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Undercover soldiers 'killed unarmed civilians in Belfast'

<b>Soldiers from an undercover unit used by the British army in Northern Ireland killed unarmed civilians, former members have told BBC One's Panorama.</b><p>Speaking publicly for the first time, the ex-members of the Military Reaction Force (MRF), which was disbanded in 1973, said they had been tasked with …

Northern Ireland

Occupy Wall Street buys $15 million of Americans' medical debt

An Occupy Wall Street spin-off group has bought up $14.7 million worth of Americans' personal medical debt and forgiven it over the last year as part of its Rolling Jubilee project, the group announced Monday.<p>The Rolling Jubilee project, organized by Occupy Wall Street's Strike Debt group, has so …

Ireland to hold referendum on gay marriage

Vote on whether to allow same-sex-couples to legally marry in Republic to be held in mid-2015, says Irish government<p>Ireland is to hold a referendum in mid-2015 on whether to allow same-sex marriage, the Republic's government has said.<p>The decision, announced on Tuesday, is a victory for the deputy …

Montana's Northern Cheyenne tribe fighting to secure voting rights

Mark Wandering Medicine has sacrificed more than most for his country. He served six years in the US marines, fought through the bloodiest years of the Vietnam war and almost lost a leg when his scouting unit was ambushed near the North Vietnamese border in 1972.<p>Since he returned home to the …

Why Many Americans Are Averse to Unironic Expressions of Patriotism

Pat Sajak, longtime host of <i>Wheel of Fortune</i>, recently taped an episode featuring contestants drawn from active-duty members of the United States military. Observing their dedication, patriotism, and willingness to serve and sacrifice, he was moved to voice his concerns about a divide he perceives …

I was sold by Mum and Dad to make images of child abuse

One of Raven Kaliana's earliest memories is being taken to a family portrait studio by her parents, at around the age of four. The studio was in the basement of a department store in a town 50 miles from their home. Once they had arrived, they waited for another couple to arrive with their own …

Brazil: Rio police charged over torture and death of missing favela man

Ten police in Rio de Janeiro have been charged with the torture and killing of a resident of the city's biggest favela in a case that has highlighted anger about extrajudicial killings.<p>For more than two months, Amarildo de Souza was simply classified as "missing", but the suspicious circumstances …

More Than 21 Hours Later, Ted Cruz Has Been Cut Off

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, rose to speak on the Sen­ate floor at 2:41 p.m. on Tues­day. He stood up in op­pos­i­tion to Obama­care, he said. And he said …

Fights erupt at Apple iPhone launch in California

At least two arrests were made in Pasadena when a ploy to get homeless people to queue up for the new iPhones went spectacularly wrong.<p>An overnight campout for the new iPhone became chaotic when two men were arrested for fighting outside an Apple Store in California, and a man's plan to hire …

California

The Insane, True Costs of Raising a Family in America's Major Metros

Pope's Reform Path: Francis Shakes Up Church Establishment

It appears Pope Francis truly wants to change the Catholic Church. He's reforming the Vatican Bank first, but he's also circumventing the old guard …

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BMI sues Pandora, calling radio station purchase a 'stunt'

A day after Pandora purchased a radio station in an effort to pay artists less in royalty fees, the organization that collects license fees for songwriters and composers filed a lawsuit asking a federal judge to step in. Broadcast Music Inc., better known as BMI, filed suit in the U.S. Southern …

Lucas And Spielberg Predict “Massive Implosion” Of Hollywood Caused By Tech Industry

George Lucas and Steven Spielberg aren’t so bullish on the future of the film industry. At a talk at USC, the pair agreed that it’s on track to have a “massive implosion”. At the core of their argument: there just isn’t enough time in the day for consumers to support all the films released in …

NSA collecting phone records of millions of Verizon customers daily

The National Security Agency is currently collecting the telephone records of millions of US customers of Verizon, one of America's largest telecoms …

Public Atheist Monument Going Up Near Courthouse In Starke, Florida, Is Country's First

A small city in heavily Christian northern Florida is about to become home to the first public monument in the United States dedicated to atheism.<p>Florida members of American Atheists, a national advocacy group, plan to erect a 1,500-pound granite display in front of the Bradford County Courthouse …

The Skagit River Bridge and our Transportation Priorities

<b>By Mara Gross of Portland, Oregon.</b> Mara is the Interim Executive Director of the Coalition for a Livable Future, an organization that unites a …

How America's 2-Tiered Education System Is Perpetuating Inequality

And how online courses might only exacerbate the problem<p>In 2006, Amherst College made a decision that administrators at some other schools considered radical. The critics said it would dent the value of the school's degree, or force it to "lower its standards." The school's then-president pushed …

Flickr Gets A Huge Revamp With Hi-Res Image-Filled UI, New Android App, And 1TB Of Free Storage

The new Flickr is live.<p>Smack-dab in the middle of Yahoo-Tumblr aqcuisition day, Yahoo is holding a major press event here in NYC. But announcements coming out of this event aren’t related to Tumblr as much as Flickr, the photo-sharing database and social network acquired by Yahoo in March of 2005 …

Millennials Are Driving Less, but What Happens as They Get Older?

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>It is unquestionably true that Americans are driving less today than we did just a few years ago. …

NTSB recommends lowering blood alcohol level that constitutes drunken driving

WASHINGTON – The National Transportation Safety Board voted to recommend to states that they lower the blood-alcohol content that constitutes drunken driving.<p>Currently, all 50 states have set a BAC level of .08, reflecting the percentage of alcohol, by volume, in the blood. If a driver is found to …