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No ‘unicorn arrangement’: Kerry fires back at Senate critics of Iran deal

No ‘unicorn arrangement’: Kerry fires back at Senate critics of Iran deal

Republican lawmakers criticizing the administration’s nuclear deal with Iran are looking for “some sort of unicorn arrangement involving Iran’s complete capitulation,” Secretary of State John Kerry told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Kerry blasted the notion that a better deal could have been achieved as a “fantasy, plain and simple.” The marathon hearing was mostly […]

Marines killed in Chattanooga attack identified as authorities search for motive

Marines killed in Chattanooga attack identified as authorities search for motive

Condolences are streaming in from across the US after the four Marines killed in Thursday’s shooting in Chattanooga were identified. Authorities are still guessing at the motives of the attacker, who they say had no known links to international terrorism. Officials and families have confirmed the names of the four Marines gunned down in the […]

E-pocalypse now: Airline, stock exchange hit by computer glitches

E-pocalypse now: Airline, stock exchange hit by computer glitches

United Airlines was writing boarding passes by hand before stopping all flights for three hours. Then the New York Stock Exchange halted all trades, citing a mysterious “technical glitch.” It wasn’t a cyberattack, US officials said – but what was it? The airline blamed its woes on a problem with a router. After first trying […]

‘We need a change’: Baltimore mayor fires police commissioner after riots, homicides

‘We need a change’: Baltimore mayor fires police commissioner after riots, homicides

Baltimore’s mayor has fired the police commissioner because of a recent crime spike. In the last two months, there have been 73 murders in the city. The firing coincides with a police union report critical of the department’s role during the riots. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake commended police commissioner Anthony W. Batts for his service, citing […]

Senate votes to ban waterboarding and other forms of torture

Senate votes to ban waterboarding and other forms of torture

The US Senate has voted to outlaw many forms of torture, including waterboarding, “rectal feeding,” mock executions, hooding prisoners, and sexual humiliation in any sector of the US government. By a vote of 78 to 21, the Senate agreed on an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that limits the US government to […]

50 US hospitals overcharge uninsured by 1000% – study

50 US hospitals overcharge uninsured by 1000% – study

Fifty US hospitals charged uninsured patients an average of ten times more than they should have to provide medical care in 2012, a new study found. This equates to a patient who’s treatment should have cost $100, having to shell out $1,000. The research, published in Health Affairs, found that all but one of the […]

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