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Obama’s Hard Sell on Iran

With the most important foreign-policy initiative of his Presidency at stake, President Obama has gone on the offensive to salvage his controversial Iran nuclear deal, amid a blitz of television ads and opposition, both at home and abroad. On Wednesday, Obama chose American University—the campus …

How Do You Debate Trump?

I don’t know about you, but I’m grateful to Donald Trump for one thing. He’s made the first official Republican Presidential debate, which will take place on Thursday night, at Cleveland’s Quicken Loans Arena, a heck of a lot more interesting than it would have been had he decided to sit out the …

Bill Clinton reportedly had an intriguing phone call with Donald Trump weeks before his campaign launch

According to a new report from The Washington Post, Clinton called Trump in May and "encouraged Trump's efforts" to become more influential within the GOP, according to four "Trump allies" and one Clinton associate "familiar with the exchange."<p>From The Washington Post's Robert Costa and Anne Gearan:<p>…

Earth - The largest thing in the universe

More than ten years ago, while taking the temperature of the universe, astronomers found something odd. They discovered that a patch of sky, spanning the width of 20 moons, was unusually cold.<p>The astronomers were measuring the microwave radiation that bathes the entire universe, a glowing relic of …

6 surprisingly easy ways to be happier

Here are the 6 best hacks from books on happiness that we've ever found.<p>You're probably well aware of Google's smashing employee benefits package, and in a moment of incredulous jealousy you might even have scoffed at the pampering.<p>Among the boons to Googlers are: massages, a bountiful and …

Rubio revisits childhood in Vegas, calls Putin a criminal

HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — Republican Sen. Marco Rubio called Russian President Vladimir Putin a criminal on Saturday in a presidential campaign speech …

Russia and China's relationship is evolving in fascinating ways

These meetings serve as a benchmark of evolving relations between China and Russia.<p>The BRICS grouping is a more recent invention, but the SCO emerged in 2001 as successor to the so-called Shanghai Five, which comprised Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and China.<p>The grouping now includes …

MIT Professor Shames US for ‘Fictitious and Bizarre’ Idea that New Nuclear B61-12 Bomb Could Win War | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

<i>US plans to deploy the B61-12 nuclear gravity bomb are “fictitious” and “bizarre,” Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Professor Emeritus of</i> …

The US military took these amazing photos this week

The military has very talented photographers in its ranks, and they constantly attempt to capture what life as a service member is like during training and at war. This is the best of what they shot this week:<p>NAVY<p><b>Sailors spell out #USA with the American flag on the flight deck of the aircraft</b> …

“The Confederate flag still flies overseas”: Endless war, domestic racism and the forgotten history of the stars and bars

Before it became a pennant for right-wing backlash, the Confederate flag was a symbol of American imperialism<p>The Pentagon just can’t let go. In the wake of the Charleston Massacre, Amazon and Walmart have announced that they will no longer sell Confederate flag merchandise. Ebay says it will stop …

Team in Kiribati unearths decorated Marines' remains at scene of WWII Tarawa Atoll battle

A US charity has discovered the bodies of 36 American Marines in Kiribati, including a famous Congressional Medal of Honour recipient, at the scene …

Nazi Telegram That Drove Hitler to Suicide Discovered in South Carolina Safe

And it just sold at auction.<p>A document that changed the course of World War II collected dust for years inside a safe in South Carolina, allegedly because the owner couldn't read German. <i>The</i> <i>Washington Post</i> reports that a telegram from Nazi second-in-command Hermann Goering to Adolf Hitler just sold …

I died in hell – They called it Passchendaele

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Lebanese army claims Israeli drone crashes in sea

Lebanon's army said an Israeli drone crashed into the sea off the port of the northern coastal city of Tripoli on Saturday. A Lebanese security …

War with Iran is the Only Alternative to An Iran P5+1 Nuclear Deal, US Congressman | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

<i>Washington, DC – Congress must “come to grips” with the reality that failing to seal an Iran nuclear deal would mean war, according to the top</i> …

“It was always based on a flat lie”: Why neo-Confederates are finally losing the war for American history

The states’ rights explanation of the Civil War was always doomed, celebrated historian James Loewen tells Salon<p>Clickbait headlines and the general hyperbole inflation of the media today has devalued the word somewhat, but on Friday morning, something truly amazing happened: South Carolina, the …