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Walker eager to thumb his nose at U.S. allies

In recent years, Republicans have been preoccupied with a curious criticism of President Obama: under his leadership, the United States isn’t as …

The familiar, reflexive anti-agreement posture

As observers around the world digest the details of the preliminary nuclear agreement with Iran, one of the striking aspects of the reactions is how …

Rachel Maddow slams despicable Alabama lawmaker who tried to repeal a law inspired by his own patient’s death

<b>(MSNBC)</b><p>Physician-turned-legislator Larry Stutts mounts a strong bid to become most cold-blooded lawmaker in the country<p>Luke Brinker<p>April 3, 2015 1:45pm (UTC)<p>Alabama politics, like those elsewhere, often prove farcical. During a heated March 1999 debate in the state Senate, for instance, the …

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Obama doesn't buy Netanyahu flip on Palestinian statehood

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> It doesn't matter how many times Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu now says he still wants a two-state solution with the Palestinians. The White House is refusing to take him at his word.<p>"We take him at his word when he said that it wouldn't happen during his prime …

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Israel, Palestine, peace and apartheid

The many controversial issues concerning Palestine and the path to peace for Israel are intensely debated among Israelis and throughout other nations - but not in the United States. For the past 30 years, I have witnessed and experienced the severe restraints on any free and balanced discussion of …

Apple stops selling two fitness trackers released in 2013

Why does this surprise anyone?<p>Last night, <i>Recode</i> reported that Apple had removed Nike's Fuelband and Jawbone's Up24 fitness trackers from retail — both online and in stores. And since the timing coincides with the impending launch of Apple Watch, some are floating the idea that Apple might've made …

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Is Joe Biden Running for President?

The vice president may be an afterthought in the race for the nomination, but unlike other top Democrats, he's visited all three early primary states this year.<p>There's only one prominent Democratic contender who has traveled to all three early presidential primary states so far in 2015. It's not …

International Women's Day in Pictures

Emma Watson: "If You Stand for Equality, Then You’re a Feminist"

Emma Watson has truly become a face of women's rights. The U.N. Goodwill Ambassador—whose speech about gender equality went viral last September—is …

Can Huckabee Woo 'Fifty Shades' Evangelicals?

Presidential hopefuls Jeb Bush, Scott Walker and Chris Christie are working the Republican big-money circuit of Palm Beach, the Upper East Side of …

Why China's Pollution Could Be Behind Our Cold, Snowy Winters

As the airborne particles turn: Across the globe, dust (red-orange) is lifted from land, sea salt (blue) swirls up from oceans, soot (green and yellow) rises from fires and sulfur (white) streams from volcanoes and fossil fuel emissions.<p>It's March. It's freezing. And there's half a foot of snow on …

Concept faucet makes saving water beautiful

Water may be a liquid, but that doesn't mean it can't be shaped. If you've ever mucked about looking for water experiments on YouTube, you would have seen that it can be guided into a variety of standing waves by sound.<p>The shape of the aperture through which water flows can also be designed in such …

President Obama launches new training program for tech jobs

America is suffering from a lack of tech-savvy workers, and that's one of the reasons that wages are stagnant. It's enough of an issue that President Obama is launching TechHire, a program designed to get citizens into well-paid jobs in the technology sector. In short, the scheme is a way to …

Remembering Selma requires that we continue the fight for racial equality | Wendell Pierce

Just because we can now honor the victims of past injustices doesn’t mean that the struggle is over. Too many people still lack the right to vote<p>Until the United States deals with its original sin – which is that its wealth was built on violence and slavery – there will continue to be conflict …

Anti-choicers: Stop bullying women with bloody photos

<b>(AP/Brennan Linsley)</b><p>An “awareness project” reveals the dirty tactics of reproductive rights foes<p>Mary Elizabeth Williams<p>February 17, 2015 7:36pm (UTC)<p>Can the opponents of reproductive choice please stop resorting to underhanded, manipulative tactics to try to frighten women out of having abortions …

A Louisiana Teacher’s Immodest Proposal for Synchronized Maternity Leave

After her workplace, a Catholic school, dropped contraceptive coverage from the employee health care plan, one teacher came up with a proposal of her …

Court: Mandated Birth Control Coverage Doesn't Violate Religious Rights

PITTSBURGH (AP) — An appeals court has ruled that the birth control coverage required by federal health care reforms does not violate the rights of …

A Call to Action for Women's Rights

<i>Photo courtesy of the Carter Center</i><p><b>The world's discrimination and violence against women and girls is the most serious, pervasive, and ignored violation of basic human rights: This is President Carter's call to action.</b><p>And I agree with him. Violence and discrimination against women and girls is …

Saudi women's rights campaigners 'freed from prison'

Two Saudi women's rights activists, one of whom tried to defy a ban on female driving, have been freed after more than two months in jail, a …

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Isn't Giving Up Her Fight for Women's Rights

For much of the last half-century, Ruth Bader Ginsburg led the drive for women’s rights. These days, she spends lots of time on defense.<p>In disputes …

Jimmy Carter: Women's rights the fight of my life

<b>Atlanta (CNN) —</b> Jimmy Carter has seen a lot in his 90 years.<p>As a son of the South, a governor and president, and as a man who spent decades tackling problems head-on, he knows the world is not perfect. It has too many people without a voice and without hope, too many examples of suffering and …

Hillary Clinton thinks Europe 'too wimpy' with Putin, London mayor says

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Hillary Clinton is worried that European governments are being "too wimpy" in dealing with Russian President Vladimir Putin, London's mayor Boris Johnson said Friday.<p>Johnson, on a trade mission to the United States, said that he was struck by the former secretary of state's …

Ginsburg: I wasn't '100 percent sober' at SOTU

Blame it on the alcohol.<p>Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg blames falling asleep at this year’s State of the Union address on not being “100 percent sober.”<p>“The audience, for the most part, is awake because they are bobbing up and down and we sit there, stone faced,” Ginsburg said Thursday …