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35 min ago | Phillymag.com
On Thursday, Nelson Mandela died at his home at the age of 95. The anti-apartheid leader was imprisoned for 27 years and later became South Africa's first black president.
Is increasing income inequality a bad thing for America?
When should animal testing be legal?
3 hrs ago | Halstead Gazette
A man whose belief in the future was so powerful that not even 27 years behind bars and barbed wire could destroy his dream that millions could be free" - Gordon Brown, former prime minister.
6 hrs ago | Examiner.com
Obama cites the Pope who stupidly condemns American capitalism, the wealth engine that has helped the world prosper through trade and American Christian charity.
10 hrs ago | KERA-TV Dallas
Hour 2: Theodore Roosevelt and William Taft were close friends before their political lives drove them apart.
14 hrs ago | The Georgia Straight
As Jon Stewart helpfully points out in Jacob Kornbluth's entertaining, and disheartening, new documentary, the United States ranks just below Ivory Coast and ahead of Uruguay on a recent world ranking of income distribution.
Former U.S. President Bill Clinton waits on stage before being awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in the East Room at the White House on November 20, 2013 in Washington, DC.
Here's Kent Engelke, explaining the math he used to come up with that prediction.
For 22 days, that is. The rapper, who celebrates his 44th birthday Wednesday, announced on his lifestyle Web site that he has taken on a challenge to eat "completely vegan."
For those unfamiliar, when Wall Street bought the Democratic Party they wanted their transaction to be called the triumph of "Third Way" politics in association with other gains by finance capital and neoliberal politicians around the world, especially the UK.
It is believed that there were 620,000 plus deaths in the American Civil War , although recently scholars have argued that number is even higher.
Former President Bill Clinton, who prodded President Obama last month to keep his promises on Obamacare, said Tuesday that the political damage for Democrats from the flawed law will be 'minimal.'
A controversial, high-contrast camouflage that once decorated the hulls of World War I battleships really exists in nature - though whether humans are fooled remains an open question.
Locusts' compound eyes are fooled by motion dazzle camouflage, which uses bold contrasting patterns to confuse the viewer's sense of speed and trajectory.
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Former President Bill Clinton says he has "serious reservations" about spying on other world leaders, an issue that has triggered some global criticism of President Obama.
This is one of the 1200 memorials which dot the Gettysburg National Military Park in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
Dan Brubeck will be playing a tribute to his father Dave at a concert at the Civic Centre on Friday.