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Defeating Islamic State by example
News ImageIn a highly symbolic victory against Islamic State (ISIS) last week, the US military helped liberate the groups de facto capital of Raqqa after a four-month battle. Once a thriving Syrian city of more than 200,000 people, however, Raqqa today has been reduced to rubble while most residents have fled. Now the United States and its allies are asking: Can Raqqa be restored, perhaps even made into a symbol of peace in the Middle East?
Mon, 23 Oct 2017 15:18:02 -0400
After Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas grapples with how to heal together
News ImageA wellness counselor for HIV-positive individuals at a Las Vegas nonprofit, Mr. Mendoza focused on his clients needs in the days following theOct. 1 tragedy, when Stephen Paddock opened fire on a crowd attending a concert outside Mandalay Bay. The massacre in Las Vegas was among the deadliest mass shootings in US history, with 59 people killed. Often we frame [mental health] as looking at what happens to individuals, says Arthur Evans Jr., chief executive officer of the American Psychological Association (APA).
Mon, 23 Oct 2017 15:16:06 -0400
Abe win points to continued pressure on N. Korea and Japan's pacifist Constitution
News ImageIt was the kind of reassurance many people in Japan had wanted to hear: tough, but not bellicose. When the North Koreans hurled another missile over Japan a month later, Prime Minister Abe issued another strong rebuke.Meanwhile, his approval rating rose to 50 percent, rebounding from a record low in July after a series of domestic scandals. Recommended: Think you know Japan?
Mon, 23 Oct 2017 13:52:30 -0400
Bewildered by US Congresss apathy on mass shootings, Why US Congress will not pass gun laws, Myanmars openness to a Rohingya return is the first step, Saudi Arabias female driving ban lift is a smokescreen, Catalonia crackdown is democracys slow death
News ImageAround the world, people are aghast at the latest atrocity in the US..., writes Mark Kenny. The Las Vegas mass shooting is the worst in US history.... If ... Sandy Hook ... didnt shake the polity free from ... the National Rifle Association, then this ... wont.... To the Western world, the great republic is the apex of economic and strategic power. In the wake of the Las Vegas massacre, theres a lot of talk in Washington about not politicizing this horror..., writes Lawrence Martin.
Sat, 21 Oct 2017 06:00:04 -0400
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