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By Cynthia Kelly-Yildirim | A collection of the latest political and science articles, curated by Cynthia Yildirim through Flipboard.

The U.S. Just Released Thousands of JFK Assassination Documents. Here's What They Say

(BOSTON) — The public is getting a look at thousands of secret government files related to President John F. Kennedy’s assassination, but hundreds of …

JFK Assassination

Diwali at White House: 'Greatly value my very strong relationship with PM Modi,' says US Prez Trump

In a first, US President Donald Trump continued a tradition started by his predecessor Barack Obama and lit a diya to celebrated Diwali at the White …

Donald Trump

Hillary Clinton Says Threats of War With North Korea Are 'Dangerous and Short-Sighted'

(SEOUL) – Former U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said on Wednesday that “cavalier” threats to start war on the Korean peninsula are …

North Korea

Analysis of 141 hours of cable news reveals how mass killers are really portrayed

Less than 12 hours after the news of the Las Vegas shooting broke, the sheriff in charge of investigating it described the gunman as a “lone wolf.”<p>In short order, that terminology was denounced as a proxy for white privilege.<p>Shaun King writing for The Intercept, said that the language perpetuates a …

Wolves

The Politics Of Tax Reform: 101

President Trump and congressional Republicans are ramping up their push to pass tax reform. What, exactly, “reform” means is still an open question; …

Equality

US-backed forces celebrate fall of IS 'capital,' Raqqa

BEIRUT (AP) — U.S.-backed Syrian forces celebrated in the devastated streets of Raqqa on Tuesday after gaining control of the northern city that once was the heart of the Islamic State's self-styled caliphate, dealing a major defeat to the extremist group that has seen its territory shrink ever …

Islamic State (ISIS)

Federal judge blocks Trump’s third travel ban

A federal judge on Tuesday largely blocked the Trump administration from implementing the latest version of the president’s controversial travel ban, setting up yet another legal showdown on the extent of the executive branch’s powers when it comes to setting immigration policy.<p>The decision from …

Immigration

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Senate Republicans are on the cusp of passing a bill that will eliminate hundreds of billions of dollars worth of health funding, destabilize …

Health Care

The Mystery of Spain’s Perpetual Jobs Problem

It was welcome news Friday when Europe’s economies reported higher-than-expected growth. The region, after all, has had to deal with rolling debt crises, terrorist attacks, an influx of refugees and migrants, and the possibility that Britain may vote to leave the European Union.<p>Then there is Spain. …

Economics

Spain’s reforms point the way for southern Europe

Bullish againSpain’s reforms point the way for southern Europe<p>ON A back road in the Llobregat valley west of Barcelona, amid a jumble of old …

Economics

Caribbean Islands Battered by One Hurricane Are Bracing for the Next

CODRINGTON, Antigua and Barbuda — Paul De Windt abandoned his home and holed up in his office with his family and pet cat on the island of St. Martin to wait out the fury of Hurricane Irma.<p>Days later, his house is uninhabitable, at least 10 people have died on the island, water and power have been …

Weather

Hurricane Irma will be 'devastating' to US - Fema head

<b>Hurricane Irma will "devastate" either Florida or neighbouring states, the head of the US federal emergency agency has said.</b><p>Brock Long said parts of Florida would be without power for days. Half a million people in the state have been ordered to leave their homes.<p>Hurricane Irma has left a trail of …

Weather

Mexico earthquake: Rescue efforts continue as death toll rises

<b>The race to rescue those trapped in the rubble continues, nearly 48 hours after a powerful earthquake struck off Mexico's southern coast.</b><p>The 8.1 magnitude quake left at least 65 people dead, according to officials.<p>Another 200 people were injured, President Enrique Peña Nieto said, as he declared a …

Enrique Peña Nieto

How the Chinese Government Became the World’s Hacking Superpower

Behind China’s rise to become the most feared hacking power on the internet.<p>In January of 2010, Google made a shocking announcement: The Chinese government had broken into its systems to steal sensitive data.<p>This was the first time an American company had the guts to publicly stand up and point the …

Security

China's Global Charm Offensive

In one year alone, 450 million social media posts — roughly one in six — were fabricated in China. This is part of one of the most impactful global …

China

US Arrests Chinese Man Involved With Sakula Malware Used in OPM and Anthem Hacks

The FBI has arrested a Chinese national on accusations of distributing and infecting US companies with the Sakula malware, the same malware used in …

Cybersecurity

Utah nurse claims police assault after she refused patient blood sample

(Reuters) - A nurse at a Utah hospital was assaulted by a police officer last month after declining to allow him to obtain a sample of an unconscious patient's blood because he had neither a warrant nor the patient's consent, media reported.<p>Prosecutors in Utah will consider criminal charges against …

Russian nuclear bombers fly near North Korea in rare show of force

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian nuclear-capable strategic bombers have flown a rare mission around the Korean peninsula at the same time as the United States and South Korea conduct joint military exercises that have infuriated Pyongyang.<p>A Russian TU-95 bomber flies over around southern part of Japan in …

North Korea

Next target Guam, North Korea says

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Estimated 30,000 to 40,000 homes destroyed in Houston area

Thousands of people likely remain stranded, and an estimated 30,000 to 40,000 homes have been destroyed in the Houston area as Hurricane Harvey, now …

Jet Ski-riding heroes reunite with Houston grandparents they rescued

An elderly couple from Texas were reunited with a pair of Jet Ski-riding heroes who helped them to escape from their flooded home in north Houston …

Rising floodwaters overwhelm rescue efforts in Houston

Rescue efforts under way in Houston as Tropical Storm Harvey brings catastrophic flooding to southern US state of Texas.<p>Devastating floods in the southern US city of Houston forced thousands to flee their homes and overwhelmed rescuers who could not keep up with constant calls for help.<p>The …

Justice Department opens civil rights investigation into Charlottesville crash

The Justice Department has opened up a federal investigation into the deadly events in at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., on …

Horror and hate in Charlottesville

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Clashes between “alt-right” white nationalists and counter-protesters turned this Virginia college town into a battlefield on …

Australian bride-to-be shot dead by US police after 911 call

<b>An Australian woman has been killed by a US police officer responding to a 911 call in Minneapolis.</b><p>The Minnesota Department of Public Safety said police responded to "a call of possible assault" when "at one point an officer fired their weapon, fatally striking a woman".<p>Officials said the officers' …

Policing

Guatemala orders arrest of ex-ambassador to US in graft case

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — A Guatemalan judge issued arrest warrants Friday for a former ambassador to the United States and another top ex-official in …

Ecuador suspends work on flood-control wall opposed by Peru

In the 1990s, territorial disputes led to a three-year war between the two countries<p>LIMA, July 13 (Reuters) - Ecuador has suspended construction of a …

Latin America

India set to crown candidate with Hindu nationalist roots as next president

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Indian lawmakers are set to elect the country’s next president, drawn from the main Hindu nationalist group, in a vote on Monday, tightening the control of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s right-wing associates on positions of power.<p>Ram Nath Kovind, nominated presidential …

India

Trump Wants Authority to Build New Bases in Iraq, Syria

The White House has issued a statement this week calling on Congress to grant President Trump unilateral legal authority to open new military bases …

War