Interview with Dr Jack Drescher on so-called conversion therapy

The White House took a step in support of L-G-B-T people this week. On Wednesday night, Senior advisor to the President Valerie Jarrett, writing on behalf of the Barack Obama, posted a petition on the White House website. It calls for the end of the so-called conversion therapy – that’s where therapists try to change an individual’s sexual orientation or gender identity.

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Iranian-American Novelist Porochista Khakpour Explains the Powerful Impact of Iran Deal Towards Progress


Iran and six partner nations reached a framework agreement on its nuclear program on Thursday. There was an upbeat mood surrounding the announcement, following eight days of intense debate Secretary of State John Kerry and his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif. Iranian-American novelist, Porochista Khakpour, talks about her initial reaction to the agreement and why this is such a momentous moment for both Iran and the United States.

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Weighing The Long Term Effects Of A Military Intervention

President Obama is asking Congress to give him the power to take military action in the Middle East. He is seeking approval to fight the self-proclaimed Islamic State, or ISIS. But it seems like Congress doesn’t want to grant these war powers to the President. Gregoire Molle explores what are the long-term worries of a decision that needs to be taken soon.

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Reassuring Immigrants After the Halt of DACA


The debate over funding the agency reflects a greater fight over President Barack Obama’s immigration policies. A federal judge in Texas halted the launch of a program last week that would have prevented 4 million people from being deported. Adélie Pontay reports that without the program, advocates and immigrant communities are scrambling on what to do next.

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