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Reuters

U.S. Senator Rubio could announce White House bid April 13: report
Mar 28, 2015   04:49 PM  16 hours ago  Reuters: Politics
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Senator Marco Rubio is likely to make an announcement on his bid for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination on April 13 in Miami, according to a local news report.

Arkansas Senate passes religion bill seen as targeting gays
Mar 28, 2015   04:06 AM  1 day ago  Reuters: Politics
(Reuters) – The Arkansas Senate overwhelmingly approved on Friday a Republican-backed bill whose authors say is intended to protect religious freedoms but critics contend could allow businesses to refuse service to gay people.

Arkansas Senate passes religion bill seen as targeting gays
Mar 28, 2015   03:28 AM  1 day ago  Reuters: Politics
(Reuters) – The Arkansas Senate overwhelmingly approved on Friday a Republican-backed bill whose authors say is intended to protect religious freedoms but critics contend could allow businesses to refuse service to gay people.

Republican lawmaker says Clinton wiped clean email server
Mar 28, 2015   02:53 AM  1 day ago  Reuters: Politics
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Republican chairman of a House of Representatives committee investigating the 2012 Benghazi attacks said on Friday that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had failed to respond to the panel’s subpoena fo…

Senate Democrat Reid to retire; wants Schumer as next leader
Mar 28, 2015   01:39 AM  1 day ago  Reuters: Politics
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid said on Friday he will retire next year and threw his weight behind New York Senator Chuck Schumer to replace him as leader after he leaves office.

Republican lawmaker says Clinton wiped clean email server
Mar 27, 2015   11:00 PM  1 day ago  Reuters: Politics
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Republican chairman of a U.S. House of Representatives committee investigating the 2012 Benghazi attacks said on Friday that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had failed to respond to the panel’s subpoe…

CNN

John Kasich’s quest to reform the GOP
Mar 28, 2015   03:33 PM  17 hours ago  CNN.com – Politics

John Kerry seeks review of State’s records management
Mar 28, 2015   03:33 PM  17 hours ago  CNN.com – Politics
Secretary of State John Kerry has requested a review of all efforts underway to improve records management within the State Department, according to a letter he sent to the department’s inspector general.

The people who are REALLY ready for Warren
Mar 28, 2015   03:32 PM  17 hours ago  CNN.com – Politics
Ground zero for the grassroots effort here to persuade Elizabeth Warren to run for president is headquartered in a small office park where a yard sign taped to a door is the only marker of the activity inside.

Could Warren-mania hurt progressive Democrats?
Mar 28, 2015   03:30 PM  17 hours ago  CNN.com – Politics
Martin O’Malley says he wants to bring “fundamental change to the culture of Wall Street.” Jim Webb is lashing out against the “greed and irresponsibility in the financial sector.” For years, Bernie Sanders has railed against corporate e…

Wall Street welcomes expected Chuck Schumer promotion
Mar 28, 2015   03:29 PM  17 hours ago  CNN.com – Politics
Chuck Schumer is set to get a big promotion — and that’s welcome news to Wall Street.

Harry Reid’s retirement sets Nevada up as 2016 battleground
Mar 28, 2015   03:29 PM  17 hours ago  CNN.com – Politics
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid’s decision to retire at the end of his term elevates Nevada to one of 2016′s premier political battlegrounds.

Washington Post

In the hunt to be the 2016 GOP pick, top contenders agree on 1 thing: Guns
Mar 29, 2015   01:37 AM  7 hours ago  Post Politics: Breaking Politics News, Political Analysis & More – The Washington Post
There are 15 noteworthy contenders for the Republican Party’s presidential nomination. Together, they own at least 40 guns.Some of them have been building their collections since childhood. Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (S.C.) is up to 12 now, …

Why the chaos in Yemen could force Obama to take a harder line with Iran
Mar 29, 2015   01:33 AM  7 hours ago  White House: Latest White House News, Headlines, Analysis & More – The Washington Post
President Obama has for years stuck to a strategy aimed at keeping the United States from getting pulled into a big regional war between Iran and America’s traditional Arab allies.The net result was a tailored, country-by-country approac…

Why the chaos in Yemen could force Obama to take a harder line with Iran
Mar 29, 2015   01:33 AM  7 hours ago  Post Politics: Breaking Politics News, Political Analysis & More – The Washington Post
President Obama has for years stuck to a strategy aimed at keeping the United States from getting pulled into a big regional war between Iran and America’s traditional Arab allies.The net result was a tailored, country-by-country approac…

Rand Paul: Gay marriage debate a ‘moral crisis’
Mar 29, 2015   12:12 AM  9 hours ago  Post Politics: Breaking Politics News, Political Analysis & More – The Washington Post
Earlier this week, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) made an about-face on defense spending. He also shifted on same-sex marriage.Speaking to a group of pastors in Washington on Thursday, Paul said that a moral crisis is leading people to believe t…

Commuter train in Los Angeles slams into car on tracks; driver critically hurt
Mar 29, 2015   12:02 AM  9 hours ago  Post Politics: Breaking Politics News, Political Analysis & More – The Washington Post
CaliforniaCommuter train hits car on tracks; 21 hurtA commuter train slammed into a car at a crossing in front of the University of Southern California in Los Angeles on Saturday, seriously injuring the driver and the train operator. Rea…

Cruz claims GOP leadership blocked his fundraising after shutdown
Mar 28, 2015   11:39 PM  9 hours ago  Post Politics: Breaking Politics News, Political Analysis & More – The Washington Post
GREENLAND, N.H. — Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) said Saturday that the House Republican leadership had made it next to impossible for him to get money from Super PACs after he filibustered the Affordable Care Act in 2013 — an action that helped…

Reuters

Utility found ‘hazardous situation’ in gas link before New York blast
Mar 29, 2015   04:16 AM  4 hours ago  Reuters: U.S.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Utility workers dispatched in August to one of three buildings destroyed in an explosion and fire in Manhattan last week found dangerous gas line connections that created a “hazardous situation,” a Con Edison spokesm…

Thousands march in Indiana to protest law seen targeting gays
Mar 29, 2015   12:12 AM  9 hours ago  Reuters: U.S.
INDIANAPOLIS (Reuters) – Thousands of people marched in Indiana’s largest city on Saturday to protest a state law that supporters contend promotes religious freedom but detractors see as a covert move to support discrimination against ga…

Seven shot at spring break party in Florida: police
Mar 28, 2015   11:50 PM  9 hours ago  Reuters: U.S.
(Reuters) – Three Alabama university students were among seven people shot, several critically injured, early on Saturday morning at a raucous spring break party in Panama City Beach, Florida, and the suspected shooter was taken into cus…

Los Angeles train hits car on tracks and derails, 21 hurt
Mar 28, 2015   09:51 PM  11 hours ago  Reuters: U.S.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A Los Angeles commuter train struck a car that turned in front of it near the University of Southern California campus on Saturday, derailing into a major thoroughfare and injuring 21 people, two of them seriously.

Thousands march in Indiana to protest law seen targeting gays
Mar 28, 2015   09:46 PM  11 hours ago  Reuters: U.S.
INDIANAPOLIS (Reuters) – Thousands of people marched in Indiana’s largest city on Saturday to protest a state law that supporters contend promotes religious freedom but detractors see as a covert move to support discrimination against ga…

Boston police officer shot during traffic stop expected to recover
Mar 28, 2015   07:54 PM  13 hours ago  Reuters: U.S.
BOSTON (Reuters) – A Boston police officer who was shot in the face by a man during a traffic stop in an incident that set off a twilight gunfight in the city is expected to recover, Police Commissioner William Evans told reporters on Sa…

CNN

Italian court overturns murder conviction
Mar 28, 2015   07:26 PM  13 hours ago  CNN.com – U.S.
A tearful Amanda Knox said she is glad to have her life back after an eight-year legal drama. Knox had been facing 28½ years in prison.

Atheists open up: What they want you to know
Mar 28, 2015   07:24 PM  13 hours ago  CNN.com – U.S.
Many Americans are leaving their faith behind. While fewer than 3% consider themselves atheists, about 20% of Americans don’t identify with any religion, according to a Pew Study.

Confessions of a black atheist
Mar 28, 2015   07:24 PM  13 hours ago  CNN.com – U.S.
I am atheist — and I am black.

Indiana religious freedom law: What does it mean?
Mar 28, 2015   07:23 PM  13 hours ago  CNN.com – U.S.
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence has stirred up controversy by signing a “religious freedom” bill. Critics say it could be used as a pretext to discriminate on the basis of religion. The governor denies that. FULL STORY

Frat says racist chant was taught at leadership event
Mar 28, 2015   07:21 PM  13 hours ago  CNN.com – U.S.
The national office of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity changed its tune.

Hernandez fiancée says she was told to remove box
Mar 28, 2015   07:20 PM  13 hours ago  CNN.com – U.S.
The fiancee of former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez said at a hearing Friday that she was asked to conceal a box and take it out of her Massachusetts home after the murder of Odin Lloyd in 2013.

MSNBC

Off-Duty Police Officer Shot, Killed in Home
Mar 29, 2015   07:43 AM  1 hour ago  MSNBC.com: U.S. News
Darby Borough Police Chief Robert Smythe says one of his officers was shot at about 4:30 p.m. Saturday in his Magnolia Street home in Darby Township.

Spring Break Horror: 7 People Shot at Florida House Party
Mar 29, 2015   03:58 AM  5 hours ago  MSNBC.com: U.S. News
Police arrested a suspect after seven people were shot at a Florida house party early Saturday morning, local officials said.

Indiana Gov. Backs Clarifying ‘Religious Freedom’ Law
Mar 29, 2015   02:27 AM  6 hours ago  MSNBC.com: U.S. News
Gov. Mike Pence told the Indianapolis Star that he didn’t anticipate “the hostility that’s been directed at our state” after the law passed.

Teen Stabs Mother to Death in Philadelphia, Police Say
Mar 29, 2015   12:30 AM  8 hours ago  MSNBC.com: U.S. News
Zachary Pritchett, 19, is charged with murder and other charges after he allegedly stabbed his mother and grandmother Friday.

Spring Break Horror: 7 People Shot at Florida House Party
Mar 28, 2015   11:54 PM  9 hours ago  MSNBC.com: U.S. News
Police arrested a suspect after seven people were shot at a Florida house party early Saturday morning, local officials said.

Man Killed by Flying Table Top in Windy Miami Beach
Mar 28, 2015   11:12 PM  10 hours ago  MSNBC.com: U.S. News
High winds picked up a glass table top from a ninth-floor balcony and sent it crashing down on a worker at an electrical gate Friday night.

Fox News

Owners of llamas that sparked social media frenzy need license to showcase them, USDA says
Mar 29, 2015   08:09 AM  1 hour ago  FOXNews.com
The llamas that became a social media sensation running around a Phoenix-area retirement enclave last month are saying goodbye to the spotlight with one last event Saturday.

Retired Chicago cardinal readmitted to hospital
Mar 29, 2015   05:47 AM  3 hours ago  FOXNews.com
Chicago’s retired Cardinal Francis George has been readmitted to the hospital several months after he stopped treatment for kidney cancer.

Indiana governor says effort underway to ‘clarify’ law critics call religious discrimination
Mar 29, 2015   05:05 AM  4 hours ago  FOXNews.com
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence said he would support legislation to “clarify the intent” of a new state law that has attracted widespread criticism over concerns it could allow discrimination against gay people.

2 dead, 1 seriously injured in Washington state shooting, police say
Mar 29, 2015   04:06 AM  5 hours ago  FOXNews.com
A 29-year-old woman and 2-year-old boy were killed and another was seriously injured in a shooting in Washington state Saturday, police said.

Ex-CFO who criticized Chick-fil-A reportedly now on food stamps after outcry
Mar 29, 2015   04:00 AM  5 hours ago  FOXNews.com
A CFO who drew widespread condemnation after berating a Chick-fil-A employee in a video that went viral three years ago is out of work and on food stamps, according to a published report.

Painstaking search continues after NYC blast, but hope dims
Mar 29, 2015   04:00 AM  5 hours ago  FOXNews.com
Searching with hands and dogs through scoops of rubble from three apartment buildings leveled in an apparent gas explosion, emergency workers painstakingly looked for signs of two missing people Saturday, though authorities acknowledged …

Reuters

French local election runoff tests far-right strength
Mar 29, 2015   08:41 AM  34 minutes ago  Reuters: World News
PARIS (Reuters) – Voting started in France on Sunday to elect thousands of local councillors in a test of the far-right National Front’s growing hold on grassroots politics.

Earthquake measuring 5.9 magnitude strikes in Moluccas, Indonesia: USGS
Mar 29, 2015   08:12 AM  1 hour ago  Reuters: World News
SYDNEY (Reuters) – An undersea earthquake measuring 5.9 magnitude struck in Moluccas, Indonesia on Sunday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

Diplomats and U.N. staff flee Yemen as Houthis target Aden
Mar 29, 2015   07:44 AM  1 hour ago  Reuters: World News
ADEN (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia’s navy evacuated dozens of diplomats from Yemen on Saturday and the United Nations pulled out international staff after a third night of Saudi-led air strikes trying to stem advances by Iranian-allied Houthi…

French local election runoff to test far-right strength
Mar 29, 2015   07:07 AM  2 hours ago  Reuters: World News
PARIS (Reuters) – French voters elect thousands of local councillors on Sunday in a test of the far-right National Front’s growing hold on grassroots politics.

Diplomats and U.N. staff flee Yemen as Houthis target Aden
Mar 29, 2015   06:55 AM  2 hours ago  Reuters: World News
ADEN (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia’s navy evacuated dozens of diplomats from Yemen on Saturday and the United Nations pulled out international staff after a third night of Saudi-led air strikes trying to stem advances by Iranian-allied Houthi…

Even before any ‘Brexit’ vote, UK losing sway in Europe
Mar 29, 2015   06:42 AM  2 hours ago  Reuters: World News
BRUSSELS (Reuters) – After decades of punching above its weight in Europe, Britain’s influence in the European Union is waning, even before we know whether a promised referendum on “Brexit” will go ahead.

CNN

Investigators seek clues on co-pilot’s background
Mar 28, 2015   06:07 PM  15 hours ago  CNN.com – World
Investigators are working to piece together the secret life of Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz, who officials say was hiding an illness from his employers.

Amanda Knox murder conviction overturned
Mar 28, 2015   06:02 PM  15 hours ago  CNN.com – World
A tearful Amanda Knox said she is glad to have her life back after an eight-year legal drama that gripped the United States, Britain and Italy.

Arab Spring: Revolutions bring more unrest
Mar 28, 2015   06:00 PM  15 hours ago  CNN.com – World
It wasn’t supposed to turn out like this.

Why Bergdahl left his unit
Mar 28, 2015   05:52 PM  15 hours ago  CNN.com – World
Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl told the military he left his unit in eastern Afghanistan in July 2009 intending to walk to the nearest U.S. military outpost to report wrongdoing, believing he could not trust his own commanders to deal with his conce…

U.S. Navy rescues 2 Saudi pilots
Mar 28, 2015   05:46 PM  15 hours ago  CNN.com – World
The U.S. Navy rescued two Saudi Arabia air force pilots from the Gulf of Aden, a U.S. military official said Friday.

Somalia hotel siege” 20 killed
Mar 28, 2015   05:46 PM  15 hours ago  CNN.com – World
A siege that started with gunmen detonating a bomb and spraying bullets in a hotel in Somalia ended Saturday with at least 20 people dead, authorities said.

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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