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A dozen academic research groups have received substantial U.S. National Institutes of Health funding to improve the diversity of the American biomedical community.

Nebraska students permitted to pose with firearms

Graduating seniors from one Nebraska high school will be permitted to prominently display firearms in their senior pictures, following a unanimous vote from the board of education.

Op-Ed: Critical comments removed from review of USAID work in Egypt

After Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak was overthrown in 2011, the US Agency for International Development(USAID) paid several nongovernmental organizations(NGOs) to begin pro-democracy programs even though they were not registered to work in Egypt.

Op-Ed: Will Canadians sacrifice liberty in the name of security?

Soon after the deadly terrorist attacks earlier this week, most people were terrified (once again) of the possible threat of more terrorist attempts in Canada.

Republican Charlie Baker leads Martha Coakley by 9 points

Massachusetts Republican gubernatorial candidate Charlie Baker is nine points ahead in Massachusetts. After a visits last week by former Pres. Bill Clinton and Michelle Obama, Democrat Martha Coakley is in trouble.

Op-Ed: CIA-linked General Haftar's Libyan coup complete

General Khalifa Haftar, often called a "renegade," now has the support of the internationally-recognized Libyan government in Tobruk. His coup has been successful.

Fire from Syrian skies

What the stepped-up air strikes by the Syrian Air Force in one recent 36-hour period tells us about the complicated situation on the ground in, and in the skies over, Syria.

Op-Ed: UNC scandal should prompt national discussion on academic honesty

It's finally final: A lot of academic dishonesty went down at the University of North Carolina. We should take this time to have a national discussion about academic integrity.

Op-Ed: US marine accused of murder transferred to Philippine base

In a move meant to ease tensions over who should have custody of Pfc. Joseph Pemberton accused of murdering a transgender filipino, the US transferred him to the main Philippine military camp in Manila.

Op-Ed: Blast from the past — Middle class has least wealth since 1940

A new sound bite may make the midterm rounds this fall. Two economists, one from UC Berkeley and one from the London School of Economics, have found that the percentage of wealth owned by the U.S. middle class has eroded to a level not seen since 1940.

Op-Ed: Massachusetts awards Chinese $566.6 million contract

While the Obama administration scrambles to block U.S. companies from headquartering abroad to save in taxes, the state of Massachusetts just granted a $566.6 million subway contract to a Chinese company.

Man loses his marbles by hurling them at British MPs in session

A major security breach occurred inside the Houses of Parliament in Britain, when a man threw his bag of marbles at MPs while the Right Honourable ladies and gentlemen were still in session.

Wyoming becomes 32nd state to legalize same-sex marriage

LGBT marriage equality has arrived in the 'Equality State.' Wyoming on Tuesday became the 32nd US state to legalize same-sex marriage, joining six other mostly conservative states which have done so this month.

GOP bails on S.C nominee after he calls homosexuals 'gremlins'

A South Carolina Republican vying for a U.S. congressional seat apparently believes gays and lesbians should be kept out of the light, never given any water and most importantly, never fed after midnight; they are "gremlins" after all.

Deal between Russia and Ukraine on natural gas not completed

After meetings on Friday between Putin and Poroshenko and then between Russian and Ukrainian negotiators and the EU Commission over the weekend, it appeared that an agreement would be finalized today but no accord was reached.

Coalition weapons drop may have been recovered by ISIS

Islamic State fighters Near the Syria/Iraq border may have seized a cache of weapons dropped by U.S.- led coalition forces meant for Kurdish militiamen.

Radicalized militant attacks Canadian soldiers, kills one

*updated 9 a.m. 10/22* Monday, two Canadian soldiers were ran down, and one killed, by a car driven by a radicalized militant. Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney labelled the attack a "terrible act of violence against our country."

Op-Ed: Obama administration split on issue of torture ban

In 2005 the Bush administration revealed that it interpreted the UN Convention Against Torture banning "cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment" as not applicable to the CIA or military prisons overseas.

Op-Ed: Feminist Tina Brown says Obama making women feel 'unsafe'

Tina Brown, leading American feminist, founder and former editor of the Daily Beast and former editor for Newsweek, who currently heads up Tina Brown Live Media, slammed Pres. Barack Obama Monday on the MSNBC “Morning Joe” program.

Op-Ed: Five things wrong with Sen. Ted Cruz' Ten-Point Plan for Congress

Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) has announced his GOP plan for Congress starting in 2015, outlining what should be done if Republicans regain the Senate. Unfortunately, he's half wrong.

Op-Ed: Most watched projection models show Republicans winning Senate

U.S. Pres. Barack Obama couldn't even hold the attention of those in attendance as he campaigned for Maryland Gubernatorial Democrat candidate Lt. Governor Anthony Brown at an Early Vote Rally at Dr. Henry Wise High School in Upper Marlboro, Md.

Resolving to make Kobani Islamic State's Stalingrad

The Stalingrad analogy is a suitable one for the present situation in the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobani. One hopes that Kobani prove to be the Stalingrad of Islamic State.

Americans for Prosperity fliers confuse NC voters

Deceased voters, children and at least one cat have received confusing mailers posted by the North Carolina chapter of Americans for Prosperity Foundation as part of a voter registration campaign.

Rob Ford breaks campaign rules, kicked out of advance polls

It does not appear to matter what befalls Rob Ford, he seems incapable of staying away from controversy; indeed, not even his grave illness can stop him from making headlines. This time it was Ford's repeated failure to comply with election rules.

Op-Ed: Libyan government declares war on Islamists

The Islamist-dominated militias who control Tripoli and Benghazi convened the General National Congress(GNC), which appointed a prime minister who formed a government but the internationally-recognized elected government is in Tobruk, in eastern Libya.

Op-Ed: A confederacy of homophobes

With federal courts knocking down same-sex marriage bans in Arizona and Alaska, the practice is now legal in 38 states and the District of Columbia. Appeals of the ban are pending in all 12 states still prohibiting it.

Pres. Obama to seek extra funding as he continues Ebola fight

With the U.S. mid-term elections a scant two weeks away, Pres. Barack Obama is busy seeking solutions to the Ebola virus scare. Bloomberg News reported the president will do so, at least in part, by asking Congress for more funding to fight the disease.

Justin Trudeau memoir had no ghostwriter: 'I wrote this book'

The Justin Trudeau memoir 'Common Ground' is days from publication and if Canadians were wondering if the leader of the Liberal Party used a ghost writer — he is, after all, a busy man — the answer came in an interview published today.

Op-Ed: Realpolitik continues to permeate Washington's Syria policy

One of the primary reasons that the U.S. administration is prioritizing Iraq in its campaign against Islamic State (IS) is because a form of realpolitik still largely dominates its policy towards the Syria situation.

Op-Ed: Ebolabama the latest problem of Barack Obama

With all the attacks on President Barack Obama over Ebola it needs to be remembered that the disease has been known to exist since 1976.

Op-Ed: Yemen Al-Qaeda group supports the Islamic State

The Islamic State (IS) has been disowned by Al-Qaeda for not following orders. The Jabhat al-Nusra or Nusra Front is now recognized as the official representative of Al Qaeda in Syria.

Op-Ed: Assisted suicide is a right we should support

The Supreme Court of Canada has begun hearing the case to legalize assisted suicide. It is a continuation of a case decided by the Court decades ago where they made the wrong choice. Canada's sick and dying should be given the right to die peacefully.

Op-Ed: Harper government to give spy agency more powers

The Canadian Conservative government of Stephen Harper has announced that it will increase the powers of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service(CSIS) the main spy agency in Canada.

Arizona same-sex marriage legal, couples can marry immediately

The Federal Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled the law that prohibits same-sex marriages was unconstitutional. Same-sex couples in Arizona can legally marry effective immediately.

VP Joe Biden's son booted from Navy over cocaine

It was one of the best-kept secrets inside the Washington DC Beltway. Reports surfaced Thursday that VP Joe Biden’s 44-year-old son, Hunter Biden, who joined the Navy reserves in 2013, has been discharged after testing positive for cocaine.

Mayor Rob Ford victim of breach of privacy at Toronto hospital

Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto, where Rob Ford is being treated for a rare form of cancer, has admitted that the mayor's privacy was breached there. Two employees, the hospital said, accessed his personal health records.

Report: U.S. concealed discovery of Saddam's chemical weapons

The Rumsfeld-era Pentagon concealed the discovery of old but dangerous chemical weapons stockpiled by former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein's forces, even after US troops were repeatedly exposed to and sickened by the deadly nerve and blister agents.

Op-Ed: Bruce Braley suddenly snags support of independent voters in Iowa

U.S. Rep. Bruce Braley has positively reversed course in his race against Republican Iowa state senator Joni Ernst, gaining increasing support from two important voting groups in Iowa: independents and women, according to the a Quinnipiac University poll.

Poll: Republican Cory Gardner leads Sen. Mark Udall by 4 points

Just 20 days before voters decide which political party will control the U.S. Senate, Republican Cory Gardner leads Colorado’s incumbent Democrat Sen. Mark Udall by four points, according to a new CNN/ORC poll published Wednesday.

Tory welfare minister says disabled 'not worth the full wage'

The UK opposition Labour Party is urging a welfare minister to resign, after comments made at a Conservative Party fringe meeting suggested disabled people could be paid less than the minimum wage.

Nicola Sturgeon elected SNP leader unopposed

Nicola Sturgeon is to replace Alex Salmond as leader of the Scottish National Party, it has been confirmed, paving the way for her to become Scotland's first female First Minister.

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