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Tel Aviv Embassy Standoff Ends

Palestinian shot and wounded, ending 7-hour siege

(Newser) - Security guards shot and wounded a Palestinian man holding hostages inside the Turkish embassy in Tel Aviv last night, ending a tense 7-hour standoff. The man, Nadim Injaz of Ramallah, was taken to the hospital and is expected to survive. Injaz said he wanted asylum in Turkey and protection from... More »

Here Comes Era of Activist Government

It's necessary, and McCain is better suited for the job: Brooks

(Newser) - With daunting issues demanding immediate action—energy, the markets, and crumbling infrastructure to name but a few—the US is about to enter a phase of "government activism," writes David Brooks in the New York Times. Bad news for John McCain, right? Maybe not. As past periods of... More »

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