Garrett Lifesaswell Surfit

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White House hopefuls agree: Iraq war a mistake

WASHINGTON (AP) — A dozen years later, American politics has reached a rough consensus about the Iraq War: It was a mistake.<p>Politicians hoping to be president rarely run ahead of public opinion. So it's a revealing moment when the major contenders for president in both parties find it best to say …

Daily Meditation: Gloria

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 rendition of "Gloria" sung by music ensemble the Benedictine Monks of St. …

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New Rules

Some of the biggest banks in the world are expected to plead guilty to felonies this week. Felonies! They are scandalous crimes, too: fraud and antitrust violations.<p>Finally, America will see members of the class that crashed the economy dressed in black and white suits that are hardly the Brooks …

Bank of America: Markets Are in a 'Twilight Zone' and It's Time to Hold More Cash and Gold

In a note sent out this morning, Bank of America Merrill Lynch has a warning for investors:<p>Investors remain trapped in “The Twilight Zone”, the …

June 2015

The Ghosts of Laprak

How life in a small mountainous village was turned upside down by Nepal’s deadly earthquake — loved ones lost, homes destroyed. BuzzFeed News’ Anup Kaphle brings the first in-depth report from Laprak, near the quake’s epicenter.<p>LAPRAK, Nepal — It was a quiet Saturday in Laprak. With the village’s …

10 great US activity holidays

<b>Explore the Civil War battlefields</b><p>Events in the US marking the 150th anniversary of key chapters in the American Civil War (1861–65) reach their climax this year. April 14, 1865, for example, was the date on which Abraham Lincoln was assassinated (visit nps.gov and civilwar.org for details of …