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Final shipment of weapons-grade uranium due at Ontario facility this year

The United States has approved what is expected to be the last shipment of weapons-grade uranium to be sent to Canada for the production of medical isotopes.

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission signed an export licence June 23 to transport 8.1 kilograms of highly enriched uranium from

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The Bitter Lessons of America’s Intervention in Libya

“How could we have done something so stupid,” asked University of Texas professor Alan J. Kuperman at the Charles Koch Institute’s (CKI) July 14 panel “What are the Lessons of Libya?”  For answers to this question, over 100 audience members filled a conference hall in Washington, DC’s Mayflower

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Texas House committee grills DPS chief over Sandra Bland's death

Legislators were outraged Thursday at a committee hearing over the jailhouse death of Sandra Bland that ran through the afternoon and into the evening.

Lawmakers on the Texas House County Affairs Committee grilled Department of Public Safety Director Steve McCraw over state

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Burundi's Balancing Act

Throughout Burundi’s history since independence, intermittent bouts of political turmoil have escalated tragically into genocide between the country’s Hutu and Tutsi ethnic groups. Many international observers warned that this year would be no different. The country was hit by a succession of

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Video Of Michigan Man's Death In County Jail Draws FBI Scrutiny

The FBI is investigating the death last year of a 32-year-old man in a Michigan jail. In March 2014, David Stojcevski was sentenced to 30 days in the Macomb County jail. He died there a little more than two weeks later — despite being under 24-hour video monitoring for most of that time.

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Civil rights (still) matter!

Suddenly, it feels like the 1960s again. The passionate, sometimes purposely disruptive energies of the Black Lives Matter movement have ignited a campus-based movement for racial justice that came of age last week. After months of protesting against an intolerant school culture at the

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What’s going on in our prisons?

Leonard Strickland’s barbaric and unnecessary death at the hands of prison guards at the Clinton Correctional Facility in upstate New York highlights the need for independent oversight of the state’s prisons. His beating in 2010, the details of which have only recently come to light, is the

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CPR started 11 minutes after staff found Gynnya McMillen

A sheriff's deputy planning to transport 16-year-old Gynnya McMillen to court arrived at the Lincoln Village Juvenile Detention Center to pick her up at 9:55 a.m on Jan. 11.

When he arrived, staff at the small facility entered 

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