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23 HOURS AGO - Huffington Post

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This Spy Plane Outlasted The Cold War, But Defense Cuts Are Threatening Its Future

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U-2 spy plane outlasted the Cold War, outlived its successor and proved crucial a half-century ago when two superpowers were on the brink of nuclear war. But defense cuts now threaten to knock the high-flying reconnaissance aircraft out of the sky. The Air Force wants to gradually retire the fleet of 32 "Dragon Lady" planes, which ...

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APR 22, 2014 - Huffington Post

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Democrat Michelle Nunn Adopts Republican Ideas In Georgia Senate Race

Michelle Nunn, the leading Democratic contender for U.S. Senate in Georgia, opened her television ad campaign with a spot featuring a photo of her and former Republican President George H.W. Bush. Her second ad, out Tuesday, edges a little further into red territory, adopting GOP talking points on the budget and Obamacare. Perhaps most notable is her insistence that "no ...

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APR 19, 2014 - The Nation

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Pope Francis: Government Has a Role in Addressing Inequality and Injustice

“As long as the problems of the poor are not radically resolved by rejecting the absolute autonomy of markets and financial speculation and by attacking the structural causes of inequality, no solution will be found for the world’s problems or, for that matter, to any problems.” So wrote Pope Francis in his first apostolic exhortation. Released last fall, the Pope’s ...

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APR 19, 2014 - American Prospect

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When Shareholder Capitalism Came to Town

It was only 20 years ago that the world was in the thrall of American-style capitalism. Not only had it vanquished communism, but it was widening its lead over Japan Inc. and European-style socialism. America’s companies were widely viewed as the most innovative and productive, its capital markets the most efficient, its labor markets the most flexible and meritocratic, its ...

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APR 18, 2014 - Huffington Post

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EPA Says Power Plant Rules Will Be Ready By June 1 Deadline

WASHINGTON -- The Environmental Protection Agency says it is on pace to release its new draft standards for cutting greenhouse gas emissions from existing power plants by June 1. "EPA is on track to meet the June 1 goal that's part of the President's Climate Action Plan," EPA spokeswoman Liz Purchia said in an email statement to reporters Thursday evening. ...

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