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Kathleen Miles
Kathleen Miles is the senior editor of The WorldPost, the
international news site of The Huffington Post. She was previously
an editor of HuffPost LA.

Before HuffPost, she worked at the NPR affiliate KPCC, writing and
producing national news stories. She has also worked as a district
representative for U.S. Congressman Adam Schiff; field investigator
for the U.S. National Labor Relations Board; and political action
coordinator for the Iron Workers International.

She earned her B.A. from U.C. Berkeley, where she studied Political
Economy of Non-Industrialized Studies, with an emphasis in Middle
Eastern Studies. She earned her M.A. from Loyola Marymount, while
simultaneously teaching full-time with Teach for America in South L.A.

She can be reached through Twitter, Facebook (links above) or

Entries by Kathleen Miles

ISIS Is A Threat To U.S. Interests, Top Official Says. Here's What's Being Done About It

(6) Comments | Posted September 10, 2014 | 5:32 PM

U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said Wednesday that the extremist group the Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL, is a threat to America and must be confronted.

"ISIL has shown a level of danger that constitutes a threat to our vital interests as a nation and to...

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Artificial Intelligence May Doom The Human Race Within A Century, Oxford Professor Says

(322) Comments | Posted August 22, 2014 | 12:04 PM

An Oxford philosophy professor who has studied existential threats ranging from nuclear war to superbugs says the biggest danger of all may be superintelligence.

Superintelligence is any intellect that outperforms human intellect in every field, and Nick Bostrom thinks its most likely form will be a machine --...

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Health Expert: 'No Strategic Plan' For Controlling Ebola Outbreak

(119) Comments | Posted August 5, 2014 | 4:47 PM

The Ebola outbreak concentrated in West Africa is “out of control,” and the international community has no organized plan to address it, a global health expert said Tuesday.

“We’re now in a perfect storm,” Laurie Garrett, senior global health fellow for the Council on Foreign Relations, said Tuesday on a...

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How Art Is Crucial To Understanding The Human Mind

(9) Comments | Posted July 22, 2014 | 12:34 PM

Antonio Damasio, M.D., is a professor of neuroscience and the director of the Brain and Creativity Institute at the University of Southern California. He is a pioneer in the field of cognitive neuroscience and a highly cited researcher. He has received numerous awards for...

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Glenn Greenwald On Why Privacy Is Vital, Even If You 'Have Nothing To Hide'

(121) Comments | Posted June 20, 2014 | 5:30 PM

LOS ANGELES -- Journalist Glenn Greenwald defended the value of digital privacy and slammed those who dismiss its importance during a stop on his national book tour Thursday.

“We all need places where we can go to explore without the judgmental eyes of other people being cast upon us," he...

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Hillary Clinton Warns Of Jihadis Trying To Create An Islamist State

(118) Comments | Posted June 12, 2014 | 2:00 PM

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton warned Thursday that a militant group in Syria and Iraq that gained control of key Iraqi cities this week may try to create an Islamist state.

“I could not have predicted the extent to which ISIS [the Islamist State of Iraq and...

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The Richest Man In American Medicine Seeks To Forge A ‘Cognitive Revolution'

(30) Comments | Posted May 28, 2014 | 7:32 AM

Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong is a surgeon, drug developer, entrepreneur and the richest man in American medicine. Since selling the company that makes his breakthrough cancer drug Abraxane in 2010, he has been developing and expanding NantWorks, an LA-based medical technology company with implications far beyond medicine.


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Robert Gates: China, Russia Are Becoming Aggressive As They Perceive U.S. Pulling Back

(144) Comments | Posted May 21, 2014 | 6:07 PM

Former U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Wednesday that China and Russia are becoming more aggressive as they perceive the U.S. pulling back from world affairs.

“With all the talk of coming home, of nation building at home, the perception has grown increasingly around the world that the U.S. is...

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Deepak Chopra On How To Modify Your Own Genes

(39) Comments | Posted May 2, 2014 | 4:45 PM

Physician and best-selling author Deepak Chopra has an empowering message: You can actually modify your own genes through your actions and behaviors.

“We are literally metabolizing something as ephemeral as experience or even meaning," Chopra said in an interview this week at the Milken Institute Global Conference in Beverly Hills,...

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Energy Tycoon Dismisses Fracking Concerns, Says It 'Isn't Gonna Hurt Anybody'

(324) Comments | Posted May 1, 2014 | 3:30 PM

Energy tycoon T. Boone Pickens dismissed environmental concerns about fracking this week, saying it is a long-term viable solution to America's energy needs.

Fracking "isn't gonna hurt anybody. The environmentalists, they moan and groan about it, but when you get down to it, fracking is two miles down below the...

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Security Experts Warn Of Possible Russian Cyberattack Against The U.S., Ukraine

(155) Comments | Posted April 30, 2014 | 2:10 PM

Former U.S. security officials warned on Tuesday that Russia may use cyber warfare against the U.S. and Ukraine if tensions between the two sides continue to escalate.

“If we move to the heavy sanctions, the sectoral sanctions ... the Russians are going to strike back in some way,”...

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Former NATO Commander Wesley Clark Urges U.S. Backing For Ukrainians

(23) Comments | Posted April 28, 2014 | 6:05 PM

Retired Army Gen. Wesley Clark said Russian President Vladimir Putin wants to reassemble the old Soviet Union and urged the U.S. to support Ukrainians, who he said are prepared to fight.

Clark, the former supreme allied commander in Europe for NATO, issued the warning during an appearance Monday at the...

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How Obamacare Leaves Some People Without Doctors

(944) Comments | Posted April 10, 2014 | 7:36 AM

LOS ANGELES - In January, a doctor told Noam Friedlander, who was suffering from excruciating lower back pain, that she needed surgery to remove part of a severely herniated disc. Friedlander had Blue Shield insurance through Covered California, California's version of Obamacare, and planned...

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This Map Shows The Deadly Aftermath Of War Right Here At Home

(154) Comments | Posted April 8, 2014 | 2:59 PM

Army Spc. Ivan Lopez, the veteran who fatally shot three people before taking his own life Wednesday at Fort Hood, Texas, is among a growing number of recent veterans who have committed violent crimes after returning from war.

Lopez, 34, was struggling with depression, anxiety...

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Housing The Homeless Not Only Saves Lives -- It's Actually Cheaper Than Doing Nothing

(177) Comments | Posted March 25, 2014 | 7:44 AM

It's cheaper to give homeless men and women a permanent place to live than to leave them on the streets.

That’s according to a study of an apartment complex for formerly homeless people in Charlotte, N.C., that found drastic savings on health care costs and incarceration.

Moore Place houses...

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This Chart Shows How Little We Really Know About Where Political Money Comes From

(96) Comments | Posted March 19, 2014 | 8:57 AM

More and more money is going into U.S. elections without any disclosure of where it's coming from.

Spending by “dark money” groups -- organizations that do not have to disclose the sources of their political money -- has skyrocketed from about $25 million in 2000 to about $336 million in...

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This Program Would Save Heroin Addicts' Lives, Help Curb Disease And Save Money

(80) Comments | Posted March 17, 2014 | 7:36 AM

Needle exchange programs could save thousands of American lives and reduce strain on the public health care system. But some politicians refuse to implement them, largely because of an old-fashioned stigma.

Through a needle exchange program, drug users can receive clean syringes in exchange for turning in used ones. Such...

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Los Angeles Shutters More Than 100 Pot Shops

(50) Comments | Posted March 12, 2014 | 4:58 PM

Los Angeles has shut down more than 100 pot shops since the summer, the city attorney announced this week.

The city is enforcing a new law, approved by voters in May, to limit the number of medical marijuana dispensaries in LA to 132 shops. Enforcing the...

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Just How Much The War On Drugs Impacts Our Overcrowded Prisons, In One Chart

(144) Comments | Posted March 10, 2014 | 7:30 AM

America's prisons are dangerously overcrowded, and the war on drugs is mainly to blame.

Over 50 percent of inmates currently in federal prison are there for drug offenses, according to an infographic recently released by the Federal Bureau of Prisons (see chart below). That percentage has

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