While many Americans were uninsured, others were being forced to undergo a series of unnecessary tests that hurt both them and the medical system; the creator of the TV program “The Wire” calls America a “horror show”; and, despite what many believe, technology will not save us from the apocalypse. These discoveries and more below.
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Peres Secretly Talks with 29 Arab Foreign Ministers
In a rare event two weeks ago, President Shimon Peres appeared before 29 foreign ministers from the Gulf States, Arab League countries and other Muslim nations. The king of Saudi Arabia’s son was also among those present.