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Demystifying the debt ceiling: 5 things you should know

As the US government is about to hit its so-called debt ceiling of $16.7 trillion on Oct. 17, the frightening prospect of the world’s biggest economy running out of cash is dominating headlines around...

Pakistani schoolgirl shot by Taliban receives human rights Politkovskaya Award

Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teen shot by the Taliban in 2012 for campaigning for girls' schooling, received a human rights award named after the slain Russian journalist, Anna Politkovskaya. The group RAW (Reach All Women)...

New Snowden leak: NSA is monitoring the Internet histories of millions of Americans

The National Security Agency is collecting information on the Internet habits of millions of innocent Americans never suspected of criminal involvement, new NSA documents leaked by former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden suggest. Britain’s Guardian newspaper...

Moms Demand Action For Gun Sense In America Successfully Pressures Starbucks To Stop Allowing...

INDIANAPOLIS, Sept. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America launched a campaign pressuring Starbucks to eliminate guns from its stores nationwide in early July. Just two months later, Starbucks is announcing...

Director of national intelligence: Spying debate ‘probably needed to happen’

The United States director of national intelligence said at a conference in Washington on Thursday that the leaking of classified documents by former government contractor Edward Snowden kick-started discussions in America that until then...

Israeli authorities approve 5,000 work permits for Palestinians

Israel has approved 5,000 work permits for Palestinians from the West Bank. The decision came just after Israel and the Palestine Authority renewed direct talks following a three-year stalemate. Nearly 70,000 Palestinians have permanent...