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Cambridge Analytica may have had access to the personal information of tens of millions of unwitting Americans.

 But a genuine debate has emerged about whether the company had the sophistication to put that data effectively to use on behalf of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign.

But one other organization that has ready access to Facebook’s trove of personal data has a much better track record of using such information effectively: U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement....

On Sept. 20, Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, turning families' life upside down. Then, a woman told what living after came the New York.

"At the time, my two daughters and I were living in Carolina, a town on the northeastern side of the island. In just a day, my clothes were turned to rags, my home was destroyed, and I lost the few belongings I had."

"My mother lived in the same town but her house was still standing. For two months, we slept on a couch in her living room. But...

Alabama lawmakers voted to allow the use of nitrogen gas to execute death row inmates, a method that has so far not been used to carry out a death sentence.

The bill would allow executions by asphyxiating inmates with nitrogen gas if lethal injection drugs are unavailable or lethal injection is ruled unconstitutional. Supporters argued the state needs another method of carrying out death sentences as drug companies become hesitant to supply chemicals for executions and lethal...

President Donald Trump's choice to be the first female director of the CIA is a career spymaster who once ran an agency prison in Thailand where terror suspects were subjected to a harsh interrogation technique that the president has supported.

Trump tweeted Tuesday that he would nominate CIA Director Mike Pompeo to replace Rex Tillerson as secretary of state and that he has selected Gina Haspel to replace Pompeo.

Haspel, the current deputy CIA director, also helped carry out...

Three men are accused of bombing a mosque in a large Somali community in the midwest United States, in an attempt to scare Muslims into leaving the country, authorities said.

The men allegedly traveled some 500 miles (805 kilometers) from a rural farming community in Illinois to carry out the Aug. 5 attack, which caused a damaging fire at the Dar Al-Farooq Islamic Center in Bloomington, Minnesota, a suburb of Minneapolis. No one was hurt.

The men are also suspected in the...

Imam Alauddin Akonjee and his friend were shot dead in September 2016 in New York, but the police is yet to determine the motive of the murder, causing a delay in legal proceedings.

Akonjee and his friend, Thara Uddin, were shot point-blank in Ozone Park on August 12, 2016. They were walking home after finishing their prayers at Al-Furqan Jame Mosque.

The accused gunman, Oscar Morel, is on trial on charges of one count of first-degree murder and two counts of second-degree...

Three 10-year-old girls and an 11-year-old boy were among the youngest to wed, under legal loopholes which allow minors to marry in certain circumstances.

The minimum age for marriage across most of the US is 18, but every state has exemptions – such as parental consent or pregnancy – which allow younger children to tie the knot.

In May, the high-profile Republican governor for New Jersey declined to sign into law a measure that would have made his state the first to ban child...

Lawmakers in Florida have called for New Zealand singer Lorde’s upcoming concert to be cancelled in protest of her support of the boycott against Israel, according to the New Zealand Herald.

On Thursday, State Representative Randy Fine cited a Florida law that says no state or local government can conduct business exceeding $1 million with any organisation engaged in a boycott of Israel.

Lorde cancelled her Tel Aviv show last year after an open letter called on her to support...

The analysis documented 302 incidents between Nov. 9, 2016, and Nov. 7, 2017 — with more than 8 in 10 motivated by anti-Muslim sentiment.

Instances of reported hate violence and biased political rhetoric against the South Asian, Muslim, Sikh, Hindu, Middle Eastern, and Arab communities have risen during the one-year period after President Donald Trump was elected, compared to a similar time frame in the previous election cycle, according to a new report.

The analysis, conducted...

A neo-Nazi group that venerates both Adolf Hitler and Charles Manson, has been linked to five killings and an alleged bomb plot over the last year.

Atomwaffen Division, a group believed to have been established in the last couple of years and which may have just 80 members, claims it is a “revolutionary national socialist organisation centred around political activism and the practice of an autonomous fascist lifestyle”.

The group has been linked to the killing of a gay, Jewish...

even years after it helped launch the uprisings that led to the downfall of longtime leader Hosni Mubarak, Facebook is shutting down Egyptian activism online, Middle East Eye can reveal.

The social media platform was lauded as a critical factor behind the uprisings – or "The Facebook Revolution" – which began on 25 January 2011 and drew tens of thousands of Egyptians onto the streets, changing their country’s trajectory. 

But Egyptian opposition activists of all political...

A U.S. official appointed by President Donald Trump has resigned after CNN posted excerpts of him making racist and Islamophobic comments on a radio show he used to host, the news network reported.

Carl Higbie resigned from his post as external affairs chief at the Corporation for National and Community Service, according to a statement from CNCS spokeswoman Samantha Jo Warfield, CNN said.

Higbie, the CNCS - an agency that runs volunteer groups including AmeriCops, Senior Corps...

Commenting on Turkish children allegedly being sold to US soldiers based at the Incirlik Air Base in Turkey in an interview with Sputnik, local resident Mahmut Acar confirmed the reports, suggesting that the goal could be to convert the kids to Christianity and use them against Ankara.

In early January, media outlets reported about the US servicemen from the Incirlik Air Base allegedly buying Turkish children, who were then taken to the United States and converted to Christianity....

A new report from the Anti-Defamation League shows that murders by white supremacists doubled in 2017 — and that they killed more people than Muslim extremists.

As the Huffington Post reported Wednesday, the ADL’s Center on Extremism found that 34 people were killed by extremists last year. Of those, 20 people (or 59 percent) “were killed by right-wing extremists, a designation that includes white supremacists, members of the so-called ‘alt-right’ and ‘alt-lite,’ and members of the...

Thirteen siblings have been rescued by police after a number of them were found chained to beds in ‘foul-smelling surroundings’. A 17-year-old girl called police after escaping from her family’s California home where she and her 12 brothers and sisters were locked up, some so malnourished officers at first believed all were children even though seven are adults.

The girl, who was so small officers initially believed she was only 10, called 911 and was met by police who interviewed her...