From demands for third party inclusiveness in American elections to protests against the war on drugs, the streets of Philadelphia could prove even more lively than the convention itself.

Orlando & Nice Killers Were Troubled Loners With Histories Of Domestic Abuse, Drinking, And No Ties To ISIS
One analyst noted that media outlets quickly labeled the driver in a deadly truck attack in Nice a terrorist, ‘despite the absence of any evidence of a political motivation, or indeed any motive at all.’
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    Documentary Reveals How Israel Convinces Americans Palestine Occupies Israel
    In this episode of ‘Behind the Headline,’ host Mnar Muhawesh meets Sut Jhally, an expert on media manipulation and propaganda. In the film ‘The Occupation of the American Mind,’ Jhally and others examine how high-paid spin doctors control the media message on Israel.
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      Hundreds Gather To ‘Wall Off Trump’ & Police Arrest 18 In Flag-Burning Demonstration At RNC 2016
      Although targeted at the GOP and its nominee, Donald Trump, activists also criticized President Barack Obama, writing, ‘When he leaves office he will leave behind to his successor the most sophisticated and well-funded human-expulsion machine in the history of the country.’
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        $6B Spent Fighting ISIS, 50,000 Bombs Dropped In Iraq & Syria, And Still No End In Sight
        ‘The U.S. taxpayers will pay once to blow the place up and then pay again to build it back up,’ wrote one analyst of the seemingly endless campaign to destabilize Syria and the Middle East.
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          US War In Afghanistan Is Fueling Global Heroin Epidemic & Enabling The Drug Trade
          When the U.S. overthrew the Taliban in the wake of 9/11, it set the stage for the explosive growth of Afghanistan’s opium industry. In this episode of ‘Behind the Headline,’ host Mnar Muhawesh explains how the global war on terror created a global epidemic of heroin overdoses.
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            Damascus: Life Returns 5 Years After NATO Destabilization Efforts
            Life for many in Damascus, Syria is beginning to regain a sense of normalcy. Once besieged by foreign fighters, the ancient city and it's residents struggle to rebuild their lives, land and livelihood, rejoicing in the simple mundanity of day-to-day life.
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              From Anti-Trump Activists To Open Carry Advocates: RNC 2016 Opens With A Day Of Peaceful Protest
              The opening day of the Republican National Convention also featured a concert and protest by Prophets of Rage, a ‘supergroup’ featuring members of Public Enemy, Cypress Hill and Rage Against the Machine.
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                In Dallas & Baton Rouge, Media Ignores That Veterans Pulled The Trigger
                ‘[I]f not for racism, those black male shooters being vets would do something interesting to the media narratives around these killings,’ one media analyst tweeted.
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                  Move-In Day: Riot Police Take Over College Dorms To Support RNC 2016 Police State
                  A Case Western professor expressed shock at being ‘expected to cancel a week of summer classes in order to accommodate the quartering of the paramilitary force’ during the Republican National Convention.
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