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Missouri KKK: We Will Use 'Lethal Force' Against Ferguson Protesters
Offbeat  (tags: Hate crimes, Human rights, Police, Politics, Protest, USA )

Ray
- 6 days ago - rt.com
The Missouri chapter of the Ku Klux Klan is threatening to use "lethal force" against protesters in Ferguson who threaten their safety, equating some demonstrators to "terrorists."
Mentally Ill Children Held in Prison Cells as Care Facilities Cut
Offbeat  (tags: Austerity, Corruption, Politics, Protest, Psychology, Social networks, UK )

Ray
- 7 days ago - rt.com
Vulnerable British children are finding themselves locked in prisons rather than receiving required medical help, as hospitals and medical centers lack the resources to treat them, new figures show.
Winston Churchill Wanted to Nuke Kremlin 'to Win Cold War,' FBI Memo Reveals
Offbeat  (tags: Tags History, Nuclear, Politics, Russia, UK, WWII )

Ray
- 12 days ago - rt.com
A secret memo from the FBI's archives has revealed that Britain's Winston Churchill once urged the US to drop an atomic bomb to "wipe out" the Kremlin. He reportedly thought it was the only remedy against the spread of communism to the west.
President Obama Picks First Black Woman to Head Justice Department
Offbeat  (tags: Crime, Human rights, Law, Police, Politics, USA )

Ray
- 12 days ago - rt.com
President Barack Obama has announced his nomination of Loretta Lynch to be the next Attorney General of the United States, succeeding Eric Holder. If confirmed by the Senate, Lynch would be the first black woman to hold the position.
Lost & Found: Did ISIS 'Find' $420mn in 'Lost' US Military Supplies in Afghanistan?
Offbeat  (tags: Afghanistan, Arms, Army, Politics, Robert Bridge, Scandal, Security, USA, War )

Ray
- 12 days ago - rt.com
How does the military lose half a billion dollars worth of equipment in one year? That's the question Pentagon auditors are asking after it was revealed that US military equipment worth $420 million went missing in action in Afghanistan last year.
Pensions for Life for Military Spouses Who Remarry
Offbeat  (tags: Welfare, Politics, War Pension, Military, Spouses, War Widows' Association )

Ray
- 12 days ago - bbc.co.uk
From April 2015, those who "remarry, cohabit or form a civil partnership" would be entitled to the pension for life, the Ministry of Defence said.
'World's Poorest President' Gets $1mn Offer for Old VW Beetle
Offbeat  (tags: Drugs, Politics, South America )

Ray
- 14 days ago - rt.com
An Arab sheikh seems to think the 'world's poorest president,' Uruguay's Jose Mujica, is in dire need of cash. He's offered $1 million for Mujica's iconic 1987 VW Beetle - but the pot-smoking leader says he will donate the money to the homeless instead.
UK - What Next?
Offbeat  (tags: Scotland, Referendum, Politics, Union, UK )

Ray
- 19 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Moments after the result of the Scottish referendum, David Cameron stepped in front of the cameras and microphones gathered in Downing Street to announce a "new and fair" constitutional settlement for the whole of the United Kingdom.
Time for a 'New World Order?' No, It's Already Here
Offbeat  (tags: Economy, Politics, Russia, USA )

Ray
- 19 days ago - rt.com
Putin has called for a "new world order," with the aim of stabilizing the globe. He believes the US is abusing its role as global leader. What's not being widely reported is the fact that the pillars of the old order have been crumbing for years.
UK Living Wage Raised to £7.85 Per Hour
Offbeat  (tags: Living Wage, Politics, Business, Welfare, Low Pay Commission, UK )

Ray
- 19 days ago - bbc.co.uk
The UK Living Wage - an hourly rate based on the amount needed to cover the basic costs of living - has been raised by 20p to £7.85. The voluntary rate has been adopted by more than 1,000 employers across the country, benefiting 35,000 workers.
US Elections: The Scandal-Hit Politicians on the Ballot
Offbeat  (tags: Politics, Elections, scandal, politicians, ballot )

Ray
- 20 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Several US politicians could win re-election despite facing highly-publicised accusations of impropriety. What does it take to get voted out of office?
Elected Senate Would Replace House of Lords Under Labour
Offbeat  (tags: House of Lords, Senate, Politics, UK )

Ray
- 20 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Labour would replace the House of Lords with an elected senate if the party won next May's general election, party leader Ed Miliband is to say.
Cameron's Vow to Tackle Tax Avoidance 'Disingenuous and Hypocritical'
Offbeat  (tags: Currencies, Economy, Europe, Finance, Markets, Politics, UK )

Ray
- 20 days ago - rt.com
Multinational firms which exploit loopholes to avoid paying tax in the UK will be pushed to "damn well pay," David Cameron said on Thursday. The PM's statement was denounced as disingenuous by global tax expert and UK economist Richard Murphy.
Mother Whose Son 'Baked to Death' in Prison Is Awarded $2.25 Mn
Offbeat  (tags: Crime, Drugs, Global economy, Mass media, Military, Politics, Scandal, USA )

Ray
- 20 days ago - rt.com
The mother of a former Marine with mental health problems who died in over 100-degree heat at Rikers Island will receive $2.25 million from New York City. The family originally planned to sue for $25 million.
Republicans Outraged as Democrats Demand Amnesty for Millions of Illegal Aliens
Offbeat  (tags: Human rights, Law, Obama, Politics, Protest, Robert Bridge, Security, Terrorism, USA )

Ray
- 20 days ago - rt.com
With November midterms just days away, the Democrats appear to be fishing for the Hispanic vote as the House Minority Leader called on President Obama to not only end deportations of illegals, but let their families enter as well.
 

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