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Guns Kill An Average Of 36 People Every Day, And The Nation Doesn't Even Blink

The nation was once again confronted with the horror of a deadly school shooting on Thursday, this time a massacre at a community college in Roseburg, Oregon. A gunman killed at least 10 people and wounded nine before police fatally shot him. It marked the 45th shooting on a school campus this …

Guns

GOP’s “bad black mother” myth: Meet the modern-day “welfare queens”

From Shanesha Taylor to Debra Harrell, the criminalization of black mothers continues — and it serves an agenda<p>The New York City Police Department arrived at Denise Stewart's Brooklyn apartment last week looking for a “disturbance.” They responded to a call that gave no apartment number and …

Putin signs Argentina nuclear deals on Latin America tour

<b>Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a series of agreements on nuclear energy in Argentina.</b><p>It came during his tour of Latin America aimed at increasing Russian influence in the region.<p>The nuclear agreements will see the Russian atomic energy corporation Rosatom get involved in the …

Russia

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Stokely Carmichael, A Philosopher Behind The Black Power Movement

Before he became famous — and infamous — for calling on black power for black people, Stokely Carmichael was better known as a rising young community organizer in the civil rights movement. The tall, handsome philosophy major from Howard University spent summers in the South, working with the …

Picking Apart Detroit To Make It Whole Again

Images of a fallen city have drawn national attention to Detroit. But the focus now is on how to remake Detroit into the grand city it once was.<p>Part of the recovery process is repairing the bankrupt city's blight.<p>There are an estimated 80,000 abandoned buildings scattered throughout Detroit. In …

Minnesota Republican Lawmaker Sends Racist Tweet About NBA Players

Pat Garofalo is a state representative.<p>"I was talking about the NBA's high arrest rate and that their punishment for positive drugs tests are weaker than other leagues," Garofalo said. "No intent beyond that. The culture among many pro athletes that they are above the law is the problem, not people …

Ukraine mobilizes after Putin's 'declaration of war'

KIEV/BALACLAVA, Ukraine (Reuters) - Ukraine mobilized for war on Sunday and Washington threatened to isolate Russia economically after President Vladimir Putin declared he had the right to invade his neighbor in Moscow’s biggest confrontation with the West since the Cold War.<p>“This is not a threat: …

Russia G8 status at risk over 'incredible act of aggression' in Crimea, says Kerry

• US, UK and France boycott preparations for Sochi summit • Allies ‘prepared to isolate Russia economically’ over Ukraine • Obama will speak to Cameron and other allied leaders • Obama’s 90-minute Putin call: no meeting of minds<p>Russia could be expelled from the G8 and face economic sanctions, …

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California city police 'sold impounded vehicles'

<b>The acting police chief and two officers in a rural California town have been removed from duty after being arrested and accused of selling vehicles seized from poor residents.</b><p>After a six-month inquiry, Monterey County officials also arrested an ex-King City police chief in the scheme.<p>The officers …

Corruption

Central African Republic: an overview

Central African Republic

Alabama House Set To Pass Bill That Could Ban Abortions For Women 6 Weeks Into Pregnancy

The Alabama House of Representatives is set to pass a quartet of pro-life bills that could effectively ban abortions for women who have been pregnant for six weeks.<p>In a statement provided to Business Insider Wednesday, Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard said he expected all four bills to pass.<p>"It …

Republicans

The “Dead Poets Society” takeover of America: How memes ate our politics

The movie doesn’t just undervalue English study — it shows how aesthetics have taken over our politics<p>If there's one memorable scene in "Dead Poets Society," it's the last one. Robin Williams as the disgraced English professor/guru Mr. Keating stands with mournful pride in the door of his classroom …

Even more targeted data in 2016 campaigns?

The next presidential election will be more grounded in data, analytics and mirco-targeting of voters than ever before, President Obama’s former …

At Ole Miss, a noose

OXFORD, Miss. — The FBI on Tuesday was helping investigate who tied a noose around the neck of a University of Mississippi statue of James Meredith, who, in 1962, became the first black student to enroll in the then all-white Southern college.<p>University police on Sunday morning found the rope noose …

26 Unbelievable Photos From The Battered Heart Of Ukraine

The European Union has called an extraordinary meeting of the bloc's 28 foreign ministers to discuss the ongoing crisis in Ukraine. Sanctions "against those responsible for violence and use of excessive force" are expected.<p>Anti-government protests in Ukraine reached their most violent point on …

Russia

Bill Clinton visiting Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Bill Clinton arrived in Haiti on Monday to shine a spotlight on some of the projects that his private foundation has supported to help the country recover from a devastating earthquake in 2010.<p>The former U.S. president began the visit with a tour at a solar-powered primary …

Bill Clinton Calls Out George W. Bush For Not Being on Twitter

On Monday evening, former President Bill Clinton tweeted a Presidents Day message for U.S. Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush, George H. W. Bush …

Activist detained in Sochi after shouting support for gay rights

SOCHI, Russia -- An Italian activist shouting "It's OK to be gay" and dressed in a rainbow-colored outfit and large headdress was detained Monday as …

200 Trapped In Abandoned South African Gold Mine

More than 200 illegal miners near Johannesburg, South Africa, are reportedly trapped underground in an abandoned gold mine with rescuers working frantically to save them.<p>"Approximately 30 people are trapped towards the top of the old shaft and the rest down a steep tunnel," emergency services …

Great Lakes are nearly frozen over

From the bridge of the U.S. Coast Guard cutter Mackinaw, northern Lake Huron looks like a vast, snow-covered field dotted with ice slabs as big as …

Lake Superior

Up To 2,000 Bodies Now Thought To Be Buried On University of Mississippi Land, Officials Say

University of Mississippi officials have updated the body count after a land survey uncovered 800 to 1,000 more graves on property slated to be developed on their medical center campus.<p>Up to 2,000 unmarked graves have been identified on the land, which is bisected by a roadway, officials said. The …

'I'm Michael Sam, I'm an American football player … and I'm gay'

A week ago, 24-year-old Michael Sam was a virtual unknown, except perhaps to fans of American college football, who might have recognised him as a defensive end on the University of Missouri's team, the Tigers. A good player, certainly, if not exceptional, and likely to join a professional National …