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Reuters

Clinton, Sanders clash over Obama as they vie for minority votes
Feb 13, 2016   07:34 AM  3 hours ago  Reuters: Politics
MILWAUKEE (Reuters) – Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders clashed sharply in a debate on Thursday over their support for President Barack Obama, with Sanders accusing Clinton of “a low blow” after she co…

From a river town in Slovenia to Trump Tower, and the White House?
Feb 13, 2016   05:44 AM  4 hours ago  Reuters: Politics
SEVNICA, Slovenia (Reuters) – If Melania Trump succeeds Michelle Obama as First Lady, she may trace her road to the White House back to 1987 and a chance encounter in the capital of her native Slovenia.

Young blacks more open to Bernie Sanders’ White House bid
Feb 13, 2016   05:43 AM  4 hours ago  Reuters: Politics
ORANGEBURG, S.C. (Reuters) – If Democratic hopeful Bernie Sanders has a chance of drawing African-American voters away from rival Hillary Clinton in South Carolina’s presidential nominating contest on Feb. 27, his best opportunity will b…

Senate passes ‘provocative’ China bill, Cruz lifts nominee holds
Feb 13, 2016   01:05 AM  9 hours ago  Reuters: Politics
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate on Friday backed a plan to name a plaza in front of the Chinese embassy for a pro-democracy dissident after what congressional sources called a tit-for-tat deal that led Senator Ted Cruz to stop blo…

Trump, Bush and Cruz to be elbow-to-elbow at CBS debate
Feb 13, 2016   12:24 AM  10 hours ago  Reuters: Politics
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Nearly all the U.S. Republican presidential candidates will take the stage at CBS News’ televised debate on Saturday, with Donald Trump flanked by rivals Ted Cruz and Jeb Bush, the network said.

Former Virginia Governor Gilmore drops Republican presidential bid
Feb 12, 2016   10:03 PM  12 hours ago  Reuters: Politics
(Reuters) – Former Virginia Governor Jim Gilmore ended his long-shot campaign for the Republican presidential nomination on Friday after dismal showings in the first two contests in the race.

CNN

Clinton picks up newspaper endorsements in Texas, Florida
Feb 13, 2016   03:38 AM  7 hours ago  CNN.com – Politics
Hillary Clinton got a boost from two large newspapers on Friday when both backed her bid for the Democratic presidential nomination.

Bush picks up endorsements of 2 Texas newspapers
Feb 13, 2016   03:31 AM  7 hours ago  CNN.com – Politics
With a little more than two weeks before the March 1 primary in Texas, Jeb Bush picked up the endorsement from the San Antonio Express-News editorial board, which described the Texas native and former Florida governor as “the obvious cho…

Sanders campaign: Photo confirms Sanders’ leadership during civil rights movement
Feb 13, 2016   03:31 AM  7 hours ago  CNN.com – Politics
Bernie Sanders’ campaign manger said Friday the campaign is “100% confident” that a well-publicized photograph showing a man leading a sit-in at the University of Chicago in 1962 was, in fact, a shot of Sanders.

Atlanta mayor hits Sanders on race relations claim
Feb 13, 2016   03:22 AM  7 hours ago  CNN.com – Politics
The Democratic mayor of Atlanta criticized Bernie Sanders on Friday for claiming at a recent Democratic debate that race relations would be better if he is president than they are under President Barack Obama.

Bush picks up endorsement of San Antonio Express-News
Feb 13, 2016   03:09 AM  7 hours ago  CNN.com – Politics
With a little more than two weeks before the March 1 primary in Texas, Jeb Bush picked up the endorsement from the San Antonio Express-News editorial board, which described the Texas native and former Florida governor as “the obvious cho…

Trump says he is running campaign of ‘great optimism’
Feb 13, 2016   02:56 AM  7 hours ago  CNN.com – Politics
Donald Trump is spinning his campaign in positive terms.

Washington Post

Ted Cruz’s misleading attack that Donald Trump ‘convinced’ the government to ‘bulldoze’ a widow’s home
Feb 13, 2016   08:13 AM  2 hours ago  Post Politics: Breaking Politics News, Political Analysis & More – The Washington Post
Ted Cruz’s campaign uses a combination of attack tactics that creates a misleading impression about Donald Trump’s eminent domain case.

Bernie Sanders fields questions on reparations, socialism, and felon voter rights
Feb 13, 2016   04:07 AM  6 hours ago  Post Politics: Breaking Politics News, Political Analysis & More – The Washington Post

‘Build that wall’ has taken on a life of its own at Donald Trump’s rallies – but he’s still serious
Feb 13, 2016   03:52 AM  6 hours ago  Post Politics: Breaking Politics News, Political Analysis & More – The Washington Post
The slogan has morphed into a cultural icon, rallying cry and, at times, punchline.

Super PAC moves to ramp up financial firepower for Clinton
Feb 13, 2016   03:36 AM  7 hours ago  Post Politics: Breaking Politics News, Political Analysis & More – The Washington Post
The DNC lifts its ban on donations from lobbyists, which could provide Clinton with additional funds.

Democratic groups move to ramp up financial firepower for Clinton
Feb 13, 2016   02:19 AM  8 hours ago  Post Politics: Breaking Politics News, Political Analysis & More – The Washington Post
The DNC lifts its ban on donations from lobbyists, while a super PAC is spending millions ahead of schedule.

Ted Cruz leads a prayer with 14,000 cheering evangelicals in S.C.
Feb 13, 2016   01:18 AM  9 hours ago  Post Politics: Breaking Politics News, Political Analysis & More – The Washington Post
Ted Cruz delivers a prayer to 14,000 cheering evangelicals in South Carolina at a Christian rock concert.

Reuters

Oregon refuge searched for evidence, explosives after occupiers leave
Feb 13, 2016   03:20 AM  7 hours ago  Reuters: U.S.
BURNS, Ore. (Reuters) – Police and federal agents searched a U.S. wildlife refuge in Oregon for explosives and evidence on Friday, a day after the last holdouts in a protest over federal control of Western land surrendered to end a six-w…

Two girls fatally shot at Arizona school in apparent murder-suicide
Feb 13, 2016   02:19 AM  8 hours ago  Reuters: U.S.
GLENDALE, Ariz. (Reuters) – Two 15-year-old girls who were believed to have been romantically involved were found shot dead on Friday at an Arizona high school in an apparent murder-suicide that initially triggered a security lockdown of…

Alabama woman convicted of running granddaughter to death has died
Feb 13, 2016   01:17 AM  9 hours ago  Reuters: U.S.
(Reuters) – An Alabama woman convicted of murder in the running death of her 9-year-old granddaughter died on Friday, less than a year into her sentence of life in prison without parole, a prison spokesman said.

Fire engulfs New Jersey plastics warehouses; smoke closes schools
Feb 13, 2016   12:37 AM  10 hours ago  Reuters: U.S.
MAPLEWOOD, N.J. (Reuters) – Fire ripped through a pair of sprawling New Jersey warehouses storing plastic pellets on Friday, sending up a smoky plume so enormous it appeared as a cloud on weather readings from orbiting satellites and rai…

Family of man shot by Cincinnati university officer sues: report
Feb 12, 2016   11:56 PM  10 hours ago  Reuters: U.S.
(Reuters) – The family of a black man shot and killed last summer by a University of Cincinnati police officer during a traffic stop sued the officer in federal court on Friday, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer newspaper.

Michigan warning on Flint Legionnaires’ outbreak came late
Feb 12, 2016   11:46 PM  10 hours ago  Reuters: U.S.
DETROIT (Reuters) – State officials knew about an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease and its suspected link to water system issues in impoverished Flint, Michigan, at least 10 months before a public announcement was made, documents releas…

CNN

A hero inside the San Bernardino shootout
Feb 13, 2016   03:45 AM  6 hours ago  CNN.com – U.S.

Band films music video in zero gravity
Feb 13, 2016   03:19 AM  7 hours ago  CNN.com – U.S.
The band OK Go is best known for innovative music videos, and this time its members may have topped themselves.

Kids try to ‘breathe less’ after gas leak
Feb 13, 2016   02:46 AM  7 hours ago  CNN.com – U.S.
Cooper Stutler’s teacher told his second-grade class to put their shirts over their noses as they crossed the playground to get snacks.

2 girls die in shooting at Arizona high school
Feb 13, 2016   02:27 AM  8 hours ago  CNN.com – U.S.
Police are checking reports that two teenagers were shot Friday morning at Independence High School in Glendale, Arizona, Glendale police Officer Tracey Breeden told reporters.

Mother of Columbine killer gives first TV interview
Feb 12, 2016   10:35 PM  12 hours ago  CNN.com – U.S.
Her son and his friend killed 13 people at Columbine High School almost 17 years ago. Sue Klebold has lived with guilt since — guilt for what her son did and how she, a loving mother, raised a boy who became a mass murderer.

A cop’s view of what it’s like inside a gunbattle
Feb 12, 2016   07:12 PM  15 hours ago  CNN.com – U.S.
As Sgt. Andy Capps approached Interstate 10, he spotted a man in a silver van flagging him down, frantically waving his hands outside the driver’s side window.

MSNBC

Hacking of Health Care Records Skyrockets
Feb 13, 2016   09:51 AM  48 minutes ago  MSNBC.com: U.S. News
Roughly one out of every three Americans had their health-care records compromised and most are completely unaware.

Abandoned Dog Found With Paws Frozen to Ground in Park
Feb 13, 2016   08:37 AM  2 hours ago  MSNBC.com: U.S. News
A woman found an abandoned dog chained to a tree Friday, its paws frozen to the ground amid the day’s bitterly cold temperatures.

Columbine Shooter’s Mom Says She Thinks of Victims Daily
Feb 13, 2016   05:19 AM  5 hours ago  MSNBC.com: U.S. News
The mother of Columbine High School shooter Dylan Klebold says she didn’t know anything was wrong with her son before the 1999 attack, and that she thinks about the victims and their families every day.

Columbine Shooter’s Mom: I Think of Victims Daily
Feb 13, 2016   05:19 AM  5 hours ago  MSNBC.com: U.S. News
The mother of Columbine High School shooter Dylan Klebold says she didn’t know anything was wrong with her son before the 1999 attack, and that she thinks about the victims and their families every day.

Alleged Sneaker Robber Hit By Victim’s SUV, Loses Arm: Cops
Feb 13, 2016   04:33 AM  6 hours ago  MSNBC.com: U.S. News
An alleged robber lost an arm when a man from whom he stole a pair of Air Jordan sneakers chased after him in an SUV and pinned him against a fence in Brooklyn.

Flying Manhole Cover Kills Driver
Feb 13, 2016   01:44 AM  8 hours ago  MSNBC.com: U.S. News
A dislodged manhole cover slammed through a windshield, killing a Boston driver. WHDH’s Steve Cooper reports.

Fox News

Texas recommends court ban on bite mark evidence
Feb 13, 2016   10:10 AM  30 minutes ago  FOXNews.com
Texas became the first state Friday to call for banning bite mark analysis in criminal cases, dealing a major credibility blow to a technique that critics rebuke as junk science and will now likely encounter greater skepticism in courtro…

Texas A&M trying to determine who shouted racial slurs at high school students
Feb 13, 2016   09:51 AM  49 minutes ago  FOXNews.com
Texas A&M University is investigating an incident involving students who shouted racial slurs and referenced the Confederate flag to a group of black and Latino high school students who were touring the campus Tuesday.

Alabama grandmother convicted in girl’s running death dies
Feb 13, 2016   09:05 AM  1 hour ago  FOXNews.com
An Alabama woman convicted of capital murder in the death of her 9-year-old granddaughter died Friday less than a year into her life-without-parole sentence for the killing.

San Francisco police shot man 20 times, including 6 in back
Feb 13, 2016   07:36 AM  3 hours ago  FOXNews.com
An autopsy report shows a young black man shot dead by San Francisco police suffered 20 gunshot wounds, including six in the back, and had drugs in his system when he died in the shooting that sparked protests and calls for the chief’s r…

Restaurant owner, wife charged in deadly Michigan house fire that killed illegal immigrants
Feb 13, 2016   07:28 AM  3 hours ago  FOXNews.com
Federal officials charged a suburban Detroit restaurant owner and his wife Friday with harboring immigrants who were in the U.S. without legal permission after a fire at a house he owned killed five employees about two weeks earlier.

Sources: FBI investigating Ohio machete attack as possible lone wolf terror act
Feb 13, 2016   06:40 AM  4 hours ago  FOXNews.com
Law enforcement sources close to the investigation into a machete attack at an Ohio restaurant hold Fox News Friday that federal authorities are investigating the incident as a potential lone wolf terror attack.

Reuters

Death toll at collapsed building in Taiwanese city reaches 114 as rescue efforts end
Feb 13, 2016   09:44 AM  56 minutes ago  Reuters: World News
TAIPEI (Reuters) – The death toll at a building that collapsed from a strong earthquake in southern Taiwan reached 114 as rescue efforts came to an end on Saturday, a week after the temblor hit.

Russian PM Medvedev says Russia not bombing civilians in Syria
Feb 13, 2016   09:42 AM  58 minutes ago  Reuters: World News
MUNICH (Reuters) – Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev rejected accusations on Saturday that his country’s forces have bombed civilians in Syria, saying this was “just not true”.

Mali Islamist group Ansar Dine claims attack on U.N. base
Feb 13, 2016   09:36 AM  1 hour ago  Reuters: World News
DAKAR (Reuters) – Malian Islamist militant group Ansar Dine said it carried out a suicide and rocket attack on a U.N. base in Kidal, north Mali on Friday that killed six peacekeepers, the SITE Intelligence Group said.

Myanmar army chief to get five year extension as talks with Suu Kyi continue-media
Feb 13, 2016   08:15 AM  2 hours ago  Reuters: World News
YANGON (Reuters) – Myanmar’s powerful army chief Min Aung Hlaing and his deputy are slated to extend their terms for another five years, a local newspaper said on Saturday, as the military and democracy champion Aung San Suu Kyi negotiat…

After 1,000-year split, pope and Russian patriarch embrace in Cuba
Feb 13, 2016   07:32 AM  3 hours ago  Reuters: World News
HAVANA (Reuters) – Pope Francis and Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill embraced and kissed on Friday in a historic meeting, uniting to issue a global appeal for the protection of Christians under assault in the Middle East.

China foreign minister urges U.S. caution on missile system
Feb 13, 2016   06:27 AM  4 hours ago  Reuters: World News
BEIJING (Reuters) – The United States needs to proceed with caution on possible deployment of an advanced U.S. missile defense system following North Korea’s recent rocket launch and not use this as an excuse to affect China’s security, …

CNN

Astronaut: Parts of Earth ‘look kind of sick’
Feb 13, 2016   03:35 AM  7 hours ago  CNN.com – World
In one of his final interviews from the International Space Station, astronaut Scott Kelly said that the Earth’s atmosphere “looks very, very fragile” and “like something that we need to take care of.”

Nic Robertson: Where is the world’s moral compass?
Feb 13, 2016   03:35 AM  7 hours ago  CNN.com – World

Astronaut: Parts of Earth ‘look kind of sick’
Feb 13, 2016   02:43 AM  7 hours ago  CNN.com – World
In one of his final interviews from the International Space Station, astronaut Scott Kelly said that the Earth’s atmosphere “looks very, very fragile” and “like something that we need to take care of.”

Nic Robertson: Where is the world’s moral compass?
Feb 13, 2016   02:42 AM  7 hours ago  CNN.com – World

Historic meeting with Russian church leader
Feb 12, 2016   11:34 PM  11 hours ago  CNN.com – World
It’s a meeting nearly a millennium in the making.

‘Goodbye rebels, thank you Russia!’ Life after the siege for pro-regime Syrians
Feb 12, 2016   09:39 PM  13 hours ago  CNN.com – World
“Thank you Russia! Thank you Hezbollah! Thank you Iran!” shouts the man, as he passes us in the busy square.

MSNBC

Americans gear up to help Philippines
Nov 12, 2013   12:38 AM  2 years 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  2 years 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  2 years 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  2 years 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  2 years 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  2 years 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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