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Thursday, 18 September 2014 |

The Roundup for September 18th, 2014

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It’s Thursday folks. As we approach the end of the week, what’s on your mind today?

International Politics

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- Former U.S. officials warned the U.S. government, in terms of the fight against the Islamic State, all options must be placed on the table

- Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko: We need supplies to defeat the rebels in...

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I have a confession to make: I'm typing this in a hurry.

I'm headed to Atlanta for the  Religion Newswriters Association's annual meeting (see our 5Q+1...

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Pericles and the Socialization of Economics – Part I

By Tadit Anderson

[Part I]

Introduction 

There is an interesting provenance between the defaming of the democracy of Pericles’s Athens as dysfunctional and the use of this fiction to support an “aristocratic” form of governance in opposition to democracy, even two thousand...

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Assembly of Bishops: Hierarchs Renew Support for Assembly Agencies - OCL...
Thursday, 18 September 2014 |

Fr. Philip Abo-Assaley of Grand Rapids

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Fr. Philipous (or Philip) Abo-Assaley was an early Antiochian priest who served under St. Raphael and, later, Bishop Aftimios Ofiesh. He founded St. George Orthodox Church in Grand Rapids, Mich. and served as its pastor for many years. Recently, I stumbled onto this very nice little biography of Fr. Philip from the 1918 book Grand…...
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VATICAN CITY (RNS) "He said first it was your turn and now it is our turn. In other words, first Jews suffered savage attacks that were met with the world's silence and now it is Christians who are being annihilated and the world is silent."...

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Fusion power: Iterative processes | The EconomistA money pit in Provence
HERE is one way to squeeze energy from nuclear fusion: create and contain a roiling soup of ionised hydrogen atoms known as a plasma, and heat it to ten times the temperature of the sun’s core. Some of the fast-moving atomic nuclei will bash together with enough oomph to fuse. Gather the energy from fast-moving particles c...
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NO NOVEL classes of antibiotic drugs have been produced for 25 years and, though scare stories about the consequences of emerging resistance to old ones are often exaggerated (the disappearance of bacterial diseases in rich countries in the 20th century owed far more to better public health and vaccines than to antibiotics), resistance is indeed...

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EU ruling demands Google removes links to content deemed 'inadequate, irrelevant or no longer relevant' following complaint from anyone named in it. Here we will maintain an up-to-date list of Telegraph content which has been removed from search results...
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Paul can smile and say "thank you" to God -- especially in prison -- because he has learned to set and reset his focus on the presence of Christ and his mission as Christ's servant....

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