Nicole Clark

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IMF funding, IRS guidelines collide

Republican tea party forces and the International Monetary Fund collided in the final bargaining over the omnibus spending bill this past week. Neither won — but the standoff speaks volumes about American politics.<p>Republican business allies like the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and a long line of …

Judge: N.C. abortion ultrasound law illegal

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina law requiring women who want an abortion to have an ultrasound and then have a medical provider describe the image to them is a violation of constitutional free-speech rights, a federal judge ruled Friday.<p>U.S. District Judge Catherine Eagles ruled that …

Bitterly cold weather returning, but don't call it a 'polar vortex,' meteorologists plead

Temperatures are set to drop again in the Midwest and Northeast starting Sunday, a forecast that already is prompting the return of the phrase “polar vortex” -- widely used to describe the blast of cold air that chilled the U.S. earlier this month. But while the Upper Midwest, Great Lakes and the …

Clashes in Turkey as internet censorship protests turn violent

Riot police in Istanbul used water canon as crowds demonstrated against a draft bill that would increase controls over the internet.<p>The draft, which would enable mass surveillance of internet users, is due to be debated in Turkey’s parliament in the coming days.<p>Protesters chanted anti-government …

'Living suicide bomb' rejoins al-Qaida after Saudi deprogramming

Ahmed al-Shayea was known as the "living suicide bomb" – the young Saudi driver of a fuel tanker bomb in Iraq who survived to renounce violence and warn his countrymen of the dangers of jihad.<p>In the process he became Saudi Arabia's poster boy for a high-profile jihadi de-programming initiative …

BBC 'turned blind eye' to Savile sex offences on up to 1,000 boys and girls

Corporation will be subject of damning review by Dame Janet Smith in which she will say BBC chiefs knew about crimes, but took no action<p>Jimmy Savile abused up to 1,000 children on BBC premises, a new report will claim.<p>An inquiry led by Dame Janet Smith, a former court of appeal judge, is expected …

China cracks down on illegal sex-determination clinics

Chinese authorities have cracked down on a gang that offered illegal sex determination services to women, a procedure that is often tied to sex-selective abortions, China's health ministry has said.<p>Authorities have arrested 10 people, according to the ministry. One of the gang's leaders, Wang …

What I learned from a week on food stamps: Paul Ryan couldn’t be any more wrong

<b>Paul Ryan (Reuters/Jose Luis Magaua)</b><p>Republicans have their sights set on food-stamp cuts that would devastate lower-income Americans<p>Sarah Gray<p>January 19, 2014 1:00pm (UTC)<p>This piece has been corrected since it was first published.<p>“Can I help you with something?” said a pleasant English-accented …

Leahy: Holder will face tough questions

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy said on Sunday he expects Attorney General Eric Holder to face some tough questions from both the left and the right when he appears before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Jan. 29.<p>“We’re going to ask Holder a lot of questions,” the Vermont …

Intelligence chair: NSA leaker Edward Snowden may have had Russian help

Russia may have helped the former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden to reveal details of surveillance programmes and escape US authorities last year, the chairman of the House intelligence committee claimed on Sunday.<p>Mike Rogers, a Republican representative from Michigan, …