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Woman Is First to Be Ruled Eligible for Asylum in U.S. on Basis of Domestic Abuse

The nation’s highest immigration court has found for the first time that women who are victims of severe domestic violence in their home countries can be eligible for asylum in the United States. Full News here – NYT > Politics

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University of Illinois Repeals the First Amendment for Its Faculty

Late Friday afternoon (August 22), the University of Illinois broke its three-week long silence on the controversy regarding the Chancellor’s revocation of a tenured offer to Steven Salaita, who had accepted a faculty position in the American Indian Studies Program at the flagship campus at Urbana-Champaign. Chancellor Phyllis Wise and Board of Trustees Chairman Christopher […]

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Howard Fineman on Beheading: “This Is The First Time I’ve Seen Obama Take Something Personally”

CHRIS MATTHEWS: Let me go back to Howard Fineman and the president here. The president has been the dove. I'm a dove. And here you go to the case where they declare war on us. They're killing our guys, they're beheading them. This is a public, not just an insult but a desecration and the […]

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Mary Burke Becomes First Woman Nominated For Wisconsin Governor By Major Party

Democrat Mary Burke won Wisconsin’s primary for governor Tuesday, easily defeating state Rep. Brett Hulsey (D) and becoming the state’s first woman gubernatorial nominee for a major political party. Burke, a former Trek Bicycle Corp. executive and daughter of the company’s founder, previously served as Wisconsin secretary of commerce. She announced her run against Gov. […]

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Bernie Goldberg: Many Jews In Hollywood Are Liberal First And Jews Second

BERNARD GOLDBERG: Let me fill you in on something you may not understand but I think — this is a field in which I'm something of an expert. Many, not all, I want to make that clear, maybe not even most but many liberal Jews in Hollywood are liberals first and Jews second. The religion […]

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New VA secretary makes first hospital visit in Phoenix amid scandal

Reports that dozens of people died while waiting to see a doctor and that employees covered up long wait times at the Phoenix VA hospital helped touch off a national firestorm over veteran care.  Full News here – FOXNews.com

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A huge election campaign banner of Turkey's Prime Minister and presidential candidate Tayyip Erdogan hangs on a building in Istanbul

Erdogan poised to win Turkey’s first popular presidential vote

By Nick Tattersall and Orhan Coskun ANKARA (Reuters) – Tayyip Erdogan is set to secure his place in history as Turkey's first popularly-elected president on Sunday, but his tightening grip on power has polarized the nation, worried Western allies and raised fears of creeping authoritarianism. Erdogan's core supporters, religious conservatives, see his likely rise to […]

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2 First Ladies Share Tales of Budding Partnership and Life in the Spotlight

During a forum for the spouses of visiting African leaders, Michelle Obama and Laura Bush shared stories about living life in the spotlight, and using it to their advantage. Full News here – NYT > Politics

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First Ebola Patient Arrives in U.S.

The first of two Americans infected with Ebola in Liberia arrived in Atlanta to receive treatment for the deadly illness. Full News here – WSJ.com: Politics And Policy

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The First Lady addresses the 2014 National Conference on Ending Homelessness

The First Lady: Veteran Homelessness is a “Stain on the Soul of this Nation”

First Lady Michelle Obama, in support of the Joining Forces initiative, addresses the 2014 National Conference on Ending Homelessness, in Washington, D.C., July 31, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy) They risked their lives for our country, yet each night tens of thousands of veterans are sleeping in shelters, in their car, or […]

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