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« Reply #390 on: October 30, 2019, 05:48:22 am »

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Testimony from career diplomats to outline Trump’s dark view of Ukraine

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Media Silent as Nobel Prize Winning OPCW Found “Fixing” its Own Findings on Syria

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Baghdadi Story Reveals Divided — and Broken — News Media

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Dread in northern Syria as U.S. troops withdraw and cease-fire ends

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How the United States Could Lose a Great-Power War

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Opinion | What Pelosi is up to with Thursday’s impeachment vote

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House Democrats: No Vote on Trump’s NAFTA if Worker Concerns Go Unaddressed

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New wildfires spark more evacuations as California burns

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Chile Protests: A Revolt against Neoliberalism the Media Won't Acknowledge

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Federal Reserve Spokesman Explains How It Creates Money Out of Thin Air to Pump Out to Wall Street

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"Every Time a Civilization is in Crisis, There is a Return of the Commons" - Resilience

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The Pro-War Assumptions In Your Newspaper | Current Affairs

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How Pinochet's economic model led to the current crisis engulfing Chile

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