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Voters in Maine and Maryland vote for marriage equality

Gay rights supporters in Minnesota earlier in the year protesting against the vote by the Minnesota House to put marriage to the popular vote.

In Maine and Maryland, voters have approved ballot measures yesterday to allow marriage between same-sex partners.

The Mystery Behind the Benghazi Attack

The Mystery Behind the Benghazi Attack

Were the Obama administration and Ambassador Stevens set up?

US Dumps Syrian National Council (SNC), Focus Exclusively on Arming 'Al Qaeda in Syria'

Libyan Mahdi al-Harati of the US State Department, UN and the UK Home Office-listed terrorist organization, the Libyan Islamic F

Image: Will the West’s new “resistance front” in Syria officially include Libyan Mahdi al-Harati of the US State Department, United Nations, and the UK Home Office (page 5, .pdf)-listed terrorist organization, the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG)?

'Pro-Democracy' Groups Behind Myanmar Refugee Attacks

Praying for genocide. While Associated Press claims these protesters are demonstrating against ethnic violence, the sign they carry clearly states that they seek the expulsion of the refugees from Myanmar, and are merely protesting against the Myanmar Army's use of force to protect them from attacks that have left scores dead and thousands of refugee homes destroyed.

AltThaiNews October 29, 2012: People don't just come out into the streets and begin murdering each other. There are always instigators on one side, perhaps both, leading the anger and violence. In the case of targeted Muslim Rohingya refugees in Myanmar's Rakhine state, those leading the the violence against them, which most recently involved 26 killed and 2,000 Rohingya homes destroyed, have been identified. 

Dark Money and Citizens United: What Obama and Romney Would and Wouldn’t Do About It

Dark Money and Citizens United: What Obama and Romney Would and Wouldn’t Do About It

With campaign finances limits rendered nearly meaningless, election spending is on pace to set records. Where does each presidential candidate stand on how to regulate money in politics?

Skydiver breaks sound barrier in jump

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Austrian skydiver Felix Baumgartner, aged 43, performed a jump Sunday from 39km above the Earth's surface using a full-pressure suit, a parachute canopy, a capsule, and a helium balloon. Baumgartner broke the sound barrier as his top speed reached 1342km/h (834 miles per hour), exceeding the speed of sound, and landed in the New Mexico desert, United States.

The jump follows several days of waiting for atmospheric winds to decrease to make sure the jump would be safe, and the capsule would not be blown away.

Comment: NATO Edges Closer to War on Syria

NATO Edges Closer to War on Syria

by Stephen Lendman

Waging war is easy. Instigate provocative incidents. Blame them on targeted countries. False flags work as planned. So do Big Lies repeated enough times to get most people to believe them.

Syria, the story thus far

Syria, the story thus far

William Blum - "Today, many Americans are asking — indeed I ask myself," Hillary Clinton said, "how can this happen? How can this happen in a country we helped liberate, in a city we helped save from destruction? This question reflects just how complicated, and at times, how confounding the world can be." 1

Venezuelans re-elect Chavez with overwhelming voter turn out

Re-elected President Hugo Chávez. Image: José Cruz/ABr.

The incumbent president of Venezuela, Hugo Chávez, has been re-elected for a fourth term as the country's president with a 54.66% share of the vote in the presidential election held Sunday.

Chávez gave these remarks from the presidential palace: "Truthfully, this has been the perfect battle, a democratic battle. Venezuela will continue its march toward the democratic socialism of the 21st century."

GRAPHIC: Enemies of the Internet

GRAPHIC: Enemies of the Internet

If you think that identity theft is the worst-case-scenario of Internet use, you clearly don’t live in any of the nations that make the list of top “Enemies of the Internet.” Not only do these governments monitor their citizens’ web activity, but they also make it nearly impossible for them to safely share and gather information through anonymous microblogs, Facebook pages or Twitter accounts.

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