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Obama and Castro, side by side, both speak of human rights but sound discordant notes

Saying he hoped to bury a last vestige of the Cold War, President Obama held a historic meeting with Cuban President Raul Castro on Monday but acknowledged that issues of human rights and democracy remained "a powerful irritant" blocking better relations between the two countries.<p>On a day when the …

Military Spending

Pressure on Lynch to step aside in Clinton email probe

Loretta Lynch is on the edge of the spotlight, about to be dragged to the center.<p>If the FBI finds sufficient evidence to launch a criminal …

Donald Trump

99 Cent Gas May Be on Its Way

The International Energy Agency (IEA) February oil market report will put more downward pressure on crude prices just as the price of gasoline in …

Oil
U.S. Dept. of State

These nuns will get you high — as heaven

Holy smokes — these nuns are really working for a higher power!<p>The Sisters of the Valley in Merced, Calif., grow medicinal marijuana in their garage …

The video Hillary Clinton didn't want voters to see

Also in News<p>March 07, 2017 0 Comments<p>White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer briefs the press from the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room Monday …

'Barney Miller,' 'Godfather' actor Abe Vigoda dies at 94

Character actor Abe Vigoda, whose leathery, sunken-eyed face made him ideal for playing the over-the-hill detective Phil Fish in the 1970s TV series "Barney Miller" and the doomed Mafia soldier in "The Godfather," died Tuesday at age 94.<p>Vigoda's daughter, Carol Vigoda Fuchs, told The Associated …

North Africa

Russia reportedly names US as threat to national security for first time

Russia has named the U.S. as one of the threats to its national security in a new assessment signed by President Vladimir Putin on Thursday, according to a published report.<p>Reuters reported the document, “About the Strategy of National Security of Russian Federation,” replaces the 2009 version …

Growing number of law enforcement officials urging licensed owners to carry guns

A Texas police chief who warns President Barack Obama in a social media video that trying to disarm Americans would "cause a revolution in this country" is the latest law enforcement official to urge citizens to arm themselves in the wake of mass shootings.<p>Randy Kennedy, longtime chief in the small …

Guns

72 DHS Employees on Terrorist Watch List

At least 72 employees at the Department of Homeland Security are listed on the U.S. terrorist watch list, according to a Democratic lawmaker.<p>Rep. …

New Photos Show San Bernardino Terrorist Couple Entering America

Federal officials around the world today are urgently trying to track the elusive backgrounds of the newly-married parents/terrorists who killed 14 …

Willie Nelson on 30 Years of Farm Aid -- and Why He's More Passionate Than Ever About Legalizing Pot

It all began with a few words from Bob Dylan onstage at the Live Aid concert in July 1985, asking: Couldn’t some of the money raised go to help …

Farming

Pluto filled with 'spectacular colours' and varying terrain, Nasa's New Horizons mission reveals

Nasa's New Horizons spacecraft discovered towering ice mountains and ridges, rolling plains, and icebergs floating in lakes of frozen nitrogen<p>Pluto is a world of "spectacular" colours, dramatic surface features and dynamic geology, the first published results from a fly-by of the dwarf planet have …

India’s temples of sex

This extremely conservative country was once home to the world’s first sex treatise and the erotic art on display is perhaps more shocking now than when it was created.<p>In December 2013, India’s LGBT community suffered a severe setback as the country’s Supreme Court ruled homosexuality to be a …

Sculpture

Homo naledi: New species of human ancestor discovered in South Africa

<b>Rising Star Cave, South Africa (CNN) —</b> When an amateur caver and university geologist arrived at Lee Berger's house one night in late 2013 with a fragment of a fossil jawbone in hand, they broke out the beers and called National Geographic.<p>Berger, a professor at the University of the Witwatersrand …

South Africa

The best (and worst) ways to spot a liar

Forget body language or eye movements. There are much better ways to identify the deceitful.<p><i>This story is part of BBC Future’s “Best of 2015” list, our greatest hits of the year. Browse the full list.</i><p>-<p>Thomas Ormerod’s team of security officers faced a seemingly impossible task. At airports across …

Psychology

Drawing a blank: Devices from Clinton, aides wiped clean

Investigations into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server that held classified information -- as well as her inner circle's dealings -- are being hampered by revelations that their computer devices have been wiped clean or destroyed, despite the Democratic presidential candidate claiming …

U.S. Dept. of State

Divers recover $4.5M in gold coin off Florida beach

A team of treasure hunters scouring the waters off Florida last month recovered a $4.5 million bounty of gold coins – including several made for the king of Spain, Philip V, in the early 1700s, Florida Today reported.<p>The find – made July 30 and 31 off the coast of Vero Beach -- was announced …

Archaeology

Fidel Castro to US: You owe us millions

1 / 2<p>Fidel Castro marked his 89th birthday by insisting the United States owes Cuba "many millions of dollars" because of the half-century-old …

Cuba