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March 20, 2013

Domestic Violence Survivor Takes a Picture Every Day For a Year

Is this viral video a PSA or an actual domestic violence survivor? Either way, it's bringing attention to the plight of abuse victims worldwide.
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March 20, 2013

Jodi Arias Trial LIVE Stream: Defense to Redirect

The defese in the Jodi Arias murder trial is scrambling to undo the damage done by the prosecution's cross examination of a key defese expert witness. The trial will resume at 4 PM EDT.
March 20, 2013

Robert Huber's "Being White In Philly" Completely, Utterly Misses the Mark

Robert Huber's controversial article on "Being White in Philly" re-emerged as a hot button issue on Sunday. And it says a lot about why so many racial conversations are absolute failures.
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March 20, 2013

Obama Israel Trip: Is Obama the Most Pro-Israel President Ever?

President Obama has been criticized for his lack of support for Israel, but compared to previous presidents, he may be the strongest supporter Israel's had yet.
March 20, 2013

Lil Wayne is One Of the Best Rappers Of All Time

The recording artist's hospital stay got me thinking about his place among the rap legends, and he's without a doubt one of the best rappers to have ever lived.
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March 20, 2013

Xi Jinping: 5 Quirky Facts About China's New President

Don't know a thing about Xi Jinping? Educate yourself.
March 20, 2013

2013 NCAA Tournament LIVE Stream: Where to Watch Games Online

Check out all the options you have to watch this year's NCAA Tournament, including a LIVE stream.
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March 20, 2013

Westboro Baptist Church Gets Some Surprising New Neighbors

A non-profit organization purchased the house across from hate group Westboro Baptist Church's headquarters, painted it rainbow colors, and plans to use it as an LGBT equality center.
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March 20, 2013

The President Should Have Only One 6-Year Term

A unique term would free the president from political pressures, making him or her more effective at executing the job she or he is elected to get done.
March 20, 2013

5 Quotes From Suffragists That Are Still Relevant Today

The original women's suffragists were quite forward about their views on women's roles in their day and the advice they shared still applies to women today.
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March 20, 2013

I Love You New York City, But Your Rent Prices Are Too Damn High

New York City has long been the gateway to adulthood for college graduates. But all this could change soon thanks to the City's ever-increasing and outrageous rent prices.
March 20, 2013

8 Things in Destiny's Child's "Bug A Boo" That Just Aren't Things Anymore

It's fun to laugh at stuff that's dated, and it doesn't get much more dated than "Bug A Boo." I'll page you about it.
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March 20, 2013

RNC Growth and Opportunity Project to Reconnect With Black Voters is Straight Out Of the 1950s

The RNC Growth and Opportunity Project confirms what we all knew: The GOP is half a century out of touch with the African American community.
March 20, 2013

March Madness 2013 Predictions: Who's In Your Final Four?

Only a little bit more time until the Tournament begins, make sure to get your picks in before Thursday at 12 noon!
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March 20, 2013

Abstinence-Only Education to Accompany Abortion Ban in North Dakota

An abstinence-only education law is about to be passed in North Dakota by the state's Republican-led Senate. The abstinence-only approach has never worked, so what are these lawmakers thinking?
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March 20, 2013

Torrington High School Sex Case: 2 Football Players Accused Of Sexually Assaulting 13-Year-Old Girl

A new case of sexual assault by Connecticut high school football players Edgar Gonzalez and Joan Toribioare is eerily similar to the recent Steubenville case.
March 20, 2013

NCAA Tournament TV Schedule and Bracket

Find the TV Schedule for Thursday and Friday for nonstop basketball action to start out the NCAA Tournament.
March 20, 2013

Oxford 'Harlem Shake' Librarian Gets Fired Over Dance

An Oxford librarian has been sacked because 30 students filmed their own version of the "Harlem Shake" in the school library on her watch. Get a sense of humor.
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March 20, 2013

Steubenville Rape Trial: Social Media Exposes Victim to Further Hate and Violence

The damage done by well-meaning people during a rape investigation is often referred to as the “second rape.” After Steubenville, we are now seeing a "third rape" through social media.
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March 20, 2013

Republican Strategist Tells Rush Limbaugh: You Are Wrong About Millennials

Last week, Rush Limbaugh told PolicyMic that if the GOP panders to millennials, it will ruin the party. But if Republicans ignore them, they will not be able to survive.
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March 20, 2013

Birth Control Will Never Be Free, Even Though 70% Of Americans Want it to Be

There is no such thing as a free lunch, and the extra cost of providing birth control will be borne by all of us in the form of higher taxes, higher insurance premiums, higher unemployment, etc.
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March 20, 2013

Hillary Clinton Hacked: Confidential Memos Unearth New Information About Benghazi

Hacker "Guccifer" has struck again, this time he has targeted former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
March 20, 2013

March Madness Schedule: Friday Game Times and Channel

Check out the full schedule of first round NCAA Tournament games slated for Friday.
March 20, 2013

March Madness 2013: Join PolicyMic's March Madness Pool!

Fill out the PolicyMic pool for your chance to prove your NCAA tournament predicting prowess.
March 20, 2013

'The Host' Movie: Will It Live Up to the Book?

'The Host' is scheduled to hit theaters March 29. Will the film adaptation convey Stephenie Meyer's sci-fi world and its complex characters in a way that will satisfy readers?
March 20, 2013

NCAA Bracket: Printable Bracket

Need a printable bracket? We've got you covered.
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March 20, 2013

Arizona Bill Would Punish Transgender People Who Use the "Wrong Bathroom"

A proposed Arizona bill would ban transgender individuals from using the "wrong bathroom," and offenders could face a fine or even jail time for their "crime."
March 20, 2013

NCAA Cinderella Teams 2013

Who will get the slipper to fit this year? A possible Cinderella story in each region of the NCAA Tournament.
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March 20, 2013

South Carolina Election Results: Can Mark Sanford Win?

Elizabeth Colbert-Busch won the Democratic primary in a landslide, but disgraced former Gov. Mark Sanford is still the favorite to win the general election.
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March 20, 2013

Tennessee Bill Would Allow College Counselors to Refuse to Treat LGBT Students

A new bill proposed by the Tennessee state legislature would ban universities from punishing counselors who refuse to see LGBT students for religious reasons, depriving students of vital care.
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March 20, 2013

Dianne Feinstein Assault Weapons Ban: Let's Not Pull the Trigger Yet

The implications of the Senate's decisions to drop Senator Feinstein's proposed assault weapons ban hold greater magnitude than we may at first realize.
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March 20, 2013

Michele Bachmann, Dana Bash Interview: Congresswoman Runs From Questions

Minnesota congresswoman and failed 2012 presidential candidate Michele Bachmann ripped Obama over Benghazi at CPAC, but failed to own up to it when confronted by CNN's Dana Bash.
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March 20, 2013

How Children Are Exploited in the Fashion Industry, and How You Can Help Stop It

Most models start working as minors, so why aren't they offered any protection under the Department of Labour?
March 20, 2013

2013 Digital Media & Learning Conference: A Look At How Media Shapes Young People's Political Participation

The DML conference showed that digital media can function as powerful tools in shaping young people’s political participation and the various forms it takes.
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March 20, 2013

American Jobs Act: Over 70% Support Job Creation, So Why All the Deficit Screaming?

A new Gallup Poll found that upwards of 70% of Americans support government programs to encourage new employment.
March 20, 2013

Beyoncé "Bow Down": New Song Criticized By Keyshia Cole

Beyoncé is being criticized for including the lyrics, "Bow down, b*tches" in one of her new songs. At the end of the day, it's just one song, and it doesn't make her any less of a feminist.
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March 20, 2013

This 10th Grader Tells Us How High Schools Are Failing Their Students

There are many different practical skills that students want to learn: resumé guidance, college application tips. Unfortunately, high schools still don't take those needs seriously.
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March 20, 2013

Syria Civil War: Is the U.S. Funneling Weapons to Syrian Rebels?

A recent interview with a Syrian national sheds light on the fact that the U.S. government may not be telling the whole truth about the "civil war" in Syria.
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March 20, 2013

Mary Jo White SEC: Revolving Door Between Wall Street and D.C. Won't Change Anytime Soon

Regulators regularly take jobs related to the industries they oversee. Neither governmental staff nor Wall Streeters embarrass easily, so it's up to us to keep them honest.
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March 20, 2013

Bosco Ntaganda: Congolese Warlord Surrenders to U.S. Embassy After 6-Year Manhunt

One of Africa’s most notorious warlords unexpectedly turned himself in to the American Embassy in Rwanda on Monday morning. Why did he do it?
March 20, 2013

Who Will Win March Madness?

Want predictions for the NCAA Tournament? We'll give you predictions.
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March 20, 2013

Iraq War Will End Up Costing At Least $6 Trillion

The costs of war can be seen not only in the trillions spent and wasted but on the wealth, innovation, and economic progress that could have been created on the free market instead.
March 20, 2013

NCAA Bracket South Region Round of 64 Predictions

March Madness 2013 is upon us. Check back with this blog for live scores, updates, predictions, video, and highlights.
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March 20, 2013

"Iraq Was Not Worth 4,488 Men and Women"

Hopefully America has learned important lessons as a country. The cost was far too high to learn them again.
March 20, 2013

3 Badass Future Technologies That Will Make the World Even Cooler

We live in a world of very rapid technological advancement. Here's a short list of the ones I'm looking forward to.
March 20, 2013

NCAA Bracket East Region Round of 64 Predictions

March Madness 2013 is upon us. Check back with this blog for live scores, updates, predictions, video, and highlights.
March 20, 2013

NCAA Bracket West Region Round of 64 Predictions

March Madness 2013 is upon us. Check back with this blog for live scores, updates, predictions, video, and highlights.
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March 20, 2013

Chipotle Withdraws From Boy Scouts Event — Will the BSA Finally Get the Hint On Gay Rights?

Chipotle recently withdrew sponsorship from the largest Boy Scouts event in the country because of the organization's LGBT ban, adding to the BSA's growing list of protesters.
March 20, 2013

March Madness Schedule: Thursday Game Times And Channel

Ready for 12 straight hours of basketball? The first day of the NCAA Tournament has you covered.
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March 20, 2013

Obama in Israel: Unwavering Support For Israel is Not in the U.S. Interest

As Obama makes his first visit to Israel as president, he reaffirms his unequivocal commitment to Israel at the expense of U.S. interests.
March 20, 2013

Obama 2013 NCAA Bracket: He Has Indiana Winning It All

The presidential bracket has become a tradition. Check out President Obama's picks in the 2013 NCAA bracket.
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March 20, 2013

Colorado Shooting: Prisons Chief Tom Clements Shot Dead At Home As Suspect Still At Large

Tom Clements, the head of Colorado's prison system, was shot dead at his home just hours before Governor John Hickenlooper was to sign new gun control measures into law.
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March 20, 2013

Obama Israel Trip: Obama Should Keep the Palestinians in Mind Too — Not Just Israelis

Israel supporters in the U.S. urge Obama to put pressure on Israel for a two-state solution to ensure its survival. But what about the Palestinian right to self determination?
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March 20, 2013

10-Year Iraq War Anniversary: Iraq War Project Will Change Your Perspective

The Iraq 10 Year Project gives names, faces, and feeling to the losses that America (and the world) suffered during the war.
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March 20, 2013

Growth and Opportunity Project: New Outreach Plan is Tearing the GOP Apart

The Republican National Committee's Growth and Opportunity Project released its report this week. Turns out much of the Republican Party hates it right out of the gate.
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March 20, 2013

Are the Republicans and Democrats Trading Places On Foreign Policy?

Republicans are still very much focused on strong national security policies, despite the recent surge of libertarian politicians. Dems have always been focused on these same policies.
March 20, 2013

There's a Good Reason Minorities Distrust the GOP

The GOP knows it has a minority problem. What it doesn't know is that their minority problem is really a power problem.
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March 20, 2013

4 Animals That Would Be Better GOP Mascots Than the Elephant

The Republican Party is in need of some reform and rebranding, so why not start with the mascot?
March 20, 2013

March Equinox 2013: The 7 Best Things About Spring

With the miserable winter we've all had, you may not have realized that March 20 marks the first day of spring. Here are seven things to look forward to this season.
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March 20, 2013

Steubenville Rape Case: Victim Will Send Donations to Domestic Violence Shelter

The Steunbenville rape survivor and her family have requested that all donations be sent to a women's shelter in Wheeling.
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March 20, 2013

'Clark Rockefeller' Trial: Epic Con Man Christian Karl Gerhartsreiter Facing Murder Charge

The infamous “Clark Rockefeller,” convicted of abducting his daughter from Boston in 2008, appeared in a California court on Monday on charges that he murdered John Sohus in 1985.
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March 20, 2013

Paul Krugman: Shrugs Off Long-Term Effects Of Deficit

Paul Krugman says he doesn't see why long-term concerns should influence today's budget policy, but no good can come of delay, so putting off obligations only worsen the deficit.
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March 20, 2013

5 "Progressive" Corporations With Terrible Workplace Equality Track Records

A new report reveals that several companies that are typically regarded as progressive actually have very few women in top level positions.
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March 20, 2013

Gay Marriage Poll Shows 58% Of Americans in Support — Thank Obama and Youth Voters

A new poll found that 58% of Americans support the right of same-gender couples to marry. Who's behind this new momentum for gay rights?
March 20, 2013

Barack-etology 2013: Who Did President Obama Pick This Year?

March Madness 2013 is upon us. Check back with this blog for live scores, updates, predictions, video, and highlights.
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March 20, 2013

Mic Check: Yelp’s Best Restaurants in the World

PolicyMic's daily newsletter, featuring our take on the day's news and our favorite finds from around the web.
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March 20, 2013

"I Realized I Had Waited Too Long to Bail Out From Under the Helicopter"

A PolicyMic pundit and Truman fellow reflects on his time in the Iraq War. Was the war a success?
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March 20, 2013

Euro Crisis: Cypriot Bank Levy Would Be Terrible, But It's the Least Worst Option

Accepting the EU's egregious terms on a bailout would be awful, but what other option does Cyprus have?
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March 20, 2013

Christine Lagarde: IMF Chief's Home Raided By Police

The home of Christine Lagarde in Paris is undergoing investigation for allegations of embezzlement.
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March 20, 2013

Syria Chemical Weapons: Assad Regime and Rebels Blame Each Other For WMD Attack

While it is inconclusive whether chemical weapons were actually used, it is clear that the U.S. government is stepping towards future involvement in Syria.
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March 20, 2013

Fed Statement Transcript: FOMC to Continue $85 Billion in Monthly Bond Buys

Full transcript of the FOMC's statement, which leaves rates unchanged and continues the Federal Reserve's loose monetary policy.
March 20, 2013

Miami Heat Win Streak: Like Denzel's Train, This Team is Unstoppable

Now that their win streak has been extended to 23 games (the second longest in NBA history), it's time to discuss why your favorite team will never, ever, ever beat the 2012-13 Miami Heat.
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March 20, 2013

"Why Am I So Tired?" Because You Don't Get a Siesta

Many millennials live by the motto of "work hard, play hard." However, in order to do so without being completely drained and exhausted, we need to take an hour each day to sit back and relax.
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March 20, 2013

Federal Reserve Statement: Bernanke and FOMC Expected to Leave Rates Unchanged

Ben Bernanke will hold a press conference on Wednesday at 2:30 PM explaining the Federal Reserve's latest policy decision. It is expected the Fed will continue its bond-buying program.
March 20, 2013

Say Your Name Over and Over and It'll Start to Sound Like Nonsense

Bologna. Bologna. Bologna. Bologna. Bologna. Sounding funny yet? There's a term for that word-overload: let's talk about semantic satiation.
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March 20, 2013

10th Anniversary Iraq: Media Ignores Lies That Led to U.S. Invasion

MSNBC ran two segments on the Iraq War's 10th anniversary on Tuesday. Unfortunately, neither of them took note to correct the odious lies that got us into Iraq in the first place.
March 20, 2013

What's the Matter With Kansas? Lots, But Let's Start With Their Bogus Anti-Abortion Laws

The Kansas GOP is considering a law requiring doctors to lie to their patients about a nonexistent link between abortion and breast cancer. Is this the worst thing they've done yet?
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March 20, 2013

Syria Civil War: Chemical Attack Has U.S. Officials Debating Proper Response

The U.S. government appears to have no idea how best to resolve the deteriorating situation in Syria.
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March 20, 2013

Obama Israel Visit: Is War With Iran On the Agenda?

When Obama visits Israel, don't expect any major change in U.S. policy. The real purpose of his trip is to show support for the Israeli people and keep up relations with the new government.
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March 20, 2013

2013 Budget: 3 Proposals Are Currently on the Table

With looming furloughs, layoffs, and cuts to services coming as a result of sequestration debacle, Washington prepares for budget season. These three propsals are currently on the table.
March 20, 2013

5 Things NOT to Do During Alternative Spring Break

While week-long service projects abroad during Spring Break are well-intentioned, it is important to evaluate their long-term impact and shortcomings.
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March 20, 2013

“I’d Get a Static-Filled Line and a, ‘Hey Dad; I’m Not Dead’”

One of the most haunting moments of the Iraq War for one father was his son's phone calls.
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March 20, 2013

Israeli Soldier's Facebook Post: "There's Nothing Better Than a Dead Arab"

An Israeli soldier's anti-Arab Facebook posts went public on Tuesday, raising questions about systemic ideals within the IDF.
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March 20, 2013

International Day Of Happiness 2013: Why This Fluffy Holiday is Just Another UN #FAIL

The UN is good natured by hopelessly ineffective. The International Day of Happiness is just another example.
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March 20, 2013

Social Security: One Issue Dems and Republicans Should Compromise On

Millennials want to preserve the social safety net. Here's how Dems and Republicans should compromise to ensure Social Security remains solvent for the millennial generation.
March 20, 2013

A Tribe Called Quest Reunion?: 10 Reasons You Should Be Excited

Q-Tip has announced that Phife Dawg, Ali Shaheed, and Jarobi White might join him on his next solo album. Here are ten (musical) reasons you should be excited for a Tribe Called Quest reunion.
March 20, 2013

NIT Schedule and Predictions

Find out all the information you need to know about the 2013 NIT.
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March 20, 2013

Venezuela Special Election: Maduro and Capriles Face Off to Decide Future Of Chavismo

With a special election on April 14, acting President Nicolas Maduro and Governor Henrique Capriles strap up for what could be a pivotal point in Venezuelan history.
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March 20, 2013

Pope Francis: Supported Civil Unions As Cardinal in 2010

When Argentina was on the verge of legalizing gay marriage, Pope Francis, then Cardinal Bergoglio, supported civil unions as a compromise. How will he handle the same situation as pope?
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March 20, 2013

Obama Netanyahu Press Conference LIVE Stream: Watch Online

President Barack Obama arrived in Israel Wednesday for his first visit to this country as a sitting president. Watch his joint press conference with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu as it unfolds
March 20, 2013

Obama NCAA Bracket 2013: Who Is The Commander In Chief Picking?

The Presidential Bracket has become a tradition. Check out President Obama's picks in the 2013 NCAA Bracket.
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March 20, 2013

Bernanke LIVE Stream: Fed Chair Holds Press Conference After FOMC Statement

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke will deliver a statement on the Fed's economic outlook and take questions from the business press.
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March 20, 2013

Obama Middle East Trip: Will It Stop a Growing Crisis?

President Obama arrived in Israel today amid a growing crisis in the Middle East, but will his trip do any good?
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March 20, 2013

Cyprus Drama Deepens

After shooting down the EU plan, banks remain closed at leastuntil next week and Nicosia turns to the Kremlin for help
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March 20, 2013

Lindsey Graham, John McCain Call For U.S. Intervention in Syria

John McCain and Lindsey Graham want Obama to get involved with Syria if the chemical weapon rumors are true, but another messy foreign entanglement could do more harm than good for the U.S.
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March 20, 2013

Obama Palestine Visit: Will Obama Achieve Any Breakthroughs?

Even the Palestinian leadership admits they're not expecting big things from Obama's visit this week. But one thing the Palestinians may be able to look forward to is money.
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March 20, 2013

Europe's Dilemma: Austerity vs. Collapse

Cyprus is a microcosm of Europe's greatest postwar struggle.