Linda Brink

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47 Senators, Mainstreaming Hate and the Prospects for 2016

When the 45th president of the United States is sworn in, we will know two things for certain: that Barack Obama was an incredibly successful president, and that the GOP and right-wing lynching of Mr. Obama has nothing to do with his track record or any measure of common decency and everything to …

Broken on the Wheel

Filed 2:30 p.m.<p>03.12.2015<p>Feature<p>The gruesome 18th Century legal case that turned a famed philosopher into a crusader for the innocent.<p>O n the night …

Australia seeks to confirm reports teen carried out ISIS suicide attack

<b>(CNN) —</b> Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop says the government is seeking to confirm reports that an Australian teenager has carried out a suicide attack on behalf of ISIS in Iraq.<p>"I can confirm that the Australian government is currently seeking to independently verify reports that …

Nemtsov killing exposes cracks in Kremlin unity

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The killing of Russian opposition figure Boris Nemtsov within sight of the Kremlin has exposed rarely seen tensions between different camps inside President Vladimir Putin’s system of rule.<p>A portrait of Russian politician Boris Nemtsov is placed at the site where he was killed, …

Ferguson shootings: Two officers shot amid protests following police chief resignation

One officer was shot in the face and another in the shoulder causing serious injuries as a protest rally was dispersing, police say<p>Two police officers in the <b>US</b> flashpoint town of Ferguson were <b>shot early on Thursday during the latest protest</b>over the treatment of black people by the mainly white …

Wikipedia to file lawsuit against NSA and US Department of Justice

Jimmy Wales and co will be joined by Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International USA in a challenge against mass surveillance by the US government<p>Wikipedia will take legal action against the National Security Agency and the US Department of Justice challenging the government’s mass surveillance …

Democrats deplore Republican letter to Tehran on nuke talks

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats said Tuesday that the GOP letter about nuclear talks with Iran undercuts the U.S. at the negotiating table and …

South Asia

Nigerian female bomb suspect beaten to death by mob

<b>A mob beat a woman to death in the north-eastern Nigerian city of Bauchi in the belief that she was a suicide bomber, police and witnesses say.</b><p>The woman - said to be a teenager - was attacked when she refused to be screened at the entrance to a market. No explosives were found on her.<p>A series of …

Extremism