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NEW YORK – Men and women are gathering at the United Nations to mark International Women's Day with a march to Times Square.

On Sunday, they're joining voices around the world demanding equality for the gender that traditionally is paid less for work and often has a smaller voice in policy decisions.

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U.N. officials say much has been achieved under the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, signed by 189 governments in 1995 as a pledge for realizing women's rights.

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PRESCOTT, Ariz. – The family of an American woman killed while being held captive by Islamic State militants is holding a final memorial service Saturday in her hometown.

Kayla Mueller, 26, was an international aid worker who was captured in August 2013 after leaving a Doctors Without Borders hospital in Aleppo, Syria, and held for 18 months.

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She was honored last month at her alma mater, Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, and at a candlelight memorial held by churches, schools and community groups in Prescott, a mountain community of 40,000 where Mueller grew up.

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PRESCOTT, Ariz. – The family of an American woman killed while being held captive by Islamic State militants is holding a final memorial service Saturday in her hometown.

Kayla Mueller, 26, was an international aid worker who was captured in August 2013 after leaving a Doctors Without Borders hospital in Aleppo, Syria, and held for 18 months.

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She was honored last month at her alma mater, Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, and at a candlelight memorial held by churches, schools and community groups in Prescott, a mountain community of 40,000 where Mueller grew up.

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Only the makers of tanks and weaponry really like war. Oh, and of course the madmen who start them. Either it’s all about the big-bucks or the up-chucks. As Kendrew Lascelles said in his 1970 poem “The Box,” war’s like a “bouncy bumpy ball made up of flags and guns and all the tears and horror and the death that goes with war.”

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putinHow is it possible that Vladimir Putin, the President of Russia, has become the voice of peace and reason in the world?

 

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kerrySecretary of State John Kerry is scheduled to participate in a Google Hangout about the Syria crises.  Here are comments from the Google Hangout event:  (Watch hangout below).

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obama-boehner-reid-pelosi-2Polls consistently show that the vast majority of Americans oppose military intervention in Syria. In congressional offices, calls have been running 100 to 1 against involvement in Syria. Nevertheless, leaders of both political parties are supporting the President’s plan to launch a limited military strike in Syria.

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syria-debateThe world is waiting for the U.S. Congress and ultimately President Barack Obama to make a critical decision that could maintain this country’s place in history as the most fierce and feared "world cop".  The question--should the United States intervene in the Syria civil war by bombing specific military installations and assets.

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redlineNational issues are taking a back seat to international affairs.  The civil war in Syria is now on the minds of our leaders as President Obama has asked Congress to authorize a strike against Syria for the use of chemical weapons against its own civilians.  The president says he does not need congressional authorization to attack Syria, but he is asking Congress to give him the authority anyway.  

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jindal-obamaPolitics for today:  Governor Jindal's column is published in Washington Post, his administration reports national media publications support his position after the Obama administration's lawsuit against his education reform, the Mary Landrieu continues to come under assault by the national republican senatorial organization, Louisiana U.S.Senate candidate Rob Maness says no on Syria as do the American people.  

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