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Good Question: How Many Nuclear Weapons Still Exist?

The United States dropped an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima 70 years ago Thursday. Estimates of causalities were anywhere between 90,000 and 160,000 people. It was the first nuclear weapon ever used, at a time when the United States was the only country with that capability. All of that has changed.

08/06/2015

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Obama: Gov. Walker’s Approach On Iran Deal Would Embolden Enemies

President Barack Obama said Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker would be taking a foolish approach if he follows through with vows to revoke a nuclear deal with Iran if elected president.

04/07/2015

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4 Things To Know: Israel Elections, The End Of Internet Explorer & More

Here’s a look at the four stories you should be aware of for Wednesday, March 18, 2015.

03/18/2015

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Minnesota Won’t Dump Pension-Fund Holdings In Israeli Bonds

Top Minnesota leaders declined Wednesday to shy from pension-fund investments in Israeli bonds despite persistent and passionate appeals from a group that argues the state is improperly taking sides in the Israeli-Palestinian dispute.

03/04/2015

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Good Question: Why Are The U.S. And Israel So Close?

President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have spent the past week in a very public disagreement about negotiations over Iran’s nuclear ambitions.

03/03/2015

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Good Question: Where Do Our Immigrants Come From?

Some Republicans don’t want the President, among other things, to grant legal status to undocumented parents who have children born in the U.S. Where do our immigrants come from? And, how have those groups changed over time? Good Questions.

03/02/2015

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Gov. Walker Accuses Obama Of Ignoring Alarm Bells On Israel

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is sounding more notes of caution about U.S.-Israeli relations than even the country’s prime minister. Walker published an opinion piece Monday in the National Review Online that calls the bond with Israel at “perhaps the most serious crisis in our history.”

03/02/2015

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McCollum To Skip Netanyahu Speech To Congress

U.S. Rep. Betty McCollum says she’ll skip Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s address to a joint session of Congress next month.

02/09/2015

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Travel To The Wonders Of The World

Here’s a quick guide for families to the New Seven Wonders of the World and the only surviving original Seven Wonders of the World.

10/17/2014

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Good Question: Where Can’t US Airlines Fly?

The Federal Aviation Administration suspended U.S. flights to Israel for 24 hours after a rocket fell near the Tel Aviv airport. Fighting between Israelis and Hamas militants has led to safety concerns for anyone traveling to Israel. Israel isn’t the only war-torn country right now.

07/22/2014

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FAA Tells U.S. Airlines Not To Fly To Tel Aviv

The Federal Aviation Administration is telling U.S. airlines they are prohibited from flying to the Tel Aviv airport in Israel after a Hamas rocket exploded nearby. The FAA said in a statement that the ban on flights is for 24 hours beginning at 12:15 p.m. EST on Tuesday.

07/22/2014

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The 25 Best Beaches In The World

After months of polar vortexes it’s finally almost time to lay out in the sun and sand. To help get the ball rolling, we rounded up the 25 best beaches in the world.

04/23/2014

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The 5 Countries With The Most Expensive Beer In The World

Check out the 5 countries with the most expensive beer in the world.

01/29/2014

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Minn. Man Recalls The Hanukkah Story As Holiday Begins At Sundown

Mark Rotenberg will celebrate the beginning of Hanukkah tonight, along with thousands of other people of the Jewish faith in Minnesota. He recalls the story behind the Jewish Holiday.

12/08/2012

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Opinion: A Mad, Personal-Attacking, Interrupting Obama Loses Third Presidential Debate

Romney won this debate in more ways than one – most impressively due to his dignified style.

10/23/2012

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Opinion: With Economics Intertwined With Foreign Affairs Romney Will Win The Final Presidential Debate

Romney’s ideas – if presented fresh and enthusiastically hopeful for America’s future – can be the final bump he needs to win this election.

10/22/2012

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Opinion: Romney Must Answer Tough Questions On His Questionable Foreign Practices In Debate Tonight

It is unprecedented for a presidential candidate to have as many conflicts when it comes to foreign business ties as Mitt Romney.

10/22/2012

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Opinion: Democrats Take Their Turn With Gaffes And Negative Press At Convention

Commonly referred to as “what goes around, comes around’, the Republicans are finding plenty to take shots at as the Democrats conduct their week in the ‘often dubious’ political spotlight called “the Convention”.

09/06/2012

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Opinion: Mitt Romney’s Terrible Foreign Trip

Mitt’s terrible foreign trip isn’t just bad press and a campaign stumble. In diplomacy gaffes, missteps, and offenses have real consequences for our national security and the peace and stability of the world.

08/02/2012

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Opinion: Hopefully For Romney ‘Likability’ Won’t Be Important In 2012

When Mitt is back home, will the offensive comments stop? Republicans can only hope so because this race is too important to be decided by “how much America likes one guy over another”. But such a factor could very well decide the outcome of this election.

07/31/2012

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Wolves To Host Israeli Team In Preseason Game

The Minnesota Timberwolves will host two preseason games at Target Center this October.

05/29/2012

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Rep. Ellison Brings Elmo To U.S. House Floor

Rep. Keith Ellison brought a special guest with him down to the U.S. House of Representatives floor on Tuesday. And his guest was brought to you by the letter “E.” That’s “E” for Elmo.

01/24/2012

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GOP Candidates Overreach On Israel

The Palestinian bid to win U.N. recognition is focusing attention on the Obama administration’s Mideast policy, which Republican presidential candidates say is all wrong.

09/21/2011

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Esme’s Blog: Obama And The Jewish Vote

At a fundraiser Thursday night, the president is quoted as saying his jobs plan would create 1.9 million jobs.

09/16/2011

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Romney: Obama ‘Threw Israel Under The Bus’

Republicans looking to unseat President Barack Obama charged Thursday that he undermined the sensitive and delicate negotiations for Middle East peace with his outline for resumed talks between Israelis and Palestinians.

05/20/2011

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