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With Detroit, Michigan looking to the future after shedding a $7.0 billion bankruptcy debt, city officials are now going to need to address the tent city of homeless people that has been set up in the shadow of the downtown area.

Op-Ed: North Korea and Cuba: Barack Obama and Rand Paul have it right

Rarely are Barack Obama and Rand Paul on the same side of history, but when it comes to combating communism both men have the right idea: Let it compete with the free market and allow the best policy to win. This could be a game-changer in 2016.

North Korea denies Sony hacking, threatens U.S. with consequences

North Korea issued a statement Saturday demanding a joint probe with the U.S. over the Sony hacking scandal. The statement claimed the country's innocence and threatened reprisals if the U.S. refuses to investigate the hacking with them.

Op-Ed: George Soros may be appointed head of National Bank of Ukraine

There are several reports about billionaire American business tycoon and philanthropist, George Soros, possibly being the next president of the Ukrainian National Bank (NBU).

NDP's Faisal Hassan, running for Etobicoke North nomination Special

After serving the NDP and the Canadian public in various capacities, Mr. Faisal Hassan, a prominent social activist and human rights advocate is seeking the NDP nomination for the next Federal election in Etobicoke North.

Wyoming Capitol Square Project over time and over budget

Unforeseen complications are slowing down the work on the renovation project of Wyoming’s Capitol and the adjacent Herschler Building. These complications will also send the base $259 million price tag climbing.

New bill in Missouri: Women need 'permission' for an abortion

Missouri already has one of the harshest abortion laws in the country. But if a GOP lawmaker gets his way, a woman will have to get a written letter of permission from the father before an abortion can be performed, unless it's a "legitimate rape."

Assembly rejects proposal to ban commercial marijuana

An Anchorage, Alaska ordinance that would have counteracted a recently passed statewide voter initiative failed Tuesday following hours of public comment.

Op-Ed: U.S. opens relations with Cuba after 53 years Special

President Barack Obama’s administration and Havana announced Wednesday that they were opening relations after 53 years. Some, but not all political prisoners were being released, including American Alan Gross, whose case had drawn wide attention.

Op-Ed: Bah Humbug! The economy of 2014 in a nutshell

As 2014 comes to a close, new studies conclude what we already knew: the middle class is steadily disappearing and the rich are getting richer. What’s worse, this trend is apparently endemic to our economic system, and there is no end in sight.

Dick Cheney admits some CIA terror detainees were innocent

Former US Vice President Dick Cheney acknowledged for the first time on Sunday that some of the men and boys detained as terrorism suspects after 9/11 were in fact innocent.

Torture memo author John Yoo admits CIA may have gone too far

John Yoo, the former Justice Department lawyer who authored a series of notorious memos cited by the Bush administration to justify the torture of terrorism detainees, acknowledged on Sunday that the CIA may have broken the law.

NYC police tell De Blasio to stay away from their funerals

New York City's cops don't want Mayor Bill De Blasio coming to their funerals if they die in the line of duty. The Patrolman's Benevolent Association has been distributing fliers that say: "DON'T LET THEM INSULT YOUR SACRIFICE'

Protesters sound off in San Francisco, Oakland and Berkeley

Thousands of Californians returned to the streets of San Francisco, Oakland and Berkeley on Saturday in a show of support for larger protests against recent shootings of unarmed black men by police in other states.

Op-Ed: Southern Syria a different story from the media narrative Special

Most of the media focus on Syria these days is to do with the violence of Islamic State. They control large areas in the north and east of the country. In the south however, there is a different situation.

Op-Ed: Dismal New Year's for Putin

Perhaps it’s a good thing that Russia’s government is calling off New Year’s Eve parties. They probably would fizzle. Vladimir Putin’s Ukraine adventures have led to the price of condoms and hookers rising.

Congress gives sacred Native American land to mining company

Attached to the 2015 defense spending bill approved by the United States Senate on Friday is a provision giving sacred Native American land to a foreign mining company partnered with the government of Iran.

Pastor dresses horse in wedding gown, compares it to gay marriage

A Mississippi pastor dressed a horse in a wedding gown and stood in front of the Jackson, Miss. federal courthouse with signs protesting gay marriage Friday. He was protesting a federal judge having struck down the state's same-sex marriage ban.

Native Americans can now grow, sell pot on reservations in U.S.

The U.S. Department of Justice announced on Thursday that Native American tribes will now be able to grow and to sell marijuana on their lands. Even if the state the tribe is in has not legalized marijuana tribes will not be held to that state's laws.

Richmond, California police chief joins anti-brutality protesters

As images and accounts of civil disobedience and violence at Berkeley, California police brutality protests make national headlines, the police chief of a nearby East Bay city is in the news for joining protesters there.

Op-Ed: Pyschologist contractors and CIA torture

Bruce Jessen and James Mitchell were pyschologists who were hired as private contractors by the CIA to plan and develop methods to get terror suspects to talk.

Canada's High Court upholds officers' warrantless cell searches

In a narrow ruling, The Supreme Court of Canada has upheld warrantless searches of suspects' cell phones by police officers.

Rally demands the federal government support refugee claimants Special

December 10 was International Human Rights Day, which was chosen by several organizations to hold a rally to call for Canada's federal government to support refugee claimants.

Op-Ed: The U.S government’s history of violently suppressing protest

Without resisting the laws forced onto them by the British, America wouldn’t exist. The dissent that built a nation is still strong among those protesting police brutality, but as history shows, the attack on protest by the U.S government is not rare.

Op-Ed: Congress should adjust federal spending and give pension bailouts

Pensions are in trouble in the United States, and Congress is poised to pass a spending bill allowing a reduction in pension benefits for millions of workers. This is outrageous.

Politician claims more and more people having DIY funerals

A politician has claimed that families are having to bury their dead relatives in their gardens as the rising cost of funerals has forced them to take extreme measures.

Op-Ed: Colorado jury blames cops

A Colorado jury has shown that cops should not be so sure they can do anything they want. It acquitted a man of assault and resisting arrest after he was jailed for 297 days on $300,000 bail.

Op-Ed: Rape, use of force, and torture: 2014's autumn of tough questions

A perfect storm is brewing this autumn over three agonizingly difficult questions: Responsibility in our alleged "rape culture," appropriate police use of force, and the alleged torture committed by the CIA. What does this mean for, and about, America?

Croatian Elections: Interview with President Dr. Ivo Josipovic Special

Presidential elections are due in Croatia at the end of December and Digital Journal meets incumbent President Ivo Josipovic, who is seeking a second term.

GOP Senator targets generous tax loopholes exploited by the rich

A Republican senator strikes a populist chord with the release of a new report detailing a litany of tax breaks directed primarily to large companies and professional athletes.

50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s Nobel Peace Prize

Americans are currently engaged in a countrywide debate about racism and police brutality. Ironically, today marks the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr. being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

Op-Ed: Hillary Clinton C&W song is as disingenuous as, well, Hillary is

I confess right from the get-go that I am not a Hillary guy. I find her a tad arrogant, strident, and the selfish shots at Obama in the 2008 Democratic nomination race still rankle. And even from up in Canada Hillary's lack of sincerity is evident.

Zionist leader says NY stabbing part of anti-Semitism 'uptick'

A high-ranking official in the World Zionist Organization, Yaakov Hagoel, told media today that Tuesday's attack on a N.Y. synagogue is part of an increase in anti-Semitic violence all over the world. He said the U.S. must do more to protect Jews.

Op-Ed: UN postpones Libyan talks on unity government for a week

UN Special Envoy Bernadino Leon announced that talks aimed at resolving Libya's political crisis scheduled to begin today have been postponed until the beginning of next week.

Op-Ed: Christopher Hitchens remembered three years on

December 15 will mark the third anniversary of Christopher Hitchens' death, arguably the greatest polemecist, essayist, contrarian, provocateur, orator, and public intellectual of his generation.

Op-Ed: Ontario Liberals should stay out of our retirement

The Ontario Liberal government, led by Premier Kathleen Wynne, continues to purport the notion that the state knows better than you do about how to live your life.

Op-Ed: Is the U.S. a police state?

The disclosure of widespread torture of Muslim detainees, CIA spying on the U.S. Senate, and police violence, especially against blacks, raises the question of whether the U.S. has become a police state.

New Ukraine finance minister was U.S. State Department officer

Natalie Jaresko was granted Ukrainian citizenship just this week. Jaresko was president and CEO of Western NIS Enterprise Fund(WNISEF) a project funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

Alberta asks feds to end immigration cap, wants more workers

The immigration program in Canada allows each province to nominate only a set number of economic immigrants for permanent residency. Alberta told a press conference Monday they need more than allowed and have requested the cap be dropped.

Op-Ed: U.S. says that UN talks on Libya to fail due to foreign meddling

According to a report in Reuters, senior U.S. officials have little faith in positive results from the UN-sponsored talks to stop fighting in LIbya and form a unity government.

Hillary Clinton 'very pleased' DOJ is reviewing police killings

The favourite to win the Democratic nomination for the U.S. presidency in 2016 said she is "very pleased" federal reviews are underway into the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner. She made her remarks at a woman's conference in Boston.