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Clinton surrogate to demand Sanders release medical records

But hours later, after this report provoked widespread criticism, her campaign distanced itself from David Brock’s planned tactics.<p>A top surrogate for Hillary Clinton is prepping a new attack in an intensifying and increasingly personal war against rival Bernie Sanders — calling on the 74-year-old …

California's Drought Spurs Unexpected Effect: Eco-Friendly Development

The drought in California has gone on so long, and is so severe, that it's beginning to change the way people are designing residential communities — in unexpected ways, and unexpected places.<p>Planning is under way, for instance, for one of the first eco-friendly communities in California's …

Seven charged over escape of Chapo Guzman

Seven prison officials have been charged over the escape of the world's most powerful drug lord from a high security prison a week ago<p>Mexican prosecutors have charged seven prison officials with assisting in the escape of Joaquin "Chapo" Guzman – the world's most wanted drug lord.<p>The seven were …

Norwegian mass killer admitted into university program

Anders Behring Breivik, the convicted Norwegian killer, has been admitted to the University of Oslo’s political science program, the university’s rector said Friday.<p>Breivik, 36, is a right-wing extremist serving 21 years in prison for killing 77 people in a politically motivated bomb-and-gun …

Americans sharply divided on same-sex marriage after supreme court ruling

Supreme court's gay marriage ruling: a day of elation, but decades of activism<p>Read more<p>The supreme court’s ruling last month legalising same-sex marriage nationwide has left Americans sharply divided, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll that suggests support for gay unions may be down …

Vladimir Putin orders creation of new reservist force

Russia's president has called for a new reserve military force of 5,000 men, as tensions with the West continue<p>Vladimir Putin has ordered the creation of a new military reserve force as part of steps to improve military readiness amid continuing tensions with the West.<p>The plan, which is described …

Navy sailor becomes 5th victim to die after Tennessee shooting

Investigators probe for a motive behind Mohammad Youssef Abdulazeez’s shooting spree that left four Marines and a Navy sailor dead in Tennessee.<p>Investigators probe for a motive behind Mohammad Youssef Abdulazeez’s shooting spree that left four Marines and a Navy sailor dead in Tennessee.<p>By Adam …

Confederate Flag Rally Tests a Diminished Ku Klux Klan

U.S. news<p>The Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan calls itself the largest Klan group in America. But it doesn't take much these days to claim that mark.<p>The Knights, who on Saturday will rally at the steps of the South Carolina Capitol to protest the removal of the Confederate battle flag, …

Ex-envoy: Iran deal bad for Israel, U.S. and world

<b>(CNN) —</b> If you scan the headlines, you may have seen that I've written a new book, "Ally: My Journey Across the American-Israeli Divide." Clearly, it has touched a nerve.<p>This is hardly surprising. The book is out precisely when the United States looks poised to sign a nuclear deal with Iran -- a …

Confederate flag has new meaning for many Southerners since Charleston slayings

Times are changing in the hearts of Dixie.<p>On Wednesday, Alabama Gov. Robert J. Bentley, a Republican, became the first Southern governor to use his executive power to remove four Confederate banners from a monument on the Capitol grounds. It was the latest step in the search for a safe spot between …

U.S. announces new deployment to fight Islamic State

President Obama says 450 more troops are headed to join the fight in Iraq.<p>President Barack Obama is sending hundreds more troops to beef up the fight against the Islamic State and to help Iraqi forces reclaim the city of Ramadi from the terrorist group, the White House announced Wednesday. The …

What Motivates Terrorists?

It’s an important question. But is it the best one to be asking?<p>One of the most frequently asked questions about terrorism is also the most intractable. Why? Why do they do it? Why do people join terrorist groups and participate in acts of terrorism?<p>There are as many answers to this question as …