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    International panel meets to discuss Middle East

International panel meets to discuss Middle East

By Jon Platt Reporter A panel featuring special international guests discussed issues from around the world Wednesday afternoon. Baylor faculty and guests from Lebanon, Jordan and the United Arab Emirates discussed Western interaction and social development in the Middle East. The forum was a pre-meeting session of this year’s Consortium

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    U.S. to send 3,000 troops to aid Africa with Ebola

U.S. to send 3,000 troops to aid Africa with Ebola

President Barack Obama declared Tuesday that the Ebola epidemic in West Africa could threaten security around the world, and he ordered 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the region in emergency aid muscle for a crisis spiraling out of control.

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Islamic State group sets up new curriculum in Iraq, students stay home

The extremist-held Iraqi city of Mosul is set to usher in a new school year. But unlike years past, there will be no art or music. Classes about history, literature and Christianity have been “permanently annulled.”

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    Arab allies promise to fight Islamic State group

Arab allies promise to fight Islamic State group

Key Arab allies promised Thursday to “do their share” to fight Islamic State militants, but NATO member Turkey refused to join in, signaling the struggle the U.S. faces in trying to get front-line nations to put aside their regional animosities and work together to defeat a common enemy.

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    Art & War: Gaza artists find inspiration in the midst of devastation

Art & War: Gaza artists find inspiration in the midst of devastation

Palestinian filmmaker Khalil Mozayen’s latest work was already complexly layered — a movie within a movie about a director and screenwriter producing a film about an honor killing in the Gaza Strip.

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    Bodies exhumed near border may be returned to families

Bodies exhumed near border may be returned to families

Several unidentified bodies found in graves near the Mexican border may soon find their way to families due in part to acts of diplomacy by Dr. Lori Baker, an associate professor of anthropology.

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    GOP says no to bank loans

GOP says no to bank loans

As Congress finishes work on a must-pass spending bill set for votes next week, the most conservative lawmakers on Capitol Hill are eager to send a message on immigration, and stand firm against a government lending bank.

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    Apple introduces new smartwatch,  releases iPhone 6

Apple introduces new smartwatch, releases iPhone 6

Apple unveiled its long-anticipated smartwatch Tuesday, introducing a device that transplants the features of an iPhone onto a smaller screen that’s never more than an arm’s length away.

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    Obama to take  more offensive stance with ISIL

Obama to take more offensive stance with ISIL

President Barack Obama will go on the offensive against the Islamic State group with a broader counterterror mission than he previously has been willing to embrace, U.S. officials said Monday. The new plan, however, still won’t commit U.S. troops to a ground war against the brutal insurgency and will rely heavily for now on allies to pitch in for what could be an extended campaign.

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    Organization to design car, help poor countries

Organization to design car, help poor countries

As many people in Third World countries walk through hills and ponds in a struggle to get water and goods, engineering students at Baylor University are hoping to make a difference by building vehicles that can bear large amounts of weight and run on rough roads.

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