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December 1, 2016, 9:59 AM EST
 “I cannot remain silent,” Dutch parliamentarian Geert Wilders - who is currently on trial for allegedly inciting hatred against Islamic immigrants –  said last week in his final statement to the three-judge panel that will decide his fate. “For me personally, freedom of speech is the only freedom I still have,” added Wilders, who is under round-the-clock security because of several Islamic fatwas that have been issued against him.
December 1, 2016, 7:45 AM EST
 Today marks the close of the 2016 hurricane season with an unprecedented record of 11 years, one month and six days with no major hurricane strikes on the U.S. mainland, according to data going back to 1851 compiled by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
November 28, 2016, 2:44 PM EST
 Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH), who is challenging Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) for House minority leader on Wednesday, says that if Democrats do not win back the flyover states that voted for Donald Trump, “we’re never going to be back in the majority.”
November 23, 2016, 10:31 AM EST
When U.S.-backed Iraqi forces pushed ISIS out of Nimrud last week, they found 70 percent of the 3,000-year-old Assyrian village razed and its 140-foot tall mud brick ziggurat, which is considered one of ancient Mesopotamia’s most spectacular structures, “reduced to a pile of dirt.” “The destruction was worse than we thought,” Iraqi Ministry of Culture General Director Qais Hussein said.
November 22, 2016, 1:07 PM EST
Starbucks employees are not required to accommodate customers who claim their name is “Trump” in order to force baristas to call out the president-elect’s name as revenge for CEO Howard Schultz’ endorsement of Hillary Clinton, the Seattle-based coffee company says.
November 21, 2016, 4:24 PM EST
Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH), who is challenging Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) as House minority leader, said Sunday that there will be a “Youngstown street fight in the Capitol” if President-elect Donald Trump attempts to defund Planned Parenthood or tries to dismantle Obamacare.
November 21, 2016, 4:24 PM EST
Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH), who is challenging Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) as House minority leader, said Sunday that there will be a “Youngstown street fight in the Capitol” if President-elect Donald Trump attempts to defund Planned Parenthood or tries to dismantle Obamacare.
November 21, 2016, 11:37 AM EST
Cement, the ubiquitous material used to build roads, buildings and other infrastructure, absorbs about one billion tons of atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) annually, according to a new study published Monday in the journal Nature Geoscience.
November 18, 2016, 4:41 PM EST
“The enemy of freedom right now is Congress and the courts. It’s not the president-elect,” former Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) said after criticizing efforts by some Republican members of Congress to end the current ban on earmarks.
November 17, 2016, 1:19 PM EST
A bill introduced Wednesday in the Illinois General Assembly would punish any businesses that help the federal government build a wall along the U.S. southern border by placing them on a “Prohibited Business List” alongside companies that boycott Israel and do business with Sudan and Iran.
November 16, 2016, 4:47 PM EST
 Republicans added to their historic 2014 gains in the nation’s state legislatures with the addition of five state House and two state Senate seats in last week’s election, while Democratic control was reduced to levels not seen since the Civil War.
November 15, 2016, 11:30 AM EST
Oregon’s Regional Animal Services of King County (RASKC) has been using data collected from county residents’ supermarket club cards to track down pet owners who have not purchased a license for their dogs or cats.
November 14, 2016, 1:14 PM EST
 Heritage Foundation president and former Sen. Jim DeMint says that Donald Trump’s victory over Hillary Clinton means that House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) have “no more excuses” for failing to enact a conservative agenda.“President Trump will have a mandate from the people,” DeMint told Fox Business host Neil Cavuto last Thursday shortly before the President-elect met with President Obama and Republican leaders of Congress.
November 11, 2016, 4:34 PM EST
President-elect Donald Trump’s “100-Day Action Plan” contains a pledge to “fully repeal Obamacare” and replace it with a free-market alternative. But repealing and replacing Obamacare will not be easy, says Merrill Matthews, resident scholar at the Institute for Policy Innovation (IPI).
November 10, 2016, 11:31 AM EST
Brian Hutchinson, a writer for Canada’s National Post, has written a helpful guide for Clinton supporters like Barbra Steisand who vowed to move to Canada if their candidate lost the presidential election to ensure that they do not get a nasty surprise when they arrive up north.
November 9, 2016, 5:31 PM EST
- Donald Trump’s victory over Hillary Clinton on Tuesday will likely alter the ideological makeup of the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) for at least the next two years and possibly the next few decades - if Trump sticks to a list of possible conservative nominees he unveiled during the presidential campaign.
November 8, 2016, 4:15 PM EST
 A new government report on Advancing Diversity in Law Enforcement states that applicants’ prior arrests, criminal convictions, or drug use can be “barriers” to achieving more diversity in law enforcement.
November 7, 2016, 5:10 PM EST
Lois Lerner, former director of IRS Exempt Organizations, testifying before Congress.
November 4, 2016, 4:50 PM EDT
The Chicago River was dyed ‘Cubs blue’ to celebrate the end of the Chicago Cubs’ 108-year World Series drought.
November 3, 2016, 1:32 PM EDT
A clinical trial funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is currently recruiting participants in Atlanta, Baltimore, Birmingham and Boston to test various interventions designed to “maintain viral suppression among HIV-infected men who have sex with men (MSM)”. But transgenders need not apply, even though the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 28 percent of all transgender women have HIV.