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WATCH: NFL players, coaches and owner take knees and lock arms at London game in defiance of Trump

Getting a jump on NFL games in the United States, players, coaches and one owner either took a knee or locked arms at a game being played at London’s …

Jacksonville Jaguars

Unrelenting water imperils Puerto Ricans

LOIZA, Puerto Rico—Spend a day wending down unpredictable country roads outside San Juan and the hurt Hurricane Maria inflicted on Puerto Rico …

Puerto Rico

Florida Gov. Scott’s office deleted all 4 calls for help from nursing home where 11 died after Irma

Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R)’s office said Friday that the frantic calls for help from a nursing home where 11 elderly patients died have been deleted …

Florida

Right-Wing 'Free Speech Week' at Berkeley Goes Down in Spectacular Flames

A four-day parade of right-wing speakers, events and appearances by “alt-right” icons like Steven Bannon and longtime far-right provocateurs …

UC Berkeley

The 7 Worst States In The Union To Get Caught With Cannabis

Sure, it’s easy enough to find out which states aren’t cannabis legal, even for medical, but which of these “dry” states have the most severe …

Cannabis

It's Nearly Impossible for Victims of Police Brutality to Get Justice

Three years after the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement rose to prominence in Ferguson, Mo., protests over a police killing of a black man have once …

Black Lives Matter

We Are Living in a World Where the President Merrily Tweets While the World Is on Fire

<i>It’s January 2025, and within days of entering the Oval Office, a new president already faces his first full-scale crisis abroad. Twenty-four years</i> …

War

In pictures: Hurricane Maria pummels Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico was slammed Wednesday by Hurricane Maria, a powerful Category 4 storm that has already pounded several islands in the Caribbean.<p>It is the strongest storm to make landfall in Puerto Rico in 85 years. It came ashore with sustained winds of 155 mph, knocking out power to the entire island. …

Caribbean

Masters of War: Senate Defense Budget Set to Exceed One Third of Global Military Spending

<i>Come you masters of war<br>You that build all the guns<br>You that build the death planes<br>You that build the big bombs<br>You that hide behind walls</i><i><br>You that hide</i> …

War

Why We Need a Universal Basic Income

As Labor Day approached this year, I awaited the lip service of Republicans praising “job creators” and business owners. I knew full well there was …

Equality

When Will Our Govt Stop Ignoring That Marijuana Is a Major Regulation Success Story?

Speaking recently at the Heritage Foundation, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said that the Justice Department is "reviewing" an Obama …

Cannabis

America Can't Quit Its Afghan War Addiction

Here we go again! Years after most Americans forgot about the longest warthis country ever fought, American soldiers are again being deployed to …

Afghanistan

Congress’ Gargantuan New Military Spending Bill Forks Over Unprecedented Sums to Israel and Ukraine

Buried deep in the text of the mammoth National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) is a gargantuan money dump into the Israeli defense industry, with …

John McCain

Ken Burns' New Vietnam War Series Teaches a Flawed, Misleading Lesson

The new film distorts what scholars, veterans and antiwar activists alike know about the war and its aftermath.When Karl Marlantes takes the screen …

Vietnam Veterans

Georgia Tech Student's Death Is Part of a Pattern of Recent Police Violence on College Campuses

A student at Georgia Tech University was shot and killed Sunday by a campus police officer outside of a dormitory building, sparking outcry and …

Policing

Medical Pot Use by Veterans Complicates Federal Job Prospects

Medical marijuana is legal in 29 states and the District of Columbia, and now a prominent conservative senator has weighed in on the drug’s promise …

Cannabis

Puerto Rico entirely without power as Hurricane Maria hammers island with force not seen in ‘modern history’

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Hurricane Maria raked across Puerto Rico on Wednesday as the most powerful storm to strike the island in more than 80 years, ripping roofs off buildings, filling homes with water and knocking out power to the entire population.<p>“Definitely Puerto Rico — when we can get …

Weather

MoA - "The Vietnam War" - Documentary Or Epic Of Fiction?

September 20, 2017<p>"The Vietnam War" - Documentary Or Epic Of Fiction?<p><i>Arte TV</i> yesterday showed the first parts of The Vietnam War by Ken Burns and …

Vietnam War

Terrifying videos show Hurricane Maria unleashing 150-mph winds and flooding on Puerto Rico

Hurricane Maria delivered a direct hit on Puerto Rico on Wednesday morning, as the category-4 hurricane hammered the island with winds in excess of …

Weather

St. Louis Police Ripped for 'Alarming,' Unconstitutional Treatment of Demonstrators

Members of law enforcement and civil libertarians were strongly critical of the tactics and behavior of the St Louis police department amid protests …

Policing

The 10 Biggest Companies That Do Not Engage in Workplace Drug Testing

For the past 35 or so years, millions of American workers have had to submit to a humiliating, privacy-invading procedure to get or keep a job: the …

Drug Test

Trump's Maniacal U.N. Address Has Set America on a Course with Cataclysm

For a red-state campaign rally, President Trump’s speech to the United Nations was a stirring package of moralistic rhetoric, nationalistic …

North Korea

Most lack basic knowledge to understand current events

When the public hears news of a travel ban proposed by Donald Trump being struck down in whole or in part by the courts, it should recognize the …

Freedom of Religion

‘Wow’: Dr. Oz leaves Fox & Friends horror-struck by springing pro-marijuana rant as segment ends

Mehmet Cengiz Öz, better known as TV host Dr. Oz, sat down with <i>Fox & Friends</i> to talk about an upcoming interview with Ivanka Trump — but it was his …

Donald Trump

‘Creating their own Pravda’: GOP group busted running ‘propaganda’ site – and even fellow Republicans are worried

The Republican Governors Association this week was caught creating its own news website that critics are comparing to Pravda, the infamous Soviet …

Propaganda

Democrat on Senate Judiciary Committee Says Sarah Huckabee Sanders Could Be Indicted

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (), ranking Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, explained during an MSNBC appearance that White House Press Secretary …

Sarah Huckabee Sanders

Chelsea Manning Scorches Harvard for Rescinding Fellowship Offer Under Pressure from the CIA

Chelsea Manning has accused Harvard University of caving into pressure from the CIA in reversing its invitation to her to become a visiting fellow, …

Chelsea Manning

Obama's Wall Street Speeches Have a Message for the Democrats

If you’re wondering where Barack Obama stands in the struggle for the future of the Democratic Party, check his calendar. While supporters of Hillary …

Bernie Sanders

The Disgrace of ‘60 Minutes’

As mainstream TV journalism strives to redeem itself from the degraded spectacle of its 2016 campaign coverage, CBS News might be expected to lead …

Steve Bannon