Madyson Haskins

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Bo Xilai found guilty of corruption by Chinese court

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Food stamps again a vivid symbol in poverty debate

WASHINGTON (AP) — Food stamps have figured in Americans' ideas about the poor for decades, from President Lyndon Johnson's vision of a Great Society to President Ronald Reagan's scorn for crooked "welfare queens" and President Bill Clinton's pledge to "end welfare as we know it."<p>Partisans tend to …

North Korea Cancels Plans For Cross-Border Family Reunions

A chance for families in South and North Korea to meet their long-lost relatives has been put off indefinitely, as North Korea canceled reunions that were to take place in the coming week. A South Korean official called the decision "inhumane" Saturday.<p>"The North's postponement shattered the thrill …

Head of goddess Aphrodite statue unearthed in Turkey

A group of archaeologists has discovered a life-sized marble head of Aphrodite while uncovering an ancient pool-side mosaic in southern Turkey.<p>Buried under soil for hundreds of years, the goddess of love and beauty has some chipping on her nose and face. Researchers think her presence could shed …

Archaeology

Bangladesh Garment Workers Hold Largest Wage Protest Yet

DHAKA, Sept 21 (Reuters) - About 50,000 garment industry workers held their largest protest so far in the Bangladeshi capital of Dhaka to demand an increase of more than 1-1/2 times in the minimum wage, police and labour officials said on Saturday.<p>"Our backs are against the wall, so we don't have …

US to prosecute NSA leaker Snowden

The United States has launched a criminal investigation and is taking "all necessary steps" to prosecute Edward Snowden for exposing secret US surveillance programmes, the director of the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has said.<p>"As to the individual who has admitted to making these …

More than one million join Brazil protests

Hundreds of thousands of people have rallied across Brazil as part of a protest movement over the quality of public services and the high cost of staging the World Cup.<p>President Dilma Rousseff called for an emergency cabinet meeting on Friday amid mounting pressure on her government in the face of …

High-Skill Immigration Reform Likely Dead In 2013

After much speech and pomp, it appears that general immigration reform is dead in 2013, ending with it the chance of positive change to how we handle high-skill immigration. It didn’t have to end this way, but here we are and we need to face the current reality.<p>The Washington Post’s Greg Sargent …

Why would Somali militants attack a Kenyan shopping mall?

Shabab, the Al Qaeda-affiliated Somali militant group claiming responsibility for a deadly assault Saturday on an upscale Nairobi shopping mall, has been implicated in a string of attacks in Kenya in recent years.<p>The group has been issuing threats against Kenya since the country sent troops into …

Extremism

Saudi-led airstrike kills 14 in Yemen

SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- An airstrike by the Saudi-led coalition near Yemen's Red Sea port of Hodeida killed at least 14 people on Monday, according to a senior health official.<p>The airstrike hit a compound housing displaced people in the town of al-Hami, according to Walid al-Emmad, the deputy health …

Syria crisis: Minister says civil war has reached stalemate

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1012000/1012295_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524649166_fc31a1f02d7be6da39b2a916a592d24e<p><b>Syria's deputy prime minister says the civil war has reached stalemate, with neither side strong enough to win.</b><p>Qadri Jamil told the UK's Guardian …

Could a blood test predict suicide risk?

Those pondering suicide may not tell anyone for reasons including isolation, shame, or fear of stigma or hospitalization. But researchers from the University of Indiana say a blood test could one day reveal such thoughts.<p>In a study published Tuesday in the journal Molecular Psychiatry, scientists …

Mental Health

Can Marijuana Improve Your Emotional State?

It's no secret that marijuana can put a smile on many people's faces, but research suggests that the drug's positive effects go beyond just getting …

New Zealand Spying Law Passes Allowing Surveillance Of Citizens

New Zealand passed legislation Wednesday allowing its main intelligence agency to spy on residents and citizens, despite opposition from rights groups, international technology giants and the legal fraternity.<p>The bill to expand the power of the Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB) …