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Obama Is Still in a Serious Syria Mess - U.S. News & World Report (blog)

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U.S. News & World Report (blog) Obama Is Still in a Serious Syria Mess U.S. News & World Report (blog) Still, we tread a dangerous line here. Obama ...


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This Op-Ed piece  is an update on President Obama's situation with Syria. The author of the article discusses the options and outcomes of those possible options regarding America's engagement with Syria. The article discusses the real problem that Bashar Assad was creating with his control of chemical weapons. Even though he agreed to not use the weapons, he still has control over them, which is where the concern came from. 

This article would be a good read for anyone who is confused about why America has created a widespread fear of attacks by Syria. 

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Republican Cruz puts Clinton odds of White House win at 40 percent

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This article is about Ted Cruz, who is a very popular Republican party member, giving a statement saying that Hilary Clinton does not have a chance in the 2016 election and that the media has overestimated the public's support for her. I chose this article because Cruz is a very influential Republican politician who's opinions affect a lot of people because of his popularity. 

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8 Ways Finland Gives Its Children the Education System America Can Only Dream of

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You're going to wish that you grew up in Finland after reading this.

 

Apples and oranges — that's what it's like to compare the education systems of the U.S. and Finland. Finland's is wildly successful — consistently topping international rankings. The United States' lags behind its European and Asian peers.

The numbers alone make a case against drawing lessons from Finland. In Finland, there are approximately 1.2 million total students (of all levels). That's about the same number of students in New York City's public education system. While Finland is relatively homogeneous, the U.S. is home to a diverse, multi-ethnic population. Finland reaps revenue from its large corporate taxes, cushioning its public education system while the U.S. simply does not.

So, why look to Finland? In short, the country has taken calculated risks. It's got their million dollar question right. On the state level, the U.S. could learn a lot from Finland's unconventional moves.

 

 

 


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This article was about how the school system in Finland compares to the US school system. After reading this I was really interested in whether or not it would ever be possible for the US education system to make changes drastic enough to get the kind of results other countries receive every year. The Finnish education system has a completely different system, focusing on the success of students based on the success of the teachers, along with other factors like the amount of daily activity and amount of time spent in the classroom. Hopefully the US finds a way to create a system with results as good as those of others countries.

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Russia test-fires ICBM amid tension over Ukraine

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This article summarizes Russia's missile launch test that involved firing an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile from the Astrakhan region into a Kazakhstan testing site. This issue has been brought up due to Russia's constant testament to not using nuclear weapons. So there is always a possibility of a widespread panic when weapons testing is done where the public has access to it. 

 

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Seven Nations Contributed to 60 Percent of Global Warming: Study - Nature World News

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This article discusses how global warming is almost entirely being caused by 7 different countries. The US alone makes up around 20 percent of the world's temperature increase based on a study done at Concordia University. The other 6 countries are developed or developing countries that have high toxic emission levels.tested by the researchers at Concordia. 

I thought this article was very interesting because when people think about global warming, we automatically think its caused entirely by the developed countries like the US, China, and Canada, however, the article says that under developed countries also play a big part in the increasing global temperature. 

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Why Labels Are Sitting on a Time-Bomb of YouTube Lawsuits... - Digital Music News

Why Labels Are Sitting on a Time-Bomb of YouTube Lawsuits... - Digital Music News | Whatshappening | Scoop.it
The following guest post comes from Jeff Price, founder of Audiam, a company that is navigating tricky issues related to YouTube placement and monetization.  ...

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This article talks about YouTube monetization for recording artists and the fact that some artists are not being paid the proper amounts because labels place encrypted terms in contracts that separate the distribution monetization and what the artist will earn from the youtube revenue. I chose the article because I am close with a few bands and artists who are being affected by this.

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