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Why Combatting Rape In The Military Is A Duty Like Any Other

One former servicewoman's horrible account of rape and what happened after<p><b>Believe it or not</b>, Charlie is the polite one between the two of us. For my part, I really actually do want you to get so mad about this topic that when you see something like this -- that is to say rape or sexual assault -- …

Male and Female Brains Really Are Built Differently

The hemispheres of women's brains are more interconnected. Does that matter?<p>Ready your knowing smirk, because here comes a scientific gem that’s sure to enliven even the dullest of holiday parties.<p>By analyzing the MRIs of 949 people aged 8 to 22, scientists at the University of Pennsylvania found …

Women Fare Worse In Egypt Than In Any Arab State: Survey

Citing high rates of sexual harassment and female genital mutilation, a new survey finds that women in Egypt face the worst treatment in any Arab country. Other countries with high levels of unrest — Iraq and Syria — are also among the worst for women, along with Saudi Arabia, according to the …

Associated Press News

Associated Press News

Why won't Congress pass the International Violence Against Women Act?

As 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, approaches and the International Violence Against Women Act is poised for reintroduction in the US Congress, the time is now to prioritize ending violence against women and girls worldwide.<p>Violence against women …

Malala calls Obama out on drones

<b>Malala Yousafzai (Reuters/Hoda Emam)</b><p>The administration’s use of drones is “fueling terrorism” and killing innocent people, says the 16-year-old actvist<p>Katie McDonough<p>October 14, 2013 12:57pm (UTC)<p>The power of Malala Yousafzai's advocacy for girls' education in Pakistan's Swat Valley made her a …

Obama Has Already Won The Shutdown Fight And He's Coming For Immigration Next

WASHINGTON — As the fiscal fight roiling Washington nears its end, the White House is already signaling that it plans to use the political momentum it has gained during the shutdown fight to charge back into the immigration debate. And this time, Democratic pollsters and advocates say, they could …

Immigration Reform

Fringe Factor: Bill Nye The Science Guy Does Not Understand Science

<b>Creationist Pastor: Bill Nye the Science Guy Does Not Understand Science</b><p>Oh, silly Bill Nye. There you go again, you former Boeing engineer, calling …

Undocumented migrants in US gaining improved access to higher education

While the US Congress struggles with passing immigration reform, many lawmakers and educators around the country are finding common ground on initiatives that improve undocumented students' access to higher education.<p>Republicans in Colorado have demonstrated support for a proposed bill that would …

Wal-Mart to Extend Benefits to Same-Sex Partners

(Credit: Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images)<p>Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the largest private employer in the U.S., will offer health insurance benefits to …

Puerto Rico

Mexico: rise of vigilante groups adds to turmoil over crime gangs

Mexican authorities are struggling to control growing numbers of small town vigilante groups which have taken up arms in the name of protecting their communities against organised crime after local and federal police forces have failed to keep them safe.<p>On Monday police in the town of Tixtla in the …

De Blasio Widens Lead in New York Mayor's Race

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Bill de Blasio now has a solid lead in the Democratic primary to be mayor of New York, according to …

Militants in Afghanistan launch attacks against NATO

August 28, 2013|By Mark Magnier<p>Afghan security officials and NATO soldiers inspect the scene of a suicide… (Watan Yar / European Pressphoto…)<p>KABUL, Afghanistan – NATO forces were struck by three attacks within 24 hours across Afghanistan, officials said Wednesday, as the Taliban redoubled efforts …

Afghanistan

The Average American Worker Has Made No Progress In The Past Decade

The mass layoffs and sky-high unemployment levels of the Great Recession have mostly receded. What's left is a bigger issue: the fact that wages basically haven't moved in a decade for the majority of American workers.<p>A new report from the Economic Policy Institute, highlighted by economist Jared …

Colombia offers deal to striking farmers

<b>The Colombian government has offered concessions to small-scale farmers on strike for more than a week.</b><p>Finance Minister Mauricio Cardenas said the measures - including better prices for their products and more access to loans - should ease pressure on them.<p>Farmers say the government's agricultural …

Barack Obama's speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial – full transcript

To the King family, who have sacrificed and inspired so much; to President Clinton; President Carter; Vice President Biden and Jill; fellow Americans.<p>Five decades ago today, Americans came to this honored place to lay claim to a promise made at our founding: "We hold these truths to be …

50 Years After The 'March On Washington,' Its Only Living Speaker Gave The Most Passionate And Fiery Speech Of The Day

Fifty years later, he is the only living speaker from that day. And he gave an impassioned, fiery speech today at the "Let Freedom Ring" event in Washington.<p>To those who doubt the progress of the last 50 years, Lewis had a message.<p>"Come and walk in my shoes. Come walk in the shoes of those attacked …

No Republicans Onstage for March on Washington Anniversary? It's Complicated

Andy Richter - yes, the comedian/Conan sidekick Andy Richter - started a bit of a Twitter thing with this Tweet this morning:<p>Just heard that NONE of …

Yes, the president’s speech was political — and for good reason

<b>President Barack Obama speaks at a ceremony commemorating the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, Aug. 28, 2013. (AP/Evan Vucci)</b><p>Obama’s March on Washington speech was a potent reminder that progressive goals are inherently political<p>Brian Beutler<p>August 28, 2013 9:03pm (UTC)<p>If you listened …

Barack Obama and the March on Washington: Rhetoric and reality

President<p>Obama’s commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington underscored both the great advantages of the presidency and its daunting limitations.<p>A forum in which a president has to compete with the famously loquacious<p>Bill Clintonand the ghost ofMartin Luther King Jr.could make …

The 3 Reasons Russia Backs Assad So Staunchly

So why does the Kremlin back Assad so staunchly?<p>There are three primary reasons, as illustrated by this report from Krishnadev Calamur of NPR.<p>1) <b>Strategic</b>: Syria's port of Tartus hosts the only remaining international military base outside of the former Soviet Union.<p>2) <b>Financial</b>: As of June 2012, …

Obama Brings Back Hope and Change

If there was a time to bring back hope and change, this was it.<p>Pres­id­ent Barack Obama re­vived the themes of his ground­break­ing pres­id­en­tial …

Scenes From the March on Washington Anniversary

Obama: "I Have Not Made A Decision" On Syria

WASHINGTON — President Obama is still weighing his options on Syria, but he told PBS NewsHour Wednesday that he's confident a limited set of military strikes would prevent future use of chemical weapons in the country and could possibly be an important step toward preventing Syrian chemical weapons …

Middle East

Making the Case Against Syria

It was per­haps the greatest “Perry Ma­son mo­ment” in the his­tory of the U.N. Se­cur­ity Coun­cil. When U.S. Am­bas­sad­or Ad­lai Steven­son …

OBAMA: Syria's Not Going To Be Another Iraq

He did assert, however, to a war-weary nation that possible U.S. involvement would not be a repeat of long, drawn-out conflicts of recent past.<p>"We can take limited, tailored approaches, not getting drawn into a long conflict, not a repetition of, you know, Iraq, which I know a lot of people are …