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HealthDay News – This year's flu vaccine is even more disappointing than previously reported, showing just 18 percent effectiveness against the dominant ...

Right-wingers Spread Rumor Obama Threatened to Shoot Down Israeli Jets Attacking Iran

by Jon Perr - As Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu prepares for his unprecedented Congressional address, his allies in the U.S. are ramping up the ...

Mass Rally Held in Moscow to Honor Slain Putin Critic

 Tens of thousands pay tribute to former deputy prime minister Boris Nemtsov who was killed on Friday night Tens of thousands of people ...

The Tortured Logic of the Heritage Foundation on Public Transportation

By Kevin DeGood, Center for American Progress – The Heritage Foundation, never content to promote just one bad idea, has put together something ...

Why Western Women Are Joining ISIS

by BEENISH AHMED - In Nov. 2013, Aqsa Mahmood asked her sisters to share one big bed with her. She gave her father an ...

Jury Selection, Opening Statements Made In Rare Federal Medical Marijuana Trial

by Johnny Green - Trial began on Wednesday with jury selection and opening statements in a widely watched federal medical marijuana case against ...

HUD Instructs Homeless Shelters To Provide Equal Treatment To Transgender People

By ZACK FORD, ThinkProgress – The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) released guidance advising equal treatment for transgender people in homeless shelters and ...

ISIL Video Shows Destruction of Mosul Artifacts

Five-minute clip shows group of men using hammers and drills to smash several large statues in Iraqi museum The Islamic State of Iraq ...

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Mass Rally Held in Moscow to Honor Slain Putin Critic

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The Tortured Logic of the Heritage Foundation on Public Transportation

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Why Western Women Are Joining ISIS

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Jury Selection, Opening Statements Made In Rare Federal Medical Marijuana

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HUD Instructs Homeless Shelters To Provide Equal Treatment To Transgender

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ISIL Video Shows Destruction of Mosul Artifacts

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This Day in History

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On This Day, Mar 2, 1807 – Congress Abolishes the African Slave Trade

The U.S. Congress passes an act to “prohibit the importation of slaves into any port or place within the jurisdiction of the United States…from any foreign kingdom, place, or country.” The first shipload of African captives to North America arrived at Jamestown, Virginia, in August 1619, but for most of the 17th century, European indentured servants were far more numerous in the North American British colonies than were African slaves. However, after 1680, the flow of indentured servants sharply declined, leading to an explosion in the African slave trade. By the middle of the 18th century, slavery could be...

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Harrison Ford Returns to Blade Runner Sequel

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