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Obama Postpones Visit to Cleveland

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President Barack Obama will not be visiting Cleveland, Ohio on Monday as originally scheduled in light of some plan changes that he recently made. Instead, he will be traveling to Louisiana according to dailycaller.com. His trip to Cleveland will be postponed so he can tour the damage done to Louisiana from Hurricane Isaac.
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The International Community’s Response to 9/11/11

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As the tenth anniversary of September 11, 2001, passes, it seems the fragile and politically correct analysis of each and every media publication related to the attacks is wearing away. While major news sites maintain their focus on the heroes of 9/11, the military abroad, and the families left facing devastating losses after the attacks, some are moving away from the traditional "salute to America’s heroes" stories.
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Solving the Economic Crisis, the Generation Y Way

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“Employers Say Jobs Plan Won’t Lead to Hiring Spur,” declares the alarming headline of an article published by the New York Times earlier today. The article went on to explain: "… many employers dismissed the notion that any particular tax break or incentive would be persuasive. Instead, they said they tended to hire more workers or expand when the economy improved."
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One Laptop Per Child turns to Tablet Computers

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In 2005, MIT Professor Nicholas Negroponte founded One Laptop per Child, a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing low-cost, low-maintenance laptops to children in developing countries in an effort to enhance children’s education. The XO laptops (pictured left) are built for the wear and tear of daily use by children – they are waterproof, built of plastic and run on low electricity.
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Where is America?

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In a poll of 30,000 people world-wide, the United States was recently voted the “coolest nation”. What makes Americans so cool? According to voters, things like the iPhone, Levi's, Harley Davidson and people like Jay-Z, Johnny Depp and President Obama all contributed to America’s “coolness”.
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Tibetan Monk Immolates Himself in Public Protest

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On Monday August 15th, a Tibetan Buddhist monk immolated himself in protest of the Chinese policies related to Tibet, coinciding with the Chinese communist party's latest political moves.
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Libyan Conflict Still Remains Up in Smoke

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The war in Libya might finally be drawing to a close. Following the seizing of Tripoli, the Libyan capitol and last stronghold of former head of state Muammar Qaddafi, rebel leaders and the people of Libya are finally celebrating the end of sixth-months of intense fighting. But as Qaddafi’s whereabouts are still unknown and his sons remain free, many question the consequences of the old regime’s defeat.
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Friday Honored For Muslims Worldwide

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This upcoming Friday marks a holy day for over a billion people across the globe, as Friday marks the anniversary of the night Muslims believe the first verses of the Qur'an were revealed to the Islamic prophet Muhammad. Local Muslims will spend this night in a state of intense worship and devotion, in imitation of Muhammad, secluding themselves from worldly events, to seek and submit to God's rewards and forgiveness.
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Britain Shook By Widespread Rioting

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The death of 29 year-old Mark Duggan in the Tottenham borough of London domino-ed into almost a week of widespread rioting, looting, and arson in London and several other cities from August 6th until August 10th. The alleged crack-cocaine dealer and gang member was shot in the chest by a policeman on August 4th, leading to a non-violent protest march of 200 members organized by friends and family of Duggan.
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