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China’s top paper says no place for a ‘new cold war’ with U.S.
Jul 12, 2014   07:00 AM  18 hours ago  Reuters: Politics
SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China and the United States must avoid a “new cold war” in their international relations, China’s top newspaper said on Saturday, in the wake of high level talks in Beijing between senior leaders of the world’s two l…

Florida’s electoral map in flux after court ruling
Jul 11, 2014   10:59 PM  1 day ago  Reuters: Politics
TALLAHASSEE Fla. (Reuters) – Florida’s Republicans, stung by a judge’s decision to throw out the state’s 2012 congressional redistricting plan, remained silent on Friday on whether they will appeal the ruling that found they conspired to…

Former NY mayor riles Colorado pols with ‘rural’ gun remarks
Jul 11, 2014   08:41 PM  1 day ago  Reuters: Politics
DENVER (Reuters) – Republican politicians in Colorado have slammed former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg for saying parts of the Western state that recalled two lawmakers last year over new gun laws were so rural they didn’t even have …

Ex-Minnesota governor: no fight with ‘American Sniper’ author
Jul 11, 2014   08:30 PM  1 day ago  Reuters: Politics
ST PAUL Minn. (Reuters) – Former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura said Friday he has not been in a fight in decades as he took the stand in his trial accusing a former Navy SEAL sniper of making up a 2006 altercation between them describ…

U.S. Congress seen backing extension of Iran nuclear pact
Jul 11, 2014   08:11 PM  1 day ago  Reuters: Politics
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Congress will ultimately support an extension of an interim agreement of talks on Iran’s nuclear program, lawmakers and congressional aides said, despite calls by Republicans and some Democrats to abandon …

House backs extending business depreciation tax break
Jul 11, 2014   07:37 PM  1 day ago  Reuters: Politics
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The House of Representatives voted 258-160 on Friday to extend permanently a business tax break dealing with deductions for depreciating certain capital investments, a move that would cost U.S. taxpayers an estimat…

CNN

GOP lawsuit a new angle on stopping Obamacare
Jul 11, 2014   11:40 PM  1 day ago  CNN.com – Politics
They tried in Congress, at the ballot box and in the Supreme Court, but Republicans have been unable to stop Obamacare. Now they’re suing President Obama over changes in enforcing his signature health care reform law.

House Republicans vote for business tax cut with no offset
Jul 11, 2014   08:57 PM  1 day ago  CNN.com – Politics
House Republicans, who fervently pound the podium against the deficit, didn’t blink Friday at passing a whopping $287 billion business tax cut measure with no effort to pay for or offset that amount.

Obama official says at border: ‘We’ll send you back’
Jul 11, 2014   08:14 PM  1 day ago  CNN.com – Politics
Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson has something to say to people contemplating illegal migration to the United States: “We’ll send you back.”

‘Road war’ in Congress may be ending
Jul 11, 2014   07:08 PM  1 day ago  CNN.com – Politics
Three weeks until funding starts to dry up for bridge and road projects across the United States, House and Senate committees Thursday put Congress on track toward a deal to avoid construction shutdowns and to keep the federal Highway Tr…

Congressional investigator seeks answers on Puerto Rico tax deal
Jul 11, 2014   05:55 PM  1 day ago  CNN.com – Politics
As Puerto Rico struggles with a massive debt crisis, a top congressional investigator has questions about the island government’s decision to nullify an agreement that would have returned about $230 million in overpaid taxes to a major b…

Obama did meet with those hecklers after all
Jul 11, 2014   05:44 PM  1 day ago  CNN.com – Politics
For two immigration reform activists, heckling the President of the United States landed the pair an exclusive meeting.

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

Balz: John Hickenlooper: The man who hates negatives ads
Jul 13, 2014   12:45 AM  33 minutes ago  Post Politics: Breaking Politics News, Political Analysis & More – The Washington Post
NASHVILLE — Colorado’s John Hickenlooper is not your standard politician. He’s a former geologist turned brewpub owner turned mayor turned governor. You might have seen him this past week playing a late-evening game of pool with Presiden…

Border crisis scrambling the politics of immigration policy
Jul 12, 2014   11:58 PM  1 hour ago  Post Politics: Breaking Politics News, Political Analysis & More – The Washington Post
Until now, the politics of immigration have been seen as a no-lose proposition for President Obama and the Democrats. If they could get a comprehensive overhaul passed, they would win. And if Republicans blocked it, the GOP would further…

Border crisis scrambling the politics of immigration policy
Jul 12, 2014   11:58 PM  1 hour ago  White House: Latest White House News, Headlines, Analysis & More – The Washington Post
Until now, the politics of immigration have been seen as a no-lose proposition for President Obama and the Democrats. If they could get a comprehensive overhaul passed, they would win. And if Republicans blocked it, the GOP would further…

15-year-old survivor of Houston-area shooting: ‘Stay strong’
Jul 12, 2014   11:34 PM  1 hour ago  Post Politics: Breaking Politics News, Political Analysis & More – The Washington Post
HOUSTON — Cassidy Stay, the 15-year-old lone survivor of a shooting at a suburban Houston home that left her parents and four siblings dead, spoke tearfully at a memorial service for her family Saturday, saying they were “in a much bette…

GovBeat: Oregon may have a better way to fund highway projects
Jul 12, 2014   01:02 PM  12 hours ago  Post Politics: Breaking Politics News, Political Analysis & More – The Washington Post
If Congress doesn’t act soon, a key source of state highway funds could soon begin to dwindle. The Highway Trust Fund, which provides most states with about half of their transportation money, will begin to dry up in the coming months, t…

The Fix: The Fix’s top 10 primaries of 2014
Jul 12, 2014   12:01 PM  13 hours ago  Post Politics: Breaking Politics News, Political Analysis & More – The Washington Post
If you’re a big follower of The Fix — and we know you all are — you’ll notice that we haven’t had many primaries to cover lately. That’s because we’re in a thing called the month of July, during which states know better than to schedul…

Reuters

Michigan student won’t be charged in Visine poisoning
Jul 12, 2014   10:12 PM  3 hours ago  Reuters: U.S.
(Reuters) – No charges will be filed against a Michigan high school student who was accused of sickening a teacher by putting Visine eye solution in her coffee, a prosecutor said on Saturday.

U.S. Navy maintains grounding order for F-35 fighter jets
Jul 12, 2014   09:52 PM  3 hours ago  Reuters: U.S.
RAF FAIRFORD England (Reuters) – The U.S. Navy maintained a grounding order for F-35 B-model and C-model fighter jets built by Lockheed Martin Corp , saying it was still not clear what caused a massive engine failure on an Air Force F-35…

Comedian Tracy Morgan released from rehab after June crash
Jul 12, 2014   09:24 PM  3 hours ago  Reuters: U.S.
Newark N.J (Reuters) – Actor and comedian Tracy Morgan was released from a rehabilitation center to finish his recovery at home from a New Jersey crash in June that left him critically injured and killed a fellow passenger, his spokesman…

Trump Plaza in Atlantic City to close, adding to city’s woes: report
Jul 12, 2014   07:41 PM  5 hours ago  Reuters: U.S.
(Reuters) – The Trump Plaza Hotel in Atlantic City could shut its doors in September and lay off 1,000 workers, a local newspaper reported, in what could make it the fourth casino to close this year in the faltering New Jersey resort city.

Practical hurdles hampered police response to D.C. Navy Yard shootings -report
Jul 12, 2014   03:41 PM  9 hours ago  Reuters: U.S.
(Reuters) – Police rushing to the scene of last year’s Navy Yard shooting in Washington D.C. were hampered in their attempts to help by numerous delaying hurdles such as being locked out of room with live surveillance video, an internal …

Utah man arrested in bomb plot to cause uprising against government
Jul 12, 2014   03:39 PM  9 hours ago  Reuters: U.S.
(Reuters) – A Utah man has been arrested in connection with a plot to blow up a police station, kill police officers and destroy infrastructure to delay an emergency response, authorities said.

CNN

Plane drops hundreds of fish into lake
Jul 12, 2014   10:29 PM  2 hours ago  CNN.com – U.S.
The Division of Wildlife Resources keeps Utah’s lakes stocked with native fish, and some lakes are very hard to reach.

Anthrax investigation turns up ‘distressing’ issues at CDC
Jul 12, 2014   12:36 PM  12 hours ago  CNN.com – U.S.
Concluding its investigation into the unintended anthrax exposure at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, the CDC says it has found another more “distressing” problem due to lab workers not following protocol.

Man who killed inside movie theater after texting dispute out on bond
Jul 12, 2014   11:39 AM  13 hours ago  CNN.com – U.S.
Curtis Reeves Jr., the man charged with second-degree murder for fatally shooting a man inside a Florida movie theater in January, was released from a Florida jail on $150,000 bond Friday.

Rocky Mountain lightning strike kills 1, injures 7
Jul 12, 2014   08:19 AM  16 hours ago  CNN.com – U.S.
A lightning strike on a trail in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado, left one woman dead and seven people injured.

LeBron James heads home
Jul 12, 2014   01:30 AM  23 hours ago  CNN.com – U.S.
After four years away, it looks like King James will take his throne back to Cleveland.

Student: I was expelled from school for marrying another woman
Jul 11, 2014   11:46 PM  1 day ago  CNN.com – U.S.
A 22-year-old woman is expelled from a Christian university in Oklahoma for marrying a woman, in violation of the school’s morality covenant.

MSNBC

Yalie Finishes Year-Long Silent Hike Across Country
Jul 12, 2014   11:53 PM  1 hour ago  MSNBC.com: U.S. News
Greg Hindy walked 9,000 miles from the coast to coast, as trip he took without uttering a single word and with no technology like GPS or smartphones.

‘No Texting and Driving,’ Family Begs After Fatal Crash
Jul 12, 2014   11:30 PM  1 hour ago  MSNBC.com: U.S. News
“I’m so upset, so angry that someone could be an adult and be so careless,” the family of Walter Blockman said after the crash.

Rocky Mountain Lightning Hurts 3, Day After Deadly Bolt
Jul 12, 2014   11:21 PM  1 hour ago  MSNBC.com: U.S. News
The bolt Saturday in Rocky Mountain National Park comes a day after a woman was killed and seven others were hurt in the same area.

Texas Slowdown: Fewer Crossing Border From Mexico
Jul 12, 2014   10:38 PM  2 hours ago  MSNBC.com: U.S. News
Border patrol agents said they are seeing fewer undocumented immigrants crossing the border through Texas, but they can’t be sure it will last.

Kayaking For a Cause: Grandmom to Trek 2,500 Miles
Jul 12, 2014   10:29 PM  2 hours ago  MSNBC.com: U.S. News
Deborah Walters, 69, will kayak over 2,500 miles to support Safe Passage, a Maine-based nonprofit that supports Guatemalan children’s education.

Washington State Wildfire Grows to 34 Square Miles
Jul 12, 2014   09:33 PM  3 hours ago  MSNBC.com: U.S. News
The blaze was 22 percent contained, but crews were battling dry, hot conditions in their struggle to keep it from spreading.

USA Today

Hot wheels: Man charged with selling neighbor’s vehicle
Jun 24, 2014   12:56 PM  18 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  18 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  18 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  18 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  18 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  18 days ago  USATODAY.com Nation – Top Stories
Former smokers show what the deadly habit can do

Fox News

Washington wildfire near Entiat grows slightly, but progress protecting homes is reported
Jul 12, 2014   11:56 PM  1 hour ago  FOXNews.com
A wildfire burning grass, brush and scattered timber in central Washington has grown by about 2 square miles, but officials reported good progress in protecting homes in the area.

Hundreds of divers, snorkelers converge for ethereal underwater radio broadcast in Fla. Keys
Jul 12, 2014   10:51 PM  2 hours ago  FOXNews.com
Nearly 500 divers and snorkelers submerged in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary on Saturday for a “concert” beneath the sea broadcast by a local radio station.

What to do if you have the roommate from hell
Jul 12, 2014   10:30 PM  2 hours ago  FOXNews.com
With about a month to go before the Class of 2018 begins filling dorm rooms in colleges across America,it’s safe to say one key question is: “What do I do if I hate my roommate?”

Suspect in New Orleans gunfight that killed 1, hurt 9 back in Louisiana
Jul 12, 2014   10:12 PM  3 hours ago  FOXNews.com
The Orleans Parish District Attorney’s Office says a suspect in the gunfight that killed one person and injured nine others last month in the French Quarter is back in New Orleans.

Texas girl who survived attack that killed her parents and siblings thanks first responders
Jul 12, 2014   08:15 PM  5 hours ago  FOXNews.com
A 15-year-old girl suburban Houston girl who survived an attack in which her parents and four younger siblings were killed says she’s on the road to recovery.

Woman accused of staging husband’s 2011 suicide
Jul 12, 2014   07:33 PM  5 hours ago  FOXNews.com
An Ohio woman who reported that her husband committed suicide by suffocation in 2011 has been arrested on a murder charge.

Reuters

Iraq headed for chaos unless politicians unite, U.N. says
Jul 13, 2014   12:43 AM  35 minutes ago  Reuters: World News
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraqi soldiers backed by Shi’ite militias fought Sunni rebels for control of a military base northeast of Baghdad on Saturday as a U.N. envoy warned of chaos if divided lawmakers did not make progress on Sunday toward…

Gaza death toll rises; Hamas fires rockets at Tel Aviv
Jul 12, 2014   11:41 PM  1 hour ago  Reuters: World News
GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) – An Israeli air strike on the home of Gaza’s police chief killed 18 people on Saturday, Gaza’s health ministry said, and Hamas fired the largest salvo of rockets yet on Tel Aviv since the start of the Jewish sta…

Disputed Afghan election to be recounted in full
Jul 12, 2014   11:24 PM  1 hour ago  Reuters: World News
KABUL (Reuters) – U.S. State Secretary John Kerry convinced Afghanistan’s feuding presidential candidates on Saturday to agree to a total recount of last month’s presidential election, which has threatened to split the country along ethn…

Iraq headed for chaos unless politicians unite, U.N. says
Jul 12, 2014   11:08 PM  2 hours ago  Reuters: World News
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraqi soldiers backed by Shi’ite militias fought Sunni rebels for control of a military base northeast of Baghdad on Saturday as a U.N. envoy warned of chaos if divided lawmakers did not make progress on Sunday toward…

Political novice bids to lead Slovenia recovery
Jul 12, 2014   11:06 PM  2 hours ago  Reuters: World News
LJUBLJANA (Reuters) – Slovenians look likely to hand power on Sunday to a center-left political novice hostile to the big-ticket privatizations that the country’s European partners see as central to fixing its finances long term.

Gaza death toll rises; Hamas fires rockets at Tel Aviv
Jul 12, 2014   10:59 PM  2 hours ago  Reuters: World News
GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) – An Israeli air strike on the home of Gaza’s police chief killed 18 people on Saturday, Gaza’s health ministry said, and Hamas fired the largest salvo of rockets yet on Tel Aviv since the start of the Jewish sta…

CNN

Kerry delays Afghan departure for more talks on transition of power
Jul 12, 2014   11:46 AM  13 hours ago  CNN.com – World
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will hold additional talks in Afghanistan on Saturday, as he seeks to broker a deal leading to a peaceful transition of power following the country’s contested presidential runoff election.

Iron Dome buys Israel time
Jul 12, 2014   11:43 AM  13 hours ago  CNN.com – World
Opinion: Israel’s missile defense system is more than a military asset. It counters political risk.

Germany expels U.S. spy official
Jul 11, 2014   10:03 PM  1 day ago  CNN.com – World
Germany’s government has asked America’s top spy chief stationed in the country to leave.

Earthquake rocks northern Japan
Jul 11, 2014   09:41 PM  1 day ago  CNN.com – World
A 6.8-magnitude earthquake early Saturday struck offshore not far from Fukushima, Japan — the epicenter of a nuclear crisis following a massive 2011 earthquake and tsunami — the Japan Meteorological Agency reported.

Gaza ‘confronting medical crisis’
Jul 11, 2014   09:36 PM  1 day ago  CNN.com – World
Israel’s airstrikes on Gaza in response to Hamas militants’ rocket attacks have left more than 100 dead and have pushed medical facilities there to the brink, Palestinian officials said.

Strong earthquake rocks Japan
Jul 11, 2014   09:06 PM  1 day ago  CNN.com – World
A 6.8-magnitude earthquake early Saturday struck in the area of Fukushima, Japan — the epicenter of a nuclear crisis following a massive 2011 earthquake and tsunami — the Japan Meteorological Agency reported.

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  18 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  18 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  18 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  18 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  18 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  18 days ago  USATODAY.com World – Top Stories
Previously announced cease-fire appears to be largely holding.

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