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Confirmation Bias: How the Left Resists It and the Right Enlists It

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Confirmation bias makes people of all political stripes see what they want to see. So why do liberals get it right more often than conservatives?
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University guide 2014: league table for religious studies and theology

University guide 2014: league table for religious studies and theology | Secondary Education Social Studies | Scoop.it
University performance: Religious studies and theology in our sortable league table (@itbdoc The Guardian league table is a good guide too (don't take it too seriously though) http://t.co/b8bkKC4DBQ)...
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Media bias explained in two studies - Washington Post

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Media bias explained in two studies
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Matthew Gentzkow is the man who explained why the media are like ice cream.
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Armenian Genocide: 99 Years of Remembrance

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Wednesday April 24th marks the 99th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. It also marks another year that’s gone by where the Turkish government has not recognized the slaughter of 1.5 million Armenians as a genocide.
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Bashar al-Assad's Deadly Loophole in Syria Deal - ABC News (blog)

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ABC News (blog) Bashar al-Assad's Deadly Loophole in Syria Deal ABC News (blog) The Obama administration's top accomplishment on Syria — a deal in which President Bashar al-Assad would surrender his chemical weapons — risks being undermined by...
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Mexican origins defy 'east-to-west' history of America - Arizona State University

Mexican origins defy 'east-to-west' history of America - Arizona State University | Secondary Education Social Studies | Scoop.it
Arizona State University Mexican origins defy 'east-to-west' history of America Arizona State University Carlos Velez-Ibáñez, Arizona State University Regents' Professor and director of the School of Transborder Studies, told reporter Jessica...
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HowStuffWorks "Kansas-Nebraska Act"

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The Kansas-Nebraska Act played an important role in the American Civil War in terms of slavery in America. Learn more about the Kansas-Nebraska Act at HowStuffWorks.

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Syria eyes end of chemical arms monitoring mission; West disagrees - Reuters

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Syria eyes end of chemical arms monitoring mission; West disagrees
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After the closed-door session, which Kaag participated in via video link, Syria's U.N.
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Economic Update: Culture and Economics - Truth-Out

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Economic Update: Culture and Economics
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Updates on public power in Nebraska; Earth Day; Coca Cola's misleading advertisement; and closing hospitals.
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Thai politics - The Economist

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Thai politics
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SUCH is the distrust and rancour pervading Thai politics that a meeting on April 22nd merely to pick a date for an election quickly descended into chaos.
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These Rwanda Genocide Survivors See Pictures of Themselves as Children For the First Time [VIDEO]

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This year marks twenty years since the Rwandan genocide, which left thousands of children without families or homes. Most of the survivors have never even seen pictures of themselves as children, until Save the Children UK decided to show them photographs they took years ago. After the genocide... http://dashburst.com/video/rwanda-genocide-survivors-see-child-pictures/


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Russia is a hostile power, but this is not a new cold war - The Guardian

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The Guardian Russia is a hostile power, but this is not a new cold war The Guardian So on one level it is good news that, as reported in the New York Times this week, the Obama administration is "looking beyond the immediate conflict to forge a new...
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Joseph Kony, the latest News and Rumors on I4U News

Joseph Kony, the latest News and Rumors on I4U News | Secondary Education Social Studies | Scoop.it

Joseph Kony (born ca. 1962) is the head of the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), a guerrilla group that is engaged in a violent campaign to establish theocratic government in Uganda, which claims to be based on the Christian Bible and the Ten Commandments.

Read more at http://www.i4u.com/category/joseph-kony#qKJrEVxGJbzp9zsu.99


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Religion in American History: Waco's Tipping Point

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Would a Religious Studies background really make the FBI more understanding? Waco's Tipping Point http://t.co/9BdjK1wLzC via @feedly
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The 11 Most Important Political Science Fiction Movies

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Science fiction looks to the future -- but it also reflects the time when it was created. And the best science fiction often holds up a distorting lens to society that reveals deeper truths.
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The Holocaust Was Not Restricted to Jews Living in Europe - The Jewish Press (blog)

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The Holocaust Was Not Restricted to Jews Living in Europe
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The Holocaust was not restricted to Jews living in Europe. Thousands of Jews were sent to death camps in Europe from the North African countries of Libya and Tunisia.
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The Youngest Holocaust Survivor from Oskar Schindler's List, Now 75, Tells her Story - IDF Blog | The Official Blog of the Israel Defense Forces

The Youngest Holocaust Survivor from Oskar Schindler's List, Now 75, Tells her Story - IDF Blog | The Official Blog of the Israel Defense Forces | Secondary Education Social Studies | Scoop.it
Eva is the youngest person alive who lived through the horror of the Holocaust thanks to the famous Oscar Schindler. Today, a few days before Holocaust Memorial day, she tells her story.
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Syria Uses Weapon Outlawed After World War I

Syria is rocked by a series of chlorine gas attacks, raising concerns that the long-banned, easily accessible weapon may have a resurgence in Middle Eastern conflicts. Buy some awesomeness...
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Slavery in Early America - Life through the Lens of History

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A look at slavery in early America in terms of how we view American History and the role of the Founding Fathers.

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Robert Duvall's curator insight, April 11, 2014 7:17 PM

Some in academia dismiss the Founders that held slaves.  Fair or not?  What was slavery like during the tobacco era?  What was the true nature of slavery?

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Renewable Wood Fuels, Part 1: Environmentally Beneficial or a Chronic Problem? - Energy Collective

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Renewable Wood Fuels, Part 1: Environmentally Beneficial or a Chronic Problem?
Energy Collective
Wood has been the primary source of heating fuels since the dawn of Civilization.
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Rick Perry Says He Needs More Preparation On Foreign Policy, Economics ... - Huffington Post

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Rick Perry Says He Needs More Preparation On Foreign Policy, Economics ...
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The Republican governor says he recommends not having major back surgery six weeks before you start running.
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Cliven Bundy and the perils of identity politics - Washington Post (blog)

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KCRA Sacramento Cliven Bundy and the perils of identity politics Washington Post (blog) Is anyone surprised that Cliven Bundy, the Nevada rancher who has become a Fox News hero because of his stand-off with the Bureau of Land Management, turns out...
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Supreme Court Politics of Campaign 2016 - Voice of America

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Voice of America Supreme Court Politics of Campaign 2016 Voice of America Both women replaced liberal justices, so the political split on the court remained the same: five conservatives and four liberals if you put Justice Anthony Kennedy in the...
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Protesters in Ukraine guard biggest weapons cache in eastern Europe

Protesters in Ukraine guard biggest weapons cache in eastern Europe | Secondary Education Social Studies | Scoop.it
At least 1m firearms ranging from first world war machine guns to Soviet-era Kalashnikovs stored at Volodarsky salt mine (An extraordinary story from Ukraine.
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Civil War letters reveal faith and trials of tumultuous time - Wisconsin State Journal

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Civil War letters reveal faith and trials of tumultuous time
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Edited by Judy Cook. University of Wisconsin Press.
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