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1Huge helium gas find in east Africa averts medical shortage
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3An inside look at Charles Koch's plot to hijack American universities.
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3Gunman dead after shooting woman in downtown Denver, Colorado.
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41,000 southern Chinese villagers have marched against the government demanding their chief be released from prison.
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6A terrorist attack in an Istanbul airport has resulted in 36 dead and 147 injured. (Autoplay video) Trump has used this to reiterate why the US should ban Muslim immigrants from entering the country.
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122,500 marine scientists and policy experts are urging the Australian government to stop using coal in order to save the Great Barrier Reef.
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13Rating agencies have downgraded the UK's credit rating from a AAA to a AA after the Brexit vote.
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14An Amnesty International report shows widespread and systematic sexual assault against Mexican women by the police and military. (The downloadable report itself.)
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8The US has most likely killed at least 6 Afghan hostages in an airstrike against the Taliban.
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11A report by Detention Watch and the Center for Constitutional Rights has found that ICE officials are profiting from secret deals with private prisons over immigrant family detention. (The report itself.)
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7A report by OpenTheBooks has found that between 2005-2014 67 agencies unaffiliated with the Department of Defense spent $1.48 billion on guns and ammo. A total of $335.1 million was spent by agencies traditionally viewed as regulatory or administrative. (The report itself.)
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2A new report has found that teens are suffering from tinnitus which could lead to permanent hearing damage due to their exposure to loud music.
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11 Washington pharmacists must stock morning after pills and supply them when prescribed.
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19A House report found no new evidence that could implicate former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in the Benghazi attacks. Can we move on now? In case you missed it, a stupid Republican explained the real reason behind repeated investigations and hearings.
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177 people were stabbed during a Neo-Nazi march in Sacramento.
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17C.I.A. arms sent to the Syrian rebels have been sold black markets.
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16Pakistani clerics declare transgender marriages legal in Islam.
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11Officials held a 3-year-old immigrant alone in detention center for days.
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3On the far-right the Austrian Freedom Party and Our Slovakia want a referendum on leaving the EU. France's "leftist" Economy Minister, Emmanuel Macron, wants a referendum, as well. Meanwhile, Australian republicans demand a referendum so they can leave the Commonwealth.
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9Multiple outlets have reported an increase in hate crimes after the Brexit vote.
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5Four reasons why killing insurgents in Syria might backfire.
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5The Supreme Court has unanimously overturned former Virginia governor Robert F. McDonnell’s public corruption conviction sparking outcry from campaign finance watchdogs.
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9The Supreme Court has ruled that "reckless" domestic abusers can be barred from owning a gun but justices Clarence Thomas and Sonia Sotomayor have dissented declaring that the "majority blurs the distinction between recklessness and intentional wrongdoing".
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15Woman Wins $10,000 From Microsoft After Unwanted Windows 10 Upgrade
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42A Texas law making abortions more difficult was found unconstitutional.
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36Pope Francis says Christians should apologise to gay people.
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9A major terrorist attack has occured at a Somali hotel in Mogadishu resulting in 15 dead.
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9A mob in Myanmar has destroyed a mosque.
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9Central American migrants at risk of trafficking.
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12Turkey and Israel have ended their six-year standoff over the 9 Turkish activists killed in the Gaza flotilla incident.
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12A Tennesee judge has refused to recognize the parental rights of a woman in a same sex marriage because she isn't the biological parent of the child.
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9A judge has struck down Obama's fracking rules.
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8Baltimore's police union faces a backlash over its tweets about the Freddie Gray case.
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22Well that didn't take long........"Leave" leaders walking away from Brexit promises
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111 in 10 Cal State students are homeless.
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4Israeli soldiers shoot dead woman who allegedly rammed vehicle into a parked car, injuring two settlers.
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15Hawaii has become the first U.S. state to place gun owners on the FBI's database.
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11The FBI and local Cleveland police are knocking on the doors of activists who plan to protest the Republican convention.
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10The FBI's secret surveillance budget costs hundreds of millions.
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22The city of Fallujah has been fully liberated from ISIS.
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16Britain's choice of pride and prejudice over sense and sensibility means bad news for scientific collaboration.
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11An Indiana University frat house rapist will receive one-year of probation.
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15Russia's Duma has signed some of the most repressive laws in its post-Soviet history.
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4Extreme weather: A California forest fire has killed 2 people and burned 19,000 acres while a massive flood in West Virginia has killed 26 people so far. (Both links have autoplay videos)
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4Some doctors think AspireAssist (a stomach-to-bag weight loss tube) will encourage bad eating habits; some patients argue otherwise. Amidst the ruckus, the FDA approves it.
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6The Indianapolis Metropolitan PD is investigating an incident involving an officer slamming a handcuffed teen to a wall.
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8The UN urges solutions to Dark Web drug trading.
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6China has rejected India's bid to join the Nuclear Suppliers Group. Modi says this will result in a delay of the Paris Climate Agreement.
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17#Texit? Ehh, they're all nuts - I say let 'em go.
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16EU leaders' reaction to Brexit: Bye, don't let the door hit you on the way out. Spain: Hey, can we get Gibraltar now? Anti-EU parties in other EU countries want their own referendums. Trump: Brexit is a yuuuge win; also it's Obama's fault.
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5AP: Clinton's State Dept. calendar missing scores of entries, many from her political and Clinton Foundation donors.
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20So what are Britons searching for on Google, now that they're done voting?
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17Schadenfreude grips the Remain votes as Farage admits his promise to spend money "saved" on the NHS was a lie.
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16Apparently it's Jeremy Corbyn's fault that an internal Tory spat broke the UK.
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17Colombia announces a peace agreement with the FARC rebel group, ending a 50-year conflict.
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21David Cameron steps down as PM
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52Victory for the Browncoats, down with the Purplebellies Britain votes to leave the EU. Stocks and the British pound are plummeting. Cameron's tenure is likely over. Scotland and Northern Ireland appear to have voted stay, meaning talk of secession is already being floated.
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4Britain's defense secretary, Michael Fallon, has agreed to pay damages to an imam after repeating false claims that he was a supporter of Islamic State.
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-1The State Department scrambled on trouble on Clinton's server.
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14A Washington judge has ruled that public hospitals must provide abortions on site.
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9New York City will give all women in public schools, prisons, and homeless shelters free access to feminine hygiene products
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6A gunman in Germany has been killed during a shoot off with police after he shot his gun off inside a theater. Luckily, he only had blanks.
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18Actual science journal article title: Misperceiving Bullshit as Profound Is Associated with Favorable Views of Cruz, Rubio, Trump and Conservatism
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15The ACLU has urged Congress to vote no on the effort to ban those on the terrorist watch list and no-fly list from owning guns.
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8Up to 700 barrels of oil spills in Ventura County, California.
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8SCOTUS has upheld the University of Texas's affirmative action plan (Autoplay video) but its split decision on Obama's immigration plan has upheld the lower court's decision to overturn it.
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24“We Demand the Killing of Atheists” Was Trending on Arabic Twitter
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10The Orlando shooter's former lover says the attack was about revenge and not ideology.
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15U.S. House Republicans unveil their "plan" to replace the Affordable Care Act. It's basically just a repackaging of ideas they've been throwing out for years: cut and privatize everything. Some analyses: [1] [2] [3] (Meanwhile, it turns out U.S. health care spending has been much lower than projected.)
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10U.S. law to regulate chemicals in consumer products is signed.
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19After Colorado legalized recreational cannabis, the state has descended into a living hell of reefer madness. Just kidding, cannabis usage among Colorado teenagers has declined slightly.
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2111 million Americans spend half their income on rent.
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19Germany has banned fracking indefinitely.
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8Democrats hold a sit-in within the House of Representatives to demand gun control legislation. Unfortunately, one of the reforms they are pushing for is the secret, racist terror watchlist.
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14UC San Francisco study finds even accepting one meal from a pharmaceutical company appears to make physicians more likely to prescribe the company's drugs.
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16Why America's men aren't working.
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25Bill Donahue celebrates defeat of Child Victims Act. He believed that it was meant to "rape the Church".
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14Latino car wash workers reach a $1.65 million settlement for wage theft.
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16A British undocumented immigrant has tried to assassinate Trump.
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28Irish women using drones to get plan-B type birth control
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17State legislators have introduced more than 80 pieces of anti-Muslim legislation since 2013.
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14ICE has arrested 331 undocumented immigrants in a month of deportation raids.
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31Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor gives a scathing dissent against the Court's decision that the police may use evidence obtained during an illegal search.
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31Surprising no one, the NRA Republican Senate defeats all four gun control measures brought up for vote on Monday. If suspected terrorists aren't allowed to buy guns, uh, only suspected terrorists will have guns?
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18Microsoft avoids paying £100m a year in UK corporation tax.
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21China outlines a plan to cut its population's meat consumption in half. The main goal is to improve public health, but the climate impact would be huge as well.
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18The teacher's protest in Oaxaca has resulted in a clash with six dead. Update: 8 people have now been reported killed.
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20NASA says the ozone layer will not fully recover until 2070.
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18Workplace harassment isn't being reported because minorities feel that they will be retaliated against.
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9Jeremy Corbyn says EU free movement means no immigration limit.
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12Ex-White House officials criticize vague rules around disclosure of hacking tools.
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16South Asian migrants say they were beaten and put in body bags for deportation from the US.
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0Israel approves extra $18m for West Bank settlements.
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16NYPD officials busted in corruption investigation.
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9A Chinese crackdown has begun and is aimed at rooting out Xi's opponents.
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19LIGO announces a second detection of gravitational waves from a black hole merger.
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30Yes, Donald, we know Belgium is rather small. That doesn't mean it's a fucking city though.
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24Pope Francis says most Catholic marriages are null because the spouses don't "understand" what a lifelong commitment is, causing some consternation among Catholics. (Alternative headline: "Lifelong bachelor tells married couples they don't know what they're doing")
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-2251 U.S. State Department diplomats sign an internal "dissent" calling for the U.S. to bomb Assad. Because what we really don't have enough of is American military involvement in the Middle East.
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35John McCain says Obama is "directly responsible" for the Orlando massacre. DAMN IT OBAMA WHY DID YOU SHOOT UP THAT NIGHTCLUB?!?! He later issued a half-hearted "clarification". For context: McCain is running for re-election this year, and many think this was an attempt to appeal to "Trumpistas". What's worse, honestly believing insane shit, or cynically parroting it to get votes?
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15New research suggests a strong link between the public revelation of the Tuskegee Study and poor health outcomes for black men.
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29Jo Cox's killer responds when asked about his name, “My name is death to traitors, freedom for Britain.”
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17Doctors Without Borders will reject all EU funding in order to protest Europe's treatment of refugees.
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20PepsiCo's affiliate in Indonesia has been linked to child labor, worker exploitation, unethically low wages and hazardous working conditions.
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23Marines under investigation for allegedly threatening to attack gay bars.
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27Southern Baptist Convention votes to condemn Confederate battle flag.
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19Iraqi forces scored a major victory against losers ISIS.
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28Cleveland police locked a man in a closet for four days without food or bathroom breaks.
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17New York City has found a million intelligence documents on 1960s radicals.
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13The Supreme Court's next case will deal with the US's epidemic of prosecutorial misconduct.
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14Parkinson's disease, like schizophrenia causes a dramatic drop in religiosity, though not necessarily changing religious beliefs.
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15U.S.'s first legally non-binary person.
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20Congresspeople are at least trying to improve gun safety.
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18This afternoon, literally everything cryptocurrency skeptics had been saying for months came true yet again. $50 million drained from the Decentralized Autonomous Organization through security bugs in the "smart contract" code. Also causing a price crash in Ethereum.
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19Gun sales surge among gays and lesbians.
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28The man who shot British MP Jo Cox seems to have bought a gun-making manual from a US neo-nazi group.
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20After a study found racial bias among Oakland's police force, the Oakland PD have been implicated in a sex scandal.
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12Border clashes have occurred on both the Eritrean-Ethiopian border and the Afghan-Pakistan border.
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17The UN has found that Eritrea has committed widespread crimes against humanity.
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17Chinese loan sharks are exploiting female students by offering student loans in exchange for nude photos.
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23Public schools across the US are violating the separation between Church and State.
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12Scotland's police force participated with the GCHQ's mass surveillance program.
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12Consumer groups have accused AT&T and Comcast of violating US privacy law by collecting user data without consent in order to sell it.
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10Ethiopians and Sudanese refugees may be pretending to be Eritreans in order to gain asylum in other countries.
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11A new study by a Florida State University researcher shows that both a lack of stimulation in the workplace and a dirty working environment can have a long-term cognitive effect on employees.
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7Duterte's government has begun peace talks with the Communist Party of the Philippines.
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10CIA declassifies documents detailing torture. (The report itself)
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10Democrats embrace the secretive, discriminatory, flawed, and unaccountable terror watchlist in the fight against gun violence.
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14The Federal Reserve has put rate hikes on hold due to Brexit.
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-11A defense spending bill would prevent transferring any detainees out of the Guantanamo Bay detention facility.
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3NATO has approved of expanded military basing in Afghanistan.
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13Kenya upholds use of anal exam to determine sexual orientation.
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11Shiite militias have reportedly killed and tortured Sunnis fleeing Fallujah.
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30British MP shot dead apparently by British nationalist.
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14The FBI has 411 million photos in its facial recognition system and refuses to disclose the locations of their utility pole surveillance cameras.
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23US citizens have committed 80 percent of terrorist attacks since 9/11
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9Israel has cut off water to the West Bank during Ramadan.
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18A pending bill in New York would bar funding for student organizations that want to boycott Israel, NATO members, and various other nations.
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19NYC schools have suspended sexual assault victims because they’re black.
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17Why most gay men are still not allowed to donate blood.
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13US spies are building software to spot your suspicious behavior in live video.
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16A computer crash has wiped out years of Air Force investigations.
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16A Chicago police officer stomped on a man's head during an arrest. (Autoplay video)
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19A prison in West Virginia locked a man in solitary until he agreed to let them remove his penis marbles.
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32Belief in tough-on-crime ideas such as death penalty and long prison sentences has no relationship to real world variables such as crime rates, prior victimization, knowing victims, or perceived risk of crime, but only related to ideology, race, and the amount of television news you watch (full paper)
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25A Federal Appeals court has upheld net neutrality.
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12U.S. top court rejects American Samoan birthright citizenship case.
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18A gay Chinese man is suing a mental hospital for trying to "cure" him with drugs and beatings.
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10Germany wants the UK to extend its inquiry into activities of undercover British officers in Germany.
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-11The Supreme Court has sided wth Puerto Rico's lenders by ruling that Puerto Rico doesn't have the ability to declare bankruptcy.
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20Bengali Bust: Bangladesh has started a nationwide crackdown including over 5,000 arrests following international outcry over recent spate of brutal murders.
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8The RCMP surveilled thousands of innocent Canadians for decades.
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43In more progressive news, the Dutch woman arrested for being raped will receive a small fine and a deportation. Her rapist will receive 140 lashes. Not exactly ideal, but it's a start. Hooray Qatar, welcome to the 18th century!
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12The FBI pursued questionable terror suspects before the Orlando massacre.
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24The LAPD has arrested an armed man who wanted to attack the LA pride parade. An American-born non-muslim.
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21The Ninth Circuit Court has ruled that the Second Amendment doesn’t protect a right to concealed firearms.
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21Four Navajos have sued the Mormon church over child sex abuse.
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15A federal judge has ruled that California must allow trans inmates items that match their gender.
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12The Urban Areas Security Initiative appears to be a slush fund for surveillance of activists and police militarization.
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12The NYPD have assaulted a rapper for being in the Brooklyn Bridge Park.
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10ISPs are trying to fight competition.
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20The DEA is trying to gain surveillance access to millions of private medical files.
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32 Over 100,000 Texas women carried out their own abortions after the State introduced new restrictions on abortion clinics. The US Supreme Court has decided the restrictions are unconstitutional.
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26After Germany decided to recognise the Armenian Genocide as such, the 11 Turkish-German MPs that voted for the recognition received death threats, while Erdogan questions their Turkishness.
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4750 dead, 53 wounded in mass shooting at Florida gay club. Shooter is reported to be American-born Muslim. A speaker at a mosque about 20 miles from the massacre site quoted a text advocating killing gays, 'out of compassion'. It's not clear if Farrokh Sekaleshfar quoted that text at the nearby mosque or elsewhere.

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22Woman raped in Qatar, arrested for adultery.
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17China's attempt to provide higher education for its poor is leading to class conflict.
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11An NLRB ruling has limited an employer's use of permanent replacements for striking workers.
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13Thousands of objects taken from Holocaust victims have been rediscovered.
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24An unknown freeman on the land group is spending big money on enigmatic "It's illegal to use a legal name" billboards across the UK.
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8Singer Christina Grimmie is killed after performing at a concert.
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13The NSA is trying to exploit the Internet of Things.
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20The Supreme Court has ruled that a judge can't rule on a case they helped prosecute.
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-9Some private prisons are public.
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8Syria has approved UN aid convoys to all besieged cities.
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15Officer Kyle Baars, who admited to planting evidence on a murder suspect's backpack, will receive no jail time.
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7The bill addressing Puerto Rico's debt crisis will cut the minimum wage to $4.25 for young workers.
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10According to Amnesty International, Germany is failing to protect victims of racism.
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10The NRA wants Republicans to be tougher on crime.
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13Ban Ki-Moon has slammed Rodrigo Duterte's comments endorsing the killing of journalists.
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7Residents of Austin, Texas are using Facebook in order to crowdsource rides.
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12American ISIS defector charged despite no evidence of violence.
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10Rand Paul wants to end the draft and force Congress to vote on authorizing war.
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13Rabbi Michael Lerner brought down the house at Muhammad Ali's funeral.“We will not tolerate politicians, or anyone else, putting down Muslims and blaming Muslims for a few people.”
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5NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo slips far past the bounds of reality to defend anti-free speech legislation: "New York stands with Israel because we are Israel and Israel is us."
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16Gawker is filing for bankruptcy.
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7It’s not a Fourth Amendment search if a cop swipes your credit card.
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31Ban Ki-moon, the UN chief, admits that he removed Saudi Arabia from its blacklist after the Saudis threatened to defund the UN.
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17Hillary Clinton’s state department gave South Sudan’s military a pass for its use of child soldiers.
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7Ron Huldai, Tel Aviv's mayor, blames the occupation of Palestine for the recent terror attack.
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25The United Nations has told Ireland it must compensate woman forced to travel abroad for abortion.
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15New documents show that the FBI found hundreds of classified files on Petraeus’s computer.
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13The UK has secretly upgraded its Trident arsenal and developed an entirely new warhead.
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15The Peace Index has found that global violence has increased because of the conflicts in the Middle East.
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13The EU parliament has called for an investigation on the CIA black sites.
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3The EU is considering a partnership with Eritrea over the refugee crisis despite the country's crimes against humanity.
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11The FBI is increasingly using its controversial sting operations in order to catch supposed ISIS affliates.
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5British police will train Saudis in hi-tech crime detection techniques.
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11The last oil company has pulled out of planned Arctic drilling in the Chukchi Sea.
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16FBI whistleblowers have no legal protections.
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19U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has issued a decision which says that a group of strippers should be considered full-time employees and not independent contractors.
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13The Russian recession has caused a deep poverty spike. (Autoplay video)
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5The Bilderberg Group will discuss the "precariat".
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13Anti-government student protestors have been killed by police in Papua New Guinea.
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8HIV news: India has seen an increase of HIV transmitted from transfusions due to a lack of screening. Though, Thailand has eliminated mother-to-child transmissions of HIV.
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6The US government is set to approve of a private, unmanned moon mission.
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9A Detroit man will be released from prison after he was coerced into admitting that he murdered 4 people at the age of 15. (Autoplay video)
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9The Newseum has honored recently killed journalist but then hosts Israeli speakers who justified killing journalists.
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15IUPAC will name four elements. The proposed names are Nihonium (Nh), for element 113, Moscovium (Mc), for element 115, Tennessine (Ts). for element 117, and Oganesson (Og), for element 118.
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13Oklahoma police now skimming funds from prepaid credit cards under civil asset forfeiture laws.
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17 Michael Reagan, son of Ronald Reagan goes all in against Trump and people comparing his father to the Drumpf
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13For-profit pipelines are growing, and eminent domain cases are growing because of them.
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13The UN has removed Saudi Arabia off its human rights blacklist after just one week.
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13A US-backed Kurdish-Arab militia is storming a strategic ISIS-held city, backed by US airstrikes.
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29Donald Trump paid Pam Bondi, Florida's Republican attorney general, $25,000 to drop the case against Trump University. Trump has also begun to bankroll media executives in order to get more positive coverage.
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9British MPs have passed new digital surveillance law. Meanwhile in the US, the FBI seeks expanded National Security Letter to include browser history and more.
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8A secret UK spy report warned that British spies may have put their lives at risk because their surveillance systems were sweeping up more data than could be analyzed.
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11Cancer drug prices are the highest in the US and least affordable in India and China.
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11The State Department will release Clinton's emails on the TTP after the general election (autoplay video) on November 31st, a day that literally doesn't exist.
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19 Swiss voters reject proposal of a guaranteed minimum income with ~77% voting against the proposal.
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14Last surviving 9/11 search dog has died
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16Criminal immigrants reoffend at higher rates than ICE has suggested.
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11Police fail to consistently report hate crime numbers to the FBI.
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25A major Native American site is being looted.
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12How prison debt ensnares offenders.
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29John Oliver buys $15 million worth of medical debt, forgives it.
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3Tor developer Jacob Appelbaum has quit amid allegations of sexual misconduct. He has denied that he did anything wrong.
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17Google voice will search records and store conversations people have around their phones. You can delete those files, though.
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11The new payday-loan rules will not stop predatory lending.
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18An ex-Stanford student has gotten the lenient sentence of six months in prison for raping an unconscious woman because the judge wants to avoid putting a "severe impact on him". His father, on the other hand, doesn't believe he should be punished for "20 minutes of action".
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11Janet Yellen, the Federal Reserve chairwoman, believes that the job market is weak but believes we should increase interest rates.
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16Ukraine arrests a French ultranationalist on charges of attempting to smuggle weapons into Western Europe, prompting allegations of a far-right terror plot at the upcoming Euro 2016 Championship.
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4Yet another "bomb train" filled to the brink with oil derails catches fire threatening the Columbia River
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41Surprising, well, no one, North Carolina's lieutenant governor spills the beans on the real motivation for the state's anti-trans law: "...we've taken our eyes off God in America, we have turned our back on God, we have forgotten God in a lot of ways, so the moral compass is broken here". He also blames the media for the "controversy" over the law. Damn queers complaining about being discriminated against!
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10The FDA has released new, voluntary sodium guidelines.
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18Muhammad Ali will be laid to rest in his Kentucky home town of Louisville on Friday followed by a memorial service led by America's First Black President
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25The FBI has continually asked Yahoo to release its user's emails w/o a warrant even though the Justice Department told them they needed one.
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16Yahoo has disclosed 3 of its national security letters.
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17Police reform in the US: Chicago releases hundreds of videos of police-related incidents while Cleveland continues to overhaul its police department.
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14Louisana isn't budgeting for public defenders.
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19In the US's rural West, residents have chosen low taxes over law enforcement. This is what that decision has resulted in.
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15Recent documents show that Snowden tried to alert the NSA about surveillance concerns.
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21Pope Francis has approved measures to sack bishops who mishandle child sexual abuse cases.
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13Claire McCaskill has released a report showing that the VA denied benefits to 85% of US WWII veterans who were exposed to toxic gas during human experimentation.
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21Muhammad Ali, GOAT, dies aged 74. They don't make 'em like that anymore.
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13America's secret engagement with Khomeini.
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18Biggest floods in decades hit parts of Europe. Large parts of Paris are flooded, with the Seine expected to peak at over 6 meters.
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114 AM meteor lights up Arizona with fireball. So, humans, how's that space program coming along?
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16Pedro Pablo Barrientos Núñez, a former Chilean army lieutenant who served under Pinochet, will face a civil trial for his involvement in the murder of Víctor Jara.
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12BP will pay $175 million to settle claims by U.S. investors that its managers lied about the size of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill
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14A new report by the University of California, Los Angeles’ Civil Rights Project finds that suspending students carries a very high economic cost. (The full report.)
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19The US government is building a database in order to predict who will be the next whistleblower.
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13MSNBC: "People might start accusing us of leaning too far to the right."
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10Uber’s subprime leases put drivers on road, but leave some shackled.
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16Indian researchers discover evidence of a culture 50% older than creation
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9Syrian Dom refugees are settling in Tarlabaşı, Istanbul's oldest ghetto, but gentrification may force them out.
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10The UN has buried a resolution addressing Gaza's environmental health due pressure from the US and Israel.
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3BLM activist, Jasmine Richards, has been arrested for "felony lynching" after a protest.
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7Four environmental activists in Alabama are facing a $30 million lawsuit after they tried to stop the construction of a toxic landfill.
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7The Untold Story Behind Saudi Arabia’s 41-Year U.S. Debt Secret.
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10Almost 46 million people are trapped in slavery.
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4This is how Gitmo is planning on operating after Obama.
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6The judge overseeing the premiere military tribunal at Gitmo conspired with the prosecution to destroy evidence relevant to Khalid Sheikh Mohammad's court case.
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15A Guardian investigation shows that at least 33 US cities used water testing "cheats" over lead concerns.
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27Germany has recognized the Armenian genocide and Turkey is enraged.
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20A sentient orange wearing cotton candy Donald Trump promises he will reopen Trump University. No news on how he plans to win two class-action lawsuits and a lawsuit from the state of New York.
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11US thinktank report, co-authored by Israelis, urges collecting "biometric data" on Palestinians.
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14According to the Pentagon, US spec ops used "appropriate" force during a night raid that resulted in 7 civilian deaths.
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20Obama is now for increasing Social Security benefits which is a change from his position in 2011 when he wanted to cut it.
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10Congress boosts rehab but gives opioid pushers a pass.
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15A shooting at UCLA prompts campus lockdown. So 2 people have died in an apparent murder-suicide.
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