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Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu wishes Muslims 'Ramadan Kareem'
The leader of the Jewish state sent Ramadan greetings to its Muslim citizens Saturday. "I wish #Ramadan Kareem to Israel 's Muslim citizens and Muslims around the world, hoping for much needed brotherhood, mutual respect & peace," tweeted Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu . "Ramadan Kareem"
Chris Cornell: Why his death leaves 'a massive void in the rock world'
Chris Cornell was a titan among rock stars in the '90s Seattle grunge scene, ranking alongside Nirvana ’s Kurt Cobain , Pearl Jam ’s Eddie Vedder and Alice In Chains’ Layne Staley. Cornell didn’t start out on top. The early Soundgarden records, “Ultramega OK” and particularly their 1989 major-label
Remembering Chris Cornell and his most notable songs
Chris Cornell died this morning at the age of 52. The Wayne County Medical Examiner's Office confirmed that the rocker took his own life in Detroit. Cornell leaves a legacy as frontman for iconic alternative bands including Soundgarden, Audioslave and Temple of the Dog. Cornell founded Soundgarden
Everything you need to know about Chelsea Manning
Chelsea Manning , the Army private and intelligence analyst whose release of classified information to WikiLeaks sparked worldwide controversy over transparency in the military and whistleblower protections, will be released from prison on Wednesday. The majority of her 35-year prison sentence was
Student teachers at Yale on 'indefinite' hunger strike
Eight graduate student teachers at Yale University have been on hunger strike since last Tuesday in an effort to push a collective bargaining agreement with the university forward. The protesters, including four men and four women who are part of the new Local 33-Unite Here union, say that their
President Obama Commutes Bulk of Chelsea Manning's 35-Year Sentence
President Obama granted a commutation today to Chelsea Manning , a transgender soldier who was convicted of Espionage Act violations and other charges for leaking hundreds of thousands of classified documents to WikiLeaks . Manning was sentenced to 35 years in prison in 2013, and she will now be
Larry Sanders Channels Brother Bernie in UK Election Campaign
Bernie Sanders ’ campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination may be long over but its progressive message is resonating across the Atlantic in the small English town where his older brother, Larry, is now running for office. Larry Sanders, a member of U.K. Green Party , is running a
Chelsea Manning Surgery Decision Could Set Precedent for Trans Prisoners
While transgender advocacy groups say they applaud the Army’s decision to allow Chelsea Manning to receive gender transition surgery in prison, they also add that more work needs to be done to give transgender inmates the dignity they deserve. Manning announced in a statement on Tuesday that she is
Chelsea Manning to Get Gender Transition Surgery
The Army informed Chelsea Manning that she will be allowed to receive gender transition surgery, according to Manning's attorney.
Chelsea Manning to Receive Gender Transition Surgery
The Army informed Chelsea Manning today that she will be allowed to receive gender transition surgery, according to Manning's attorney. Manning has ended the hunger strike that she began on Friday to protest her conditions at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, and the lack of approval for treatment of her