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California Teachers Cut Their Commodities Gamble

California's teachers are helping lead the way in recognizing that gambling on hunger is a way to lose your money -- and to hurt the world's poorest people.
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Update from Haiti: Flooding, Cholera, and Local Action

There's been considerable rain where we live in Haiti, and there are also wind gusts. I fear for folks in Leogane and elsewhere who are vulnerable to flooding.
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'Daisy Girl' is Still Counting: A Push for START Ratification

As someone who watched Lyndon Johnson's 1964 original "Daisy Girl" campaign ad in her high school history class, the reappearance of this motif in the
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Despite Genocide, I See Hope for Sudan

The events that I saw in my childhood during the war in Sudan are called genocide today.
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Veterans' Suicides and Selective Conscientious Objection

This is the fourth installment of a series Logan Mehl-Laituri is writing for God's Politics focusing on selective conscientious objection.
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The latest news on Health Care Law, State Budget Cuts, Climate Change, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, Yemen Drone Strikes Debated, Iran, Haiti, and Sudan.

Tax Cuts. President Obama said a Republican proposal to preserve the full array of Bush administration tax cuts for two more years presents a "basis for conversation" that could lead to a compromise as lawmakers prepare to meet next week for a high-stakes showdown over taxes.

Obama's India visit. U.S. President Barack Obama has backed India's ambition for permanent membership of the UN Security Council.

Burma Elections.Independent Burmese observers have reported widespread allegations of voter intimidation and bribery in the country's first elections in a generation.

Quote of the Day. “We’re not afraid of death because Jesus died for us. Of course we cry, but they’re tears of happiness, because we die for God.” Sama Wadie, 32, his hand wrapped in a bandage, after attending Mass at Our Lady of Salvation Church in Baghdad, where 51 people were killed last Sunday. (New York Times)

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Friday Links Round Up: Dead Coral in the Gulf. Rubik's Cubes. Election Results

Dead Coral in the Gulf. Rubik's Cubes. Election Results. Here's a little round up of links from around the web you may have missed this week.
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The Upcoming Vote in South Sudan: Just the Facts

On January 9, South Sudan will vote on whether to secede from the North and form a new nation.
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