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Tuesday, April 30,2013

Obama on Syria chemical weapon use: First gather facts

President Barack Obama, speaking about the ongoing revolt in Syria and the allegations that the government has used chemical weapons, said the U.S. will gather facts before acting.
Tuesday, April 30,2013

Obama again raises idea of closing Guantanamo Bay detention facility

President Barack Obama, addressing the media today, has raised an issue Congress previously rejected: closing the prison at Guantanamo Bay.
Tuesday, April 23,2013

Sunlight Foundation unveils journalism effort-checker Churnalism

The process is this: Corporations, trade associations, governments, individuals and tons of other groups write up press releases about themselves. Then they send those to journalists. Then journalists put them into their publications. Then you, the reader, catches them and quits reading crappy journalism.
Tuesday, April 16,2013

Boston bombing: Headlines, reactions from Senate and Obama

Two explosions rocked the finish line of the Boston Marathon April 15, killing at least two and injuring at least 170. See today's top headlines here.
Monday, April 15,2013

North Korea rocket design apparently can carry warhead

Most media reports about North Korea use terms like "posturing" and "threats." But how much of the country's suddenly aggressive rhetoric is posturing, and how much can it back up?
Friday, April 12,2013

Video: North Korea is aiming for Colorado Springs. Except it doesn't know where it is.

North Korea has released a new video threatening to attack the United States, including Colorado Springs, with missiles. But its aim looks to be a little off.
Tuesday, April 9,2013

Why thousands celebrated the death of Margaret Thatcher

Thousands of people across the world hit the streets in celebration after the death of Margaret Thatcher early April 8. As adoring eulogies rang out from leaders and the media, including President Barack Obama, general opinion was sometimes quite different.
Monday, April 8,2013

British singer Morrissey slams Margaret Thatcher: 'Barbaric,' 'a terror'

Morrissey, the British singer who rose to fame with The Smiths and has become an outspoken political activist, has ripped the legacy of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in a column for Newsweek/The Daily Beast.
Tuesday, April 2,2013

Gun control: NRA again proposes armed guards in schools

A task force funded by the National Rifle Association has set forth recommendations on school safety and mass shootings, saying schools should train teachers to carry weapons.
Monday, April 1,2013

Prosecutors seek death penalty of James Holmes in Aurora theater shooting

Arapahoe County District Attorney George Brauchler has told the court that he wants to pursue the death penalty against James Holmes, the man accused of shooting 70 people in a theater in Aurora, Colo. last year.