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American government - Losing Iraq: A First Look at Frontline\'s New Documentary

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Losing Iraq: A First Look at Frontline's New Documentary

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In 2003, the United States invaded Iraq to topple dictator Saddam Hussein. During the subsequent eight years, the U.S. spent trillions of dollars and lost thousands of American lives fighting an insurgency waged against the new government. Today, two years after the last American combat forces left Iraq, the country is teetering on the edge of total chaos and threatening to pull the U.S. back into war.

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Losing Iraq: A First Look at Frontline\'s New Documentary

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Losing Iraq: A First Look at Frontline's New Documentary

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In 2003, the United States invaded Iraq to topple dictator Saddam Hussein. During the subsequent eight years, the U.S. spent trillions of dollars and lost thousands of American lives fighting an insurgency waged against the new government. Today, two years after the last American combat forces left Iraq, the country is teetering on the edge of total chaos and threatening to pull the U.S. back into war.

Kerry: US-India Ties at \'Potentially Transformative Moment\'

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Kerry: US-India Ties at 'Potentially Transformative Moment'

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Relations between the United States and India are at a “potentially transformative moment,” with a new Indian government that presents new opportunities, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said.   Speaking Monday to the Center for American Progress, a liberal think tank, Kerry said the overwhelming election victory of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) presents new possibilities to broaden and improve rocky U.S.-India ties.

American lawmaker sorry he mistook US officials as Indians

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American lawmaker sorry he mistook US officials as Indians

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Washington, Jul 29, 2014, (PTI): A newly-elected US lawmaker has apologised for his embarrassing faux pas when he mistook two senior Indian-origin Obama administration officials as Indians during a recent congressional hearing.

Argentine economy minister on way to Mercosur summit, not debt talks

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BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentine Economy Minister Axel Kicillof is on his way by plane to Venezuela to attend a summit of the South American bloc Mercosur in Caracas on Tuesday, government sources told Reuters on Monday. An Argentine delegation will meet on Tuesday with the U.S. mediator in its battle with "holdout" debt investors suing the country for last-minute talks aimed at averting Argentina's second default in 12 years.

Argentine economy minister on way to Mercosur summit, not debt talks

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BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentine Economy Minister Axel Kicillof is on his way by plane to Venezuela to attend a summit of the South American bloc Mercosur in Caracas on Tuesday, government sources told Reuters on Monday. An Argentine delegation will meet on Tuesday with the U.S. mediator in its battle with "holdout" debt investors suing the country for last-minute talks aimed at averting Argentina's second default in 12 years.

Report Says Surveillance Hampering Journalists

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Report Says Surveillance Hampering Journalists

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Two human rights groups say the staggering amount of personal information available to government security officials has restricted the flow of information to journalists. Human Rights Watch and the American Civil Liberties Union concludes in a report issued Monday that journalists have to work harder to get sensitive information because they know the government can track their exchanges with sources through phone, email and other electronic records.

Are We Too Clueless to Understand GMO Labeling?

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As if there isn’t enough malaise about government already, here’s a great way to get the American people to feel their elected officials aren’t serving them: Tell them that they’re stupid and their opinions don’t matter. Which raises the question: Who are they serving? But I’ll come back to that in a moment.

NY lawmakers push for airline safety devices

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ALBANY (AP) — Two U.S. legislators on Sunday urged the government to study whether American passenger jets should be equipped with devices protecting them against missiles like the one that brought down a Malaysian airliner over Ukraine and projectiles fired near Tel Aviv's airport.

Official: Ebola kills senior doctor in Liberia

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One of Liberia's most high-profile doctors has died of Ebola, a government official said Sunday, as an American doctor was treated in the west African country after contracting the disease.

Justice Dept. Moves to Shield Anti-Iran Group’s Files

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WASHINGTON — The Obama administration has gone to court to protect the files of an influential anti-Iran advocacy group, saying they likely contain information the government does not want disclosed.The highly unusual move by the Justice Department raises questions about the connections between the American government and the group, United Against Nuclear Iran, a hard-line voice seeking to prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons.