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7 Resources to Improve Your Programming Skills

Programming used to be a tedious (and expensive) task to learn. But in the last few years, a great number of cloud-based tools and organizations have …

This anti-gay movie is true evil: What are Rand Paul and Mike Huckabee doing in the vile “documentary” “Light Wins”?

<b>(AP/Reuters/Reed Saxon/Joe Skipper/Lindsay Douglas via Shutterstock/Salon)</b><p>“Light Wins” is 2015’s most bigoted, dishonest and disgusting film. Doesn’t matter to two GOP presidential hopefuls<p>Edwin Lyngar<p>April 27, 2015 6:16pm (UTC)<p>“Prayer, God and his commandments were kicked out of the classroom …

George W. Bush just sharply criticized Obama for the first time

According to multiple reports on a closed-door Saturday event with Jewish donors, Bush offered his harshest public assessment of President Barack Obama's foreign policy.<p>Bloomberg's Josh Rogin reported that Bush said Obama had caused the US to "retreat" around the world and that Obama had charted …

5 Things to Look for in the Same-Sex Marriage Arguments

Tuesday the Supreme Court will hear oral argument on the constitutionality of bans on same-sex marriage. Oral argument in the Supreme Court can be opaque, especially for those who aren't well versed in the legal issues at stake or the precedents likely to be considered. During oral argument, the …

Cops are the terrorists in our neighborhood: On Freddie Gray, another victim of police brutality

<b>(AP/Patrick Semansky)</b><p>Where I live, the consequences of misunderstanding a cop could be death. Here’s what young black kids need to know<p>D. Watkins<p>April 23, 2015 9:58am (UTC)<p>GD is a high-energy guy, always turned to max. Happy or sad he’s bouncing off walls and jumping up and down and down and up, …

The Case for Legalizing Medical Cannabis for Kids

Par­ents like Schaef­fer are caught in an epic di­lemma: Keep their chil­dren on strong phar­ma­ceut­ic­als that only mar­gin­ally help—while …

Secret Service took months to replace alarm system at HW Bush's home, report finds

The Secret Service took more than a year to replace an alarm system at the Texas home of former President George H.W. Bush, according to a watchdog report released Thursday.<p>The Department of Homeland Security's inspector general report said the 20-year-old alarm system stopped working in September …

Vulnerable Voting Machine Raises Questions About Election Security

Computer security experts have warned for years that some voting machines are vulnerable to attack. And this week, in Virginia, the state Board of Elections decided to impose an immediate ban on touchscreen voting machines used in 20 percent of the state's precincts, because of newly discovered …

Everyone at the Secret Service wants to know who's leaking damaging stories to the Washington Post

For months, the agency charged with protecting the president has been rocked by revelations of alleged misconduct. These incidents have fueled a congressional investigation and led to the resignation of former Secret Service Director Julia Pierson last October.<p>With scrutiny mounting, the normally …

Texas set to allow college students to carry concealed weapons on campus

The Texas senate is poised to approve a bill that would allow the state’s college students to carry concealed handguns on campus.<p>The measure, known as Senate Bill 11, is expected to pass a final vote on Thursday after overwhelmingly clearing its first procedural hurdle on Wednesday. If passed and …

Cotton: 'No regrets' on Iran letter

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Sen. Tom Cotton said he has "no regrets at all" about his controversial letter to Iranian leaders warning them that any nuclear deal they reach with President Barack Obama could be modified or abandoned by a future president and must be approved by Congress.<p>"In fact, if the …

White House lawn temporarily locked down

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Three men were arrested and charged with unlawful entry between Sunday and Monday after crossing onto unauthorized grounds near the White House.<p>The Secret Service temporarily locked down the White House's North Lawn on Monday morning after a man entered entered a pedestrian gate …

The Secret Service will start testing drones near the White House

The Secret Service has just announced that it'll conduct a series of drone tests in typically flight restricted areas in DC. Why? Well, the announcement was pretty vague, but it did come a month after an intelligence officer drunk-crashed a DJI Phantom drone on White House grounds in the middle of …

Conservative Defenders of Common Core Push Back

First Read<p>With Common Core set to be one of the political flashpoints in the race for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination and with it a topic at the upcoming CPAC conference (a Thursday panel is entitled “Common Core: Rotten to the Core”), conservative defenders of Common Core briefed …

Common Core

Net neutrality: FCC set to vote on new rules governing future of broadband

Top US regulator likely to announce plan to exert greatest power over cable industry in victory for supporters of free and open internet<p>The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) looks set to pass strict new rules to govern broadband internet in the US on Thursday, following one of the most …

Net Neutrality

Obama attacks Boehner on immigration reform

President Barack Obama is calling out John Boehner for not bringing comprehensive immigration reform up for a vote in the House last year.<p>“It’s very simple: The Republican Speaker of the House, John Boehner, refused to call the bill,” Obama said in response to a question at an immigration town hall …

Middle School Student Releases Viral Clip Defending Giuliani and Outlining the Reasons He Believes Obama Has a ‘Downright Hatred’ for America

As debate continues over former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani’s claim that he doesn’t believe President Barack Obama loves America, a 12-year-old kid from Georgia has released a now-viral video passionately defending Giuliani — and outlining the reasons that he believes the president has …

Brazen, brutal: 5 terror groups making headlines this month

<b>(CNN) —</b> The terror groups are getting more ruthless, their attacks more brazen.<p>Every few weeks, right when one extremist group is dominating the news with threats of attacks, along resurfaces another with a different, more harrowing claim.<p>Over the weekend, Al- Shabaab released a video urging its …

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UMass Amherst lifts ban on Iranian engineering students

<b>(CNN) —</b> The University of Massachusetts Amherst has lifted a controversial ban barring Iranian students from graduate science and engineering programs.<p>The university faced heavy backlash after it announced February 12 that students from Iran couldn't enroll in specific programs in the College of …

Racist letter on police stationery rants against black officers

<b>(CNN) —</b> An anonymous letter bitterly insulting African-American officers was recently found in mailboxes at a Connecticut police station.<p>It was written on official letterhead.<p>It starts out with the words "WHITE POWER" in capital letters. And it contains a line that reads, "These Black Officers …

Obama tells Muslims: don't let Isis hijack your religion and identity

Muslims in the US and around the world have a responsibility to fight the idea that terrorist groups like Islamic State speak for them, Barack Obama has declared in his most direct remarks yet about any link between Islam and violent extremism.<p>“We are not at war with Islam,” Obama said. “We are at …

Parents of Obese Children in Puerto Rico Could Face Fines of Up to $800

Parents in Puerto Rico will be fined up to $800 if their children are obese, if a bill currently being debated in the legislature is …

Obama says US has 'risen to the challenge' of fighting Ebola

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama heralded a "new phase in the fight" against Ebola on Wednesday and said progress against the outbreak in …

North Korea flaunts its 'cutting-edge' missiles

<b>(CNN) —</b> North Korea tested what it described as a new type of "cutting-edge" anti-ship missile with its leader Kim Jong Un pictured beaming at the launch, as shown in state media on Saturday.<p>But some analysts are saying North Korea's touted missiles appear to be Russian designs.<p>The announcement of …

Obama's body man shares his secrets

An exclusive interview with Reggie Love.<p>For about five years, it was Reggie Love’s duty to know everything about Barack Obama — and, at times, even more than the president knew about himself.<p>Love was that oddity in politics: the “body man” — part valet, part buddy, part whatever.<p>“Most of it is …