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Washington Post: President Obama’s plans to expeditiously determine the fates of about 245 terrorism suspects held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and quickly close the military prison there were set back last week…


LAGOS (Reuters): Police in Nigeria are holding a goat on suspicion of attempted armed robbery. Vigilantes took the black and white beast to the police saying it was an armed robber who…




SF Chronicle: A protest over the fatal shooting by a BART police officer of an unarmed black man mushroomed into several hours of violence Wednesday night as demonstrators smashed storefronts and cars,…


Times Online, UK: Israel is believed to be using controversial white phosphorus shells to screen its assault on the heavily populated Gaza Strip yesterday. The weapon, used by British and US forces…


Times Online, UK: Israel is believed to be using controversial white phosphorus shells to screen its assault on the heavily populated Gaza Strip yesterday. The Geneva Treaty of 1980 stipulates that white…


Anand Gopal, The Nation: Instead of government officials, men in muddied black turbans with assault rifles slung over their shoulders patrol the highway [south of Kabul], checking for thieves and “spies.” The…





Dan Gerstein, Forbes: Why is Cerberus, one of the world’s richest private equity firms, begging for a bailout? Last year Cerberus and about 100 co-investors bought an 80% stake in Chrysler and…



John Nichols, The Nation: Much of the job creation that is likely to result from the plan Obama outlined Saturday will be in the construction sector, which has been especially hard hit…


John Nichols, The Nation: Much of the job creation that is likely to result from the plan Obama outlined Saturday will be in the construction sector, which has been especially hard hit…



Klause Marre, The Hill: Former Sen. Bob Graham (D-Fla.) said Tuesday that a massive terrorist attack will likely occur by 2013 unless the world community acts quickly and decisively. Graham is the…


Kathleen Pender, SF Gate: The federal government committed an additional $800 billion to two new loan programs [last] Tuesday, bringing its cumulative commitment to financial rescue initiatives to a staggering $8.5 trillion,…


In the name of Allah, and all praise is for Allah, and Prayers of Peace on the Messenger of Allah and on his family, Companions and allies. Muslim brothers everywhere: Peace be…


With reports of deadly military robot attacks in Pakistan and Afghanistan coming in ever more frequently, GOOD magazine takes a timely look at the issue. GOOD: Military Robots by goodmagazine GO TO…


Seumas Milne, Guardian UK: So now they tell us. Two months after the brief but bloody war in the Caucasus which was overwhelmingly blamed on Russia by western politicians and media at…