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September 2, 2014
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Costs of War: $4.4 trillion, 350,000 lives

Updated figures for the direct costs of war in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan now stand at more than 350,000 lives lost and $4.4 trillion spent. Indirectly, another 250,000 lives have been lost to war-related causes like loss of civilian access … Continue reading

July 28, 2014
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Commentary by Jo-Anne Hart: Will we have ISIS to thank for peace with Iran?

If there is any good news in the ISIS developments in Iraq, it is that the United States and Iran both want to see ISIS stopped and Iraq’s government stabilized. It’s possible, writes Jo-Anne Hart, that addressing the ISIS issue … Continue reading

May 22, 2014
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For archaeologists, Middle East conflicts create ‘perfect sandstorm’ of challenges

Conflicts in the Middle East have made archaeological work increasingly difficult, but the work must go on, scholars said at a recent conference organized with the help of the Oriental Institute. The task of digging ancient sites and studying artifacts … Continue reading

December 3, 2013
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Twerk, Snap, Shake: Yahoo Unveils 2013 Year In Review

SUNNYVALE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE) — Yahoo today announced the 2013 Year In Review, a look at the daily search habits of millions of Yahoo users. And for the first time,Year In Review takes a peek at the top trends from Tumblr. … Continue reading

August 10, 2013
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Obama on NSA, Russia and others (Press Conference, 9 August 2013)

The White House Office of the Press Secretary THE PRESIDENT: Good afternoon, everybody. Please have a seat. Over the past few weeks, I’ve been talking about what I believe should be our number-one priority as a country — building a … Continue reading

June 29, 2013
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Health in conflict: A public health student undertakes a challenging internship in Lebanon

“In Syria it is a fast death; here it is a slow death,” a woman lamented as she described her situation as a refugee in Lebanon escaping an escalating civil war in her homeland. Each woman’s story was different, but … Continue reading

February 17, 2013
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Madeleine Albright Chats with Henry Paulson about Career, Foreign Policy

Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright told an audience at the University of Chicago that her worldview was shaped early in life, when she witnessed the impact the United States had during and immediately following World War II. Albright … Continue reading

February 14, 2013
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NASA Satellites Find Freshwater Losses in Middle East

PASADENA, Calif. – A new study using data from a pair of gravity-measuring NASA satellites finds that large parts of the arid Middle East region lost freshwater reserves rapidly during the past decade. Scientists at the University of California, Irvine; … Continue reading