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Op-Ed: 'Raw Deal' Author says tech does need oversight and regulation Special

San Francisco - As the housing crisis in places like the San Francisco Bay Area continues to place pressure on legislators and city planners, one prominent journalist-author sees technology and unbridled capitalism as a dangerous, perhaps 'demonic mix.'

Review: Trumpism not the only target in ʻEverything Is Great Again’ Special

Toronto - Given a title like “Everything Is Great Again”, you know Donald Trump’s presidency is taking some shots in the new Toronto Second City show, which opened last night. But as easy a target as he is, the Orange One is surprisingly absent.

Anna Wintour made Dame Commander of British Empire

Anna Wintour, the Editor-in-Chief of Vogue Magazine, has been made a Dame Commander of the British Empire in the Queen's New Year's Honours list.

Budweiser's last hope to capture millennials was a huge flop

Budweiser's 'America' summer campaign didn't have the impact the beer giant had hoped for. From the start, Budweiser's America campaign has been controversial.

Op-Ed: Clinton lays out 10 year war plan in AIPAC speech

Hillary Clinton has concluded her speech to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC). She has outlined a predominantly hostile policy against Iran and firm military commitment to Israel's needs.

ISIS committing genocide, says Kerry

U.S. House of Representatives voted unanimously to declare that Islamic State is committing genocide in Iraq and Syria, citing the UN definition. The stunning unanimity of the vote puts pressure on Obama's administration to do more.

Op-Ed: Why NATO needs to be led by Europe

NATO was erected with America having the first and final say over its activities, but European countries make up the majority of members and have little say over their military commitments in the alliance. That needs to change.

U.S. deploys F-22 stealth jets to deter North Korea

The U.S. deployed a formation of F-22 Raptor jets to the skies of South Korea on Wednesday in the latest show of force against North Korea.

Adele's album '25' exceeds 8 million in sales in America

Music superstar Adele has been on a roll with her new album "25." It has sold over 8 million copies in the United States.

Russia may ban corn and soybeans from U.S.

A Russian watchdog group says U.S. corn contains dry rot and the use of GMOs may result in a ban on both corn and soybeans from the States.

Adele's sales of '25' to exceed 3 million units in America

According to Billboard Magazine, the sales figures for Adele's "25" are slated to surpass 3 million copies in the United States alone.

Baltimore sees massive surge in murders in 2015

Baltimore - In a stunning crime wave, Baltimore tops 300 murders in 2015 with a month still left in the year. These high number of killings have not been seen in the city since 1999.

Interview with Alan Mair of The Only Ones Special

The Glasgow-born singer/songwriter/bass player/guitarist, also a former member of The Beatstalkers - "the first Scottish pop stars" - filled Digital Journal in on his new solo project.

The United States has more Spanish speakers than Spain

The United States of America now has more Spanish speakers than Spain. America is the second largest Spanish-speaking country.

Op-Ed: Brian Williams goes to MSNBC while inaccurate Fox News stays same

Brian Williams will not be returning as anchorman for NBC Nightly News. Instead, he will be joining MSNBC as anchor for breaking news stories and special reports. NBC veteran Lester Holt, who has been filling in for Williams will now be chief anchor.

Op-Ed: Death of the American mom Special

Wenzhou - As I celebrated Mothers' Day in China with my Chinese university students, I reflected on the state of the American Mom and our appreciation of her.

Walgreens closing 200 stores in U.S.

Walgreens, the drugstore chain, has plans to close 200 out of its 8,000+ stores in the United States over the course two years.

Russia hacked the White House, accessed the President's schedule

The same Russian hackers that recently damaged the State Department hacked into sensitive parts of the White House managed to access information including details of the president's schedule, according to a new report.

U.S. companies have $2.1 trillion worth of profit stored overseas

The U.S. Congress must find a way to tax offshore profits stored by some of the world's largest corporations. Currently letting their earnings safely mount up abroad, lawmakers are considering a special "deluxe" tax rate to get money from the companies.

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.

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.
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America also has poverty and homelessness.
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"A Portrait of America" curated by Ramses Granados continues its run at the Joy Wai Gallery in Chelsea, NYC.
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Two men Andrew Forsthoefel met in California during his cross-US trip
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A Tea Party rally in Minnesota, where some protesters carry signs such as "Kill the Bill"
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An Federal Bureau of Investigation Enhanced Special Weapons And Tactics team moves in to surround a C-130 during an exercise Keesler Air Force Base. The FBI's Enhanced SWAT teams are not as highly trained or equipped to take on the missions that are often assigned to the Hostage Rescue Team but they have more advanced training and equipement than the regular FBI SWAT teams.
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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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On one side of the gun debate are activists who invoke the Second Amendment to the US Constitution to oppose any attempt to restrict access to guns or to control where they can be taken
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Criticizing the U.S. government for its recent overtures toward negotiation with Iran, Wiesel offered a firm stance. "I think America should adopt a very harsh line, a more truthful line, and say to Iran that you cannot continue like that -not with our consent. You can't."
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Looking at Ford Field the night of Super Bowl XL on Feburary 3, 2006 in Detroit.
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Andrew Forsthoefel on the road during his 4,000-mile trek across the U.S.
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Renaissance Center People Mover station in Detroit.
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