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Jillian Weinberger

Jillian Weinberger appears in the following:

Florence, Colorado: The Gitmo of the North?

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

President Obama promised to close Guantánamo Bay when he ran for president in 2008. Pentagon officials are now examining prisons in and around Florence, Colorado to house the detainees.

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Why Our Mental Health System Is 'Badly Broken'

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Dr. Thomas Insel has led the NIMH for 13 years, but he'll soon step down for a job at Google. Here, he discusses developments our "badly broken" mental healthcare system.

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Sen. Ben Cardin on The U.S.'s Responsibility in Syria

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Senator Ben Cardin (D-Maryland) discusses Russia's incursion in Syria, and the U.S.'s response to the self-proclaimed Islamic State.

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Women Will Finally Get Equal Pay for Equal Work in California

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

Today, California Governor Jerry Brown will sign the Fair Pay Act, legislation that goes much further than any federal measure in ensuring equal pay for equal work.

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The Real-Life Impact of a Budget Impasse

Monday, October 05, 2015

Lawmakers in Illinois and Gov. Bruce Rauner were supposed to pass this year's budget by July 1, 2015. They're at an impasse, leaving millions of Illinois citizens stuck in the middle.

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Are We Seeing a Taliban Resurgence?

Friday, October 02, 2015

Afghan government forces have spent the week trying to re-take Kunduz, Afghanistan from the Taliban. What does the city's fall mean for the government going forward?

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Massey CEO on Trial in Mine Disaster

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship faces criminal charges from the 2010 Upper Big Branch Mine explosion that killed 29 people. His trial begins tomorrow.  

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The 'Y2K' of Health Care is Upon Us

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Tomorrow, doctors and insurers will have to adopt a new set of illness and payment codes. Some doctors worry it might be the "Y2K" of medicine.

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As Death Toll Climbs, Ukraine Makes U.N. Appeal

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

In the last 17 months, 8,000 people have been killed in Ukraine since war broke out between government forces and pro-Russian. The Ukrainian president is hoping that the U.N. can help.

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Time for Tough Talk With Putin?

Monday, September 28, 2015

Today, President Obama meets with President Vladimir Putin for the first time since Russia annexed Crimea. Many hope Obama will take a tougher stance on Russian aggression.

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Reflecting on the Hajj After a Tragedy

Friday, September 25, 2015

More than 700 people were killed in a stampede near Mecca on the first day of Eid al-Adha, as millions of Muslims were making their pilgrimage, or hajj.

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Report: Immigrants Are Fitting in Just Fine

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Donald Trump warns of a Spanish-speaking, crime-filled future. But a new report finds that immigrants are quickly integrating into American society like previous generations.

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For Victims of Sexual Abuse, Pope's Visit Recalls Childhood Trauma

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

According to one estimate, as many as 100,000 U.S. children are victims of childhood sexual abuse by Catholic clergy. For many of them, the pope's visit brings up traumatic memories. 

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Senator Tim Kaine: We Need a Buffer Zone in Syria

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) wants the U.S. to set up a buffer zone for refugees and opposition fighters in Syria.

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A Muslim Republican Responds to Ben Carson

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

GOP candidate Dr. Ben Carson said that Islam is “incompatible with the Constitution” over the weekend. A former Bush administration official and Republican Muslim responds here.

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U.S. to Accept 100,000 Refugees by 2017

Monday, September 21, 2015

The U.S. normally takes in about 70,000 refugees a year. Over the weekend, Secretary of State John Kerry said that number would rise to 85,000 next year and to 100,000 in 2017.

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A Story of Suicide and Brotherhood

Monday, September 21, 2015

The Second Battalion, Seventh Marine Regiment has a suicide rate nearly four times as high as that of other young, male veterans. Instead of relying on the VA, they help each other.

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Optimism in the Fight Against Climate Change

Friday, September 18, 2015

The 2009 United Nations Summit on climate change produced few results. As world leaders prepare for the 2015 Summit in Paris, there are concrete reasons for optimism. 

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What We Learned From the GOP Debate

Thursday, September 17, 2015

The top 11 Republican candidates went at it for three hours in last night's debate at the Reagan Presidential Library, and it appeared that Carly Fiorina stole the show.

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A Brief History of Asylum

Thursday, September 17, 2015

The concept of asylum has its roots in ancient Greece, Rome, and the Hebrew Bible. Our modern understanding stems from the Russian Revolution and the aftermath of World War II.

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