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8:14am

Tue May 31, 2011
Opinion

Foreign Policy: GOP, Don't Turn Your Back To Teddy

Michael Green is a senior adviser and holds the Japan Chair at CSIS, as well as being an associate professor of international relations at Georgetown University.

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8:10am

Tue May 31, 2011
The Two-Way

Northbound Interstate-95 Closed Near Richmond; Four Dead In Bus Crash

"Four people have been confirmed dead in an Interstate-95 bus wreck," The Richmond Times-Dispatch writes, and the northbound side of the heavily traveled route is now closed starting at Exit 98 in Virginia's Caroline County.

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7:48am

Tue May 31, 2011
Opinion

New Republic: Optimism Spells Democracy's Decline

Joshua Kurlantzick is Fellow for Southeast Asia at the Council on Foreign Relations. This article originally ran in the June 9, 2011, issue of the magazine.

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7:48am

Tue May 31, 2011
The Two-Way

Rental Homes For Joplin Victims; Obama Taps New Joint Chiefs Chairman

Good morning.

If you're just getting going after the holiday weekend and need a quick recap of the top news:

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7:32am

Tue May 31, 2011
The Two-Way

In Syria, The Death Of 13-Year-Old Hamza Creates A Child Martyr

From a Facebook page created about Hamza.
Facebook.com/hamza.alshaheed

A video showing a 13-year-old boy's mutilated corpse has shocked many Syrians and is turning the victim, Hamza Ali al-Khateeb, into a martyr. Many of those demanding the end of President Bashar Assad's regime say his death will strengthen their resolve and inspire others to come to their cause.

Too graphic for us to post, but not hard to find, the video, as The New York Times writes:

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