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US struggles to convince Iraqis it doesn't support IS

BAGHDAD (AP) — For nearly two years, U.S. airstrikes, military advisers and weapons shipments have helped Iraqi forces roll back the Islamic State group. The U.S.-led coalition has carried out more than 5,000 airstrikes against IS targets in Iraq at a total cost of $7 billion since August 2014, …

Iran Marks Revolution With 'Death to America' Chants

TEHRAN, Iran — If you thought anti-American sentiment in Iran had waned after the nuclear deal and the lifting of sanctions, you could be wrong.<p>Tens of thousands of Iranians marched in Tehran’s Azadi Square Thursday, chanting “Death to America and Israel” and waving anti-Western placards on the …

South Asia

A rare map of the most complex conflict on Earth

Although there are more than 1.6 million people displaced, along with frequent fighting between the Congolese government and the region's constellation of armed groups, the conflict often defies a label as straightforward as "war."<p>Even after M23's downfall, the region is home to scores of …

With Boehner vanquished, conservatives turn on McConnell | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Some of the U.S. Congress’s staunchest conservative Republicans celebrated House Speaker John Boehner’s resignation on Friday and trained their sights on a new target: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.<p>Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell talks to reporters after the …

Michael on Twitter: "New Poll shows CONGRESS has an approval rating of 14%! I SAID 14%!! Pres #Obamas poll numbers are way up but the GOP call him a failed Pres!"

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Republicans to break rank with party leaders in call for climate change action

Nearly a dozen Republican members of Congress will break ranks with leaders of their party on Thursday, and call for action against climate change.<p>The mini-rebellion a week before the pope visits Congress appears timed to ratchet up the pressure on Republican presidential candidates and …

Climate

A Harvard neuroscientist told us the 3 major ways meditation changes your brain

Moyan Brenn / Flickr<p>Mindfulness meditation is incredibly popular right now.<p>While there is an ever-increasing amount of academic research around the …

Mindfulness

Pesticides Killing Bees: Study Shows What 'Everybody's Suspected'

It's no secret that bees are in trouble. What's causing bee populations to plummet – neonicotinoid pesticides, mites, stress – remains hotly …

Insects

CNN/ORC Poll: Donald Trump now competitive in general election

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Since announcing his campaign in late June, Donald Trump has quickly leapt to the top of the Republican field, leading recent polls nationally, in Iowa and in New Hampshire. And now, for the first time in CNN/ORC polling, his gains among the Republican Party have boosted him …

Associated Press News

Republicans are crossing a dangerous new line: sabotaging US foreign policy

Throughout Barack Obama's presidency, Republicans in Congress have deployed a strategy that has worked remarkably well for them: oppose, obstruct, and sabotage the Obama administration at every turn.<p>"The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term …

We Keep Spilling Oil Into America’s Greatest Rivers

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued a grave warning about the Mississippi River on Saturday. Because of an oil spill, it said, the …

Local, state Democrats go rogue

In scattered state capitals and city halls around the country, a new group of elected officials is telling the federal government to take a hike: Up-and-coming Democrats.<p>Challenging federal power in sometimes-theatrical ways has been a hallmark of Republican politicians — particularly among the …

Supreme Court Expands Police Power to Seize Your Assets Before Conviction

It’s been a banner week for law enforcement at the U.S. Supreme Court. On Tuesday, in the case of <i>Fernandez v. California</i>, the Court broadened the …

Obama admin tells Congress "You can't do that" it's unconstitutional!

WASHINGTON (AP) — Casting Barack Obama as a president run amok, the House voted on Wednesday for a bill that would expedite congressional lawsuits …

Due to Global Warming, End Is Virtually Certain for NYC, Boston, Miami, Holland

A new article in the prestigious Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), is headlined "The Multimillennial Sea-Level Commitment of Global Warming," and it reports that because of carbon emissions that are virtually certain, on the basis of the lack of policy-response to global …