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Kurdish troops fight for freedom — and women's equality — on battlegrounds across Middle East

<i>Editor's note: A 26-year-old British woman, Anna Campbell, has been killed in Syria. Her Kurdish comrades say she died fighting the Turks, who are trying to take over an autonomous Kurdish enclave in northwest Syria. Listen to The World's March 19 story by clicking the audio player above.</i><p>For years, …

New York Times’ Analysis of ‘The Obama Era’ Focuses on All Those Oppressive New Rules

This first of what will be six deep dives into Obama's legacy is officially headlined "Once Skeptical of Executive Power, Obama Has Come to Embrace …

Trump Just Made a Huge Exaggeration About Small Businesses

Aspiring entrepreneurs: it’s time to abort mission. According to Donald Trump, you can’t <i>ever</i> start a business in today’s world.<p>In a speech at the …

Restaurant Owner Ignores Masked Gunman, Continues Serving Food Till He Leaves

This is the security cam footage from a Greek souvlaki restaurant in Christchurch, New Zealand of an armed robber entering the store and demanding …

Associated Press News

China to hold military drills in South China Sea

<b>China will hold military drills in the disputed South China Sea, ahead of a ruling by an international court on a challenge to its maritime claims.</b><p>They will be held in waters around the Paracel Islands, said a statement by the maritime safety administration.<p>China regularly holds such exercises even …

China

UAE tells citizens to leave robes at home after businessman held as Isis suspect in US

Deputy ambassador apologises after Ohio receptionist calls 911 on man in formal dress, thinking he was a member of Isis<p>The United Arab Emirates has urged men to avoid wearing the white robes, headscarf and headband of the national dress when travelling abroad, after a businessman visiting the …

United Arab Emirates

Iran to Republican Congressmen: Your Summer Vacation Here Is Not Happening

Three United States Congressmen had their dream summer vacation ruined last month when the bottom fell out of their epic bro-trip to Iran.<p>Republican …

Human rights groups call for removal of Saudi Arabia from UN body

Two of the world's biggest human rights watchdogs are calling for Saudi Arabia to be suspended from the United Nations Human Rights Council, arguing Riyadh's abysmal treatment of civilians at home and abroad should disqualify it from sitting on a body dedicated to promoting freedom and dignity for …

Conservative Christians Grapple With Whether 'Religious Freedom' Includes Muslims

Religious liberty is a rallying cry for many evangelical voters, and it has been popping up repeatedly throughout this presidential campaign. But in the current political climate, some conservative Christians are struggling with how to apply religious freedom to other faiths — like Islam.<p>Texas Sen. …

Religion

Homeschooled Kids Waiting to be Raptured Still Don't Have To Learn Anything, Texas Supreme Court Rules

The all-Republican Texas Supreme Court made a 6-3 ruling on technical grounds in favor of Laura and Michael McIntyre who have stopped teaching their …

El Paso

Global Calgary meteorologist Jordan Witzel takes the 22 Pushup Challenge

Global Calgary meteorologist Jordan Witzel is taking part in an online campaign to raise awareness about the startling numbers associated with …

Why the Department of Justice wants to force its 28,000 employees to confront unconscious racial biases

As police have grappled with accusations of racism in the wake of shootings of unarmed black Americans, the Department of Justice has pushed law enforcement departments to undertake increasingly popular trainings on how unconscious biases – such as racial prejudice – influence policing.<p>Now, the …

Justice

Texas Governor Admits Anti-Abortion Law Was About Restricting Abortion

The cat's out of the bag.<p>After the Supreme Court on Monday struck down his state's law that would have shuttered dozens of abortion clinics, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) condemned the decision by arguing that it jeopardizes the state's objective "to protect innocent life."<p>"The decision erodes States’ …

Health and Safety

Scottish independence has nearly 60 per cent support, poll finds following Brexit result

Nearly 60 percent of Scots now support Scottish independence after Britain voted to leave the European Union this week, according to a new opinion poll.<p>The Sunday Post said 59 per cent of respondents in the poll backed independence from the United Kingdom. That was sharply higher than the 45 per …

Trump dumps presidential style, repeatedly calling Elizabeth Warren 'Pocahontas'

Presumptive Republican nominee throws out the teleprompter to deliver a vintage speech high in bombast and bluster in Virginia<p>Donald Trump’s general election pivot didn’t last very long.<p>After giving two speeches with teleprompters this week, Trump returned to his unscripted style in a rally in …

Donald Trump

Texas County GOP Chair Stripped of Powers, Puts Faith In 'Big Titties'

Damn, Robert Morrow! Back at it again with the gay sex conspiracy theories!<p>Our favorite Texas GOP leader is having a great month. Last night, the Travis County Republican Party voted to move money and decision-making power away from its newly-elected chair Robert Morrow, and toward an …

Government

Sanders' backers get the attention, but Clinton has passionate supporters too

Eight years ago, Ginny Roemer could have been described as "Clinton or bust."<p>Furious that Hillary Clinton was being edged out of the Democratic nomination by Barack Obama, she spent days protesting outside the party's national convention in Denver. When November came around, she didn't cast a …

Government

Texas, Tennessee, and Nine Other States Challenge the Obama Administration’s Transgender Edict

The legal counterattack against the Obama administration’s latest round of lawlessness is now under way. Texas, Tennessee, Alabama, and eight other …

Obama Administration

Texas board of education vote is critical for conservatives – and US schools

Board has become a battleground as members seek to stamp their values on textbooks, and now an extreme conservative is on the brink of a key position<p>The question of how extreme is too extreme for Texas Republican voters may be answered on Tuesday evening, when voters are expected to favor a woman …

School Administration

Philippines leader Duterte calls Catholic bishops 'sons of whores'

The Philippines president-elect accused the Catholic church on Sunday of hypocrisy, saying the bishops who had condemned him during his campaign had been asking favours from the government.<p>Rodrigo “the punisher” Duterte, who won the 9 May presidential elections by a landslide, caused outrage in the …

Asia

Texas Republican party inadvertently suggests most Texans are gay

Grammar trouble in state party’s platform appears to say ‘homosexual behavior’ is ‘shared by majority of Texans’<p>The Republican party of Texas has, through its inattention to grammar, inadvertently implied that most Texans are gay.<p>According to a supposedly disapproving plank in the platform, adopted …

LGBTQI