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Navy ousts 34 sailors for cheating at nuclear power training site
The Navy tells The Associated Press that at least 34 sailors are being kicked out of the service for their roles in a cheating ring that operated... Read more...
3 relatives of Pope Francis killed in car accident
Three relatives of Pope Francis were killed early Tuesday when a car driven by the pontiff's nephew collided with a truck carrying corn near Cordoba,... Read more...
100,000 Elephants Killed In 3 Years As Poaching Rates Climb In Africa, Study Finds
Poachers killed an estimated 100,000 elephants across Africa between 2010 and 2012, a huge spike in the continent's death rate of the world's largest... Read more...
Protesters block Israeli ship from docking at California port
Thousands of protesters successfully blocked a commercial Israeli cargo vessel from docking and unloading goods in Oakland, California, late... Read more...
NASA Scientist Warns of Three to Four-Meter Sea Level Rise by 2200
It is common knowledge in the climate change scientific community that governments around the world had better be planning for a one-meter rise in... Read more...
US military deaths in Afghanistan at 2,199
As of Wednesday, August 13, 2014, at least 2,199 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S.-led invasion of... Read more...
Saving Iraqis the US left behind
After the U.S. invaded Iraq in 2003, Hakim, a 49-year-old Sunni Iraqi, helped the U.S. and NATO forces by serving as a guide in Mosul. He enjoyed... Read more...
U.S. airstrikes underway in Iraq, destroying Islamic State artillery
The Pentagon confirmed Friday that the U.S. military has begun "targeted" airstrikes against Islamic State terrorists in northern Iraq.Around 6:45... Read more...
Attack at Afghan base kills US general, wounds 15
A U.S. Army major general was killed in an attack at an Afghan military base in Kabul on Tuesday, according to a defense official who asked not to be... Read more...
Ex-Blackwater guard testifies against colleagues
A former Blackwater security guard testified Wednesday that he and two colleagues shot their weapons into a car in Nisoor Square in Baghdad, part of... Read more...
BofA in $16.5 billion deal with U.S. over mortgage bonds
Bank of America Corp is expected to pay more than $16.5 billion to end investigations into mortgage securities that the bank and its units sold in... Read more...
Labor sharks sink teeth into low-wage immigrant workers
When Ophelia Hernández, a 53-year-old clothing store owner from El Salvador, got working papers to come to the United States, she jumped at the... Read more...
Cisco to cut another 6,000 jobs as forecast falls flat
Cisco Systems Inc (CSCO.O) forecast tepid current-quarter results and said it plans to cut another 6,000 jobs, as the network equipment maker works... Read more...
Report: 18 firms hold a third of US wealth
Income inequality is a hot political topic and a report showing that a small number of U.S. companies hold most of the wealth could stir up more talk... Read more...
The 1% May Be Richer Than You Think, Research Shows
The 1 percent is literally rich beyond measure, depriving nations of billions in tax revenue and obscuring shifts in global inequality.Research... Read more...
C-SPAN Interviews Determined AE911Truth Founder, Richard Gage
It's the kind of rare opportunity that members of the 9/11 Truth Movement wish would come more often.Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth... Read more...
9/11 remains returned to World Trade Center site
The unidentified remains of those killed at the World Trade Center have returned to the World Trade Center site in a solemn procession on a foggy... Read more...
9/11 Illness Kills More Cops Than Attack
The names of police officers who died from ground zero-related illnesses now outnumber the 60 killed in the 9/11 attacks engraved on the New York... Read more...
9/11 prosecutor asks for more time over FBI spying claims
A US prosecutor has asked the judge in the 9/11 military tribunal in Guantánamo Bay for more time to look into whether an FBI investigation will... Read more...
Accusation of FBI spying stalls 9/11 hearing
A military judge abruptly recessed the first 9/11 trial hearing of the year Monday after defense lawyers accused the FBI in open court of trying to... Read more...
7 Pages That Gave President Obama Cover to Kill Americans
Before David Barron was confirmed this year to a lifetime seat on the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, his critics objected that... Read more...
Flushing Money Down the Tea Party Toilet
This article is not a piece of commentary about beliefs or ideologies. Airing concerns openly can be constructive, civil debate can be productive,... Read more...
Rick Perry indicted on two felonies
Gov. Rick Perry was indicted on two felony counts for abuse of official capacity and coercion of a public servant late Friday by a Travis County... Read more...
GOP led House intel report on Benghazi finds no secret Obama scandal
A House investigation into the Benghazi embassy attack concluded that the Obama administration was not guilty of any deliberate, negligent... Read more...
90 years on, push for ERA ratification continues
Drafted by a suffragette in 1923, the Equal Rights Amendment has been stirring up controversy ever since. Many opponents considered it dead when a... Read more...
UK ambassador 'lobbied senators to hide Diego Garcia role in rendition'
Logs released under the Freedom of Information Act have reinforced claims that the UK lobbied to keep its role in the CIA's torture and interrogation... Read more...
A Few Bold Members Of Congress Join Fight Against Long-Standing Anti-Abortion Policy
Lawmakers who support abortion rights have long fought against policies that restrict women's access to the procedure, such as gestational limits,... Read more...
Senate passes funding for Israel's Iron Dome
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) got unanimous consent in the Senate Friday for legislation to give Israel emergency funding for its Iron... Read more...
CIA improperly accessed Senate computers, agency finds
CIA employees improperly accessed computers used by the Senate Intelligence Committee to compile a report on the agency’s now defunct detention and... Read more...
Bogus cellphone charges ‘a billion dollar industry,’ claims Senate report
A staff report from the Senate Commerce Committee is sounding the alarm about bogus charges on cellphone bills that it says are costing consumers... Read more...
Detroit Water Crisis - a Prelude to the Privatization of Water
Atpeace Makita, a single mother of five children who turned to activism after her water was shut off by the Detroit Water and Sewage Department,... Read more...
The Killing of Kajieme Powell and How It Divides Americans
The police officers who shot and killed Kajieme Powell, 25, in St. Louis, Missouri, on Tuesday did so while being recorded by a man with a cell phone... Read more...
Expert witness in US execution cases will no longer defend states' methods
An anesthesiologist said he would no longer act as an expert witness for states defending their lethal injection methods, creating another hurdle for... Read more...
High court blocks same-sex marriage in Virginia
Same-sex couples will have to wait longer to begin marrying in Virginia after the U.S. Supreme Court agreed Wednesday to delay implementing an... Read more...
Louisiana court blocks Bobby Jindal from repealing Common Core
A Louisiana judge on Tuesday swatted down Gov. Bobby Jindal’s attempt to use his executive authority to repeal the Common Core in his state. Jindal... Read more...
Rights groups call on Israel to allow investigators into Gaza
Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International renewed a call to Israel on Wednesday to allow the groups access to Gaza via the Israeli-controlled... Read more...
Israeli court allows protesters to picket Palestinian-Jewish wedding
A Palestinian man and his Jewish bride-to-be are facing hostile protests in the Israeli town of Rishon Letzion after Israel's high court refused... Read more...
Ferguson police chief cedes much of his authority
In less than a week, the nation's most embattled police chief has ceded much of his authority — first to county police and then to state... Read more...
Israel bans national service with human rights group B'Tselem in Gaza row
Israel has banned young people from serving with one of its most prominent human rights groups because of its opposition to the war in Gaza.... Read more...
U.S. Avoided Threat to Act on Israel’s Civilian Targeting
United Nations officials and human rights organisations have characterised Israeli attacks on civilian targets during the IDF war on Gaza as... Read more...
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: The Coming Race War Won’t Be About Race
Will the recent rioting in Ferguson, Missouri, be a tipping point in the struggle against racial injustice, or will it be a minor footnote in some... Read more...
Alex Baer: Endings
Yes:  Lauren Bacall.A landmark, watershed moment of loss, finality.End of an era much adored.End of a storybook, starry-eyed romantic pair.End of a... Read more...
Naomi Wolf: " ... God did not 'give' Israel to the Jews/Israelites. ... "
Okay, so I was challenged below: "Read the Bible! God gave the land of Israel to the Jewish people." So....I may get crucified for this but I have... Read more...
All About Oil: Why Americ is Dropping Bombs to Defend Erbil
Erbil has an ancient history, but, in political-economic terms, the city is best understood these days as a Kurdish sort of Deadwood, as depicted in... Read more...
The Bombs of August : In Remembrance of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
On Monday, August 6, 1945, after six months of intense firebombing of 67 other Japanese cities, the United States  dropped a nuclear weapon... Read more...
Nothing to do with patient safety’: Ohio clinic to halt surgical abortions due to 2013 state law
A suburban Cincinnati clinic will stop performing surgical abortions as a result of a 2013 state law that bars agreements to move women needing... Read more...
Doctor with Ebola expected to be released from Atlanta hospital
The American doctor being treated for Ebola at an Atlanta hospital has recovered and is expected to leave the hospital Thursday.Dr. Kent Brantly, who... Read more...
Patient info hacked, stolen from Community Health
Community Health Systems Inc (CYH.N), one of the biggest U.S. hospital groups, said on Monday it was the victim of a cyber attack from China,... Read more...
Health Minister German outlaws fluoridation of all tap water
Contrary to the advice of public health and dentistry experts in her own ministry and academia, Health Minister Yael German has decided to prohibit... Read more...
Fake Cures For AIDS Have A Long And Dreadful History
Electromagnetism can detect AIDS. The "Complete Cure Device" can wipe out the virus.The Egyptian military made those claims earlier this year, but... Read more...
Environmental groups warn of 'taint' by official on nuclear regulator decisions
Nearly three dozen environmental groups are pressing the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to postpone key votes until after outgoing commissioner... Read more...
Oil spill reported in North Dakota
The government of North Dakota said it was responding to the spill of oil from a broken pipeline in the northern part of the state near the Canadian... Read more...
Volcano Alert: Thousands Of Intense Earthquakes Rock Iceland
Thousands of small intense earthquakes are rocking Iceland amid concerns that one of the country's volcanoes may be close to erupting.Iceland has... Read more...
4.2-magnitude quake shakes central Oklahoma; 10th quake in 2 days
A 4.2-magnitude earthquake struck near Guthrie, Oklahoma, at 7:41 a.m. CT (8:41 a.m. ET) Tuesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.Some posted on... Read more...
California evacuation orders issued as wildfire bears down near Yosemite
Authorities have sent evacuation orders to some 13,000 phone numbers as an out-of-control wildfire bears down on a foothill community near Yosemite... Read more...
U.S. opens Gulf acreage to energy companies
More than 20 million acres off the coast of Texas were opened up for bidding for energy explorers Wednesday in New Orleans, the U.S. government... Read more...
Why birds are igniting in midair over Calif.
A cutting-edge solar technology in California's Mojave Desert may have a bit too much cut. Wildlife officials say they've counted one bird being... Read more...
Iran vows to defend Iraq Shi'ite sites; insurgents battle for refinery
Sunni rebels battled their way into the biggest oil refinery in Iraq on Wednesday, and the president of neighbouring Iran raised the prospect of... Read more...
BP allowed commercial drones by US regulators in unprecedented decision
The Federal Aviation Administration said Tuesday it has granted the first permission for commercial drone flights over US land to the BP energy... Read more...
Florida to host 'paradigm-shifting' ocean energy project
The U.S. government announced plans to work with Florida Atlantic University to test a system to get energy from ocean currents, the first of its... Read more...
US State Department says Israel appears to be targeting family of murdered Arab teen
A State Department spokeswoman accused Israel of targeting the family of murdered Palestinian teenager Mohammed Abu Khdeir in recent... Read more...
Israeli air strike kills three Hamas commanders in Gaza
An Israeli air strike killed three senior Hamas commanders in the Gaza Strip on Thursday, a clear sign of its intention to hit the group's armed... Read more...
Japan landslides: deaths confirmed after homes swept away
At least six people were confirmed dead and 22 were missing after rain-soaked hills in the outskirts of Hiroshima gave way early on Wednesday in... Read more...
Wife and son of Hamas leader killed
An Israeli air strike in Gaza killed the wife and infant son of Hamas's military leader, Mohammed Deif, the group said, calling it an attempt to... Read more...
Israel launches airstrikes after Gaza rocket fire
The Israeli military said it carried out a series of airstrikes Tuesday across the Gaza Strip in response to renewed rocket fire, a burst of violence... Read more...
US journalist beheaded; another hostage at risk by Islamic State
In a horrifying act of revenge for U.S. airstrikes in northern Iraq, militants with the Islamic State extremist group have beheaded American... Read more...
James Risen: Obama Is 'Greatest Enemy To Press Freedom In A Generation'
Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times reporter James Risen is not mincing words about President Barack Obama.Risen has been fighting the Obama... Read more...
AP video journalist and 5 others killed in Gaza
An Associated Press video journalist has been killed in an ordnance explosion in the Gaza Strip, together with a Palestinian translator and three... Read more...
Wikipedia blocks 'disruptive' page edits from US Congress
Wikipedia administrators have imposed a ban on page edits from computers at the US House of Representatives, following "persistent disruptive... Read more...
Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian held in Iran
An American reporter for the Washington Post and his wife have been detained in Tehran, an Iranian official confirmed.Jason Rezaian, a 38-year-old... Read more...
US tried but failed to free US hostages in Syria
A US secret military mission had "recently" tried but failed "to free a number of American hostages held in Syria", the Pentagon has revealed.It did... Read more...
In Iraq, U.S. is spending millions to blow up captured American war machines
Last week was a weird one for American military hardware.In the United States, Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles (MRAPs), AR-15s and... Read more...
How America’s Police Became an Army: The 1033 Program
As many have noted, Ferguson, Missouri, currently looks like a war zone. And its police—kitted out with Marine-issue camouflage and military-grade... Read more...
Military eases hairstyle restrictions accused of being racially biased
United States military branches announced they have loosened grooming requirements that sparked controversy for allegedly targeting the natural... Read more...
Obama Authorizes Targeted Airstrikes, Humanitarian Aid In Iraq
President Barack Obama announced Thursday night he had authorized the Pentagon to launch targeted airstrikes if needed to protect Americans from... Read more...
Maryam Mirzakhani first woman to win Fields Medal mathematics prize
For the first time in history, the Fields Medal, the most prestigious prize in mathematics -- the equivalent, some say, of a Nobel Prize -- has been... Read more...
IBM's TrueNorth computer chip mimics the human brain
IBM today unveiled what it's calling the world's first neurosynaptic computer chip, a processor that mimics the human brain's computing abilities and... Read more...
Rosetta spacecraft makes historic rendezvous with rubber-duck comet 67P/CG
A European spacecraft has become the first in history to rendezvous with a comet after a seven-minute burn of the probe’s thrusters brought it... Read more...
This Filter Could Bring Clean Water to Everyone on Earth
For years, residents of the developed world have enjoyed access to clean, on-demand drinking water. It's a privilege not shared by those in poorer... Read more...
NASA says it's very close to finding alien life
At a panel discussion on the search for alien life, held this week at NASA's headquarters in Washington, the agency's top scientists said they're... Read more...
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41 Poll: Majority says Iraq invasion mistake Reggie
42 U.S. pledge to help Iraqis who aided occupation largely unfulfilled Reggie
43 5 U.S. troops die in helicopter crash in Afghanistan Reggie
44 10 companies profiting the most from war Reggie
45 The Worst Mistake in U.S. History -- America Will Never Recover from Bush's Great Foreign Policy Disaster Reggie
46 Too much money spent in Iraq for too few results Reggie
47 NATO says its troops shot dead two Afghan boys Reggie
48 Most charges dismissed against ex-Blackwater execs Reggie
49 The lonely soldier and the moral scars of war Reggie
50 John Brennan and the truth about drones Reggie
51 Afghan Children Deaths: Hundreds Killed By U.S. In Last Five Years, UN 'Alarmed' By Civilian Casualties Reggie
52 Support grows for U.S. "drone court" to review lethal strikes Reggie
53 Afghan corruption, opium, and the strange case of Kam Air Reggie
54 Justice Department memo reveals legal case for drone strikes on Americans Reggie
55 The Fake Catch-22 of Drone-War Apologists Reggie
56 US Ramps Up Pakistan Drone Strikes Reggie
57 When U.S. drones kill civilians, Yemen’s government tries to conceal it Reggie
58 Afghanistan Teenagers Detained By U.S. Military Reggie
59 U.S. reducing plans for large civilian force in post-2014 Afghanistan Reggie
60 Taliban fighters, suicide bombers attack U.S.-Afghan base Reggie

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