Hawking’s Refusal To Attend Israeli Conference Spurs Divestment Debate In US

Protesters demonstrate on June 5, 2010, in Melbourne, Australia, against Israel’s Gaza Blockade and attack on humanitarian flotilla. (Photo/Takver via Flickr) The movement to use peaceful, economic pressure to encourage the Israeli government to halt its illegal military occupation and construction of settlements in the West Bank is gaining momentum once again after renowned physicist […]

The movement to use peaceful, economic pressure to encourage the Israeli government to halt its illegal military occupation and construction of settlements in the West Bank is gaining momentum once again after renowned physicist Stephen Hawking stated he would boycott a conference in Israel to send a message to the government. This week, the

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North Korea Sees Surge Of Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis

At least 5,000 cases of TB that can’t be treated with conventional antibiotics are reported in North Korea each year.

North Korea is facing a surge of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis, or MDRTB, an aid group has warned. At least 5,000 cases of TB that can't be treated with conventional antibiotics are reported in North Korea each year, according to Stephen Linton, chairman of the South Korea-based Eugene Bell Foundation. The true number could be far higher,

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‘Occupy The NRA’ Calls Out The Gun Manufacturing Lobby

Pictured, protestors organized by CREDO demand gun control outside of the NRA’s Washington, D.C. offices in December 2012. Recently, activists have started an «Occupy the NRA» movement to highlight the gun advocacy group’s ties to U.S. elected officials. (Photo/majunznk via Flickr) “The National Rifle Association (NRA) and its lobbyists have too much control on what […]

“The National Rifle Association (NRA) and its lobbyists have too much control on what happens in Washington. The NRA represents the gun manufacturers in this country. They are working to maximize their profits,” Stephen Clermont, the director of policy and research at Every Child Matters, told Mint Press News. Clermont, along with dozens of

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What Went Wrong In West, Texas — And Where Were The Regulators?

Casket sit in front of the stage of a memorial for firefighters who were killed in the West, Texas, fertilizer plant explosion prior to President Barack Obama’s arrival, Thursday, April 25, 2013, at Baylor University in Waco,Texas. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) A week after a blast at a Texas fertilizer plant killed at least 15 people […]

A week after a blast at a Texas fertilizer plant killed at least 15 people and hurt more than 200, authorities still don't know exactly why the West Chemical and Fertilizer Company plant exploded. Here's what we do know: The fertilizer plant hadn't been inspected by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration since 1985. Its owners do not

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Iraqis Vote In First Election Since US Withdrawal

An Iraqi woman casts her ballot at a polling center during the country’s provincial elections in Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday, April 20, 2013. Polls opened amid tight security in Iraq on Saturday for regional elections in the country’s first vote since the U.S. military withdrawal, marking an important test of the country’s stability. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim) […]

BAGHDAD — Iraqis cast ballots in regional elections Saturday amid tight security, marking the country's first vote since the U.S. military withdrawal and a key test of its stability. The results will not directly affect the shape of Iraq's national government. But the vote will be an important barometer of support for Iraq's various political

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Despite Win, UnitedHealth Criticizes Medicare Rates, Eyes Pruning Business

In this June 8, 2009, a doctor poses among patient files. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) If the Obama administration expected the biggest health insurance company to give thanks for this month’s decision to reverse cuts to private Medicare plans, it was wrong. UnitedHealth Group CEO Stephen Hemsley said Thursday that Medicare Advantage rates are still far […]

If the Obama administration expected the biggest health insurance company to give thanks for this month’s decision to reverse cuts to private Medicare plans, it was wrong. UnitedHealth Group CEO Stephen Hemsley said Thursday that Medicare Advantage rates are still far too low and that the company may shrink its business of managing care for

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