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Kerry Urges Full Implementation of Deal to End Misery in Syria

Posted February 12th, 2016 at 1:21 pm (UTC-4)
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“This progress has the potential to…to be able to change the daily lives of the Syrian people.” Secretary of State John Kerry

Historical Perspectives of the Confederate Flag, Civil War

Posted July 13th, 2015 at 2:43 pm (UTC-4)
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It is fitting that during the 150th anniversary of the end to the U.S. Civil War, Americans are debating the display of one of that war’s most controversial symbols: the Confederate battle flag. It’s removal Friday from the grounds of South Carolina’s capital has stoked passions on both sides of the issue, who cite “history” to sway opinion to their side.