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May 18-24, 1865 n May 19 — From Galveston, Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger issued General Orders No. 3, which declared emancipation in Texas. “Juneteenth” is now a recognized holiday. n May 22 — Jefferson Davis arrived at Fort Monroe, Virginia, where he was put in chains and locked in a cell. He was never brought to trial, although many northerners More...

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By bmcsr On Wednesday, May 20th, 2015
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Obama, Arab nations dance to different tunes

What we have been watching is a carefully choreographed diplomatic dance, starring President Barack Obama and the Arab leaders who came to the United States for high-level talks at Camp David, Maryland. But the More...

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By bmcsr On Wednesday, May 20th, 2015
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How to lose the president of the United States

Hello, Twitter! It’s Barack. Really! Six years in, they’re finally giving me my own account.” So went the first tweet from President Obama for his brand new@POTUS “president of the US” account, which More...

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By bmcsr On Wednesday, May 20th, 2015
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Fifa World Cup sponsors urged to speak out over Qatar

Fifa sponsors are being asked by a new campaign grouping to speak out about working conditions at the 2022 World Cup building sites in Qatar. The working and housing conditions of migrant construction workers have More...

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By bmcsr On Wednesday, May 20th, 2015
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Four in 10 think there’s too much swearing on TV

Two-thirds of over-65s claim bad language has gone too far on television Women more worried than men about amount of explicit material shown  More than four in 10 believe there is too much violence on small screen Research More...

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By bmcsr On Wednesday, May 20th, 2015
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Iran Sets Trial Date for Washington Post Reporter Jason Rezaian

EHRAN — Jason Rezaian, the Washington Post correspondent who has been detained in Iran for almost 10 months andaccused of spying for the United States, will go on trial on May 26, the judicial authorities told More...

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By bmcsr On Wednesday, May 20th, 2015
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Research discovers why men still exist

Feminists have debated it for decades, but scientists have finally got to the bottom of why men still exist. Biologists have always puzzled over why males have survived given that their only contribution to reproduction More...

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By bmcsr On Monday, May 18th, 2015
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Is Iran creating its own state within Iraq?

Iraq and its security occupy a central part in the debate about a possible nuclear agreement between Iran and world powers. The Gulf Arab states fear that Tehran, boosted by the relaxation of economic sanctions, More...

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By bmcsr On Friday, April 24th, 2015
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New Studies Link Earthquakes With Oil, Gas Drilling

New scientific findings released Tuesday linked earthquakes to the practice of injecting wastewater from oil and gas operations deep underground, adding to a growing consensus among researchers that energy development More...

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By bmcsr On Friday, April 24th, 2015
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UAE is the happiest Arab nation: UN report

The UAE  was ranked the happiest Arab country in UN’s third World Happiness Report released on Friday. The UAE, which was ranked 20th globally,  is followed by Oman on 22, Qatar 28, Saudi Arabia 35, Kuwait 39 More...