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Race Relations Influence Some Teens’ Roommate Choices

As nearly 10 million girls around the country head into their freshman year of college this month, many will have to contend with living away from home and with strangers for the first time. One of the issues they might have to deal with are prejudices and insecurities (both their own and others) as they navigate living with a roommate, …

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Sputnik – US Blocks Moscow’s Statement at UNSC on Shelling of Russian Embassy in Syria

The United States blocked at the United Nations Security Council Russia’s statement on the shelling of its embassy in Damascus, Syria that took place on Monday, the representative of Russia’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations told RIA Novosti. “[The statement] was actually blocked by the US delegation, which tried to add extraneous elements in a standard in such cases text,” the permanent mission statement said. “The British and Ukrainians clumsily …

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Dave Lindorff – 8 years of change, but not much hope: President Obama’s Crappy Legacy

Barack Obama came into the White House on a wave of passionate new voters, many of them black or young and white, becoming the nation’s first black president and promising a new era of “hope and change.” Eight years later, as he is preparing to exit the White House, he leaves behind considerable wreckage, disappointment and a legacy of death …

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Project Censored – 10.04.16

Peter and Mickey spend the hour in discussion with Mark Crispin Miller, NYU professor and media critic. Their conversation included both critiques of corporate media’s recent performance (such as its coverage of the presidential campaign), and also ongoing developments that threaten freedom of the press and of thought (for example, the engagement of big PR firms by federal agencies).

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Prof. John McMurtry – Joining the Dots: Why the Establishment Hates Donald Trump

On the face of it, Trump is Reagan on steroids. His towering size, his nativist US supremacism, his down-home talk, and  his reality-show confidence make him ideal for the role of bullying and big lies from the oval office.  He is America come to meet itself in larger-than-life image to rejuvenate it as its pride slips away in third-world conditions …

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Mohammad Javad Zarif: Let Us Rid the World of Wahhabism

Tehran — Public relations firms with no qualms about taking tainted petrodollars are experiencing a bonanza. Their latest project has been to persuade us that the Nusra Front, Al Qaeda’s affiliate in Syria, is no more. As a Nusra spokesman toldCNN, the rebranded rebel group, supposedly separated from its parent terrorist organization, has become “moderate.” Thus is fanaticism from the Dark Ages …

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Pam Martens and Russ Martens – The Untold Story of 9/11: Bailing Out Alan Greenspan’s Legacy

Today marks the 15th Anniversary of the tragic events of September 11, 2001 and yet the American public remains in the dark about critical details of hundreds of billions of dollars of financial dealings by the Federal Reserve in the days, weeks and months that followed 9/11. What has also been lost in the official 9/11 Commission Report, Congressional hearings and …

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Project Censored – 09.13.16

In recognition of the 15th anniversary of the September 11 attacks, today’s guest is Tony Rooke,
producer of the recent documentary “Incontrovertible.” The film focuses on the question,
why did World Trade Center Building 7 fall, when it was not struck by a plane?
“Incontrovertible” also is unique among 9/11 documentaries in that most of the individuals in the film
are emergency responders – firefighters or police.

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White House: Obama will veto 9/11 bill

President Obama will veto legislation allowing the families of 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia in U.S. courts, the White House said Monday. “That is still the plan. The president does plan to veto this legislation,” press secretary Josh Earnest told reporters. “I do anticipate the president will veto the legislation when it is presented to him. It hasn’t been presented …

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Obama extends post-9/11 state of national emergency for 16th year

WASHINGTON — The post-9/11 state of national emergency — declared by President George W. Bush three days after the 2001 terrorist attacks — will continue through the end of the Obama presidency. President Obama has extended Bush’s Proclamation 7463 for the 16th consecutive year, giving him broad powers over the organization of the military for at least another year. Among them: the ability to call up the …