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Reuters

U.S. Republicans navigate the new politics of energy abundance
May 24, 2015   11:09 AM  17 hours ago  Reuters: Politics
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. (Reuters) – U.S. Republicans have had to watch from the sidelines as the Obama White House has taken political credit for America’s unexpected energy boom and tumbling gas prices. Now it has left their presidential c…

Fate of U.S. domestic surveillance program uncertain after Senate vote
May 23, 2015   03:26 PM  1 day ago  Reuters: Politics
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate blocked a measure to extend spy agencies’ bulk collection of Americans’ telephone records early on Saturday, leaving the fate of the program uncertain days before its June 1 expiration.

Senate votes spell uncertain fate for domestic surveillance program
May 23, 2015   06:21 AM  1 day ago  Reuters: Politics
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A measure to extend spy agencies’ bulk collection of Americans’ telephone records was blocked in the U.S. Senate early on Saturday, leaving the fate of the program uncertain days before it expires on June 1.

Bill to reform domestic surveillance is blocked in Senate
May 23, 2015   05:31 AM  1 day ago  Reuters: Politics
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The “USA Freedom Act,” a bill to end U.S. spy agencies’ bulk collection of Americans’ telephone call data, failed to clear a procedural hurdle in the U.S. senate early on Saturday.

Senate passes two-month transportation spending patch
May 23, 2015   05:30 AM  1 day ago  Reuters: Politics
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate early on Saturday passed a two-month spending extension for federal transportation projects that puts off a decision on long-term funding for road, bridge and rail transit projects until the height …

Senate tries to bridge gaps on domestic surveillance
May 23, 2015   01:58 AM  2 days ago  Reuters: Politics
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The chairman of the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee released a proposal meant to bridge divides among lawmakers on how to handle the June 1 expiration of domestic spying programs, but there was no clear outcome …

CNN

Carter: Iraqis showed ‘no will to fight’ in Ramadi
May 25, 2015   12:09 AM  4 hours ago  CNN.com – Politics

Kasich ‘proud’ of Cleveland protests
May 24, 2015   06:06 PM  10 hours ago  CNN.com – Politics
Ohio Gov. John Kasich is hailing Cleveland example of how a city can peacefully protest during times of racial unrest, in this case in the wake of the acquittal of a white police officer who shot and killed two black unarmed motorists.

Reflecting on Ramadi a decade after an encounter with an IED
May 24, 2015   05:44 PM  11 hours ago  CNN.com – Politics

Members of Congress: ISIS making gains
May 24, 2015   04:26 PM  12 hours ago  CNN.com – Politics
Iraq’s lack of national unity in the fight against ISIS threatens to splinter the country into several parts, a defense expert and two members of Congress said Sunday.

John Kasich ‘proud’ of Cleveland protests
May 24, 2015   04:06 PM  12 hours ago  CNN.com – Politics
Ohio Gov. John Kasich is hailing Cleveland example of how a city can peacefully protest during times of racial unrest, in this case in the wake of the acquittal of a white police officer who shot and killed two black unarmed motorists.

Carter: Iraqis showed ‘no will to fight’ in Ramadi
May 24, 2015   04:06 PM  12 hours ago  CNN.com – Politics

Washington Post

Kentucky conflict? Paul, McConnell start to clash
May 25, 2015   02:32 AM  2 hours ago  Post Politics: Breaking Politics News, Political Analysis & More – The Washington Post
Mitch McConnell stood at his desk on the Senate floor after 1 a.m. Saturday, the eyes of his colleagues trained on him. He seemed bewildered.“Enter your motion to reconsider,” Laura Dove, his chief floor aide, told the majority leader, t…

Huckabee: What if the Supreme Court picked the president?
May 24, 2015   09:13 PM  7 hours ago  Post Politics: Breaking Politics News, Political Analysis & More – The Washington Post
Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee engaged in a lively debate on Fox News Sunday with anchor Chris Wallace, his former colleague.Huckabee was a talk show host on Fox before quitting earlier this year to prepare for his secon…

Defense Secretary Carter: Iraqis need ‘will to fight’ to defeat Islamic State
May 24, 2015   08:24 PM  8 hours ago  Post Politics: Breaking Politics News, Political Analysis & More – The Washington Post
Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter warned that Iraqi troops will not be able to defeat the Islamic State until they develop a “will to fight,” reflecting the deep level of frustration and surprise inside some quarters of the Obama admini…

Defense Secretary Carter: Iraqis need ‘will to fight’ to defeat Islamic State
May 24, 2015   08:24 PM  8 hours ago  White House: Latest White House News, Headlines, Analysis & More – The Washington Post
Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter warned that Iraqi troops will not be able to defeat the Islamic State until they develop a “will to fight,” reflecting the deep level of frustration and surprise inside some quarters of the Obama admini…

Defense Secretary Carter: Iraqis lack ‘will to fight’ to defeat Islamic State
May 24, 2015   08:24 PM  8 hours ago  Post Politics: Breaking Politics News, Political Analysis & More – The Washington Post
Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter warned that Iraqi troops will not be able to defeat the Islamic State until they develop a “will to fight,” reflecting the deep level of frustration and surprise inside some quarters of the Obama admini…

Defense Secretary Carter: Iraqis lack ‘will to fight’ to defeat Islamic State
May 24, 2015   08:24 PM  8 hours ago  Post Politics: Breaking Politics News, Political Analysis & More – The Washington Post
Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter warned that Iraqi troops will not be able to defeat the Islamic State until they develop a “will to fight,” reflecting the deep level of concern and frustration inside some quarters of the Obama adminis…

Reuters

John Nash, mathematician who inspired ‘A Beautiful Mind,’ killed in car crash
May 25, 2015   01:56 AM  3 hours ago  Reuters: U.S.
(Reuters) – Mathematician John Nash, a Nobel Prize winner whose longtime struggle with mental illness inspired the movie “A Beautiful Mind”, was killed in a car crash along with his wife in New Jersey, state police said on Sunday.

Two dead as south-central U.S. storms force evacuations
May 25, 2015   01:45 AM  3 hours ago  Reuters: U.S.
SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) – Two people were killed in flash flooding and severe storms in Texas and Oklahoma that forced evacuations and rooftop rescues and left thousands without power, officials said on Sunday.

Man and child killed, three children injured in N.M. cherry picker crash
May 25, 2015   12:24 AM  4 hours ago  Reuters: U.S.
(Reuters) – A man and a child were killed and three other children injured in New Mexico on Sunday when a cherry picker in which they were riding was knocked over by a gust of wind, police said.

Thousands of bikers gather in Washington to honor vets
May 25, 2015   12:16 AM  4 hours ago  Reuters: U.S.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – One week after a gathering of biker gangs in Texas that resulted in nine deaths and 170 arrests, thousands of motorcycle riders roared into the nation’s capital Sunday to honor military veterans, prisoners of war a…

Man arrested after Washington state courthouse evacuation
May 24, 2015   11:49 PM  5 hours ago  Reuters: U.S.
SEATTLE (Reuters) – A man armed with a knife who caused the evacuation of a Washington state courthouse on Sunday has been arrested without incident, the Snohomish County Sheriff’s office said.

Thousands of bikers gather in Washington to honor vets
May 24, 2015   11:42 PM  5 hours ago  Reuters: U.S.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – One week after a gathering of biker gangs in Texas that resulted in nine deaths and 170 arrests, thousands of motorcycle riders roared into the nation’s capital Sunday to honor military veterans, prisoners of war a…

CNN

Hillary Clinton’s emails: A tangled mix
May 24, 2015   11:17 PM  5 hours ago  CNN.com – U.S.

In Waco carnage, a message to America
May 24, 2015   11:17 PM  5 hours ago  CNN.com – U.S.
Even while the horrific details from the fatal gang battle in Waco, Texas, filter in, it’s not too soon to ask: Is this who and what we have become as a nation? A place where a shootout between five heavily armed criminal gangs can unfol…

Transvaginal exams suit raises big issues for colleges
May 24, 2015   11:17 PM  5 hours ago  CNN.com – U.S.
Last Thursday, two students at Orlando’s Valencia College alleged in a lawsuit that instructors forced them into submitting to weekly transvaginal ultrasound exams performed by fellow students as part of their training.

Letterman’s gift was being nicely mean
May 24, 2015   11:16 PM  5 hours ago  CNN.com – U.S.
I appeared numerous times on the Letterman show when he was on NBC. But I can’t say I knew David Letterman at all. With Dave, like Conan and Jay, the host and guest don’t generally speak that much. The host has a show to do, after all.

Pipeline rupture a warning of spills to come?
May 24, 2015   11:16 PM  5 hours ago  CNN.com – U.S.
For those who know something about our nation’s environmental laws, images of oil on the Santa Barbara coastline evoke a painful, if iconic, memory — for Tuesday’s spill is not the first to degrade that idyllic locale.

Harrowing reminder in prison sex abuse suit
May 24, 2015   11:16 PM  5 hours ago  CNN.com – U.S.
Two women who were inmates at Rikers Island have sued New York City’s Department of Corrections and one of its officers, Benny Santiago, in federal court, alleging that he and other officers raped them, infected them with sexually transm…

MSNBC

Pastor Shot Outside Own Connecticut Church
May 25, 2015   03:43 AM  1 hour ago  MSNBC.com: U.S. News
The Rev. Augustus Sealy was in critical condition after he was shot multiple times outside his own church Sunday morning.

Up to a Fifth of Leaked Oil Recovered, Company Says
May 25, 2015   03:10 AM  1 hour ago  MSNBC.com: U.S. News
As much as 20 percent of the oil that gushed into the California waters has been recovered, company officials said Sunday.

Three Dead, Eight Missing in ‘Catastrophic’ Oklahoma, Texas Floods
May 25, 2015   02:50 AM  2 hours ago  MSNBC.com: U.S. News
Flash floods forced more than 1,000 evacuations and numerous rescues across Oklahoma and Texas as officials warned of “historic” waters to come.

Three Dead, Eight Missing in ‘Catastrophic’ Oklahoma, Texas Floods
May 25, 2015   02:38 AM  2 hours ago  MSNBC.com: U.S. News
Flash floods forced more than 1,000 evacuations and numerous rescues across Oklahoma and Texas as officials warned of “historic” waters to come.

Two Dead, Eight Missing in ‘Catastrophic’ Oklahoma, Texas Floods
May 25, 2015   02:23 AM  2 hours ago  MSNBC.com: U.S. News
Flash floods forced more than 1,000 evacuations and numerous rescues across Oklahoma and Texas, as officials warned of “historic” rising waters still to come.

Therapy Pigs Help Alzheimer’s Patients
May 25, 2015   12:49 AM  4 hours ago  MSNBC.com: U.S. News
Therapy pigs Pumba and Borris delight patients dealing with Alzheimer’s and other memory problems at nursing homes in Denver, Colorado. KUSA’s Christine Noel reports.

Fox News

Body recovered in Hudson River identified as murdered kayaker
May 25, 2015   04:30 AM  28 minutes ago  FOXNews.com
A body found in the Hudson River Saturday has been identified as a missing kayaker who cops say was killed by his fiancée.

One of two protesters leaves Shell oil-drilling support ship in Seattle port
May 25, 2015   04:04 AM  53 minutes ago  FOXNews.com
One of two protesters who affixed themselves to an Arctic oil-drilling support ship parked north of Seattle left the vessel Sunday, but the other remained suspended from its anchor chain in an effort to draw attention to climate change a…

Police: Bomb squad destroys pressure cooker from ‘suspicious’ vehicle near Capitol, 1 arrest
May 25, 2015   03:23 AM  1 hour ago  FOXNews.com
A U.S. Capitol Police spokeswoman says a bomb squad has safely destroyed a pressure cooker found in a “suspicious” vehicle left unattended near the Capitol building and that the vehicle’s owner has been arrested.

Dozens arrested, cited after police announce new protest policy in Northern California
May 25, 2015   02:08 AM  2 hours ago  FOXNews.com
Authorities acting under a new get-tough policy for monitoring street protests arrested or cited dozens of demonstrators for ignoring police orders to end a demonstration in Oakland.

DC police release 4 people detained with suspect in slayings of wealthy family
May 24, 2015   08:51 PM  8 hours ago  FOXNews.com
D.C.

Father in search for soldier son after he goes AWOL
May 24, 2015   07:12 PM  9 hours ago  FOXNews.com
A Minnesota man said Sunday he is searching for his infantryman son who walked off the Fort Carson Army base in Colorado nearly two weeks ago and hasn’t been seen since.

Reuters

Malaysia finds 139 suspected migrant graves: police chief
May 25, 2015   04:37 AM  21 minutes ago  Reuters: World News
WANG KELIAN, Malaysia (Reuters) – Malaysia’s police chief said on Monday that 139 graves believed to contain the remains of migrants were found near the country’s border with Thailand, and that some graves contained more than one body.

Malaysia has found 139 graves believed to contain migrants: police chief
May 25, 2015   04:22 AM  35 minutes ago  Reuters: World News
BANGKOK (Reuters) – Malaysia’s police chief said on Monday that 139 graves believed to contain the remains of migrants were found near the country’s border with Thailand, and that some graves contained more than one body.

China clamps down on 181 ‘terror gangs’ in west
May 25, 2015   02:40 AM  2 hours ago  Reuters: World News
BEIJING (Reuters) – China has cracked down on 181 “terror gangs” in its restive far western region of Xinjiang, which has suffered a string of violent attacks, state media reported on Monday.

Saudi forces and Yemen’s Houthis trade heavy fire, border crossing hit
May 25, 2015   02:37 AM  2 hours ago  Reuters: World News
CAIRO (Reuters) – Saudi forces and Yemen’s Houthi militia traded heavy artillery fire which destroyed part of the main border crossing between the two countries overnight, residents said on Sunday, an escalation of the two-month war.

Hezbollah says it will step up presence in Syria as needed
May 25, 2015   02:19 AM  2 hours ago  Reuters: World News
BEIRUT (Reuters) – Hezbollah is fighting across all of Syria alongside the army of President Bashar al-Assad and is willing to increase its presence there when needed, the leader of the Lebanese Shi’ite movement said on Sunday.

China officials taken on prison visits in warning against corruption
May 25, 2015   01:00 AM  3 hours ago  Reuters: World News
SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Chinese authorities have taken government officials and members of their families on tours of prisons as a “warning” against corruption, the official China Daily newspaper reported on Monday, citing the country’s top…

CNN

‘Beautiful Mind’ inspiration John Nash killed
May 24, 2015   09:37 PM  7 hours ago  CNN.com – World
John Forbes Nash Jr., the Princeton University mathematician whose life inspired the film “A Beautiful Mind,” and his wife died in a car crash Saturday, according to New Jersey State Police.

Comedian Anne Meara dies
May 24, 2015   09:36 PM  7 hours ago  CNN.com – World
Comedy great Anne Meara, one half of the comedy team “Stiller & Meara,” died at 85 on Saturday, her family said.

Man says elephant grabbed his camera, took ‘elphie’
May 24, 2015   09:35 PM  7 hours ago  CNN.com – World

Mass graves found in Malaysia
May 24, 2015   09:34 PM  7 hours ago  CNN.com – World
Mass graves of refugees caught up in the human-trafficking trade have been found in northern Malaysia near the border with Thailand, authorities said Sunday.

Houthis claim to down Saudi jet
May 24, 2015   09:33 PM  7 hours ago  CNN.com – World
Rebels are claiming to have shot down a Saudi Arabian fighter jet on the outskirts of Sanaa, Yemen, a Houthi military official said, but the Yemeni Embassy in Washington denied the claim as the Saudis remained silent.

Steinem crosses Korea dividing line
May 24, 2015   09:33 PM  7 hours ago  CNN.com – World
An international group of activists, including Gloria Steinem, crossed the heavily fortified border between North and South Korea to bring attention to the need for peace between the two nations. FULL STORY

MSNBC

Americans gear up to help Philippines
Nov 12, 2013   12:38 AM  1 year 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  1 year 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  1 year 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  1 year 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  1 year 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  1 year 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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