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Russia to Finish Construction of Novorossiysk Naval Base by 2020

Novorossiysk navak base will have been constructed by the end of 2020, Adm. Igor Kasatonov, the former head of Russia's Black Sea Fleet, said in an interview.

Over 1,000 Russian Soldiers Partake in South Ossetia Field Firing Drills

About 1,000 Russian servicemen took part in the firing exercises in South Ossetia, the press service of Russia's Southern Military District announced on Thursday.

Russia to Send Aircraft Carrier to Mediterranean Before 2017 for Up to 4 Months

Russia will deploy its aircraft carrier in the Mediterranean Sea before the end of 2016 for a period of up to four months.

Russian Kamchatka to Present Some 10 Investment Projects at Economic Forum

Russia's Far Eastern Kamchatka Territory is planning to present some 10 investment projects worth around 30 billion rubles ($455 million) at the upcoming Eastern Economic Forum.

France Identifies Second Church Attacker

DNA tests show he is 19-year-old Abdel-Malik Nabil Petit Jean

Al-Shabab names ex-Somali MP as suicide bomber

Salah Nuh Ismail and second attacker targeted AU peacekeeping force's main base on Tuesday, killing at least 13 people.

Clinton's former rivals rally to her side

Four of the biggest names in American politics vouch for Hillary Clinton and deliver a message to her skeptics.

Lloyds Bank To Cut Thousands of Jobs and Shut 200 Branches Following Brexit Vote

1 hour agoNews : Newsweek: US

Britain's largest retail bank has announced it is cutting 3,000 jobs and shutting 200 branches as the lender braces for a cut in interest rates following Britain's decision in the June 23 referendum to quit the European Union. Lloyds...Show More Summary

Turkey Shuts Down Over 100 Media Outlets in Post-Coup Crackdown

1 hour agoNews : Newsweek: US

Turkey on Wednesday deepened a crackdown on suspected followers of a U.S.-based cleric it blames for a failed coup, dismissing nearly 1,700 military personnel and shutting 131 media outlets, moves that may spark more concern among its...Show More Summary

The Next President Will Likely Appoint 4 Supreme Court Justices: Which President Do You Want Picking Them?

This election is all about the Supreme Court that will shape our lives for the next 30 years. Many progressives disagree with Hillary Clinton on a number of issues, in some cases intensely. But there is one overarching reason we should be vigorously supporting her election: The future of the Supreme Court is at stake. Show More Summary

Neil DeGrasse Tyson Cozies Up to the U.S. Military Machine

Today's Carl Sagan is in league with the Pentagon. It was announced Wednesday that Neil deGrasse Tyson, beloved ambassador of science and head of the Hayden Planetarium in New York, will be joining the Pentagon’s “Innovation Board” along with Amazon CEO and multibillionaire Jeff Bezos. Show More Summary

Parade of Speakers at DNC Paint Trump as Unfit for Presidency in Every Way, from Billionaire Bloomberg to an ex-CIA Director

Trump called a con man, demagogue and panderer to authoritarians. A parade of speakers at the Democratic Convention painted a devastating picture of Donald Trump as the most unqualified, inexperienced and unpredictable nominee in anyone’s...Show More Summary

Mainstream Media May Never Understand Sanders’ Political Revolution, but That’s Not Stopping It from Spreading

Change sometimes comes from not asking permission. It was the third daily press conference by the Bernie Delegates Network and dozens of political reporters were baffled by the answers they were hearing from the podium.No, they won’t tell anyone to stop dissenting on the convention floor. Show More Summary

The Upsetting Reason My Young Yoga Students Think I Should Be Married

The seeds of inevitable sexism are planted young. If you're wondering why the fight for gay marriage was such an uphill battle, or why rape culture is still an epidemic, or why Trump's attitude toward women is apparently acceptable to so many Americans, look to the stories we're telling our children. Show More Summary

Hillary Clinton Is a Survivor: On the Eve of Her Acceptance Speech, Take a Moment to Acknowledge All That She's Overcome

Like Ginger Rogers, Hillary Clinton has done everything her contemporaries have, only backwards and in heels. Sometime Thursday night, Hillary Clinton will walk onto a stage in Philadelphia to formally accept the Democratic Party’s nomination for president. Show More Summary

At Democratic Convention, Round One to the Progressives

The first night in Philadelphia was a celebration of progressive values, but Big Money still has a grip on the party. Shoot if you must these old gray heads, but these two semi-qualified observers of the passing political scene watched...Show More Summary

Can You Confront the Death Toll in Syria?

We're reaching Iraq levels of human tragedy. Syria remains an open sore. Inside Syria, the war continues. Death tolls have long become meaningless. Estimates range towards half a million dead, half the population displaced and life expectancy down by 15 years. Show More Summary

America Has Got One Serious Case of Amnesia

A new book catalogs our national short-term memory problem. If you’re looking for answers to our country’s most baffling political problems (Why do the poorest states, which receive the most money from the federal government, still hate...Show More Summary

Sexting Might Actually Be a Sign of a Committed Relationship

A human development researcher decided to find out if people who are anxious about dating or about what their partner thinks of them are more likely to sext. Why do people sext? Why do they send racy or naked photos or videos and sexually...Show More Summary

EPA on the Verge of Banning a Dangerous Herbicide (If It Can Stand up to Lobbyists)

"How many animals have to die before we do what Europe did 12 years ago and ban atrazine?” With a few months to go until the end of the Environmental Protection Agency’s public comment period on its risk assessment of the herbicide atrazine (the...Show More Summary

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