Greta M. Foster

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Reform To Mandatory Minimum Sentences Will Apply To Pending Cases, Attorney General Says

Building on his announcement last month that federal prosecutors would no longer charge some low-level drug offenders with offenses that carry harsh …

Brad Paisley On How ‘Accidental Racist’ Came Together, And The Fallacy Of The ‘Conversation About Race’

At New York Magazine, Jody Rosen has a long and revealing conversation with Brad Paisley about “Accidental Racist,” his collaboration with LL Cool J, …

Surprise! The Federal Government Just Did Something That Will Actually Address Climate Change

The Obama administration isn’t blinking as it moves to rein in the carbon pollution that causes climate change.<p>On Friday, the Environmental …

How Private Prison Firms Use Quotas To Fill Cells And Coffers

A record number of lawmakers may be calling for shorter sentences and less people in prison. But in the prison industry, contracts with states and …

Assault Weapon Used In 13-Person Chicago Shooting: ‘Miracle’ There Were No Fatalities

A mass shooting occurred Thursday night in Chicago. The shooting did not receive around-the-clock coverage on news networks, but two gunmen …

Oversight Democrats Slam Issa For Planning Secret Trip To Libya

Democratic members of the House Oversight Committee are not pleased with Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa’s attempts to take a fact-finding trip to Libya …

Obama Calls On Congress To Reconsider Gun Safety Measures In Aftermath Of Mass Shootings

Mass shootings in Washington Monday and Chicago Thursday prompted President Obama to revive the drumbeat for gun law reform again this week, urging …

Bangladeshi factory workers locked in on 19-hour shifts

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Global warming pause 'central' to IPCC climate report

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Climate Change

Obama in gun law plea after Washington Navy Yard deaths

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Apple Touch ID fingerprint tech 'broken', hackers say

<b>Hackers claim to have broken Apple's iPhone 5S Touch ID fingerprint recognition system just a day after the phone was launched.</b><p>Germany's Chaos Computer Club claims it "successfully bypassed the biometric security of Apple's Touch ID using easy everyday means".<p>By photographing a fingerprint left on …

Touch ID

Is 25 the new cut-off point for adulthood?

<b>New guidance for psychologists will acknowledge that adolescence now effectively runs up until the age of 25 for the purposes of treating young people. So is this the new cut-off point for adulthood?</b><p>"The idea that suddenly at 18 you're an adult just doesn't quite ring true," says child psychologist …

Teens

Philippines to charge rebel leader for siege

Philippine President Benigno Aquino has vowed to bring criminal charges against a rebel leader for a deadly two-week siege in the south of the country.<p>The president gave his statement on Sunday as a standoff continued between government soldiers and rebels in the city of Zamboanga, where troops …

Protests mark start of Egypt academic year

Protests marked the start of a new academic year in Egypt with several students being arrested for demonstrating against the army-backed government.<p>Sunday's rallies were held to protest against restrictions on political as well as campus freedoms, besides the return of military rule.<p>The …

Israeli soldier killed in Hebron shooting

An Israeli soldier has been killed in a shoot-out in the southern West Bank city of Hebron, Israeli police and army said.<p>The incident took place on Sunday close to the volatile Cave of the Patriarchs, which is considered holy to both Jews and Muslims.<p>"An Israel Defence Forces (IDF) soldier was …

South Swiss voters back ban on full-face veil

People in the southern Swiss canton of Ticino have voted to impose the country's first ban on full-face veils, following in the footsteps of French and Belgian restrictions that rights groups say discriminate against Muslims.<p>Almost two thirds of voters in the Italian-speaking region backed the ban …

Kenya forces mount assault to end mall siege

Heavy and sustained gunfire has been heard from the Nairobi mall where Somali group al-Shabab are holed up, holding an unknown number of civilians hostage.<p>Three al-Shabab fighters have been killed and ten soldiers wounded in the military operation to end the standoff and nearly all hostages have …

Pakistani Christians protest church attack

Pakistani Christians have protested across the country to demand better protection for their community after a pair of suicide bombers blew themselves up outside a historic church in Peshawar, killing more than 80 people and wounding at least 140 others.<p>Monday's protests in towns and cities …

Pope criticises focus on 'idol called money'

Pope Francis has criticised a global economic system that "idolised" money, saying it was behind suffering and unemployment as he visited the struggling Italian island of Sardinia.<p>Francis, at the start of a day-long trip to the Sardinian capital, Cagliari, put aside his prepared text at a meeting …

15 Amazing Book-Filled Bars Where We’d Like to Drink

You know what’s better than a night out? A night out with a book. Or, in the case of many of these fine establishments, a whole wall of books. After …

Books

Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet: Why is it so loved?

<b>Kahlil Gibran is said to be one of the world's bestselling poets, and his life has inspired a play touring the UK and the Middle East. But many critics have been lukewarm about his merits. Why, then, has his seminal work, The Prophet, struck such a chord with generations of readers?</b><p>Since it was …

Literature