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March 9, 2012 6 Comments

Retired General: U.S. Abandoned Iranian Dissidents Held In Iraq

Thousands of Iranians bent on overthrowing the current Iranian regime are being held in Camp Ashraf near Baghdad. A retired Army General says the U.S. had promised to protect them. But since Iraqis assumed control of the camp, dozens have been killed and hundreds wounded.

December 23, 2010 Comment

Making Sense Of Devastation And Trauma In Iraq

After a nine-month deadlock, Iraq has a new government, but what’s the reality on the ground?

December 22, 2010 Comment

Iraq Unveils New Government

After months of deadlock, Iraq finally has a new government. Among those included, are a significant number of the followers of a fiercely anti-American cleric.

December 6, 2010 Comment

Iraq's First Census In Decades Delayed Over Land Dispute

Iraq’s cabinet decided to postpone the country’s first population census since 1987 yesterday, largely because of a longstanding conflict over the northern city of Kirkuk.

November 11, 2010 Comment

Internet Muddles Process Of Notifying Next Of Kin

How Facebook and email affect the military’s process of telling family members their loved ones have been killed.

November 10, 2010 6 Comments

Rundown 11/10

Christians Face Stepped-up Attacks In Iraq, Film Says Professors Share Blame For Wall Street Crash, Map Points Can Create Safer Passwords, Medical Workers Say Haiti Needs Money Now To Recover, This Picture Book Is ‘The Cat’s Pajamas’

October 22, 2010 12 Comments

Rundown 10/22

Following The Fall Out From Juan Williams’ Firing, Back To Baghdad: A Former Soldier And A Journalist Return To Iraq, French Pension Protests Continue, Scientists Say The Ocean Is The True Source Of Oil, Candidates Bait Each Other To ‘Man Up’ In Era Of ‘Truthiness’

October 8, 2010 Comment

Rundown 10/8

On The Campaign Trail, Candidates Focus On Economy, Where Will The Next Gen. Petraeus Come From?, Stolen Iraqi Art Returns Home, Finally, Curtain May Fall On Europe’s Last Gypsy Circus, Demands Growing For Nationwide Halt on Foreclosures, East Meets West In New Opera

September 1, 2010 4 Comments

rundown 9/1

American Troops Begin New Role As Advisers In Iraq, Middle East Peace Talks Resume Amidst Hope For Compromise, Louisiana Shrimp Festival Also Honors The Oil Industry, Bracelet Links Reporter To Missing Soldier, Gail Caldwell Memorializes Caroline Knapp

August 23, 2010 Comment

Rundown 8/23

Oil Spill Fund Recipients Must Give Up Right To Sue, American Aid Worker Goes ‘Barefoot In Baghdad’, Florida Primaries Tomorrow: It’s About Character, The Televangelist And The Warlord, Sharing Our Tacky Tourist Photos

August 19, 2010 4 Comments

Rundown 8/19

American Troops Withdraw From Iraq, But It Isn’t Over Yet, Amputee War Vets Climb Mt. Kilimanjaro, How The Islamic Center In N.Y. Ignited A Political Firestorm, Flood Waters Continue To Ravage Pakistan, Henry Winkler Is Still Having Fun On TV

August 16, 2010 Comment

Rundown 8/16

Shrimpers Return to Louisiana Waters, Earn College Credits By Working At Walmart?, Authorities Probe Apparent Suicide of ‘Craigslist Killer’, Energy Efficiency Can Save Money And Lives In The Military, Cinema Jenin

August 4, 2010 Comment

Rundown 8/4

States Brace For Jobs Vote In Congress, Who’s Watching You On Facebook, The War Winds Down In Iraq, Violence Remains High, Missouri Voters Pass Challenge To Obama’s Health Care Reform, Returning To The Titanic

July 27, 2010 Comment

Rundown 7/27

Release Of Wikileaks Documents Could Alter Debate On Afghan War Funding, A Closer Look At Eric Holder’s Justice Department, From Aggressive Dogs To Frostbitten Fingers, Letter Carriers Share Their Stories, ‘The Searchers’ Inspires Directors More Than 50 Years Later

March 8, 2010 Comment

Rundown 3/8

Mandating Health Care Hitch, Regulating The Financial Industry, Paul Farmer On Haiti, Iraq Elections, Saving Energy, Kathryn Bigelow

March 4, 2010 Comment

Rundown 3/4

Hurdles For Health Care, A New Push To Regulate Wall Street, High-Stakes Iraqi Elections, An Update From Earthquake-Stricken Chile, Daniel Ellsberg Documentary “The Most Dangerous Man In America”

January 29, 2010 Comment

Rundown 1/29

Tony Blair Testifies about Run-up to Iraq War, What Could Work in Afghanistan?, Schools Move Recess — Before Lunch, Massachusetts School Connects with Haiti through Book Exchange, John Singer Sargent and the Painting that Made His Reputation

December 17, 2009 13 Comments

Rundown 12/17

U.S. Predator Drones Vulnerable to Hackers, The Music Room, Russia and Ukraine and Natural Gas, The Sales Tax Quandry, The Christmas Chronicles

December 14, 2009 3 Comments

Rundown 12/14

Obama vs. Wall Street, Negotiating Peace in Iraq, Watching ‘Invictus’ from South Africa, Supreme Court to Hear Case on Privacy and Texting at Work, A Cappella Raises its Voice

November 26, 2009 2 Comments

Rundown 11/26

Peter Gomes and the Pilgrims, Stewed Pompion, Anyone?, Syria and Iraqi Relations, Turkey Day Classic, Robin’s Trip to Vermont

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December 16 2 Comments

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December 15 3 Comments

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