Downed Jet Is The Latest Element In The Syrian Powder Keg

WASHINGTON ― A U.S. Navy pilot shooting down a Syrian jet over the weekend has raised tensions to the point where Russia is threatening to attack American planes in the region while the White House insists on the right to defend itself.“Making sure that people understand that, while we want to
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Police Suspect Missing College Student Was Abducted

Authorities believe a young woman who disappeared near the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus was kidnapped.Yingying Zhang, 26, was last seen by the campus in Urbana on June 9. Surveillance video obtained by police shows Zhang getting into a black Saturn Astra hatchback around 2 p.m.
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Insurers Talk A Lot About Climate Change, But Most Still Do Business In Coal

The insurance industry’s annual confab last week was supposed to be a dry, stoic affair. Instead, anti-coal protesters stormed the 44th Geneva Association conference at a ritzy hotel in San Francisco, plastered the bathrooms with slogan stickers and slipped fliers under the doors to executives’
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Your Next Steps Should One Of Bey And Jay’s Twins Be Given Your Name

Hi. I’m sure you’ve heard the news: Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s twins are here. And now we play the waiting game until the first official photos are released and the baby names are announced.But what happens if one of the tiny Beys has your name? I’m glad I pretended you asked, because this is wher
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Australian Broadcaster Apologizes For Asking Asian Journalist, ‘Are You Yellow?’

An Australian broadcaster is under fire after asking an Asian journalist, “Are you yellow?” during a contentious interview.Red Symons, who hosts a morning show on the Australian Broadcasting Corp.’s Radio Melbourne station, apologized Monday morning for comments he made while being interviewed
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Is Iran’s Ballistic Missile Use Trump’s Fault?

Much to the chagrin of leaders in Washington, Tel Aviv and Riyadh, Iran launched ballistic missiles into Syria on Sunday, targeting ISIS in retaliation for its terror attacks in Tehran two weeks ago. These strikes are the first time that Iran has launched missiles since its 1980-1988 war with Iraq,
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Why Nabra’s Death Feels Terrifyingly Close To Muslim Women Of Color

Nabra Hassanen was a Muslim. She was a woman. She was a person of color. And her tragic death is another reminder that carrying all of these identities in America today can be a heavy, heavy burden.Hassanen, a 16-year-old Muslim, was brutally murdered early Sunday morning after participating in Rama
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Will Unmarried Women Swing The Georgia 6th Special Election?

On Tuesday June 20th, Georgians will vote in one of the most closely watched special elections in history. The choice is not just between two individuals – it is between two fundamentally different policy approaches that will have major impacts on Americans’ lives.Young people need quality publi
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Baltimore’s Top Doctor: Why Aren’t We Treating Gun Violence Like A Health Crisis?

Dr. Leana Wen, Baltimore’s health commissioner and an emergency room physician, wrote a moving op-ed last week after a gunman opened fire on a congressional baseball practice. In it, she highlighted the daily horror of gun violence the medical community faces.Wen has long argued that gun violen
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Few opioid-addicted youth get standard treatment medication

Only 1 in 4 teens and young adults with opioid addiction receive recommended treatment medication despite having good health insurance, according to a study that suggests doctors are not keeping up with the needs of youth caught up in the worst addiction crisis in U.S. history. "Young people may b
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