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How Navy SEALs Tried Rescuing al Qaeda Hostage Luke Somers

In the dead of night, a team of U.S. Navy SEALs landed a little more than six miles away from a compound in the Shabwah province of Yemen where U.S. …

FBI says plot to attack U.S. Capitol was ready to go

<b>(CNN) —</b> For months, 20-year-old Christopher Lee Cornell had been on the FBI's radar. Authorities said he left alarming posts on social media, talking about violent jihad.<p>On Wednesday, agents arrested the Cincinnati man before he could put his alleged plot into action.<p>Authorities say Cornell, who …

Terrorism

20,000 foreign fighters flock to Syria, Iraq to join terrorists

<b>WASHINGTON --</b> Foreign fighters are streaming into Syria and Iraq in unprecedented numbers to join the Islamic State or Iraq and Syria (ISIS) or other …

Former ISIS member explains why he left terror group

<i>A former member of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has given CBS News a detailed look at what life is like under the terror group's reign.</i> …

Who is on al Qaeda's 'wanted' list?

CNN's Nic Robertson reports on the some of the people who are included on a "wanted" list published by al Qaeda in the spring of 2013.

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Who's doing what in the coalition battle against ISIS

<b>(CNN) —</b> It's been more than six months since the United States first sent warplanes to conduct airstrikes against the militant group ISIS, and four months since the formation of an international coalition to help fight the terror group.<p>Since then, warplanes from Western and regional members of the …

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"People just dismiss me": the leading policeman challenging the War on Drugs

The Chief Constable of Durham, Mike Barton, breaks the taboo on drugs.<p>A year ago, Mike Barton was surprised that he was being described as the …

The War on Drugs Has Enabled the Police State and Punishes the Innocent, But that is Changing

<b>The War on Drugs employs millions – politicians, bureaucrats, policemen, and now the military – that probably couldn’t find a place for their dubious</b> …

Chasing the Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs by Johann Hari – digested read

John Crace synthesises down to 700 words an investigation into modern addiction by the journalist in career rehab<p>I buried my face in my tear-stained pillow. Many of the people I knew were suffering from their drug addiction. I, too, was drinking more coffee than was healthy for me. Ah, I hear you …

The War on Drugs

Issue 9 » Narcotics<p>Moving Towards a Public Health Approach<p>Ian Perrin, Chatham House<p><b>The War on Drugs began in the early 1970s when President of the</b> …

The Unbelievable Story of How America's War on Drugs Started

<i>The following is an excerpt from Johann Hari's new book, Chasing the Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs (Bloomsbury, 2015).</i><p>As I …

Opinion: Withdrawing troops in the war on drugs | DW | 03.02.2015

It's a small step, but a step in the right direction.<p>The German government's drugs commissioner, Marlene Mortler, wants health insurance companies to …

The beginnings of the war on drugs

<i>Critics say that the war on drugs is doing much more harm than good. As it enters its second century, British journalist Johann Hari spoke to Late</i> …

Monday, February 16, 2015

Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson for February 16, 2015

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Horrifying Photos Show How Ebola In Liberia Is Taking A Toll On Victims And Families

The death toll of this most recent <b>Ebola outbreak</b>, which started in Guinea, but has spread through Liberia, Sierra Leone, and with a small pocket in …

Why we need to end the War on Drugs

Is the War on Drugs doing more harm than good? In a bold talk, drug policy reformist Ethan Nadelmann makes an impassioned plea to end the "backward, …

Stop the War on Drugs. Start the War on Obesity

Obesity is deadlier and more pervasive than drug abuse. According to a new study from the McKinsey Global Institute, obesity costs the United States …

Muse, St. Vincent, The War On Drugs and more for Roskilde 2015

Roskilde Festival has announced Muse as one of its headliners for 2015.<p>The trio are one of 20 new additions to the July bash, with St. Vincent, The …

War On Drugs frontman admits Sun Kil Moon album is one of his 2014 highlights

Mark Kozelek recorded 'War On Drugs: Suck My Cock' dis track about Adam Granduciel's band<p>Adam Granduciel of The War On Drugs has said that, despite …

HPD Chief McClelland Calls War on Drugs "A Miserable Failure" in Radio Interview

Becker, who provided the <i>Houston Press</i> a transcript of the interview that's set to air today at 4:30 p.m. CT, credited McClelland with showing a …

Think for Yourself: The War on Drugs

<i>With the ongoing media hype around the so-called Ice Epidemic, critical thinker John Turnbull takes a look at the War on Drugs and wonders if there</i> …

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An Epidemic: Top 10 Outbreaks In U.S. History

Throughout the years, epidemics and plagues have shaken up societies and cultures around the world.<p>The latest outbreak that Americans seem to be …

12 Ebola Questions You're Wondering About

In case you’ve missed it, the deadliest Ebola outbreak is spreading in Western Africa, taking at least 900 lives so far. The U.S. Centers for Disease …