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House Passes Bill to Help Disabled Save for Living Expenses

The House overwhelmingly passed a bill Wednesday that will help the disabled pay for a host of expenses—including education, housing, transportation, …

Welcome to the Anthropocene: Anthropology and the Political Moment

We live in very troubled times -- welcome to the Anthropocene, a new epoch during which human activity (industrial production and consumption) has provided us unparalleled wealth but also an unmistakable path toward potential ecological devastation. As Naomi Klein powerfully demonstrates in her new …

Anthropocene

Obama's post-election strategy

http://ht.cdn.turner.com/cnn/big/us/2014/11/07/tsr-dnt-sciutto-more-us-troops-to-iraq.cnn_222523_768x432_1300k.mp4<p>President Barack Obama isn't giving Republicans time to catch their breath after celebrating an election triumph.<p>He barnstormed into action following Tuesday's midterm elections, …

Iraq war veteran and activist Tomas Young dies at 34

Young, who was paralysed from the chest down and a vocal critic of the conflict, described as ‘a voice for his generation’<p>A wounded Iraq war veteran who was an outspoken critic of the conflict and the subject of the 2007 documentary, Body of War, has died.<p>Tomas Young died on Monday at his home in …

Brazil

Central Command general to ISIS: We can hear you

The top U.S. military commander in the fight against ISIS said airstrikes are working to erode the terror group's capabilities and warned militants that the U.S. military is listening to them.<p>Army Gen. Lloyd Austin, who heads the U.S. Central Command, made those remarks at an event Thursday with …

UAE is a leading player in Arab opposition to Isis in the Middle East

Emiratis, who have played a role in US-led attacks on Islamic State, are increasingly assertive in fightback against jihadism<p>Major Mariam al-Mansouri, a female pilot with the UAE air force, played the starring role in a publicity stunt last month when she was photographed in the cockpit of the F16 …

'Treated like cattle': Yazidi women sold, raped, enslaved by ISIS

http://ht.cdn.turner.com/cnn/big/world/2014/10/30/pkg-watson-yazidi-slave-women.cnn_584135_768x432_1300k.mp4<p><b>Erbil, Iraq (CNN) —</b> Jana was a 19-year-old in her final year of high school, with dreams of becoming a doctor. Then, ISIS came to her village last August, and her world collapsed.<p>She …

Why is the deporter-in-chief celebrating while these families get torn apart?

Obama is still asking for election-year patience on immigration reform. He still doesn’t understand the human cost of delay<p>Washington is a town known for its contradictions. Politicians caught having affairs preach family values. A series of presidents who have admitted to drug use in college …

Second Lunar Eclipse Of 2014 To Bring 'Blood Moon' On October 8

If you've been feeling a strong urge to howl lately, there's a reason why: A full "blood moon" is coming Oct. 8. Just check out the NASA video above.<p>All werewolf jokes aside, the total lunar eclipse will be the second -- and final -- "blood moon" of the year. It will be visible in the United States …

Kidnapped By ISIS, One Woman Tells How She Saved Her Sisters

In English, the 22-year-old woman's name means life. She's afraid to let us use it for the safety of the hostages that ISIS still holds. She was taken with thousands of other women and children, but she escaped, and now they're searching for her. Her nickname is Dudu.<p>We meet her and her four …

Ebola - It's Far, Far Worse Than You Thought

Ebola could kill a million people by the end of January, disaster planners warned this week as experts said the disease might become endemic and clinics started turning away victims.<p>The US is sending 400,000 home care kits with protective gowns, masks, gloves, chlorine and medicines to Liberia, the …

Secrets of the Clinton Library

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — It is a lingering mystery of Bill Clinton’s White House: the genesis of the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy that gay groups came to revile.<p>But soon, this and other secrets that remain hidden away here at the Clinton Presidential Library may be unlocked. What did the Justice …

Why Does Georgia Keep Going After Black Voters?

Georgia just lost its epic four-year quest to win fraud convictions against 12 African American voting organizers in the small town of Quitman. But officials don't seem to care, and now they're targeting another voter-registration drive in Atlanta.<p><i>This guy really doesn't like</i> …

Government

Pentagon program allows police departments censured for civil rights violations to get military gear

Apparent lack of communication with Justice Department, which investigates police accused of violations, results in Pentagon practice<p>A Pentagon program that distributes military surplus gear to local law enforcement allows even departments that the Justice Department has censured for civil rights …

Marijuana Decriminalization a Racial Justice Victory in Philadelphia

Philadelphia will soon become the largest US city where you can have marijuana and smoke it too — at least without going to jail. Rather than arrest, …

U.S. airstrikes hit ISIS inside Syria for first time

American jets began bombing ISIS targets in Syria early Tuesday, raising U.S. involvement in the war-torn country and sending a forceful message to the terror group.<p>The airstrikes focused on the ISIS stronghold of Raqqa, a U.S. official told CNN, though other locations were hit as well.<p>At least 20 …

'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.': Can Lucy Lawless' mercenary Isabelle Hartley be trusted?

When <i>Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.</i> returns for its second season, Director Coulson will have to reach out to some unsavory types in order to keep the …

Comics

Raw: Anti-war Protesters Disrupt Senate Hearing

Protest

The Female Face of Poverty

Fifty years after the War on Poverty began, millions of women are still struggling to get by.<p>Let me state the obvious: I have never lived on the brink. I’ve never been in foreclosure, never applied for food stamps, never had to choose between feeding my children or paying the rent, and never feared …

Percentage of Americans lacking insurance drops in January

The percentage of Americans who say they lack health insurance ticked down slightly in January, according to new data that appear to reflect the first effects of President<p>Obama’s health law.<p>Gallup, which has regularly tracked Americans' insurance status, reported Thursday that the share without any …

Health Care

Coming to a Post Office Near You: Loans You Can Trust?

The poor pay more.<p>According to a report put out this week by the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) of the U.S. Postal Service, about 68 million Americans -- more than a quarter of all households -- have no checking or savings account and are underserved by the banking system. Collectively, …

MedStar faces tensions with community clinics over primary-care expansion in District

Officials at local community health clinics such as Mary’s Center in Adams Morgan are concerned as MedStar Health, a $4.2 billion nonprofit health-care system, expands into the areas they serve. Those clinics are worried they’ll lose their best-paying patients and be left with more uninsured …

Bacteria From Bees' Bellies May Fight Persistent Pathogens

You'll catch more bugs with honey<p>Within the past decade, antibiotic resistance has become a critical issue for global health. More and more strains of bacteria have grown tolerant of the typical methods used to kill them, limiting doctors' treatment arsenal and putting the health of patients at …

USA TODAY

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Netflix to Join ‘Internet Slowdown’ Protest Over Net Neutrality

FCC Chair­man Tom Wheel­er’s pro­pos­al for new rules has sparked a ma­jor back­lash be­cause it would al­low pro­viders to charge sites for spe­cial …