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Inside The Strange And Wonderful World Of Micronations

Imagine escaping the confines of bureaucracy and founding your own state, where you make all the rules. Sounds like the stuff of fantasy novels. But some people actually make it a reality by creating their own "micronations." A micronation...Show More Summary

One Of These 4 People Is Most Likely To Replace Chuck Hagel

Chuck Hagel's tenure as Secretary of Defense began inauspiciously, with a nomination battle that ended with only 58 members of the Senate voting to confirm their former colleague. And it's ending well before Barack Obama's second term...Show More Summary

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel Is Resigning

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is resigning, The New York Times reported on Monday. A senior administration official subsequently confirmed to Business Insider that Hagel would resign. They said Hagel would announce his decision alongside the president at 11:00 a.m. Show More Summary

Iraq Is So Corrupt That Government Weapons Are Reportedly Ending Up In ISIS Hands

Entrenched corruption in the Iraqi military and police forces is undermining the fight against ISIS, The New York Times reports. The US is seeking to empower Iraqi forces and Sunni tribes by funneling more than $1 billion in supplies and weapons through the government in Baghdad. Show More Summary

It's Deadline Day For The Best Shot To Resolve The Iran Nuclear Standoff In Years

Vienna (AFP) - Time runs out Monday for the biggest chance in years to resolve the Iranian nuclear standoff, as Tehran and world powers make a final push for a deal but with a risky extension looking likely. The five permanent members...Show More Summary

OBAMA: Voters Will Want A 'New Car Smell' In 2016

President Barack Obama suggested on Sunday that voters have grown a little tired of his presidency and will want a newer, fresher candidate to succeed him. "I think the American people, they're gonna want that new car smell," Obama said on ABC's "This Week," according to a transcript. Show More Summary

The FBI Just Arrested Two Guys Accused Of Buying Explosives To Use In Ferguson

The FBI arrested two men for allegedly buying explosives intended for upcoming protests in Ferguson, Missouri, reports CBS News. The two men are allegedly members of the Black Panthers and live in the greater St. Louis area. Tensions...Show More Summary

Hillary Clinton's Top Supporters Insist She Could Lose In 2016

Hillary Clinton seems to have a very clear path to the White House in 2016. A slew of polls have shown her leading all her likely Democratic primary rivals. While that kind of prime positioning obviously has its advantages, being the front-runner hasn't worked for four Democrats in recent races — including Clinton in 2008. Show More Summary

Teens Are Tweeting Unappealing Photos Of Their School Lunches With The Hashtag #ThanksMichelleObama

A new trending topic #ThanksMichelleObama is popping up all over Twitter, but the sentiment is anything but gracious. Teenagers who are unhappy with their school lunches are snapping pictures of the food and tweeting them along with the hashtag. Show More Summary

Thousands Of Refugees Fled Cuba On Rafts In 1994 — Here's How They Are Faring 20 Years Later

Since the rise of the Fidel Castro in 1959, millions of Cuban citizens have tried to illegally gain entrance to the United States, seeking refuge from the regime. Many of these people have attempted to enter the US using makeshift rafts to travel the treacherous 332 miles of water between Cuba and Miami. Show More Summary

As The US Campaign Winds Down, Here Are Astonishing Photos Of Afghanistan Before Its Devastating Wars

Operation Enduring Freedom, the US's over-13-year-old campaign in Afghanistan, is just a few weeks away from ending. The next chapter in Afghanistan's modern history — one that's left all but the most remote corners of the country impacted by decades of conflict — is about to begin. Show More Summary

That Time China's State Media Ran An Article About Potential Nuclear Strikes Against Los Angeles

China has entertained the threat of nuclear strikes against west coast cities such as Los Angeles and Seattle, the annual 2014 congressional report from the US China Economic and Security Review Commission states. According to the report,...Show More Summary

How The Navy's New Anti-Submarine Aircraft Sees Under The Waves

The P-8 Poseidon, the most advanced search aircraft in the world, has been a part of the US Navy for just a year now. This infographic lays out the converted Boeing 737's capabilities in detecting enemy submarines, surface ships, and other aircraft. Show More Summary

BOEHNER: Obama Is 'Damaging The Presidency Itself'

The immigration showdown between Congress and the White House is fully underway. In a press conference Friday morning, House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) slammed President Barack Obama yet again and vowed that his chamber will move to thwart Obama's new executive actions on immigration reform. Show More Summary

An Intercepted Conversation Led To One Of The Most Prominent People In DC Being Investigated For Espionage

An intercepted conversation of a Pakistani official spurred the high-profile investigation of a veteran diplomat, according to a front-page New York Times report Friday. The report, citing unnamed officials, did not specify the details of that conversation and the diplomat, Robin Raphel, has not been accused of a crime. Show More Summary

Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson Is In Talks To Resign Ahead Of Grand Jury Decision

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Darren Wilson, the Ferguson police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teenager in August, is in talks with officials to resign, CNN reports. The negotiations come at the same time that a grand jury, which has been investigating the case for several months, is expected to decide whether or not to indict him. Show More Summary

Here Are The 6 Key Elements Of Obama's Immigration Plan

President Barack Obama unveiled executive actions he plans to take to shield millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation in a primetime speech from the White House on Thursday evening. In his remarks, Obama characterized his...Show More Summary

Hillary Clinton Just Fully Endorsed Obama's Immigration Order

Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton strongly endorsed President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration reform minutes after his speech concluded Thursday night. "I support the president's decision to begin fixing...Show More Summary

Obama Is About To Make His Big Immigration Speech

President Barack Obama is unveil his executive order that will shield about 4 million undocumented immigrants from deportation in a primetime address from the White House on Thursday evening at 8 p.m. According to the Washington Post,...Show More Summary

The US Military Just Released New Videos Of Its Airstrikes Against ISIS

The US military released new footage on Thursday of its airstrikes against the jihadist group Islamic State (also known as ISIS or ISIL). The US Military Central Command published five videos in total and described the strikes, which took place Wednesday, as against a building, two tunnels, and two bunkers in Iraq. Show More Summary

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