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New poll shows Labour and the Conservatives are neck-and-neck

The latest election poll published today shows the Conservatives and the Labour Party are neck-and-neck in the polls. Both parties scored 33% according to polling organisation Britain Elects, with the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) coming in third with 15% of the vote. Show More Summary

Capitol Police reportedly keep leaving their guns behind in congressional bathrooms

US Capitol Police apparently need to be more mindful of where they leave their firearms.  Roll Call's Hannah Hess reported Friday that there were at least three separate "disturbing instances when Capitol Police left loaded firearmsShow More Summary

Jon Stewart accuses NY Times reporter of helping lead US into 'most devastating' foreign policy mistake in 100 years

Jon Stewart finally got to interview the former New York Times reporter whose stories helped bolster the US case for the war in Iraq – and it got ugly fast. "I believe that you helped take us to, like, the most devastating mistake in foreign policy that we've made in 100 years," Stewart told investigative journalist Judith Miller. Show More Summary

Sky just released the best video of the General Election set to Marvin Gaye's 'Let's Get It On'

In a campaign that's been short of positivity from all sides, at least Sky News is throwing some humour into the mix with its latest send-up. Set to Marvin Gaye's classic "Let's Get It On," the Sky News General Affection Song is well worth a watch: Join the conversation about this story » NOW WATCH: Animated map shows what would happen to China if all the Earth's ice melted

Jeb Bush is no fan of George W. Bush's painting skills

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) needled his older brother, former President George W. Bush, for his painting habit. "Heck, no!" Bush said Thursday at the National Review Institute Summit, when asked if he would enlist his brother to paint his official portrait should Jeb Bush ever be elected president. Show More Summary

Ray Lewis to kids in Baltimore: 'I'm you, I sat in that seat'

Former Baltimore Ravens star Ray Lewis visited Frederick Douglass High School to discuss the recent protests and violence that have rocked the city. Produced by Jason Gaines. Video courtesy of Associated Press. Follow BI Video: On Facebook Join the conversation about this story »

15 poignant photos that show what life was like during the Vietnam War

In 1954, America entered into a messy war to support South Vietnam against the communist regime in North Vietnam and its allies in southern Vietnam, known as the Viet Cong. The two-decade long war claimed the lives of m ore than 3 million...Show More Summary

The US Navy will accompany American-flagged ships passing through Strait of Hormuz

US Navy ships will start accompanying American-flagged commercial vessels passing through the Strait of Hormuz after Iran's seizure of a Marshall Islands-flagged vessel on April 28th, a US defense official said on Thursday, according to Reuters. Show More Summary

This map proves that Iran doesn't really want to defeat ISIS in Iraq and Syria

Iraq and Syria no longer exist as coherent unitary states. By now, followers of events in the Middle East have grown used to maps that show how ISIS, Al Qaeda, the Free Syrian Army, the Assad regime, the Baghdad government, the Kurdistan...Show More Summary

How Hillary Clinton's first big challenger is framing his campaign against her

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) launched his 2016 presidential campaign on Thursday with little fanfare.  The outspoken liberal stalwart — viewed by some as a gadfly in Washington — stood near the Capitol Building and informed the reporters present he would only be making a "brief comment."  "Let me just say this. Show More Summary

Major ISIS online recruiter identified as a journalism student in Seattle

On April 28, a high-ranking female ISIS officer wielding more than 8,000 followers on Twitter and primarily tasked with recruiting women to join the terror group was identified by Channel 4 News as a journalism student in her early 20s living in Seattle. Show More Summary

The Syrian military is on the verge of collapse

The Syrian Army is facing its most serious challenges since the start of the Syrian Civil War. Fatigued, over-stretched, and losing the support of its base constituency, the Syrian Army is conceivably nearing the point of collapse. Major rebel offenses have taken control of the strategic cities of Idlib and Jisr al-Shegour in the north. Show More Summary

America's largest psychological organization allegedly worked with the CIA on torture in secret

A new report from a group of mental health professionals and human rights activists alleges that the American Psychological Association (APA) worked with the George W. Bush administration in secret on the CIA's post-9/11 torture program. Show More Summary

13 images that illustrate key turning points and iconic moments from past British general elections

With only a week to go before Britain goes to the polls to vote for their next government, we're looking back at the most iconic moments and images of previous elections. Each one helps to tell the story of the individual campaigns and some represent a key turning points in which elections were won or lost. Show More Summary

Take an amazing look inside the US Air Force's headquarters in Europe

Staggering in its scope and scale, Ramstein Air Base in Germany is one of America's most important and fascinating military facilities. Located in southwestern Germany, it serves not only as the headquarters of the US Air Force in Europe and a major NATO installation but also as a gateway to American military operations around the globe. Show More Summary

Report: American Psychological Association secretly helped justify torture under George W. Bush

American Psychological Association (APA) professionals worked with senior members of the Bush administration to find legal and ethical justifications for the administration's continued use of torture in prisoner interrogations, according to a new report released by a group of dissident health professionals and human rights activists asserts. Show More Summary

How a debut filmmaker exposed the Taser industry in a bombshell new documentary

Nick Berardini was in his senior year at the University of Missouri in 2008 and working the late shift at the local TV station when a call on the police scanner changed his life. Berardini got word of an in-custody death by the Moberly Police and was one of the first reporters on the scene. Show More Summary

TIME magazine asks how much has really changed in America since the '60s

This week's riots in Baltimore have drawn many comparisons to the race-fueled protests of 1968, and Time magazine brings that idea home with its new cover. The image reminds us that Baltimore — and many other cities across the US — still haven't resolved some of the problems that sparked massive riots across the country 50 years ago. Show More Summary

Iran's top diplomat fires back at Republican senator's 'macho personal smear' on Twitter

Iranian foreign minister Javad Zarif did not take kindly to Sen. Tom Cotton's (R-Arkansas) aggressive tweets challenging him to a debate.  On Thursday, Zarif wrote on Twitter that Cotton had attacked him with "macho personal smear."Show More Summary

10 jailed in Pakistan for involvement in attack on Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai

A court in the northwestern Pakistani city of Mingora on Thursday sentenced 10 men to life imprisonment for attempting to Malala Yousafzai in October of 2012, officials said. A security official said none of the four or five men who carried out the attack on Malala was among the 10 men, Reuters reports. Show More Summary

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