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Wednesday, May 01, 2013

A member of the Free Syrian Army holds a burning portrait of embattled President Bashar al-Assad. (Getty)

With 70,000 Syrians Dead, Why are Chemical Weapons the Game Changer? | Chemical Weapons in Syria: Israel Responds | The Medical Ethics of Force-Feeding Guantanamo Hunger Strikers | A Royal Example | The Newest Fight Over Wounded Knee, South Dakota | Hope that the Tragedy in Bangladesh Will Inspire Change

With 70,000 Syrians Dead, Why are Chemical Weapons the Game Changer?

President Obama says the United States will not intervene in Syria unless there is clear evidence that chemical weapons have been used by the Assad regime. But with already 70,000 peo...

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Chemical Weapons in Syria: Israel Responds

As Syria’s neighbor to the South, Israelis have their sights trained on the border. Yesterday, President Obama confirmed that chemical weapons are being used in Syria, but even with t...

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The Medical Ethics of Force-Feeding Guantanamo Hunger Strikers

This week a large team of “medical reinforcements” including Navy nurses, corpsmen, and specialists, were deployed to Guantanamo Bay as a response to the ongoing inmate hunger strike....

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A Royal Example

This week, the beloved Dutch Queen Beatrix abdicated her throne to make room for her son, Willem-Alexander. In a ceremony outside the royal palace attended by tens of thousands of peo...

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Hope that the Tragedy in Bangladesh Will Inspire Change

History is being made in the nation of Bangladesh this week. In response to the garment factory collapse last week, representatives from major retailers convened in Frankfurt, Germany...

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The Latest Fight Over Wounded Knee, South Dakota

The location of an infamous massacre in 1890, and a violent standoff in 1973, has again become the subject of introspection and dispute, as the land of Wounded Knee, South Dakota - wh...

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