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U.S. Intel to Congress: No Evidence al Qaeda Is Helping Iran

Kena Betancur/AFP/GettyThe American intelligence community has no evidence that al Qaeda has cooperated with the Iranian government in its recent aggressive moves in the Persian Gulf region, a senior U.S. government official told members of Congress on Tuesday. That finding, which was relayed to The Daily Beast by three sources familiar with the matter, could undercut a potential legal case for going to war with Iran if tensions between Washington and Tehran keep escalating. The assessment was d...
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Mainstream Charities Are Unwittingly Funding Anti-Muslim Hate Groups, Report Says

In a new report, called "Hijacked by Hate," the Council on American-Islamic Relations says nearly $125 million was funneled to anti-Muslim hate groups, some from mainstream foundations. (Image credit: Kena Betancur /AFP/Getty Images)
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If Your Name Is Josh Cohen, You Probably Think 'The Other Josh Cohen' Is About You

A group of men all named Josh Cohen went to a new off-Broadway musical The Other Josh Cohen. It's a common Jewish name. One of them thought the show was about him, for good reason.(Image credit: Kena Betancur/AFP/Getty Images)
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What Happens When The Josh Cohen Club Goes To See 'The Other Josh Cohen'

A group of men all named Josh Cohen went to a new off-Broadway musical The Other Josh Cohen. It's a common Jewish name. One of them thought the show was about him, for good reason.(Image credit: Kena Betancur/AFP/Getty Images)
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The Women's Wave: Backlash To Trump Persists, Reshaping Politics In 2018

A big gender gap threatens the GOP in November, as the energy of the women's marches the day after Donald Trump took office has been sustained by Democratic women invested in the midterms.(Image credit: KENA BETANCUR/AFP/Getty Images)
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When Calling The Po-Po Is A No-No

In the past few months, several white people have been recorded calling police on black people who are going about their legitimate business: mowing the lawn, using the pool, and sleeping in the dorm.(Image credit: Kena Betancur/AFP/Getty Images)

Scientists fear Scott Pruitt's new EPA rule will hurt health-related regulations

In regulating air and water pollution in the U.S., the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) leans on scientific studies to guide the writing of regulations. The agency is still relying on landmark studies, such as one conducted by Harvard University in 1993, that established the link between air pollution and premature deaths, in order to justify air pollution rules.  However, in a move claimed to make the agency more "transparent," embattled EPA administrator Scott Pruitt announced on Tuesday ...
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Panera Bread Recalls Cream Cheese Across U.S. Over Listeria Fears

Citing "an abundance of caution," the fast-casual chain announced Sunday it is recalling its cream cheese products after one variety tested positive for the bacteria.(Image credit: Kena Betancur/AFP/Getty Images)

North Korea says new UN sanctions are 'act of war' 

North Korea warned on Sunday that the latest round of United Nations sanctions were tantamount to an act of war and complete economic blockade, threatening punishment against supporters of the new measures. Sunday’s statement was the culmination of the latest round of warmongering rhetoric between Pyongyang and Washington after US Defence Secretary James Mattis cautioned on Friday that “storm clouds are gathering” over the Korean peninsula while addressing a US Air Force base. The UN security co...
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U.S. Vetoes U.N. Security Council Resolution Voiding Trump's Jerusalem Move

The Council's other 14 members approved the resolution, which didn't mention the U.S. by name. U.S. Delegate Nikki Haley called it "an insult" that "won't be forgotten."(Image credit: Kena Betancur/AFP/Getty Images)
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DOJ Set To Block AT&T Takeover Of Time Warner

The Justice Department has informed AT&T that it will oppose the company's planned $85 billion merger unless it sells off CNN – a network frequently derided by President Trump. (Image credit: Kena Betancur/AFP/Getty Images)
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No Pants Subway Ride 2017

David W. Cerny/Reuters On Sunday, January 8th, 2017 tens of thousands of people took off their pants on subways in over 60 cities in over 25 countries around the world. In New York, our 16th Annual No Pants Subway Ride took place in windy 22F degree weather and was spread out over seven meeting points and eleven subway lines. Enjoy the video first and then go behind the scenes with our mission report and photos. More info: Improve Everywhere Prague, Czech Republic David W. Cerny/Reuters Dav...
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Four scenarios that give hope to the world in 2017

The United Nations Security Council votes on a resolution on monitoring evacuations from besieged parts of Aleppo. Andrew Kelly/Reuters Nicolas Tenzer, Sciences Po - USPC The year 2017 opens on a world laid to waste. Some areas are littered with mass graves. For future historians, 2016 will be seen as a turning point in human history, one of those times when the world teeters on a precipice. Despite the cataclysmic risks of the Cold War, times have not been as dangerous as these since 1945. ...
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Reports: Donald Trump Taps Rick Perry To Head Agency He Once Forgot

The president-elect has tapped Rick Perry to run the Department of Energy, multiple outlets are reporting. It's the agency Perry couldn't remember in his famous 2012 "Oops" moment.(Image credit: Kena Betancur/AFP/Getty Images)
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From NPR's Latino USA: Whatever Floats Your Boat

We take another look at the 2016 election and explore the Latino identity of Ted Cruz, why there's a generation gap with Latinos and report on Hillary Clinton's relationship with a coup in Honduras. We also talk with residents of the Virgin Islands, who can't vote in general elections, and a newly naturalized citizen taking part in the voting process for the first time. Featured images: American Flag (Credit: KENA BETANCUR/AFP/Getty Images); Trump for President: (ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images); C...
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