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Obama to nominate first openly gay service secretary to lead the Army

By Greg Jaffe<p>Greg Jaffe<p>National security reporter<p>Email Bio Follow<p>President Obama, in a historic first for the Pentagon, has chosen to nominate Eric Fanning to lead the Army, a move that would make him the first openly gay civilian secretary of one of the military services.<p>Fanning, 47, has been a …

Military

Correction: GOP 2016-Fact Check story

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a Sept. 17 story fact-checking a Republican presidential candidates' debate, The Associated Press reported erroneously that …

Netflix Changes 'Sexist' 'Pocahontas' Summary After Online Protest

All she needed was a different kind of man ...<p>Netflix's description of Disney's 1995 "Pocahontas" was only one line, but it immediately rubbed Adrienne Keene, author of the Native issues blog Native Appropriations, the wrong way earlier this month. The summary read:<p>An American Indian woman is …

Love Stories

Native American child sent home over traditional mohawk

ST. GEORGE, Utah — A 7-year-old Native American student was removed from his classroom this week after school officials decided his Mohawk haircut was too distracting.<p>The second-grader, whose parents are Seneca and Paiute, chose a hairstyle that is popular with native peoples in many places, his …

Native Americans

App aims to make meditation easy for skeptics

The idea of meditation can be intimidating for beginners. You know it’s good for you, but you just can’t get into it. Now, there’s a program that aims to make meditating easier— and it’s accessible right at your fingertips.<p>The app 10 Percent Happier: Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics is based on Dan …

Daily Meditation: Only Breath

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be part of bringing spirituality alive in your life.<p>Today's meditation features a poem by 13th century mystic Jalal al-Din Rumi. "Only Breath" reminds us …

Meditation

The Simplest Way to Create More Calm in Your Life

<b>“I vow to let go of all worries and anxiety in order to be light and free.”</b> <b>~Thich Nhat Hanh</b><p>This particular week, I flunked. I’d be lucky if you gave …

Clinton 'appalled' by Muslim comment at Trump campaign event

DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton said Friday she was "appalled" that Republican rival Donald Trump declined to correct a questioner at a recent town hall meeting who incorrectly claimed President Barack Obama is Muslim.<p>Clinton told reporters that Trump …

Jeb Bush lambasts both Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump

Memo to Jeb Bush: denying human-caused global warming is ignorant | Dana Nuccitelli<p>Read more<p>An energised Jeb Bush has said Bernie Sanders is the “front runner” in the Democratic presidential race as he used a Republican rally to rail against the Vermont senator’s proposals.<p>Bush told the Mackinac …

The Iranian president explains the meaning behind that ‘Death to America’ chant

In a preview of an interview with Steve Kroft of 60 Minutes, Rouhani reassured the host that Iran has nothing against the American people.<p>Instead, the chant is merely symbolic of how Iran has opposed US foreign policy since the start of the Islamic Revolution in 1979.<p>"This slogan that is chanted is …

Apple just did something that has journalists scared for the future. Here’s what you need to know.

<b>FILE - In this Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013, file photo, the Apple logo is illuminated in the entrance to the Fifth Avenue Apple store, in New York. Apple’s widely used iTunes and app stores suffered a rare breakdown Wednesday, March 11, 2015, frustrating millions of music lovers and mobile device</b> …

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