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Discontent with Washington, US states look to nullify federal laws

State legislatures in the US are considering more than 200 bills – from gun rights to marijuana accessibility – that would nullify or work around …

Careful what you say: Your Samsung TV might be listening

Samsung has come under fire from privacy campaigners after it emerged the company’s new smart TVs are capable of listening to your conversations.<p>Viewers hoping to take advantage of the voice activation feature have been warned by Samsung not to disclose personal information because voice recordings …

Freudian slip? CNN says Obama considers arming pro-US troops...in Ukraine

Social media is abuzz after CNN labeled Ukrainian forces involved in Kiev’s deadly military operation in the country's southeast as “pro-US troops.” …

California water aquifers injected with waste 2,500 times, new rules proposed

Following the news that California allowed oil companies to inject waste into federally protected underground aquifers, state regulators are offering …

9/11 trial on hold after Gitmo detainees accuse translator of being CIA torturer

​A military judge halted a hearing at Guantanamo Bay on Monday when two detainees being tried in connection with the September 11 terror attacks said …

US invasion of Iraq helped create ISIS - former UN chief

Kofi Annan, the former UN secretary general, said the US-led invasion of Iraq was a mistake and helped to create the Islamist State militant group. …

Biden says Europeans questioning Russia sanctions 'inappropriate, annoying' – Spiegel

US Vice President Joe Biden has called on European countries to show unity when it comes to sanctions against Russia, labeling the dissenting voices …

Child or militant? 6th-grader killed in US drone strike in Yemen (VIDEO)

Relatives describe Mohammed as a joyful 12 year old, enjoying school. When he was killed in the latest drone strike in Yemen, authorities listed him …

500 rabbis urge Israel to stop demolition of Palestinian homes

Over 500 rabbis from Israel, Britain, the US and Canada have called on the Israeli prime minister to stop demolishing Palestinian homes. Rabbis for …

Viral debate: Is measles-vaccination America’s new political issue?

The measles outbreak in the US is being blamed on anti-vaccination sentiment, and now the debate has entered the political arena. Major officials …

‘US sees itself as a global empire controlling even the solar system’

<b>RT:</b><i>So what do you make of President Obama's wording about brokering a transition of power in Ukraine, do you agree with Sergey Lavrov's comment that</i> …

Taliban not a terrorist group? White House official says it’s ‘armed insurgency’

A White House spokesperson preferred to talk of the Taliban as “an armed insurgency” rather than a terrorist organization during a press briefing, …

Ben Carson, looking at 2016 presidential race, urges GOP to adhere to beliefs

Ben Carson, the retired neurosurgeon flirting with a run for president in 2016, warned party leaders Thursday that Republicans must avoid being cowed by political correctness, and said he stood by controversial statements about same-sex marriage, Obamacare, the "Gestapo" tactics of the federal …