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Callous Politicians Turning Backs On Children at Border

The Trump administration has separated 2,000 children from their parents, most of whom have come to the United States seeking asylum.

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All Eyes On Trump and Kim, But South Korean Leader Deserves Kudos

Monday was the eve of the summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. As the two leaders meet Tuesday morning in Singapore, hopefully they will at least agree to a process that can provide a framework for further negotiations.

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Basic Democratic Value Under Attack

The talk shows are filled with the latest rumor about WikiLeaks and Russian interference in our elections. What was done still remains a mystery. But Republican tricky leaks -- the systematic efforts to suppress the vote -- are an established fact, and a far greater threat to free elections.

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Reversal Over North Korea Summit Impulsive, Astounding

President Donald Trump torpedoed the summit meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, in a letter he dictated that was virtually incoherent.

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To Fulfil Dr. King's Vision, We Must Lift Up the Poor

Dr. Martin Luther King's final mission was to build and launch a Poor People's Campaign across lines of race, religion and region. He called for a "revolution of values" to address the "triplets of evil" -- militarism, racism and economic injustice. People should not die from poverty in the richest nation in the world, he argued. It was time to speak out; silence was a betrayal.

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A Royal Wedding That Affirms Truly Noble Values

Prince Harry of Wales, sixth in the line of succession to the British throne, will marry the American actress Meghan Markle on Saturday, with all of the ceremony and global hoopla that the British royalty inevitably attracts. Harry is the son of Charles, the Prince of Wales, and the late Princess Diana. What's notable about Prince Harry, however, is not so much the royal blood that he inherited, but the royal values that he has chosen to express.

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Trump's 'New Deal for Blacks' Was Dealt From the Bottom of the Deck

African-American unemployment has reached its lowest levels ever. President Donald Trump boasts about this on the stump, naturally claiming credit for a recovery that began after his predecessor, Barack Obama, saved an economy that was in free fall. Trump says he's delivering on his promised "new deal for blacks." Don't fall for the hype.

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Face the Truth to Move Toward Reconciliation

If we don't know the whereas, the therefore doesn't make sense. Witness the ovens in Auschwitz and Treblinka, and then you can understand the creation of Israel.

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The Hope of a Way to Peace Through Talks with North Korea

President Donald Trump's decision to meet with North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un opens new possibilities.

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Strike Is One More Step Toward Lawless Presidency

"Mission accomplished," announced President Donald Trump after the U.S., France and England unleashed over 100 missiles on Syria in reaction to the regime's alleged use of chemical weapons against its own people.

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