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Road To Single-Payer: Fighting For Universal Health Care At The Federal Level

In Part 3 of Jon Walker's series, he examines various hurdles at the federal level that Americans must overcome to achieve a universal health care system. The post Road To Single-Payer: Fighting For Universal Health Care At The Federal Level appeared first on Shadowproof.

Basil al-Araj, now a martyr, unites Palestinian youth in rejection of traditional politics

Sheren Khalel reports on the memorial ceremony that marked Basil al-Araj's status as a "martyr" in his West Bank hometown of al-Walaja, "Less than two months after his death, the image of Basil al-Araj, clad in a red checkered keffiyeh...Show More Summary

All 100 Senators to Attend Briefing at White House

In what Reuters and Fox News call a "rare" move, four top officials in President Trump's administration will brief the entire US Senate on Wednesday. The topic? North Korea. It's not unusual for top administration officials to address members of Congress on Capitol Hill, but in this case all 100...

New Sanctions on Syria Among Biggest Ever by US

The White House accuses Syrian leaders of gassing their own civilians, and it's looking to punish anyone in the nation connected to the weapons. On Monday, the Treasury Department announced sanctions against 271 employees of a Syrian agency believed to have developed and produced chemical weapons, reports USA Today. The...

The unique love story of French presidential front-runner and his wife

If Emmanuel Macron defeats far-right candidate Marine Le Pen in May’s showdown for the French presidency, the country will have perhaps its most unexpected first lady ever. Macron’s wife, Brigitte Trogneux, was his drama teacher in high school and is 25 years his senior. He’s 39, she’s 64. The front-runner was just 16 when he […]

Widespread Criticism Follows Saudi Arabia Joining U.N. Women's Rights Group

Critics pointed to the kingdom's restrictive gender laws after Saudi Arabia was elected to the U.N.'s Commission on the Status of Women by secret ballot.

U.S. announces new Syrian sanctions

The U.S. issued 271 sanctions in response to the Assad regime's alleged use of chemical weapons in an attack on Idlib

What is albinism and what causes it?

Why are they so many people with albinism in Africa? Is albinism limited to a race group? We answer your questions.

A Get-Out-of-Jail-Free Card for Rapists May Be Eliminated

Jordan's Cabinet took the first steps to undo a loophole protecting rapists on Sunday by revoking Article 308, a law that allows the criminals to escape punishment by marrying their victims and staying in that marriage for at least three years. Activists are celebrating this victory, with one calling it...

Parisians react to first round, mull Le Pen's chances

Far-right leader gained just 5 percent of the vote in the French capital, but what do Parisians make of her chances?

Turkey Is Finalizing Deal with Russia to Purchase Deadly S-400 Air Defense System

Russ Read Security, Europe The missile defense deal presents potential challenges for NATO from an integration standpoint.  NATO ally Turkey is in the midst of finalizing a deal with Russia to purchase the S-400 air defense system as...Show More Summary

Trump And China Risk Sparking Dangerous Middle East Arms Race

By James M. Dorsey Forced to acknowledge that Iran is complying with the nuclear agreement it concluded two years ago with the world’s major powers, US President Donald J. Trump appears to be groping for ways to provoke Iran to back out of the deal. Show More Summary

Turkish Referendum Postmortem: More Power To Erdo?an, But With Cracks In His Armour

This is the full-length original text of the interview I gave to Brazilian newspaper O Estado de São Paulo. The Portuguese version, published on Sunday 23 April, can be accessed here. The referendum on 16 April to enhance presidential powers has been the most unfair and controversial election that Turkey held since 1950. Show More Summary

US sanctions Syria officials over sarin gas attack

Sanctions imposed on 271 Syrian officials in response to sarin gas attack, blamed by US on Assad's government.

Demise Of The Secular Turkish Republic

Turkey has given its verdict in the referendum paving the way for a powerful Tayyip Erdogan presidency. Although the margin of victory is close and is contested by the opposition, but it does not really matter. Erdogan has gotten what...Show More Summary

Trump says U.N. must be ready to impose new sanctions on North Korea

The president invited all the members of the U.N. Security Council to Washington to meet with members of Congress and with him at the White House

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