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Photo Friday: The Power of Photojournalism

If photography has any kind of power, photojournalism—photos that “show” the news—has the power to shape the world’s perceptions, tell stories and make history. For the last hundred years, photographers have been going out into the field and risking their own lives to chronicle humanity’s greatest …

AP: Global supermarkets selling shrimp peeled by slaves

SAMUT SAKHON, Thailand (AP) — Every morning at 2 a.m., they heard a kick on the door and a threat: Get up or get beaten. For the next 16 hours, No. 31 and his wife stood in the factory that owned them with their aching hands in ice water. They ripped the guts, heads, tails and shells off shrimp …

New York City
Crime

The Isometric Bodyweight Squat Challenge | Men's Health

You also increase the time your muscles are under tension. The result: bigger, stronger glutes and quads.<p>Here’s how it works: Hold the bottom of a bodyweight squat for 30 seconds, and then stand up and perform one full squat. Then do a 30-second hold again, but follow it up with two bodyweight …

The White House
Justice

Islamic State (ISIS) Massively Wealthy, Despite Obama’s Claim Poverty Causes Terrorism - Geller Report

Obama’s ridiculous claim is just a signal that he is going to pump more billions of taxpayer dollars into jihadist coffers — effectively funding the …

Alabama gay marriage fight echoes states' rights battles

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore's judicial building office overlooks Montgomery's Dexter Avenue, a history-soaked thoroughfare topped by the Alabama Capitol where Jefferson Davis was inaugurated president of the Confederacy and where the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. ended …

LGBTQI
United States

How Silicon Valley is trying to cure ageing

Death has always been considered one of life's only real certainties, but now some of the world's top scientists are challenging the assumption<p>Humanity has long been in search of the mythical Fountain of Youth, from Alexander the Great to knights of the Crusades.<p>But now Silicon Valley scientists …

Hey Sports Fans: Time to Deal with Climate Change, and it Won't be Cheap

Just two weeks ago, the year 2014 was dubbed the hottest year on earth since the start of record keeping in 1880. Separate data compilations from …

New York Times

Will People Go to Canada to Die?

Last week’s historic Canadian Supreme Court decision overturns a longstanding ban on physician-assisted suicide, but the impact on the United States …

Obama administration pressures Congress to extend Homeland Security budget before deadline | Fox News

President Barack Obama's chief of staff is pressuring the Republican-run Congress to extend funding for the Homeland Security Department after Feb. 27 — when its budget will shut off.<p>Denis McDonough tells CBS' "Face the Nation" that Congress would keep getting paid, but vital employees at the …

ISIS Hurls Gay Men Off Buildings, Stones Them: Analysts

ISIS has released images that appear to show gay men being hurled off buildings and then stoned to death, part of the militants' self-professed mission to crack down on "sexual deviance."<p>The horrific execution tactic is the latest in a string of brutal punishment methods applied by ISIS under its …

Islamic Law

Ed Miliband is no Obama, warns Labour's US election guru

Labour's election guru David Axelrod says he won't inflict 'burden' of comparison to US President on Ed Miliband<p>Ed Miliband’s American election guru has refused to put the Labour leader in the same “category” as Barack Obama, saying the US president was “a once-in-a-lifetime candidate”.<p>David …

Ed Miliband

Tribal leader: Iraqi troops in Anbar could 'collapse within hours'

<b>(CNN) —</b> An Iraqi tribal leader said Saturday that ISIS militants are gaining ground in Anbar province, predicting a "collapse within hours" of Iraqi army forces there if tribal forces withdraw.<p>Sheikh Naim al-Gaoud, a Sunni Muslim leader of the Albu Nimr tribe, called for more U.S. intervention -- …

Islamic State (ISIS)

Boehner says House has spoken on DHS funding, Obama's plan for ISIS isn't 'smart'

House Speaker John Boehner is giving little ground to President Obama and his fellow Democrats on Capitol Hill on key issues, blaming Senate Democrats if the Homeland Security Department runs out of money and criticizing the president’s proposal to fight The Islamic State.<p>Boehner said on “Fox News …

McCain on ISIS Fight: We Should Not Restrain the President

Senate Armed Services Chairman John McCain, R-Ariz., said Sunday that Congress should not restrict the president’s broad authority in authorizing the use of military force against the terrorist group known as ISIS.<p>“If we don't like what the commander-in-chief is doing, we can cut off his funds for …

Middle East

Rights group report: Sudanese soldiers raped more than 200 women, girls

<b>(CNN) —</b> Darfur has a long, dark history filled with horrors.<p>But these nightmares aren't all in the far past, according to Human Rights Watch.<p>Citing 130 interviews with locals, the advocacy group said this week that in October, Sudanese soldiers raped more than 200 women and girls over a 36-hour …

Africa

WashPost exposes Obama's disastrous Iran nuclear weapons deal point by horrible point - Geller Report

Obama’s submission to Iran is worse than we imagined. It means war. A war of unimaginable proportions. This deal is not a gamechanger, it’s a …

Government
Health Care
Africa

The Obamization of Uber

How David Plouffe is tackling the biggest campaign of his life.<p>Uber had a PR problem last summer: The only thing expanding more quickly than its ride-on-demand business was its reputation as a price-gouging bully too casual about vetting its drivers. Streets around the world—from Paris to D.C.—were …

Silicon Valley

Iran's supreme leader wrote letter to Obama, report says

Iran’s supreme leader reportedly sent a secret letter to President Obama responding to his calls to improve relations between the two countries.<p>The Wall Street Journal reports Iran’s top political figure Ayatollah Ali Khamenei wrote to Obama in recent weeks responding to the president raising the …

Iran negotiator told to control temper in talks with Kerry

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's foreign minister has been told by the country's supreme leader to control his temper during nuclear talks with Western diplomats, Iranian media reported Saturday.<p>Mohammad Javad Zarif admitted that he has often raised his voice during meetings with U.S. Secretary of State …

South Asia

Risk of American 'megadroughts' for decades, NASA warns

<b>(CNN) —</b> There is no precedent in contemporary weather records for the kinds of droughts the country's West will face, if greenhouse gas emissions stay on course, a NASA study said.<p>No precedent even in the past 1,000 years.<p>The feared droughts would cover most of the western half of the United States …

Climate Change

George W. Bush Is Intervening in Iraq—Again

When Iraqi tribal leaders came to D.C. looking for help against ISIL, the White House refused. Then the former president made a call.<p>The meetings with Biden and Slotkin reinforced what many in the delegation suspected: Despite the administration’s vow to defeat ISIL, the United States places a …

Middle East

Sources: U.S. copters support Iraqi troops battling ISIS

<b>(CNN) —</b> U.S. helicopter gunships supported Iraqi ground forces battling ISIS militants in al-Baghdadi, military sources said, an action that brings U.S. troops closer to combat.<p>On Saturday, the U.S. military said al-Baghdadi was "contested," as Iraqi forces fought back.<p>The U.S. military Friday …

Islamic State (ISIS)

Scientists warn of 'mega-drought' in western US if climate change ignored

Rising temperatures and decreasing rainfall mean that future drought could be more extreme than any seen in at least the past 1,000 years<p>A broad swathe of the western United States is likely to be hit by a “megadrought’ lasting decades in the second half of this century, according to a new …