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Saturday, September 6, 2014 - 1:15pm
With Upcoming Midterms, It's Time to 'Rebuild,' Says Elizabeth Warren
American families are suffering, and according to Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), it is the will of big business and the one-percent to keep it that way. "The government runs for those who can make their voices heard," the former Harvard Law School professor said Friday in an interview with...
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Tuesday, September 2, 2014 - 1:30pm
US Journalist Steven Sotloff Reportedly Killed by ISIS
According to reports, U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff has been killed by fighters with the Islamic State after a video purporting to show his beheading death was released and flagged on Tuesday by the SITE Intelligence Group , a research group that tracks jihadist web postings. Sotloff, 31, a...
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Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 5:00pm
Libya in Chaos: Vijay Prashad on Bloody Legacy of US Intervention (VIDEO)
Libya is facing its most severe surge in violence and conflict since Muammar Gaddafi was swept from office in 2011 with the support of U.S. air strikes. Meanwhile, U.S. officials have publicly condemned Egypt and the United Arab Emirates for launching air strikes against armed Islamist groups in...
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Sunday, August 24, 2014 - 8:30pm
Iran: We Shot Down Israeli Spy Drone over Nuclear Site
The Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) on Sunday claimed their soldiers shot down what they say is an Israeli surveillance drone flying in Iranian airspace, not far from the Natanz nuclear facility located in the central part of the country. "A pilotless Israeli spy plane was shot down after...
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Sunday, August 24, 2014 - 8:00am
Earthquake Rocks Northern California
A 6.0-magnitude earthquake struck northern California early on Sunday, shaking residents out of bed with the largest quake for the Bay Area in more than twenty-five years. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake struck Napa County just after 3 AM local time with its epicenter located...
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Friday, August 22, 2014 - 3:30pm
'Hands Up, Don't Shoot': A Call For Nation-Wide Action in Face of Rising 'Epidemic'
"The murders of unarmed people in our communities has reached epidemic numbers." This is the warning that kicks off a national call (via video) from the Dream Defenders—the group that grabbed the national media spotlight last year when its members launched protests against Stand Your Ground Laws,...
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Friday, August 22, 2014 - 10:30am
Imran Khan Slams Role of US as Political Tensions Boil in Pakistan
Political tensions remained high in the Pakistani capital of Islamabad on Friday as opposition leaders traded threats with the ruling parties amid ongoing street protests in the heart of the city. Opposition leader Imran Khan on Thursday said he would no longer compromise with the Pakistani...
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Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 4:00pm
Argentina to Cut Out US Hedge Funds
Argentina President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner announced this week that the government would be attempting to sidestep the demands of aggressive U.S. vulture funds by establishing international payments for creditors through its own state-run Banco de la Nación as opposed to the U.S. bank. The...
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Monday, August 4, 2014 - 1:45pm
Gun Control Advocate James Brady Dies at Age 73
James Brady, the former White House press secretary who was shot and partially paralyzed during the attempted assassination of President Ronald Reagan and went on to found the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence , has died at the age of 73, members of his family confirmed on Monday. "We are...
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Friday, August 1, 2014 - 4:45pm
Rights Groups Sue US Government over Deportation of Children
A coalition of immigration and human rights groups on Friday sued U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and other high-level government officials in federal court in an attempt to address the ongoing crisis of child refugees who are being sped through the U.S. government's deportation process after...
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