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Raghida Dergham

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Cuba Gives Obama a Chance for a Historical Achievement

Raghida Dergham | December 19, 2014 | World
President Barack Obama has rescued his legacy from oblivion through the Cuban gateway, having concluded that the nuclear negotiations with Iran and the Palestinian-Israeli peace process will hit the wall of Republican resistance in and outside Congress. Obama closed the book on the old approach with Communist Cuba with his...
Richard (RJ) Eskow

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Hillary's Choice: "Anti-Gridlock" or "Anti-Wall Street"?

Richard (RJ) Eskow | December 19, 2014 | Politics
We're told that Hillary Clinton is spurning something her advisors call the "anti-Wall Street" movement and will run instead on a platform of "working across the aisle" with Republicans. Her camp is suggesting, without much evidence and against the lessons of recent history, that she will be more effective at...
Andrew Plepler

3 Tips for A Happy Financial New Year

Andrew Plepler | December 19, 2014 | Education
'Tis the season for colder weather, family get-togethers, and -- let's not forget -- the highest credit-card spending Americans will undertake over the course of the year.
Tony Sachs

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The Scotch Before Christmas: 12 Single Malts For Last-Minute Shoppers

Tony Sachs | December 18, 2014 | Taste
'Twas the week before Christmas, the middle of Hanukkah And last-minute shoppers had serious agita. "What do I do? What the hell should I buy? I still need a gift for my great uncle Sy! Not to mention my cousin, the one in Mamaroneck And...
Dr. Sharon Ufberg

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Soul Doctor Lifts Our Spirits Off Broadway

Dr. Sharon Ufberg | December 18, 2014 | Entertainment
Soul Doctor has an important message--that one person can make a difference, a huge difference in the world. That in itself is worth being reminded. The fact that the difference could be bringing more love, peace and acceptance into our chaotic world.
Kyle Knight

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Australia's New Immigration Law Shifts Regional Focus to Security

Kyle Knight | December 18, 2014 | World
This week's passing into law of Australia's Migration and Maritime Powers Legislation Amendment Act, which comes on the heels of a year of tightened border controls and refugee intake policy changes, could chill regional cooperation.
Samantha Rodman PhD

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Top Ten Things Your Jewish Friends Do on Christmas

Samantha Rodman PhD | December 18, 2014 | Comedy
Here is an inside look at what your Jewish, or Muslim, or Buddhist, or Hindu or anything else friends do on Christmas, because you know you're curious.
Intern Queen Campus Ambassadors

The Importance of Building Relationships With Professors

Intern Queen Campus Ambassadors | December 18, 2014 | College
The semester is coming to a close and most college students are reaping the rewards of a semester well-spent (or not, in some cases.) Many students are reaching out for internship connections, connections that can very easily be made in the classroom.
Amy Wilks

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Dedicated Crossing Guard Gets a Delightful Christmas Surprise

Amy Wilks | December 18, 2014 | Good News
As we continue to experience these last few days of 2014, may we each make a promise to continue to give our love and support to those around us not just during the holidays, but each and every day throughout all of the coming years.
Steve Horn

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Not Just Public Lands: Defense Bill Also Incentivizes Fracked Gas Vehicles

Steve Horn | December 18, 2014 | Green
The NDAA also included a provision that opened the floodgates for natural gas vehicles (NGVs) in the U.S. -- cars that would largely be fueled by gas obtained via fracking.
Marty Zwilling

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7 Ways to Feed the Growth Beast in Every Business

Marty Zwilling | December 18, 2014 | Business
Completing these steps allows your startup beast to pick up momentum, fueling a breakthrough in growth and ultimately making it unbeatable in the marketplace. The modern day field of dreams mantra has pivoted to "If you market it, they will come." Are your customers coming fast enough?
Megan Smolenyak

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Fulmoth Kearney, President Obama's Irish Immigrant Ancestor, Gets a Tombstone

Megan Smolenyak | December 18, 2014 | Politics
Back in 2007, I researched then-candidate Barack Obama's roots and identified one of his third great-grandparents, Fulmoth Kearney of Ireland, as the most recent immigrant on his mother's side of the family.
Firas Kittaneh

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Taking the Green Approach: Four Ways to Reuse Your Old Mattress

Firas Kittaneh | December 18, 2014 | Green
Mattresses are known to be highly recyclable, but unfortunately many simply throw away their used mattress once they've bought a new one. A mattress takes up precious landfill space and aren't easily compacted like typical trash.
Katerina Stai

Melomakarona: Greek Christmas Cookies With Olive Oil

Katerina Stai | December 18, 2014 | Taste
This is a fantastic traditional recipe for Greek Christmas cookies with olive oil, honey, walnuts and cinnamon.
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

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'Green News Report' - December 18, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | December 18, 2014 | Green
The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Nothin' but good news for a...
Frances Beinecke

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Six Lessons Learned From the Front Lines of the Climate Fight

Frances Beinecke | December 18, 2014 | Green
As I prepare to retire from NRDC and hand the reins over to our incoming president Rhea Suh, I have been reflecting on how the climate movement can secure the solutions we need to protect future generations from harm. In my view, here are issues we need to keep in mind.
Efraim Chalamish

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Israeli Venture Capitalists Finance Arab Startups

Efraim Chalamish | December 18, 2014 | Business
While the Israeli-Palestinian peace process is frozen and many countries in the region are facing civil wars and political violence, several Israeli investors are busy investing in Arab or Israeli-Arab startups and incubators.
Terry Connelly

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The Fright Before Christmas

Terry Connelly | December 18, 2014 | Business
'Twas the week before Christmas And all through the Street Not a hedge fund was buying: Instead--in retreat! They'd bet big on oil-- Now they weren't in the black, So they sold off their winners To take up the slack. The stock market tone? Like taps on...
Modelinia

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New York Fashion Week Gets the Boot From Lincoln Center

Modelinia | December 18, 2014 | Style
Following much debate, the Supreme Court of the State of New York has ruled that IMG Fashion will not renew its sublicense agreement with Lincoln Center, which expires in February following the Fall/Winter 2015 shows.
Joseph Peterson

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Mormon Service Advocates Launch New Faith-Themed Website, Podcast

Joseph Peterson | December 18, 2014 | Religion
From that website they affirm that "No Poor Among Them is a project devoted to education and inspiration in the art of service and the passion to end poverty."