Jared Barker

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What Today’s Supreme Court Ruling Means for Abortion Clinics

Free speech has won out over abor­tion-clin­ic safety in the Su­preme Court.<p>In a un­an­im­ous de­cision Thursday, the justices over­turned a …

Boehner suit brings in DCCC cash

Speaker John Boehner’s announcement that House Republicans would sue President Barack Obama for misusing executive authority turned into a big payday for congressional Democrats.<p>The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee posted its best fundraising day of the year on Wednesday, bringing in …

Biden: No 'red card' on immigration

Vice President Joe Biden had a clear message for immigration advocates in a private meeting Thursday: We’re not giving Congress the “red card” on reform.<p>Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) pulled out the apt World Cup analogy this week, signaling that he believed the end of immigration reform’s chances …

St. Louis tests state gay marriage ban

Missouri was the first state in the country to pass a constitutional ban on gay marriage 10 years ago, and it’s now the latest to see its ban come under fire amid rapidly changing public opinion.<p>The challenge came as officials in St. Louis, the state’s most prominent city, issued marriage licenses …

Physicist suggests speed of light might be slower than thought

(Phys.org) —Physicist James Franson of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County has captured the attention of the physics community by posting an …

Google pulls its all-star robot out of military competition to focus on commercial product

The $2 million Robotics Challenge, run by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), is a competition for the most advanced robots in the world. The three-year competition is less than halfway over, but there was already a clear frontrunner: the Japanese team Schaft, which posted videos …

Astronomers Are Closer to Understanding Dark Matter

Astronomers have come closer to understanding dark matter — one of the most elusive substances in the universe — by using high-energy telescopes to …

Astronomers discover Earth-sized 'diamond' 900 light years away

The world's largest diamond, the Cullinan, is a tad over 3,100 carats uncut. Its estimated value is some $2 billion, and it only weighs about 1.37 pounds. That stone, while enormous relative to others like it, is but an invisible speck when up against the Earth-sized diamond discovered 900 light …

Russia revokes right to take military action in Ukraine

Russian lawmakers cancel OK for Ukraine force

Exodus from eastern Ukraine as cease-fire nears end

With a repeatedly violated weeklong cease-fire nearly over, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Thursday called on Russia to make genuine efforts to stop the fighting between separatists and Ukrainian government troops.<p>"Support the peace plan with deeds, not words," Poroshenko urged Russia in a …

Iran resistance leader predicts regime change in exclusive Fox News interview

It is a blunt call for regime change in Tehran.<p>The largest gathering of the Iranian resistance starts Friday with the annual convention of the Council of Resistance of Iran. The sponsors expect 100,000 people to assemble in a massive hall outside Paris for hours of speeches, demonstrations and …