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There is an 8-Year-Old Girl With Lung Cancer, and China's Smog is to Blame

Every minute there are six new cases of cancer in China, and now an eight year old girl has been diagnosed. The smog is to blame, but what causes all that pollution? The answer is politics.

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Where is Halloween Celebrated? It's Spreading, But With Troubling Implications

Globalization is turning Halloween into a real international holiday. It is now celebrated in places as diverse as France, China, and Indonesia. But is that a good thing?
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America Hasn't Had a Budget For Over Three Years, So Don’t Expect One Anytime Soon

Given the divides between Congress and the Obama administration, America will probably not have a real budget until Congress learns to compromise, or one party controls both houses.
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What's McCutcheon v FEC? Your Simple Guide to This Landmark Campaign Finance Case

McCutcheon v. FEC: the case, the implications, the arguments, and the likely outcome of a legal battle that could lift limits on how much donors can give to candidates and their campaigns.
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We're Obsessed With Syria — But the Countries With Chemical Weapons Might Surprise You

Meet the five states that have neither signed nor ratified the CWC treaty and two other ones that have signed but not ratified the treaty, why they have not done so, and why they should.
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Syria War News: The Simple Guide to the Senate Vote On Syria

The who, what, where, when, and how of the Obama administration's efforts to secure the 60 votes needed in the Senate to declare war on Syria.

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G20 Summit 2013: Russia and the U.S. Are Going to Get Nasty Over Syria

Putin is the host of this year's G20, which Obama will attend in Russia.
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Next Labor Day Our Economy Will Still Be in Serious Trouble

Where will the economy be next Labor Day? Hard to say, but America will still be in trouble. Not only will it take seven years to close the job gap, but inflation may finally rear its ugly head.
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On Military Aid to Egypt, Let's Let the Pros Handle It

A recent poll shows most Americans want to cut military aid to Egypt. Shouldn't politicians listen to the people? Yes, but the people shouldn't be the only voice. Here's why.