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Banking Behemoth Closes Muslim Organizations’ Accounts
Banking Behemoth Closes Muslim Organizations’ Accounts
After HSBC sent letters to three Muslim organizations in the UK notifying them their accounts will be closed, leaders are making claims of Islamaphobia and pro-Israel bias.
Saudi King: Condemns War But Not Israel
Saudi King: Condemns War But Not Israel By
King Abdullah appeared to suggest that both Israel and Hamas were responsible, saying that the violence in Gaza has led to "various forms" of terrorism whether from groups, organizations
State Dept. ‘Torture Talking Points’ Reveal White House PR Machine Ahead Of Senate Report
State Dept. ‘Torture Talking Points’ Reveal White House PR Machine Ahead Of Senate Report By
Obama administration to argue that revelation of CIA torture program is an example of "America's democratic system".
(Video) New Vice Mini-Doc Shows Increasing Threat To Americans From Oil-By-Rail
(Video) New Vice Mini-Doc Shows Increasing Threat To Americans From Oil-By-Rail By
With an estimated 9 million barrels of crude oil moving over rail lines in North America at any given moment, it’s no wonder that safety and environmental ramifications of oil-by-rail
House GOP Weighs New Border Bill Amidst Tea Party Opposition
House GOP Weighs New Border Bill Amidst Tea Party Opposition By
The last-minute changes came after leaders were forced to abandon a scheduled vote on Thursday in the face of tea party opposition.
Over 5,000 Killed Across Iraq in July
Over 5,000 Killed Across Iraq in July By
Yesterday : 232 Killed, 68 Wounded
As World Condemns Attack On Gaza, US Resupplies Israel With Weapons
As World Condemns Attack On Gaza, US Resupplies Israel With Weapons By
Pentagon acknowledges recent release of ammunition stockpiles for IDF as Palestinian death toll approaches 1,400 people in three-week attack decried by humanitarians across the globe.
Don’t Wait For Resignation, Say Critics, Obama Should Fire CIA’s John Brennan
Don’t Wait For Resignation, Say Critics, Obama Should Fire CIA’s John Brennan By
Senator says intelligence chief should resign over agency's behavior and the brazen denials that followed, but others say president has grounds for immediate dismissal.
VIDEO: How the Term ‘Human Shield’ is Used to Justify State Sponsored Massacres
VIDEO: How the Term ‘Human Shield’ is Used to Justify State Sponsored Massacres By
Nations around the world including Israel are using the term "human shields" to justify civilian deaths, but how is this term just a propaganda tool to ethnically cleanse a population?
S. Leone Declares Health Emergency Amid Ebola
S. Leone Declares Health Emergency Amid Ebola By
Ebola has been blamed for more than 670 deaths in four West African countries this year, and has shown no signs of slowing down.
State Department OKs Largest-Ever Sale Of Hellfire Missiles To Iraq
State Department OKs Largest-Ever Sale Of Hellfire Missiles To Iraq By
Pending Congressional approval, 5,000 Hellfire missiles will be shipped to Iraqi forces
Wikileaks Defies Australian Court’s ‘Blanket Censorship Order’ By Publishing It
Wikileaks Defies Australian Court’s ‘Blanket Censorship Order’ By Publishing It By
Founder Julian Assange says unprecedented government gag order is 'blindfolding the Australian public'
Fast Food Ambitions In China Hurt By Safety Scares
Fast Food Ambitions In China Hurt By Safety Scares By
Global fast food chains are rushing to expand in China but even experienced operators face costly pitfalls in a fast-changing food supply industry plagued by repeated safety scandals.
State Dept: ‘No American Is Proud’ Of CIA Tactics
State Dept: ‘No American Is Proud’ Of CIA Tactics By
The Senate report concludes that CIA's techniques on al-Qaida detainees captured after the 2001 9/11 attacks were far more brutal than previously understood.
Lawmakers Try To Seal $225M Aid Package For Israel
Lawmakers Try To Seal $225M Aid Package For Israel By
As the Gaza war escalates, Israel is proving to be among the few subjects uniting lawmakers. Members of both parties have introduced legislation backing the Jewish state, condemning
Obama Approves Secret Nuclear Weapons Deal With UK
Obama Approves Secret Nuclear Weapons Deal With UK By
President Barack Obama has quietly agreed to a secret ten-year deal with the United Kingdom to collaborate on nuclear weapons technology and materials.
VIDEO: “Do You Have It Up Your Ass?”: Police In New Mexico Go Too Far
VIDEO: “Do You Have It Up Your Ass?”: Police In New Mexico Go Too Far By
After the deputies obtained a search warrant, they handcuffed Young and drove him an hour away to the Gila Regional Medical Center in Silver City, New Mexico. Young was x-rayed and
Jewish Lobby Compares Pro-Palestine Demonstrations To “Another Holocaust”, Demands Europe Ban Them
Jewish Lobby Compares Pro-Palestine Demonstrations To “Another Holocaust”, Demands Europe Ban Them By
Growing protest in Europe over Israel's latest military campaign in Gaza has Jewsish groups calling for an outright ban in Pro-Palestine protests.
Former NSA Chief: Why I’m Worth $1 Million A Month To Wall Street
Former NSA Chief: Why I’m Worth $1 Million A Month To Wall Street By
Critics say Keith Alexander's rapid move to the private sector is cause for concern.
Pushing Release Of CIA Torture Report, Senators Threaten Use Of Special Rule
Pushing Release Of CIA Torture Report, Senators Threaten Use Of Special Rule By
Rarely-used resolution may allow Senate to declassify documents without presidential approval.
Brazil Farmers Say GMO Corn No Longer Resistant To Bugs
Brazil Farmers Say GMO Corn No Longer Resistant To Bugs By
Farm lobby group calls on Monsanto and other biotech companies to reimburse for additional pesticide treatments.
US-Supported “Good Guys” Firing Ballistic Missiles In Ukraine?
US-Supported “Good Guys” Firing Ballistic Missiles In Ukraine? By
U.S. official indicates Pentagon likely to hold back evidence of use of powerful weapons because they come from the side cast as the "good guys" in the ongoing conflict in Ukraine