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All of the new features coming to your iPhone and iPad this fall

The update brings several new features to Apple's products, including the new Apple News app, a more powerful version of Siri, and better multitasking for the iPad.<p>Here's a full tour of iOS 9, complete with screenshots of every major feature.

Gay marriage declared legal across the US in historic supreme court ruling

Supreme court: gay marriage legal across the US – live updates<p>Read more<p>Same-sex marriages are now legal across the entirety of the United States after a historic supreme court ruling that declared attempts by conservative states to ban them unconstitutional.<p>In what may prove the most important …

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The unrealised American Dream

Last week’s gruesome shooting in Charleston, South Carolina, in the United States, at one of the nation’s most renowned African-American …

Black History

Items recovered from NY cabin in hunt for escaped murderers

America's prison guards are the 'ugly stepchildren' of the criminal justice system

Poor pay and low hiring standards in America's prisons make guards more susceptible to corruption than others in the justice system, experts have told Business Insider.<p>America's correction officers do tough and dangerous jobs with little compensation, recognition, or hope for advancement.<p>Guards …

Strident Obama says gun control laws will change

Obama told US mayors in San Francisco that change would come one day, as he took on detractors who accused him of politicizing the deaths of nine black worshippers in South Carolina.<p>Describing gun crime as a crisis that "tears at the fabric of a community" and "costs this country dearly," Obama …

White America is complicit: Charleston, Dylann Roof and the country’s real race war

<b>(AP/Lexington County (S.C.) Detention Center)</b><p>Questioning the motivations of the Charleston shooter is worse than obtuse. It is itself an act of violence<p>Kali Holloway<p>June 20, 2015 11:00am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>In so many ways, the story of Dylann Roof, the shooting …

Charleston church massacre suspect: NRA executive suggests pastor to blame for deaths

NRA board member Charles Cotton claims the mass shooting was the fault of the slain pastor for opposing concealed law which permitted carrying guns in church<p>A National Rifle Association executive in Texas has come under fire for suggesting that a <b>South Carolina</b> lawmaker and pastor slain with eight …

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Fox News and the NRA are ill: “The gun rights people have been deceptive in using these incidents for their own benefit”

A gun-control expert says look out for big lies which always follow a mass shooting — and we’ve seen them already<p>It is with disappointment that Firmin DeBrabander, a philosopher at the Maryland Institute College of Art, spoke with us about the Charleston shooting that claimed nine lives in a …

What Racist Skinheads in Prison Think About Dylann Roof

The alleged South Carolina church shooter has very few fans, but at least some racist inmates are ready to idolize him for killing nine people on Wednesday.<p>The church massacre in Charleston, South Carolina, on Wednesday serves as a chilling testament to the racism and hatred that still exists in …

HILLARY: It's time for some 'hard truths' on guns

"In order to make sense of it, we have to be honest," Clinton said, according to multiple reports. "We have to face hard truths about race, violence, guns, and division."<p>Clinton, the Democratic front-runner for president in 2016, made the comments while addressing the National Association of Latino …

Fox News Twists Itself In Knots To Find An Explanation Other Than Racism For Charleston Shooting

Analysts on Fox News floated the theory on Thursday that the shooting at a historically black church in Charleston, South Carolina, on Wednesday night was motivated by religious animosity toward Christians, rather than by racism.<p>Host Steve Doocy suggested on "Fox & Friends" that religion was the …

Texas policeman suspended after pulling gun on unarmed black teens at pool party

A Dallas-area policeman has been placed on administrative leave after a video surfaced on social media that showed him throwing a bathing-suit clad girl to the ground and drawing a gun on other teens at a pool-party disturbance, officials said on Sunday.<p>"This video has raised concerns that are …

Governor: 2 inmates must have taken days to pull off escape

DANNEMORA, N.Y. (AP) — Two murderers who used power tools to escape from prison must have taken days to cut through steel walls and pipes and break …

Inmate who is 'eating the jail' costs Cook County $1 million in health care

Lamont Cathey was a promising Chicago basketball prospect, a dominating 6-8 center who had the potential to play at a Division II college until he was arrested and charged in the theft of money from a pizzeria safe more than a year ago.<p>Unable to post a $5,000 cash bond, the West Englewood …

White America’s Waco insanity: The shocking realities it ignores about racism & violence

The response to the Twin Peaks shootout says everything you need to know about how white privilege really works<p>Malcolm X, the famed Civil Rights leader and minister of the Nation of Islam, would have turned 90 years old this week. While America annually marks the significance of the life of Dr. …

Mexican town besieged by rival gangs, as police and army stand aside

They arrived carrying rifles, machetes and sticks, their faces covered with ski masks and scarves.<p>About 300 armed civilians poured into the small town of Chilapa, in the troubled state of Guerrero, on the afternoon of May 9, a Saturday, hitting people and breaking into their houses in a seemingly …

1 biker has posted $1-million bond; Waco court strained by arrests

The legal aftermath of the deadly biker shootout in Waco, Texas, Wednesday continued to grow complicated as the first person to be charged in the violence prepared to be released after posting $1-million bond.<p>Nine men were shot to death and 18 people were injured Sunday inside and outside the Twin …

What we know, don't know about Freddie Gray's arrest

<b>(CNN) —</b> New information released Thursday adds complexity, and even more questions, to the already confusing picture of what happened to Freddie Gray after his arrest.<p>The transport van that carried Gray made a previously unknown stop along its route from where he was arrested to the police station. …

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The #1 Best Exercises For Men According to 8 Trainers

<b></b>The #1 Best Exercises For Men According to 8 TrainersAlthough we all have preferences when it comes to choosing our favorite way to get fit, whether …

Jordan Spieth wins Masters at 21 with record-tying score

Jordan Spieth tapped in his final putt to cap off a record performance and bent over in relief. He just as easily could have been taking a bow.<p>This was a Masters for the ages.<p>Not since Tiger Woods in 1997 has a 21-year-old faced so little stress while making a mockery of par in a major. Not since …

Ian Millhiser’s exposé of the Supreme Court, Injustices, reviewed.

In America at the dawn of the 20th century, 25,000 little boys spent 10 hours a day in the living hell known as a coal mine. Charged with pulling …

Brown v. Board of Education

South Carolina officer charged with murdering black man as he fled

A South Carolina police officer was charged with murder in the shooting death of an unarmed black man after authorities obtained a video that showed him unleash a volley of gunfire while the victim ran away, officials said.<p>North Charleston Police Officer Michael Thomas Slager was charged Tuesday in …

Rubio fundraiser seeking $10 billion federal contract

Sen. Marco Rubio attended a fundraising event Monday night at the home of a major Florida shipbuilder who is competing for a multibillion dollar contract from the Coast Guard, an agency Rubio helps to oversee as the chairman of a key Senate subcommittee.<p>The event was at the Panama City home of …

Boston Marathon Bombing: Trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Goes to the Jury

It was the last chance for prosecutors and defense attorneys to address the jury.<p>In court on Monday, both sides gave their closing arguments in the …

The Best Biceps Exercises With a Curl Bar - Secret Tips to Gain Muscle Mass

Adding a couple extra inches to your biceps is a quick way to stretch out your sleeves to keep them from hanging limply off your body. Strong arms …

Everything The White House Told You About Bowe Bergdahl Was Wrong

His release was supposed to be the political masterstroke in the last days of the war. But the war is still going, and Bergdahl is going to court.<p>In …

Bali Suitcase Murder: Heather Mack Returns to Prison with Newborn Daughter

With her newborn daughter wrapped in a purple sarong, Heather Mack, the Chicago teenager on trial for the grisly murder of her mother at an upscale …

US ordered to release photos of army abuse of detainees

A US federal judge has ruled that Washington must release photographs showing abuse of detainees in Iraq and Afghanistan, in a longstanding court case on letting the world see potentially disturbing images of how the military treated prisoners.<p>US District Judge Alvin Hellerstein's decree on Friday …