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It may be 150 years since Abraham Lincoln gave his classic explanation of the Union's cause in the Civil War, but disagreements over the war and what it means persist even today. On November 19th 1863 President Abraham Lincoln gave the Gettysburg Address. His short speech to dedicate a graveyard ...
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Iran's potential nuclear arsenal is viewed as a very serious threat by the public, but there is wide support for universal nuclear disarmament. Earlier this week talks in Geneva aimed at preventing Iran developing nuclear weapons witnessed a major breakthrough after Western countries – including the US – came very ...
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Americans tend to oppose the federal government playing a major role in cutting obesity rates, but there is support for stricter labelling and calorie count rules.  This month the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) made a decision to limit trans fats use in foods by requiring producers to justify each specific use ...
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Most Americans, regardless of political persuasion, support requiring insurance companies to cover mental health treatment, but are divided on whether or not the government should increase mental health funding.  Last week President Barack Obama issued a statement on new health care regulations, which will require health insurers to cover many ...
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Americans are split on whether or not Egypt is a friend of the United States, but most doubt Egypt will become a stable, democratic country in the short-term. In October the Obama administration announced that it would be 'recalibrating' its military and financial aid to Egypt, a move that involved ...
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American attitudes have softened on the President's handling of Syria, but remain pessimistic about the deal to destroy the country's chemical weapons Last week, Syria met its second major deadline in the Framework to destroy its chemical weapons arsenal. The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) reported that Syria has ...
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Half of Americans are unfavorable of any government health insurance, but a majority still approves of Medicare. The problem-filled debut of the federal government’s healthcare.gov website, which was intended to be an easy way to give people access to insurance options, appears to have made what had been an unpopular ...
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