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Nov. 17, 2012

North Korean Prison Camp Survivor Reveals Horrific Details Inside the Yodeok Concentration Camp

Kim Young Soon was sentenced to a North Korean concentration camp for "knowing too much" about Kim Jong Il's secret relationship with a famous actress. She survived to tell her story.
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Nov. 17, 2012

Israel War: Why Israeli Attacks Against the Palestinians Are Not Self Defense

Israel's disproportionate and aggressive attacks in Gaza are not acts of self-defense, they are war crimes.
Nov. 17, 2012

American Music Awards 2012: Justin Bieber Shirtless and Psy Will Perform at the 2012 AMAs

The 40th American Music Awards will take place this Sunday at 8:00 p.m. (EST) from Los Angeles, with performances by Carly Rae Jepsen, Kelly Clarkson and Nicki Minaj (among other usual suspects).
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Nov. 17, 2012

Florida Election Results 2012: Allen West Decries Voter Fraud in Florida, And He is Right

I want Allen West to lose, badly. But I want democracy to win even more. Allen West is being robbed in Florida.
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Nov. 17, 2012

Popular Vote 2012: Obama Wins That One Too, And Other Takeaways From Election 2012

Though the popular vote results are not yet official, President Obama will likely prevail over his Republican challenger Mitt Romney.
Nov. 17, 2012

Thanksgiving 2012: What is Thanksgiving, And How We Have Lost Its Meaning

Take back our quintessentially American holiday! Don’t allow the commercialization and hype of the shopping season to rush you out of enjoying time with your family and friends.
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Nov. 17, 2012

War in Israel: Timeline, Summary, and Analysis of the New Hamas and Israel Escalation

War looks like it could be on the horizon in Israel, as the Israeli government has called up reservists to prepare for a new ground operation in Gaza. How did we get to this point?
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Nov. 17, 2012

James Holmes 2.0: Breaking Dawn 2 Shooting Plot Foiled by Mom of Blaec Lammers

20-year-old Blaec Lammers bought 400 rounds of ammunition and had planned on attacking a Bolivar, Missouri, movie theater where the new Twilight film was playing.
Nov. 17, 2012

McKayla Maroney and Obama Are Not Impressed: 11 Reasons Why

Though Obama just got reelected, there are still plenty of reasons for voters (and McKayla) not to be impressed.
Nov. 17, 2012

Breaking Dawn Part 2 Review: Thank God the Twilight Trilogy is Over

The "Twilight" books weren't exceptional ... the movies even less so. Don't expect for Twihards to go into withdraws when this fad is over.
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Nov. 17, 2012

Benghazi Cover Up: Petraeus Congressional Hearing Raises More Questions About Benghazi

General David Patraeus testified on Friday that the CIA knew all along that the Benghazi attack was orchestrated by an Al-Qaeda affiliate.
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Nov. 17, 2012

Florida Election Results 2012: Allen West Congressional Race to Be Recounted

Rep. Allen West's (R-Fla.) request for a vote recount in his race against Democrat Patrick Murphy was granted on Friday.
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Nov. 17, 2012

Student Loan Debt: New Income-Based Repayment Provides a Safety Net

This forgiveness after 20 years, in effect, adjusts the cost of education to the salary payoff; it’s a way to protect people from education investments that end up outweighing the returns.
Nov. 17, 2012

TIME Person of the Year 2012: Neil DeGrasse Tyson is One of Several Top Finalists

TIME magazine, despite its overly commercialized process used complete the humble task of choosing a person of the year, has the opportunity to use a current life to move people to be more human.
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Nov. 17, 2012

Israel Hamas War: How I Survived the Gaza Rocket Attacks in Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv usually doesn't hear warning sirens or get attacked — except on November 15th, when Palestinian airstrikes in the Gaza Strip led to rockets reaching a little too close to home.
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Nov. 17, 2012

Israel War Casts Dark Cloud Over Obama, Could Determine If Hillary Clinton Runs in 2016

An Inconvenient truth: The next few days may determine Obama's legacy before his second term begins, and decide whether Clinton will make a run for the presidency in 2016.
Nov. 17, 2012

Oz Movie Trailer: James Franco and Sam Raimi Have Transformed This Classic

Sam Raimi's trailer for "Oz, the Great and Powerful" promises action, fun, romance, and visual beauty. But the film will feel very different from its classic predecessor.
Nov. 17, 2012

Savita Halappanavar Death: Why the Ireland Abortion Tragedy Could Have Happened in the US

Last month, a Catholic hospital in Ireland refused to terminate the pregnancy of a woman suffering a complicated miscarriage. After three days of agonizing pain, Halappanavar died of septicemia.
Nov. 17, 2012

Silver Linings Playbook Review: Bradley Cooper Scores Big

What works about this awkwardly-titled screen adaptation with all types of star-power isn't what you'd expect. All the small pieces work together to form a brilliant work of art.
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Nov. 17, 2012

Fiscal Cliff 2013: These Fiscal Crises Are Even Worse

The fiscal cliff pales in comparison to the insolvency of quickly pending for our entitlement programs. But this doesn't need to be our future. Simpson-Bowles offers a way out.
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Nov. 17, 2012

Israel Hamas War Highlights Horrific Palestinian Living Conditions

The pure terror and destruction of living conditions and livelihoods of the Gazans on the part of Israel, is not just relegated to the Gaza strip.
Nov. 17, 2012

Channing Tatum Sexiest Man Alive: A Recap of the Top Culture Stories of the Week

The top PolicyMic culture stories from this week. Must-read new books, Picasso reviews, early Oscar-buzz, and the sexiest man of the year.
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Nov. 17, 2012

Charlie Webster: Maine GOP Leader to Investigate Mysterious Black Voters in Small Towns

"In some parts of rural Maine, there were dozens, dozens of black people who came in and voted on Election Day,” Charlie Webster told Portland, Maine, NBC affiliate.
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Nov. 17, 2012

2016 Presidential Candidates: Marco Rubio and Bobby Jindal May Save GOP From Itself in 2016

The Republican Florida senator and the Louisiana governor criticized Mitt Romney's sore loser "gift" comments. Is this a clue to their own presidential aspirations?
Nov. 17, 2012

Wii U Release Date and Review: New Gamepad Takes Gaming to a New Level

The North American launch for the Wii U is this Sunday, November 17. Here is everything you need to know to decide whether you want to buy it immediately.
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Nov. 17, 2012

Israel War: An Escalating Conflict That Might Get Netanyahu Reelected

Israel is amassing soldiers at the borders and is "ready" for a ground invasion at any time. It looks like more innocent Palestinians will have to die again for the sake of Israeli politics.
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Nov. 17, 2012

Walmart Strike: Walmart Workers Plan Black Friday Viral Strike on Social Media

A "creative" and "non-violent" strike against Walmart is being planned on Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr for Black Friday. Will shoppers support it?
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Nov. 17, 2012

Fiscal Cliff 2013: Here is a Solution to Prevent 68 Billion in Pentagon Spending Cuts

As the fiscal cliff looms, a solution put forward by Senator Tom Coburn which identifies nearly $68 billion in savings over the next decade in the Department of Defense, could avert disaster.
Nov. 17, 2012

National Book Awards: Louise Erdrich and Katherine Boo Top List, Show Women Writers Excel

Louise Erdrich and Katherine Boo beat out star-studded fields to take the National Book Awards' big prizes in Fiction and Nonfiction, respectively.
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Nov. 17, 2012

Sry g2g: The Casual Cancellation Texting Phenomenon for Millennials

When millennials text, it's just as often to cancel plans as it is to make them. Is "sorry, my phone died" the new "the dog ate my homework?"
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Nov. 17, 2012

Fiscal Cliff 2013: Here is the Best Strategy for Republicans

With President Obama's reelection, Republicans in the House need to approach the fiscal cliff negotiations less boldly than they had intended to.
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Nov. 17, 2012

Benghazi Cover Up: Petraeus Hearing on Libya Leaves Many Questions Unanswered

The former CIA director's testimony on Capitol Hill contradicts the administration's earlier claim that the Sept. 11 attack in Benghazi was a spontaneous event caused by an anti-Islam video.
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Nov. 17, 2012

2016 Election: How the GOP Will Reshape Itself Next Time Around

The next generation of Republicans is slowly but surely influencing the party's platform, messaging, and structure.
Nov. 17, 2012

Thanksgiving Parade: A History of How Balloons Became a Turkey Day Tradition

Did you ever wonder how balloons floating down 6th Avenue came to be associated with a day that’s about stuffing your face with inordinate amounts of food and bickering with family?
Nov. 17, 2012

New Dolfish Album I'd Rather Disappear Than Stay the Same: An Anthem for Lonely Kids

Dolfish's new album, "I'd Rather Disappear Than Stay the Same" is an album likely to wriggle its way into the hearts of a lot of lonely kids everywhere.
Nov. 17, 2012

Silver Linings Playbook Movie Review: Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper Find Love in the Age of Prozac

In "Silver Linings Playbook, the new film from David O. Russell, Bradley Cooper has to come to terms with himself to find love.