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Employment Non-Discrimination Act Passes Senate Committee

WASHINGTON -- LGBT rights advocates chalked up a win on Wednesday as a Senate committee passed the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, a bill that would ban workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.<p>The Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions passed …

Synthetic Drug 'Bath Salts' Trumps Methamphetamine In Addictiveness, Study Finds

The infamous drug bath salts, which rose to notoriety the last year, now has some even stronger evidence to its mighty addictiveness. A new study finds that the active ingredient in the drug trumps even the most addictive substances we know, namely methamphetamine. The study, using rats who became …

Five Mind-Blowing Charts on the War on Pot

Thanks to the citizens of Colorado and Washington, the tide is turning in the War on Pot. But the true toll of marijuana prohibition has been little …

U.S. Blew $34 Million on Unused Afghan Facility Now Likely to Be Torn Down

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>In May 2010, military commanders decided that a proposed command center in Afghanistan's Helmand …

US offers Syrian rebels 'military support,' alleges Assad used chemical weapons

The United States and its allies have concluded that the government of Bashar Assad has used chemical weapons in Syria's protracted civil war, leading President Barack Obama to broaden aid — including military support — to opposition groups.<p>The intelligence community concluded with "high …

Poll: Americans' faith in Congress lower than all major institutions -- ever

Americans really, really, really don’t trust Congress.<p>That’s been born out in poll after poll, but a new number from Gallup shows that Americans currently have the least faith in Congress of any of the major institutions they’ve polled.<p>Ever.<p>That means that – since Gallup started the poll in 1973 – …