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Watch live: House hearing on military sexual assaults

House Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee hears testimony on the treatment of victims of sexual trauma in the military. Watch live, broadcast via NBC News on July 19. [Rep. Dan Benishek (R-MI), who chairs the Subcommittee on Health in the House Veterans' Affairs Committee by Flickr user Buying_bewilderment]…

Farm organizer to food corporations: ‘The system that you operate is wrong’

Bill Moyers, in a preview of Friday’s show, released a clip of an interview with founder of the Farm Labor Organizing Committee Baldemar Velásquez. Velásquez, a 1989 MacArthur fellow, talked about the ongoing David vs. Goliath struggle most farm workers face when the system is largely run by corporation. “I…

Pelosi: ‘Our success as a nation really depends on our success of women’

In a meeting with reporters on Capitol Hill, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) rolled out on Thursday what they called a campaign to economic issues important to women. “Our success as a nation really depends on our success of women,” Pelosi said to reporters. “And this…

Watch live: Senate debates Obama cabinet nominees and filibuster reform

Senate lawmakers discuss Obama cabinet nominees and address filibusters. Watch live, broadcast on July 16 via NBC News.…

French police arrest Norwegian neo-Nazi metal rocker for planning ‘major terrorist act’

A Norwegian neo-Nazi black metal rocker was arrested in France on Tuesday over fears he may have been preparing a “major terrorist act”, the interior ministry said. Kristian Vikernes, who goes by the stage name of “Varg” and is reportedly linked to Norwegian mass killer Anders Behring Breivik, was arrested…

Israel decries Polish ban on Kosher livestock slaughter

Israel said Monday a Polish ban on the ritual slaughter of livestock for food is “unacceptable” and a “blow” to Jewish tradition, calling on the parliament to review its decision. The foreign ministry also summoned Poland’s ambassador Jacek Chodorowicz to express its discontent, an Israeli official told AFP on condition…

Watch live: George H.W. Bush returns to White House

President Barack Obama welcomes former President George H. W. Bush to the White House to honor service volunteers with Points of Light, Bush’s nonprofit organization. Watch live, broadcast via NBC News on July 15.…

Watch live: Senate Majority Reid Harry Reid discusses filibuster changes

Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid delivers remarks at the Center for American Progress Action Fund. Watch live, broadcast on July 15 via NBC News: [Harry Reid via Flickr user Center for American Progress Action Fund]…

Sen. Schumer: ‘Stop and frisk’ Ray Kelly should be new Homeland secretary

New York Sen. Chuck Schumer (D) said in a statement on Friday that President Barack Obama should nominate controversial New York Police Department chief Ray Kelly to fill the vacancy left by Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano. In a statement obtained by the New York Daily News, Schumer said, “The…

All-male Iowa Supreme Court rules employer can legally fire someone for being too ‘attractive’

The Iowa Supreme Court issued a more expansive ruling on Friday of a unanimous decision issued in December that a Webster County dentist who fired an attractive female employee because his wife was afraid they would have an affair acted within the scope of the law, according to the Des Moines…

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