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McAuliffe Wins VA Governorship

All the votes are counted and victory and concession speeches have been made: Democrat Terry McAuliffe is the new governor of Virginia. The numbers were so incredibly close last night and I don’t think anyone really knew what exactly was going to happen until all the votes were counted. Polls and surveys in the past couple weeks suggested that McAuliffe was going to win possibly by double-digits, but that was certainly not the case last night.

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Anonymous Man Behind Unflattering White House Twitter is Unmasked

The Daily Beast reported last Tuesday that nonproliferation expert at the National Security Council, Jofi Joseph, was fired from his job at the White House for being the anonymous man behind the scandalous Twitter account @natsecwonk.

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Iran Proposes New Nuclear Weapons Plan

On Tuesday, October 15, Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met with the six biggest powers in the U.N. to propose Iran’s new nuclear program. This proposal would give the Iranians the right to enrich uranium while allowing a constraint to be put on their nuclear weapons.

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Government Shutdown Delays Benefits for Fallen Soldiers' Families

While some government workers are staying home during the ongoing government shutdown, a lot of people are still at work on the front line. During the obscene shutdown, 17 members of the military have been killed while on duty in Afghanistan. The government is delaying the ability of the fallen soldiers‘ families to obtain the fiscal benefits they were promised.

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Republicans Push Government Shutdown

By Monday’s midnight deadline for the 2013 fiscal year, Congress was not able to agree on the decision to pass an appropriations bill. Democrats and Republicans have been going back and forth over the issue and certain Republicans have not complied because they do not agree with Obamacare. This is the first time in 17 years that the federal government has had to completely shut down and it is going to affect millions of people in this country.

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Another Government Shutdown Furlough Compromises Millions of Paychecks

Congress has to come to a resolution on its budget by Monday or else the government will be shut down and 800,000 federal employees will have their paychecks jeopardized and two million others who are essential to the government might not get paid on time.

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Horrific Navy Yard Shooting Kills 13

On Monday morning, around 8:20AM, shots were fired on the Navy Yard in southeast D.C., causing panic and all-too-familiar feelings from past attacks. -year-old Navy reservist Aaron Alexis from Ft. Worth, Texas entered the base with proper military ID and posed no threat for further inspection.

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War with Syria?

The debate over whether or not we should retaliate against Syrian president Bashar al-Assad has been ongoing for about a month and we have yet to come to any conclusion.

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Workers’ Capital Stewards Urge United Commitment to Economic Impact Investing

Participants in Heartland Capital Strategies’ Los Angeles Forum Challenge Wall Street’s Pension Investment Model

By Marco Trbovich, HCS Communications Director, and Senior Vice President of Strategic Communications, Tricom Associates

Stewards of some of the nation’s sizeable pension funds assailed Wall Street’s excessive management fees, condemned the financial sector’s business model for pension fund investments, and urged greater collaboration among investors of workers’ capital in job growth and community wellbeing.

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Using iPads in K-12 Education in Los Angeles: A Step Forward or Backward?

The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) recently negotiated a deal with Apple in which students across its 47 campuses will receive iPads. A project to update school technology, the Board of Education unanimously voted to approve the $30 million plan. Members of the LAUSD say that the project is the first step toward providing every one of its students with an iPad by 2014. Understandably, Microsoft is upset about the negotiation.

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