go around murdering civilians ,blowing up planes , car bombs , kidnappings , extortion , executions , trying to bullshit , troll the net , Normal Human beings don't commit suicide , they're usually mentally ill ,,, which says a lot about Islamists , you're laws are stone age ,, raping little girls , hanging people from Cranes , setting fire to Christians , beheading Christians , yeah , Islam the Religion of pieces of bodies and lost lives , and the stone cold Reality is , you lot don't need any invasion whatsoever , you have a Book that allows self destruction , kill kill and keep killing non believers , Western Nations just need to realise this , step back and watch the fireworks , all Christian Nations just need to step back , we don't need Nothing from Muslims or the Middle East , very simple , m8 
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"We’re all aware of the terrible attacks that have taken place in recent weeks perpetrated by Daesh directly, others by some people who claim to have been inspired by Daesh. But these savage assaults against civilians, against innocent women, men, children, against people of different nationalities, different religions – these are exactly why this coalition came together and it is why this coalition is united and determined in our efforts to defeat Daesh and end this upheaval in our lives and in the order and structure that we have all worked so hard to achieve since the end of a World War." -U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry: http://goo.gl/QjY2C7
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