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Thousands of Syrian refugee children left in legal limbo

ZAWERGOSK, Iraq (AP) — Aria is stateless. Like thousands of other children born to Syrian refugees living in Iraq, the 10-month-old girl is beginning her life in legal limbo.<p>Some 240,000 refugees who fled the fighting in Syria now live in Iraq, where among many other hardships, they are often …

Immigration

Turkey to deliver body of Russian pilot to Moscow

The body of a Russian pilot who died after his plane was shot down by Turkish jets has been delivered to Turkey over the Syrian border and will be handed over to Russian officials on Sunday.<p>"The funeral proceedings have been carried out in line with his religious traditions with contributions from …

Middle East

Tamir Rice family attorneys want own experts to testify

CLEVELAND — Attorneys for the family of 12-year-old Tamir Rice, a black boy who was fatally shot by a white Cleveland police officer last year, have asked a prosecutor to allow their own use-of-force experts to testify before a grand jury.<p>It came as Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Tim McGinty released …

Cleveland Police
Middle East
Middle East

Could the Third Amendment be used to fight the surveillance state? | Ars Technica

California lawmaker proposes an unusual legal theory, but law profs are skeptical.<p>The Third Amendment to the United States Constitution is just 32 …

Surveillance

Turkish human rights lawyer shot dead during press conference

Tahir Elci was killed in Diyarbakir weeks after he said on television that the Kurdistan Workers’ Party, or PKK, was not a terrorist organisation<p>A prominent lawyer and human rights defender, who faced a criminal charge for supporting Kurdish rebels, has been killed in an attack in south-east Turkey …

Extremism

Paul has advice for Trump on his slip in the polls: Drop out

BOULDER, Colo. — Rand Paul has some words of advice for Donald Trump now that he’s dipped below Ben Carson in multiple polls.<p>“I think maybe he should get out of the race,” Paul said Wednesday during a news conference after he met with students at University of Colorado at Boulder for about 15 …

Rand Paul

CNBC to broadcast viewer reactions during debate

CNBC plans to use an interactive polling portal for Wednesday’s Republican presidential debate, giving viewers the chance to weigh in on candidates’ performances.<p>The cable network will stream Twitter reactions from "viewers, users and influencers" across the network's stock ticker and will poll …

Media Industry

Russia risks a repeat of doomed Afghan war in Syria, says EU foreign policy chief

Federica Mogherini urges Moscow to seek political solution before peace talks aimed at ending four-year conflict<p>Russia risks being trapped in another quagmire like Afghanistan unless it helps orchestrate a political transition in Syria, the EU foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini, has …

Geopolitics

Republican debate could be Jeb Bush’s chance to revive struggling campaign

Strategists agree the presumed frontrunner needs a strong performance to ward off looming presence of Donald Trump … and brother George W<p>Flailing. Imploding. On a “death spiral”.<p>They are but a few of the words used in recent weeks to describe the presidential campaign of Jeb Bush, who enters …

Government

Conservatives' Plan to Grow the Economy, Middle Class

Poll after poll reveals that the economy remains the number-one issue on voters' minds. A recent Gallup poll found that 86 percent of Americans say the economy will be extremely or very important in determining for whom they will vote for president. According to Gallup, it was the top issue by "a …

New Jersey

For sluggish Bush, some backers fret it may soon be too late

WASHINGTON (AP) — For months, Jeb Bush's campaign insisted it was too early.<p>To worry about the Republican presidential candidate's sluggish poll numbers. Or fret over the rise of unorthodox candidates Donald Trump and Ben Carson. Or question if the one-time front-runner was merely a pedestrian …

Government

Paul Ryan Could Be Next Speaker, But Hard-Liners Have A Big Decision To Make

<b>Updated 10:40 a.m. EST</b><p>Paul Ryan made it all but official Tuesday night.<p>He told his fellow Republicans he had returned from a 10-day recess visit home to Wisconsin with a new attitude toward being speaker of the House.<p>After weeks of being ostensibly uninterested and even hostile to the idea, Ryan …

Republicans

The Constitution Doesn’t Matter to SCOTUS (and That’s a Good Thing)

Justices publicly wail about their dissenting colleagues’ violations of the Founders’ principles. Yet it’s their own views that decide the majority …

Donald Trump

French give Hollande lowest approval rating this year | Reuters

PARIS (Reuters) - French President Francois Hollande and Prime Minister Manuel Valls have seen their approval ratings fall again this month, with Hollande’s hitting its lowest level this year, according to an Ifop poll released on Sunday.<p>French President Francois Hollande walks on the …

North Africa

German Mayoral Candidate Allegedly Stabbed Over Her Support For Migrants Wins Election

Henriette Reker was elected mayor of Cologne on Sunday, a day after she was stabbed during a campaign event.<p>A political candidate who police say was stabbed in the neck in Cologne, Germany, for her views in support of migrants and refugees coming to the country was elected mayor on Sunday.<p>Henriette …

Europe

Lawrence Lessig Withdraws 'Totally Stupid' Plan To Resign Presidency

Lawrence Lessig, a constitutional law professor seeking the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, has renounced a widely ridiculed campaign pledge in the hopes of reviving his struggling presidential bid.<p>Lessig said on HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher” Friday night that, if elected president, he …

Conscience
Government

20 historical sites that could disappear in your lifetime

Cultural heritage sites around the world are at risk, threatened by war, economic uncertainty and political insecurity.<p>But these sites are steeped in …

Bill Maher: Voting For Hillary Clinton Is Like Settling For Chicken Instead Of Fish

Bill Maher wants to make sure supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) vote for the eventual Democratic presidential nominee -- even if it turns out to be Hillary Clinton.<p>It’s as easy as eating an airplane meal with chicken when they are all out of fish, he said Friday on HBO’s “Real Time with …

Bernie Sanders
Rand Paul

A top Joe Biden adviser just sent this email laying out his potential campaign platform

Former US Sen. Ted Kaufman (D-Delaware) said in the email, first reported by The Associated Press, that Biden would make a "decision" soon and that he would run an "optimistic" and "from the heart" campaign.<p>Kaufman is Biden's former chief of staff and held Biden's Senate seat after he became vice …

Joe Biden

Socialist Bernie Sanders gets schooled on BASIC economics after launching this ignorant tweet

Every time <b>Bernie Sanders</b> opens his mouth to talk <b>economics</b> it becomes more apparent that he has no idea what he’s talking about.<p>On Thursday, Sanders …

Turkey shoots down unidentified drone near Syrian border

Sources suggest drone is of Russian origin but Ankara keen to avoid blaming Moscow as tensions simmer over airspace violations<p>A Turkish jet has shot down a drone that entered its airspace from Syria, sharply raising the stakes along its volatile southern border where Russian jets are continuing to …

Middle East

CNBC gives in to Donald Trump and Ben Carson's demand to shorten debate

The next Republican debate will be two hours, including commercials and opening and closing statements, after candidates threatened not to participate<p>Donald Trump has registered another victory after CNBC, the host of the next Republican presidential debate, caved to his demand for a shorter event …

Government

Whitehall admits to major security lapses over members of Cambridge spy ring

Report on Donald Maclean and Guy Burgess shows cover-up by Foreign Office after continuing communist sympathies of two defectors went unnoticed<p>Senior Whitehall officials privately admitted to extraordinary security lapses over two of Britain’s most notorious spies for the Soviet Union, and then …

Communist Party

Putin's Navy Sends a Shot Across Obama's Bow

Russia's attack on Syrian territory last week, using cruise missiles fired from the Caspian Sea, led to a fair amount of chuckling in the West, after …