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US officials rule out Israel peace deal before Obama leaves office

US president says Middle East peace deal is unrealistic in final months in office, officials admit ahead of Netanyahu visit<p>Barack Obama has made a “realistic assessment” that a peace deal between Israelis and Palestinians is not possible during his final months in office, US officials have said.<p>The …

Israel

The countries that don’t exist

There really is a secret world of hidden independent nations, with their own populations, governments – and football leagues. In fact, you’ve almost certainly visited one without realising.<p>When I first see Nick Middleton, he is surrounded by globes and atlases showing the most exotic places on the …

United Nations

Astronomers Have Spotted Something Very, Very Strange Surrounding A Distant Star

Since its first light in 2009, the Kepler Space Telescope has been scanning the cosmos in search of habitable worlds beyond our Solar System. During …

Bernie Blew It: He Sold Out Instead of Confronting Clinton

Bernie blew it. By embracing rather than confronting Hillary Clinton, Sen. Sanders fell into the trap of sellout mainstream politics, improving his personal brand as an appealing but ultimately non-threatening advocate for the downtrodden while studiously avoiding any suggestion that the …

Parsing The Latest Presidential Campaign Finance Data

The latest campaign fundraising totals give a glimpse at which presidential campaigns are sure-footed, and which are faltering. NPR's Peter Overby and Domenico Montanaro explain the latest numbers.<p>Transcript<p>SCOTT SIMON, HOST:<p>There are primaries, and there is the money primary. Candidates for …

Alabama license office closures alarms voting rights advocates ahead of 2016

Governor says office closures are cost-cutting measures but opponents say they are an effort toward disenfranchisement that harkens back to state’s painful past<p>A series of recent government maneuvers in Alabama may prevent some citizens from voting across large swathes of the state, particularly in …

Right To Vote

Here Comes the Berniebro

Look, there is a systemic crisis occurring. On Facebook.<p>The Berniebro is #FeelingtheBern.<p>The Berniebro is posting a video on his Facebook wall: You really have to watch this. Bernie Sanders says things that no other candidate would ever consider. These are real policy proposals that just might …

Middle-class

Here's where all the 2016 candidates stand in the money race

The US' crowded field of presidential candidates recently submitted to the Federal Election Commission mandatory reports of their campaigns' financial situations for the third quarter of 2015.<p>Business Insider analyzed two of the most important numbers in the reports: the amount raised by each …

Government

Bill Maher pressures Bernie Sanders on how to pay for 'socialist' measures

The comedian, political commentator and talkshow host Bill Maher put Bernie Sanders under pressure on Friday night, over how the candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination would pay for his “socialist” agenda for the nation.<p>Donald Trump: Bernie Sanders is 'the next step' – even 'worse' …

Middle-class

Bernie Sanders Refuses Donation From CEO Who Raised Drug Price

He won't meet with Martin Shkreli, either.<p>Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) declined to accept a maximum campaign donation from the CEO of a company that increased the price of a drug used by HIV and AIDS patients by hundreds of dollars, choosing instead to donate the money to a Washington health …

Middle-class

Bernie Sanders Explains How Taxing The Rich Will Pay For His Policies

But he admits it could take more than higher contributions from the top 1 percent alone.<p>Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is adamant that only wealthy Americans will need to pay higher taxes to fund his proposals for expanding government social programs.<p>Bill Maher, who interviewed Sanders on HBO’s “Real …