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The FCC wants to make shopping for broadband like buying a box of cereal

Those black-and-white "nutritional information" labels that grace the sides of everything from Wheaties to frozen raviolis are coming to an internet service provider near you.<p>The FCC has created similar labels to provide a quick and easy way for consumers to compare the precise contents of the …

Obama ditched CIA plan to topple Assad in 2012 – former agent

CIA not only backed the idea of arming and training Syrian rebels to pressure President Bashar Assad but also developed a detailed plan aimed for …

US State Dept Pledges to Retain Sanctions Until Russia Returns Crimea » Alex Jones' Infowars: There's a war on for your mind!

Washington will not lift the sanctions imposed after the reunification of Crimea with Russia until Moscow decides to “return Crimea to Ukraine,” the …

Argentina sinks Chinese boat for 'illegal fishing'

Argentina's navy says that it used gunfire to sink a boat Chinese-flagged boat that was fishing illegally in national waters.<p>China's government said it expressed its serious concern to Argentina and called for an investigation.<p>The navy statement said on Tuesday that the boat was intercepted a day …

Argentina

Presidents are selected by Blood and Banksters

In the previous essay, The CIA’s Presidents, the influence of the intelligence community in directing and controlling the office of the presidency is …

North Korea sentences US tourist to 15 years in pr

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea's highest court sentenced an American tourist to 15 years in prison with hard labor for subversion on …

North Korea

First on CNN: U.S. says North Korean submarine missing

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The North Korean regime lost contact with one of its submarines earlier this week, three U.S. officials familiar with the latest information told CNN.<p>The U.S. military had been observing the submarine operate off North Korea's east coast when the vessel stopped, and U.S. spy …

North Korea

Why Apple Is Right to Protect Your Privacy

Apple co-founder Steve Jobs understood what people wanted. His insistence on making hard things easier — for instance, using a personal computer — …

Here’s How To Grow 'Medical' Weed in Your Apartment in Just 10 Steps

Thanks to Canada's court system, medical pot users will soon be able to grow their own medicine.<p>Last week, the courts made it legal for medical marijuana users in Canada to grow their own pot.<p>Federal Court judge Michael Phelan ruled the current "Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations" that …

U.N. approves toughest sanctions on North Korea in 20 years

The 15-member United Nations Security Council voted unanimously Wednesday to impose sweeping new sanctions on North Korea, including mandatory cargo inspections and a ban on exports of most natural resources, in response to its recent nuclear and ballistic missile tests.<p>The penalties were approved …

North Korea

Conspiracy theories swirl around the death of Antonin Scalia

Two days after Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died unexpectedly in remote West Texas, a former District of Columbia homicide commander is raising questions about how the death was handled by local and federal authorities.<p>"As a former homicide commander, I am stunned that no autopsy was …

US stealth jets fly over S. Korea amid N. Korea standoff

OSAN AIR BASE, South Korea (AP) — Four U.S. F-22 stealth fighters flew low over South Korea on Wednesday in a clear show of force against North …

North Korea

The right way to do drugs

IT IS like a hash-induced hallucination: row upon row of lush, budding plants, tended by white-coated technicians who are bothered by the authorities …

Cannabis

The secret pact between Russia and Syria drafted in August gives Moscow a carte blanche

MOSCOW — When you are a major nuclear power and you want to make a secretive deployment to a faraway ally, what is the first thing you do? Draw up …

Russia

International sanctions against Iran lifted

Iran reentered the global economy on Saturday, as years of crippling international sanctions were lifted in exchange for the verified disabling of much of its nuclear infrastructure.<p>For Iran, implementation of the landmark deal it finalized with six world powers last summer means immediate access …

NKorea sanctions bill seeks to deny country's access to cash

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House isn't waiting for confirmation of North Korea's hydrogen-bomb test claim before voting on legislation that expands …

North Korea

Syria rebels warns UN 'pressure' will prolong war | Reuters

BEIRUT/PARIS (Reuters) - Syrian rebels said they were under international pressure to make concessions that would prolong the war, adding to their doubts about a U.N.-led drive for peace talks due to begin this month.<p>Boys run in front of a damaged building in the rebel-controlled area of Maaret …

Middle East

It’s been two years since marijuana has been legal in Colorado and things are freaking great!

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper predicted disaster when Colorado decided to legalize recreational pot:“I think our entire state will pay the price,” …

Cannabis

Venezuela opposition controls congress after 17 years

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's opposition took majority control of the National Assembly on Tuesday after years in the political wilderness, …

Venezuela

Ranchers who inspired Oregon occupation report to prison

The small group of armed anti-government activists occupying a remote wildlife preserve in Oregon's high desert gave visitors free access to the snowy site Monday, allowing some local residents and ranchers in to satisfy their curiosity or show support.<p>The group also appeared to be trying to keep …

Putin names US as a threat to national security for the first time

The document, "About the Strategy of National Security of Russian Federation", was signed by President Vladimir Putin on New Year's Eve. It replaces a 2009 version, endorsed by then- President Dmitry Medvedev, the current prime minister, which mentioned neither the United States not NATO.<p>It says …

Russia

CTA: Upgrades for 4G service completed in Red, Blue line subways

Commuters now have 4G access for their smartphones on the entire subway of the Red and Blue lines, Chicago Transit Authority officials announced Tuesday morning.<p>"4G communications provide a huge benefit to our customers, many of whom the train serves as a second office or a way to stay connected to …

Ben Carson: 'Some people in the CIA' told me that China was involved in Syria

Carson addressed his comments about China and Syria in a wide-ranging interview with The Washington Post.<p>During a November debate, the retired neurosurgeon said that having US special operations forces in Syria is better than not having them there, and then noted that Syria is a "very complex …

'Sit and shut up': Russia is backing the remaining supporters of the Syrian revolution into a corner

Local activists say a Russian airstrike killed Zahran Alloush — the leader of a key rebel group operating around Damascus known as Jaysh al-Islam (Army of Islam) — though the Russia-backed Syrian regime has publicly taken credit for the attack.<p>In any case, experts say the airstrike that killed …

Middle East

Pakistan army chief visits Kabul as peace diplomacy builds | News Home | Reuters

KABUL (Reuters) - The powerful head of Pakistan’s army, General Raheel Sharif, met Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Sunday, the latest in a series of encounters between officials to prepare the way for new peace talks with the Taliban.<p>Pakistan's army chief General Raheel Sharif attends the change …

Afghanistan

Beheading of third-grade girl ‘was just the spark’ for Afghan minority group

KABUL — The last time Ramzan Ali saw his 9-year-old daughter alive was the day he put her in a van, along with her aunt and five other people from their Afghan village. They were headed for the Pakistani city of Quetta, where the little girl, Shukria, was going to spend time with her ailing …

Afghanistan

Japan and South Korea agree to settle wartime sex slaves row

Japan and South Korea have removed the biggest obstacle to better bilateral ties after agreeing to “finally and irreversibly” resolve Tokyo’s use of tens of thousands of Korean women as wartime sex slaves.<p>Korean comfort women agreement is a triumph for Japan and the US<p>Read more<p>In a breakthrough …

Japan

Are state secrets really at stake in Irvine mosque surveillance case?

In 2007, shortly after promising not to engage in covert surveillance of Southern California mosques, the Los Angeles office of the<p>FBIbroke its promise.<p>It hired a paid informant named Craig Monteilh to misrepresent his identity and infiltrate several Orange County mosques. His assignment, as he …

Surveillance

Chicago police officer shoots, kills two, one by mistake | Reuters

CHICAGO (Reuters) - In a city troubled by allegations of police misuse of force, a Chicago officer early on Saturday shot and killed a male college student and a mother of five, both black, and the police department later said the woman’s death was both accidental and tragic.<p>Hours later police shot …

Black Lives Matter