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Op-Ed: Twenty-five years later, 'Roger & Me' still pulls no punches

A quarter of a century ago this week, Michael Moore's “Roger & Me” unleashed itself upon the general movie-going public in North America and showed us all what a documentary could be: hilarious, angry, muckraking, irresistibly entertaining.

Op-Ed: America the beautiful has wrinkles

Denver - America has squandered the good will generated by the World Trade Center attacks. The Nobel prize President Obama got as a freshman president is a distant dream.

How and where to volunteer at Thanksgiving or all year round

As Thanksgiving approaches are you thankful you can pay all your bills and buy groceries? Are you glad you can choose your leaders, have a free press and worship God freely? Want to volunteer to help others at Thanksgiving? Here are some ways.

Op-Ed: Obama wins big with immigration deal

President Barack Obama will use his executive authority to delay the deportation of the family members of U.S. citizens, prompting a political battle that may affect the 2016 presidential election.

Paolo Nutini releases short film for 'Iron Sky,' to tour America

Scottish singer-songwriter Paolo Nutini has released a short film for his single "Iron Sky," and he will be touring the United States to promote his upcoming album.

White students to no longer be majority in U.S. public schools

Public schools in the United States are projected to have more minority students than non-Hispanic whites, which is a first.

Star-Spangled Trivia

Let’s face it America has it all: baseball, apple pie, and Mom! But how much do you really know about our great country? Try this road trip-ready quiz!!

The War on Drugs in the U.S. and neighboring countries

The "War on Drugs" is not just a personal story for people in the United States. It is also altered and contributed to by those in neighboring countries. We are going to explore why and how that happens right now.

Mexican drug cartels stay ahead of patrols with spy gear

Mexican cartel lookouts are using both mundane and some advanced technology to tip off their partners. The complicated U.S. border situation has just gotten a bit more complicated.

Op-Ed: Should Obama have swapped a soldier for Taliban detainees?

No Man Left Behind — this policy is as old as America herself. Regardless the country or the outcome, we have routinely swapped captured enemy fighters in order to return our soldiers to American soil.

Megadeth's Dave Mustaine to play 'The Star-Spangled Banner'

Dave Mustaine, the front-man of the iconic rock band Megadeth, will be featured in the new movie "America," where he will be playing "The Star-Spangled Banner."

Typical heroin user in America who has sought treatment is a white woman in the suburbs

Fifty years ago researchers reported that the average first-time heroin user is a 16-year-old of color, but now a study says that a typical user who has sought treatment is more likely a 23-year-old white woman from the suburbs.

First U.S. case of deadly MERS virus confirmed - CDC

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is working to educate and not alarm the public amid the first confirmed case of MERS in the United States.

Netflix plans price hike for its subscriptions

Netflix surprised customers today with their the announcement of their decision to increase monthly plans by $1 to $2 in their shareholder newsletter.

Op-Ed: Putin banned from 'Mighty Taco'

Buffalo - Serious actions have been taken against Russian President Vladimir Putin. No one truly knows what prompted this response.

Obama urges Putin to back down in Ukraine

Global leaders are continuing to raise concerns about Russia's recent actions in Ukraine. As of now there are enough troops on the Ukrainian border to seize the country within twelve hours.

Op-Ed: Can U.S. really claim the moral high ground on Ukraine?

American leaders have condemned Russia's stationing of troops in Crimea in the Ukraine. Can the U.S. really claim the moral high ground in saying Russia has no right to be in Crimea?

Bank of America suspends senior FX trader in London: source

The worldwide investigation into allegations of manipulation in the global currency market took another twist on Thursday, as Bank of America suspended a senior trader in London, a source familiar with ...

Op-Ed: America's Broken Politics

New York - America’s two party system is broken, has been for some time, and continues without interruption to show ever more clearly that this is so.

American fuel distributor shows $380 billion leaving U.S. economy

AMERIgreen fuel provider released an infographic that shows $380 billion leaving the U.S. economy in 2012 because of foreign fuel consumption.

U.S. exports global warming

While America talks of a greener and cleaner future, exports of dirty fuel into other countries are flooding the markets with cheap, high carbon fuels.

New study: Chinese pollution making landfall on the West Coast

China's air quality problem may have repercussions outside of Asia. A new study suggests that Chinese pollution is affecting America's West Coast.

Op-Ed: America in 2014

New York - Nations, like people, are full of flaws and inadequacies. On the bright side though, we believe that we can improve if we try. Nations are also like people when it comes to the habit of mind that thinks "things were better back when."

Op-Ed: The Re-History of the Muslim Brotherhood - Part 1

Recently, the Muslim Brotherhood has made news with their actions in Egypt. However, this is only another attempt in a long line of attempts to conquer.

Interview with Judy Collins: Grammy-winning American musician Special

Singer-songwriter Judy Collins is an American treasure. She has been an integral part of the American music scene for the past 54 years.

Op-Ed: The impact of gun violence in America

Today, gun violence has become more prevalent and sadly the norm. Seeking an end to the problem will take long-term solutions, which include understanding why a rift exists on an issue that will not end quite so swiftly.

Do you know how wealth is distributed in America?

Infographics on the wealth and inequality in the U.S. revealing the striking difference between what people think is the reality of wealth distribution and the real economic picture has already received over 10 million hits on YouTube.

Op-Ed: Is America really a great and moral nation?

Every single day the American people are saddled with propaganda stating that we are the greatest country on Earth. We are encouraged to be proud of our nation. We are told to waive our rights as we wave the flag for which our fathers fought and died.

Op-Ed: The government shutdown and American leadership

Washington - How a lack of leadership hurt the American People - When did being a Representative become a license to penalize America's citizens for the representative's own incompetence?

Op-Ed: American operations will lead to further destabilisation

U.S. special forces carried out 2 separate operations last week, one targeting a high ranking leader belonging to al-Shabab, and the other that targeted an Al-Qaeda member suspected of being involved in the 98 U.S. embassy bombings in Nairobi Kenya.
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Andrew Forsthoefel looking at the wide expanse of this highway during his 16-state walk across the U...
Andrew Forsthoefel looking at the wide expanse of this highway during his 16-state walk across the U.S. in 2011
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Looking at Ford Field the night of Super Bowl XL on Feburary 3, 2006 in Detroit.
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the dumbing down of America
the dumbing down of America
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 A Portrait of America  curated by Ramses Granados continues its run at the Joy Wai Gallery in Chels...
"A Portrait of America" curated by Ramses Granados continues its run at the Joy Wai Gallery in Chelsea, NYC.
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Israel's Minister Ehud Barak, left, sits across from the Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during the weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem Sunday, April 29, 2012. (AP Photo/Ronen Zvulun, Pool)
Israel's Minister Ehud Barak, left, sits across from the Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during th
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Aerial photo of Hilo Bay, Hawaii.
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This is how Andrew Forsthoefel set up camp during his walk across America
This is how Andrew Forsthoefel set up camp during his walk across America
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On St. Patrick s Day many people in both countries celebrate their shared heritage.
On St. Patrick's Day many people in both countries celebrate their shared heritage.
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America is Dan Deacon s third album. It showcases the artist s ability to fuse dance and electronic ...
America is Dan Deacon's third album. It showcases the artist's ability to fuse dance and electronic music with orchestral sounds, while simultaneously questioning the past, present, and future of its titular subject matter.
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A view of the Goldman Sachs building in Jersey
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A woman showing Andrew Forsthoefel a small gator during his cross-America walk
A woman showing Andrew Forsthoefel a small gator during his cross-America walk
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The colorful Light Tunnel at Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County International Airport connecting Concourse A with Concourse B/C in the McNamara Terminal. Light patterns along the tunnel are choreographed with music.
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Photo via Andrew Forsthoefel
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Members of Move America Forward at a rally held in Berkeley Ca.
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 It sort of evolved organically   the 31 year-old Deacon says of his live shows.  When I first start...
"It sort of evolved organically," the 31 year-old Deacon says of his live shows. "When I first started, my whole goal was to get people to dance by the end of the set -which was a success -though it took me a while to figure out how to get people to feel comfortable, and to lose their inhibitions in a place that was very uncomfortable, like an empty room."
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President Vladimir Putin
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Sailors from the Ohio-class fleet ballistic-missile submarine USS Nevada (SSBN 733) fill food boxes at the Food Bank of Northern Nevada for area needy families during Reno Navy Week.
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A Picture of FBI SWAT officers.
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