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In Last Days Of Presidency, Obama Authorizes Drones Strikes In Libya
The strikes were carried out overnight and were authorized by President Barack Obama, marking perhaps the final use of military force by a wartime president.
Chelsea Manning: Seven Leaks That Rocked The Middle East By
The jailed military intelligence analyst's sentence was commuted on Tuesday by outgoing US President Barack Obama.
Former Intelligence Official: Trump Conflict With Spy Agencies Creates ‘Dangerous Moment’ By
Matthew Olsen, a senior national security official in both Democratic and Republican administrations, says the ongoing conflict between President-elect Trump and the U.S. intelligence
Sanders Calls Out Trump’s Billionaire Pick For Education Secretary By
DeVos admitted that her being appointed as the new Secretary of Education could have something to do with her family giving $200 million to the Republican party.
Records Show Trump EPA Pick Led Anti-EPA Crusade For Industry Donors By
"He created a whole new unit specifically to fight the EPA, among other things."
Activists Report Presence Of Missile Launcher At Dakota Access Pipeline By
Water protectors have found a disturbing new vehicle protecting the drill pad at Standing Rock — a missile launcher.
Obama Frees Puerto Rican Independence Activist Oscar Lopez Rivera By
Puerto Rico's independence activist and one of the longest held political prisoners in the U.S. will be free.
German Court Green Lights Neo-Nazi Party By
The National Democratic Party has an affinity for Nazism but doesn't threaten democracy, the court said.
Big Pharma’s Influence Reaches Guideline Writers, Patient Groups, Even Doctors On Twitter By
A series of studies published today documents the vast conflicts of interest in medicine. The way we think about disease “is being subtly distorted” by financial ties, the authors
Obama Carried Out Ten Times More Drone Strikes Than Bush By
Obama oversaw more strikes in his first year than Bush carried out during his entire presidency.