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White House contradicts Tillerson and says not right time for North Korea talks
The White House has ruled out a dialogue with North Korea until it “fundamentally improves its behaviour”, once again contradicting the... Read more...
North Korea is ready to open direct talks with US, says Russia's Sergei Lavrov
North Korea is open to direct talks with the US over their nuclear standoff, according to the Russian foreign minister, Sergei Lavrov, who said he ... Read more...
Oceans under greatest threat in history, warns Sir David Attenborough
The world’s oceans are under the greatest threat in history, according to Sir David Attenborough. The seas are a vital part of the global... Read more...
Trump's 'Pocahontas' jab stuns families of Navajo war vets
Families of Navajo war veterans who were honored at the White House say they were dumbfounded that President Donald Trump used the event to take a... Read more...
Ivanka isn't a champion for women, and she can prove it
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is right to be irked that it is not him but first daughter Ivanka Trump who will lead the US delegation to the... 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...
Soldier killed in Niger may have been bound and executed
A US soldier killed during an ambush in Niger was discovered by villagers with his arms bound and a large wound to the back of his head, a report... Read more...
CIA releases trove of documents from Bin Laden raid
The US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has released 470,000 files that were captured during the raid that killed al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden in... Read more...
NATO helicopter crash kills U.S. service member in Afghanistan
A helicopter crash in Afghanistan's Logar province killed one U.S. service member and injured six others, NATO officials said Saturday. The crash... 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...
Richest 1% now owns half the world's wealth
The wealthiest 1% of the world's population now owns more than half of the world's wealth, according to a new report. The total wealth in the world... Read more...
After a Tax Crackdown, Apple Found a New Shelter for Its Profits
It was May 2013, and Mr. Cook, the chief executive of Apple, appeared before a United States Senate investigative subcommittee. After a lengthy... Read more...
Paradise Papers: Tax haven secrets of ultra-rich exposed
A huge new leak of financial documents has revealed how the powerful and ultra-wealthy, including the Queen's private estate, secretly invest vast... 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...
Controversial Cincinnati nominee asks Trump to withdraw his bid for EPA post
Michael Dourson, President Trump's nominee to lead U.S. EPA's chemicals program, has withdrawn from consideration amid bipartisan concerns about... Read more...
CIA Captured Putin’s ‘Specific Instructions’ to Hack the 2016 Election
Two weeks before his inauguration, Donald Trump was told in a top-secret briefing that the CIA had “extraordinary” intelligence proving Russian... Read more...
The Latest: FCC votes down Obama-era 'net neutrality' rules
The Federal Communications Commission has voted on party lines to undo sweeping Obama-era "net neutrality" rules that guaranteed equal access to... Read more...
Will Trump's lows ever hit rock bottom?
With his latest tweet, clearly implying that a United States senator would trade sexual favors for campaign cash, President Trump has shown he is... Read more...
Monmouth poll: Trump approval rating hits record-low 32 percent
President Trump's job approval rating has sunk to a record-low 32 percent in the latest Monmouth University poll released Wednesday. It's... Read more...
Republican Rep. Trent Franks of Arizona to resign amid ‘inappropriate behavior’ allegations
Arizona Republican Rep. Trent Franks is resigning from Congress over allegations of “inappropriate behavior,” according to reports. Franks told... Read more...
Sen. Al Franken Announces He Will Resign 'In The Coming Weeks'
Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., says he will be resigning from the Senate amid multiple accusations of sexual misconduct. "I am proud that during my time... Read more...
Democratic senators to Al Franken: Resign
Eleven Democratic senators -- eight female and three male -- called on Sen. Al Franken to resign Wednesday, marking the first time any senator has ... Read more...
Conyers says he's 'retiring today' amid sexual misconduct allegation
Rep. John Conyers Jr. (D-Mich.), who for weeks has been the target of sexual misconduct allegations, announced on Tuesday that he will retire from... Read more...
Trump moves to block Romney from the Senate
Donald Trump is going all out to persuade seven-term Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch to seek reelection — a push aimed in no small part at keeping the... Read more...
'Feminism' is Merriam-Webster's 2017 word of the year
Following a year that started with global women's marches and ended with stories of sexual harassment and assault that have brought down powerful... Read more...
Russell Simmons accused of rape by three more women
Three women have accused hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons of rape, The New York Times reported on Wednesday — allegations that the Def Jam Records... Read more...
5 years after Sandy Hook, the victims have not been forgotten
It remains among America's most heinous nightmares: the lives of 20 little children -- dancers and swimmers, pianists and painters, budding ... Read more...
Disney buys Fox TV, film studios as part of major $52B deal
The Walt Disney Company announced Thursday it will acquire entertainment assets from 21st Century Fox in a deal worth more than $52 billion in... Read more...
Petition Calls On Mormon Church To Stop Letting Leaders Interview Kids About Sex
An online petition is calling on the Mormon church to make changes to a longstanding religious practice that allows leaders to privately question... Read more...
White ex-cop gets 20 years in prison for fatal shooting of unarmed black man
A white former South Carolina officer was sentenced to 20 years in prison on Thursday for fatally shooting an unarmed black motorist in the back in... Read more...
U.S. withdraws from U.N. migrant pact
The U.S. officials told the United Nations it would withdraw from a global agreement on the treatment of migrants because it is "inconsistent" with... Read more...
Rabbis petition against Israel in support of Rohingya
Amid a brutal campaign against Muslim-majority Rohingya in Myanmar, Rabbi Dov Peretz Elkins did something he had never done before, signing a... Read more...
500 rescued, 40 arrested in Interpol-led human trafficking bust in Africa
Some 500 victims, including 236 minors, have been rescued in a human-trafficking bust led by Interpol in Africa. The mission was carried out over... Read more...
Seven years after quake, Haitians to lose deportation protection by 2019
After years of being shielded from deportation from the United States while their disaster-prone country continues to recover from its devastating... 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...
Bill Press: Kelly sells his soul
It  happens so often we should be used to it by now. We build people up. We discover a new hero. We think he or she is the perfect public servant.... 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...
Study links birth control pill to increase in breast cancer risk
Newer versions of the birth control pill carry a similar increased risk of breast cancer as earlier ones that were abandoned in the 1990s, a new... Read more...
CVS Health, Aetna agree to $69B merger
CVS Health has announced it will buy insurer Aetna for about $69 billion, a deal which potentially could reshape America's healthcare industry.... Read more...
VA knowingly hires doctors with past malpractice claims, discipline for poor care
Neurosurgeon John Henry Schneider racked up more than a dozen malpractice claims and settlements in two states, including cases alleging he made... Read more...
New patch could help heart attack patients with dead muscle
A patch that might one day help repair heart attack damage has been developed by researchers. The patch, which consists of fully functioning... Read more...
Evidence linking sugar to heart disease, cancer intentionally buried for years
The sugar industry is no stranger to controversy. For decades, claims linking sucrose in the diet to coronary heart disease (CHD) have been ... Read more...
Right Whales Could Face Extinction After Deadly Year, Researchers Say
An already dire situation for North Atlantic right whales became even worse in 2017. This species of whale is among the most endangered animals in... Read more...
The Environmental Scandal in Scott Pruitt’s Backyard
Tar Creek, Oklahoma, is breathtaking in a terrible way: At one time the world’s deepest source of lead and zinc, the three-town region is now a... Read more...
Recycling Chaos In U.S. As China Bans 'Foreign Waste'
Like many Portland residents, Satish and Arlene Palshikar are serious recyclers. Their house is coated with recycled bluish-white paint. They... Read more...
1 dead, thousands evacuating wildfire in Southern California
One person has been killed and thousands are being forced to evacuate their homes as a fast-moving wildfire torches Southern California. Authorities... Read more...
Greens, health groups sue Trump EPA over missed Obama smog rule deadline
Environmental and health groups sued the Trump administration Monday because the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) missed a key deadline in... Read more...
Exxon, oil giants team up to reduce methane emissions
ExxonMobil Corp. and seven other energy firms have teamed up to tackle natural gas sector greenhouse gas emissions, the companies announced on... Read more...
U.S. withdrawal from energy transparency group called strategic
Leaving a transparency initiative on fossil fuels was a mistake, advocates said, but Washington and a former Trump associate said the decision was... Read more...
Whitefish Energy Apologizes to Puerto Rico, San Juan Mayor for Twitter Comments
Whitefish Energy issued an apology to San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz and “everyone in Puerto Rico” for comments posted in a public Twitter ... Read more...
Explosion hits oil rig on Lake Pontchartrain
At least seven people were injured when a large explosion on an oil rig operating in Louisiana’s Lake Pontchartrain ignited a fire Sunday... Read more...
Judge allows Dakota Access pipeline to keep running
A federal judge ruled Wednesday that the Dakota Access oil pipeline can continue operating while a study is completed to assess its environmental... Read more...
Seoul supports Tillerson's proposed talks with North Korea
Seoul has expressed support for talks between Washington and Pyongyang after U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson showed willingness to sit down... Read more...
Abbas says UN should replace US as Mideast mediator
Breaking with years of courting the U.S., Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas called Wednesday for the United Nations to replace Washington as a... Read more...
Bermuda bans gay marriage months after Supreme Court approval
Just months after gay couples in Bermuda were allowed to marry under a Supreme Court ruling, the island country's government reimposed a ban under a... Read more...
Nureyev ballet premieres in Moscow with director under house arrest
The most hotly anticipated and controversial Russian ballet in years has been premiered as Moscow’s Bolshoi Theatre finally staged Nureyev, which... Read more...
UN calls for urgent evacuation of 137 sick Syrian children
The United Nations children's agency said Sunday 137 children stranded in a rebel-held suburb near the Syrian capital require immediate evacuation... Read more...
'Tavis Smiley' show suspended by PBS amid sexual misconduct probe
PBS announced on Wednesday that it was halting distribution of the “Tavis Smiley” program pending an investigation into allegations of sexual... Read more...
Two Reuters journalists arrested in Myanmar
The news agency Reuters has said it is “outraged” by the arrest of two of its journalists in Myanmar and accused officials of an attack against... Read more...
New Yorker writer Ryan Lizza claims his firing over 'improper sexual conduct' was 'a terrible mistake'
Longtime New Yorker writer Ryan Lizza claims he’s “dismayed” that the high-brow magazine fired him over allegations of sexual misconduct on ... Read more...
Carl Bernstein: Fox News is 'abetting a cover-up'
Legendary Watergate reporter Carl Bernstein said Sunday that Fox News is “abetting a cover up” in the White House tied to special counsel ... Read more...
MSNBC Admits It Got Suckered by the Alt-Right Into Firing Sam Seder
MSNBC chief Phil Griffin now admits his network messed up by caving to the alt-right’s demands to fire a contributor over a joke mocking rape... 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...
Air Force didn't report dozens of convictions to background check database
The Air Force did not report the convictions of dozens of service members to a national background check database used for gun sales, The New... 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...
Stephen Hawking's expanding universes thesis breaks the internet
Stephen Hawking’s 1966 doctoral thesis has broken the internet after becoming available to the general public for the first time. Demand for the... Read more...
Most complete tyrannosaur fossil in Southwest excavated in Utah
Paleontologists have completed the excavation of a 76 million-year-old tyrannosaur fossil in southern Utah. With approximately 75 percent of the... Read more...
Ancient sea turtle reveals pigment-based survival trait at least 54 million years old
Scientists have recovered beta-keratin and muscle proteins from the remains of an ancient sea turtle hatchling, proving modern sea turtles'... Read more...
Nobel prize in chemistry awarded for method to visualise biomolecules
The Nobel prize in chemistry has been awarded to three scientists for developing a technique to produce images of the molecules of life frozen in... Read more...
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641 US mulls unusual tactic as Blackwater charges loom Reggie
642 Why does President Bush keep lying, even now, about Saddam Hussein's 'refusal' to let weapons inspectors in? Jesse Richard
643 Bush: 'I was unprepared for war' Jesse Richard
644 Press and "Psy Ops" to merge at NATO Afghan HQ: sources Reggie
645 Obliterating Iraq Reggie
646 Afghanistan demands 'timeline' for end of military intervention Reggie
647 Iraq Ally Lists Were Altered, Study Shows Reggie
648 Father murdered, wife and daughter jailed: killers call the shots in Iraq's justice system Reggie
649 Contractors in Iraq could face charges in earlier incidents Jesse Richard
650 Why the U.S. blinked on its troop agreement with Iraq Reggie
651 US-Iraq security pact may be in violation, Congress is told Jesse Richard
652 Iraq Quietly Dismisses Its Anticorruption Officials Reggie
653 Mask Ban Upsets Iraqis Hired as U.S. Interpreters Reggie
654 Iraq war set to end not on Bush's terms Reggie
655 Top judge: US and UK acted as 'vigilantes' in Iraq invasion Jesse Richard
656 U.S., Pakistan made deal on air strikes Reggie
657 New Blackwater Iraq Scandal: Guns, Silencers and Dog Food Reggie
658 Al-Sadr Throws Down the Gauntlet on US-Iraq Talks Reggie
659 Counting the dead gets more complicated in Iraq Reggie
660 Documents linking Iran to nuclear weapons push may have been fabricated Jesse Richard

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