<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/yasmin-bendaas/a-generations-obligation-_b_5606136.html?utm_hp_ref=world&ir=WorldPost class="colorbox">A Generation's Obligation: The Cycle of Peace</a>

A Generation's Obligation: The Cycle of Peace

When 9/11 happened, I was in the fifth grade. I was ten. I didn’t understand the weight of it. I only knew it was horrible.

For the next 13 years of my life, I would watch the aftermath and try to understand what happened. Throughout my teens, I would cringe at the report of any other threat, and as a Muslim-American say to myself, “Please, don’t let it be a Muslim. Please, not again. Please, not in the name of my religion.”

Later, as a young adult, while my head focused on reciting the names of all …read more

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<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/22/turkey-cleric-islamic-caliphate_n_5610215.html?utm_hp_ref=world&ir=WorldPost class="colorbox">Turkey's Top Cleric Calls Islamic State 'Caliphate' Illegitimate</a>

Turkey's Top Cleric Calls Islamic State 'Caliphate' Illegitimate

(Reuters) – The declaration of a “caliphate” by Islamist militants in Iraq lacks legitimacy and their death threats to Christians are a danger to civilization, Turkey’s top cleric, the successor to the last caliph’s most senior imam, said.

Islamic State, an armed group formerly allied to al Qaeda that has captured swathes of territory across Iraq, last month declared its leader, Ibrahim al-Baghdadi, “caliph” – the historical title last held by the Turkish Ottoman sultan who ruled much of the Muslim world.

“Such declarations have no legitimacy whatsoever,” Mehmet Gormez, head of the Religious Affairs Directorate, the highest …read more

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<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/22/religious-heads-of-state_n_5609588.html?utm_hp_ref=world&ir=WorldPost class="colorbox">15% Of The World's Countries Require Their Heads Of State To Be From A Certain Religion</a>

15% Of The World's Countries Require Their Heads Of State To Be From A Certain Religion

A Muslim person has no hope of winning the presidency in Lebanon due to a requirement that the executive leader be a member of the Maronite Christian Church. Such a rule might seem extreme from the perspective of religious freedom, but Lebanon is not alone.

Thirty countries, or roughly 15 percent of the world’s nations, require their heads of state to follow a particular religion, according to a new Pew Research analysis.

These include both monarchies and republics, 17 Muslim countries, two Christian, two Buddhist and one Pancasila (the political philosophy of …read more

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<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/22/tv-reporter-honduras-dead-shot-herlyn-espinal_n_5610172.html?utm_hp_ref=world&ir=WorldPost class="colorbox">TV Reporter Found Shot To Death In Honduras</a>

TV Reporter Found Shot To Death In Honduras

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — The body of a television reporter was found in Honduras on Monday a day after he went missing. He had been shot twice.

National Police chief Ramon Sabillon said the body of TV reporter Herlyn Espinal was left half naked on the side of a highway. Sabillon said Espinal’s family had identified the body.

Police reported one suspect had been detained.

Espinal, 32, worked for a news program on Channel 3 television in San Pedro Sula, long considered the most violent city in Honduras, which in turn is the country with the highest …read more

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<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/22/judge-harry-edwards-obamacare-ruling_n_5609897.html?utm_hp_ref=business&ir=Business class="colorbox">Judge Harry Edwards Issues Blistering Dissent Slamming 'Nonsense' Obamacare Decision</a>

Judge Harry Edwards Issues Blistering Dissent Slamming 'Nonsense' Obamacare Decision

In a crippling blow to President Barack Obama’s signature health care law on Tuesday, a federal appeals court ruled that the federal government may not subsidize health insurance plans purchased by consumers in 36 states operating federal insurance marketplaces.

The 2-1 ruling by the three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit would affect almost 5 million Americans without employer-provided health plans who are receiving tax credits to pay their premiums for health coverage under a federal exchange.

Writing the court’s majority opinion, Judge Thomas Griffith, an appointee of former President George …read more

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<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/22/faa-us-flights-tel-aviv_n_5610118.html?utm_hp_ref=world&ir=WorldPost class="colorbox">FAA Prohibits U.S. Flights To Tel Aviv Airport For 24 Hours</a>

FAA Prohibits U.S. Flights To Tel Aviv Airport For 24 Hours

AP – FAA tells US airlines all flights to Tel Aviv airport in Israel prohibited for 24 hours.

This is the statement of the FAA:

At 12:15 EST on July 22, 2014, the FAA issued a Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) informing U.S. airlines that they are prohibited from flying to or from Israel’s Ben Gurion International Airport for a period of up to 24 hours. The notice was issued in response to a rocket strike which landed approximately one mile from Ben Gurion International Airport on the morning of July 22, 2014. The NOTAM …read more

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<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/22/elizabeth-warren-president_n_5610078.html?utm_hp_ref=business&ir=Business class="colorbox">Elizabeth Warren Continues To Push Back On 2016 Rumors: 'No Means No'</a>

Elizabeth Warren Continues To Push Back On 2016 Rumors: 'No Means No'

Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D) once again denied that she has her sights on the presidency in 2016, according to a Boston Globe article published Tuesday.

“I’m going to give you the same answer I have given you many times,” Warren told the newspaper. “There is no wiggle room. I am not running for president. No means no.”

Much of the speculation around a Warren 2016 run stems from the fact that she’s been actively campaigning for Senate Democratic hopefuls in 2014, such as Natalie Tennant in West Virginia and Alison Lundergan …read more

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<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/john-egan/9-ways-job-seekers-can-av_b_5606733.html?utm_hp_ref=business&ir=Business class="colorbox">9 Ways Job Seekers Can Avoid Disaster on Social Media</a>

9 Ways Job Seekers Can Avoid Disaster on Social Media


Looking for a job? Tempted to post an Instagram photo of you slamming shots of tequila at your cousin’s 30th birthday party? Not so fast.

A recent survey from CareerBuilder found that 51 percent of employers that research job candidates on social media networks have stumbled upon content that caused them to reject a prospective hire. When you’re in the market for a job, your “professional” persona on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other social media networks should trump your “private” persona, experts say.

Take, for instance, the photos of a job candidate that Arnold …read more

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<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/22/great-barrier-reef-pretty-ugly-worst-state-2050_n_5609555.html?utm_hp_ref=world&ir=WorldPost class="colorbox">Great Barrier Reef Will Be 'Pretty Ugly' By 2050, Researchers Say</a>

Great Barrier Reef Will Be 'Pretty Ugly' By 2050, Researchers Say

The Great Barrier Reef’s days may be numbered.

Researchers appeared before an Australian Senate committee this week to review how federal and local governments have managed the reef. What they discovered is that the world’s largest coral reef system is in bad shape. Professor Peter Mumby of the Marine Spatial Ecology Lab at the University of Queensland said that the Great Barrier Reef will be “pretty ugly” by 2050.

The reef is in the worse [sic] state it’s ever been in since records began,” Mumby told the committee, according to …read more

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