Tag Archives: U.S.

Johnson, Bratton warn that U.S. continues to face terror threat

Fifteen years later, we may not be that much safer. Department of Homeland Security Chief Jeh Johnson and NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton both warned Sunday that, while national security officials have made strides since the horrific 9/11 attacks, the country continues to face serious threats. “We’re on a constant state of alert, against not only the (type of) terrorist-directed attack ...

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Rudy defends Trump idea U.S. should've ‘taken the oil' from Iraq

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani on Sunday defended Donald Trump’s suggestion last week that the U.S. should have taken Iraq’s oil after it invaded the country. “Until the war is over, anything’s legal,” said Giuliani, a surrogate for and adviser to the GOP nominee, on ABC’s “This Week.” When host George Stephanopoulos insisted that taking such an action ...

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Obama bans U.S. imports of goods produced by slavery

Win McNamee/Getty Images President Obama closed a loophole in an 85-year-old tariff law to keep products of forced and child labor out  the U.S. on Wednesday. President Obama signed a bill Wednesday that includes a provision banning U.S. imports of fish caught by slaves in Southeast Asia, gold mined by children in Africa and garments sewn by abused women in ...

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Greene: Now's time for black woman on the U.S. Supreme Court

Andrew Burton/Getty Images Hillary Clinton meets with civil rights leaders at The National Urban League in New York City. Not only should President Obama move swiftly to fill the empty seat on the U.S. Supreme Court, he should give the Senate something it hasn’t seen in nearly 25 years — a black nominee. He should give them U.S. Attorney General ...

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Heart Disease Is Silent And No. 1 Killer Among Women In The U.S.

Though more than three-quarters of heart related deaths are preventable, heart disease remains the number one killer of men and women in the United States. For women, the statistics are particularly grim: Every 80 seconds a woman dies from heart disease and yet women generally do not perceive heart disease to be a top health concern. Approximately 610,000 people die ...

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SEE IT: U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter vapes in hearing

A GOP Congressman vaped his opposition to a ban on using e-cigarettes on airplanes Thursday but his argument went up in smoke. Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) took a long pull from his device and blew out a small cloud during a Transportation & Infrastructure Committee bill markup hearing. He tried but failed to block the panel’s adoption of Washington, D.C. ...

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John Hopkins To Become First U.S. Hospital To Perform Organ Transplants Between HIV Positive Donors And Recipients

The Johns Hopkins University Hospital is about to become the very first hospital in the United States to be approved to perform organ transplants between donors and recipients who test positive for HIV. The historic decision will be the beginning of a new era that could increase the transplant rate of the entire nation, and significantly cut down on the ...

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On Wednesday, the U.S.

On Wednesday, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act for the 62nd time. This is, however, the first time such a bill will actually be sent to President Obama’s desk (where he will promptly veto it). Gawker

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U.S. air strike on ISIS target in Iraq killed 4 civilians

STAFF SGT. SHAWN NICKEL/AFP/Getty Images The March bombing in Iraq left four civilians dead. WASHINGTON — A U.S. air attack on an Islamic State checkpoint in Iraq in March probably killed four civilians, possibly including a child, according to findings released Friday from a U.S. military investigation. Investigators concluded that the checkpoint was a valid target and that the attack ...

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Genetically Engineered Salmon Declared Fit For Consumption And Ready For Sale In U.S.

Genetically modified salmon are designed to grow faster, and federal regulators have declared that these fish are safe to be consumed. Salmon is now the very first genetically altered animal approved for sale in any American supermarkets and declared dinner table ready. The announcement came on Thursday, and the approval from the Food and Drug Administration also gave companies who ...

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