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A massive health clinic at the Los Angeles Sports Arena treated about 5,000 persons over four days at the Exposition Park venue. Most of the thousands who came to the clinic were those without health care or with limited access to health care.
As Ramadan begins, more than 100 hunger-strikers in Guantánamo Bay continue their protest. More than 40 of them are being force-fed. A leaked document sets out the military instructions, or standard operating procedure, for force-feeding detainees. In this four-minute film made by Human Rights organisation Reprieve and Bafta award-winning director Asif Kapadia, US actor and rapper Yasiin Bey (formerly known as Mos Def), experiences the procedure. Warning: some viewers may find these images distressing.
The internet comes together and buys a homeless man a place to call home.
On June 17-18 , Presidents Obama and Putin will meet on the side of the G8 Summit, with cutting nukes on the agenda. We must stand together for a world without nuclear weapons. Join the Global Zero movement and demand zero! Matt Damon, Robert De Niro, Michael Douglas, Morgan Freeman, Naomi Watts and Christoph Waltz think this matters to people everywhere.
A video of example trials from a pilot study of direct brain-to-brain communication in humans conducted by Rajesh Rao, Andrea Stocco, and colleagues at the U of Washington, Seattle.
Damien Goodmon and a group of community activists announced the formation of the Coalition to Defeat Measure J, a sales tax increase on the Nov. 6 ballot that will raise $90 billion in transit funds. Goodmon charged that none of those funds comes to Crenshaw Boulevard.
The famously anonymous British graffiti artist Banksy, whose work regularly commands six figures in art auctions, says he had a hard time moving his spray-painted canvases in New York's Central Park.
Professional safari guide Johann Lombard experienced something like never before with some intense elephants. No animals were provoked into action nor are any situations instigated or set up for TV. Johann Lombard's professional safari guiding ability was always present ensuring the safety of both the animals and the people with him. Despite all precautions taken, sometimes the animals do act out without any provocation - which results in some of the amazing footage captured.
Dr. Will Caster (Johnny Depp) is the foremost researcher in the field of Artificial Intelligence, working to create a sentient machine that combines the collective intelligence of everything ever known with the full range of human emotions. His highly controversial experiments have made him famous, but they have also made him the prime target of anti-technology extremists who will do whatever it takes to stop him.
The new age of robots.
The beloved Wall-E robot was just computer generated graphics in the Pixar movie, but fans have spent years trying to bring him to life. We visit Mike McMaster's workshop to see his incredible life-size Wall-E, a remote controlled robot that lives among an R2-D2 droid and other pets on Mike's orange farm.
Brandon Todd is 5’5’’ and he can dunk. He has never believed his height to be a limitation but an opportunity to change how people view small athletes. Brandon transformed his body over the course of a few years, gaining over 80 lbs of muscle, increasing his vertical to over 45 inches. Todd hopes to teach others that through hard work and perseverance physical limitations can be overcome.
Restoring security to homeownership is one of President Obama's top economic priorities. In Phoenix, he laid out his ideas to strengthen the housing market and ensure responsible middle class families have access to affordable mortgages and refinancing. But he made it clear that we can't go back to the same bubble-and-burst housing system that caused the financial crisis. We need a rock-solid foundation for financing homeownership with a bigger role for the private sector, where taxpayers aren't on the hook for the irresponsible behavior or bad decisions of financial institutions.
Fracking is a controversial topic. On the one side the gas drilling companies, on the other citizen opposed to this drilling method. Politicians are also divided on the matter. We try to take a neutral look on fracking. It is relevant for all of us, because of high prices for energy and the danger for our drinking water. This video focuses mostly on the debate currently ongoing in Europe. In a lot of european countries there is a public outcry against fracking, espacially in Germany. But the facts in this video are relevant to all of us.
The "Hollywood Blockbuster Show" was performed by members of the Ohio State University Marching Band on October 26th, 2013 at the Penn State Game. Coming off of their Michael Jackson Tribute show, students had a week to learn the drill associated with this show and a little over a week to learn the music.
President Obama traveled to Chattanooga, Tennessee yesterday to talk about the first cornerstone of middle class security: a good job in a durable, growing industry. He outlined his vision for an economy where everyone who works hard can get ahead, and his plan to make that vision a reality.
The huge space shuttle Endeavour finished its cumbersome 12-mile trek through the streets of Inglewood and Los Angeles on Oct. 14 on its way to a final stop at the California Science Center. There were plans for the Endeavour to be present for a grand ceremony at the Baldwin Hills Mall at Crenshaw and Martin Luther King boulevards.
Police in East Cleveland, Ohio, have arrested a man after three female bodies were found wrapped in plastic near his home. A volunteer team begins searching the area after 35-year-old Michael Madison is arrested on suspicion of murder. Police chief Ralph Spotts prepares the residents for the possibility there are one or two more bodies as yet undiscovered.
Law enforcement is offering a reward of up to $65,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the 2008 bombing of the United States Armed Forces recruiting station in Times Square in New York City.
Winner of both the Grand Jury Prize for dramatic feature and the Audience Award for U.S. dramatic film at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, director Ryan Coogler’s "Fruitvale Station" follows the true story of Oscar Grant (Michael B. Jordan), a 22-year-old Bay Area resident who wakes up on the morning of December 31, 2008 and feels something in the air. Not sure what it is, he takes it as a sign to get a head start on his resolutions: being a better son to his mother (Octavia Spencer), whose birthday falls on New Year’s Eve, being a better partner to his girlfriend Sophina (Melonie Diaz), who he hasn’t been completely honest with as of late, and being a better father to Tatiana (Ariana Neal), their beautiful four year-old daughter. Crossing paths with friends, family, and strangers, Oscar starts out well, but as the day goes on, he realizes that change is not going to come easily. His resolve takes a tragic turn, however, when BART officers shoot him in cold blood at the Fruitvale subway stop on New Year’s Day. Oscar’s life and tragic death would shake the Bay Area — and the entire nation — to its very core.