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Meet the Tea House that Was a Hub for Suruc Bomber & Other ISIS Recruits in Turkey
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  White-on-black Islamic calligraphy still adorns the establishment that the so-called Islamic State used to recruit fighters and bombers in this town in southeast Turkey. Known as the Islamic Tea House, it was a hub for bearded men in tunics, wh...
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  It will not be news to 41 million Americans that this nation is in the middle of a student debt crisis. That's the number of people burdened by student loan payments. But many people, including many student debt holders, may be surprised to lear...
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Children Who Participate In Organized Sports Are Often More Disciplined In The Classroom Than Their Peers

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  Parents in the United States have to wrestle with a difficult decision when it comes to signing their children up for organized sports. Before ultimately making this decision, it’s best they consider the pros and cons of joining organized sports...
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8 Stupidest Economic Ideas GOP Presidential Candidates Are Hearing from Their Experts

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  There's an old saying going back to the Reagan years: “personnel is policy.” It means that the sort of advisers and staff public officials surround themselves with are key indicators of the sort of policy regimes they will put into place. The N...
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UK child poverty rising as government seeks cuts to tax credits

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  Child poverty remained at a high of 2.3 million in 2014, according to the latest figures released by the Institute of Fiscal Studies, reversing the fall in child poverty between the late 1990s and 2010. The Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) pre...
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Russian president to Turkish ambassador: "tell your dictator President he can go to hell along with his ISIS terrorists, I will make Syria a 'Big Stalingrad' for him!"
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  The Moscow Times-- The Russian president Vladimir Putin broke the accepted diplomatic protocols and has personally summoned the Turkish ambassador to Moscow, Mr Ümit Yardim, and warned him that the Russian Federation shall sever the diplomatic r...
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Erdogan's Cynical Game: Is Turkey Creeping Toward Civil War?
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  Newal Bulut grew up in war, and now she fears it could return. She is a 27-year-old graphic designer from the predominantly Kurdish city of Diyarbakir in eastern Turkey. Sometimes she asks herself whether that night in June, when the pro-Kurdish...
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'My Father Tried to Give Me Up to ISIS', Iraqi Gay Student Speaks

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  A medical student from Iraq has opened up about how his parents were willing for him to be killed because he is gay. Taim, a 24-year-old who only survived by fleeing Iraq for the Lebanon, opened up in a candid interview with the BBC, saying his...
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Pentagon Fires Trans Troops in Secret and Keeps No Record

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  Marriage equality is the law of the land. And now, the push is on for the next frontier of civil rights—transgender rights, including the right to serve openly in the military. And yet, no one in the military even knows how many have been force...
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Overtime might save the middle class

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  The U.S. Department of Labor just proposed raising the overtime threshold – what you can be paid and still qualify to be paid “time-and-a-half” beyond 40 hours per week – from $23,600 a year to $50,400. This is a big deal. Some 5 million worker...
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Greek army and police prepare for street battles

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  Codenamed Nemesis, it makes provision for troops to patrol large cities if there is widespread and prolonged public disorder. Details of the plan emerged as polls showed the “yes” and “no” camps neck and neck. But many voters — asked to give t...
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