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Obama State Of The Union Address Highlights Battle For The Middle Class

Obama State Of The Union Address Highlights Battle For The Middle Class

By Deb Milbrath 21/01/2015 17:35

More than anything, President Barack Obama's State of the Union Address signaled a fresh battle for the hearts and minds of America's beleaguered middle class -- and Republicans weren't having any of it. Obama mentioned the middle class at least seven times and touted "working" people at least nine as he rolled out proposals to offer new child tax credits, raise the minimum wage, extend paid family leave and make college more affordable. He mentioned "families" 16 times.

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Russia Is Left Out in the Cold by Its Neighbors

Russia Is Left Out in the Cold by Its Neighbors

By Elkin 21/01/2015 17:13

The tragedy in Gyumri, Armenia, where Russian soldier Valery Permyakov is suspected to have killed a family of seven, once again demonstrates the sad state of Russia's relations with countries that it considers part of its "sphere of influence."

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Fight against Daesh needs fresh thinking

Fight against Daesh needs fresh thinking

By 21/01/2015 17:12

What western leaders ought to realise is that this terror outfit can be easily degraded, but the mindset that drives it cannot be destroyed — not at least with the resources that US and its allies are willing to commit

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Global unemployment to hit 212m by 2019

Global unemployment to hit 212m by 2019

By Migdad Eldikhery 20/01/2015 19:11

The United Nations International Labor Organization (ILO) has warned that global unemployment will increase over the next five years and widening income inequalities could spur unrest in many societies.

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Martin Luther King: An American hero

Martin Luther King: An American hero

By Signe Wilkinson 20/01/2015 19:10

King was an American civil rights leader who was assassinated 47 years ago on April 4, 1968, at the age of 39. James Earl Ray was blamed for the murder. Initially, Ray admitted the murder, apparently under advice from his attorney in order to avoid the death penalty, but Ray soon withdrew his confession and unsuccessfully sought a jury trial.

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Richest 1% is about to own more than everyone else put together

Richest 1% is about to own more than everyone else put together

By Jimmy Margulies 20/01/2015 19:09

We all know the rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer — but the inequality gap may be widening faster than you think. Within two years, the top 1% will have more wealth than the remaining 99% of people on the planet, a new study says.

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