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Shrimp Supply Tainted With Modern Slavery: Why Global Business Transparency Is Needed

Katie Shay | Posted 06.27.2014 | Impact
Katie Shay

Americans love shrimp. In fact, we love it so much that we eat it more than any other seafood, and almost more than tuna and salmon combined. However, that love comes with a price -- and a steep one at that.

Lawmakers Press Obama Administration On Human Trafficking

Reuters | Posted 06.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, April 29 (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers called on the Obama administration on Tuesday to punish countries that do too little to fight human ...

Florida Legislature Seeks Compromise On Reform Of 'Stand Your Ground' Law

Reuters | Bill Cotterell | Posted 05.17.2014 | Politics

MIAMI, March 17 (Reuters) - A legislative committee took a major step toward clarifying Florida's hotly debated 'stand your ground' self-defense law...

Laura Bassett

House Passes Sweeping Anti-Abortion Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 01.28.2014 | Politics

The House of Representatives passed a bundle of abortion restrictions Tuesday that would dramatically reduce the number of health insurance plans that...

White House Threatens Veto Of House Abortion Bill

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 01.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is threatening a veto of legislation that would permanently ban federal funds for abortion. In a stateme...

10 Players To Watch At The Senior Bowl

Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports

By Dave Miller, National Football Post Some of the biggest names in the 2014 NFL Draft will not be taking part in Senior Bowl festivities in Mobile...

GOP Abortion Opponent Realizes That His Own Party's Amendment Helped Cover Abortions

AP | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 12.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 90 percent of health insurance plans offered to lawmakers and congressional staff cover abortion, an unforeseen conseque...

Knicks Star Fined For Twitter Rant

AP | Posted 11.15.2013 | Sports

NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter is proving to be one costly website for J.R. Smith. The NBA fined the New York Knicks guard $25,000 on Friday for his excha...

Despite Outcry, Stand Your Ground Repeals Are Unlikely

AP | CURT ANDERSON | Posted 09.20.2013 | Politics

MIAMI — Despite an outcry from civil rights groups, a call for close examination by President Barack Obama and even a 1960s-style sit-in at the ...

Congressman: University Wouldn't Back Off

Reuters | Posted 08.20.2013 | College

(Adds Chinese newspaper editorial) By Paul Eckert WASHINGTON, June 20 (Reuters) - A U.S. congressman who has been blind...

Chris Harnick

'We Are Men' In 4 Words

HuffingtonPost.com | Chris Harnick | Posted 05.18.2013 | TV

"We Are Men" on CBS is bringing Tony Shalhoub back to TV. The "Monk" star appears opposite Kal Penn, Jerry O'Connell and Chris Smith in the new comedy...

WATCH: What Does The Future Hold For Andrew Cuomo?

HuffPost Live | Posted 04.16.2013 | New York

With unmatched political virtuosity, New York governor Andrew Cuomo has so far bent the state capital to his will. But as NY Magazine Chris Smith writ...

The Medicaid Expansion Dilemma in Florida: Does No Mean No?

Gary Stein | Posted 05.19.2013 | Politics
Gary Stein

To say that the future of Florida's health care assistance plan is in flux is a gross understatement.

State Sen. Proposes Major 'Stand Your Ground' Changes

Posted 12.31.2012 | Miami

A South Florida state senator is proposing considerable changes to the state's controversial "Stand Your Ground" statute. With Senate Bill 136, Fl...

Watchdog Group Eyes Colo. Exec For Possible Voter Intimidation

The Colorado Independent | John Tomasic | Posted 10.30.2012 | Denver

From The Colorado Independent's John Tomasic. The 2012 election season has seen a surprising uptick in the number of employers willing to wade into...

A Conversation With Jefferson Starship's Paul Kantner, Plus Exclusives From The Roys and I Was Totally Destroying It

Mike Ragogna | Posted 10.24.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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Who's The Latest Of TV's New 'Mistresses'?

Posted 07.25.2012 | TV

Look who's trading black and white Oscar-winning films for the small screen! According to EW, Penelope Ann Miller has joined the cast of ABC's "Mis...

Internet Freedom Is a Human Right

Sen. Chris Coons | Posted 07.10.2012 | Politics
Sen. Chris Coons

Internet freedom -- the freedom to exchange thought, opinion, expression, and association to meet political, social, education, or religious objectives -- should not be restricted for law-abiding citizens in the United States or anywhere in the world.

Independent 'Stand Your Ground' Review Releases Recommendations

Posted 05.01.2012 | Miami

An independent review panel formed to examine Florida's 'Stand Your Ground' law released its recommendations Monday in a 21-page report, citing "overw...

GOP Congressman: Obama Is 'The Enemy Of Life'

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 01.24.2012 | Politics

Rep. Chris Smith (R-N.J.) launched into an aggressive condemnation of President Barack Obama's stance on abortion this week, calling him the "enemy of...

My Trip to England: The Ministry of Culture

Michael Kaiser | Posted 08.20.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Kaiser

The importance of cultural tourism in England is astonishing, the level of theater, opera, symphony and dance performance is extraordinary, the museums are crowded and the export of arts of all kinds is thriving.

U.S.: Human Trafficking Fight Needs To Target Corporations

AP | Posted 07.18.2011 | World

ROME -- The fight against human trafficking, which for years has focused on rescuing sex slaves and punishing their pimps and smugglers, is now seekin...

Laura Bassett

Aggressive Anti-Abortion Legislation Faces House Vote

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 07.04.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON - A closer look at a House bill marketed to the public as a "common-sense" ban on taxpayer-funded abortions reveals an aggressive, multi-pr...

Laura Stampler

The FBI's Restrictive Definition Of Rape

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Stampler | Posted 06.30.2011 | Impact

As April, which has been designated Sexual Assault Awareness month, winds down, numerous women’s rights advocates are calling attention to the FBI...

US Rep Chris Smith Takes His War on Women Global...on Your Dime

Serra Sippel | Posted 06.17.2011 | Politics
Serra Sippel

Last week, U.S. Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) decided that what taxpayers in his Trenton district really needed was for him to intercede in Kenyans' democratic decisions around abortion.