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Democrats and Republicans agree--regime change is out of fashion

Whatever happened to regime change?<p>Not long ago, Republicans and Democrats alike thought one of the best ways to repair the broken parts of the world was to replace dictatorships with democracies. George W. Bush was expansive, proclaiming a "freedom agenda" that he hoped would transform the entire …

Middle East

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Accidentally Killed Someone

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department killed a man earlier this week, mistaking him for an …

Two Days Later, World Vision Reverses Policy That Allowed Hiring Of Gays

World Vision U.S. changed course on Wednesday, saying it would return to its policy of not hiring Christians in gay marriages.<p>The Washington-state-based charity caused an uproar among its supporters when it announced on Monday that based on the changes many churches were making, it would allow the …

Climate change threatens to bring eradicated viruses back from the dead

Scientists revive a frozen 30,000-year-old giant Siberian virus<p>All it took was a single sample of frozen Siberian soil for an international collaboration of researchers to discover, and revive, a new type of "giant virus" — a virus whose unusually large size means scientists can spot it through a …

FLOTUS goes big on label changes

The Obama administration has unveiled the most sweeping update to nutrition labeling on food packages in more than two decades — and Americans are in for a reality check about how many calories and how much sugar they are consuming.<p>What’s considered a serving size would get larger, the type used to …

Food industry under siege

First lady Michelle Obama’s move to limit junk food marketing in schools and revamp nutrition labels is just the latest salvo in an intensifying battle royale with the food industry.<p>The Obama administration — arguably the most active on food policy in the past century — has issued a slew of new …

Hundreds of foods in US contain 'ADA' plastics chemical, report finds

Nearly 500 foods found on grocery store shelves in the United States, including many foods labeled as "healthy," contain a potentially hazardous industrial plastics chemical, according to a report issued Thursday by a health research and advocacy group.<p>Azodicarbonamide, also known as ADA, was found …

U.S. Calls Out Gay-Rights Violators Around the World

The United States is put­ting nearly 80 coun­tries on no­tice: If you take away the rights of mem­bers of the LGBT com­munity, there are …

Rights & Freedoms

Big Business to Arizona: Gay Discrimination Bill Bad for Economy

Apple, American Airlines and Marriott delivered a message to Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer on Monday: State legislation allowing companies to discriminate against gays on religious grounds would be bad for business.<p>The conservative Republican governor is facing growing pressure over the bill, which the …

American Airlines

New Rules Would Curb How Kids Are Sold Junk Food At School

If you want to teach kids to adopt healthier eating habits, it's probably unwise to give them coupons for fast food chains at school.<p>And those advertisements for sugary sodas on the gymnasium scoreboard? Seems like another mixed message schools are sending kids.<p>That's why the White House and U.S. …

Babies’ Skinny Moment: Obesity in Little Ones Drops 43 Percent

Obesity in children age 2-5 has dropped 43 percent in the last decade, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control. Way to raise the …

China's toxic air pollution resembles nuclear winter, say scientists

Chinese scientists have warned that the country's toxic air pollution is now so bad that it resembles a nuclear winter, slowing photosynthesis in plants – and potentially wreaking havoc on the country's food supply.<p>Beijing and broad swaths of six northern provinces have spent the past week …

Volcanoes May Be Slowing Down Climate Change

Small volcanic eruptions might be part of the reason why the pace of global warming hasn’t kept up with previous predictions, a new study published …

Childhood Obesity Dropped Significantly Over a Decade — As Did Food Security

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p><i>The New York Times</i> reports a "stunning" finding on childhood obesity: between 2003-2004 and …

Gays in Uganda 'At Risk' After Tabloid Publishes List

Gay individuals and those who were said to be gay in a Uganda tabloid report today could be "at risk in their local community," according to a human …

Associated Press News

China stresses rule of law in reform of age-old petitions system

Petitioning in China dates back to imperial times, with the courts being seen as inaccessible by ordinary people, who often use the method to draw the attention of officials to local disputes, ranging from corruption to land grabs.<p>Local and provincial officials often resort to threats and violence, …

Solitary Confinement Costs $78K Per Inmate And Should Be Curbed, Critics Say

Former prisoners spoke about the effects of solitary confinement Tuesday, in a congressional hearing aimed at banning the treatment for some inmates. The federal push to reduce solitary confinement is being led by Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., who calls it "a human rights issue we can't ignore."<p>Inmates …

Majority of Americans now support gay marriage, survey finds

The survey on attitudes towards lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people comes as U.S. lawmakers and courts are increasingly allowing same-sex couples to wed.<p>Some 53 percent of the 4,509 Americans surveyed by the Public Religion Research Institute said they supported gay marriage, up from 32 …

Flood Of Gay Marriage Cases Releasing Stream Of Federal Rulings

A federal judge in Virginia struck down that state's voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage this week. It's just the latest in a string of similar rulings in conservative states, and it indicates that the strategy for winning marriage equality in federal courts is moving faster than many had …

Bill Nye Scolds GOP Congresswoman on Global Warming

Bill Nye “The Science Guy” told Republican Representative Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee to stop questioning the facts behind climate change on Sunday …

Associated Press News

John Kerry Calls Climate Change a 'Weapon of Mass Destruction'

Secretary of State John Kerry today spoke in stark terms about the dangers of climate change and compared those who deny it is happening to people …

Climate