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Weekly Review — June 30, 2015, 8:00 am

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The United States legalizes same-sex marriage, the Islamic State bombs a Shiite mosque, and a man named Rod is struck by lighting

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Weekly Review — June 23, 2015, 8:00 am

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A white gunman massacres nine African Americans at a church in South Carolina, Pope Francis calls Earth a “pile of filth,” and North Korea claims to have developed a cure for AIDS 

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Weekly Review — June 16, 2015, 8:00 am

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Six Guantánamo Bay prisoners are transferred to Oman, an 800-person manhunt fails to catch two escaped convicts, and a runaway zoo elephant kills a 65-year-old man

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Weekly Review — June 9, 2015, 8:00 am

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A heat wave hits India, hundreds of elderly vacationers drown in the Yangtze River, and Poop Gangsta gets 12 years in jail

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“Between 2007 and 2010, Albany’s poverty rate jumped 12 points, to a record high of 39.9 percent. More than two thirds of Albany’s 76,000 residents are black, and since 2010, their poverty rate has climbed even higher, to nearly 42 percent.”
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From a May 23 commencement address delivered at Hofstra University. Doctorow died on Tuesday. He was 84.
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“We think we are the only people in the world who live with threat, but we have to work with regional leaders who will work with us. Bibi is taking the country into unprecedented international isolation.”
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“A progressive Europe—the Europe of sustainable growth and social cohesion—would be one thing. The gridlocked, reactionary, petty, and vicious Europe that actually exists is another. It cannot and should not last for very long.”

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