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Cyclists Quirky Tradition: World Naked Bikers Ride For More Respect

Naked riders pedal for respect Laura Burke (from L), Erin Leal and Becca Bolstad gather before the celebration of the annual World Naked Bike Ride in Portland, Oregon June 18, 2011. World Naked Bike Ride is a globally observed event among hard-core bikers designed, at least ostensibly, to promote the use of the bicycle for …

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al-Qaeda Crippled: Can You Feel The Shift of History

  Old globes are comforting relics. They show how old rivalries and threats fade — just as today’s will do.   al-Qaeda Crippled   If you are looking for a date on a globe, you probably won’t find one. Most manufacturers want to preserve shelf life as long as possible. But half the fun of …

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It is time to question armies and wars and killing

  A Think Piece   In the last chapter of “All Quiet on the Western Front,” Paul Baumer, a young German soldier, sits alone in a garden trying to recover from a poison gas attack and the deep emotional scars and psychological wounds of war. At the age of 21, he is already a veteran …

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Saudi Arabia The Master of Yemen`s Fate

  Protesters destroy a car belonging to government supporters during a protest outside Sanaa University yesterday. Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh said protesters demanding an end to his 32-year rule could not achieve their goal through ‘anarchy and killing’, after nationwide unrest which has killed too many.   – A possible US shift calling for …

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Egyptian Fighter Jets intimidate over Liberation Square

Perilous choices for Egypt’s military By Jon Alterman, Special to CNN January 30, 2011 1:40 p.m. EST Egyptian soldiers drive an armored personel carrier slowly through a crowd of protesters in Cairo’s Tahrir Square on Sunday. STORY HIGHLIGHTS Jon Alterman says Egypt’s government is a military government He says military enjoys a privileged role in …

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