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This graphic shows how America's partisan divide grew

“The exponential increase in non-cooperation shows no indication of slowing,” researchers say.<p>The tea party and Southern Democrats aren’t to blame for recent partisan discord in Congress, according to a new quantitative analysis of the House of Representatives’ legislative activity.<p>Using roll call …

Tea Party

Homeland Security to Open Satellite Cyber Office in Silicon Valley

The Department of Homeland Security says it will open a satellite office in Silicon Valley to better collaborate with tech companies in the fight against cyberattacks. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson made the announcement Tuesday in an address at the RSA Conference in San Francisco. RSA is …

Silicon Valley

Bloody battle for Iraq develops into a war on two fronts

A struggle for control of Iraq is taking place on two fronts, each with a starkly different balance of power<p>The one skill that almost every <b>Iraqi</b> civilian learns is how to flee quickly.<p>This week, it was the turn of the people of Ramadi to escape in their thousands as gunmen from the <b>Islamic State of</b> …

Sleep Apnea May Speed Memory Loss, Alzheimer's Onset: Study

Sleep apnea may hasten memory and thinking declines, leading to earlier diagnoses of mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s disease, suggests a study released Thursday.<p>Patients with sleep apnea were, on average, diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) nearly 10 years earlier than those …

Sleep

A recently completed Bergen-Belsen documentary shows the Nazis' paths to persecution

About 70 years ago, near the end of the World War II, troops from the British 11th Armored Division, along with journalists and cameramen, entered a sprawling fenced-off complex of buildings near the small town of Bergen in northern Germany.<p>They had walked into the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. …

Alfred Hitchcock

Corker tries to thread needle on Iran bill

He is seeking to balance concessions he makes.<p>As he moves forward this week with legislation that could undermine an agreement on Iran’s nuclear program, Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker is seeking to balance concessions he makes to Democrats with Republican demands for strict …

Obama Administration

The FDA’s phony nutrition science: How Big Food and Agriculture trumps real science — and why the government allows it

Sugar and corn syrup have been pumped into the food chain, causing a dramatic increase in illnesses. Here’s why<p><i>Lie: The U.S. Department of Agriculture Knows What Should Be on Your Plate</i><p>You know by now that sugar has been pumped into the food chain over the last fifty years, especially in the form …

Nutrition