Cuban Exile and CIA Agent Luis Posada Carriles Dies a Free Man in US Despite Years of Terrorism

May 25, 2018 - 2:00pm

Former CIA operative and Cuban exile Luis Posada Carriles died Wednesday just outside of Miami. He was 90 years old. Posada Carriles is best known as the suspected mastermind of the 1976 bombing of a Cubana airline jet. For decades, the US refused to extradite Posada Carriles to face terrorism charges, despite demands by Cuba and Venezuela. Posada Carriles later publicly admitted ties to a series of hotel bombings in Cuba in 1997. In 2000, he was arrested in Panama City for plotting to blow up an auditorium where Fidel Castro would be speaking.

For 400 Straight Months, the Global Temperature Has Been Rising

May 25, 2018 - 2:00pm
For 400 Straight Months, the Global Temperature Has Been Rising

While variations in temperature upward or downward occur naturally, over the last 400 months (or 33 years), the trend has been upward only, giving us our third-warmest April in 139 years. It's a trend that's impossible to ignore unless you are beholden to the world's biggest polluters, as this administration has clearly demonstrated it is.(Photo: Manuela Kaiser / EyeEm / Getty Images)

Medicaid Work Requirements Would Strain Hospital and State Budgets

May 25, 2018 - 2:00pm
Medicaid Work Requirements Would Strain Hospital and State Budgets

Policy makers in cash-strapped states are already struggling to balance budgets, and Republican plans to chip away at Medicaid enrollment with work requirements could make that job harder, as enforcement would cost states millions of dollars. Moreover, Medicaid expansion helped hospitals cut down on un-recouped costs, taking pressure off state health systems and budgets.(Photo: ERproductions Ltd / Getty Images)

New Challenges for the Disputed Atlantic Coast Pipeline

May 25, 2018 - 2:00pm
New Challenges for the Disputed Atlantic Coast Pipeline

The proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline, which would carry fracked gas 600 miles from West Virginia to North Carolina and possibly points farther south, has been hit with setbacks in recent weeks that raise questions about its future. The pipeline also poses threats to several at-risk species as well as vulnerable communities in the South.(Photo: Edward Alexander; Edited: LW / TO)

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