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60 years on, independence war defines modern Algeria

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Algiers (AFP) - Sixty years on, the war of independence from France remains a defining moment for Algeria and its elite, like 79-year-old Zohra Drif, a senator who once set off a bomb that left three people dead. 



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Beijing hosts regional conference on Afghanistan

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BEIJING (AP) — China is hosting an international conference on Afghanistan's security and reconstruction that highlights its growing role in the country as U.S. and NATO forces depart. 




Gonzalez: Quarantined nurse Kaci Hickox is bravely fighting policy

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Civil rights lawyer Norman Siegel has defended countless victims of government abuse over the years, including people swept up in another hysterical call for health quarantines during the early days of the AIDS epidemic. Even the grizzled Siegel has been struck by the bravery and eloquence...(more) 



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Mystery Drones Have Been Flying Over France's Nuclear Power Plants

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Le Monde reports that quadrotors of various shapes and sizes have been flying over some of France's (numerous) nuclear power plants over the course of the past few weeks, causing mild alarm, embarrassment for the Air Force that's supposed to police the air space, and...(more) 



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Watch Jon Stewart’s hilarious takedown of a Koch ad

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Our romance with Jon Stewart is storied and long. And here’s the thing with long romances: The passion ebbs and flows. Steamy nights in heart-shaped hot tubs in the Poconos quickly become tea-time Sundays with The Ethicist. Love never dies, exactly, but you find your...(more) 



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Citigroup legal costs up by $600m

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Investment bank Citigroup puts aside an extra $600m to cover legal expenses due to "rapidly evolving regulatory inquiries". 



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Sandwiches may be a source of too much dietary salt

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By Madeline Kennedy (Reuters Health) - Americans consume too much sodium, according to current guidelines, and much of the excess may be hidden in our sandwiches, researchers say. Based on national survey data depicting American eating habits over the course of a single day, the study...(more) 



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Theater Review: Zvi Sahar’s 'Salt of the Earth' at BAM

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Zvi Sahar’s theater piece “Salt of the Earth” is set in a dystopian Israel under siege from within. 



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Movie Review: ‘True Son,’ on Michael Tubbs’s Campaign in Stockton

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“True Son” is a portrait of a violence-ridden California city sharply segregated by race and income and the Stanford senior who ran for a City Council seat. 



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AP Top Stories October 30 p

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Here's the latest news for Thursday October 30th: Former Boston Mayor Thomas Menino has died, a small plane crashes in Kansas; Peshmerga fighters arrive in Kobani; The Dallas Zoo welcomes a newborn giraffe.          



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China says nets 180 graft suspects in overseas manhunt

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BEIJING (Reuters) - China says it has captured 180 people suspected of committing economic crimes as part of an aggressive anti-corruption campaign targeting suspects who have fled abroad, state news agency Xinhua reported.  



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British press fights 'Big Brother' after sources outed

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London (AFP) - Britain's security services are set to clash with parliament and the country's powerful press over revelations that police secretly used a controversial law to identify journalists' sources, triggering a wider debate about media freedom in the digital age. 



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