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 +*'''[[Debate: Abortion| Abortion]]: This debate has gained increasing attention in recent weeks as Republicans, empowered across the US after the 2010 election, push for stricter abortion laws: [http://iowaindependent.com/57176/house-amended-abortion-bill-passes-without-debate Meghan Malloy. "House-amended abortion bill passes without debate." The Iowa Independent. June 8th, 2011]
*'''[[Debate: Infant male circumcision| Infant male circumcision]]''' [http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/08/us/08circumcise.html?hpw Jennifer Medina. "In Santa Monica, Circumcision Opponent Abandons Efforts." New York Times. June 7, 2011] *'''[[Debate: Infant male circumcision| Infant male circumcision]]''' [http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/08/us/08circumcise.html?hpw Jennifer Medina. "In Santa Monica, Circumcision Opponent Abandons Efforts." New York Times. June 7, 2011]
*'''[[Debate: Return of Israel to pre-1967 borders| Return of Israel to pre-1967 borders]]''' US President Barack Obama said on May 19th that he was committed to the pre-1967 borders as a starting point for negotiations on the Palestinian-Israeli border, re-elevating the debate on the subject to center stage.[http://www.npr.org/2011/05/22/136552974/obama-stands-by-mideast-plans-in-front-of-aipac NPR article on subject.] [[Image:Newstand.jpg|right|200px]] *'''[[Debate: Return of Israel to pre-1967 borders| Return of Israel to pre-1967 borders]]''' US President Barack Obama said on May 19th that he was committed to the pre-1967 borders as a starting point for negotiations on the Palestinian-Israeli border, re-elevating the debate on the subject to center stage.[http://www.npr.org/2011/05/22/136552974/obama-stands-by-mideast-plans-in-front-of-aipac NPR article on subject.] [[Image:Newstand.jpg|right|200px]]

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