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3 HOURS AGO - Yahoo! News

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Turkey to allow 200 Iraqi Kurds to cross into embattled Kobane

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Thursday that 200 Iraqi Kurd peshmerga fighters would travel through Turkey to the flashpoint Syrian border town of Kobane under assault by the Islamic State group. The regional administration in northern Iraq and Syrian Kurdish group, the Democratic Union Party (PYD) "finally agreed according to information yesterday that 200 peshmerga would be going" to ...

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5 HOURS AGO - Huffington Post

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12 Of The Sketchiest Things The DEA Has Done While Waging The War On Drugs

This is part one of a two-part series. The Drug Enforcement Administration was established under the Justice Department in 1973 by President Richard Nixon. Its mission was to keep the nation off and away from drugs, which, at least according to the White House, were a moral evil and catalyst of criminal behavior. The agency was formed just two years ...

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7 HOURS AGO - Mother Jones

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The Making of the Warrior Cop

Story and Photos by Shane Bauer | Wed Oct. 22, 2014 6:00 AM ET By 7:30 on Thursday morning, the capacious ground-floor convention center of the Oakland Marriott was filled with SWAT teams. Mostly men, mostly white, dressed in camouflage or black fatigues, they stood in groups of eight or ten, some eating pastries, others sticking to coffee and a ...

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8 HOURS AGO - New Statesman

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Why arming the Kurds is the only option – even for anti-war progressives in the west

These Kurdish units, which include all-women militias, have to all intents and purposes become the last line of defence against the genocidal fanatics of Islamic State. People watch from the Turkish-Syria border as Kurdish fighters in the city of Kobani fight Islamic State militants. Photo: Getty Quiz question: who said that the west must “strengthen the Kurdish fighters, who are ...

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OCT 22, 2014 - New Statesman

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What's behind John Kerry's curious appointment of Gary Hart as his Northern Ireland rep?

The US Secretary of State has appointed former senator and presidential hopeful, Gary Hart, as his “personal representative” on Northern Ireland. Why? John Kerry's appointment of Gary Hart shows US buy-in to Northern Ireland from the very top. Photo: Getty US Secretary of State John Kerry has appointed former senator and presidential hopeful, Gary Hart, as his “personal representative” on Northern Ireland, ...

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