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Demonstrators shout during a "Freedom of Speech Rally Round II" outside the Islamic Community Center in Phoenix, Arizona May 29, 2015. More than 200 protesters, some armed, berated Islam and its Prophet Mohammed outside an Arizona mosque on Friday in a provocative protest that was denounced by counterprotesters shouting "Go home, Nazis," weeks after an anti-Muslim event in Texas came under attack by two gunmen.    REUTERS/Nancy Wiechec - RTR4Y3N8

Young Muslims feeling backlash of extremist terror attacks

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Many Muslim communities in the United States say they feel unsafe after a recent string of violence directed at them following attacks by Islamic extremists in San Bernardino, California and Paris, France. Continue reading

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Podcast renews controversy over soldier who abandoned post

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Debate reignited this week over the case of Bowe Bergdahl — the U.S. Army sergeant who deserted his Afghanistan post in 2009, only to be captured by the Taliban and held captive for five years. Continue reading

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What do early election polls tell us?

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History has shown that early opinion poll numbers often do not predict the candidates that will ultimately win their party’s nomination going into a presidential election.
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Threats of loss to “American identity” drive anti-Muslim fears

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The recent increase in terror attacks and mass shootings may be contributing to heightened anti-Muslim sentiment in the United States and abroad. Continue reading

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People wearing protective masks ride bicycles in the morning on an extremely polluted day in Beijing, China December 8, 2015. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon - RTX1XN9E

Environmental watchdog group monitors pollution in China

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In China, decades of rapid industrial growth have resulted in largely unrestricted environmental pollution affecting millions of people. Continue reading

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