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Following last year's revelation that female inmates in California prisons were being coercively sterilized as recently as 2010, Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill outlawing forced sterilization in the state's lockups.

Syrian regime approves of anti-ISIS US-led air campaign

Syria's Foreign minister, Walid al-Moallem, said the Syrian authorities of whom he is an accredited representative aren't displeased with U.S. air strikes against IS forces in his country. He even went as far as to say they were "satisfied" with it.

Op-Ed: Abbas turns up rhetoric against Israel

The US expressed annoyance at the UN speech of Mahmoud Abbas, president of the Palestinian Authority. Abbas accused Israel of carrying out acts of genocide during the recent Operation Protective Edge.

Op-Ed: Why many North Americans just don’t 'get' climate change

Coming off Climate Week, the People’s Climate March, and the “Catalyzing Action” New York UN summit, we have a burning question: Why is the North American public perception of climate so different from that of the world’s scientists?

Op-Ed: Boehner - U.S. may have 'no choice' on combat troops fighting ISIL

House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) appeared Sunday on ABC's This Week with George Stephanopoulos, and said that the United States may have no other choice than to send combat ground troops to fight the war against ISIL in Iraq and Syria.

Peace group calls for Canada not to follow United States in Iraq Special

An information picket held by the Edmonton Coalition Against War and Racism (ECAWAR) on September 27 called for Canada to stay out of the current conflict in Iraq.

Op-Ed: Iowa Democrat declares Bruce Braley the winner over Joni Ernst

Tonight’s KCCI/Des Moines Register U.S. Senate debate between Democrat U.S. Rep. Bruce Braley and Republican state Sen. Joni Ernst gave Iowans across the state an opportunity to see the two candidates side-by-side, with their divergent political views.

Op-Ed: Bush/Cheney foster ISIS-ISIL

Once again former President George W. Bush and his careless gun-handling vice president, Dick Cheney, are getting off the hook. Let's blame the black guy.

Op-Ed: ISIS and the corporate state of war profiteering

Ever since World War I, fear of foreign invasions has been an obsession in the American collective consciousness. It is no coincidence that major U.S.corporations have profited from this fear, at the expense of massive death and destruction worldwide.

Op-Ed: Ferguson police chief should be fired

If there still was anyone in the country who thought Tom Jackson could continue as police chief of Ferguson, Missouri, the video "apology" he posted Thursday surely disabused them of any such notion.

Op-Ed: Kay Hagan comeback in North Carolina polls spells trouble for GOP

Senate Republicans need to net six seats in the United States Senate in the November midterms. Unfortunately for Republicans, the "Grand Old Party" has suffered another setback as one-term North Carolina U.S. Senator Kay Hagan is polling remarkably well.

PM Modi lands in New York to strengthen ties with the U.S.

Narendra Modi arrived in New York, Friday, marking his maiden five-day visit to the United States as India’s Prime Minister.

Op-Ed: Watch for more foreign intervention in Libya against Islamists

A common narrative about what is happening in Libya will be about the threat of radical Islamist groups such as Ansar al-Sharia, a group thought to be responsible for the attack on the American consul in Benghazi which killed the ambassador among others.

Op-Ed: Syrian rebels incensed at U.S. bombing attacks in Syria

The Islamic State(IS) has captured territory held by other rebel groups and fought against them. Surely the rebels should welcome the strikes. However, the strikes were directed not only against IS but other radical rebel groups as well.

Obamacare saves states with Medicaid $5.7B for uncompensated care

The pressure for the 23 states that have not enrolled to enroll in the Medicaid cash expansion portion of the Affordable Care Act, is increasing by the day. This year alone, those states enrolling in the Medicaid expansion will save $5.7 billion dollars.

Attorney General Eric Holder to step down

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced his resignation Thursday, ending a tumultuous six-year tenure marked by progress as well as disappointment, partisan controversy and constant battles with conservatives over his policies and actions.

Op-Ed: Neo-con Stephen Hayes placed on DHS Terrorist Watchlist

Stephen Hayes is an unlikely candidate to be on the Department of Homeland Security's Terrorist Watchlist. As a senior writer for the conservative Weekly Standard and a regular commentator on Fox news he seems an unlikely terrorist sympathizer.

China expresses opposition to further sanctions on Russia

China has been careful in its responses to the Ukrainian situation. While it wants to retain Russia as an ally it is concerned that the Crimea referendum could set a precedent for areas such as Tibet, which is part of China.

Op-Ed: Will Russia be next ISIS target?

Despite being proposed by President Barack Obama, Russia supported a Security Council resolution condemning the Islamic jihadist group ISIS.

Op-Ed: Civics or censorship? CO student protests reveal need for answers

School boards in Colorado and Texas are coming under scrutiny for wanting to increase the prevalence of civics and patriotism in high school social studies. Students in Colorado are protesting, raising the debate over when civics becomes censorship.

Shocking number of Americans support secession from the U.S.

Recent polls show that a large number of American citizens support the idea of their state peacefully leaving the United States and forming a new government.

Propaganda or history? Curriculum as ideological battleground

Hundreds of Denver-area high school students walked out of classes Monday and Tuesday, hitting the streets to protest proposed politically-conservative guidelines to their curriculum and a proposed oversight committee to ensure their implementation.

Op-Ed: The Obama 'latte salute' debacle is overblown

President Barack Obama was captured on Instagram saluting a U.S. Marine...while holding a cup of coffee in the same hand. The photo has now wound up on the front page of CNN and is burning up the blogosphere.

Op-Ed: Costs of US war on Islamic State not discussed

If the US war against the Islamic State were a social program there would be immediate requests for an estimate of the costs. If the duration and extent of the program was indefinite criticism would be immediate and harsh.

Liberals win majority in New Brunswick provincial election

Brian Gallant, the leader of the New Brunswick Liberal party, won a majority in the eastern province triumphing over the incumbent Progressive Conservatives of David Alward.

Get Democracy is an app that can help you 'change' the world Special

Jason Cohen is developing a new app, Get Democracy. The app tracks your legislators' voting record and promises to place US government oversight in your hands, the individual US citizen, forcing elected officials to be accountable to "you and only you."

Op-Ed: Paul Ryan counting his chickens advocating budget reconciliation

Rep. Paul Ryan, in anticipation of victory in the midterms, is counting Senate Republican chickens before they are hatched. Ryan is recommending the Senate eliminate the filibuster rule of 60 votes, making it easier to pass deficit-reducing legislation.

Op-Ed: Afghan election results not determined by voters

Those in the west — including the US who keep the Afghan government functioning through their aid — are much relieved that a president has finally been chosen and the loser has become the "chief executive" of what will be a national unity government.

Weirton, WV moving forward with plans to open new detox center

The Weirton Board of Zoning Appeals gave details on its plan to open a new detox center this past Tuesday night, with residents out in impressive numbers to the Wilsap Community Center to hear the Board speak.

Op-Ed: When Obamacare stops treatment for cancer patients

Jeffrey Rusch, a man from California, had 20 tumors in his brain, a large tumor in his lung and several others in his liver and bones. He started to receive treatment, only to later receive a notice his treatments weren't covered under Obamacare.

Op-Ed: Troubles continue in Libya as clashes threaten oil production

Libya's troubles are increasing as conflict has taken place in the south west of the country and clashes have shut down the El Shalala oil field that supplies the Zawiya refinery that in turn supplies the capital Tripoli with gasoline.

North Dakota extends lowest state unemployment rate to 69 months

While the nation struggles with unemployment, and small new job numbers, one state stands alone in job growth. For more than five years, North Dakota has lead the nation with the lowest rate of unemployment.

Op-Ed: The Secret Service needs to get its A-game back

An intruder actually makes it inside the White House. After a tough past year that has included sex scandals and public drunkenness, the vaunted U.S. Secret Service faces yet another PR black eye. It's time for the USSS to get its A-game back.

Op-Ed: Michelle Obama believes in 'change and hope' stronger than before

Michelle Obama addressed the DNC Women’s Leadership Fund conference in Washington D.C., summarily dismissed naysayers of her husband's 2008 message of "change and hope." The speech was the most vigorous defense to date of President Obama's achievements.

Op-Ed: $117,000 'drive-by doctor' bill calls for universal health care

The complexities of medical billing can be confusing and infuriating, but a case from New York reveals the dangerous, and growing, trend of "drive-by doctoring." Doctors who consult on procedures, without the knowledge of the patient, can charge big fees.

President Obama signs $1 trillion stopgap spending bill

On Friday, September 19, President Obama signed a $1 trillion spending bill that includes funding for his plan to arm and train Syrian rebels to fight the Islamic State in Syria.

Scottish Referendum: 'No' voters were 'tricked' says Alex Salmond

Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond has said voters that rejected independence for Scotland were "tricked" by a late promise of greater powers.

Sam Wang predicts 93% probability Democrats retain Senate control

Sam Wang is a political unknown who dabbles in election forecasting. A professor of neuroscience at Princeton by day, Wang is considered by election forecasters an "outlier," being the only forecaster predicting the Democrats will hold the U.S. Senate.

Libyan parliament rejects prime minister's proposed cabinet

Libya's new parliament elected in June and based in the eastern city of Tobruk has added to the political turmoil by rejecting the 16 minister cabinet proposed by acting prime minister Abdullah al-Thinni.

Op-Ed: Putin replaces ISIS and Ebola as public enemy No. 1

Even as there were growing signs of peace in the Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin is on the war path as far afield as the Bering Straits and Sweden/Finland.

Rival Afghan candidates reportedly reach deal

Rival candidates Abdullah Abdullah and Ashraf Ghani were said to be close to a power-sharing agreement back on Tuesday Sept. 16 but talks stalled in part because the two could not agree when the results of final vote audit should be released.
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