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Obama gets thumbs up from U.N. council on Iran Deal

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In a unanimous vote today that surprised absolutely no one, the U.N. Security Council endorsed President Obama’s Iran nuclear weapons agreement even before Congress votes on the deal. While the President argues that the implementation of the deal won’t start for another 90 days, many in Congress believe Obama is bypassing the legislative branch of the government in order to guarantee a ...

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Why U.S. companies can’t find skilled workers

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U.S. companies are reporting that they are increasingly struggling to find workers with the proper skills for the labor market, suggesting a serious problem with the American education system. The National Association for Business Economics’ latest business conditions survey showed that more than one third of those polled reported that their companies were unable to find workers with appropriate skills. ...

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Animated Flyover of Pluto’s Icy Mountain and Plains [Video]

Pluto Flyover

This simulated flyover of Pluto’s Norgay Montes (Norgay Mountains) and Sputnik Planum (Sputnik Plain) was created from New Horizons closest-approach images. Norgay Montes have been informally named for Tenzing Norgay, one of the first two humans to reach the summit of Mount Everest. Sputnik Planum is informally named for Earth’s first artificial satellite. The images were acquired by the Long ...

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Crap that pissed me off this week (op-ed?)

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I am usually constrained by the limits on my time as an editor-in-chief with many contributions to review. Friday night .. not so much. These are in no certain order of importance – just as I felt like writing about them. Be forewarned – you will not agree with me on everything, or anything – this is about starting conversation (please comment ...

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Kerry on Iran Hostages: We raised the issue

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Secretary of State John Kerry is fighting back claims that he failed to negotiate strongly-enough for the release of four Americans being held by Iran. In an MSNBC interview, Kerry said that he brought it up several times in the last few weeks when asked about negotiating for the release of hostages. “There was not a meeting that took place ...

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Who is Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez

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Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez is suspected of attacking two military facilities in Chattanooga, TN where four marines were killed on July 16th, 2015. Born to a Kuwaiti mother and Palestinian father, Muhammad was born in Kuwait in 1990 and has since become a naturalized citizen. SITE Intelligence Group reported that three days before the attack, Abdulazeez posted that “life is short and bitter” ...

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Terrorist likely ISIS-inspired in Chattanooga attack

Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez

Four U.S. Marines and a terrorist were killed this afternoon in Chattanooga, Tennessee during an attack on a military recruiting station and reserve military operation support center. At around 10:45am Thursday morning, a likely ISIS-inspired terrorist began an attack at the Armed Forces Career Center just off of Lee’s highway where several shots were fired but only a single superficial wound was reported. What we know: ...

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Obama: Adding hostages to negotiation would have been ‘complicated’

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At a press conference on Wednesday afternoon, the President said that the release of American hostages was not entered into the nuclear negotiations because it would have complicated the process. CBS News’ Major Garrett asked the President why the release of American hostages had not been part of the agreement between the western nations and Iran. After angrily admonishing Garrett for the ...

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Obama: Congress will be to blame for nuclear Iran

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President Obama, in a press conference on Wednesday, again reinforced the false choice of a bad deal or war that is echoing through the media, but it’s Obama that put the world in this predicament. In the press conference, Obama once again said that the now finalized nuclear deal was the only good option because sanctions were about to unravel and ...

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Realistic look at Trump’s suprising poll numbers

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Donald Trump leads all other GOP candidates in the latest USA Today Poll, but a deeper dive into the numbers point out some uphill struggles for the bombastic celebrity billionaire. First the good news. According to the poll, Trump is the odds-on favorite (at this moment): In the nationwide survey, Trump leads at 17% and former Florida governor Jeb Bush ...

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