Saving Illinois: Getting More Bang for the State’s Bucks

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Ellen H. Brown (nsnbc) : Illinois is teetering on bankruptcy and other states are not far behind, largely due to unfunded pension liabilities; but there are solutions. The Federal Reserve could do a round of “QE for Munis.” Or the state could turn its sizable pension fund into a self-sustaining public bank. Illinois is insolvent, unable to pay its More...

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By nsnbc On Thursday, July 20th, 2017
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US counts on greater role for India to keep stability and peace in Afghanistan and the region

nsnbc : The U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee has reckoned that India can work closely with the United States and Afghanistan in ensuring more security and stability in the war-torn country and surrounding region. The More...

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By nsnbc On Thursday, July 20th, 2017
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Canadian special forces tasked with weapons procurement for Iraqi – Kurdish Peshmerga

nsnbc : Canadian special operations forces have been tasked with the process of procuring weapons for and distributing them to the Iraqi – Kurdish Peshmerga forces in Iraq’s Kurdistan Autonomous Region, More...

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By nsnbc On Wednesday, July 19th, 2017
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Why the US’s 1994 deal with North Korea failed – and what Trump can learn from it

Maria Ryan (TC) : After more than two decades of testing, North Korea finally has a missile that is powerful enough to deliver a nuclear warhead to US territory – that is, to Alaska and/or Hawaii, if estimates More...

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By nsnbc On Wednesday, July 12th, 2017
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Venezuela condemns attack on UN Ambassador in New York

Lucas Koerner (VA) : Venezuela’s Foreign Ministry issued an official statement Monday calling on the United States to guarantee the security of its diplomatic personnel after the country’s UN ambassador, Rafael More...

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By nsnbc On Tuesday, July 11th, 2017
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“Women may wear men’s trousers”: Attorney General of Kansas ruled

nsnbc : The Attorney General of the U.S. State of Kansas ruled that women may wear men’s trousers, especially when they are the head of the household. That was 110 years ago. On April 29, 1907, the New York More...

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By Christof Lehmann On Sunday, July 9th, 2017
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White House labeled Xi as President of Taiwan

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : U.S. citizens’ lack of education in geography is, despite the global presence of U.S. troops and bases, legendary. However, not many of us would expect that White House officials, More...

ISAF troops guarding Opium fields in Afghanistan.
By nsnbc On Friday, July 7th, 2017
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Two Afghans face hefty jail sentences for conspiring to import heroin to the United States

nsnbc : Two Afghan nationals found guilty of conspiring to import heroin to the United States are facing a minimum of ten years in jail and up to life. On June 26, 2017, Lajbar Lajaward Khan, a.k.a. “Haji Lajaward,” More...

Omar Khadr - abused twice. First by his father who indoctrinated him to become an Al-Qaeda child soldier, then by his captors who deprived him of all rights normally afforded to minors or child soldiers.
By nsnbc On Thursday, July 6th, 2017
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Canada to apologize and pay former Guantanamo prisoner Omar Khadr

nsnbc : The Canadian government agreed to apologize and pay compensation to a former Guantanamo Bay prisoner who pleaded guilty to killing a US soldier in Afghanistan when he was 15, with Canada’s Supreme More...

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By nsnbc On Friday, June 30th, 2017
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Canada extends Iraq mission by two years

nsnbc : Canada will extend the mission of 200 Canadian troops helping train Iraqi soldiers in the fight against Islamic State for two years. Troops will stay until the end of March 2019 said the Defense Ministry. In  More...