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The 10 Most Hopeful Stories of 2013 to Inspire Your New Year

The 10 Most Hopeful Stories of 2013 to Inspire Your New Year

12.30.2013
There was something almost apocalyptic about 2013. But much happened that was hopeful this year -- a new pope focused on inequality, successful...
Former Drone Operator: 'We Always Wonder If We Killed The Right People'

Former Drone Operator: 'We Always Wonder If We Killed The Right People'

Heather Linebaugh  12.30.2013
Whenever I read comments by politicians defending the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Predator and Reaper program – aka drones – I wish I could...
Drones Could Be Coming To A State Near You

Drones Could Be Coming To A State Near You

12.30.2013
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Six states were named Monday by federal officials to develop test sites for drones — a critical next step for the...
WATCH: Birds Show Drone Who's Boss

WATCH: Birds Show Drone Who's Boss

12.27.2013
Birds of a feather flock together and… attack together? Though several black-feathered birds appeared to be calmly soaring in the sunshine...

10 Good Things About the Year 2013

12.26.2013
t would be easy to make a list of 10 bad things -- wars, government shut-down, drone attacks, lack of progress on immigrant rights, lousy...
'What Brand Are You Smoking?' Marijuana Tops List Of New State Laws

'What Brand Are You Smoking?' Marijuana Tops List Of New State Laws

12.24.2013
By Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO, Dec 24 (Reuters) - "What brand are you smoking?," could become a more routine question among...

Live from Bethlehem: The Goldman Sachs 2013 Christmas Story

12.23.2013
Wait. Mary and Joseph have picked up baby Jesus and are stepping over the piles of presents. They are leaving the spotlights and the...

The Christmas Ghost of Presidential Legacies Past

12.23.2013
"Who are you?" "Why Barack, I'm the Christmas Ghost of Presidential Legacies Past. I visit second-term presidents to help them map out...

Is MoveOn Less Progressive Than the New York Times Editorial Board?

12.23.2013
The New York Times is hardly a progressive newspaper -- but when it comes to the surveillance state and ongoing militarism of the Obama...
Family Of Innocent U.S. Drone Victims Compensated With 101 Kalashnikovs

Family Of Innocent U.S. Drone Victims Compensated With 101 Kalashnikovs

12.21.2013
A little more than a week after a U.S. drone strike killed innocent civilians from a wedding convoy in Yemen, more eyebrow-raising details...
Drone Strike On Wedding Procession Tests Claims Of New Policy

Drone Strike On Wedding Procession Tests Claims Of New Policy

12.20.2013
WASHINGTON — In some respects, the drone strike in Yemen last week resembled so many others from recent years: A hail of missiles slammed...

'Bride and Boom!'

12.20.2013
You have to imagine that line in giant letters with a monstrous exclamation point covering most of the bottom third of the front page of...

A Christmas To-Do List for a Better World

12.19.2013
As Charles Dickens reminds us in A Christmas Carol, it's never too late to make things right in the world and try to be better people and,...
FedEx Finds Delivery Drones 'Almost Amusing'

FedEx Finds Delivery Drones 'Almost Amusing'

By JOSHUA FREED  12.19.2013
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The CEO of FedEx doesn't see drones taking over the package delivery business anytime soon. Fred Smith...