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U.S. commander lauds progress as NATO ends its Afghan war

Kabul - The U.S. commander of international forces in Afghanistan on Sunday hailed the achievements of 13 years of fighting against the Taliban, as NATO formally ended its war at a ceremony in Kabul."Together...

Understanding how dogs interpret human speech

Dogs tend to turn to the left when they hear emotional speech-like sounds, and right when they hear verbal commands from a robot, according to some fascinating new research into how dogs interpret sounds.

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.

Obama hails 'true spirit' of 9/11 at new museum

New York - US President Barack Obama Thursday hailed the love and sacrifice he said was "the true spirit of 9/11" as he inaugurated a searing Ground Zero museum about Al-Qaeda attacks which killed nearly 3,000 people.

What did Kanye West say at Harvard?

Cambridge - Kanye West spoke to students Sunday at Harvard University's Graduate School of Design. During the lecture, Kanye told the students he admires their work. He also shared his views about design.

Video: Snowden speaks at 2013 Sam Adams Award dinner in Moscow

Moscow - Courtesy of WikiLeaks, video clips have been released including a speech given by Edward Snowden, NSA whistleblower, at the dinner where he received the 2013 Sam Adams Award for Integrity in Intelligence, at an unnamed location in Moscow, Russia.

Watching television changes people's accents

Scots might find themselves adopting Cockney slang after research found that watching television could be a factor in accent change.

Whistleblower Award 2013 — Awarding Edward J. Snowden (video)

Berlin - In the video, Jacob Appelbaum, Internet activist and journalist, speaks on behalf of Edward J. Snowden at the Whistleblower Award ceremony in Berlin, Germany.

Video: Assange speech on WikiLeaks film censored by Oxford Union

London - When making a speech at the Sam Adams Award ceremony, an award which is dedicated to whistleblowers, Julian Assange chose to use the WikiLeaks Collateral Murder video footage as a background to the video - the video was then censored.

Watch Obama lose it with pesky fly during White House speech

A pesky housefly that landed on the forehead of President Obama while he delivered a speech on Thursday in the White House's State Dining Room achieved what the political opposition has failed to achieve, make the president lose his cool under pressure.

Watch President Obama deliver his second inaugural address

The White House released the full 22-minute video of President Barack Obama's speech during his second inauguration today on Capitol Hill.

Jodie Foster comes out as a lesbian....again

Los Angeles - Although many in the media are calling Jodie Foster's speech at Sunday night's Golden Globe Awards her "coming out" speech, the announcement was "old news" for many.

Assange's full Christmas address from Ecuadorian embassy, London

London - WikiLeaks founder and editor, Julian Assange, gave a Christmas address to his supporters on Thursday evening from the balcony of the Ecuadorian embassy in London.

President Obama: 'We’re not doing enough, we will have to change'

Newtown - Addressing the hundreds of people gathered at Newtown High School for an Interfaith vigil honoring those lost in Friday's tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, President Obama said as a nation, we are not are meeting that obligations.

Op-Ed: Did Romney's failure to prepare lead to election loss?

As President of the United States, one must prepare for nearly every possible scenario, good or bad, and it appears as if Mitt Romney was prepared for the good, but not prepared for what would happen if he did not win the election.

President Morsi debuts at UN

New York - On Monday, Egypt's new President Mohammad Morsi embarked on his first journey to the United States since being elected in June. He will be giving a speech at the United Nations on Wednesday.

Op-Ed: The latest fictional short story — Paul Ryan's speech Special

Tampa - Politics and politicians are not exactly known for impeccable honesty. George Washington may not have been able to tell a lie, but according to Fox News' Sally Kohn, Paul Ryan found it hard to tell the truth.

Clint's RNC speech to empty chair inspires 'Eastwooding' meme

When actor Clint Eastwood took to the Republican National Convention stage last night to deliver a speech to an empty chair, representing President Obama, photos began to surface of people lecturing their chairs in what's being called Eastwooding.

Video: Julian Assange addresses his supporters from embassy

London - Julian Assange addressed both his supporters and the media this afternoon. He also spoke directly to President Barack Obama. Update: video of interview with Craig Murray, former ambassador to Uzbekistan.

Video: Julian Assange speaks to the media and supporters

London - Julian Assange came to the balcony of the Ecuador Embassy in the plush London suburb of Knightsbridge, not far from the world famous Harrods department store.

Video: Birdman interrupts Webb Simpson's U.S. Open victory speech

A man helped to liven up Webb Simpson's U.S. Open Trophy victory speech. Dressed in Union Jack knitted headwear, the man jumped in front of the cameras and enjoyed seconds of fame that briefly eclipsed the golf champion's.

NBC analyst equates GOP request on Obama speech to racism

Appearing on MSNBC's 'The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell,' political analyst Richard Wolffe equated the request by Speaker John Boehner for President Obama to move his speech to racism.

Obama tells supporters on Monday he has ‘brought about change’

Washington - Seeking early momentum for a second term in the White House, President Barack Obama told supporters Monday night not to look at the first part of his presidency with “complacency,” letting them know he has already brought “change.”

Melissa Leo drops F-bomb during Oscars speech

During last night's telecast of the Oscars, the winner for best supporting actress swore live in the middle of her speech. Melissa Leo later apologized for the accidental swear word.

David Cameron speaks of failure of mulitculturalism

Prime Minister David Cameron blamed the ways in which multiculturalism has been implemented for contributing to extremism in Britain, saying a strong national identity is needed.

Mubarak announces resignation plans

Cairo - In only his second public address since protesters rallied eight days ago against his 30-year-tenure, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak said he won't run for president again.

Speech pathologist discusses new film The King's Speech Special

The British film The King's Speech, which has been nominated for seven Golden Globes, will open in the UK on general release on January 7. A speech language pathologist discusses how stuttering is central to the film.

The Queen talks about the Bible and sport in Christmas message

London - Queen Elizabeth talked of the history of the King James version of the Bible and the role sport and games play in bringing people together during her Christmas message this year.

Congressman Ron Paul questions wake of Wikileaks exposures

In the wake of the Wikileaks scandal and arrest, Congressman Ron Paul presented a number of questions that he believes should first be addressed.

Netanyahu addresses AIPAC

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel, gave a speech to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), a pro-Israeli lobby group on Monday.
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Julian Assange gives a speech to the Sam Adams Award ceremony.
Julian Assange gives a speech to the Sam Adams Award ceremony.
President Barack Obama outlines the details of the American Jobs Act during an address to a Joint Se...
President Barack Obama outlines the details of the American Jobs Act during an address to a Joint Session of Congress in the House Chamber of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., Sept. 8, 2011
White House photo by Pete Souza
Roger Goun
US President Barack Obama writing a speech
US President Barack Obama writing a speech
White House photo by Pete Souza
President Obama speaking about the crisis in Libya
President Obama speaking about the crisis in Libya
White House photo by Pete Souza
Ron Paul speaking to supporters at a  whistle stop  in Des Moines  Iowa.
Ron Paul speaking to supporters at a "whistle stop" in Des Moines, Iowa.
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US Embassy Santiago, Chile
President Obama delivering his speech on his jobs bill
President Obama delivering his speech on his jobs bill
White House photo by Pete Souza
Protestors rally in the streets of downtown Cairo against the nearly 30-year-rule of President Mubar...
Protestors rally in the streets of downtown Cairo against the nearly 30-year-rule of President Mubarak.
Anthony Weiner.
Anthony Weiner.
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Julian Assange gives a speech to the Sam Adams Award ceremony - as censored by the Oxford Union.
Julian Assange gives a speech to the Sam Adams Award ceremony - as censored by the Oxford Union.
Newly elected NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair
Newly elected NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair

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