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The Ferguson Area Is Even More Segregated Than You Probably Guessed

There's a startling degree of racial division in St. Louis County.

Breaking: The contraception mandate benefits women

New research reinforces what we already know: “Avoiding pregnancy is a key component of women’s health”<p>Today in shocking scientific findings: Women have the potential to "benefit greatly" from the Affordable Care Act's contraceptive coverage mandate. Surprise!<p>Researchers from the Penn State College …

4 reasons Darren Wilson’s defenders should think twice

<b>(AP)</b><p>I hope Mike Brown’s killer is charged appropriately. But it’s not because I hate cops. It’s because I crave justice<p>Tim Donovan<p>August 20, 2014 6:07pm (UTC)<p>"Not all cops are bad." If you're a liberal critic of the Missouri police's massive overreaction to the protests in Ferguson, Missouri, it's …

Everyone Who Wants To Destroy ISIS Needs To Know One Hard Truth

Just about everyone agrees that the world would be a better place without the brutal terrorist group known as ISIS (or Islamic State or ISIL).<p>On Wednesday, Barack Obama compared the group to a "cancer" whose spread must be contained and that the group "has no place in the 21st century." And …

Americans' Deep Racial Divide on Trusting the Police

It isn't just Ferguson—polling shows that black Americans are wary of law enforcement across the nation, while whites are more likely to trust officers.<p>“If you can find a single person in this community who trusts the police, that is like finding a four-leafed clover.”<p>“Everybody in this city has …

Obama urges action to halt Isis 'cancer' as UK steps up fight against jihadists

Barack Obama urged allies in the Middle East to join together in routing the "cancer" of Islamic State (Isis) a day after the jihadists released a video of the beheading of a US journalist.<p>As David Cameron acknowledged that the Isis fighter guilty of the "barbaric and brutal" murder of James Foley …

Pentagon weighs more troops to Iraq

The Pentagon is considering sending about 300 more troops to Iraq to enhance security for State Department facilities in Baghdad, a U.S. official told POLITICO Wednesday, bringing the total number of uniformed Americans there to about 1,000.<p>A decision is not “imminent,” the official said, as …

ISIS Has Been Taking Foreign Hostages Since The Very Beginning — And Getting Paid For Them

According to a June 2014 statement by Treasury undersecretary David S. Cohen, ransom payments are now second only to state sponsorship as a source of revenue for terrorist organizations, implying that kidnapping for profit is ahead of even private contributions, bank robbery, and other forms of …

Here's The Law That Might Protect The Missouri Cop Who Shot An Unarmed Teen

That law is almost certain to come into play in the case of Ferguson, Missouri police officer Darren Wilson, who shot an unarmed black 18-year-old named Michael Brown, the Daily Beast recently noted. Even though it's been 14 years, some of the major players in the Brown shooting were also involved …

The US Tried To Rescue Slain Journalist James Foley Earlier This Summer

The operation was unsuccessful, Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm. John Kirby said, because the hostages were not being held at the location where U.S. forces were dispatched.<p>"The United States attempted a rescue operation recently to free a number of American hostages held in Syria by the Islamic State …

Texas Governor Perry enters 'not guilty' plea to felony charges: newspaper

AUSTIN Texas (Reuters) - Texas Governor Rick Perry, a possible Republican candidate for the 2016 presidential race, has entered a not guilty plea to two felony counts of abuse of power, according to a legal document posted on Wednesday by a newspaper.<p>Texas Governor Rick Perry (C) enters the booking …

US special ops forces tried to rescue hostages in Syria but failed, officials say

The Obama administration sent U.S. troops to Syria recently to attempt to rescue hostages being held by Islamic State militants, including journalist James Foley, but failed to find them, the Pentagon said Wednesday.<p>Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Admiral John Kirby said in a statement that the …

U.S. troops tried to rescue Foley

American special operators attempted to rescue slain journalist James Foley and other hostages held in Syria earlier this year, but the mission failed because he and other captives weren’t where U.S. intelligence thought they’d be.<p>An administration official confirmed to POLITICO that Foley, who was …

Supreme Court blocks same-sex marriages in Virginia

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court blocked gay and lesbian couples from marrying in Virginia Wednesday as it edges closer to deciding whether same-sex marriage should be legalized nationwide.<p>The ruling puts on hold a federal appeals court's verdict last month striking down the state's ban on gay …

HUFFPOLLSTER: North Carolina's Senate Race Remains Competitive

<i>The North Carolina Senate race is close. Gallup finds a racial gap in views of the police. And four political scientists argue that presidential poll swings are largely the artifacts of who chooses to respond to surveys. This is HuffPollster for Wednesday, August 20, 2014.</i><p><b>FIRST SUFFOLK/USA TODAY</b> …

Female Inmates Should Soon Have This Basic Human Right Protected In California

Legislation sparked by a media report and a state audit that found female prisoners were being unlawfully sterilized in California's prisons heads to Gov. Jerry Brown's desk this week for the Democrat's signature. The worst allegations suggested that women were coerced into sterilizations.<p>The bill, …

Ecuador: Standard & Poor’s raises rating of market’s prodigal son | Financial Times

Print this page<p>Everyone loves the biblical story of the prodigal son. On Wednesday that tale received a touch of market realism when Standard & …

Mitt Romney Says Obama Is Doing A 'Good Deal Worse Than Even I Expected'

Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney told a crowd of supporters on Tuesday that President Barack Obama is doing a “good deal worse than even I expected.”<p>Romney, who lost to Obama by 126 electoral votes in 2012, made the comments in West Virginia, where he was campaigning for three …

California bill would let birth certificates reflect same-sex parents

(Reuters) - Birth certificates in California would be changed to more accurately reflect families in which parents are of the same gender under a bill passed by the legislature on Wednesday.<p>Jason Howe, 48, and Adrian Perez (L), 48, who were married in Spain, and again in California, hold their …

Liberia security forces quarantine Monrovia slum in effort to stop Ebola

Security forces deployed Wednesday to enforce a quarantine around a slum in the Liberian capital, stepping up the government's fight to stop the spread of Ebola and unnerving residents.<p>Liberia has the highest death toll of the four West African countries affected by the dreaded disease, and its …

Pure Storage, A Startup Worth $3 Billion, Snagged A 10-Year Google Veteran To Be Its New CFO

Riitters is a 10-year Google veteran who was mainly responsible for the company's overall financial and budgeting plans. He also headed Google's European financial operations and was CFO of its European Payments Business in the past.<p>"Riitters brings a wealth of experience to Pure Storage that will …