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How the US military spends its billions

In 2014, the US spent more on defense then the next 7 countries combined. So, where does the money go? We broke down the the 2015 Department of Defense budget request to find out.<p><i>Produced by Alex Kuzoian</i><p><b>Follow BI Video:</b>On Facebook


What ISIS Learned From the Cartels

Social media. Beheadings. Dogma. Empty promises. ISIS is copying the Mexican cartel playbook to a T, writes The Cartel author Don Winslow.<p>A bound man …

The single most effective way to get rich

Contrary to popular belief, you don't have to be an expert about personal finance to get rich.<p>You don't need to use fancy economic jargon or know this year's "hottest stock." You don't have to come from an affluent family, and you don't even have to earn a massive paycheck.<p>For most people, it all …


America's future lies in stuff the government already owns

But did you know that governments around the world also hold more than $75 trillion of public assets?<p>In nearly every country, the largest holder of wealth is not a large corporation or someone like Bill Gates, but the assets collectively held by the public.<p>In their new book, titled "The Public …


American parenting has been misguided for decades — but one state is finally turning for the better

These modern mantras have been seeping into parents' heads for the last several decades as the country's case of mean world syndrome— our alarmist belief the world is out to get us and our kids — continues to worsen.<p>But there might be hope.<p>Parents who let their children roam free will no longer be …


This Is How The Rest Of The World Drinks Iced Coffee

Cold brew coffee seems to be the caffeinated iced beverage of choice these days in the U.S. Starbucks has put it on its menu, and Dunkin’ Donuts has, too. And even though cold brew contains less caffeine than regular coffee, folks stateside are still reaching for it.<p>But that’s not true around the …


Rights group: Qatar making little progress on labor reforms

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Qatar is failing to deliver on reforms for its migrant workers a year after the wealthy Gulf nation announced plans to improve conditions for low-paid laborers building its highways, hotels, stadiums and skyscrapers, Amnesty International said Thursday.<p>In a new …

Rights & Freedoms

Bill Maher and Ayaan Hirsi Ali on how to convince liberals that Islamic extremism isn’t about diversity

“How do we get liberals to understand that <em>we</em> are the liberals in this debate?”<p>Anti-Muslim activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali sat down with Bill Maher on "Real Time" last night to discuss the inability of liberals to confront the radicalization of Islam.<p>Maher began by noting that when he invites …


The star from Division III: Ali Marpet leads NFL Draft's legion of invisible men

The Hobart lineman played for an obscure football program. But he has a shot at the big time this weekend<p>Buffalo Bills running back Fred Jackson has this obsession. He must find the other invisible men.<p>And so in the days before his team’s games he scours the opponent’s roster hoping to notice among …


It's easy to fake it at the craps table if you know these two bets

Craps can seem intimidating but it really isn't that hard to play. In fact, you only need to understand a few bets to get great odds and play like a pro.<p><i>Produced by Sara Silverstein and Sam Rega</i><p><b>Follow BI Video:</b>On Facebook


'Monsanto's Dream': Pro-GMO DARK Act Comes to Congress

The battle over genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, reached the U.S. capital on Wednesday when news broke that Kansas Republican Rep. Mike …


Serbians told: don't throw your hand grenades into the garbage | Reuters

BELGRADE (Reuters) - The Serbian government asked people on Tuesday not to dispose of hand grenades and other munitions in the garbage, hoping to minimize accidents as it imposes tighter controls over privately held weapons.<p>Hundreds of thousands of unregistered arms, many stashed away after the …

North Africa

Putin gives state medal to Chechnya leader who praised Nemtsov suspect

Russian president's spokesman says timing is coincidental following Ramzan Kadyrov's comments, as Mr Putin also awards medal to chief suspect in Litvinenko murder<p>Vladimir Putin awarded the leader of Chechnya with an “Order of Honour” on Monday, a day after Ramzan Kadyrov hailed a suspected killer …

Boycott Israel Movement Stunts the Palestinian Economy

A push to “boycott, divest and sanction” (BDS) Israeli companies has limited impact on the credit profile of Israel, yet it directly harms its intended beneficiaries, the Palestinians. The BDS movement, including universities, pension funds and leaders of some Christian denominations (to the …


Turkish police use water cannon on protesters denouncing 'Islamisation' of schools

Demonstrators clash with police in Izmir as concerns grow over growing influence of religion in Turkish schools<p>Turkish police have used water cannon to disperse scores of protesters in the western coastal city of Izmir who were boycotting schools over the growing influence of religion in the …

North Africa

End of OPEC is closer to reality

OPEC's dominant role in the global oil market is in serious jeopardy.<p>For nearly half a century, the oil cartel kept a tight check on prices, keeping them from falling too low or rising to unsustainably-high levels.<p>But OPEC's power is being challenged by the surge in North American oil …