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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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A House of Prayer for All Races

I was privileged the last few days to be in Phoenix, Arizona.
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Looking Towards South Sudan's Referendum

[Editor's Note: As Sudan prepares for the key January 9 referendum in which South Sudan will decide whether to become independent, as outlined by the 2005 agreement which ended
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Recipes for Resistance: Cooking With GMOs

As genetically modified organisms (GMOs) become more prevalent, so do protests against them.
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Who Will Speak for Our Nation's Soul?

Abraham Lincoln said, "America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves." Has America started down this road? Yes.
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