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Moral incoherence

Middle East | A(nother) crisis unfolds in Syria while the U.S. focuses on oil
by Mindy Belz
Posted 11/07/19, 01:38 pm

American Steve Gumaer had only been in Syria for hours when he learned 138 more families had arrived with no place to stay. The residents from the town of Tel Tamer fled Turkish bombardments, piling into open-bed trucks for a 40-mile trip that could mean the difference between life and death.

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Time for do-overs

News analysis | We all need second chances, and the news saw a fortnight full of them
by Michael Reneau
Posted 11/05/19, 11:20 am

The 1991 film City Slickers, about a trio of buddies who go on a cattle drive adventure to stave off midlife crises, is mostly fun but offers poignant moments. In one, a main character grieves the mess he’s made of his life back home, which includes adultery and losing his job. Billy Crystal’s character says to his crying friend, “You remember when we were kids, and we were playing ball, and we hit the ball over the fence out of bounds, and we yelled, ‘Do-over’? … Your life is a do-over. You’ve got a clean slate.” 

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Fighting continues in northern Syria

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 10/28/19, 10:25 am

Mortars are flying in northern Syria, but Turkey insists it is only firing in self-defense and upholding the Oct. 17 cease-fire agreement. Dave Eubank with the humanitarian group Free Burma Rangers said he escaped a Turkish attack this weekend in the village of Soda, where drone strikes wounded Kurds.

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