September 1st, 2014

WATCH: CNN Interviews Three Americans Held in North Korea

WATCH: CNN Interviews Three Americans Held in North Korea

Three Americans detained in North Korea spoke out about their conditions Monday in an exclusive interview with CNN. (more…)

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August 31st, 2014

Federal Judge Blocks Enforcement of Louisiana’s New Anti-abortion Law

Federal Judge Blocks Enforcement of Louisiana’s New Anti-abortion Law

Opponents and supporters of an abortion bill demonstrate at the state Capitol in Austin, Texas, in 2013. (Eric Gay / Associated Press)

Opponents and supporters of an abortion bill demonstrate at the state Capitol in Austin, Texas, in 2013. (Eric Gay / Associated Press)

Louisiana’s new antiabortion law can take effect Monday as scheduled, but provisions requiring doctors to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals cannot be enforced against clinics and doctors who filed suit, a federal judge ruled Sunday night.  (more…)

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August 31st, 2014

Even Though President Obama Doesn’t Have a Strategy for Dealing with ISIS Yet, Newly Translated Materials Show ISIS is Already has Plans for Jihad Against America

Even Though President Obama Doesn’t Have a Strategy for Dealing with ISIS Yet, Newly Translated Materials Show ISIS is Already has Plans for Jihad Against America

President Obama may not have a strategy for defeating the Islamic State, but the Islamic State has a strategy for the U.S. In fact, that strategy is set out, in part, in an al-Qaeda manual recently translated for the benefit of the U.S. military. (more…)

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August 31st, 2014

Yellowstone Supervolcano Could Spread Ash Across North America, Change Summer to Winter if it Erupted

Yellowstone Supervolcano Could Spread Ash Across North America, Change Summer to Winter if it Erupted

PHOTO CREDIT: AFP

PHOTO CREDIT: AFP

Yellowstone supervolcano eruption may spread blanket of ash across the North America. Researchers have concluded that while in areas like Rocky Mountains the level of ash will be substantially higher compared to other areas.

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August 31st, 2014

An In-depth Look Back at the Young Civil Rights Fighters Of 1964’s “Freedom Summer”

An In-depth Look Back at the Young Civil Rights Fighters Of 1964’s “Freedom Summer”

DINA RUDICK/GLOBE STAFF Silas McGhee, who lives on the farm on which he grew up, was shot in the face in 1964 when he was 21. He tried that summer to integrate the nicest movie theater in Greenwood, Miss., enduring a beating each time.

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Silas McGhee, who lives on the farm on which he grew up, was shot in the face in 1964 when he was 21. He tried that summer to integrate the nicest movie theater in Greenwood, Miss., enduring a beating each time.

They were idealists taking on the nation’s shame, students who stood with brave, black Mississippians denied a most basic civil right: the vote.

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August 31st, 2014

Search for Unconscious Pilot Who Crashed Plane Halted

Search for Unconscious Pilot Who Crashed Plane Halted

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The Coast Guard suspended the search Sunday for a pilot who lost consciousness and crashed an airplane into the Atlantic Ocean off the Virginia coast.

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August 31st, 2014

Syrian Branch of al-Qaeda Confirms Capture of 45 UN Peacekeepers

Syrian Branch of al-Qaeda Confirms Capture of 45 UN Peacekeepers

An Israeli soldier near the Quneitra crossing in the Golan Heights on Sunday in the area where the Syrian branch of Al Qaeda captured more than two dozen United Nations peacekeepers. (PHOTO CREDIT: Menahem Kahana/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images)

An Israeli soldier near the Quneitra crossing in the Golan Heights on Sunday in the area where the Syrian branch of Al Qaeda captured more than two dozen United Nations peacekeepers. (PHOTO CREDIT: Menahem Kahana/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images)

The Syrian branch of Al Qaeda has acknowledged that it captured 45 United Nations peacekeepers in southern Syria, saying they were being held in…

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