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Colbert's Brilliant Move To Strike Back At Amazon

Immigrants in Federal Prisons ‘Subjected to Shocking Abuse and Mistreatment’

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The Freezing, Hungry Lives of NHL "Ice Girls"

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John McCain Tweets Congratulations to George W Bush on his 'victory' in Iraq.

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Stephen Colbert on Ted Cruz's citizenship

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Soccer and Internal Discord, on Display for World to See

Nadezhda Popova, WWII ‘Night Witch,’ Dies at 91

Separatists Down Military Transport Jet, Killing 49 in Eastern Ukraine

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President Obama Addresses New Iraq Insurgency

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From all reports the Iraqi security forces just abandoned their posts and turned tail and ran - this after millions of dollars spent on weapons and training. President Obama discussed possible US reactions to the crisis this morning.

From YouTube:

President Obama told reporters on Friday that the escalating conflict in Iraq is not only a military matter. He stressed that leadership in Iraq needs to engage in the crisis and that the US will take several days to assess the situation there before taking any action.

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Overnight: Iraqi Police Flee Mosul Attack by Al-Qaeda-Affiliated Group

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From the video page:

'Questions rise after US trained Iraqi police flee for lives in Mosul'

This is a very serious development which I am not seeing covered by US news media unless I've missed it.

From a Facebook post by Michael Moore:

So today, Mosul fell. Mosul is the second largest city in Iraq. The Iraqi government we "installed", has now lost Fallujah, Ramadi, Mosul and other large swaths of the country we invaded at the cost of thousands of American lives, tens of thousands of Iraqi lives and a couple trillion dollars. (What could your school district do with a trillion dollars?).

More information from the BBC

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US House of Representatives approves Venezuela sanctions

Flood Gates Open As Another GOP Congressman Comes Out For Gay Marriage

Fox Fail: Benghazi Scandal is Destroying Fox News as Ratings Plunge 27% in May

Bernie Sanders Shreds Republican Hypocrites For Not Understanding The Real Cost of War

Virginia Republican Praises Tyrant Bashar Assad as a ‘Defender’ of Religious Freedom

Gun Fanatics Express Their Support For a Mass Murderer’s Second Amendment Rights

American trade delegation in rare Cuba visit

Rep: Trent Franks: Obama Wouldn’t Care If Al Qaeda Attacked Texas

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