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Friday, October 11, 2013

3rd Review Conference of the Chemical Weapons Convention. This is a painting by an Iranian chemical weapons victim. (OPCW/flickr)

House Inches Toward Debt Ceiling Compromise | Nobel Prize Awarded to Chemical Weapons Watchdog | U.S. Aid to Egypt: A Tricky Triangle with Israel | New Movie Releases: 'Captain Phillips' and 'Machete Kills' | Chief Mate Shane Murphy Shares His Take on "Captain Phillips" | What Happens When 90% of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission is Furloughed? | Senate Chaplain Preaches Compromise During Shutdown

House Inches Toward Debt Ceiling Compromise

It’s day 11, and there finally seems to be a breakthrough in the impasse in Washington. House Speaker John Boehner pitched a short term debt-cap increase yesterday, an offer that coul...

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HRW: Hundreds of Civilians Caught in Line of Fire by Syrian Rebels

A new report released today by Human Rights Watch shows that hundreds of civilians have been caught in the line of fire by Syrian Rebels. Armed opposition groups in Syria killed at le...

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2013 Nobel Peace Prize Awarded to Chemical Weapons Watchdog

The Norwegian Nobel Committee has awarded the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW). "Recent events in Syria, where chemical weapon...

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U.S. Aid to Egypt: A Tricky Triangle with Israel

This week, the Obama Administration announced that the U.S. would freeze some of its aid to Egypt, withholding several pieces of weaponry and $260 million in aid. The country has depe...

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New Movie Releases of The Week: 'Captain Phillips' and 'Machete Kills'

This week, two big releases allow movie lovers to enjoy real and fictional heroes and villains. For reality lovers, there's "Captain Phillips" and for lovers of fiction, there's "Mach...

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Chief Mate Shane Murphy Shares His Take on "Captain Phillips"

This weekend’s big film release celebrates the heroism of Captain Richard Phillips, who commandeered the Maersk Alabama in 2009—until it was invaded by armed Somali pirates. During th...

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Senate Chaplain Preaches Compromise, Forgiveness During Shutdown

As Congress negotiates with President Barack Obama, and thousands of furloughed federal workers anxiously await a return to the office, Senate Chaplain Barry Black counsels compromise...

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