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Senator Who Opposes Federal Minimum Wage Thinks A $700,000 Salary Is Just Fine For Himself

"You know, $700,000 in the scheme of things -- and of course it's all relative -- is a pretty reasonable compensation level."<p>Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) opposes a federal minimum wage, but thinks the $700,000-per-year payout he received from his own company was "pretty reasonable."<p>During an …

Middle-class

Here's Donald Trump's response to a man claiming Obama is Muslim

<i>This article is published in partnership with Time.com. The original version can be found here.</i><p>By Maya Rhodan @m_rhodan<p>Republican Presidential …

Isil jihadists seen with new advanced anti-aircraft missile

Chinese-made launcher said to have been supplied by Qatar against US wishes<p>An advanced surface-to-air missile believed to have been supplied to Syrian rebels by Qatar against American wishes has been filmed in the hands of Isil jihadists, raising the threat to allied operations in Iraq.<p>A militant …

American fights with Kurds against ISIS

CNN's Ivan Watson profiles an American solider fighting with a Kurdish militia against ISIS forces in Syria.

Iraqi Peshmerga soon to enter Kobani to fight ISIS

Kurdish fighters from Iraq will enter the besieged Syrian border city of Kobani soon to reinforce fellow Kurds who are defending against ISIS, a Peshmerga general told CNN on Tuesday.<p>"The Peshmerga have been ready for a few days, then had logistical problems, but they no longer do," Brig. Gen. …

2014: Does ISIS have chemical weapons?

Secretary of State John Kerry says reports that ISIS has gained access to chemical weapons are under investigation. Meanwhile, a new ISIS propaganda video was released Monday.

Iraqi peshmerga fighters head for Syria to fight Islamic State | Reuters

ARBIL Iraq/MURSITPINAR Turkey (Reuters) - Iraqi peshmerga fighters headed for the Syrian town of Kobani on Tuesday to help fellow Kurds repel an Islamic State advance that has defied U.S.-led air strikes and become an important test of the coalition’s ability to combat the Sunni insurgents.<p>Kobani, …

Iraqi Kurds head to fight militants in Syria

IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — A group of Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga troops arrived in Turkey early Wednesday and headed toward the border to help their Syrian …

Hostage 'news report' video says Islamic State close to taking Kobani

The battle for the Syrian city of Kobani took a grim new twist with the release of a video depicting a British journalist held captive by the<p>militantgroupIslamic Statedelivering a "news report" from the border town, predicting imminent defeat for the Kurdish defenders and mocking U.S.-led …

Islam

Film traces how Nouri al-Maliki's treatment of Iraqi Sunnis helped ISIS get stronger

When the foreign troops left Iraq at the end of 2011, the country was relatively peaceful.<p>But the Americans' departure opened a door for Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki — allowing him to give "way to his sectarian fears," and leading almost directly to the current crisis in the Middle East. That's …

Islamic State crisis: Peshmerga fighters head to Turkey

<b>A group of 150 Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga fighters have arrived in Turkey from where they plan to cross into Syria to battle Islamic State (IS) militants besieging the town of Kobane.</b><p>One contingent flew from Iraq to a south-eastern Turkish airport.<p>Another contingent, carrying weapons including …

Middle East

They would torture you: ISIS prisoner to CNN

The blindfolded prisoners are brought into the dank gray room, one by one, and begin to tell us their stories.<p>We're in a prison run by Kurdish militants here in northern Syria. The Kurds won't allow us to see the cells where the prisoners are being held. Their prisoners, they say, are members of …

Ebola & The Stock Market: Repercussions of Panic

The only thing spreading faster than Ebola these days is the fear of Ebola itself. The deadly virus, boasting a fatality rate of over 70%, has the ability to awaken an international panic. Fortunately the CDC and the newly appointed Ebola czar, Ron Klain, have more than enough resources to halt the …

Obama Rebukes State Ebola Quarantine Rules

President Barack Obama delivered an implicit rebuke to states that have imposed strict Ebola quarantine rules Tuesday, warning they could undermine …

Ebola outbreak: Get up to speed

The release of a Dallas nurses leaves only one Ebola patient still in the United States. Yet there's still a lot going on, in West Africa and beyond, related to the fight against the deadly virus.<p>Here's some of the latest:<p><b>WEST AFRICA DEVELOPMENTS</b><p><b>U.S. diplomat arrives in Liberia</b><p>Samantha Power, U.S. …

Everything You Need To Know About Ebola

In March, the World Health Organization reported 60 deaths in Guinea from the first Ebola outbreak in West Africa. In the intervening months, those initial infections grew into the worst Ebola epidemic in history: As of Oct. 23, there have been nearly 10,000 Ebola infections. The fatality rate for …

NJ Gov. Chris Christie to Ebola Quarantine Nurse: Go Ahead, Sue Me

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie practically dared a nurse to sue him for quarantining her even after she tested negative for Ebola. "Whatever. Get in line," the brash Republican said Tuesday during a campaign stop in Rhode Island. "I've been sued lots of times before. Get in line. I'm happy to take …

Disease

Execution in Texas comes as U.S. capital punishment drop | Reuters

AUSTIN Texas (Reuters) - Texas executed a convicted murderer on Tuesday and Missouri plans to put a man to death early Wednesday for killing a mother and children at a time when the number of executions in the United States is on pace to be the lowest in two decades.<p>Miguel Paredes died by lethal …

Army major general speaks to CNN from inside Ebola quarantine

They're just back from the Ebola hot zone, they can't have any physical contact with family or loved ones and their plastic forks are being burned after each use.<p>But American troops quarantined in Italy have good morale and are proud of their work against the "silent enemy" of Ebola, according to …