As another severe winter drags on, housing prices continue to soar, and shelters fill up fast, experts look to a new mayor for solutions to D.C.’s ongoing homelessness crisis. But do they see any signs of hope

Is This Really The First Time Syrian Rebels Have Been Aided By The US?
Turkey and the U.S. struck a deal last month to train and equip “moderate rebel forces” in Syria. A number of media outlets are hailing this as a first for the Obama administration, yet there’s evidence proving otherwise.
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    Meet Richard Jones, An American Citizen Fighting ISIS In Syria
    An Atlanta native says an article on ISIS raping women and selling them into sex slavery inspired him to join the fight against the militant group in Syria. “I didn’t know if I would be successful here,” he tells MintPress, “but I knew I would hate myself for not trying.”
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      Is There Room For Islam In Democracy, Freedom Of Speech, And Secularism?
      “If Islam is portrayed as a mortal enemy to Western civilization and values it is because it poses a formidable obstacle to imperialistic hegemonic interests,” a Canadian scholar tells MintPress.
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        NY Demonstrators Say #No2Netanyahu While DC Protesters Rally To #ShutDownAIPAC
        Against the backdrop of AIPAC, Israeli Apartheid Week, Netanyahu’s upcoming address to Congress, and Iran’s nuclear talks with the U.S., activists and demonstrators find a perfect storm for protesting Israel’s actions on a number of fronts.
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          Lawmakers Asked Boehner To Postpone Netanyahu Speech -- But Who Is Still Going?
          Almost two dozen House Democrats signed a letter asking Speaker Boehner to postpone Prime Minister Netanyahu’s upcoming address to a joint session of Congress. With such a postponement unlikely, MintPress investigates who’s sticking to their guns.
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            Holy Lights: Jordan’s 6,000 Mosques Will Go Solar By Year’s End
            By installing solar panels on the country’s mosques, Jordan may be answering more than a few prayers uttered in response to rising electricity costs and a need to diversify the kingdom’s energy portfolio.
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