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OCT 15, 2014 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Syria-Iraq fight gets name: "Inherent Resolve"

WASHINGTON (AP) — It may be less punchy than previous nicknames for U.S. conflicts in the Middle East -- remember Operation Desert Storm and its thunderous attacks on Saddam Hussein's occupation army -- but the Pentagon has finally named its fight against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria: "Inherent Resolve is intended to reflect the unwavering resolve and deep ...

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OCT 15, 2014 - San Francisco Chronicle

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ACLU lawyer given Justice Dept. civil rights post

WASHINGTON (AP) — An attorney at the American Civil Liberties Union has been named as the acting head of the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division. A prior nominee, Debo Adegbile, failed to win Senate confirmation last March amid opposition over his legal work at the NAACP Legal Defense Fund on behalf of Mumia Abu-Jamal, who was convicted of killing a ...

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OCT 09, 2014 - Foreign Affairs

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Not-So-Empty Talk

The Danger of China's “New Type of Great-Power Relations” Slogan October 9, 2014 Andrew S. Erickson and Adam P. Liff Summary:  In uncritically signing on to Chinese President Xi Jinping's “new type of great-power relations” concept, the Obama administration fell into a trap. It has what is most likely its last major chance to dig itself out when Obama visits ...

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