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Bernie Sanders: ‘I Am a Democrat Now’

A longtime independent, Vermont Sen. <b>Bernie Sanders</b> now contends he is a full-fledged Democrat who deserves to be the party’s presidential standard-bearer.<p>Yet Mr. Sanders has a long record of criticizing the Democratic Party and before the 2012 presidential election took the view that President …

'Jihadi John': From Would-Be Soccer Star to Face of ISIS

The ISIS killer dubbed "Jihadi John" once vowed to achieve fame as a professional soccer player by his 30th birthday.<p>Instead, Mohammed Emwazi became one of the world's most notorious terrorists — and by 26 was the target of a U.S. airstrike in ISIS' capital of Raqqa, Syria, late Thursday.<p>The …

Why Don't Young People Vote?

My generation, Generation Y (aka The Millennials), often gets a bad name. We're lazy. We're self-involved. We take too many selfies and are too involved in celebrity news. We are too involved in technology. And I've about had it, like 60 percent of my peers.<p>But it seems that when election season …

Trump calls for Starbucks boycott at raucous Illinois rally

The hourlong event attracted thousands, from fans who wore the businessman and TV personality's face on neckties to hecklers he chided from the stage …

10 Percent of All Inmates on Death Row Are Military Veterans

Here's a not-so-feel-good story for Veteran's Day: One out of every ten prisoners on death row is a veteran of the armed forces, and many of them are suffering from PTSD and other mental disabilities. That's according to a new report issued by the Death Penalty Information Center, a nonprofit that …

Clinton slams Kasich's comment about Hispanic community

Hillary Clinton blasted John Kasich (in Spanish) as being a “product of the Party of Trump” Friday after comments he had said about Hispanics on Thursday.<p>“Otro producto del Partido de Trump—@JohnKasich. Hablar sobre los latinos no solo quiere decir hablar de propinas,” Clinton tweeted.<p>“Another …

Veterans Talk About the First Time They Had to Kill at War

Somber faces. Slow nods. Tight lips. Matter-of-fact stories.<p>This was how veterans talked about the first time they killed someone at war and shared other thoughts about morality and killing and when it’s acceptable, or not, outside of wartime.<p>“I was down and all I could see was his head and …

Incredible photos from the Korean War campaign that showed what the US Marine Corps is made of

During the pivotal battle, which lasted from late November to mid-December of 1950, 15,000 US soldiers and Marines, alongside another 15,000 UN soldiers, fought through a force of 120,000 Chinese soldiers to reach the sea some 78 miles away.<p>During the campaign, US forces successfully evacuated …

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World War II: The Holocaust

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World War II — The Atlantic

World War II is the story of the 20th Century. The war officially lasted from 1939 until 1945, but the causes of the conflict and its horrible aftermath echoed for decades in both directions. While feats of bravery and technological breakthroughs still inspire awe today, the majority of the war was …

World War II

Front-runner Donald Trump stumbles after barrage of policy questions

<b>Rochester, New Hampshire (CNN) —</b> Donald Trump stood sweating in a crowded gym, fielding questions from voters on agriculture fees, family court disputes and military base closures.<p>The Republican front-runner was no longer in his wheelhouse.<p>Trump is often at ease parrying questions about trade, tax …

Republican debate: the winners and losers | Financial Times

The Republican White House contenders’ fourth presidential debate<p>forced candidates to address their differences on economic issues from tax and trade …

How Close The US Came To World War 3 During Korean War?

Not many people know this but it was not the Cuban Missile Crisis that brought Soviet Union and US to initiate the Third World War. In fact, it was …

Republican debate: 6 things to watch

<b>(CNN) —</b> And then there were eight.<p>For the first time this cycle, Tuesday's prime-time Republican debate in Milwaukee will feature just eight candidates from the unusually large field. Hosted by Fox Business and The Wall Street Journal, it comes as candidates are facing growing scrutiny from both …

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Korean War 65th anniversary

Tank Killer<p>Credit: AP<p>Bomb Attack<p>Credit: AP<p>U.S. Wounded<p>Credit: Charles Gorry/AP<p>Howitzer Gun<p>Credit: AP<p>President Truman<p>Credit: Henry Burroughs/AP<p>Sniper …

How Technology Almost Lost the War: In Iraq, the Critical Networks Are Social — Not Electronic

To complement this story, <i>Wired</i> asked four renowned photographers to create images depicting the intersection of technology and war. This page: A …

Vote Now: Who Won the Fourth Republican Presidential Debate?

Republicans met for their fourth presidential debate Tuesday, and we want to know who you think won the night.<p>Take a moment to click the link below …

How the GOP Rewards Stupid Candidates

Think Donald Trump and Ben Carson are some sort of aberration? Nah. The modern Republican Party is designed to reward the freaks.<p>It’s debate night …

Trump's still sexist. Carson called Isis 'losers'. But poor debates aren't hurting the frontrunners yet

Midway through the Republican debate the party’s top candidates weren’t faring well. Ben Carson, who recently began polling in first place, flubbed a question on combatting Islamic State (Isis) and radical jihadist groups, saying the answer is to “make them look like losers”. The other top hope for …

Worried About Voter Turnout? Demand an Election Day Holiday

What Can I Do?<p>Voter turnout in the United States is abysmal, and politicians across the country have been making voting even more difficult through …

Things to know about the Voting Rights Act of 1965

WASHINGTON (AP) — On Aug. 6, 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law the Voting Rights Act, which has been called the single most effective …

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Here's what doomed Scott Walker

With his Everyman persona and stirring tales of crushing state employees in a major collective bargaining dispute and then winning a recall election in 2012, Walker quickly became a hero to grass roots conservatives and Tea Party advocates.<p>Yet on Monday, Walker was a beaten man — literally scoring …

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Pope Francis at the White House: His full speech

<i>The following is the text of Pope Francis' address as prepared for delivery</i>.<p>I am deeply grateful for your welcome in the name of all Americans. As …