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Aleppo onslaught: New air strikes hit medical facility
An air strike hit a clinic in a rebel-held district of Aleppo on Friday, the civil defence said, the second time this week a medical facility in... Read more...
What became of 1,400 people who disappeared in Nepal?
More than 10 years after a bloody civil war ended in Nepal, the country has finally started a process of transitional justice.Some 16,000 people were... Read more...
Fiat Chrysler recalls 1.1 million cars, SUVs for rollaway issue
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV (FCHA.MI) said on Friday it is recalling more than 1.1 million cars and SUVs worldwide because the vehicles may roll... Read more...
Biden blasts Israeli government at J Street gala
Vice President Joe Biden several times criticized what he called an Israeli government that causes “overwhelming frustration” in a speech that... Read more...
Lin-Manuel Miranda's 'Hamilton' wins Pulitzer Prize for drama
“Hamilton,” the Broadway smash that’s looked like an awards-season favorite from the moment it opened, has been awarded the 2016 Pulitzer Prize... Read more...
Obama announces 250 new military personnel for Syria
US President Barack Obama has said he plans to send 250 more troops to Syria, a sharp increase in the number of Americans working with local Syrian... Read more...
U.S. to Admit 20 More Civilian Deaths
The U.S. military will admit later today to nine instances of coalition strikes that have killed 20 civilians in a five-month period in the campaign... Read more...
New rules allow more civilian casualties in air war against ISIL
The Pentagon has approved airstrikes that risk more civilian casualties in order to destroy Islamic State targets as part of its increasingly ... Read more...
U.S. sending more troops to Iraq, $415M to Peshmerga for Mosul victory
The United States will increase troop numbers in Iraq, deploy AH-64 Apache helicopters and help fund Kurdish Peshmerga with up to $415 million amid... Read more...
Confessions of a former US Air Force drone technician
Cian Westmoreland was 18 years old when he enlisted in the US Air Force.Now 28, the former serviceman served with the 606 Air Control Squadron in... Read more...
SunEdison files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection
U.S. solar energy company SunEdison Inc (SUNE.N) filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Thursday, becoming one of the largest non-financial... Read more...
US corporations have $1.4tn hidden in tax havens, claims Oxfam report
US corporate giants such as Apple, Walmart and General Electric have stashed $1.4tn (£980bn) in tax havens, despite receiving trillions of dollars... Read more...
U.S. regulators fail 'living wills' at five of eight big banks
Five out of eight of the biggest U.S. banks do not have credible plans for winding down operations during a crisis without the help of public money,... Read more...
Goldman Sachs to pay $5 billion in U.S. Justice Dept mortgage probe
Goldman Sachs Group Inc (GS.N) has agreed to pay $5.06 billion to settle claims that it misled mortgage bond investors during the financial crisis,... Read more...
American executives' names surface in Panama Papers
The names of hundreds of Americans have surfaced in the Panama Papers, including a handful of U.S. businessmen accused or convicted by U.S.... Read more...
CIA Director: Missing 9/11 Report Pages Contain ‘Inaccurate’ Information
CIA Director John Brennan on Sunday defended the government’s decision to withhold 28 pages of the 9/11 Commission Report, telling NBC the... Read more...
Top secret documents may hold clues to Saudi backing for 9/11
President Obama is due to visit Saudi Arabia in 10 days. His visit comes at a time of deep suspicion between the two allies. The United States also... Read more...
How the Bush administration ignored this warning from the CIA months before 9/11
Bin Laden Determined to Strike in U.S.” The CIA’s famous Presidential Daily Brief, presented to George W. Bush on August 6, 2001, has always been... Read more...
You Only Believe the Official 9/11 Story Because You Don't Know the Official 9/11 Story
I don't believe the official story of 9/11 because I know the official story of 9/11!During the past 10 years I have not met a single individual who,... Read more...
Karzai: Al Qaeda never operated in Afghanistan
Al Qaeda has never operated in Afghanistan, the country's former President Hamid Karzai said in a recent interview, dismissing the notion that the... Read more...
Workers fight for dignity in Trump's Las Vegas hotel: 'You don't talk to the boss'
Maricella Olvera encounters Donald Trump on occasion, but she’s careful not to say a word. The 47-year-old cleans the penthouse at the Trump... Read more...
ADL Asks Trump to Dump ‘America First’ Slogan Reminiscent of WWII Anti-Semitism
The Anti-Defamation League called on Donald Trump to abjure the term “America First,” noting its unsavory World War II-era association with... Read more...
Obama roasts the media, RNC and, of course, Trump at annual dinner
It was President Barack Obama’s final White House Correspondents’ Dinner as president – and he hopes the country will be around to see another... Read more...
Violence follows California Trump rally, about 20 arrested
Raucous protesters and supporters of Donald Trump violently confronted each other in California leading to some 20 arrests as the Republican... Read more...
Donald Trump: The Cry-Bully
On May 4, 2009, @realDonaldTrump toddled out into our world. Back then, Twitter was still seen as a buggy curiosity making grandiose promises that no... Read more...
Pentagon slams Benghazi panel for wasting money with exhaustive probe
The U.S. Department of Defense this week sent a letter to the House panel still investigating the 2012 attack in Benghazi and expressed frustration... Read more...
House committee votes to require women to register for draft
Women would be required to register for the military draft under a House committee bill that comes just months after the Defense Department lifted... Read more...
Former House speaker sentenced to more than a year in prison
- Dennis Hastert, the Republican who for eight years presided over the House and was second in the line of succession to the presidency, was... Read more...
60 Minutes: U.S. Rep. was told to raise $18,000 a day so he could get reelected.
Rep. David Jolly says he was told his first job as a newly elected congressman was to raise $18,000 a day so he could get reelected. On Sunday's 60... Read more...
Palestine is latest GOP offensive in climate change wars
Senate Republicans think they’ve found a powerful way to hobble President Obama's participation in international climate diplomacy through the... Read more...
Ex-FBI agent admits stealing $136,000 in drug money for cars, cosmetic surgery
A former FBI agent pleaded guilty Monday to stealing more than $136,000 in drug money and spending it on cars and plastic surgery.Scott M. Bowman,... Read more...
May Day in Seattle: Anti-capitalist protesters clash with police
A peaceful march for worker and immigrant rights began about 3 p.m. in the Central District and ended downtown. About 6 p.m., anti-capitalist... Read more...
Migrant children kept from enrolling in school
Candelario Jimon Alonzo came to the U.S. dreaming of becoming something more than what seemed possible along the rutted roads of his hometown in... Read more...
Student killed during burglary at New Jersey college frat
A student was shot and killed during a burglary at a fraternity house near the New Jersey Institute of Technology.NJIT President Joel Bloom said in a... Read more...
Train derails in Washington, D.C., hazardous waste leaking
A CSX freight train derailed outside Washington, D.C., Sunday morning and at least one of the overturned cars is leaking hazardous material.The... Read more...
Albinos in Malawi face ‘total extinction,’ UN expert warns
An African country’s albino population faces complete extinction as killers hunt down the endangered group for their mythological... Read more...
Egyptian cleric defends CIA agent convicted over his rendition
The radical Egyptian cleric who was kidnapped in Milan by the CIA in 2003 has come to the defence of a former CIA officer convicted for her alleged... Read more...
Ex-CIA agent loses appeal against extradition to Italy
Portugal's Constitutional Court has rejected a former CIA operative's appeal against her extradition to Italy to serve a six-year sentence for her... Read more...
7 Extremist Jews Indicted for Terror Plot Against Palestinians
Seven members of an alleged extremist Jewish terror cell were indicted in an Israeli court.The cell, including an Israeli soldier and two minors, are... Read more...
Britain's Big Business: The Modern Slave Trap
Al Jazeera’s investigative unit has revealed that large companies in Britain may be failing to tackle slavery along their supply chains. The... Read more...
Bob Alexander: God (or whoever) Bless You Mr. Vonnegut
47 years ago I bailed out of a Medieval English Literature class just in time and took a Modern Satire class instead. I knew I'd get an easy “A”... Read more...
Alex Baer: '183,429 Better Ways to Elect a President'
The best book I've read in quite a while is a nonexistent one called Scorched-Earth Realpolitik Cookbook:  Cajun-Style Political Elexting and... Read more...
Bob Alexander: I'm not on Drugs … Maybe I'm Dreaming
You can find just about anything on The Internet. I was looking for the right words to describe a state of mind so I clicked on Google, typed in... Read more...
Alex Baer: Hello, Dali...
It's been threatening to get out of hand for some decades, and it's finally happened: Every news report -- global, national, local, and personal --... Read more...
Bruce Enberg: Riding Crops and Jack Boots Aren't Just for Sex Dungeons Anymore
Ho hum, another month, another quarter million new jobs. Obama's job creation streak is a new record by what, a year? You don't hear that on the... Read more...
Study: One in Three Antibiotic Prescriptions 'Unnecessary'
Nearly one in three antibiotic prescriptions doled out in the United States is "inappropriate," said a study Tuesday that called for improved... Read more...
How a tiny city in New York became a beacon for transgender healthcare
Four times a year, Jill Williams, 62, climbs into the cab of her 2010 Toyota pickup and heads from Pittsfield, Massachusetts, to a doctor’s office... Read more...
Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay $55 million in talcum powder cancer case
Johnson & Johnson has been ordered to pay $55 million to a South Dakota woman who claimed she got ovarian cancer after using baby powder -- the... Read more...
Court: NFL Must Reveal Concussion Documents
National Football League executives may for the first time have to testify about what they knew of concussion risks after a judge cleared the way for... Read more...
Cost for new oral cancer drugs skyrocketed in last decade
A new drug for cancer introduced in 2014 costs about six times the price of a new drug in 2000, with the cost of many other drugs to treat the... Read more...
Local fracking bans struck down in Colorado
A Colorado Supreme Court ruling enforcing state jurisdiction over oil and natural gas activity has "enormous implications" for the economy, the... Read more...
Kenya burns huge pile of ivory tusks to protest poaching
Kenya's president Saturday set fire to 105 tons of elephant ivory and more than 1 ton of rhino horn, believed to be the largest stockpile ever ... Read more...
Natural gas explosion in Salem Township: Injuries reported, evacuations underway
Crews are responding to a natural gas explosion Friday in Salem Township, Westmoreland County, where at least one injury has been reported and... Read more...
Russia's nuclear nightmare flows down radioactive river
At first glance, Gilani Dambaev looks like a healthy 60-year-old man and the river flowing past his rural family home appears pristine. But Dambaev... Read more...
Study: Oxygen drain will be apparent in oceans by 2030s
Climate models suggest climate change is slowly sapping oxygen from the world's oceans. In some places, declining oxygen levels are already... Read more...
Solar plane reaches California after flight across Pacific
A solar-powered airplane reached the San Francisco Bay area and performed a fly-by over the Golden Gate Bridge on Saturday afternoon following 56... Read more...
Why North Dakota (aka Boomtown, USA) is running on empty
In the mid 2000s hydraulic fracturing - or fracking - coupled with soaring oil prices, made it possible to unlock billions of barrels of oil from the... Read more...
New Documents Show Oil Industry Even More Evil Than We Thought
In 1968, a pair of scientists from Stanford Research Institute wrote a report for the American Petroleum Institute, a trade association for... Read more...
Notorious Coal Baron Don Blankenship Sentenced to a Year in Prison
A federal judge in West Virginia sentenced former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship to a year in prison on Wednesday for conspiring to commit mine... Read more...
Big Banks Aided Firm At Center Of International Bribery Scandal
No business can operate without bankers — not even the bribery business.British financial giant HSBC and American bailout kingpin Citibank... Read more...
Killer of Palestinian teen sentenced to life plus 20 years in prison
Yosef Ben-David, who was convicted of the kidnapping and gruesome murder of Palestinian teenager Mohammed Abu Khdeir, was sentenced on Tuesday to... Read more...
Over 100 Killed In Migrant Shipwrecks Between Libya And Italy Over Weekend
An estimated 113 people died in four shipwrecks between Libya and Italy at the weekend as the crossing becomes the preferred sea route for migrants... Read more...
Syria: Aleppo hospital attacked by rebels
At least three people have been killed in a rebel rocket attack on a hospital in the city of Aleppo. The attack was part of a shelling that left at... Read more...
First US cruise ship docks in Cuba
A U.S. cruise ship docked in Havana on Monday for the first time since relations with Cuba were re-established.The ship, operated by a Carnival... Read more...
Pope condemns pedophilia as details of girl's death shock Italy
Pope Francis called for "severe punishment" for pedophiles on Sunday after new details emerged in Italy of the 2014 death of a six-year-old girl who... Read more...
Egypt arrests journalists in raid on press syndicate
Egyptian police have stormed the press syndicate in Cairo and arrested two journalists critical of the government, a syndicate official and reporters... Read more...
Fox News Pundit Pleads Guilty To Faking CIA Ties
A Fox News guest terrorism analyst pleaded guilty on Friday to U.S. charges that he fraudulently claimed to have been a CIA agent for decades,... Read more...
New York Times boss sued over alleged ageist, racist and sexist hiring practices
Mark Thompson, the chief executive of the New York Times and former director-general of the BBC, is facing a multimillion-dollar class action lawsuit... Read more...
Iraq shuts down Al Jazeera Baghdad bureau
The Iraqi Communications and Media Commission has shut down the Baghdad bureau of Al Jazeera Media Network and banned its journalists from reporting... Read more...
Israel silencing detained Palestinian journalist, says wife
The wife of a detained Palestinian journalist said Tuesday that Israel is trying to silence him.Omar Nazzal, 53, was seized over the weekend at an... Read more...
U.S. Navy SEAL killed by Islamic State in Iraq combat
- A U.S. Navy SEAL was killed by enemy fire on Tuesday after the Islamic State breached a Kurdish Peshmerga position near Mosul amid increased... Read more...
Bowe Bergdahl defense can access classified information, court rules
Lawyers for U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, who faces a potential life sentence for desertion while serving in Afghanistan, should have access to... Read more...
West Point set for female dean, first in school's 200-year history
President Barack Obama has nominated the first female dean at West Point.Col. Cindy Jebb, who has been the academy's social studies department head,... Read more...
Pentagon disciplines 16 of its own for Kunduz hospital airstrike
The Pentagon has disciplined 16 service members following an airstrike that killed 42 at a Doctors Without Borders hospital in northern Afghanistan... Read more...
Federal Court won't force release of more drone-killing info
A federal appeals court has rebuffed an effort to force the Obama administration to release more information about its policies for using deadly... Read more...
Astronomers find a tailless comet, first of its kind
Astronomers have found a first-of-its-kind tailless comet whose composition may offer clues into long-standing questions about the solar system's... Read more...
Self-healing' plastic could mean better bandages, tougher phone cases
- A plastic-like material that "flows" back together when cut or scraped could lead to self-healing bandages and cellphones that never stay scuffed,... Read more...
Big discovery about Vikings just came from space
A "high-tech Indiana Jones" may have just done what no one else has been able to for 55 years: find a second Viking settlement in North America, the... Read more...
New 250 million-year-old reptile species found in Brazil
Paleontologists have unearthed the fossilized remains of a reptile that lived 250 million years ago in what's now the Brazilian state of Rio Grande... Read more...
Yearlong spaceman back home in Houston with family, pool
NASA space champ Scott Kelly is finally back home in Houston with his family and the swimming pool that he craved throughout his yearlong absence... Read more...
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761 Quiet US Confession - Weapons Were Not Made In Iran After All Jesse Richard
762 Iraq Vets Come Home Physically, Mentally Butchered Reggie
763 US offers Pakistan government $7bn in non-military aid to fight terrorism Reggie
764 Whose mass graves are these? Jesse Richard
765 It's Occupation, Not War Jesse Richard
766 Khalil regrets toppling statue of Saddam Jesse Richard
767 Report: US no closer to Iraq goals Jesse Richard
768 Iraq contractor fights suit over toxic exposure Jesse Richard
769 "We are living through another Hiroshima," Iraqi doctor says Jesse Richard
770 Curveball: 'I Am Not To Blame' for U.S. War in Iraq Jesse Richard
771 Michael Prysner's testimony at Winter Soldier Jesse Richard
772 This is the war that started with lies, and continues with lie after lie after lie Jesse Richard
773 Blackwater 'Blood Money' Angers Iraqis Jesse Richard
774 What is the real death toll in Iraq? Reggie
775 Iraq War as War Crime Jesse Richard
776 Bush’s Dirty Secret: Bribing Iraq Insurgents Not to Fight Jesse Richard
777 US Marines deploy in south Afghanistan Jesse Richard
778 Iraq invasion was "successful endeavour"-Cheney Jesse Richard
779 Tories call for full Iraq inquiry Jesse Richard
780 Toxic world fallout from Iraq invasion Jesse Richard

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