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Pres. Obama, Kerry on Chemical Attacks in Syria: ‘Limited’ Attack Possible (Video)

August 30, 2013 | 12:17 pm

Pres. Obama, Kerry on Chemical Attacks in Syria: ‘Limited’ Attack Possible (Video)

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The President and Secretary of State discuss the range of options the U.S. is considering.

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Bay Area Egyptian-Americans Call For Halt to U.S. Military Aid

August 19, 2013 | 1:09 pm

Bay Area Egyptian-Americans Call For Halt to U.S. Military Aid

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by Alex Emslie A crowd of about 100 Egyptian-Americans from around the Bay Area gathered at San Francisco’s Civic Center Sunday calling for the U.S. to halt billions of dollars in aid to the Egyptian military until violence that skyrocketed last week is stopped. Clashes between military forces and Egyptians opposed to the army’s ouster […]

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The Ongoing U.S.-Vietnam Reconciliation Process: A Personal View

July 25, 2013 | 11:21 am

The Ongoing U.S.-Vietnam Reconciliation Process: A Personal View

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By Thuy Vu KQED News is launching a new multiplatform service in October called KQED Newsroom on television, radio and online, with three–time Emmy Award–winning journalist and anchor Thuy Vu as host. This is her first blog post for News Fix. In a rare trip, Vietnamese President Truong Tan Sang is meeting with President Barack […]

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International Domain Name Authority Blocks Amazon’s Claim to ‘.amazon’

July 19, 2013 | 1:36 pm

International Domain Name Authority Blocks Amazon’s Claim to ‘.amazon’

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Latin American countries have succeeded for now in blocking Amazon from claiming “.amazon” as a new domain name. A committee of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), which governs the process by which new global top-level domains are approved, recommended this week that .amazon not be approved. Five countries whose geography is […]

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July 3, 2013 | 12:10 pm

Egyptian Military Overthrows President Morsi

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CAIRO (AP) — The armed forces ousted Egypt’s first democratically elected president Wednesday after just a year in power, installing a temporary civilian government, suspending the constitution and calling for new elections. Islamist President Mohammed Morsi denounced it as a “full coup” by the military. After the televised announcement by the army chief, millions of […]

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Same-Sex Marriage in California: Decoding the Prop. 8 and DOMA Rulings and What’s Next

June 26, 2013 | 11:59 pm

Same-Sex Marriage in California: Decoding the Prop. 8 and DOMA Rulings and What’s Next

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After years of waiting, we finally have two U.S. Supreme Court rulings on the legality of same-sex marriage. But neither ruling was the type of clear-cut decision that advocates on both sides of the issue were hoping for. KQED spoke to several experts about the details of the cases and how this could all play […]

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Google Changes ‘Palestinian Territories’  to ‘Palestine’

May 3, 2013 | 1:50 pm

Google Changes ‘Palestinian Territories’ to ‘Palestine’

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JERUSALEM (AP) – Google is de facto recognizing a state of Palestine — at least on its local home page in the Palestinian territories. Google spokesman Nathan Tyler said Friday “We’re changing the name ‘Palestinian territories’ to ‘Palestine’ across our products.” He said Google consults with a number of sources and authorities when naming countries […]

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Tech Companies’ Push to Expand Skilled Worker Visas Rankles Critics

March 22, 2013 | 5:30 am

Tech Companies’ Push to Expand Skilled Worker Visas Rankles Critics

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by Sam Harnett Technology companies in California say they can’t find enough U.S. programmers to fill jobs. So they’re pushing hard for I-Squared, the Immigration Innovation Act, in the U.S. Senate that could more than triple the number of visas for high-skilled foreign workers from 85,000 a year to as many as 300,000. But some […]

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Iraq War’s Effects Still Felt in the Bay Area

March 20, 2013 | 12:06 pm

Iraq War’s Effects Still Felt in the Bay Area

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The death of a loved one. The scars left by horrible trauma. Family relationships forever altered. The Iraq war left indelible marks on millions of people, including many in the Bay Area. To mark the tenth anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq on Tuesday, KQED’s Michael Krasny talked to four such people on the […]

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February 15, 2013 | 8:40 am

Meteor Explodes Over Russia, Injures Nearly 1,000; Watch Video

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Via the New York Times, video recorded from the dashboard camera of a car in the Russian city of Chelyabinsk on Friday. MOSCOW (AP) — A meteor streaked across the sky and exploded over Russia’s Ural Mountains with the power of an atomic bomb Friday, its sonic blasts shattering countless windows and injuring nearly 1,000 […]

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