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Reuters

Central America leaders to ask Obama for plan to stem child exodus
Jul 19, 2014   04:48 PM  8 hours ago  Reuters: Politics
TEGUCIGALPA (Reuters) – Central American leaders will ask U.S. President Barack Obama to support a regional development and security plan to stem the tide of illegal child migrants to the United States at a meeting next week, a Honduran …

California tightens handgun restrictions
Jul 19, 2014   07:26 AM  18 hours ago  Reuters: Politics
SACRAMENTO California (Reuters) – California has banned the sale of single-shot handguns that can be altered into semi-automatic weapons, handing a modest victory to proponents of tougher gun laws while striving to protect antique collec…

New York mayor takes it on the chin in city media
Jul 18, 2014   06:47 PM  1 day ago  Reuters: Politics
NEW YORK (Reuters) – New York Mayor Bill de Blasio won his job in a landslide last November, but is finding out that staying so popular is not easy.

Republicans up pressure for fast-track trade authority
Jul 18, 2014   02:00 AM  1 day ago  Reuters: Politics
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Some Republican lawmakers on Thursday threatened to withhold support for a Pacific trade pact unless Congress first passes legislation to ensure any deal will go to Congress for an up or down vote, without amendments.

Boehner uncertain Congress can act on border crisis this month
Jul 18, 2014   12:55 AM  2 days ago  Reuters: Politics
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. House Speaker John Boehner on Thursday expressed doubts Congress would agree by the end of this month on an emergency response to the crisis involving an influx of thousands of child migrants at the U.S. south…

U.S. House committees demand info from Ex-Im bank
Jul 17, 2014   11:27 PM  2 days ago  Reuters: Politics
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. House of Representatives committees demanded extensive information from the Export-Import Bank on Thursday, including communications on reported allegations of kickbacks there, as Congress grapples with whethe…

CNN

Bush, Rubio lay low on border crisis
Jul 19, 2014   02:54 PM  10 hours ago  CNN.com – Politics
Three Republicans with lofty aspirations nearly had their political careers derailed over risky positions on immigration.

‘Game-changer’ for Russia
Jul 19, 2014   02:53 PM  10 hours ago  CNN.com – Politics
U.S. diplomats predict the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, likely by pro-Russian rebels, will fundamentally shift the relationship between Russia and the international community.

2 FBI agents to Ukraine
Jul 19, 2014   02:53 PM  10 hours ago  CNN.com – Politics
Pamela Brown details the difficulties investigators are dealing with in their work at MH17′s crash site.

U.S. can’t rule out Russia
Jul 19, 2014   02:52 PM  10 hours ago  CNN.com – Politics
U.S. Ambassador Samantha Powers lays out evidence that pro-Russian rebels may have shot down Malaysian flight MH17.

Bush, Rubio quiet on border
Jul 19, 2014   02:52 PM  10 hours ago  CNN.com – Politics
Three Republicans with lofty aspirations nearly had their political careers derailed over risky positions on immigration.

U.S. intelligence: Rebels likely brought plane down
Jul 19, 2014   02:50 PM  10 hours ago  CNN.com – Politics
A classified U.S. intelligence analysis says it is most likely that pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine fired the missile that downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, CNN has learned.

USA Today

Sen. Ted Cruz sidesteps question about 2016 plans
Jan 26, 2014   11:29 AM  5 months ago  On Politics
Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, declines to say whether he’ll run for president.

Mitch McConnell: I’m not an ‘Obama enabler’
Jan 26, 2014   10:45 AM  5 months ago  On Politics
Senate GOP leader Mitch McConnell says White House “snickering” at idea that he supports Obama.

Paul Ryan: Being House speaker isn’t family friendly
Jan 24, 2014   08:54 AM  5 months ago  On Politics
Rep. Paul Ryan told a Texas audience that he’s not interested in becoming House speaker.

Romney: Sochi Winter Olympics ‘will be safe’
Jan 24, 2014   07:49 AM  5 months ago  On Politics
Mitt Romney, who ran 2002 Winter Olympics, says “hard sites” at Sochi Games will be safe.

Virginia poll: Warner leads Gillespie for Senate
Jan 23, 2014   12:10 PM  5 months ago  On Politics
By 50%-30%, Virginia voters say they support Democratic Sen. Mark Warner over GOP challenger.

Senators trash talk Super Bowl via Twitter
Jan 23, 2014   11:21 AM  5 months ago  On Politics
Democrats Michael Bennet of Colo. and Patty Murray of Wash. show pride in their football teams.

Washington Post

In N.C., conservative donor Art Pope sits at heart of government he helped transform
Jul 19, 2014   11:50 PM  1 hour ago  Post Politics: Breaking Politics News, Political Analysis & More – The Washington Post
RALEIGH, N.C. — Art Pope is one of the most generous donors to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, having lavished millions on his alma mater. The retail magnate is also one of the university’s staunchest critics — so much s…


Jul 19, 2014   11:20 PM  2 hours ago  Post Politics: Breaking Politics News, Political Analysis & More – The Washington Post
“It is undisputed, and has been confirmed repeatedly in Iraqi government documents captured after the invasion, that Saddam had deep, longstanding, far-reaching relationships with terrorist organizations, including al Qaeda and its affil…

With liberals pining for a Clinton challenger, ambitious Democrats get in position
Jul 19, 2014   09:08 PM  4 hours ago  Post Politics: Breaking Politics News, Political Analysis & More – The Washington Post
DETROIT — On the night before her Friday keynote address to a gathering of progressive activists here, Sen. Elizabeth Warren tried to slip into a hotel restaurant for a quiet dinner. But the former law professor has become a liberal supe…

Balz: Will national Democrats help Wendy Davis turn Texas blue?
Jul 19, 2014   08:54 PM  4 hours ago  Post Politics: Breaking Politics News, Political Analysis & More – The Washington Post
A year after she captured national attention by filibustering a bill restricting abortions in Texas, Democratic state Sen. Wendy Davis heads into the decisive months of her campaign for governor against Republican attorney general Gregg …

Food is a populist prop as Obama tries to connect with regular folks
Jul 19, 2014   08:43 PM  4 hours ago  Post Politics: Breaking Politics News, Political Analysis & More – The Washington Post
Has food — especially junk food — played as large a role in the messaging of any other presidential administration as it has in that of President Obama? Obama, who has long complained about feeling hemmed in by the presidency, has made a…

Food is a populist prop as Obama tries to connect with regular folks
Jul 19, 2014   08:43 PM  4 hours ago  Post Politics: Breaking Politics News, Political Analysis & More – The Washington Post
Has food — especially junk food — played as large a role in the messaging of any other presidential administration as it has in that of President Obama? Obama, who has long complained about feeling hemmed in by the presidency, has made a…

Reuters

U.S. judge rules California death penalty system unconstitutional
Jul 16, 2014   08:22 PM  3 days ago  Reuters: U.S.
SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) – California’s system for imposing and carrying out the death penalty is so long and drawn-out that it amounts to cruel and unusual punishment and so is unconstitutional, a federal judge ruled on Wednesday.

U.S. Treasury urges Congress to act on corporate tax dodge deals
Jul 16, 2014   08:05 PM  3 days ago  Reuters: U.S.
(Reuters) – Calling for a new sense of “economic patriotism,” U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew urged Congress on Wednesday to take steps quickly to discourage U.S. companies from moving their tax domiciles abroad to avoid federal taxes.

U.S. judge sentences Briton to 12-1/2 years for supporting Taliban
Jul 16, 2014   08:02 PM  3 days ago  Reuters: U.S.
NEW HAVEN Conn. (Reuters) – A U.S. judge on Wednesday sentenced a British national to 12-1/2 years in prison after he pleaded guilty in December to running a website and distributing publications that promoted violence and raised money f…

Federal judge rules California’s death penalty system unconstitutional
Jul 16, 2014   07:38 PM  3 days ago  Reuters: U.S.
SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) – California’s system for imposing and carrying out the death penalty is so long and drawn-out that it amounts to cruel and unusual punishment and is unconstitutional, a federal judge ruled on Wednesday.

Jury to settle Pennsylvania brothers’ fight over lottery loot
Jul 16, 2014   07:21 PM  3 days ago  Reuters: U.S.
CARLISLE Pa. (Reuters) – A Pennsylvania jury on Wednesday began deliberating whether two estranged brothers must split the winnings from a $1 million lottery ticket, or whether one gets to keep it all.

South Carolina man kidnapped by suspected drug traffickers found: FBI
Jul 16, 2014   07:20 PM  3 days ago  Reuters: U.S.
CHARLESTON S.C. (Reuters) – A South Carolina man taken hostage last week in an elaborate kidnapping plot has been rescued, and three people suspected of having ties to a Mexican drug trafficking ring were arrested in the abduction, U.S. …

CNN

Get your kid off smart phone
Jul 19, 2014   04:55 PM  8 hours ago  CNN.com – U.S.
Kids who takes cellphones to bed are not sleeping, says Mel Robbins. Make them park their phones with the parents at night

Want a ‘time capsule’ home?
Jul 19, 2014   04:54 PM  8 hours ago  CNN.com – U.S.
It looks straight out of “Mad Men.”

A U-boat and its American prey haunt Gulf of Mexico
Jul 19, 2014   04:30 PM  9 hours ago  CNN.com – U.S.
Silent and shadowy, two hulks lie under the Gulf of Mexico’s warm waters, unmoved since their deadly encounter 72 years ago during World War II.

Marines test new assault vehicle
Jul 19, 2014   04:27 PM  9 hours ago  CNN.com – U.S.
Call it part tank, part boat and part beer cooler. But it’s unquestionably all cool.

Daughter: Casey Kasem’s body missing
Jul 19, 2014   03:07 PM  10 hours ago  CNN.com – U.S.
The radio legend, who died in June, has not been buried. His daughter says the family doesn’t know where the body is.

Dad to 911: I beat my son’s assailant
Jul 19, 2014   11:25 AM  14 hours ago  CNN.com – U.S.
A father in Daytona Beach, Florida, called 911 early Friday morning to report that when he found someone sexually abusing his 11-year-old son, he beat the assailant until he was “nice and knocked out” for police to apprehend.

MSNBC

‘Together Forever’: Teen Survivor Mourns Slaughtered Family
Jul 16, 2014   08:03 PM  3 days ago  MSNBC.com: U.S. News
An overflow crowd was expected at a Mormon church for the funeral of six family members killed in last week’s rampage.

Facebook Q&A With ‘Shark Girl,’ 9 amET Thurs.
Jul 16, 2014   08:03 PM  3 days ago  MSNBC.com: U.S. News
Join NBC News at 9 a.m. ET Wednesday for a live Facebook Q&A with Madison Stewart, a.k.a. ‘Shark Girl

Naive or Active?: Jury Gets First Boston Bombing Case
Jul 16, 2014   08:01 PM  3 days ago  MSNBC.com: U.S. News
The jury began deliberating Wednesday after closing arguments in the trial against Tazhayakov, who prosecutors say helped suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

DA Spells Out Evidence of Hernandez Fiancee Perjury
Jul 16, 2014   07:46 PM  3 days ago  MSNBC.com: U.S. News
Prosecutors have spelled out what they say is evidence that the fiancee of former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez lied to the grand jury.

Federal Judge Rules Death Penalty Unconstitutional in California
Jul 16, 2014   07:28 PM  3 days ago  MSNBC.com: U.S. News
A federal judge in San Francisco on Wednesday declared the death penalty “unconstitutional” in California.

Accused Call Girl in Google Exec’s Death Pleads Not Guilty
Jul 16, 2014   06:55 PM  3 days ago  MSNBC.com: U.S. News
The alleged prostitute accused of giving a fatal dose of heroin to a Google executive on his yacht is scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday.

USA Today

Hot wheels: Man charged with selling neighbor’s vehicle
Jun 24, 2014   12:56 PM  25 days ago  USATODAY.com Nation – Top Stories
Neighbor’s Jeep Grand Cherokee was sold to salvage yard for $300 while he was away.

Long-lost shipwreck found in Lake Michigan, explorer says
Jun 24, 2014   12:39 PM  25 days ago  USATODAY.com Nation – Top Stories
The Griffin was commanded by a 17th-century French explorer.

Obama gets his fast-food fix again
Jun 24, 2014   12:35 PM  25 days ago  USATODAY.com Nation – Top Stories
Obama stops for a casual lunch at Chipotle.

Soldier to receive Medal of Honor for Afghanistan valor
Jun 24, 2014   11:58 AM  25 days ago  USATODAY.com Nation – Top Stories
Army Staff Sgt. Ryan Pitts to be recognized for actions during deadly Battle of Wanat.

Why you should care about the U.K. phone-hacking case
Jun 24, 2014   11:43 AM  25 days ago  USATODAY.com Nation – Top Stories
As the British phone hacking scandal continues to unfold, we look at why it matters to Americans.

Shocking CDC anti-smoking campaign is back with new ads
Jun 24, 2014   11:32 AM  25 days ago  USATODAY.com Nation – Top Stories
Former smokers show what the deadly habit can do

Fox News

Appeals court postpones Ariz. inmate’s execution
Jul 20, 2014   12:40 AM  51 minutes ago  FOXNews.com
An appeals court has granted an Arizona death row inmate’s request to postpone his execution until prison officials reveal details on the two-drug combination that will be used to put him to death.

NYPD places officers involved in fatal arrest on modified duty
Jul 19, 2014   11:54 PM  1 hour ago  FOXNews.com
New York City police say two officers involved in the arrest of a man who died in custody are being placed on modified duty.

Owner, Humane Society outraged over fatal shooting of 4 thoroughbred horses in Utah corral
Jul 19, 2014   10:01 PM  3 hours ago  FOXNews.com
The shooting deaths of four thoroughbred horses in Utah are prompting outrage and a $5,000 reward for the prosecution of those responsible.

Prison roof in Texas collapses, 20 inmates injured
Jul 19, 2014   09:37 PM  3 hours ago  FOXNews.com
Authorities say the roof of a privately run East Texas prison has collapsed, temporarily trapping dozens of inmates and injuring 20 — 10 of whom went to nearby hospitals.

Fla. jury slams RJ Reynolds with $23.6B in damages
Jul 19, 2014   09:16 PM  4 hours ago  FOXNews.com
A Florida jury has slammed the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. with $23.6 billion in punitive damages in a lawsuit filed by the widow of a longtime smoker who died of lung cancer in 1996.

New Mexico fugitive missing since 2000 back in custody after arrest in Nepal
Jul 19, 2014   08:52 PM  4 hours ago  FOXNews.com
A New Mexico man who fled sex abuse and kidnapping charges 14 years ago returned to the state Saturday following his capture in Nepal, the FBI said.

Reuters

Ukraine, rebels argue over wreck; Europeans give Putin ‘last chance’
Jul 20, 2014   12:20 AM  1 hour ago  Reuters: World News
HRABOVE/DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) – Ukraine accused Russia and pro-Moscow rebels on Saturday of destroying evidence to cover up their guilt in the shooting down of a Malaysian airliner that has accelerated a showdown between the Kremlin …

Tunisia orders crackdown after militants kill 14 soldiers
Jul 20, 2014   12:00 AM  1 hour ago  Reuters: World News
TUNIS (Reuters) – Tunisia on Saturday launched a crackdown on mosques and radio stations associated with hardline Islamists after militants killed 14 soldiers in an area near the country’s border with Algeria.

Two Israeli soldiers die in Gaza clash; Palestinian toll tops 300
Jul 19, 2014   11:43 PM  1 hour ago  Reuters: World News
GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Two Israeli soldiers were killed in a cross-border attack by Hamas militants on Saturday, the army said, as the Palestinian death toll from the conflict rose above 300 with no diplomatic solution in sight.

Two Israeli soldiers die in Gaza clash; Palestinian toll tops 300
Jul 19, 2014   11:30 PM  2 hours ago  Reuters: World News
GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Two Israeli soldiers were killed in a cross-border attack by Hamas militants on Saturday, the army said, as the Palestinian death toll from the conflict rose above 300 with no diplomatic solution in sight.

Ukraine, rebels argue over wreck; Europeans give Putin ‘last chance’
Jul 19, 2014   10:41 PM  2 hours ago  Reuters: World News
HRABOVE/DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) – Ukraine accused Russia and pro-Moscow rebels on Saturday of destroying evidence to cover up their guilt in the shooting down of a Malaysian airliner that has accelerated a showdown between the Kremlin …

Ukraine, rebels argue over wreck, Europeans give Putin ‘last chance’
Jul 19, 2014   10:05 PM  3 hours ago  Reuters: World News
HRABOVE/DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) – Ukraine accused Russia and pro-Moscow rebels on Saturday of destroying evidence to cover up their guilt in the shooting down of a Malaysian airliner that has accelerated a showdown between the Kremlin …

CNN

McIlroy leads Open by 6
Jul 19, 2014   04:22 PM  9 hours ago  CNN.com – World
The British Open is Rory McIlroy’s to lose.

43 killed in bus crash in China
Jul 19, 2014   04:21 PM  9 hours ago  CNN.com – World
A van carrying flammable liquid rammed into a bus in China early Saturday, sparking a fiery explosion that left 38 people dead, state media reported.

Python finale to air live
Jul 19, 2014   04:20 PM  9 hours ago  CNN.com – World
Time to pull up the comfy chair.

43 dead when van carrying flammable liquid hits bus in China
Jul 19, 2014   04:19 PM  9 hours ago  CNN.com – World
A van carrying flammable liquid rammed into a bus in China early Saturday, sparking a fiery explosion that left 26 people dead, state media reported.

McIlroy takes 6 shot lead into final round of Open Championship
Jul 19, 2014   04:19 PM  9 hours ago  CNN.com – World
The British Open is Rory McIlroy’s to lose.

Ukraine accuses rebels of looting crash site
Jul 19, 2014   11:46 AM  13 hours ago  CNN.com – World
Ukraine accused rebels of looting jewelry, credit cards and money Saturday from the crash site of a passenger jet that went down in the nation’s east.

MSNBC

Americans gear up to help Philippines
Nov 12, 2013   12:38 AM  8 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  8 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  8 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  8 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  8 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  8 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.

USA Today

Rieder: A guilty verdict for sleazy journalism
Jun 24, 2014   12:15 PM  25 days ago  USATODAY.com World – Top Stories
Key figure in British phone-hacking scandal faces a stint in the slammer

Sudan woman, freed from death row, detained at airport
Jun 24, 2014   11:53 AM  25 days ago  USATODAY.com World – Top Stories
A Christian woman sentenced to death in Sudan and later freed has been detained.

‘Face’ of search for Flight 370 leaving post
Jun 24, 2014   11:51 AM  25 days ago  USATODAY.com World – Top Stories
Hishammuddin Hussein will give up job as Malaysia’s acting transportation minister.

Century-old Mafia murder apparently solved
Jun 24, 2014   10:26 AM  25 days ago  USATODAY.com World – Top Stories
After more than 100 years, Italian police believe they’ve solved the killing of a famed New York police detective.

Rebekah Brooks cleared in U.K. phone-hacking trial
Jun 24, 2014   07:13 AM  25 days ago  USATODAY.com World – Top Stories
Former British tabloid editor Rebekah Brooks has been acquitted in a London court of charges related to phone hacking.

Putin seeks to revoke right to use troops in Ukraine
Jun 24, 2014   06:38 AM  25 days ago  USATODAY.com World – Top Stories
Previously announced cease-fire appears to be largely holding.

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