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North Korean Crisis Heating Up

April 26, 2017
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North Korean Crisis Heating Up

Presidents Clinton, Bush, and Obama could not stop the Kim Jung family. They have run North Korea for more than 60 years. Each generation is crazier than the one before it.

The North Korean people are hungry. The state controls …

The French Election: A Big Deal

April 25, 2017
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The French Election: A Big Deal

Is the future of Europe at stake in the French election for President? Election day is May 7, 2017.

One candidate is Marine Le Pen. She is anti-Muslim and anti-immigrant. She does not support the European Union. This means she …

U.S. Aircraft Carrier Carl Vinson: Where Are You?

April 21, 2017
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U.S. Aircraft Carrier Carl Vinson: Where Are You?

The U.S. said an aircraft carrier group (an “armada”) was heading toward North Korea. It was a show of force. The intent was to show the North Koreas leader that the U.S. was serious. It was time for North Korea …

H-1B Visa Program in the Spotlight

April 20, 2017
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H-1B Visa Program in the Spotlight

Workers from foreign countries are part of the American labor force. That has always been true. After all, America is a land of immigrants. Most of the time, the workers come in search of a better life.

It is not …

Democracy Loses in Turkey

April 18, 2017
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Democracy Loses in Turkey

American voters elected Donald Trump as President. British voters chose to leave the European Union.

Turks voted to change the way their government works. They amended their Constitution. The next president will have sweeping powers. Gone are the familiar ‘checks …

Is Turkey About to Vote to End its Democracy?

April 14, 2017
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Is Turkey About to Vote to End its Democracy?

The United Kingdom chose to leave the European Union. Turkey is about to choose whether to end its democracy.

A referendum is set for this Sunday, April 16, 2017. If the citizens vote “Yes,” there will be a big change. …

Slavery in Sorting Italian Grapes for Wine

April 13, 2017
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Slavery in Sorting Italian Grapes for Wine

No doubt, Italian wine is good. The story behind that bottle may not be so good. In fact, it is a tale of modern slavery.

The job is picking and sorting grapes. Women do it. Sometimes they do it for …

Syria: The Feel Good Moment — What Happens Next?

April 10, 2017
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Syria: The Feel Good Moment — What Happens Next?

President Trump showed he could change his mind about views he has held for a long time.  He showed he could make a big decision.

The result was American missiles landing on an air base in Syria. The strike made …

For Slaughtering  a Cow in India You Might Get Life in Jail

April 7, 2017
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For Slaughtering  a Cow in India You Might Get Life in Jail

A few days ago, a group of radical Hindus killed a Muslim. His crime, he was transporting cattle. The incident took place in Rajasthan. Cows, religion, politics, and violence sometimes come together in India.

India exports meat. A huge …

Syria Murders its Citizens, World Outrage, Diplomacy. – Will Anything Happen?

April 6, 2017
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Syria Murders its Citizens, World Outrage, Diplomacy. – Will Anything Happen?

Force is the last choice. That is the view of most nations. The U.S. used force in Iraq. Russia used force in the Crimea and the Ukraine. Now Syria has again used poisoned gas against its people.

How to end …

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