Sony Pictures has pulled its film The Interview after the hack and a series of threats. (Wikimedia Commons/Coolcaesar)

Sony Pictures has pulled its film The Interview after the hack and a series of threats.(Wikimedia Commons/Coolcaesar)

The U.S. government Friday officially accused North Korea of being behind the recent, Continue →

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The latest round of climate talks just concluded in Lima, Peru after two tense days of overtime negotiations. The talks produced a new document, the Lima Call for Continue →

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By: Shaudee Dehghan, Humera Durrani, Lisa Mueller-Dormann, Sarah Rubiaco

Upon disembarking from the ferry it immediately became clear to all of us why Ai Weiwei chose the island to showcase his Continue →

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Appeals court: Gun control must meet toughest test

by Lyle Denniston on December 19, 2014

Appeals court: Gun control must meet toughest test

Breaking ranks with other federal appeals courts, and probably setting up a major test case for the Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit has ruled Continue →

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Pakistan: School Attack Reaction Tramples Rights

by Human Rights Watch on December 19, 2014

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Court won’t add to delay of Florida same-sex marriages

by Lyle Denniston on December 19, 2014

Court won’t add to delay of Florida same-sex marriages

Over the dissents of two Justices, the Supreme Court late Friday afternoon refused to delay — beyond January 5 — a federal judge’s order that would permit same-sex couples in Florida Continue →

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Coal ash no worse than everyday trash, EPA rules

by Kristen Lombardi on December 19, 2014

The Environmental Protection Agency on Friday announced the first-ever national standards regulating the disposal of coal ash – a byproduct of electric power generation -- like everyday trash. The much-anticipated Continue →

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India: Police Beat Rights Activist

by Human Rights Watch on December 19, 2014

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Call for Participants: Summer 2015 Human Rights and Conflict Resolution Programs in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Cambodia, & Rwanda

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EPA Will Not Declare Coal Ash A Hazardous Waste

by Emily Atkin on December 19, 2014

In this Feb. 5, 2014 photo, Jenny Edwards, program manager for Rockingham County with the Dan River Basin Association, scoops coal ash from the banks of the Dan River.

In this Feb. 5, 2014 photo, Jenny Edwards, program manager for Rockingham County with the Dan River Basin Association, scoops coal ash from the banks of the Dan Continue →

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‘I Can’t Breathe’ now a federal super PAC

by Liz Essley Whyte on December 19, 2014

Eric Garner’s dying words are now the name of a federal super PAC.

The “I Can’t Breathe PAC” received the Federal Election Commission’s stamp of approval this week after New Yorker Continue →

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The Sierra Club has had its share of environmental successes over the years. It prevented the damming of the Grand Canyon in the 1960s. Continue →

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Written by Sarah Tully and Angela Canterbury

Is the United States the world’s singular superpower? Is it an indispensable and exceptional nation that remains the top of the heap Continue →

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SCOTUSblog on camera: Dahlia Lithwick (Part four)

by Fabrizio di Piazza on December 19, 2014

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Cameras in the Supreme Court and the importance of seeing government at work; whether audio provides sufficient access; and how the Internet affects thinking about the Court in public.

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Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush speaking at a fundraiser for the U.S.-Cuba Democracy PAC which raked in $200,000 in November. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush speaking at a fundraiser for the U.S.-Cuba Democracy PAC that raked in $200,000 in November. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)

Wednesday’s decision by President Barack Obama to Continue →

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Xmas tree in Knesset would chip away Jewish identity

by sarahbenton on December 19, 2014

Fireworks explode during a Christmas tree lighting ceremony outside the Church of the Nativity in the West Bank town of Bethlehem December 6, 2014. Photo by Mussa Qawasma / Reuters

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American Future Fund: No election, little cash

by Carrie Levine on December 19, 2014

Revenue at Koch brothers-backed nonprofit American Future Fund took a massive dive during 2013, according to new tax filings reviewed by the Center for Public Integrity.

The group’s cash flow fell Continue →

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More Sanctions Could Disrupt Iran Negotiations

by Jacob Marx on December 19, 2014

December 19, 2014 | Edited by Jacob Marx and Will Saetren

Hold off on new sanctions - “New sanctions now would be poorly timed and reduce the probability” of a comprehensive Continue →

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University of Chicago

by Joel Veldkamp

Joel Veldkamp is an MA candidate at the University of Chicago’s Center for Middle East Studies. He lived in Damascus, Syria from September 2010 until May 2011. Follow Continue →

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Yemen’s 301-seat parliament approved the government of Prime Minister Khaled Bahah in a vote of confidence on Thursday, freeing it to tackle major challenges facing Continue →

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Cuban Bus Fares Go Astray

by Miriam Herrera Calvo on December 19, 2014

Drivers have informal “conductors” to collect cash to supplement their wages.

"Shameless thieves!" Adís shouted at the Havana bus driver and his companion collecting money from passengers. "Not in your pockets. Continue →

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