Megan Quellhorst

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2014 Midterm Elections Heat Up

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Democrats have held the majority in the Senate for almost eight years now, but as the November 2014 elections approach Republicans are feeling confident they can take it back. This week, we're taking a closer look at some of the 36 races heating up across the country. 

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Deadly Ebola Virus Reaches U.S. Physicians

Monday, July 28, 2014

Healthcare workers in some parts of Africa are now taking on two battles—the fight to control the growing threat of the Ebola virus, which has killed more than 670 people in four countries since March, and now armed youths who are threatening doctors who they believe are spreading the disease, not containing it.

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A Different Kind of Senate Candidate

Monday, July 28, 2014

Gil Fulbright may have is very own campaign bus, but Gil won’t be featured on the ballot come November, because he’s not even a real person. He’s a satirical character, a product of the bi-partisan organization Represent.Us, designed to highlight the corrupting influence of big money in politics.

 

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The Price of Chocolate is Rising

Monday, July 28, 2014

Earlier this year, we reported that shortages of limes, avocados, and pork have sent prices of margaritas, guacamole, and bacon sky high. And now the unthinkable: Mars and Hershey have announced that they will be increasing the prices of chocolate products price by seven and eight percent, respectively. How will we cope?

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Tax Dodgers: U.S. Fears Firms Who Flee America

Thursday, July 24, 2014

A trend is catching hold among large corporations in the United Sates and it's consequences could be devastating for the corporate tax base. U.S. companies are increasingly deciding to relocate overseas to cut their tax bills. 

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When the Skies Are Too Dangerous to Fly

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Less than a week after a Malaysia Airlines flight was shot out of the sky over a conflict zone in Ukraine, the FAA announced that no U.S. flights would be allowed to fly to Israel for a period of 24 hours after a rocket attack near Tel Aviv. What happens when the airspace becomes a war zone? 

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In Russia, Propaganda Mounts Around MH17 Crash

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

In Russia, media coverage of the Malaysia Airlines crash is miles away from the way the situation is being depicted in the West. Kevin F. Platt talks about the role of Russian propaganda, and Dmitry Babich gives the perspective from Moscow.

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Gov. Perry Deploys 1,000 Troops to the Border

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Texas Governor Rick Perry announced plans to dispatch 1,000 National Guard troops to the Rio Grande Valley. The news comes amid the continued surge of child immigrants from Central America. In recent days, Perry has spoken about taking matters into his own hands if President Obama doesn’t act.

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Obama: What Are Russian Separatists Hiding?

Monday, July 21, 2014

Of the 298 people aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, the Netherlands paid the greatest price, losing 193 of its people. Joining The Takeaway from the Netherlands to weigh in is Pieter Feith, a Dutch diplomat.

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The Militarism That Led to World War I

Thursday, July 17, 2014

In the decades before World War I, the mass production of weaponry capable of damage and death on an unprecedented scale was developed. As a result, European militaries grew in size and influence, and took on an expanded role in civilian governments.

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A Solution to the Child Migrant Crisis?

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

When it comes to the child migrants crisis, it seems that the narrative of political dysfunction continues in Washington D.C. But in fact, behind the theatrics, there are promising indications that a bipartisan deal is possible. 

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Tensions Between Israel & Hamas Escalate

Monday, July 14, 2014

Rockets are being fired into Israel from Gaza—a response to Israeli air strikes that have continued unabated since last week. According to new reports, a drone fired from Gaza was shot down by Israel. Israel says Hamas has no interest in reaching peace.

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A Template for Tolerance: A Church, Mosque, and Synagogue Under One Roof

Thursday, July 10, 2014

A project called "House of One" will make religious history as the first building to house a church, mosque, and synagogue under one roof. The project aims to promote religious tolerance by providing a space where the three monotheistic religions worship separately but also learn from each other. The building, which will be constructed in Berlin by 2018, will also include a shared space where all three faiths -- and anyone from the public -- come together for dialogue and exchange.

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Nikki Giovanni on Langston Hughes' 'Conversation With the Future'

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

In a speech aired on WNYC in 1957, poet and civil rights icon Langston Hughes grappled with finding an authentic American voice in the face of prejudice.

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Crystal Miller: 28 Years Old and Battling Breast Cancer

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Crystal Miller was just 27-years-old when she felt a lump in her breast that turned out to be cancerous. But despite the diagnosis, Crystal remains the same young, bright New York woman she was before she got the news. Crystal's story is one we will be following for the next six months. To get involved in the conversation join our group on Facebook, Under Her Skin.

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Afghanistan's New President: One Election - Two Winners?

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

In Afghanistan, what appears to be widespread election fraud is causing new complications for the U.S. at a critical turning point for American involvement there. After a former World Bank official Ashraf Ghani was declared the winner of a run-off presidential election by million votes, his opponent, ex-foreign minister Abdullah Abdullah, charged that the election was rigged.

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Was the World Cup Worth It for Brazil?

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Yesterday was a tough day for Brazil. Team Brazil lost to Germany 1-7 in The World Cup semi-finals. After such a defeat, and such expenditures, was the World Cup worth it for Brazil?

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Texas Bishop: We Contribute to Child Migrant Crisis

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Bishop Mark Seitz's El Paso diocese cares for many of the undocumented youths who have fled violence and poverty in their home countries, and he's been thrust into the middle of the national immigration debate.

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Soviet Spy Secrets Revealed

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

In 1992, KGB officer Vasili Mitrokhin released thousands of original documents to England in one of the biggest intelligence leaks in history — a veritable who's who of Soviet spying — and they have now been made public after being held in secret for two decades.

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Dr. Who Fans: Look Away Now

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

When we last left Doctor Who he had regenerated yet again from a young man, played by actor Matt Smith, to someone much older, but just as dashing. The season premiere is set for August 23rd, but much to the chagrin of the good Doctor's ardent fans, scripts from the first five episodes of the new season were leaked this week. 

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