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Reuters

Congress jockeys over troubled border-funding bill
Jul 30, 2014   04:18 PM  28 minutes ago  Reuters: Politics
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Legislation to pay for handling a flood of Central American migrant children hung by a thread in the Congress on Wednesday amid deep divisions over President Barack Obama’s emergency funding request, even as the Se…

Kerry presses India on global trade deal as deadline looms
Jul 30, 2014   03:30 PM  1 hour ago  Reuters: Politics
NEW DELHI (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, who arrived in India on Wednesday for an official visit, has pressed New Delhi to drop its opposition to global trade reforms, saying it was a test of the country’s commitment to …

Republican Paul Ryan slams U.S. Ex-Im Bank as ‘crony capitalism’
Jul 30, 2014   03:26 PM  1 hour ago  Reuters: Politics
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican congressman Paul Ryan on Wednesday slammed the U.S. Export-Import Bank as a purveyor of “crony capitalism” that mainly helps a few large companies, and said Congress should focus instead on market reform…

U.S. restricts travel by Venezuelan officials
Jul 30, 2014   03:11 PM  1 hour ago  Reuters: Politics
WASHINGTON/CARACAS (Reuters) – The United States imposed travel restrictions on Wednesday on some Venezuelan government officials it accuses of rights abuses in a crackdown on protests against President Nicolas Maduro this year.

House panel approves bill to force Fed to follow rule
Jul 30, 2014   02:37 PM  2 hours ago  Reuters: Politics
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The House of Representatives Financial Services Committee narrowly approved a bill on Wednesday that would require the Federal Reserve to set a specific rule to follow when implementing monetary policy.

U.S. restricts travel by Venezuelan government officials
Jul 30, 2014   02:13 PM  2 hours ago  Reuters: Politics
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States imposed travel restrictions on Wednesday on a number of Venezuelan government officials the State Department linked to human rights abuses in a government crackdown on protest and dissent.

CNN

S.E. Cupp: Mark Cuban for president?
Jul 30, 2014   02:37 PM  2 hours ago  CNN.com – Politics
S.E. Cupp says the entrepreneur and Dallas Mavericks owner thinks for himself and refuses to be confined to an ideological box.

Domestic violence: The next front in the gun debate
Jul 30, 2014   02:37 PM  2 hours ago  CNN.com – Politics
This deadly domestic violence scenario is attempts to portray what some women face. It is also depicts the next front in the gun control debate.

Crossfire Reloaded: Our atheists are better than your atheists
Jul 30, 2014   11:12 AM  5 hours ago  CNN.com – Politics
S.E. Cupp states the case for atheists joining the conservative ranks.

Boehner: No GOP plans to impeach Obama
Jul 30, 2014   11:11 AM  5 hours ago  CNN.com – Politics
House Speaker John Boehner says the GOP has no plans to impeach Obama and the rumors are an election stunt by Democrats.

U.S., EU coordinate on Russia sanctions, but will they work?
Jul 30, 2014   11:10 AM  5 hours ago  CNN.com – Politics
More Russian aggression in Ukraine. More U.S. and European sanctions imposed on Moscow.

More VA employees said they were told to falsify data
Jul 30, 2014   12:41 AM  16 hours ago  CNN.com – Politics
Roughly half the schedulers at multiple Veterans Affairs hospitals said they received instructions from supervisors to falsify data and hide the true time it took patients to be seen by a doctor after making an appointment, new details f…

USA Today

Sen. Ted Cruz sidesteps question about 2016 plans
Jan 26, 2014   11:29 AM  6 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  6 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  6 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  6 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  6 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  6 months ago  On Politics
Democrats Michael Bennet of Colo. and Patty Murray of Wash. show pride in their football teams.

Washington Post

She The People: Gender equity revolution no longer stalled
Jul 31, 2014   05:45 AM  12 hours ago  Post Politics: Breaking Politics News, Political Analysis & More – The Washington Post
For two and a half decades, from the 1970s to the mid-1990s, every year, a rapidly growing number of Americans began to think that women could bust out of their traditional homemaker roles, take on more public roles and work outside the …

She The People: Public views working moms more favorably, study finds
Jul 31, 2014   05:45 AM  12 hours ago  Post Politics: Breaking Politics News, Political Analysis & More – The Washington Post
For two and a half decades, from the 1970s to the mid-1990s, every year, a rapidly growing number of Americans began to think that women could bust out of their traditional homemaker roles, take on more public roles and work outside the …

Monkey Cage: Scottish independence vote is too close to call
Jul 30, 2014   04:27 PM  19 minutes ago  Post Politics: Breaking Politics News, Political Analysis & More – The Washington Post
The following is a guest post from social scientist   Arkadiusz Wiśniowski of the  University of Southampton . ***** Read full article >>

Senate border bill clears first procedural hurdle
Jul 30, 2014   04:24 PM  22 minutes ago  Post Politics: Breaking Politics News, Political Analysis & More – The Washington Post
A Senate measure to deal with the historic influx of illegal immigrants entering the United States from Central American cleared a key procedural hurdle Wednesday morning, providing a glimmer of hope that Congress could still fulfill Pre…

The Fix: One of the most bizarre political ads you’ll see this year
Jul 30, 2014   04:08 PM  38 minutes ago  Post Politics: Breaking Politics News, Political Analysis & More – The Washington Post
Liberal environmentalist Tom Steyer’s new group just dropped some serious coin on what is surely one of the most bizarre political ads of the 2014 election — and not necessarily bizarre in a good way. Read full article >>

Will black voters be House Democrats’ midterm firewall?
Jul 30, 2014   04:00 PM  46 minutes ago  Post Politics: Breaking Politics News, Political Analysis & More – The Washington Post
No one expects the Democrats to win the House when voters hit the polls this November. In fact, historical trends say that in the sixth year of Obama’s presidency, the Democrats stand to fall into an even smaller House majority and poten…

Reuters

U.S. relief worker ‘fighting through’ Ebola virus: son
Jul 30, 2014   03:08 PM  1 hour ago  Reuters: U.S.
WINSTON-SALEM N.C. (Reuters) – An American aid worker infected with Ebola while responding to the outbreak of the deadly virus in Liberia and neighboring African countries is “fighting through it,” her son said on Wednesday.

Police charge man with raping woman at raucous Massachusetts concert
Jul 30, 2014   03:06 PM  1 hour ago  Reuters: U.S.
BOSTON (Reuters) – Prosecutors have charged a Massachusetts man with raping a woman at a raucous country music concert south of Boston on Saturday where dozens of people received treatment for alcohol-related medical problems.

Firefighters battle six-alarm Boston blaze
Jul 30, 2014   02:03 PM  2 hours ago  Reuters: U.S.
BOSTON (Reuters) – Six companies of Boston firefighters on Wednesday battled a large blaze that engulfed multiple buildings in the city’s residential eastern section, fire officials said.

U.S. private sector adds 218,000 jobs in July: ADP
Jul 30, 2014   12:59 PM  3 hours ago  Reuters: U.S.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. companies hired 218,000 workers in July, marking four straight month of private job growth above 200,000, but the figure fell short of what analysts projected and the previous month’s level, a report by a payrol…

PG&E charged with obstruction in San Bruno natgas blast probe
Jul 30, 2014   12:43 PM  4 hours ago  Reuters: U.S.
(Reuters) – A federal grand jury for the Northern District of California charged PG&E Corp on Tuesday alleging it obstructed the investigation of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) into the deadly San Bruno natural gas explo…

In Florida governor’s race, Democrat woos crucial black vote
Jul 30, 2014   12:38 PM  4 hours ago  Reuters: U.S.
TAMPA Fla. (Reuters) – As the leading Democratic candidate for Florida governor, Charlie Crist would be expected to draw overwhelming support from the state’s more than 1.6 million registered black voters.

CNN

Why do women often fail?
Jul 30, 2014   01:35 PM  3 hours ago  CNN.com – U.S.
Carol Dweck and Rachel Simmons: Girls tend to have a “fixed mindset” but they should have a “growth mindset.”

Guns killing women: Time to act
Jul 30, 2014   01:33 PM  3 hours ago  CNN.com – U.S.
Gabrielle Giffords and Katie Ray-Jones say Congress must address domestic violence and guns

Mark Cuban for president?
Jul 30, 2014   01:32 PM  3 hours ago  CNN.com – U.S.
S.E. Cupp says the entrepreneur and Dallas Mavericks owner thinks for himself and refuses to be confined to an ideological box.

Mother sues Border Patrol over son’s ‘brazen and lawless’ shooting
Jul 30, 2014   01:25 PM  3 hours ago  CNN.com – U.S.
U.S. Border Patrol agents who killed a Mexican teenager should be brought to justice, a federal lawsuit filed Tuesday argues, claiming the agents used excessive force when they opened fire.

Court refuses to shut down Mississippi’s lone abortion clinic
Jul 30, 2014   01:24 PM  3 hours ago  CNN.com – U.S.
Mississippi’s lone abortion clinic can stay open, after a federal appeals court Tuesday ruled against a state law that effectively would have shut it down — contending that it wasn’t right to simply pass the buck to other states.

Upon learning baby brother will one day grow up, girl sobs
Jul 30, 2014   01:21 PM  3 hours ago  CNN.com – U.S.
A 5-year-old girl sobs hysterically after learning her baby brother will grow up. HLN’s Robin Meade has more.

MSNBC

Fast-Moving Blazes Race Through Northern California
Jul 27, 2014   09:53 AM  3 days ago  MSNBC.com: U.S. News
The so-called Sand Fire began in the Sierra Nevada foothills and has since raced through more than 6 square miles of drought-stricken grasslands.

Court Strikes Down D.C. Ban on Carrying Guns
Jul 27, 2014   03:22 AM  3 days ago  MSNBC.com: U.S. News
A U.S. District Court judge ruled that laws in Washington, D.C., that prevent gun owners from carrying handguns outside the home are unconstitutional.

Nissan Expands Recall Over Explosive Air Bags
Jul 26, 2014   11:47 PM  3 days ago  MSNBC.com: U.S. News
The automaker recalled more than 226,000 additional vehicles over potentially explosive air bags, which have prompted recalls from other carmakers.

New York Times Calls For Legalizing Marijuana
Jul 26, 2014   10:59 PM  3 days ago  MSNBC.com: U.S. News
The paper’s editorial compared the federal ban on marijuana to the failed prohibition of alcohol, and said states should be free to decide the issue.

Dad ‘Surprised’ Son is Suspect in Homeless Salyings
Jul 26, 2014   10:47 PM  3 days ago  MSNBC.com: U.S. News
Joel Rios, the father of 18-year-old murder suspect Alex Rios, visited his son in jail on Saturday to find out “what was he thinking that night.”

Beach Blanket Ban: Oregon Proposes No Smoking on Coast
Jul 26, 2014   10:22 PM  3 days ago  MSNBC.com: U.S. News
The rule would cover the more than 360 miles of Oregon’s Pacific coast and follows a ban that took effect this year in state parks.

USA Today

Hot wheels: Man charged with selling neighbor’s vehicle
Jun 24, 2014   12:56 PM  1 month 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  1 month 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  1 month 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  1 month 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  1 month 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  1 month ago  USATODAY.com Nation – Top Stories
Former smokers show what the deadly habit can do

Fox News

Broken water main floods UCLA campus, forces rescue of drivers, pedestrians
Jul 31, 2014   04:00 AM  11 hours ago  FOXNews.com
A 93-year-old water pipe burst under Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles Tuesday afternoon, sending a geyser of water spewing 30 feet in the air and flooding parking structures and buildings on the UCLA campus, including the school’s famed b…

Cops: At nursing home, intoxicated man tried to suffocate terminally ill dad who later died
Jul 30, 2014   04:36 PM  9 minutes ago  FOXNews.com
A Florida man is accused of trying to suffocate his terminally ill father by holding his hand over the man’s nose and mouth at a suburban Cleveland nursing home, police said.

Police: Suspect describes Vegas crime spree, says she fought woman as partner killed husband
Jul 30, 2014   04:26 PM  19 minutes ago  FOXNews.com
Police say a suspect arrested in a deadly Las Vegas home invasion told them she fought off a woman with a screwdriver to help her partner in crime as he struggled with and fatally shot the woman’s husband.

Japanese group searching US archives for info on American MIAs from 1944 battle on Saipan
Jul 30, 2014   04:17 PM  29 minutes ago  FOXNews.com
A Japanese group is combing a New York military museum’s World War II records for information it hopes will lead to the graves of Americans still listed as missing in action on the Pacific island of Saipan.

Federal trial of woman charged with kidnapping baby moves to defense phase in Wisconsin
Jul 30, 2014   04:09 PM  36 minutes ago  FOXNews.com
The prosecution has rested in the federal trial of a Colorado woman accused of kidnapping her half-sister’s newborn in Wisconsin and abandoning the baby in Iowa.

Sleeping Detroit boy, 8, shot and killed by stray bullet
Jul 30, 2014   04:05 PM  41 minutes ago  FOXNews.com
An 8-year-old boy who was sleeping early Wednesday died after a bullet fired from outside went through the home’s wall and into his bedroom, hitting him, Detroit police said.

Reuters

Moscow fights back after sanctions; battle rages near Ukraine crash site
Jul 30, 2014   04:30 PM  15 minutes ago  Reuters: World News
MOSCOW/KIEV (Reuters) – Russia fought back on Wednesday over new U.S. and EU sanctions imposed over Ukraine, where fighting between Moscow-backed rebels and government troops has intensified since a Malaysian airliner was shot down.

Carnage at U.N. school as Israel pounds Gaza refugee camp
Jul 30, 2014   04:30 PM  16 minutes ago  Reuters: World News
GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israeli shelling killed at least 15 Palestinians sheltering in a school in Gaza’s biggest refugee camp on Wednesday, the Health Ministry said, as Egyptian mediators prepared a revised proposal to try to halt mo…

Iraqi militias execute, hang 15 people: police
Jul 30, 2014   04:28 PM  18 minutes ago  Reuters: World News
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Shi’ite militia forces executed 15 Sunni Muslims and then hung them by electricity poles in a public square in a town northeast of Baghdad on Wednesday, police said.

Spanish, Catalan leaders stand ground in independence tussle
Jul 30, 2014   04:20 PM  25 minutes ago  Reuters: World News
MADRID (Reuters) – Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy and Catalan President Artur Mas failed to break the deadlock over Catalonia’s independence drive on Wednesday, both standing firm on their positions when they met for the first time…

Iraqi militias execute, hang 15 people: police
Jul 30, 2014   04:13 PM  33 minutes ago  Reuters: World News
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Shi’ite militia forces executed 15 Sunni Muslims and then hung them by electricity poles in a public square in a town northeast of Baghdad on Wednesday, police said.

U.N. battles for more people-trafficking convictions
Jul 30, 2014   04:11 PM  35 minutes ago  Reuters: World News
VIENNA (Reuters) – Global efforts to stop the multi-billion-dollar business of trafficking in people are being hampered by perceptions that it is a soft crime unlikely to be punished, the head of the U.N. drugs and crime office told Reut…

CNN

Hackers reveal lost NASA photos
Jul 30, 2014   02:32 PM  2 hours ago  CNN.com – World
These “techno archaeologists” are using DIY engineering to revamp NASA’s early moon pics.

Ukraine: Landmines stop MH17 access
Jul 30, 2014   01:35 PM  3 hours ago  CNN.com – World
For a fourth straight day, unsafe conditions in eastern Ukraine kept international investigators from reaching the site of the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 wreckage.

‘Mad Max’ architecture of future
Jul 30, 2014   12:52 PM  3 hours ago  CNN.com – World
Designer Justin Plunkett layers photos and computer-generated illustration to create apocalyptic images.

China’s meat scandal explained
Jul 30, 2014   12:30 PM  4 hours ago  CNN.com – World
McDonald’s restaurants in many Chinese cities have been eerily quiet this past week.

Official: Landslides trap 150 people or more in western India
Jul 30, 2014   12:27 PM  4 hours ago  CNN.com – World
Landslides caused by heavy monsoon rains may have trapped 150 people or more in a village in western India, a senior official said Wednesday.

U.N. school shelled in Gaza
Jul 30, 2014   12:23 PM  4 hours ago  CNN.com – World
Five shells strike a U.N. school at a refugee camp in northern Gaza. CNN’s John Vause has more.

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  1 month 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  1 month 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  1 month 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  1 month 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  1 month 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  1 month ago  USATODAY.com World – Top Stories
Previously announced cease-fire appears to be largely holding.

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