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Taliban claims Kabul Intercontinental hotel siege
A marathon deadly siege on a major hotel in Afghanistan's capital, Kabul, has ended with the killing of all gunmen who fought off security forces... Read more...
Trump says he'll take a 'strong look' at libel laws in response to book
President Donald Trump reasserted his desire to strengthen libel laws Wednesday, days after the publication of a book that gave an unflattering,... Read more...
Wolff says Trump gave him White House access
Author Michael Wolff said Sunday that President Donald Trump personally granted him access to the White House for his explosive book "Fire and... Read more...
Security flaws put virtually all phones, computers at risk
Security researchers on Wednesday disclosed a set of security flaws that they said could let hackers steal sensitive information from nearly every... Read more...
Obstruction Inquiry Shows Trump’s Struggle to Keep Grip on Russia Investigation
President Trump gave firm instructions in March to the White House’s top lawyer: stop the attorney general, Jeff Sessions, from recusing himself in... Read more...
U.S. service member killed, four wounded in Afghanistan
One U.S. service member was killed and four others wounded during a “combat engagement” in the eastern Afghan province of Nangarhar, the U.S ... Read more...
UNICEF: Children suffer at shocking scale in conflicts
Children in conflict zones around the world suffered "at a shocking scale" in 2017 as they became front line targets; used as human shields,... Read more...
US officials say lethal weapons headed to Ukraine
Ukraine will soon have more lethal American-made weapons to help it fight Russian-backed separatists. U.S. officials said Friday that the Trump... Read more...
US-led coalition says its strikes have killed 800 Iraqi and Syrian civilians
The American-led coalition battling Islamic State has said at least 800 civilians have been killed in airstrikes in Iraq and Syria since its... Read more...
Strong Evidence that U.S. Special Operations Forces Massacred Civilians in Somalia
It was around five in the morning when Abdullahi Elmi heard the gunfire. Sitting in his small home in Bariire, in southern Somalia, the farm... Read more...
Study: 82% of World’s Money Was Made by the Top 1% Last Year
The gap between the super rich and the rest of the world widened last year as wealth continued to be owned by a small minority, Oxfam has claimed.... Read more...
Stocks Fall on Report China Could Slow or Halt Investments in U.S. Debt
Stocks declined on Wednesday, Jan. 10, the dollar slumped and bond yields spiked to a 10-month high following reports that China may be ... Read more...
World’s Wealthiest Billionaires Got Nearly $1 Trillion Richer In 2017: Bloomberg
The rich aren’t just getting richer — they’re getting much, much richer. Citing its Billionaires Index, Bloomberg reported Wednesday that the... Read more...
U.S. trade gap soars as imports from China hit record high
The U.S. trade deficit jumped 8.6 percent in October as imports from China and other suppliers hit a record high ahead of the holiday shopping... Read more...
The GOP tax plan could negatively affect your Social Security benefits
Without a guaranteed monthly stipend, the number of seniors living below the federal poverty level could well rise by millions. In fact, the Social... Read more...
Trump's HHS defines life as beginning at conception
The Department of Health and Human Services's new strategic plan defines life as beginning at conception. "HHS accomplishes its mission through... Read more...
Trump lists immigration demands that could derail 'Dreamers' deal
President Donald Trump laid out his immigration principles for Capitol Hill on Sunday — a list of hardline policies that could seriously... Read more...
Early signs of heart disease risk found in children exposed to 9/11 dust
Sixteen years after the World Trade Center collapsed on Sept. 11, 2001, a study finds children exposed to toxic chemicals released during the... Read more...
Saudi embassy may have funded 9/11 'dry run': report
New evidence in a 9/11 lawsuit against the government of Saudi Arabia alleges the kingdom's embassy in Washington, DC may have funded a test run... Read more...
Justices rule ex-Bush officials can't be sued in terrorism case
The Supreme Court on Monday said former George W. Bush administration officials can’t be held liable for the unlawful detainment and abuse suffered... Read more...
Pennsylvania Supreme Court strikes down congressional district map
Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court struck down the state’s congressional district map in a split decision issued today. The justices, ruling just days... Read more...
FBI director threatened to resign amid Trump, Sessions pressure to fire deputy
Attorney General Jeff Sessions — at the public urging of President Donald Trump — has been pressuring FBI Director Christopher Wray to fire... Read more...
Hush money Trump’s lawyer allegedly paid Stormy Daniels broke election laws, new complaint charges
A good government group filed complaints against President Trump’s campaign charging his lawyer’s payment of hush money to a porn star who ... Read more...
The 270 people connected to the Russia probes
A POLITICO analysis of court documents, congressional letters, public testimony and media reports reveals that the investigations into the 2016... Read more...
Team Trump Bypassed DHS Analysts to Produce Bogus Terror Report
The document didn’t mince words. It claimed three-quarters of “international terrorism” convicts were immigrants, an assertion meant to... Read more...
Senate votes to end shutdown
The Senate voted Monday to reopen the government, ending a three-day standoff that left federal agencies shuttered and hundreds of thousands of... Read more...
Graham tees off on Stephen Miller over immigration
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) on Sunday renewed his criticism of White House aides' handling of immigration, portraying them as having undercut... Read more...
Duckworth slams Trump: I won't be lectured on military needs by a 'five-deferment draft dodger'
Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) tore into President Trump on the Senate floor Saturday, calling him a “five-deferment draft dodger” and slamming... Read more...
GOP Lawmaker Paid Settlement to Ex-Aide for ‘Love Letter’ Overtures
A Republican lawmaker in Pennsylvania tasked with investigating sexual harassment in Congress used taxpayer funds to settle his own misconduct ... Read more...
Congress returns with no sign of a breakthrough on shutdown
On the first full day of the government shutdown, Republicans and Democrats arrived at the Capitol to continue negotiations, but there was no... Read more...
Facebook: we were too slow to recognise our 'corrosive' effect on democracy
Facebook has admitted to being “too slow to recognise” Russian election interference, but says that social networks simply reflect human intent,... Read more...
Top USA Gymnastics board members step down amid sexual abuse scandal
Three  top leaders on USA Gymnastics’ board of directors have stepped down as the sentencing hearing for former team doctor Larry Nassar continues... Read more...
The Latest: 'Long slog ahead': NYC ready for women's march
Organizers of a New York City rally and march for women's rights say tens of thousands of people will take to the streets on the one-year ... Read more...
Charges dropped for 129 anti-Trump protest defendants
The US government will submit a motion to dismiss indictments for 129 of the 188 remaining Inauguration Day defendants, leaving 59 facing felony... Read more...
Supreme Court blocks redrawing of North Carolina congressional maps
The conservative-majority court granted a bid by Republican legislators in North Carolina to suspend the Jan. 9 order by a federal court panel in... Read more...
US border patrol routinely sabotages water left for migrants, report says
United States border patrol agents routinely vandalise containers of water and other supplies left in the Arizona desert for migrants, condemning... Read more...
Too old for DACA, man who spent 30 years of his life in U.S. is deported
His arms wrapped around his wife and two teenage children, Jorge Garcia's eyes welled up Monday as he looked into their eyes one last time near the... Read more...
Official: US withholds $65M from Palestinian aid programs
A U.S. official says the Trump administration is cutting tens of millions of dollars in funding for the U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees,... Read more...
US ready to hold millions of dollars from UN agency for Palestinians: report
resident Trump is reportedly ready to cut part of the United States's aid package to the United Nations (U.N.) agency that oversees aid to... Read more...
Immigrant activist's NYC detention prompts protests, arrests for City Council members
Two New York City Council members were among those arrested following protests after an immigration rights activist was detained by federal ... Read more...
Fusion GPS: The Republicans' Fake Investigations
A generation ago, Republicans sought to protect President Richard Nixon by urging the Senate Watergate committee to look at supposed wrongdoing by... Read more...
NY Daily News: Donald Trump is a madman
After his latest spasm of deranged tweets, only those completely under his spell can deny what growing numbers of Americans have long suspected:... 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 16 years I have not met a single individual... Read more...
Maybe Trump is a kind of cry for help from the Earth, a human flare
So are we heading for a Mad Max-style future? I don’t think so. After having lived through Donald Trump we’ll surely just call him Max. Trump is... 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...
Cancer Patients Get Little Guidance From Doctors On Using Medical Marijuana
Even three queasy pregnancies didn't prepare Kate Murphy for the nonstop nausea that often comes with chemotherapy. In the early months of 2016, the... Read more...
Study Links Even Mild Repetitive Hits to the Head, Not Concussions, to CTE
A Boston University study published Thursday detailed the strongest link yet that repetitive hits to the head -- not just those that produce a... Read more...
Court battle brewing over work rules for Medicaid
A battle is brewing in the courts over the Trump administration's move to let states impose work requirements for recipients of Medicaid, the... Read more...
Top anti-abortion advocate resigns at health department
A top anti-abortion advocate at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) abruptly resigned Friday evening. Teresa Manning, the deputy... Read more...
Florida House approves bill to help anti-abortion centers
Florida may agree to permanently fund anti-abortion pregnancy centers under a bill passed by the Republican-led House. The House voted 73-29 for the... Read more...
Fossil fuel companies are the real abusers of the welfare system
It is time we shift the cost of climate disasters away from the American taxpayer and to the industry that is largely responsible for the damage.... Read more...
2017 was among the planet’s hottest years on record, government scientists report
2017 was among the hottest years ever recorded, government scientists reported Thursday. The year was the second-hottest in recorded history, NASA... Read more...
Michael Moore says he’s going to frack off coast near Mar-a-Lago
Liberal documentary filmmaker Michael Moore threatened to begin fracking off the Florida coast near President Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort. His tweet... Read more...
Study: Warming puts millions more at risk from river floods
Global warming will increase the risk of river flooding over the coming decades, endangering millions more people around the world, according to a... Read more...
New York City plans to divest $5bn from fossil fuels and sue oil companies
New York City is seeking to lead the assault on both climate change and the Trump administration with a plan to divest $5bn from fossil fuels and ... Read more...
Emergency official: 5 missing after Oklahoma rig explosion
Five people are missing after a fiery explosion ripped through an eastern Oklahoma drilling rig Monday morning, sending plumes of black smoke into... Read more...
Energy agency rejects Trump bid to boost coal, nuclear power
An independent energy agency on Monday rejected a Trump administration plan to bolster coal-fired and nuclear power plants, dealing a blow to... Read more...
On its hundredth birthday in 1959, Edward Teller warned the oil industry about global warming
It was a typical November day in New York City. The year: 1959. Robert Dunlop, 50 years old and photographed later as clean-shaven, hair carefully... Read more...
Trump Rolls Back Offshore Safety Rules Born From BP Oil Spill
The Trump administration is rolling back offshore drilling rules put in place after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster killed 11 workers and ... Read more...
Blast hits Libyan crude pipeline, cutting output by 90,000 bpd
Armed men blew up a Libyan pipeline pumping crude oil to Es Sider port on Tuesday, reducing the North African country’s output by around 90,000... Read more...
Global women’s marches extend into second day
Protesters around the world are expected to attend a second day of marches on Sunday to voice support for female empowerment and political ... Read more...
Eleven killed, dozens injured in Turkey bus crash
A bus crash in central Turkey has left 11 people dead and at least 44 others injured, according to authorities. The accident on Saturday happened... Read more...
Gunmen attack Kabul's Intercontinental Hotel, take hostages, deaths reported
A group of as many as four gunmen attacked the Intercontinental Hotel in the Afghan capital Kabul on Saturday night, seizing hostages and ... Read more...
China rebukes U.S. military for alleged close encounter in South China Sea
The Chinese Ministry of Defense said the United States violated their nation's sovereignty when the USS Hopper reportedly maneuvered near a Chinese... Read more...
Pope accuses sex abuse victims of slander during South America trip
Pope Francis incited anger in Chile after accusing sexual abuse victims of slandering a bishop as he continued his visit to several South America ... Read more...
Veteran U.S. diplomat Richardson to work for Reuters reporters release
Former New Mexico governor Bill Richardson said on Monday he would work toward securing the release of two Reuters journalists arrested in Myanmar... Read more...
Journalist among J20 defendants still being charged
Journalist Aaron Cantu is among 59 defendants still facing the grim prospect of decades behind bars after being arrested at a protest during US... Read more...
WSJ clashes with Trump over the accuracy of a quote about North Korean leader Kim Jong Un
The White House late on Saturday criticized the Wall Street Journal, claiming the paper misquoted President Donald Trump in a recent interview.... Read more...
At least 81 journalists killed in 2017: report
At least 81 reporters were killed doing their jobs in 2017, as harassment and attacks on journalists have been on the rise, according to the... Read more...
MSNBC decision to not renew Joan Walsh's contract prompts backlash from hosts
MSNBC will not renew a contributor contract with Joan Walsh, a national affairs correspondent for The Nation and former editor-at-large for Salon.... Read more...
Military to begin accepting transgender recruits after Trump delays appeal
The Pentagon will begin accepting transgender military recruits on Monday, Jan. 1, after the Trump administration decided not to appeal a court... Read more...
VA cuts program for homeless vets after touting Trump's commitment
Four days after Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin held a big Washington event to tout the Trump administration’s promise to house all... Read more...
U.S., South Korea Launch Large-Scale Joint Aerial Drills
The United States and South Korea went ahead with large-scale joint aerial drills on Monday, a move North Korea had said would push the Korean... Read more...
Trump's military buildup still a mirage
President Donald Trump came into office pledging the largest defense spending spree since the administration of Ronald Reagan — assuring the... Read more...
Former U.S. Marine jailed for raping and murdering woman on Japanese island of Okinawa
A U.S. military contractor was found guilty of raping and murdering a Japanese woman on Okinawa and sentenced to life imprisonment Friday. The... Read more...
Amazon's first checkout-free grocery store opens on Monday
Amazon will open its first checkout-free grocery store to the public on Monday, moving forward with an experiment that could dramatically alter ... Read more...
Scientists invent double-pane solar windows powered by quantum dots
Researchers at the Los Alamos National Laboratory have designed efficient and cost-effective solar windows by combining quantum dot technology with... Read more...
FCC approves first 'power-at-a-distance' wireless charging device
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on Wednesday for the first time approved a device that can recharge electronics up to three feet away.... Read more...
Ex-NASA astronaut Bruce McCandless, first to fly untethered in space, dies
Former NASA astronaut Bruce McCandless, the first person to fly untethered in space, died this week at 80 years old, the agency said Friday.... Read more...
Newly discovered Earth-sized planet looks to be life-friendly
Scientist have discovered a nearby Earth-like exoplanet with conditions favorable to life. The planet orbits Ross 128, an inactive red dwarf star.... Read more...
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201 Secret memos expose link between oil firms and invasion of Iraq Reggie
202 Anarchy, civilian casualties and terrorism... just some of the things that DIDN'T happen in Iraq (according to Rumsfeld memo) Jesse Richard
203 Red Cross Survey Finds Young Americans Unaware of Rules of War Jesse Richard
204 WikiLeaks cables show U.S. took softer line toward Libya Reggie
205 U.S. troops in Afghanistan suffer more catastrophic injuries Reggie
206 Former Afghan lawmaker Joya says U.S. soldiers disregard lives Reggie
207 UN staff killed during protest against US church Koran burning Reggie
208 Air pollution is another potentially deadly threat for U.S. soldiers in Iraq Reggie
209 The Kill Team Reggie
210 Pentagon spends billions to fight roadside bombs, with little success Reggie
211 Afghanistan: Nato air strike kills civilians in Helmand Reggie
212 Depleted Uranium: A Strange Way To Protect Libyan Civilians Jesse Richard
213 Ohio, Florida soldiers killed in Afghanistan Reggie
214 Instead of Bombing Dictators, Stop Selling Them Bombs Jesse Richard
215 Afghanistan lets Blackwater stay despite shakeup of security contractors Reggie
216 Karzai rejects U.S. apology over killing of 9 Afghan boys Reggie
217 Iraqi Women Work to Halt Bombers, but Paycheck Is Elusive Reggie
218 4.5 Million Orphans in Iraq: Protests Over Food and Shelter Reggie
219 Gates Warns Against Any More Wars Like Iraq or Afghanistan Reggie
220 Increased U.S. drone strikes in Pakistan killing few high-ranking militants Reggie

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