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Oklahoma judge allows law banning abortion pills to take effect
Oct 22, 2014   07:01 PM  3 hours ago  Reuters: Politics
OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) – An Oklahoma judge said on Wednesday he will allow a law that bans abortion-inducing drugs to take effect as planned on Nov. 1, over the objections of abortion rights advocates who said the measure is poor public…

Florida governor’s race a dead heat, poll shows
Oct 22, 2014   06:14 PM  3 hours ago  Reuters: Politics
TALLAHASSEE Fla. (Reuters) – Florida Governor Rick Scott and his challenger for re-election, former Governor Charlie Crist, are locked in a dead heat in their race to run the nation’s largest swing state, poll results released on Wednesd…

Florida candidates stake out political differences in third debate
Oct 22, 2014   09:19 AM  12 hours ago  Reuters: Politics
TALLAHASSEE Fla. (Reuters) – Florida Governor Rick Scott and former Governor Charlie Crist traded barbs on Tuesday over the minimum wage, the death penalty and racism in the Republican Party in the third and final debate of a close, bitt…

Florida candidates stake out political differences in third debate
Oct 22, 2014   02:11 AM  19 hours ago  Reuters: Politics
TALLAHASSEE Fla. (Reuters) – Florida Governor Rick Scott and former Governor Charlie Crist traded barbs on Tuesday over the minimum wage, the death penalty and racism in the Republican Party in the third and final debate of a close, bitt…

Corruption charges against Alabama House speaker ‘gutter politics’: Congressman
Oct 22, 2014   12:06 AM  22 hours ago  Reuters: Politics
BIRMINGHAM Ala. (Reuters) – A prominent supporter of Alabama state House Speaker Mike Hubbard, a Republican indicted on 23 felony counts of corruption, condemned the charges against him on Tuesday as “Chicago-style gutter politics.”

Former U.S. president candidate Hart to be representative for Northern Ireland
Oct 21, 2014   10:33 PM  23 hours ago  Reuters: Politics
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday named former Senator Gary Hart as his representative on Northern Ireland, nearly 30 years after the Democratic politician’s bid for the U.S. presidency was cut short by…

CNN

Washington monitoring Canada shootings
Oct 22, 2014   09:13 PM  55 minutes ago  CNN.com – Politics
Washington — one of the world’s most secure cities — is reacting cautiously to the shootings inside Canada’s Parliament building.

Hillary Clinton is returning to Iowa
Oct 22, 2014   08:22 PM  1 hour ago  CNN.com – Politics
Hillary Clinton is headed back to Iowa on October 29, according to a Democratic source with knowledge of the trip.

DSCC back on the air in Kentucky
Oct 22, 2014   07:19 PM  2 hours ago  CNN.com – Politics
Democrats will soon return to the airwaves in Kentucky to back Alison Lundergan Grimes, according to a source at the Democratic Senatorial Congressional Committee.

Obama calls, thanks Ebola hospital workers in Dallas
Oct 22, 2014   07:09 PM  2 hours ago  CNN.com – Politics
President Barack Obama on Wednesday thanked health care workers at the hospital in Dallas where a patient died of Ebola and two nurses became infected with the virus earlier this month.

Is this Hillary Clinton’s new stump speech?
Oct 22, 2014   06:53 PM  3 hours ago  CNN.com – Politics
Hillary Clinton used her Tuesday appearance in Colorado, where experts see the female vote deciding a number of statewide races, to court women with a personal message about her life and her hopes for the future.

Washington Post’s Ben Bradlee dies
Oct 22, 2014   06:50 PM  3 hours ago  CNN.com – Politics
Ben Bradlee, the zestful, charismatic Washington Post editor who guided the paper through the era of the Pentagon Papers and Watergate and was immortalized on screen in “All the President’s Men,” has died. He was 93.

Washington Post

When things go wrong, Obama increasingly relies on his inner circle, not his Cabinet
Oct 23, 2014   05:01 AM  6 hours ago  Post Politics: Breaking Politics News, Political Analysis & More – The Washington Post
White House Office of Cabinet Affairs director Broderick Johnson informed agency chiefs of staffs last month that he was eliminating the calls they held with the White House twice a week and the “bi-weekly Chief of Staff lunches will tra…

When things go wrong, Obama increasingly relies on his inner circle, not his Cabinet
Oct 23, 2014   05:01 AM  6 hours ago  White House: Latest White House News, Headlines, Analysis & More – The Washington Post
White House Office of Cabinet Affairs director Broderick Johnson informed agency chiefs of staffs last month that he was eliminating the calls they held with the White House twice a week and the “bi-weekly Chief of Staff lunches will tra…

The Fix: New candidate ad: Vote for me, because puppies (Video)
Oct 22, 2014   09:37 PM  31 minutes ago  Post Politics: Breaking Politics News, Political Analysis & More – The Washington Post
The race for Gabby Giffords’s old House seat has been a mean one. Giffords’s PAC, Americans for Responsible Solutions, has run attack ads against Republican candidate Martha McSally’s position on background checks , and outside groups ha…

The Fix: Another poll shows Cory Gardner ahead in Colorado. Is the seat slipping away from Democrats?
Oct 22, 2014   09:12 PM  56 minutes ago  Post Politics: Breaking Politics News, Political Analysis & More – The Washington Post
For weeks, Rep. Cory Gardner (R) and Sen. Mark Udall (D) have been statistically tied in polls of the Colorado Senate race , with Gardner in the lead but well within the margin of error. Now a new poll, taken over the last four days, sho…

The Fix: Chris Christie versus Rand Paul, part 19: Ebola
Oct 22, 2014   09:04 PM  1 hour ago  Post Politics: Breaking Politics News, Political Analysis & More – The Washington Post
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J.) don’t like each other. This isn’t “news,” as such; the two got into a feud in July 2013 over foreign policy and government spending and who was better, Springsteen or Rush (probably…

The Fix: Chris Christie versus Rand Paul, part 19: Ebola
Oct 22, 2014   09:04 PM  1 hour ago  Post Politics: Breaking Politics News, Political Analysis & More – The Washington Post
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J.) don’t like each other. This isn’t “news,” as such; the two got into a feud in July 2013 over foreign policy and government spending and who was better, Springsteen or Rush (probably…

Reuters

U.S. tightens Ebola monitoring for West African visitors
Oct 22, 2014   09:45 PM  23 minutes ago  Reuters: U.S.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. health officials imposed fresh constraints on Wednesday on people entering the country from three countries at the center of West Africa’s Ebola epidemic, mandating that they report their temperature daily and s…

Athletes took fake classes at University of North Carolina: Probe
Oct 22, 2014   09:36 PM  32 minutes ago  Reuters: U.S.
RALEIGH N.C. (Reuters) – More than 3,000 students at the University of North Carolina received credit for fake classes over an 18-year period as part of a program that allowed many of them to remain eligible to play sports, according to …

No verdict after second day deliberations over accused Boston bomber friend
Oct 22, 2014   09:21 PM  47 minutes ago  Reuters: U.S.
BOSTON (Reuters) – A jury deliberated for a second day on Wednesday over whether a friend of the Boston Marathon bombing suspect was too high on marijuana to have intentionally lied to investigators about his role in the aftermath of the…

Navajo court removes presidential candidate over language dispute
Oct 22, 2014   09:17 PM  51 minutes ago  Reuters: U.S.
PHOENIX (Reuters) – The Navajo Nation Supreme Court has rejected an appeal by a tribal presidential hopeful to remain on the Nov. 4 ballot after he was disqualified for refusing to prove his fluency in the Navajo language, court document…

Lockheed Martin challenges contract to Raytheon
Oct 22, 2014   09:11 PM  57 minutes ago  Reuters: U.S.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Lockheed Martin Corp on Wednesday said it had filed a formal protest with the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) challenging the Air Force’s decision to pick Raytheon Co to develop a new long-range radar.

U.S. tightens Ebola monitoring for West African visitors
Oct 22, 2014   09:09 PM  59 minutes ago  Reuters: U.S.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. health officials imposed fresh constraints on Wednesday on people entering the country from three countries at the center of West Africa’s Ebola epidemic, mandating that they report their temperature daily and s…

CNN

Romance ends in chimney
Oct 22, 2014   06:47 PM  3 hours ago  CNN.com – U.S.
The perils of online dating are well-documented. But the mantle of absurdity in dating folklore might now belong to a Los Angeles-area man, and it’s for where his online flame turned up — behind his mantel.

Girls skip school to join ISIS?
Oct 22, 2014   06:30 PM  3 hours ago  CNN.com – U.S.
German authorities intercepted the accused teen trio at Frankfurt airport and put them on a plane back to the U.S., where they were greeted by FBI agents.

Norad raises alert posture after Canada attacks
Oct 22, 2014   06:22 PM  3 hours ago  CNN.com – U.S.
Washington — one of the world’s most secure cities — is reacting cautiously to the shootings inside Canada’s Parliament building.

One shooter dead in Canada
Oct 22, 2014   05:54 PM  4 hours ago  CNN.com – U.S.
There were “several shooting incidents in downtown Ottawa, including “numerous gunmen,” police say. Details are still unfolding, but a soldier was shot at Canada’s War Memorial.

One shooter dead in Canada
Oct 22, 2014   05:00 PM  5 hours ago  CNN.com – U.S.
There were “several shooting incidents in downtown Ottawa, including “numerous gunmen,” police say. Details are still unfolding, but a soldier was shot at Canada’s War Memorial.

Norad raises alert posture for U.S. after Canada attacks
Oct 22, 2014   04:59 PM  5 hours ago  CNN.com – U.S.
Washington — one of the world’s most secure cities — is reacting cautiously to the shootings inside Canada’s Parliament building.

MSNBC

Head-On Collision Caught on Camera
Oct 22, 2014   09:45 PM  23 minutes ago  MSNBC.com: U.S. News
A SUV repeatedly swerves into oncoming traffic and triggers a head-on crash between two other vehicles. WPXI’s Dave Bondy reports.

Out of the Doghouse: Ebola Nurse’s Pooch Virus-Free
Oct 22, 2014   08:59 PM  1 hour ago  MSNBC.com: U.S. News
Bentley, the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel belonging to one of the two nurses who contracted Ebola in Dallas, has tested negative for the virus.

Suspected Serial Killer Charged in Second Death
Oct 22, 2014   08:47 PM  1 hour ago  MSNBC.com: U.S. News
Darren Deon Vann, 43, is suspected of killing at least seven women and may have murdered others since the 1990s, Indiana police said.

Florida City Latest to Restrict Feeding Homeless
Oct 22, 2014   08:32 PM  1 hour ago  MSNBC.com: U.S. News
Commissioners in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, approved restrictions to discourage homelessness that has seemed to increase in warm cities in the South.

Astronauts Dump Old Experiment During Spacewalk
Oct 22, 2014   08:23 PM  1 hour ago  MSNBC.com: U.S. News
The astronauts took in a glimpse of Earth before dumping an old science experiment and cutting away a pair of antennas.

Bungled Air Bag Alerts Leave Car Owners Scrambling
Oct 22, 2014   07:25 PM  2 hours ago  MSNBC.com: U.S. News
After the nation’s highway safety watchdog botched alerts about defects in almost 8 million air bags, owners wonder if they can get theirs fixed.

Fox News

How academic scandal at University of North Carolina worked to help athletes, other students
Oct 22, 2014   09:32 PM  36 minutes ago  FOXNews.com
The academic scandal at the University of North Carolina unfolded over nearly two decades and involved about 3,100 students, nearly half of them athletes, according to a report released Wednesday by former U.S. Justice Department officia…

Security hiked at Tomb of Unknowns after Canada shooting, although FBI says no known threats
Oct 22, 2014   09:31 PM  37 minutes ago  FOXNews.com
The military increased security Wednesday at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery after fatal shootings at a Canadian war memorial and Parliament, even though the FBI and the Homeland Security Department said there was…

Denver teacher fired after students hurt in botched lab experiment is charged with misdemeanor
Oct 22, 2014   08:33 PM  1 hour ago  FOXNews.com
A Denver school chemistry teacher who was fired after four students were burned in a science experiment gone wrong now faces a criminal charge.

Florida A&M hazing history allowed in death trial; can’t say drum major killed was gay
Oct 22, 2014   08:15 PM  1 hour ago  FOXNews.com
A history of hazing among Florida A&M band members will be allowed to be mentioned in the trial of four ex- members charged in a drum major’s hazing death, but the judge says there should be no mention that the man killed was gay.

At least 2 shot, 1 fatally, in Houston hospital shooting, reports say
Oct 22, 2014   08:12 PM  1 hour ago  FOXNews.com
At least two people were shot Wednesday, one fatally, at a Houston hospital, according to reports.

2 dead in Houston hospital shooting
Oct 22, 2014   08:12 PM  1 hour ago  FOXNews.com
Two people were fatally shot Wednesday at a Houston hospital, police said.

Reuters

Canada’s parliament attacked, soldier fatally shot nearby
Oct 22, 2014   09:42 PM  26 minutes ago  Reuters: World News
OTTAWA (Reuters) – A gunman attacked Canada’s parliament on Wednesday, with gunfire erupting near a room where Prime Minister Stephen Harper was speaking, and a soldier was fatally shot at a nearby war memorial, jolting the Canadian capi…

Blast outside Cairo University wounds 11: Officials
Oct 22, 2014   09:23 PM  45 minutes ago  Reuters: World News
CAIRO (Reuters) – A bomb outside Cairo University wounded 11 people on Wednesday, among them several police officers, Egyptian officials said.

Iraqi Kurds approve sending fighters to aid Syrian town
Oct 22, 2014   09:18 PM  50 minutes ago  Reuters: World News
ARBIL Iraq/MURSITPINAR Turkey (Reuters) – Iraqi Kurdish lawmakers approved a plan on Wednesday to send fighters to the Syrian town of Kobani to relieve fellow Kurds under attack by Islamic State militants, marking the semi-autonomous reg…

Iraqi Kurds approve sending fighters to aid Syrian town
Oct 22, 2014   09:13 PM  55 minutes ago  Reuters: World News
ARBIL Iraq/MURSITPINAR Turkey (Reuters) – Iraqi Kurdish lawmakers approved a plan on Wednesday to send fighters to the Syrian town of Kobani to relieve fellow Kurds under attack by Islamic State militants, marking the semi-autonomous reg…

Blast outside Cairo University wounds 11: Officials
Oct 22, 2014   08:57 PM  1 hour ago  Reuters: World News
CAIRO (Reuters) – A bomb outside Cairo University wounded 11 people on Wednesday, among them several police officers, Egyptian officials said.

Canada’s parliament attacked near where PM Harper was speaking
Oct 22, 2014   08:49 PM  1 hour ago  Reuters: World News
OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canada’s capital was jolted on Wednesday by the fatal shooting of a soldier and an attack on the parliament building in which gunshots were fired outside a room where Prime Minister Stephen Harper was speaking.

CNN

Multiple shootings in Canada’s capital
Oct 22, 2014   06:38 PM  3 hours ago  CNN.com – World
A Canadian soldier was shot and killed as he stood guard at Canada’s Parliament war memorial as shootings also unfolded in Parliament and a shopping mall in Ottawa. One gunman also is dead.

Multiple shootings in Canada’s capital
Oct 22, 2014   06:28 PM  3 hours ago  CNN.com – World
A Canadian soldier was shot and killed as he stood guard at Canada’s Parliament war memorial as shootings also unfolded in Parliament and a shopping mall in Ottawa. One gunman also is dead.

ISIS threatens Iraq’s priceless cultural heritage
Oct 22, 2014   06:13 PM  3 hours ago  CNN.com – World
ISIS is threatening priceless cultural artifacts, particularly in the ancient city of Hatra, says the director of the Iraq National Museum in Baghdad.

Multiple shootings in Canada’s capital
Oct 22, 2014   05:01 PM  5 hours ago  CNN.com – World
There were “several shooting incidents in downtown Ottawa, including “numerous gunmen,” police say. Details are still unfolding, but a soldier was shot at Canada’s War Memorial and one shooter is dead.

Multiple shootings in Canada’s capital
Oct 22, 2014   04:24 PM  5 hours ago  CNN.com – World
There were “several shooting incidents in downtown Ottawa, including “numerous gunmen,” police say. Details are still unfolding, but a soldier was reportedly shot at Canada’s War Memorial.

Gunfire in Canada’s Parliament
Oct 22, 2014   04:03 PM  6 hours ago  CNN.com – World
There were “several shooting incidents in downtown Ottawa, including “numerous gunmen,” police say. Details are still unfolding, but a soldier was reportedly shot at Canada’s War Memorial.

MSNBC

Americans gear up to help Philippines
Nov 12, 2013   12:38 AM  11 months ago  MSNBC.com: World News
From military veterans and U.S. troops to grassroots Filipino-American organizations, people across the country geared up to do what they could to help after one of largest storms ever barreled through the Philippines over the weekend an…

Video: Hundreds attend 99-year-old UK veteran’s funeral
Nov 12, 2013   12:15 AM  11 months ago  MSNBC.com: World News
A veteran of the RAF during World War II, Harold Jellicoe Percival’s funeral was attended by hundreds of Britons even though they never knew him. An ad in a local paper encouraged attendees, because he had no living family members. NBC’s…

Video: Typhoon’s winds stronger than Hurricane Katrina
Nov 12, 2013   12:09 AM  11 months ago  MSNBC.com: World News
Typhoon Haiyan may be among the biggest ever recorded, peaking at more than 200 mph with a 20-foot storm surge. NBC’s Tom Costello reports. (Nightly News)

Video: Tacloban residents struggle without food, water
Nov 11, 2013   11:54 PM  11 months ago  MSNBC.com: World News
The Philippine city of Tacloban is ground zero in an area completely wiped out by the fast-moving, ferocious typhoon. People are desperate for aid, and have no access to food, shelter or water. NBC’s Harry Smith reports. (Nightly News)

Doctors haunted by typhoon victims they couldn’t help
Nov 11, 2013   11:53 PM  11 months ago  MSNBC.com: World News
TACLOBAN, Philippines — Days after the super-typhoon Haiyan roared ashore here and laid waste to the Philippine island of Leyte, the roads remain blocked, the airports closed, the ferries aren’t running — and a public health crisis is un…

Typhoon pushed the limits — bigger storms ahead
Nov 11, 2013   11:05 PM  11 months ago  MSNBC.com: World News
Experts say Typhoon Haiyan was about as strong as it could theoretically get when it swept through the Philippines, but storm intensity limits are on the rise.

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