Members of the Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD), who are among the most significant partners of the United States in the fight against the Islamic State group in Syria, illegally seized and demolished homes and properties in areas under their control, leading to a "wave of forced displacement," Amnesty International said in a report Monday. The YPG, which is considered a terrorist organization in Turkey -- a key regional U.S. ally -- is also part of a new anti-ISIS alliance of Arab and Kurdish groups that was announced Monday.
The Huffington Post caught up with star Andrew Lincoln at the "Walking Dead" fan premiere. He said the show eclipses its zombie count from all of last season in the first three episodes of Season 6, and "every single episode is like a season finale."
The Washington Post reported Wednesday that Trump and former President Clinton shared a private phone call in late May -- right around the time Trump was gearing up for a potential presidential run -- which has stoked conspiracy theories (and jokes) on Twitter that Trump is a Democratic plant sent to destroy the GOP. read more
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Tim Murphy, Mother Jones: Four days after mocking Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) for being captured in Vietnam, Donald Trump is at the top of the Republican presidential polls. Despite his history of political flip flops, Trump has gained traction with red-meat-loving conservatives by skewering and belittling establishment figures such as McCain and Karl Rove, questioning President Barack Obama's legitimacy, and attacking undocumented immigrants. But he's also been quick to fling insults at anyone who ever says anything bad about him -- other celebrities, journalists, legislators and this one poor guy from Bermuda. Donald Trump insults people. And now you, too, can be insulted by the tirade-prone tycoon -- with the Mother Jones Donald Trump Insult Generator. Just enter your name (or your friend's name, or the name of your favorite stupid clown political pundit with bad ratings) and give it a spin. Just don't expect an apology. read more