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11:00am

Thu June 21, 2012
Opinion

Foreign Policy: Red Moon Rising

Chinese soldiers guard the perimeter of the Jiuquan space base, in north China's Gansu province on June 15, the eve of the launch of the Shenzhou-9 spacecraft. China has said it is committed to putting an astronaut on the moon by 2020.
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John Hickman is a professor of government and international studies at Berry College.

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10:57am

Thu June 21, 2012
Deceptive Cadence

How Do You Encourage Your Kid Without Being A Crazy Stage Parent?

Originally published on Tue September 18, 2012 4:44 pm

If your child's happy and she knows it, then her practice time will surely show it.
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All this week, we've been exploring ways to encourage kids' enthusiasm in learning music, from picking an instrument to finding a teacher to practicin

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10:35am

Thu June 21, 2012
The Two-Way

Great Balls Of Fire - Apparent Meteor Grounds Firefighting Planes In Colorado

A plane drops fire retardant in LaPlata County, near Durango, Colo.
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Firefighting planes got a surprise in central Colorado yesterday - witnesses reported apparent meteors near the blaze burning west of Colorado Springs.

The quaint term used for the witness observation is "sky sightings", according to AP.

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9:44am

Thu June 21, 2012
Opinion

The Nation: In Egypt, A President Without Power

Supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood hold portraits of their candidate, Mohamed Morsi, as the they protest in Cairo's Tahrir square on June 21. Egypt was on edge after the Brotherhood declared an open-ended protest and warned of 'confrontation' unless their candidate is named president.
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Sharif Abdel Kouddous is an independent journalist based in Cairo. He is a Democracy Now! correspondent and a fellow at The Nation Institute.

Last week's presidential elections in Egypt were supposed to mark the final step in what has been an arduous transition from military rule to an elected civilian government. Instead, sixteen months after President Hosni Mubarak was ousted in a popular uprising calling for freedom and social justice, the Supreme Council of Armed Forces has assumed near-full control of all of the key branches of state.

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9:43am

Thu June 21, 2012
Opinion

New Republic: No Second Go At Egyptian Revolution

Supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood hold portraits of their candidate, Mohamed Morsi, as the they protest in Cairo's Tahrir square on June 21. Egypt was on edge after the Brotherhood declared an open-ended protest and warned of 'confrontation' unless their candidate is named president.
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Eric Trager is the Next Generation Fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.

On Wednesday night, thousands of demonstrators descended onto Tahrir Square to demand an end to military rule. It was the twentieth straight night of these protests, and the Muslim Brotherhood marked the occasion by calling on its hundreds of thousands of members nationwide to join an open-ended Tahrir Square sit-in and "complete the revolution."

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9:21am

Thu June 21, 2012
The Two-Way

Bullied Bus Monitor Wants Apology, But Still Believes 'All Kids Aren't Bad'

Originally published on Thu June 21, 2012 2:46 pm

From the video of Karen Klein being bullied.
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9:10am

Thu June 21, 2012
The Two-Way

Explosive Material Discovered Near Swedish Nuclear Power Plant

Swedish authorities say explosive material turned up in a truck close by one of the country's three nuclear power plants.

The Ringhals nuclear power plant says the material was hidden in a truck that was headed for the facility. Officials discovered it during a routine scan and turned it over to police. The plant says the unidentified material couldn't have caused serious damage.

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8:49am

Thu June 21, 2012
Opinion

The Nation: Catholic Health Association Flip-Flops

Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius speaks about the Affordable Care Act at Covenant Community Care health center June 20 in Detroit, Mich. The law and her department have come under heavy criticism for a mandate that would require insurance companies of religious organizations to cover contraceptives.
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Emily Douglas is a senior editor at TheNation.com.

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8:49am

Thu June 21, 2012
Opinion

Weekly Standard: A Small College Fights Health Law

Protesters hold signs as they attend the 'Stand Up for Religious Freedom Rally', in front of the United States Courthouse on June 8, in Miami, Fla. Organizers voiced their opposition to Health and Human Services Mandate, which requires all employer-offered health insurance to cover contraceptives.
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Joshua Carback is an editor at the student newspaper at Geneva College.

While many Catholic organizations are suing Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Kathleen Sebelius over the Obama administration's new contraception rules, unhappiness with the supposed HHS mandate "compromise" runs even deeper. Many Protestant institutions are also trying to overturn the compromise that coerces private religious institutions to fund health insurers who can provide beneficiaries with abortion-inducing drugs.

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8:31am

Thu June 21, 2012
The Two-Way

Arrest Warrant Issued For Pakistan's Prime Minister Nominee

Makhdoom Shahabuddin, who has been nominated to be Pakistan's next prime minister.
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"Turmoil" doesn't seem like a strong enough word anymore to describe what's happening in Pakistani politics.

Tuesday, Pakistan's highest court ruled that Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani was "disqualified" from remaining in office because he had refused to reopen a multi-million-dollar corruption probe aimed at President Asif Ali Zardari.

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