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What Happens If Congress Can't Make A Deal On The Debt?

If you don't pay your electric bill on time, you'll probably get charged a buck or two in interest. As long as you pay off the balance in a reasonable amount of time, your lights will stay on.<p>So why is it such a big deal that the Treasury Department may soon be unable to pay all of its bills on …

The Awkward, All-American Marriage of Anti-Interventionism and Racism

Since the Civil War, Union rhetoric has justified military adventurism -- so it's no accident that neo-Confederates and nativists are often the loudest anti-imperial voices.<p>As a quasi-socialist lefty who believes in gun regulation and health care for all, it's been more than a little upsetting the …

Will we ever move beyond the notion that lighter skin is better?

In Brazil, there's a new diva on the mainstream block: Anitta, formerly the favelas' mistress of funk, now turned R&B pop star. She got her start singing gritty baile funk, or funk carioca, belting out songs rich with references to street life and gangsta glam.<p>Now, she has a record deal with Warner …

Discrimination claims dropping

The number of formal harassment and discrimination claims on Capitol Hill is dropping.<p>In fiscal 2012, 134 claims alleging harassment and discrimination based on race, gender, age and other factors were filed with the Office of Compliance — a little-known agency that serves as a watchdog for …

Are Blacks Names ‘Weird,’ or Are You Just Racist?

A Reddit thread has ignited a new debate over unconventional black names.<p>Reddit isn’t just a clearinghouse for interviews, animal pictures, and crazy …

John Kerry gives Syria week to hand over chemical weapons or face attack

The US secretary of state has said that President Bashar al-Assad has one week to hand over his entire stock of chemical weapons to avoid a military attack. But John Kerry added that he had no expectation that the Syrian leader would comply.<p>Kerry also said he had no doubt that Assad was responsible …

Lexus LF-NX Concept

Toyota's luxury division churns out a looker of a compact crossover.<p>More than a decade ago, Lexus turned the SUV world on its head when it introduced the segment-busting, car-based RX300. That luxury wagon helped popularize crossovers, and it was a huge success for Toyota’s upscale division. Now …

Divided G20 discusses Syria crisis in St Petersburg

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1007000/1007932_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524669263_46b3f2a8bd546f9962abbb855d1828d3<p><b>World leaders are locked in a divisive debate over Syria, at the end of the first day of the G20 summit in Russia.</b><p>Opening the summit, Russian …