Jessika Acosta-Gorman

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Syria Splits The Professional Left

Progressive leaders and organizations are happy Obama is going to Congress — but to do what? "We are not united as a community," says Jim Dean.<p>WASHINGTON — When President Obama called on Congress to authorize the attacks on Syria he wants, progressive groups' first reflex was to mobilize against …

LGBTQ activist may be first person convicted under Russia’s anti-gay law

Though not the first to be arrested, Dmitry Isakov could be the first person convicted under the law, lawyers say<p>While he is not the first person to be charged under Russia's draconian law criminalizing the free expression of gays and lesbians, LGBTQ activist Dmitry Isakov may be the first to be …

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We interviewed the guy who prank-called the NSA

<i>The NSA is in dire need of customer service training — at least in the case of Bahram Sadeghi, a Dutch-Iranian filmmaker who decided to call the surveillance agency for "help" after one of his e-mails was accidentally deleted. In a three-minute exchange with NSA spokespeople, Sadeghi manages to</i> …

The 5 ways that Congress is splitting on Syria

It's way too early to know how lawmakers will vote on whether to authorize military action in Syria, in part because much of the mechanics of the debate and the exact nature of President Obama's request to Congress remain unclear.<p>The Senate will hold committee hearings this week and a full debate …

Andy Murray bests Florian Mayer

NEW YORK -- Defending champion Andy Murray staggered around the court between points on a humid day at Arthur Ashe Stadium.<p>Once a point started, he …

Syria crisis: Obama 'has the right' to strike regardless of vote, says Kerry

The US has evidence that sarin nerve gas was used in chemical attacks outside Damascus last month and could go ahead with military strikes against Bashar al-Assad's regime even without the backing of Congress, the US secretary of state, John Kerry, has said.<p>A day after Barack Obama vowed to put any …