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Donald who? Most N. Koreans don't know, care about US polls

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — With a tightly controlled state media, little access to outside information and a deeply instilled belief that whoever runs the White House is bound to be their sworn enemy, North Koreans aren't expecting much from the U.S. presidential elections — if they know about …

North Korea

Fuel tanker continues to burn off Mexico's Gulf coast

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A fire on a tanker carrying gasoline and diesel off Mexico's Gulf coast was put out Sunday, a day after the blaze began, the country's state oil company said.<p>Firefighting boats had battled the blaze since Saturday aboard the Burgos, which is owned by the company, Petroleos …

Mexico

How the 9/11 Families Could Force the First-Ever Override of an Obama Veto

Fifteen years after the worst terrorist attack on U.S. soil, the political power of the victims’ families may be strong enough to transform a bill …

National Security

A hard future awaits for Theresa May without a vision for soft Brexit

No 10 needs to start defining what the gentler road out of the EU looks like, whatever ructions it causes with hardline Tory leavers<p>Did Boris Johnson have a Brexit wobble? Certainly, and not just as Craig Oliver – the director of communications for David Cameron – complains in the first of a round …

United Kingdom

New York boy asks Obama in letter if Syrian refugee Omran Daqneesh can live with him

Omran Daqneesh's face, bloodied and bruised, has become an international symbol of the horrors inflicted on the war-ravaged northern city of Aleppo, Syria.<p>The 5-year-old Syrian boy -- rescued last month from a building hit by an airstrike -- might now have a home in the U.S. if a little boy from …

Middle East

We must inflict economic pain on those in power in order to usher in a new civil rights movement

A few months ago while attending Netroots Nation 2016 in St. Louis, Missouri, I shared an Uber with former Ohio State Senator Nina Turner and Georgia …

North Carolina teacher suspended without pay for stomping on US flag in First Amendment lesson

A high school history teacher from North Carolina in the United States has sparked widespread controversy after he allegedly stomped on an American …

Rights & Freedoms

Who's getting rich in rural America?

The Census released data earlier this month showing remarkable gains in income and drops in poverty in 2015. But some reporters noticed that for …

Demographics
Climate
Surveillance
Taxes

Colin Kaepernick shows that freedom of speech is an anomaly in America

Spend any length of time in the United States and you realise that the Star-Spangled Banner is not an anthem to be dishonoured lightly. It resounds not merely at great occasions of state but as a prelude to every game in the land, such is its lyrical glorification of all that Americans hold dear: …

Donald Trump has successfully exhausted our ability to be shocked

What Donald Trump said at Wednesday night’s Commander-in-Chief Forum on the aircraft carrier was shocking.<p>He specifically defended Vladimir Putin as superior to Barack Obama, suggested women serving in the military should expect to be raped, hinted at a political purge of the officer corps, …

I'm Arab-American. I'm a New Yorker. I'm Not Your Enemy.

Fifteen years after 9/11, Donald Trump thinks otherwise.<p>To be Muslim in 2016 America is to feel like eyes are always on you; like a task as simple as driving a car could end in murder; like any given day you might need to plead for your life with a racist neighbor. Imagine that people who look like …

United States

The Government Is Going To Have A Way Easier Time Hacking Your Computer After December 1

Sen. Ron Wyden will go to the Senate floor Thursday to try and force a debate on a court rule that allows for widespread government hacking.<p>SAN FRANCISCO — A last-ditch effort to stop a rule change in the federal court system that would vastly increase the ability of the government to hack into …

Obama Plays It Cool on Duterte's 'Son of a Whore' Slur at ASEAN Summit

U.S. President Barack Obama shrugged off a clash with his abrasive Philippine counterpart Rodrigo Duterte during remarks at the close of an …

Asia

Trump finally got it right on the Fed's 'false economy' – but will we listen?

GOP nominee correctly pointed out that the Federal Reserve’s policy of flooding the market with cheap money is creating a speculative stock market bubble<p>Even a stopped clock is right twice daily. So we shouldn’t be too surprised that Donald Trump, the Republican presidential nominee, whose economic …

Stock Markets

Flash before your eyes: Hacking technology for law enforcement revealed

Hacking software can be used to spy on anything that connects to the internet. A secret video of one spyware company’s software exposes how they …

Feds to Schools: Protect Students' Civil Rights by Limiting Role of School Police

Federal agencies introduced new requirements for school police hired through federal grants and new resources for schools that outline best practices …

Justice

Judge Napolitano: Yes, Hillary has escaped an FBI indictment but her campaign may be doomed

On Sept. 2, the FBI released a lengthy explanation of its investigation of Hillary Clinton and a summary of the evidence amassed against her. It also released a summary of Clinton's July FBI interrogation.<p>The interrogation was in some respects standard and in others very troubling. It was standard …

Corruption