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Weapons Companies' Stocks Surge After Paris Attacks

When the New York Stock Exchange opened Monday morning, less than three days after Islamic State terrorists attacked in Paris, five leading American weapons manufacturers saw their stock prices jump. Fox Business attributed the bumpShow More Summary

Bernie Sanders Hates the Media Just as Much as Republicans Do

When Bernie Sanders was asked at a recent Democratic presidential forum to name his dream job, the Vermont senator didn't hesitate. "President of CNN." The South Carolina audience laughed—and so did his interrogator, MSNBC's Rachel Maddow. Show More Summary

The Surprising Reason Why School Cafeterias Sell Chocolate Milk

Ever wonder why school lunches are pushing sweetened milk? Or why fast-food restaurants suddenly offer concoctions like pizza with "40 percent more cheese"? You can thank the dairy checkoff, a USDA-supervised system under which dairy producers pay into a kitty to promote their industry. Show More Summary

The Scary New Science That Shows Milk Is Bad For You

Do Americans need so much milk? In 1951, Harvard University nutritionist Mark Hegsted wanted to find out. He had heard all about milk's virtues while growing up on a small Idaho dairy farm, but as he began studying nutrition, he noticed that plenty of people from countries with little dairy were thriving into old age. Show More Summary

Twitter Has Censored Gory Images of the Paris Attacks

Over the past three days, Twitter has been preventing its users in France from viewing certain images and keywords related to the Paris attacks. The censorship, first reported today by the French newspaper Le Monde, applies to a keyword...Show More Summary

Here's What Republicans Don't Get About Syrian Refugees

With a growing group of governors and members of Congress demanding a halt to the acceptance of Syrian refugees in the wake of the Paris attacks, refugee resettlement groups and the Obama administration are pushing back strongly against...Show More Summary

Up to 240,000 Women Have Tried to Give Themselves Abortions in Texas ?

Ever since Texas passed HB2 in 2013, the omnibus abortion law at the heart of a pivotal case the Supreme Court will review early next year, more than half of the state's 41 abortion clinics have been forced to close. As these closures...Show More Summary

Police Cancel Soccer Match in Germany Due to Bomb Threat, Residents Told to Stay Home

A friendly match between Germany and Netherlands in Hannover, Germany, was canceled less than 90 minutes before kickoff due to a bomb threat Tuesday. "We have concrete indications that someone intended to set off explosives in the stadium,"...Show More Summary

The Rubio-Cruz War Has Begun

The simmering tension between Republican presidential rivals Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz has finally bubbled over. On Tuesday morning, top advisers to each candidate pounded the other with the best ammunition at their disposal. The Rubio...Show More Summary

French Government Nearing Decision About Whether to Ban Climate Protests After Terrorist Attacks

We learned yesterday that even after Friday's terrorist attacks that killed 129 people in Paris, global warming activists are pushing to go ahead with large protests and civil disobedience in the French capital two weeks from now. On...Show More Summary

The Democratic Debate Moderator Who Wowed the Critics Has a Podcast. It’s Great.

Jason Schneider The second Democratic presidential debate of the 2016 race had one clear winner—the moderator, John Dickerson. The longtime Slate political correspondent—who co-hosts the Political Gabfest podcast and recently took over...Show More Summary

The Republican Wall of Climate Denial Is Starting to Crack

This story originally appeared in The New Republic and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. On stage at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in mid-September, two-plus hours into the second GOP presidential...Show More Summary

The Troubling History of Big Tobacco’s Cozy Ties With Black Leaders

Images courtesy of Stanford University's archive of tobacco advertising It's hardly surprising that a tobacco company would donate more money to Republican politicians than to Democrats, who are generally more amenable than GOPers to taxes and regulation. Show More Summary

Ben Carson Won't Explain His Mysterious Palm Beach Real Estate Deal

Last week, Mother Jones and the Associated Press reported that GOP front-runner Ben Carson had a business relationship with a felonious ex-dentist in Pittsburgh named Alfonso Costa, who had once been convicted of healthcare fraud. Carson...Show More Summary

We Just Sold Another Billion Dollars Worth of Weapons to Our Frenemies in Saudi Arabia

As part of its ongoing effort to promote "stability within the region," the United States inked another giant arms deal with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on Monday. This one was for more than 10,000 advanced air-to-surface munitions like...Show More Summary

Should Paris Allow a Massive Climate Protest Right Now?

Massive climate rallies in Paris should go ahead as planned: That's the message activists will take to French authorities during a private meeting scheduled for Tuesday morning, as they double-down on plans for large demonstrations during...Show More Summary

Yes, Obama Does Have an Anti-ISIS Plan "to Take Out These Bastards"

At a Monday press conference at the G20 meeting in Turkey, President Barack Obama was repeatedly asked by American reporters a version of this question: What are you doing to defeat ISIS? CNN's Jim Acosta put it in these Twitterish terms:...Show More Summary

Can Republican Governors Block Syrian Refugees From Settling in Their States?

In the wake of last Friday's attacks in Paris, Republican governors across the country have made their positions clear—they want nothing to do with the Syrians fleeing ISIS. On Sunday, Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley announced that his state won't accept any Syrian refugees. Show More Summary

Supreme Court Stays Out of Planned Parenthood Fight

Since this summer's release of doctored sting videos targeting Planned Parenthood, Congress has been embroiled in a fiery debate over funding for the women's health care provider. On Monday, the Supreme Court made clear that it wants nothing to do with this fight. Show More Summary

President Obama Calls Rejection of Syrian Refugees a "Betrayal of Our Values"

President Obama said on Monday morning that the terrorist attacks in Paris that killed more than 100 people on Friday should not affect the small intake of Syrian refugees into the United States. "Slamming the door in their faces would...Show More Summary

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