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“Socialism” is 2015’s most looked-up word – so what should its modern definition be?

“Socialism” is far from dead, it just needs a rebrand.<p>Socialism is having a renaissance of late. In the US, Bernie Sanders has thrust the …

Several arrests as protest blocks Minneapolis airport access

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Protesters blocked access to a terminal and caused significant holiday traffic delays at Minneapolis-St. Paul International …

Justice

Postal Banking: An Idea Whose Time Has Come Again

<i>Watch us deliver 150,000 signatures to the Deputy Postmaster General of the United States</i><p>The U.S. Postal Service was established by the Constitution of the United States, which gave Congress the power "To establish Post Offices and post Roads" in Article I, Section 8. It has since become one of our …

U.S. Postal Service

Secret document exposes how the U.S. government spies on your cellphone

<i>The Intercept</i> has obtained a secret, internal U.S. government catalogue of dozens of cellphone surveillance devices used by the military and by …

DISGRACEFUL: DNC Compromises Clinton Campaign Data, Then Blames Bernie Sanders

Sobriety tests and the Constitution

With the approach of the holiday season — and holiday parties — drivers are rightly being warned that operating a car under the influence is not only dangerous but a violation of the law. But, as with any punishment, the legal consequences of drunk driving have to be squared with the …

Fourth Amendment

8 industries robots will completely transform by 2025

Just as ATMs changed banking and computers took over the home and workplace, robots and artificial intelligence are going to transform a bunch of industries over the next decade.<p>By 2025, a machine may be putting together your driverless car in a factory with no human oversight. A robot maid could …

Artificial Intelligence

This commodity trader made heaps of money from the oil-price crash — now it's paying staff £500 million in bonuses

Trafigura, one of the world's largest commodity trading houses, made so much money off the oil-price crash that it will pay its workers more than half a billion dollars in bonuses.<p>Oil prices are less than half what they were last year, and it is killing energy and commodity firms across the …

Oil

The U.S. Is Running Low on Hellfire Missiles

America’s 16-month bombing campaign targeting the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria is growing costly for the Department of Defense, and not just in …

Puerto Rico risks creditor ire by hijacking money earmarked for bond payments

(This December 6 story was corrected to fix paragraph 11 to show Christmas bonuses are a legal, not constitutional, requirement in Puerto Rico)<p>Half-finished houses of the Molinos de Rios housing development stand abandonded after the owners declared bankruptcy, in Toa Alta, Puerto Rico, December 2, …

Greenpeace Says Fossil Fuel Industry Misleads On Climate Science

The group went undercover to show that prominent academics were willing to take money from corporations for their research.<p>An undercover Greenpeace investigation released on Tuesday suggests that fossil fuel companies secretly funnel money into prominent scientists' pockets to manufacture doubt …

TV broadcasters aim to protect their political ad windfall

WASHINGTON (AP) — Local broadcast television stations gobbled up almost $3 billion in political advertising revenue during the 2012 elections.<p>Four …

Political Advertising

Many Americans struggling to keep up with sky high rents: study

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Record numbers of U.S. renter households are spending more than 30 percent of their income, and in many cases more than half their income, on housing costs, according to a study published on Wednesday.<p>In its biennial report on rental housing, the Harvard Joint Center for …

Bernie Sanders On Climate Change: 'We Are On A Suicidal Course'

"We have a serious, serious problem."<p>Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) stopped by "The Tonight Show" on Tuesday night to discuss his sweeping climate change plan and discuss the ongoing controversy surrounding Islamophobic comments made by Donald Trump.<p>Sanders told host Jimmy Fallon …

In Lawsuit, Journalist Seeks Hillary Clinton’s Deleted Emails

A journalist has sued to gain access to emails recovered from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s private email server — a cache that Mrs. Clinton has said includes only tens of thousands of personal notes.<p>In a new lawsuit filed Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the District of …

Hillary Clinton

This New App Reveals The Surprising Truth About What Our Grocery Money Really Supports

What if I told you that the brand of toilet paper you buy is likely owned by billionaire brothers David and Charles Koch, who not only use sales from …

Energy firms ask Oklahoma judge to toss earthquake lawsuit

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Two energy companies asked a judge Wednesday to throw out a lawsuit by an Oklahoma woman who claims she was injured in an …

Oil & Gas Industry

Smoking cannabis ‘helps addicts give up heroin’, study finds

Smoking weed helps patients give up opiates such as heroin, a new study has found.<p>Researchers at Columbia University monitored patients undergoing …

Couch potato lifestyle could damage intelligence in later life

A lazy lifestyle in early adulthood could damage cognitive ability in middle age, a study suggests<p>Couch potatoes who watch too much television and do not get enough exercise in early adulthood could be damaging their long term intelligence, a study suggests.<p>Although health experts have known for …

Virgin America takes new survey's top spot for healthiest in-flight food

Before you buy a snack box or two for that long flight, consider what's inside. Each food item served on airlines this year averaged about 400 calories -- and not all of those were healthy calories either.<p>DietDetective.com recently released its 2015 Airline Food Survey that assigns 12 North …

Researchers claim that Google could 'rig the 2016 election'

Robert Epstein, a senior research psychologist at the American Institute for Behavioral Research and Technology, and colleague Ronald E. Robertson …

John McCain wants to outlaw encryption that the US government can't crack

On Tuesday, he told reporters that "in the Senate Armed Services [Committee], we're going to have hearings on it and we're going to have legislation," according to The Hill, labeling the current state of affairs "unacceptable."<p>Encryption refers to scrambling data in such a way that it is unreadable …

Privacy

Encryption Is Being Scapegoated To Mask The Failures Of Mass Surveillance

Well that took no time at all. Intelligence agencies rolled right into the horror and fury in the immediate wake of the latest co-ordinated terror attacks in the French capital on Friday, to launch their latest co-ordinated assault on strong encryption — and on the tech companies creating secure …

No, NSA Phone Spying Has Not Ended

At 11:59 P.M. on Saturday night, the U.S. National Security Agency supposedly yanked the cord on its bulk telephone records collection, thereby …

Investors are terrified by the '3rd wave' of the financial crisis

First, the good bits: Aberdeen's revenue is up 5% to £1.16 billion ($1.74 billion), underlying profit is up £1.3 million ($1.95 million) to £491.6 million ($739.1 million), and dividend raised by 0.75 pence to 12 pence.<p>But there's a glaring red mark on Aberdeen's homework — assets under management …

Stock Markets

Oklahoma’s booming oil industry could be shaken by earthquakes of its own making

A series of earthquakes at Oklahoma’s oil hub are causing some to worry that future quakes could be catastrophic to the industry that is suspected to …