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"There is divine beauty in learning, just as there is human beauty in tolerance. To learn means to accept the postulate that life did not begin at my birth. Others have been here before me, and I walk in their footsteps. The books I have read were composed by generations of fathers and sons, mothers and daughters, teachers and disciples. I am the sum total of their experiences, their quests. And so are you."

—Elie(zer) Wiesel (b. 1928) Romanian-born writer, lecturer, survivor Nazi camps, Nobel


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Truce offers hope to kidnap girls 
  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 15:00:51 EDT 
    The Nigerian government agrees a ceasefire deal with the Islamist terror group Boko Haram, including the release of scores of kidnapped girls, a presidential spokesman says.

Former Pope closer to sainthood 
  Sun, 19 Oct 2014 19:23:51 EDT 
    Pope Francis moved a predecessor closer to sainthood on Sunday, beatifying Pope Paul VI on the last day of a gathering in Rome of church leaders from around the world.

Guides to blame for Nepal tragedy? 
  Sun, 19 Oct 2014 23:32:57 EDT 
    With 39 hikers dead in Nepal's Himalayas, questions are raised over the role played by guides.

Obama: My credit card was declined 
  Sat, 18 Oct 2014 11:28:18 EDT 
    Ever had your credit card turned down at a fancy restaurant?

Club denies rapist offered deal 
  Sat, 18 Oct 2014 23:22:54 EDT 
    Should a convicted rapist, who has served their time in prison, be allowed to resume their old job?

Obama: A very successful president? 
  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 09:06:17 EDT 
    President Obama's poll numbers have hit a new low and he's under fire for everything from the rise of ISIS to the response to the Ebola threat. So it may seem surprising to many readers that the Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman -- who has been one of the president's strongest critics from the left -- has written a cover story for Rolling Stone entitled "In Defense of Obama."

What ISIS' online magazine tells us 
  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 09:05:35 EDT 
    ISIS is looking to take over a good chunk of the Middle East -- if not the entire Muslim world. At least, that's the message the terrorist movement is sending in its English online magazine, Dabiq.

Why no empathy for Ebola victims? 
  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 09:09:26 EDT 
    The world's response to Ebola is its own sort of tragedy.

Ebola: What you need to know 
  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 01:24:42 EDT 
    The deadliest outbreak of Ebola virus on record has sparked fears that the killer virus could spread from West Africa to other regions and continents.

Can germ-zapping robot help? 
  Fri, 17 Oct 2014 21:37:02 EDT 
    Gigi the robot looks like a skinny, harmless cousin of R2-D2, but the machine is a cold-blooded killer for hire, a germ zapper that could become an important weapon in the fight against Ebola.

ISIS launches 'near-simulataneous strikes' 
  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 15:57:15 EDT 
    ISIS launches coordinated attacks on Kurdish forces in Iraq in what Kurdish government officials say is a fierce and renewed push for Kurdish-held territory.

Turkey u-turn in ISIS battle 
  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 14:51:07 EDT 
    Turkey made a significant policy shift Monday when it announced it would allow Kurdish Peshmerga fighters from northern Iraq to travel through the Turkish territory to reinforce the besieged Kurdish town of Kobani in northern Syria.

Using comedy to fight ISIS 
  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 16:06:27 EDT 
    An Iraqi TV show risks retaliation from the terrorist group ISIS by parodying life under them. CNN's Ben Wedeman reports.

Kobani is key to both sides 
  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 16:08:05 EDT 
    The Pentagon doesn't believe airstrikes alone will stop ISIS, but they do possibly provide a psychological advantage.

Sweden hunts for mystery submarine 
  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 15:58:39 EDT 
    There are fears of Russians and it is October, but it is not a Tom Clancy novel. It is a case of international naval intrigue off the Swedish coast that brings back memories of the Cold War.
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