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TRNS Interview: Gay Marriage Poses New Opportunities For Wedding Planners

While heterosexual weddings are already steeped in tradition, the rise of same-sex ceremonies is allowing those who organize and document weddings to break new ground.

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US Says Embargo Not Source of Cuban Woes

For the 21st consecutive year, the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday once again overwhelmingly agreed to a resolution calling for the end of the American embargo on Cuba, with 188 of the 193 UN member countries urging the US to drop its 50 year old sanctions against the Caribbean island. The United States, Israel […]

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Cuomo Says New York Needs Re-Engineering To Withstand Climate Change

Governor Andrew Cuomo says New York City might have to seriously think about redesigning or modifying key aspects of its infrastructure in order to guard against the type of damage that occurred during Hurricane Sandy. “I would expect a situation like this to reoccur and we need long term solutions, this is a long term […]

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UN Sees Slow Move Away From Death Penalty As Executions Drop

Although there are currently 18 000 people on death row worldwide, the past decade has seen an overall drop in the number of countries that execute prisoners, says a UN human rights expert. “If we look at the broader picture, it is clear there is a worldwide trend away from the death penalty, a progressive […]

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Comedian Paul Rodriguez Voices New Spanish Radio Ad For Romney

Comedian Paul Rodriguez on Thursday officially joined the list of Hispanics backing GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney after narrating a Spanish radio ad for the Romney for President campaign.

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Obama Camp Shrugs Off Romney Bounce

The Obama campaign played down Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s bounce in the polls Tuesday, claiming that those involved in the President’s reelection effort were always expecting a tight race. “We’re always [running] this race like we’re five points down,” campaign Press Secretary Jen Psaki told reporters aboard Air Force One Tuesday. “We know that […]

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Colorado Gov. Says State’s Independents Leaning Toward President

Governor Hickenlooper (D-Col.) said in a panel discussion in Denver Wednesday that Colorado independent voters lean in favor of President Obama over Governor Romney. “I think right now, if you go around and talk to independents, by four or five points now support the President over Governor Romney,” Hickenlooper said. Although the state tends to lean conservatively, […]

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RNC Podcast: Behind the Scenes at the RNC

In which the American Conversation and Talk Radio News teams join forces to discuss the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida. As thestorm(s) approached, we gathered around a large next to the (yes, the audio sounds as authentic and rough as the weather) water to discuss the opening of the RNC. The inaugural episode of KoPoint’s American Conversation includes […]

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Dems, Progressives Bash VP Announcement

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) “There is no question that former Governor Romney now owns the Republican, Ryan budget that puts millionaires ahead of Medicare and the middle class.  Congressman Paul Ryan led House Republicans in voting to end the Medicare guarantee, which increases costs on seniors and weakens America’s great middle class in […]

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Syria: UN Monitors Pulled From Aleppo

The United Nations mission to Syria Tuesday withdrew all of its observers for the embattled city of Aleppo, as Assad government forces and rebel groups continued to clash for control of Syria’s most populated urban center. “We have pulled out the entire team of observers from Aleppo today due to the deteriorating security situation there […]

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55,000 Photos Show Widespread Torture By Syrian Police: France

France presents the “Caesar” report on torture in Syria to the U.N. Security Council on April 15, 2014. Photo: French Mission to the U.N.

French Ambassador Gerard Araud said his country will seek Security Council authorization to refer Syria to the International Criminal Court.

Senator Stages Congressional Scenes For Campaign Video

Republicans are calling on Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) to issue a clarification.

South Sudan Rebels Capture Key Oil Town Of Bentiu

Bentiu, South Sudan

Control of the city and its surrounding oil fields is critical to financing the government of South Sudan.

Why Ordinary Citizens Have No Say…

The super wealthy are blocking any type of meaningful climate change legislation.

RNC Marks Tax Day With IRS Lawsuit

The RNC alleges that there has been undue delay over a FOIA request for documents related to the IRS scandal.