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Eric Holder Will Reportedly Resign as Attorney General

At­tor­ney Gen­er­al Eric Hold­er is get­ting ready to leave the Obama ad­min­is­tra­tion. Hold­er, who has served in the post since Feb­ru­ary 2009 …

Hundreds protest climate change along 2 miles of Wilshire Boulevard

Hundreds of people protesting climate change picketed street corners Saturday along a 2-mile stretch of Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles.<p>The spread-out rally was one of seven staged in cities across California as a preview of a demonstration expected to draw as many as 400,000 on Sunday in New …

In tight Senate races, immigration could still be a priority issue

When the U.S. Senate race in Arkansas heated up this summer, Mark Pryor found himself under attack from his opponent with a nasty — and inaccurate — ad claiming that the Democrat had supported giving Social Security benefits to people who had forged identities to work in the U.S. illegally. In …

Obama: Campus sexual assault an affront to humanity

Amid a new focus on violence against women, President Barack Obama kicked off a star-powered campaign Friday against campus sexual assault particularly targeted at encouraging men to take a stand.<p>Jon Hamm of "Mad Men," Kerry Washington of "Scandal" and NBA all-star Kevin Love are some of the …

Odierno to Hill: Don't blame me

Gen. Ray Odierno has gotten letters from some 40 members of Congress asking why they’re losing troops from their home districts. His answer: Look in the mirror.<p>“I wrote back and I said, ‘The reason I’m taking soldiers out of the installation in your state is because of sequestration. Not that I …

Sony's Oculus Rift competitor Project Morpheus is 85% complete

The Oculus Rift virtual-reality headset is coming soon, but Sony could beat it to market with its own device.<p>The PlayStation company is hard at work on Project Morpheus, a head-mounted display that connects to the PlayStation 4 and creates an immersive VR experience. While Sony still won’t say when …

Obama Calls on Men to Stand Up to Sexual Asssault

President Barack Obama said recent headlines have forced Americans to talk about sexual assault and domestic violence and called on young men to help protect women on college campuses while announcing a new public awareness campaign on Friday.<p>“The issue of violence against women is now in the news …

Domestic Violence

10 things you need to know about biometrics technology

From using facial detection to target adverts to spotting an online fraudster, the art of identification is getting ever more sophisticated<p>India houses the most ambitious biometrics database in the world, Aadhaar, which has so far gathered fingerprints, iris scans and photos of more than 500 …

California Passes First-Ever Bill to Define Sexual Consent on College Campuses

<b>Correction: Appended, Sept. 2</b><p>The California Senate passed a first-in-the-nation bill Thursday to define what amounts to consensual sexual activity in …