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Trump picks retired General ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis for secretary of defense
Donald Trump intends to nominate Gen. James Mattis, one of the most respected military men of his generation, to run the sprawling Department of... Read more...
Hillary’s Popular Vote Lead Passes 2.5 Million
Hillary Clinton’s lead in total votes over President-elect Donald Trump has reached 2,526,184 as ballots continue to be tallied.As Clinton’s... Read more...
Winter closes in on refugees fleeing Iraq's Mosul
Pushing his way through dozens of people, Iraqi teacher Umar Salah carries four bags containing 15 blankets and pots full of food through the gate of... Read more...
France arrests 5 in foiled Islamic State attack planned for next week
Five suspects were arrested in a foiled terror attack in France directed by the Islamic State and planned for next week, a prosecutor said... Read more...
Magnitude 7 quake hits Central America
A strong earthquake off the Pacific Coast of Central America shook the region on Thursday just as a hurricane barreled into the Caribbean coasts of... Read more...
Iraq: Scores killed in petrol station Hilla attack
At least 80 people have been killed and dozens wounded in a massive suicide truck bomb blast at a petrol station south of Iraq's capital Baghdad,... Read more...
All hospitals in eastern Aleppo out of action after bombardments: officials
All hospitals in Syria's besieged rebel-held eastern Aleppo are out of service after days of heavy air strikes, its health directorate and the World... Read more...
Children's hospital in Aleppo hit in airstrikes
Jet fighters and helicopters bombing east Aleppo hit a children’s hospital and a blood bank on Wednesday, as medics and patients sheltered in the... Read more...
Suicide car bomb hits Iraqi forces advancing in Mosul.
Iraqi Special Forces advancing inside Mosul were hit by a suicide car bomber Saturday as Islamic State fighters battle to keep their hold on Iraqi's... Read more...
Islamic State Abducts Nearly 300 Iraqi Security Forces Near Mosul, UN Reports
Islamic State fighters have abducted 295 former Iraqi Security Forces members near Mosul and forced 1,500 families to retreat with them from the... Read more...
Trump's Carrier Victory Is the Economy's Loss
Donald Trump has scored a political victory by persuading Carrier Corp., a maker of air-conditioning and heating equipment, to keep about 1,000 jobs... Read more...
Carrier agrees to keep 1,000 jobs in Indianapolis
Carrier Corp. is staying in Indianapolis after all. Nearly nine months after announcing it would relocate its Indianapolis operations to Mexico,... Read more...
Wells Fargo faces new restrictions from banking regulator
A federal banking regulator has imposed tighter restrictions to Wells Fargo & Co.'s settlement regarding the company's fraudulent account sales... Read more...
Ford CEO warns Trump's 35% car tariff would harm the economy
Ford Motors CEO Mark Fields said Tuesday that a 35% tariff on cars and trucks imported from Mexico — an idea promoted by President-elect Donald... Read more...
GDP Grows 2.9% in Biggest Gain in 2 Years
The U.S. economy expanded at a 2.9% annual rate from July through September compared with the same time a year ago -- the fastest economic growth in... Read more...
Shades Of 2000? Clinton Surpasses Trump In Popular Vote Tally
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton finds herself on the wrong end of an electoral split, moving ahead in the popular vote but losing... Read more...
Supreme Court To Decide If Bush-Era Officials Can Be Sued For Post-9/11 Civil Rights Violations
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to decide whether to block a lawsuit against former Attorney General John Ashcroft and others by non-U.S.... 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 15 years I have not met a single individual who,... Read more...
9/11 tapes reveal raw and emotional Hillary Clinton
It was 26 August 2003, almost two years since 9/11, and the sickening plume of smoke that hung over Ground Zero in lower Manhattan had long since... Read more...
U.S. suspicion of Saudi ties to 9/11 outlined in declassified 2002 intelligence report
More than two dozen top secret investigative pages that contributed to the government's official 9/11 report were finally released Friday, following... Read more...
NYC officials petition feds to pay $1M daily Trump security costs
Citing an "extraordinary financial burden,'' two New York City officials are calling on the federal government to pay the cost of securing... Read more...
Trump super PACs file federal lawsuit to block WI recount
A pair of pro-Trump super PACs have filed a federal lawsuit in an effort to halt the vote recount in Wisconsin.Great America PAC, the Stop Hillary... Read more...
Trump's education pick says reform can 'advance God's Kingdom'
The billionaire philanthropist whom Donald Trump has tapped to lead the Education Department once compared her work in education reform to a Biblical... Read more...
Trump Breaks Protocol, Calls Taiwan
President-elect Donald Trump spoke with the president of Taiwan by phone on Friday, in a move likely to infuriate Beijing and hinder US-China... Read more...
Michigan attorney general petitions court to stop presidential recount
Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette asked the state's Supreme Court to halt a recount of ballots cast in the presidential election Friday.The... Read more...
The House Science Committee is spreading ‘fake news, bad science, and basically, crap’
In the era of fake news, it is downright cringe-worthy when an ostensibly reliable source — a House of Representatives committee, for... Read more...
Congress allows rule permitting mass hacking by government to take effect
In a defeat for privacy advocates, Senate leaders rebuffed a last-ditch effort by a bipartisan group of senators Wednesday to allow a vote to block a... Read more...
Congressman's grandson fatally shot over shoes
Chicago police say a dispute over basketball shoes led to the fatal shooting of the grandson of Illinois U.S. Rep. Danny Davis.Police spokesman... Read more...
The Glory Days of Elizabeth Warren’s CFPB Are Numbered
On Nov. 9, Senator Elizabeth Warren paid a visit to the headquarters of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in Washington, the agency she... Read more...
Paul Ryan unanimously renominated as House speaker, will face Jan. 3 vote
Republicans in Congress unanimously renominated Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan as speaker of the House for another two years Tuesday.A revitalized GOP on... Read more...
Walmart agrees to $7.5 million settlement in same-sex spouse discrimination suit
Walmart announced a settlement in a lawsuit accusing the company of denying same-sex spouses health insurance benefits.Walmart agreed to pay $7.5... Read more...
Oakland fire: Nine die during California club night
At least nine people have died in a fire during a club night near San Francisco, authorities say.The fire started at 23:30 local time on Friday... Read more...
U.S. veterans build barracks for pipeline protesters in cold
U.S. military veterans were building barracks on Friday at a protest camp in North Dakota to support thousands of activists who have squared off... Read more...
Federal civil rights trial under way in Rikers beating death
A federal civil rights trial is underway in New York City for a former Rikers Island guard accused of fatally beating an ailing inmate while the man... Read more...
U.S. to forgive some $108B in student loan debt, report says
An estimated $108 billion in student loans will be forgiven in the next two decades as a growing number of borrowers seek income-driven payment... Read more...
How Indigenous Activists in Norway Got the First Bank to Pull Out of the Dakota Access Pipeline
On November 8, 2016, Beaska Niillas, chairman of the Norwegian Sámi Association (NSA) walked into a conference room in Oslo, Norway, with his wife,... Read more...
U.S. Lawsuit Aims to Hold 2 Contractors Accountable for C.I.A. Torture
Nearly 15 years after the United States adopted a program to interrogate terrorism suspects using techniques now widely considered to be torture, no... Read more...
Brutality and Courage at Standing Rock
The dangerous Dakota Access Pipeline, and the brutal repression unleashed on its behalf, is countered by a greater force. To me, among a multitude of... Read more...
Leaked immigration proposal could affect all foreigners in US
A proposal to change who is considered a “criminal alien,” inadvertently leaked by a leading candidate to be President-elect Donald Trump's... Read more...
Jailed for ending a pregnancy: how prosecutors get inventive on abortion
Nearly 44 years after the supreme court ruled that women in the United States have a right to a legal abortion, self-induced abortions are still a... Read more...
Alex Baer: The New Abnormal
We pretty much imagined life would change the minute we had seen Orange-Head's numbers tallying on the Electoral College board.  Not long after, we... Read more...
Alex Baer: SHUT.IT.DOWN.
There's keeping an open and hopeful mindset, and there's ignoring the bus and truck which have leapt the curb and are coming straight at you.Last... Read more...
Alex Baer: Day Four: Pandora's Clubhouse
Thanks for coming by later in the day today than we've been meeting lately.  I'm sure that you, like me, just wanted to linger under the warm... Read more...
Alex Baer: Day Three: 'Very Unfair'
Yes, I know:  I keep waking up in TrumpWorld, too.  The thought clicks into place about two seconds after my eyes open and consciousness dawns. ... Read more...
Alex Baer: Day Two: Triage Tango
Another election.  Another Veterans Day.  Another round of triage.  Yes, it's a new day.  Welcome to Group.Might be nice to start out this... Read more...
VA may have infected 600 veterans with HIV and Hepatitis
Nearly 600 veterans could have been infected with HIV, Hepatitis B or Hepatitis C at a Veterans Affairs facility in Tomah, Wis. because a dentist... Read more...
Abortion Rights Groups Sue 3 More States As Trump Inauguration Nears
As they prepare for a potentially massive threat to abortion access under the Donald Trump administration, Planned Parenthood and two of its allies... Read more...
Texas to implement rules requiring burial or cremation of fetal remains
The rules will prohibit hospitals, abortion clinics and other health care facilities from disposing of fetal remains in sanitary landfills, allowing... Read more...
Death toll from Australia's thunderstorm asthma reaches 6
Six people have died and five remained on life support after a rare condition known as thunderstorm asthma struck Australia's second-largest city,... Read more...
Sexist views could harm men's health: Study
Men who have "playboy" attitudes and believe in power over women may face a higher risk for mental health trouble than men who don't, a broad new... Read more...
Hawaii's forecast: Icy and dangerous conditions. No, really.
Forget the swimsuits for Hawaii and pack raincoats and winter parkas.The National Weather Service issued a winter-storm warning until 6 p.m. Saturday... Read more...
4th tornado confirmed in storms that moved through metro Atlanta
The National Weather Service says four tornadoes touched down on Wednesday, leaving a trail of damage in metro Atlanta and north Georgia.Severe... Read more...
Great Barrier Reef scientists confirm largest die-off of corals recorded
A new study has found that higher water temperatures have ravaged the Great Barrier Reef, causing the worst coral bleaching recorded by scientists.In... Read more...
Study details breakup of West Antarctic Ice Sheet
The West Antarctic Ice Sheet is breaking apart from the inside out as warming ocean water weakens the coastal ice shelf from beneath.In 2015, a... Read more...
4.3 magnitude earthquake near Medford, OK felt in Kansas City
According to the United States Geological survey, a 4.3 magnitude earthquake shook Medford, Okla. shortly before 9:20 a.m. CST.According to reports... Read more...
USGS: Largest oil deposit ever found in U.S. discovered in Texas
The U.S. Geological Survey recently discovered the largest continuous oil and gas deposit ever found in the United States, officials said Tuesday.The... Read more...
Nuclear reactor at Indian Point plant in N.Y. shut down again after leak found
One of two reactor units at a nuclear power plant near New York City has been taken offline for the second time in four months after leakage was... Read more...
Portugal runs for four days straight on renewable energy alone
Portugal kept its lights on with renewable energy alone for four consecutive days last week in a clean energy milestone revealed by data analysis of... 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...
U.S. Oil Industry Giant Paid Millions To A Company At The Center Of Huge Corruption Scandal
The American engineering and construction firm KBR hired Unaoil — an obscure Monaco-based company now involved in a massive international bribery... Read more...
Unmanned Russian spacecraft crashes to Earth in Siberia
An unmanned Russian cargo spaceship has broken up in the atmosphere and crashed over Siberia en route to the International Space Station, according... Read more...
Israeli media: Police question Netanyahu's wife on spending
The wife of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday underwent hours of police questioning over suspicions that she improperly spent public... Read more...
Victim advocates: pope told of priest arrested in Argentina
Advocates for clerical sex abuse victims on Thursday expressed outrage that a priest accused of sexually abusing deaf children in Italy wasn't... Read more...
Survey: 27% of Europeans say rape sometimes acceptable
More than a quarter of EU residents have said that sex without consent may be justified under certain circumstances, according to a new survey... Read more...
Up to 20,000 people have fled eastern Aleppo
Up to 20,000 people have fled eastern Aleppo over the past 72 hours as Syrian government forces continued to advance in the rebel-held part of the... Read more...
Kellogg Is Latest Company To Pull Advertising From Breitbart
Kellogg is pulling advertisements from Breitbart, a website that traffics in racist, sexist and anti-Semitic content. A Kellogg spokesman told The... Read more...
WikiLeaks releases thousands of 1979 diplomatic cables
WikiLeaks on Monday released more than 500,000 diplomatic cables from President Jimmy Carter’s administration.The cables, all of which were sent by... Read more...
Deported from Palestine: Why Israel fears journalists
Last September, the United Nations Human Rights Council called for international action to curb what it described as "an Israeli campaign to evict... Read more...
Donald Trump Met Privately With Network Executives And Anchors
President-elect Donald Trump met privately with top network executives and anchors at Trump Tower on Monday for an off-the-record gathering that... Read more...
A moment of truth amid the fake news for Mark Zuckerberg
. “For election day influence, Twitter ruled social media,” fumed the New York Times. “Donald Trump won Twitter, and that was a giveaway that... Read more...
Bergdahl seeks pardon from Obama to avert desertion trial
A former prisoner of war accused of endangering his U.S. comrades by walking off his post in Afghanistan is asking President Barack Obama to pardon... Read more...
Big blunders behind botched U.S.-led strike in Syria in September: inquiry
A U.S. military investigation has concluded that a series of "unintentional human errors" led to a coalition air strike on Sept. 17 that killed... Read more...
Navy's new $4.4B Zumwalt destroyer breaks down in Panama Canal
The U.S. Navy's new destroyer -- the USS Zumwalt -- has been sidelined in the Panama Canal after engineering problems. "The timeline for repairs is... Read more...
Oldest Remaining Tuskegee Airman Dies
The oldest remaining member of the Tuskegee Airmen has died. Willie Rogers of St. Petersburg, Fla., died Friday from complications of a stroke. He... Read more...
Afghanistan: Explosion hits US airbase in Bagram
NATO says at least four people have been killed in an explosion inside the largest US military base in Afghanistan, with the Taliban claiming... Read more...
Mars lander smashed into ground at 540km/h after misjudging its altitude
A tiny lander that crashed on Mars last month flew into the red planet at 540km/h (335mph) instead of gently gliding to a stop, after a computer... Read more...
U.S. weather satellite's launch promises 'quantum leap' in forecasts
A U.S. weather satellite that will "revolutionize" forecasting blasted off from Florida's Cape Canaveral on Saturday, promising to deliver continuous... Read more...
Stephen Hawking: We might have 1,000 years left on Earth
Science celebrity Stephen Hawking says the only way humankind can escape mass extinction is to find another planet.And the clock is ticking.During a... Read more...
Cosmic-ray detector finds possible crack in Earth's magnetic shield
The world's largest, most sensitive cosmic-ray detector has identified a potential crack in Earth's magnetic field.The weakness was revealed by a... Read more...
Greenland fossils showcase recovery from extinction event 252 million years ago
Some 252 million years ago, the planet suffered the most catastrophic mass extinction event in its 4.5 billion-year history.A trove of newly... Read more...
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61 U.S. pledge to help Iraqis who aided occupation largely unfulfilled Reggie
62 5 U.S. troops die in helicopter crash in Afghanistan Reggie
63 10 companies profiting the most from war Reggie
64 The Worst Mistake in U.S. History -- America Will Never Recover from Bush's Great Foreign Policy Disaster Reggie
65 Too much money spent in Iraq for too few results Reggie
66 NATO says its troops shot dead two Afghan boys Reggie
67 Most charges dismissed against ex-Blackwater execs Reggie
68 The lonely soldier and the moral scars of war Reggie
69 John Brennan and the truth about drones Reggie
70 Afghan Children Deaths: Hundreds Killed By U.S. In Last Five Years, UN 'Alarmed' By Civilian Casualties Reggie
71 Support grows for U.S. "drone court" to review lethal strikes Reggie
72 Afghan corruption, opium, and the strange case of Kam Air Reggie
73 Justice Department memo reveals legal case for drone strikes on Americans Reggie
74 The Fake Catch-22 of Drone-War Apologists Reggie
75 US Ramps Up Pakistan Drone Strikes Reggie
76 When U.S. drones kill civilians, Yemen’s government tries to conceal it Reggie
77 Afghanistan Teenagers Detained By U.S. Military Reggie
78 U.S. reducing plans for large civilian force in post-2014 Afghanistan Reggie
79 Taliban fighters, suicide bombers attack U.S.-Afghan base Reggie
80 U.S. Election Speeded Move to Codify Policy on Drones Reggie

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