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ISIL on 24 hour 'killing rampage' through Kobane

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group has killed more than 100 civilians in a 24-hour rampage through the Kurdish town of Kobane in what a monitor group described as one of the group's "worst massacres" in Syria.<p>Women and children were among the slain civilians whose bodies were …

Middle East

Historic gay marriage ruling stirs emotion across US

Here’s what happens when you open 100 tabs in Chrome for Android

Google employs a lot of engineers. Most software engineers know that when you have a box which can contain a variable amount of content – say, an input field or the title section of a blog post like the one above – that you need to make a decision as to what happens when more content than can …

Android News

Supreme Court justices stop playing nice

As the Roberts court leans left, growing acrimony from Scalia and Alito.<p>As the Supreme Court winds down a term marked by momentous decisions, two things stand out from the historic session.<p>One, the court’s reputation for conservatism under Chief Justice John Roberts has eroded — at least to a …

Same-sex Marriage

US and UK spy agencies are exploiting flaws in security software

Those worries that governments are trying to undermine security software? They're well-founded. <i>The Intercept</i> has learned that both the US' National Security Agency and the UK's Government Communications Headquarters have been reverse engineering security software, such as antivirus tools and …

Hillary Clinton On Charleston Church Shooting: We Have To Face Hard Truths About Race, Violence, And Guns

Clinton, speaking at a conference of Latino elected officials, also made the case for preschool as part of her pitch to Latino voters.<p>LAS VEGAS — Calling it a "massacre" that broke her heart, Hillary Clinton said the country must be honest with itself and face hard truths about race, violence, and …

Government

How Democratic Trade Rift Could Give Rise To 'Tea Party' Of The Left

For several years, Democrats have gleefully watched as Republicans threatened to eat their own at the ballot box. Trying to enforce a rigid orthodoxy, groups such as the Senate Conservatives Fund, the Club for Growth and others have funded primary challengers if Republicans didn't fall in line on …

Middle-class

The internet is mesmerized by footage of a slimy, green worm-like creature attacking its prey

No, it's not a lost container of Nickelodeon-branded Slime. The green sludge is a ribbon worm (also called "Nemertea").<p>The Independent reports the video originates from a man "in Taiwan, when the animal was spotted [by uploader Wei Cheng Jian] while he was fishing in a port, and uploaded to …

Here's Why Lincoln Chafee's Metric System Suggestion Actually Makes A Lot Of Sense

WASHINGTON -- Lincoln Chafee, the former Rhode Island senator and governor now seeking the Democratic presidential nomination, drew lots of coverage -- and a few jabs on late-night television -- for suggesting this week that the U.S. should "join the rest of the world" and "go metric."<p>But advocates …

Texas policeman suspended after pulling gun on unarmed black teens at pool party

A Dallas-area policeman has been placed on administrative leave after a video surfaced on social media that showed him throwing a bathing-suit clad girl to the ground and drawing a gun on other teens at a pool-party disturbance, officials said on Sunday.<p>"This video has raised concerns that are …

Justice

Robert Reich: Unions can save the middle class

The former secretary of labor addresses one of the oft-overlooked causes of our crippling income inequality<p>One big reason America was far more equal in the 1950s and 1960s than now is unions were stronger then. That gave workers bargaining power to get a fair share of the economy’s gains – and …

2016 in 17 words - CNN Video

2016 candidates have a few choice words when it comes to announcing their run for presidency.

Turner Broadcasting

Snowden hails end of PATRIOT Act in NYT op-ed

Feeling vindicated by Congress’ recent decision not to renew the Patriot Act, Edward Snowden took to the New York Times Opinion pages to extol the end of mass surveillance as we know it.<p>“Two years ago today, three journalists and I worked nervously in a Hong Kong hotel room, waiting to see how the …

Surveillance

Google on EU troubles: 'We don't always get it right'

Google's Matt Brittin, who oversees the company's European operations, says that his company suffered from not having enough "people on the ground" to handle EU concerns.<p>Google is in hot water in Europe, and its head of European operations is trying to cool things off.<p>The company's chief in the …

European Union

WikiLeaks releases 17 secret trade deal documents

Wikileaks has released secret documents from the ongoing Trade In Services Agreement (TISA) negotiations, the site announced on Wednesday.<p>TISA, a …

Howard Kurtz: The Duggar scandal reveals why we need more bigoted conservatives in our national media

As does the overwhelmingly positive and supportive coverage of Caitlyn Jenner<p>In the wake of Megyn Kelly's interview with Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, Fox News media analyst Howard Kurtz penned a column excoriating the "liberal media" for using the family's tragedy "for political point-scoring."<p>The …

Iraq: ISIS fighters close Ramadi dam gates, cut off water to loyalist towns

<b>Baghdad, Iraq (CNN) —</b> ISIS has closed off a dam to the north of the Iraqi city of Ramadi -- seized by its forces last month -- cutting water supplies to pro-government towns downstream and making it easier for its fighters to attack forces loyal to Baghdad, local officials and residents said.<p>ISIS …

Islamic State (ISIS)

Fox News and the Duggars reach a disgusting new low: The twisted persecution complex in last night’s insane interview

In a carnival of self-righteousness, Michelle and Jim Bob absolve their son and blame their woes on their enemies<p>Megyn Kelly, avenger, swooped in to get an interview with the victims in the Duggar family molestation case. The victims being parents Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar, of course. In the span …

Scott Walker’s deranged new low: Force women to carry their rapists’ pregnancies and let men sue over abortion

The likely GOP presidential contender is setting himself up as the right’s new Todd Akin<p>Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said this week that he was prepared to sign a measure banning abortion at 20 weeks without an exception for rape or incest because it’s only "in the initial months” that victims are …

Israel brands Palestinian-led boycott movement a 'strategic threat'

Netanyahu and Israeli government turn up heat on BDS over its calls for Israel to be boycotted for its occupation of Palestinian territories<p>Israel and key international supporters have sharply ratcheted up their campaign against the Palestinian-led Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, …

Israel

Antonin Scalia hasn’t changed his ways: The truth about the Supreme Court & religious discrimination

Scalia penned a majority opinion this week in favor of a Muslim woman claiming discrimination. Here’s why<p>In a noteworthy ruling, Justice Antonin Scalia, who once called a key provision of the Voting Rights Act “a perpetuation of entitlement,” penned the majority opinion earlier this week that …