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Most Americans think US should 'mind its own business' abroad, survey finds

A majority of Americans believe the US plays a less important and powerful role in the world than it did 10 years ago, according to a long-running study that found that most people now believe America should “mind its own business internationally”.<p>It is the first time the survey of US foreign …

Walmart’s Black Thanksgiving Woes

“We don’t call it Black Friday, we call it Black Thanksgiving,” said Michael Ahlef, 22, a Walmart cashier who said he was willing to risk arrest at a …

Another HealthCare.gov delay announced

WASHINGTON — Small businesses will not be able to enroll online in the new health insurance exchanges until November 2014, the Obama administration announced Wednesday.<p>Online enrollment was originally slated to begin this month. However, businesses may continue to sign up for the Small Business …

If You Had One Year to Live, How Would You Spend It?

Not many people would choose to spend the last days of their life translating a book that describes the agonies of a dying man, but the renowned …

Iran and US ease decades of hostility with landmark nuclear deal

President Barack Obama and Iran's Supreme Leader praise Geneva deal as an important first step<p>Decades of bitter confrontation between Iran and America began to ease on Sunday when the leaders of both countries praised a landmark agreement designed to rein in Tehran’s nuclear ambitions.<p>The two …

People-Powered Social Revolution in Israel Promotes Rights of Same-Sex Families

Legislators react. They don’t enact. A politician who declares a revolution is actually just announcing the phenomenon that he seeks to legislate can …

Obama to meet with insurance CEOs

President Obama has scheduled a meeting Friday with health insurance industry CEOs, a day after announcing a plan to address Americans who have had policies canceled under the new health care law.<p>Obama, facing criticism even from fellow Democrats over problems with the health care law, said …

China to loosen one-child policy and abolish labour camps

China has pledged to loosen its one-child policy and end a controversial "re-education through labour" programme, state media reported on Friday, days after the conclusion of a meeting of top Communist party leaders in Beijing.<p>Under the new policy, couples in which one member is an only child will …

Legendary Documentarian Frederick Wiseman Shows Us How Berkeley Works

Fred Wiseman, the godfather of documentary filmmaking, has turned his attention to the public university system and fears he may have stumbled upon …

Apple Rumor Mill Again Heats Up With Reports Of Big-Screen iPhones

Every few months a report surfaces that Apple is working on developing a larger-screen iPhone. This time the source is <i>Bloomberg</i>, and the report is that not one, but two such phones are likely in development. Both are slated for release as soon with next year’s iPhone refresh, perhaps in September …

Iran nuclear talks: US 'not stupid' - John Kerry

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1027000/1027019_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534431004_5285715cc0889f6e22b7b1d93efef120<p><b>US Secretary of State John Kerry has said that Washington continues to be sceptical about Iran's willingness to roll back its nuclear programme.</b><p>"We …

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Obama Supports a $10 Minimum Wage Proposal in the Senate

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The Senate Democratic leadership plans to introduce a bill that could raise the minimum wage as high …

FDA moves toward banning trans fats

Trans fats, long a source of controversy for being linked to health problems, may be getting kicked out of the American food supply.<p>The FDA announced Thursday that there is no safe level of partially hydrogenated oils. The move — unusually bold for an agency that typically leaves additive safety to …

CIA Contractor Testimony Could Undermine Obama on Benghazi

Rep. Devin Nunes has kept his powder dry for more than a year when it comes to Benghazi. On Wednesday, however, he made it known to House Speaker …

Maine Congressman and Gubernatorial Candidate Comes Out as Gay

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Maine Representative Mike Michaud, who is currently the Democratic candidate for governor of the …

Obama signs order to create climate change task force, may give fed overreaching authority

Through the stroke of the pen, President Obama on Friday used his executive powers to elevate and take control of climate change policies in an attempt to streamline sustainability initiatives – and potentially skirt legislative oversight and push a federal agenda on states.<p>The executive order …

Three Great Men Died That Day: JFK, C.S. Lewis, and Aldous Huxley

Do you remember what you were doing the day Aldous Huxley died? Or C.S. Lewis? You don’t think so? Well, the odds are that if you were old enough to …

Supreme Court to hear case on separating church and state

WASHINGTON — When Susan Galloway, who is Jewish, and Linda Stephens, an atheist, complained about the Christian prayers at town board meetings in Greece, N.Y., they were told they could "leave the room or just not listen," Galloway said.<p>"We felt like outcasts," Galloway said. "We are not …

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Ex-NSA man Edward Snowden gets web job in Russia

<b>NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has found a new job, his lawyer says.</b><p>The former US spy agency contractor will work for a major private website in Russia, where he was granted asylum after fleeing the United States.<p>"Edward starts work in November," his lawyer Anatoly Kucherena told the Russian news …

America is Not the Next Greece

It’s still the Golden Age of Deficit Reduction. Thanks to the government shutdown, the final tally for the government’s operations in September—the …

NSA oversight dismissed as 'illusory' as anger intensifies in Europe and beyond

The Obama administration's international surveillance crisis deepened on Monday as representatives from a Latin American human rights panel told US diplomats that oversight of the programs was "illusory".<p>Members of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, an arm of the Organization of …

Starbucks Launches @Tweetacoffee: Send Coffee Through Twitter Now

Treating a friend to a 380-calorie grande pumpkin spice latte can now be done in less than 140 characters. Yes, you can now send a Starbucks coffee …

Report claims US had Merkel's phone monitored since 2002

A new report claims that the United States has been monitoring German Chancellor Angela Merkel's phone since 2002 and alleges that the German leader's mobile phone number had been present on a special surveillance list used by the National Security Agency as late as this past June.<p>The report was …

Obama Can’t Blame the Republicans This Time

Leading up to Election Day 2008, candidate Barack Obama declared, “We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of …

Obama administration clarifies dates related to health care rollout

<i>Editor’s note: This story has been edited to correct information about the health care deadline. The White House says March 31 has always been the intended deadline to sign up for health care to avoid a tax penalty.</i><p>The White House reaffirmed a key deadline in the health reform law Wednesday, saying …

The Essential Guide To Writing Amazing, Quite Clickable Email Subject Lines

Your path to a better subject lines: Make them super searchable, readily actionable, and possibly edible.<p>When we talk about how to get better at email, we tend to dwell in the body text, which, as we’ve learned, needs to be clearly purposeful, easy to reply to, and, ideally, no more than five …