Daily Archive: September 10, 2013

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International

Miss World opens in Indonesia after protests

Competitors of Miss World pageant, from right to left, Elena Ibarbia Jimenez of Spain, Gina Hargitay of Jamaica, Nadyalee Torres of Puerto Rico, Megan Young of Philippines, and Karen Ghraoui of Lebanon attend a press conference at Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia, Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013. (AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati)BALI, Indonesia (AP) — The 63rd edition of the Miss World pageant opened Sunday after protests by Muslim hard-liners confined the event to Indonesia’s predominantly Hindu resort island of Bali.

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Opinion

All who opposed Iraq War must oppose Syria strike

by Van Jones (CNN) — The situation in Syria would break the heart of anyone who has one. That is why progressives desperately want peace in Syria, an end to the chemical weapons attacks and aid for the millions of refugees. Additionally, most of us support President Barack Obama and want him to have a successful presidency.