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18 HOURS AGO - CNN

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Rare photos of bin Laden's Afghan hideout

Photographs quietly introduced as evidence in the latest major terrorism trial in Manhattan federal court offer a rare look inside Osama bin Laden's lair -- years before al Qaeda flew hijacked planes into buildings or bombed U.S. Embassies in Africa and even before the FBI placed bin Laden on its Most Wanted List.

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18 HOURS AGO - New Yorker

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A Late-Night Talk Show Is Not the Presidency

On Monday, Comedy Central announced that the new host of “The Daily Show,” who will replace Jon Stewart when he leaves sometime within the next year, is a thirty-one-year-old comedian from South Africa named Trevor Noah. For most Americans, and even many regular viewers of “The Daily Show,” the name was unfamiliar. Noah made his first appearance as the show’s “senior ...

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19 HOURS AGO - Business Insider

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A former military dictator just won Nigeria's landmark presidential election

One of the biggest democratic elections in the world is over. President Goodluck Jonathan has called Muhammadu Buhari to concede in Nigeria's presidential election. Buhari, who briefly served as a military dictator between 1983 and 1985, is once again in charge of the nation of 176 million after a close election threatened by a controversial delay and potential violence. For ...

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MAR 30, 2015 - Huffington Post

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Yemen's Former Dictator Is Still Pulling Strings In Current Conflict

When Ali Abdullah Saleh came to power in Yemen in 1978, analysts at the CIA predicted that he wouldn't last six months. Almost 40 years later, Saleh is still a political force to be reckoned with. Saleh, now 73 years old, occupies a unique place among the old guard of authoritarian leaders in the Middle East and North Africa. As ...

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MAR 30, 2015 - C-SPAN

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African Americans and Anti-colonialism in Africa

Professor Carol Anderson, author of [Bourgeois Radicals: the NAACP and the Struggle for Colonial Liberation, 1941 to 1960], talked about African Americans' support for anti-colonialism in Africa during the early Cold War. She spoke specifically about the politics of South Africa and the role of the NAACP.

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