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Wes Craven, US horror filmmaker, dies aged 76
American horror film director Wes Craven, creator of the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise, has died aged 76.A statement released by his family said... Read more...
Pope Francis Blesses a Lesbian, Her Family, and Her Writing For Kids
One of the most challenging jobs on the planet must surely be doing public relations for Pope Francis.  The unscripted pope likes to speak his mind... Read more...
Neurologist and author Oliver Sacks dies, aged 82
Dr. Oliver Sacks, the neurologist who studied the intricacies of the brain and wrote eloquently about them in books such as 'Awakenings' and 'The Man... Read more...
Ohio Cop Pulls Over Black Man Who 'Made Direct Eye Contact' With Him
Earlier this month, a police officer in Dayton, Ohio, tailed a man by the name of John Felton for two miles, then pulled him over for failing to use... Read more...
Savannah State University student dies in campus shooting
Students at Savannah State University in Georgia were mourning Friday after a student was shot to death in the school's student union... Read more...
U.N.: Civilian casualties in Afghanistan reach record levels
The number of women and children killed or injured through the year in Afghanistan increased by 23 percent and 13 percent, respectively, as overall... Read more...
The Company Getting Rich Off the ISIS War
For the Middle East, the growth of the self-proclaimed Islamic State has been a catastrophe. For one American firm, it’s been a gold mine.The war... Read more...
U.S. helicopter 'friendly fire' incident kills eight Afghan soldiers
At least eight Afghan Army soldiers were killed and five were wounded after two U.S. helicopters attacked a military checkpoint the country's Logar... Read more...
Perpetual war creates endless consequences
When the outgoing chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Martin Dempsey, began this month by issuing a farewell report on U.S. military... Read more...
How One U.S. Soldier Blew the Whistle on a Cold-Blooded War Crime
Jess Cunningham was a staff sergeant in a mechanized unit of the U.S. Army—Alpha Company, First Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment, First Infantry... Read more...
Hill analysts lower 2015 budget deficit forecast to $426B
Congress' official budget analyst projected Tuesday that this year's federal deficit will drop to $426 billion, the lowest shortfall of Barack... Read more...
US stocks pare losses after 1,000-point Dow plunge
U.S. stock markets sank in morning trading Monday in a wave of fear that circled the globe after a historic plunge in Chinese stocks.The Dow Jones... Read more...
Stocks Fall Most in 4 Years as China Dread Sinks Global Markets
Investors are selling the biggest winners of 2015. Companies that have come to be known as the Fab Five -- Netflix Inc., Facebook Inc., Read more...
How banks hid billions in trades from US regulators
This spring, traders and analysts working deep in the global swaps markets began picking up peculiar readings: Hundreds of billions of dollars of... Read more...
SEC to force companies to reveal CEO-to-worker pay ratio
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) voted Wednesday to force most publicly traded companies to reveal their ratio of CEO compensation to... Read more...
Bush Administration Mulled Using Nukes After 9/11 Attacks
An assistant to former German Chancellor Gerhard Schroder claims the Bush government ‘really played through all possibilities’ in responding to... Read more...
Marcy Borders Was Much More Than 9/11’s ‘Dust Lady’
With Marcy Borders’s death from stomach cancer, aged 42, the picture is back again, of course: Borders, caked in dust on September 11, 2001,... Read more...
World Trade Center dust scientist Paul Lioy dies aged 68
Paul Lioy, the scientist who analyzed dust from the fallen World Trade Center and its potential danger to first responders, died after suddenly... Read more...
Documents show bitter CIA dispute over pre-9/11 performance
Top CIA officials fought bitterly in the years after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks over whether U.S. intelligence agencies could have done more to stop... Read more...
After 9/11, We Were All Judith Miller
If the sales of Judith Miller’s memoir are commensurate with the vituperation of the attacks on her, the royalties will mount. Her critics—they... Read more...
Trump signs GOP loyalty pledge
Donald Trump and Reince Priebus have a deal.Trump has pledged to support the eventual Republican nominee, whoever that may be, the Republican... Read more...
Petraeus prosecutor: Clinton committed no crime
Former attorney general Michael Mukasey recently compared the inquiry into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server when she was secretary... Read more...
Top Jeb fundraisers leave campaign amid troubling signs
Three top Jeb Bush fundraisers abruptly parted ways with his presidential campaign on Friday, amid internal personality conflicts and questions about... Read more...
Racist flier urges Detroit suburb to vote for white candidates
Fliers urging voters to elect white candidates have outraged residents of Southfield, a predominantly black Detroit suburb. The fliers also praise... Read more...
Georgia County Admits To Illegally Disenfranchising Voters
Fulton County, Georgia admitted to illegally disenfranchising and misleading voters in the 2008 and 2012 elections in a settlement this month. For... Read more...
Dem Sen. Cardin opposes Iran deal
Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) said on Friday that he will oppose the Iran nuclear deal, making him the third Senate Democrat to come out against the... Read more...
Obama gets Iran deal win as Senate Dems amass enough votes
President Barack Obama secured a landmark foreign policy victory Wednesday as Senate Democrats amassed enough votes to ensure the Iran nuclear deal... Read more...
Iran nuclear deal poised to go ahead after key Democratic votes secured
The Iranian nuclear deal is poised to clear remaining political hurdles in Washington after key Senate Democrats indicated there was now enough... Read more...
Pro-Clinton group re-ups demand for Trey Gowdy to turn over his emails
A letter from Correct the Record founder David Brock, sent Wednesday and shared exclusively with POLITICO, follows another sent March 11 in which... Read more...
Iraq War vet praises Iran nuclear deal as list of supporters grows
Democratic Rep. Seth Moulton, who served four tours of duty in Iraq before his election to Congress from Massachusetts last fall, has provided the... Read more...
Virginia officer indicted in fatal Walmart parking lot shooting
A Virginia police officer who shot and killed a man in a Walmart parking lot was indicted Thursday on charges of first-degree murder and using a gun... Read more...
With defiant clerk behind bars, gay couple gets license to wed in Kentucky
A gay couple walked out of a Kentucky courthouse with a marriage license Friday morning, a day after the county's defiant clerk was hauled to jail... Read more...
Supreme Court May Review Texas Abortion Law That Wendy Davis Filibustered
A national abortion rights group asked the Supreme Court on Thursday to review a pair of restrictions in Texas that would shut down eight abortion... Read more...
Kentucky Clerk Found In Contempt For Refusing To Issue Marriage Licenses
A federal judge found a Kentucky clerk at the center of the national debate over gay marriage in contempt of court after she defied the Supreme Court... Read more...
Judge nullifies Tom Brady’s four-game NFL suspension
A federal judge took the air out of “Deflategate” Thursday, erasing New England quarterback Tom Brady's four-game suspension for a controversy... Read more...
Refugees march on Austria amid Hungarian standoff; EU forced into action
A tense standoff between refugees and police in Hungary continued into a second day Friday, with desperate asylum seekers embarking on a 100-mile... Read more...
You Might As Well Ignore the Photos of Dead Refugee Kids
Do not look closely at the photographs here. Do not look at them at all. They will, in an instant, inspire pity, revulsion, anger and calls to “do... Read more...
More than 20 dead refugees discovered in truck in Austria
As many as 50 refugees were found dead in a parked truck in eastern Austria on Thursday, police said, marking what one Austrian official called a... Read more...
Congresswoman Asks For Investigation Into Israeli Shooting Of Two Palestinian Teens
Rep. Betty McCollum (D-Minn.) has requested the State Department open an investigation into whether the killing of two Palestinian teenagers last... Read more...
Only three of 116 Guantánamo detainees were captured by US forces
Only three of the 116 men still detained at Guantánamo Bay were apprehended by US forces, a Guardian review of military documents has uncovered.The... Read more...
Bob Alexander: The Ghosts in the Clock
A bell tolls each life event.Bong … New Year's … Bong … Birthdays … Bong … Spring … Bong … Summer … Bong …... Read more...
David Bromwich: The Neoconservative Empire Returns
Everyone knows the basics of the dispute over the nuclear deal with Iran. In no time at all, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu leaped... Read more...
Alex Baer: Helplessly Hopeless
I admit it, I am helpless when it comes to commenting on Republicans when they so thoroughly bushwhack (see footnote, later) themselves.  They are... Read more...
Alex Baer: Life, Death, and Spark-Tending
My new coffee mug's art on the side is a thing of retro-futuristic beauty -- part steampunk, part Bradbury, maybe.  There is an art deco scene of a... Read more...
Bob Alexander: The Living Dead
Like in the United States, it's federal election campaign season up here in Canada. This time around the campaign will drag on for … 78 days. The... Read more...
Study: Pollution, weather linked to post-heart attack health
Researchers presenting at this year's European Society of Cardiology Congress have connected patient status after experiencing heart attack with... Read more...
Undercover Planned Parenthood Videos Were Altered, Analysis Finds
Planned Parenthood on Thursday gave congressional leaders and a committee that is investigating allegations of criminality at its clinics an analysis... Read more...
Planned Parenthood sues Louisiana over cut to Medicaid funds
Planned Parenthood asked a federal judge Tuesday to stop Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration from ending Medicaid payments to the organization's... Read more...
Ohio bill would ban abortion for Down syndrome
Opening a new front in the abortion wars, abortion opponents are pushing Ohio to make it illegal for a doctor to perform an abortion if a woman is... Read more...
State inquiries into Planned Parenthood turn up no evidence of wrongdoing
Planned Parenthood appears to be weathering scrutiny by state legislatures that began in the wake of undercover “sting” videos by anti-abortion... Read more...
Will Fracking Be the Demise of Chaco Canyon National Historical Park?
Once the center of a thriving population of native people, Chaco Canyon National Historical Park is now the object of a battle for its very... Read more...
Towboats crash on Mississippi River, spilling oil
A collision between two towboats on the Mississippi River in Kentucky has released an unknown amount of oil into the waterway, the U.S. Coast Guard... Read more...
UN: This El Nino to be among the strongest since 1950
The current El Nino weather pattern may be on track to become one of the strongest in more than half a century, experts at the World Meteorological... Read more...
Triple threat: Earthquakes rattle California, Oklahoma, Oregon
No injuries or major damage was reported Monday after earthquakes rattled cities in California, Oklahoma and Oregon.Around noon local time, a... Read more...
EPA Urged by Nearly 100,000 in the US to Redo Highly Controversial Fracking Study
The public comment period for the highly controversial US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) fracking study ends today. Food & Water... Read more...
Oil Industry Needs to Find Half a Trillion Dollars to Survive
At a time when the oil price is languishing at its lowest level in six years, producers need to find half a trillion dollars to repay debt. Some... Read more...
Aircraft to start hunt for Atlantic oil off East Coast
An aerial hunt for oil and natural gas reserves in the Atlantic Ocean is poised to launch, a first step in the plan to lease waters off Georgia,... Read more...
Solar plane takes off in 'moment of truth' for longest solo flight in history
A solar plane took off for what could be the longest solo flight in history on Monday, with its Swiss pilot confronting the “moment of truth” of... Read more...
Oil Services Co.,Baker Huhes, lays off 10,500
"Extreme market forces" are in play in the global energy sector, oil services company Baker Hughes said Tuesday in announcing widespread layoffs.The... Read more...
Japan now has more car charging points than gas stations
Nissan Motor Co. has reported that Japan now has more places to charge electric vehicles than gas stations. The country has roughly 34,000 gas... Read more...
Palestinian teachers, students strike in Israel over school budget cuts
More than 30,000 Palestinian students missed the start of a new school year this week after 47 Christian schools in Israel launched a strike to... Read more...
China's Victory Day parade stirs national pride, leadership vows of peace
China's grand parade on Thursday, held to mark Japan's defeat in World War II, stirred nationalist sentiments as 12,000 troops marched near Tiananmen... Read more...
Chaos as refugees forced off train after leaving besieged Budapest station
Refugees poured into the main train station in Budapest on Thursday after police stopped blocking its main entrance, prompting chaotic scenes as... Read more...
On barren hilltop, Israeli settler vigilantism blurs into Jewish theocracy
Clinging to a barren hillside, the “Baladim” outpost was little more than a solitary trailer, a farming tractor, a makeshift tent for shade, and... Read more...
Gunman kills Red Cross workers in Yemen
Two Red Cross employees were shot dead in the northern Yemeni province of Amran by an unknown attacker on Wednesday, the international aid group... Read more...
Israel bans journalists from voicing opinions in newscasts
The Israeli parliament has passed a law banning journalists working for the country's public broadcast authority from expressing their opinions on... Read more...
Vice News Journalists Charged With Terrorism In Turkey Are Released From Prison
A Turkish court has ordered the release of two British journalists working for U.S.-based Vice News who were charged earlier this week with "aiding a... Read more...
Egypt sentences 3 Al-Jazeera reporters to 3 years in prison
A court in Egypt has sentenced three Al Jazeera journalists to three years in jail after finding them guilty of "aiding a terrorist... Read more...
Fox News chief: Donald Trump owes Megyn Kelly an apology
The chairman of Fox News Channel says Donald Trump owes the network’s Megyn Kelly an apology for an unprovoked Twitter attack that he called “as... Read more...
What's in the Ashley Madison dump?
It appears that hackers have released 10 gigabytes of data stolen from Ashley Madison, a dating website for married people.Hackers claim to have... Read more...
Pentagon halts work at Defense labs handling toxins, anthrax
The U.S. Army on Thursday ordered the immediate halt of activity and a safety review of all Defense Department labs handling toxic biologic agents,... Read more...
The West Point Professor Who Contemplated a Coup
On Monday, West Point law professor William C. Bradford resigned after The Guardian reported that he had allegedly inflated his academic credentials.... Read more...
Okinawans decry noise, chemical pollution at US bases across island
Seventy years after the end of World War II, there are 32 U.S. military facilities in Okinawa, Japan’s southernmost prefecture. Many of the U.S.... Read more...
New Army chief ponders momentous decision on women in combat
The Army's new chief of staff, Gen. Mark Milley, is taking a calculated approach to arguably the most consequential decision of his early tenure —... Read more...
Pentagon: Services must justify excluding women from combat by Oct. 1
Defense Secretary Ash Carter is giving the chiefs of the military services until Oct. 1 to tell him which combat posts should remain closed to female... Read more...
Ion collider produces droplets of primordial goo
he Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider just spit out tiny droplets of a liquid researchers say resembles the seeds of the cosmos, a primordial goo... Read more...
Hawking: Info Can Escape Black Holes
Stephen Hawking announced during a lecture at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden on Tuesday that he has potentially solved... Read more...
Astronomers spot 20 million year young, 'Jupiter-like' planet
Astronomers have spotted a Jupiter-like planet that could hold the answer to how our solar system was formed.The planet 51 Eridani b is roughly twice... Read more...
Scientists say fetal tissue essential for medical research
The furor on Capitol Hill over Planned Parenthood has stoked a debate about the use of tissue from aborted fetuses in medical research, but U.S.... Read more...
29 U.S. Scientists Praise Nuclear Deal in Letter to Obama
Twenty-nine of the nation’s top scientists — including Nobel laureates, veteran makers of nuclear arms and former White House science advisers... Read more...
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681 British Envoy Says Mission in Afghanistan is Doomed, According to Leaked Memo Reggie
682 Iraq signs bln-dollar power deals with GE, Siemens Reggie
683 British troops 'will leave Iraq within a year' Reggie
684 Iraqi Red Crescent Paralyzed by Allegations Reggie
685 NIE on Afghanistan reportedly 'grim' Reggie
686 Pakistan finds 'U.S. drone wreckage' Reggie
687 U.S. funds sent from Iraq to al-Qaeda - source Jesse Richard
688 The REAL reason for the decline in Iraqi violence. Reggie
689 $13 Billion in Iraq Aid Wasted Or Stolen, Ex-Investigator Says Reggie
690 What Was Mysterious Activity Going on in the Marriott Hotel Islamabad by United States Marines Reggie
691 Iraqi's warmth to Israel exacts a heavy price Reggie
692 Satellite images show ethnic cleanout in Iraq Reggie
693 US seeking sole command of Nato's war against the Taliban Reggie
694 CIA using missile strikes to 'tickle' terrorists Reggie
695 'US drone' kills five in Pakistan Reggie
696 The rising cost of the Iraq 'surge' Reggie
697 Secrets of 'sexed-up' WMD dossier must be told, watchdog orders ministers Jesse Richard
698 Petraeus: more than troops needed in Afghanistan Reggie
699 Iraq: Violence is down – but not because of America's 'surge' Reggie
700 While Bush Announces 8,000 Troop Withdrawal, Leaked Draft Agreement Calls for Indefinite Occupation Jesse Richard

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