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8 Costly Flight Booking Mistakes You Make All the Time

Before you book your next flight, here's how to make sure you're getting the best deal.<p>Whether you travel for pleasure or for business, buying a …

Black Lives Matter Releases Policy Agenda

U.S. news<p>It has been nearly two years since the killing of Michael Brown Jr. by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, touched off outrage and a national movement to save black lives from state violence. Now, just days ahead of the anniversary of Brown’s death, a coalition of organizations that …

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Cruz slams Obama's foreign policy after Brussels attacks, says 'enough is enough'

Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz on Sunday took aim at President Obama's foreign policy in the wake of the Brussels terror bombings, calling the president's policies a "manifest disaster" and saying the U.S. "needs a commander in chief who will lead."<p>Cruz has specifically targeted …

How the Brussels Attacks May Reshape Europe

Calls for unity are unlikely to prevail over darker political and economic realities.<p>After Margaret Thatcher survived the Brighton Hotel bombing, some 30 years ago, the I.R.A. released a statement, which went as follows: “Today we were unlucky, but remember we only have to be lucky once—you will …

21 of the world's eeriest ghost towns

On Muslims, Democrats find an unlikely ally: George W. Bush

Taunted by Republicans to declare war on "radical Islamic terrorism," Democrats are turning to an unlikely ally: George W. Bush.<p>President Barack Obama, under pressure to be more aggressive on terrorism, regularly cites his predecessor's refusal to demonize Muslims or play into the notion of a clash …

A Plutocrat's Case for Raising the Minimum Wage

Nick Hanauer is on an unusual mission.<p>The Seattle-based tech entrepreneur Nick Hanauer was riding in a black Uber SUV to the private-jet terminal at Dulles International Airport, outside Washington, D.C., when I asked him whether he really thought his was the best face for the movement to raise the …

Gun Control

An Opposition Candidate Was Gunned Down Ahead Of Massively Important Elections

NEW YORK — A series of shots rang out as Luis Manuel Díaz stepped off the stage in Guarico State last week, jolting the crowd at the campaign rally. Some in the audience went into a panic as Díaz, a regional leader of the opposition Democratic Action party, fell to the ground, his clothes drenched …

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The Twin Cities have an ISIS problem

But the man, whom prosecutors identified as 19-year-old Hanad Musse, was hardly the only Twin Cities resident to face charges in recent months over suspected support of the extremist group.<p>There have been a string of ISIS-related arrests over roughly the past year.<p>Why Minneapolis? Authorities say …

Terrorism

Lesson for Donald Trump: border walls don’t work

Donald Trump might think that border walls are a great idea, but try telling that to the South American neighbors currently split apart by one.<p>In …

Inside Colombia and Venezuela's Border and Refugee Crisis

This Colombian frontier outpost normally hums with shoppers, money-changers and lines of vehicles snaking across the international bridge to …

How the GOP’s Religious Freedom Rhetoric Could Undermine the Party

If conservatives want to insist on the priority of rights, they shouldn't be surprised when they see their other goals slipping away.<p>Has anyone noticed that the further right Republican conservatives move, the further left their rhetoric becomes?<p>Consider the way current Republican contenders for …

Rights & Freedoms

A White Teen Was Killed By A Cop And No One Took To The Streets. Is That A Problem?

It was just after sunset on a muggy Friday evening earlier this month, and my wife and I were standing outside a Hardee's in Seneca, S.C. We were at a vigil for Zachary Hammond, a white teenager killed by a police officer during an attempted drug arrest in the restaurant's parking lot, three miles …

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Group With No Jihadi Experience Rehabs ISIS Recruit

An American citizen who pleaded guilty to supporting ISIS was ordered by a federal judge to leave jail—and go to a halfway home instead. That rehab …

K-pop against Kim: the radio broadcasts that have incensed North Korea

Buddhism, weather advice and music feature among programmes that sparked latest escalation of tensions between Seoul and Pyongyang. NK News reports<p>South and North Korea are engaged in a high-volume propaganda war, with the recent resumption of radio broadcasts across the demilitarised zone setting …

Millennials: More Government, Please

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Danish FM weighs into Swedish 'racist-plaster' debate

Denmark's foreign minister has stepped into a debate in Sweden on whether the lack of plasters in other colours than beige are upholding a racist "whiteness norm," saying he is "glad he doesn't live in Sweden".<p>The debate started when Paula Dahlberg, a blogger born in Colombia, argued on a radio …

Mike Huckabee threatens actual war on women … with troops to stop abortions

Mike Huckabee,US elections 2016,Republicans,US politics,Abortion,Planned Parenthood,US healthcare,US news,World news,Iowa<p>Republican: ‘I will not pretend there’s nothing we can do to stop this’<br>• Asked if he will use national guard or FBI, replies: ‘We’ll see’<p>If Mike Huckabee becomes president, he will …

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Microsoft reportedly investing in Uber at a $50 billion valuation

The deal could be seen as a hedge against Uber's growing competition with Google, also an investor<p>If it seems like Uber is working on another new round of funding, that is because Uber is always working on another new round of funding. <i>Bloomberg</i> and <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> are reporting that the …

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Ukraine's new police on charm offensive in Kiev

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Only a few months ago, Kiev residents would normally avoid the police if they could help it. The officer would be of no use on a …

10 Great Cheap Unlocked Smartphones for Travelers

If you don't have a smartphone that works overseas, we can kit you out with one for under $200.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn …