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U.S. Soldier Allegedly Had Ties To ISIS

CBS News reported Monday that a U.S. Army soldier in Hawaii was arrested for allegedly trying to provide material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. According to a criminal complaint filed Monday in the U.S. District Court for the…
By Seth Millstein

9 Stories From 2016 That Seem Like So Long Ago

Each December, the world inevitably finds itself marked by a long list of political and societal changes that took place in the preceding 11 months, but 2016 seems like one of most monumental years the world has gone through in while. Donald Trump…
By Natasha Guzmán

Trump Skips Intelligence Briefings

Make no mistake, there are many qualms to be had with a Donald Trump presidency, from his exactly zero experience in government to some of his wildly abhorrent rhetoric to his potentially unprecedented business conflicts of interest — and that's…
By Margaret Judson

Here's Where Trump Made Some Coherent Sense

So in case you missed it, the Atlanta Falcons won the Monday night football game with a decided 45-32 victory over the New Orleans Saints. But who won last night's presidential debate? Well, while the overwhelming consensus is that Hillary Clinton…
By Yvonne Juris

Clinton Hasn't Been Fighting ISIS Her "Whole Life"

At Monday night's debate, Donald Trump played right into that "blame Hillary Clinton for everything" trope by saying Clinton has been "fighting ISIS [her] entire adult life." Like a lot of the mouth noises Trump has been making tonight, this is one…
By Katherine Speller

Matt Lauer Was Publicly Steamrolled

Two candidates entered. And... both of them left without anything really changing. Wednesday night, during NBC's Commander-in-Chief Forum, Matt Lauer had half an hour with each presidential candidate. The forum offered a great opportunity to ask…
By Jon Hecht

Trump May Only Be Tamed By Fear Of Losing

In light of the pronounced possibility of losing the presidential election, while speaking at a rally in North Carolina last week, Donald Trump apologized (sort of) for rash statements he's made on the campaign trail. The speech marked a rare yet…
By Bronwyn Isaac

Clinton Health Conspiracies Are Sick Jokes

It turns out, despite evidence that tends to suggest otherwise, Hillary Clinton is not superhuman. It's true — Clinton, like other mortals, has been sick before. Now, in the latest overblown conspiracy theory, Donald Trump is taking this truth and…
By Margaret Judson

The Media Is Donald Trump's Shrew

Donald Trump seriously deserves some credit. In what seems to be just about every single day, Trump comes out with something — a statement or an accusation or a conspiracy theory — crazier and more outlandish than the day before. On Wednesday, he…
By Margaret Judson

ISIS Has A Twisted Reason To Attack During Ramadan

Tuesday evening marks the end of Ramadan. But it is also one week since the terrorist attacks in Istanbul, which killed 44. In the days since, more than 200 were killed at a Baghdad market and 23 at a Bangladeshi cafe. On Monday, suicide bombers…
By Joseph D. Lyons

How You Can Help Istanbul

After two deadly explosions shook Istanbul Atatürk Airport on Monday, the Turkish capital is receiving help from the international community. There are several ways you can contribute, too. They range anywhere from donating blood to the simple…
By Hillary E. Crawford

ISIS And The Istanbul Explosion

Authorities have yet to report whether ISIS was involved in the attack on Istanbul's Atatürk Airport on Tuesday. Witness accounts of two explosions followed by gunshots has been confirmed by a Turkish official, Reuters reported. The Turkish justice…
By Hillary E. Crawford

This Is What Trump Being Presidential Looks Like

On Wednesday, presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump gave a much-hyped speech about the myriad evils of one Hillary Clinton, arguing that her judgement and lack of integrity are behind the deterioration of the Middle East and that her presidency would…
By Kastalia Medrano

The One Thing To Remember On World Refugee Day

World Refugee Day comes amid renewed fears surrounding terrorism in the United States in the wake of last week's horrific Orlando mass shooting. On the back of this tragedy, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is repeating, more loudly than…
By Amée LaTour

The FBI Director Won't Name The Orlando Shooter

In a press conference on Monday, FBI Director James Comey refused to name the Orlando shooter in an effort to avoid making his name famous. He went on to explain that the perpetrator's Port St. Lucie home, as well as his electronic devices, are…
By Hillary E. Crawford

Why Hate Crimes Are Also Terrorist Attacks

In the small hours of Sunday morning, a gunman entered Pulse Orlando, the city's largest gay nightclub, and killed 49 people and injured 53. It was the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history, and like so many shootings before, it took place in a…
By s.e. smith

Dear White, Hetero, Cis People: Don't Co-Opt This

If you are a cisgender, heterosexual, white person, please do not write about the largest mass shooting in American history, which took place this Sunday at a gay club called Pulse in Orlando during the venue's Latino night. Of course, share…
By Mariella Mosthof

How The World Is Reacting To The Orlando Shooting

Update: In a press conference Monday morning, Orlando police confirmed that 49 people had been killed and 53 injured early Sunday morning at Orlando's Pulse gay nightclub in the deadliest mass shooting in recent U.S. history. After opening fire on…
By Elizabeth Ballou

33 Pride Photos That Prove Love Trumps Hate

Early Sunday morning, a mass shooting at the Orlando, Florida gay nightclub Pulse left 49 people dead and over 53 injured. It is the most deadly mass shooting in American history. There has been speculation over whether the massacre was a hate crime…
By Rachel Krantz

11 Infographics That Prove Our Gun Laws Are Nuts

Update: In a press conference Monday morning, Orlando police confirmed that 49 people had been killed and 53 injured early Sunday morning at Orlando's Pulse gay nightclub in the deadliest mass shooting in recent U.S. history. After opening fire on…
By Rachel Krantz