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'Barbarians': Boehner Says America May Need Ground Troops to Fight ISIS

House Speaker John Boehner says the United States may have "no choice" but to send American troops to fight ISIS militants if the current U.S. strategy fails to extinguish the extremist group.<p>Boehner said on ABC's "This Week" on Sunday morning that he doesn't believe President Barack Obama's …

Pomp, little action expected at UN climate summit

WASHINGTON (AP) — New York City will be full of planet-saving pomp this coming week, but short on action to rescue the world.<p>More than 120 world leaders convene Tuesday for a U.N. summit aimed at galvanizing political will for a new global climate treaty by the end of 2015.<p>Environmentalists will …

War on drugs leads to more potent narcotics, study shows

The “war on drugs” has failed to curtail the $350 billion annual trade in illegal narcotics over the last 20 years as the price of drugs has declined while potency has increased, according to study results released this week.<p>The prices of heroin and cocaine, for example, have decreased by 81 …

St. Louis Police Release Video of Yesterday's Deadly Officer-Involved Shooting

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Police have released a new video of the incident on Tuesday when two St. Louis Police Department …

Police release video of Kajieme Powell shooting in St Louis

Police in St Louis, Missouri have released video and audio recordings of the shooting on Tuesday of Kajieme Powell, a 25-year-old man described as “behaving erratically” and carrying a knife when officers arrived on the scene.<p>One video, taken by a witness with a phone camera, shows officers opening …

Coastal Flooding More Frequent In U.S. Due To Sea Level Rise And Sinking Land, Study Finds

July 28 (Reuters) - Flooding is increasing in frequency along much of the U.S. coast, and the rate of increase is accelerating along the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic coasts, a team of federal government scientists found in a study released Monday.<p>The study examined how often 45 tide gauges along the …

Obama ordering 275 military personnel to Iraq; may send special ops

In a sign of the growing danger in Iraq, President Obama notified Congress on Monday that he was sending up to 275 U.S. military personnel "to provide support and security for U.S. personnel and the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad."<p>Obama also is considering sending 100 or fewer special operations troops to …

National Security

We're Last! Again! U.S. Health Care Ranks Poorly

The latest look at the U.S. health care system compared to other rich countries shows — yet again — that the United States comes in dead last.<p>Americans spend far more per person on medical care, yet are less healthy than people in 10 other countries. The system is less fair than systems in other …

Health Care

Hackers are Turning Multi-Million Dollar SWAT Teams into their Pawns

Police Militarization meets Hacker Culture: Swatting<p>VICE News<b>June 7, 2014</b><p>In recent years, a small amount of hackers and gamers have been anonymously …

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Top NSA officials struggled over surge in Foia requests, emails reveal

National Security Agency officials wrestled for weeks with how to respond to an unprecedented surge in open records requests from members of the public in the wake of the first mass surveillance revelations from Edward Snowden almost a year ago.<p>Newly released NSA emails, obtained by the Guardian …

Defend Your Cubicle With A Nerf Sentry Gun

You'll be the undefeatable champion with this one<p>Tell workplace pen thieves and pranksters how you really feel with a barrage of foam darts. This project hacks a Nerf gun to automatically fire at large heat signatures. Simply replace the toy’s trigger system with a servomotor, wire up a home …

Albuquerque Police Respond to Protest Against Brutality by Firing Tear Gas

What began as a largely peaceful demonstration against police brutality in Albuquerque on Sunday afternoon was abruptly ended soon after midnight as …

Florida coastguards seize $23m of cocaine – video

US coastguards unload $23m (£14m) worth of cocaine at a dock in Florida. Some 680kg (15,000lb) of the drug, contained in 695 packages, was seized from a boat in the Caribbean last Wednesday, and unloaded at St Petersburg dock in Florida on Monday. Several suspects were taken into custody

California Lt. Gov. Totally Schools His Boss On Legal Marijuana

During a Tuesday morning appearance on MSNBC's "Ronan Farrow Daily," California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) made a strong departure from the marijuana policies of his boss, Gov. Jerry Brown (D).<p>When asked by Farrow why he's coming out against Brown on marijuana, Newsom said that he's been frustrated …

America Has a Black-Market Problem, Not a Drug Problem

The head of the military's Southern Command wants more money to fight a losing battle.<p>General John F. Kelly, the head of the U.S. Southern Command, testified last week before the Senate Armed Services Committee, where he argued, as generals tend to do, that he has inadequate resources to fulfill …

We Shouldn't Arrest One More Person for Having Marijuana

I had a homie who was arrested for having an ounce of weed that was just for his personal use. He had full custody of his four children and still did eight long months. My friend hasn't been the same since, to be quite honest, and I just can't get over the fact that before he went into the system, …

Obama Will Raise Money For Super PACs Despite Past Criticism Of Money In Politics: Report

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama will headline fundraisers for Democratic super PACs supporting the party's House and Senate candidates this year despite promises during the last election that he would not raise money for such groups. According to a Washington Post report, he will lead …