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Obama administration pollutes guidelines for healthy eating with unhealthy ideologies

When "Big Food" and "Big Food Police" congratulate each other for coming together with the White House, as they did when new food nutrition labels …

All eyes on Newsom, Harris for Boxer seat

But it’s unlikely that both Democrats jump in against each other.<p>Barbara Boxer’s retirement sets the stage for a dramatic and long-awaited transformation of California’s political landscape and a 2016 Senate race that seems destined to evolve into a big-spending free-for-all, pitting many of the …

Axelrod: Clinton 'wasn't a very good candidate' in 2007

David Axelrod on Thursday jabbed at Hillary Clinton, saying that she wasn’t a very strong candidate during the first part of her campaign for the 2008 presidential nomination.<p>The chief strategist for Barack Obama’s first presidential campaign said that Clinton, who lost to Obama in the Democratic …

Why Warren Won’t Run

She has more impact as an advocate than she could as a candidate—or president.<p>Love her or hate her, Elizabeth Warren knows exactly who she is. When she took tennis lessons years ago, Warren hit so many balls over fences, hedges and buildings that her instructor—now her husband—considered her his …

Marco Rubio

R.I.P. XL: Why the Keystone pipeline is dead | The Star

The Republican leaders now in control of both houses of the U.S. legislative branch are intent on a showdown with Obama, and have made approval of …

canadau.s.

Moderate Dems angry that Warren liberals are raining on their pro-biz parade

This is cute. The New Democrat Coalition—a "pro-growth, fiscally responsible" group of Democratic lawmakers—thinks the Democrats' "lack of …

Wall Street

The Rise and Fall of the World's Poorest Nations — Global Issues

Wednesday, January 07, 2015<p>Inter Press Service<p>UNITED NATIONS, Jan 07 (IPS) - The world's 48 Least Developed Countries (LDCs) - a special category of …

Obama wants community college to be free

Free education "for those willing to work for it."<p>That's what President Obama announced Friday in a bid to make the first two years of community college free for "responsible" students.<p>The president announced the proposal at Pellissippi State Community College in Knoxville, Tenn., a significant …

College & University

Al-Qaeda Is Planning to Attack the U.K. and May Succeed, Says Security Chief

Fears are growing the U.K. may be the next European target of a terrorist attack, following the mass killing at the Paris offices of satirical …

Terrorism

Boko Haram crisis: New assault on Nigeria's Baga town

<b>Bodies lay strewn on the streets of a key north-eastern Nigerian town following an assault by militant Islamists, officials have told the BBC.</b><p>The Boko Haram group attacked Baga town on Wednesday, after over-running a military base there on Saturday, they said.<p>Almost the entire town had been torched …

AP Sources: US did not 'hack back' against North Korea

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government was not responsible for crippling North Korea's Internet infrastructure after President Barack Obama blamed the …

Residents flee as Boko Haram terrorises Baga in northeast Nigeria

Thousands of Nigerians have been fleeing violence at the hands of the Islamist group Boko Haram – amid reports that hundreds, possibly more, may have died in one town alone.<p>Eyewitness accounts from officials and local people say militants went on a killing spree in Baga in Nigeria’s …

North Korea rejects call from South's parliament for talks

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea rejected on Friday a South Korean call for the resumption of stalled talks, a setback for efforts to reduce tension on the peninsula after the North Korean leader made a surprise New Year call for a summit.<p>North Korean leader Kim Jong Un delivers a New Year's address …

UN: Muslims ethnically cleansed in CAR | Central African Republic News

Christian militias in Central African Republic have carried out ethnic cleansing of the Muslim population during the country's ongoing civil war, but there is no proof there was genocidal intent, a United Nations commission of inquiry has said.<p>"Thousands of people died as a result of the conflict. …

Pope Francis’ New Cardinals Reflect a ‘Poor Church’

There few things a Pope does that is more important than picking his Cardinals, which he announced on Sunday. From the college of Cardinals–none from …

Christianity

Cuba dissidents says 36 opposition activists freed in last two days

HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuba has freed 38 opposition activists from prison over the past two days, including a popular hip-hop artist, as part of a deal to improve relations with the United States, dissident groups said on Friday.<p>A man walks near a sign with an image of Cuban President Raul Castro in …

Kim Jong-un orders new statues to strengthen family cult

Statue demands comes at the end of official three year mourning for death of Kim Jong-il<p>Every county in North Korea has been ordered to erect statues in honour of Kim Il-sung and Kim Jong-il in order to reinforce the cult of obedience and reverence for the Kim family.<p>According to a defector …

North Korea

Abu Hamza faces spending the rest of his life in prison

Extremist preacher will be sentenced on Friday after last year being found guilty of 11 charges of terrorism and kidnapping<p>Abu Hamza, the British hate preacher found guilty of terrorism and kidnapping by an American court, faces spending the rest of his life behind bars when he is sentenced on …

Rights monitor says 2,100 people died in Syrian prisons last year

BEIRUT (Reuters) - At least 2,100 people died in Syrian prisons last year and the bodies of many showed signs of torture, a monitoring group said on Friday, quoting the families of deceased detainees.<p>Inmates are seen behind bars in Aleppo's main prison May 22, 2014. REUTERS/George Ourfalian<p>The …

Amnesty: Nigeria massacre deadliest in history of Boko Haram

YOLA, Nigeria (AP) — Hundreds of bodies — too many to count — remain strewn in the bush in Nigeria from an Islamic extremist attack that Amnesty …

Transgender people in Russia banned from driving, says legal amendment

Law change listing medical impediments to driving was signed by prime minister Dmitry Medvedev last year<p>Transgender people have been banned from driving in Russia, according to a new legal amendment published this week.<p>The regulations, which affect people deemed to have “sexual disorders”, also …

Transgender

First trials of Ebola vaccines suggest they are safe: WHO

The first clinical trial designed to see if two experimental Ebola vaccines actually work may begin in late January and two others are slated to start in February in West Africa, the World Health Organization said Friday.<p>Manufacturers of the two most advanced experimental vaccines need more time to …

Amnesty: Nigeria massacre deadliest in history of Boko Haram

YOLA, Nigeria (AP) — Hundreds of bodies — too many to count — remain strewn in the bush in Nigeria from an Islamic extremist attack that Amnesty International suggested Friday is the "deadliest massacre" in the history of Boko Haram.<p>Mike Omeri, the government spokesman on the insurgency, said …

Africa

Southern states argue for same-sex marriage bans in federal court

Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas took their stands against same-sex marriage Friday before a federal appellate court with a legacy of pushing Deep South conservatives out of their comfort zones on civil rights.<p>Lawyers for gays and lesbians urged the judges to summon the courage of their …

LGBTQI

Sony boss: 'No playbook' for dealing with hack attack

<b>There was no precedent for how to deal with a hacking attack on the scale of that which hit Sony Pictures, its chief executive has said.</b><p>Michael Lynton said his firm had "no playbook" on how to respond.<p>In a wide-ranging interview with the Associated Press, he also described the scale of the attack, …

District attorney in Eric Garner case will seek Michael Grimm's seat

The district attorney who oversaw the investigation into the police-involved death of Eric Garner in Staten Island, N.Y., announced Friday that he would run for the congressional seat vacated by Michael G. Grimm, who pleaded guilty to federal tax evasion.<p>Richmond County Dist. Atty. Daniel Donovan …

After string of jet crashes, a struggle to re-train pilots | Reuters

(Reuters) - As investigators hunt for what caused an AirAsia jet to crash in an equatorial storm on Dec 28, the aviation industry is still struggling to apply the lessons of accidents in similar weather over the past decade.<p>Indonesian navy divers prepare operations to lift the tail of AirAsia …

Airplanes

Boko Haram's 'deadliest massacre': 2,000 feared dead in Nigeria

Amnesty International calls the killings ‘a disturbing and bloody escalation’ and a local defence group says its fighters have given up trying to count the bodies<p>Boko Haram escapee: ‘I kept stepping on dead bodies’<br>• Latest: Two suspected child suicide bombers attack Nigerian market<p>Hundreds of bodies …

Africa

Offensive against Rwandan rebels in Congo to affect hundreds of thousands: U.N. | Reuters

KINSHASA (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of civilians are likely to be forced to flee their homes during a planned offensive by Congolese and United Nations forces against Rwandan Hutu rebels entrenched in eastern Congo, a U.N. agency has warned.<p>The U.N.’s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian …

NYC jail rules add restrictive housing, limit solitary

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York City agency that oversees jails outlined on Friday its proposed changes to the rules governing the nation's …