It’s come to this: pissed off at the state government’s lack of concern about climate change and frightened by the very real threat it’s facing from sea level rise, the city of South Miami has made moves to secede from the rest of Florida. This is a real, serious proposal, and it recently passed the South [...]

Four former employees of the US security company Blackwater have been convicted of almost every charge related to the shootings of more than 30 unarmed Iraqi civilians in Baghdad seven years ago. The jury in Washington found Nicholas Slatten guilty of first-degree murder, and the three other ex-security guards – Paul Slough, Evan Liberty and [...]

A man has jumped the White House fence and was attacked by Secret Service dogs, a Secret Service spokesman said, in the second incident to happen in a few weeks. Video released on Wednesday showed Secret Service agents surrounding the man on the north lawn of the White House, which was put on lockdown. “Dogs [...]

A leading Washington, D.C. ethics organization filed suit against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Wednesday for failing to provide documents regarding oil industry efforts to influence the 2014 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Each year, the EPA sets the RFS for how much renewable fuel must be blended into transportation fuel supplies. “The renewable fuel [...]

Noam Chomsky at United Nations: It Would Be Nice if the United States Lived up to International Law

October 22, 2014

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Iraqi Kurds to send forces to Syria’s Kobane

October 22, 2014

“Yesterday we announced that one resupply bundle went astray and was destroyed. We have since relooked at that and we have determined that a second bundle also went astray and probably fell into enemy hands,” Army Colonel Steve Warren, a Pentagon spokesman, said on Wednesday. Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan criticised the air drop. “What [...]

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Soldier and gunman killed in Ottawa shootings

October 22, 2014

A gunman armed with a rifle has shot and killed a Canadian soldier guarding Ottawa’s war memorial, before being pursued by police into the national parliament building and shot dead himself. The attack began at about 9.50am on Wednesday local time (13.50 GMT) when a man shot the uniformed soldier. It was reported by Canadian [...]

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Winter’s answer to the Pumpkin Spice Latte sounds weird, will soon be impossible to avoid

October 22, 2014

Photos from the Happy Ending Salon On Wednesday, September 10th Amanda Stern partnered with Salon to relaunch The Happy Ending Music and Reading Series. We had the pleasure of hosting authors Leslie Jamison, Zadie Smith, and Matthew Thomas, artist Edwina White, and musician Emily Wells. Moleskine, Greenlight Bookstore, and Plymouth Gin were event partners. Source

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