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Bristol Palin says unmarried pregnancy was planned
Jun 30, 2015   02:54 AM  2 hours ago  Reuters: Politics
(Reuters) – Bristol Palin, the daughter of former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin and an advocate of sexual abstinence before marriage, says in a blog post that her second out-of-wedlock pregnancy was “actually planned”.

Obama plans to expand overtime eligibility for millions of workers
Jun 30, 2015   02:09 AM  2 hours ago  Reuters: Politics
(Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday announced a proposal that would make nearly 5 million more workers eligible for overtime pay, a move that would touch nearly every sector of the U.S. economy and could face legal challenges.

Former Utah attorney general pleads not guilty to corruption charges
Jun 29, 2015   10:59 PM  6 hours ago  Reuters: Politics
SALT LAKE CITY (Reuters) – Former Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff pleaded not guilty on Monday to charges of public corruption, his lawyer said, in a scandal that embroiled him and his successor in a wide-ranging criminal investigat…

U.S. Office of Personnel Management to suspend IT system after hack
Jun 29, 2015   10:37 PM  6 hours ago  Reuters: Politics
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) said on Monday it would temporarily suspend a program it uses to complete background investigations, following a data breach that compromised the personal information o…

State Department won’t say if Kerry would testify on Benghazi
Jun 29, 2015   10:29 PM  6 hours ago  Reuters: Politics
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. State Department on Monday declined to say whether Secretary of State John Kerry would be willing to testify to a Republican-controlled congressional panel that is probing a 2012 attack on U.S. diplomatic …

Obama talks with French president about Greek crisis
Jun 29, 2015   10:14 PM  6 hours ago  Reuters: Politics
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama spoke with French President Francois Hollande on Monday about the Greek crisis, agreeing on the importance of resuming work toward an agreement on a financing and reform package for Athens, t…

CNN

What’s up with the Iran nuclear deal?
Jun 30, 2015   01:33 AM  3 hours ago  CNN.com – Politics
Answers to some of the key questions facing the parties as they rush to conclude a deal.

Conservatives help liberals win at Supreme Court
Jun 30, 2015   01:32 AM  3 hours ago  CNN.com – Politics
Liberals on the Supreme Court pulled off the ultimate feat this term: shifting the bench to the left, often without even needing to pick up a pen.

Confederate flag debate: A state-by-state roundup
Jun 30, 2015   12:14 AM  4 hours ago  CNN.com – Politics
South Carolina’s legislature has enough votes to remove the Confederate flag from its Capitol grounds, a survey of lawmakers by The Charleston Post and Courier shows.

Bush: Confederate flag is ‘racist’
Jun 29, 2015   11:04 PM  6 hours ago  CNN.com – Politics

Activist takes down Confederate flag outside S.C. Capitol building
Jun 29, 2015   10:10 PM  6 hours ago  CNN.com – Politics

Conservative judges named to panel weighing immigration actions
Jun 29, 2015   10:10 PM  6 hours ago  CNN.com – Politics
Even though the Obama administration got good news from the Supreme Court on the Affordable Care Act and same-sex marriage, on Monday it received very bad news regarding its immigration initiatives that are tied up in federal court.

Washington Post

Obama plans to extend overtime to more salaried workers
Jun 30, 2015   02:45 AM  2 hours ago  White House: Latest White House News, Headlines, Analysis & More – The Washington Post
President Obama said Monday that he wants to require overtime pay for salaried workers who make up to $50,400 a year, a proposal that the White House estimates will cover nearly 5 million workers.The changes would go into effect in 2016 …

Obama plans to extend overtime to more salaried workers
Jun 30, 2015   02:45 AM  2 hours ago  Post Politics: Breaking Politics News, Political Analysis & More – The Washington Post
President Obama said Monday that he wants to require overtime pay for salaried workers who make up to $50,400 a year, a proposal that the White House estimates will cover nearly 5 million workers.The changes would go into effect in 2016 …

Conservatives claim big win on Export-Import Bank. But will it last?
Jun 30, 2015   02:32 AM  2 hours ago  Post Politics: Breaking Politics News, Political Analysis & More – The Washington Post
For decades, conservatives have dreamed of paring the federal government by eliminating entire cabinet departments — or at least an agency or two. Now they have finally done it. Congress left Washington last week without renewing the fed…

Same-sex marriages go forward in south despite leaders’ reluctance
Jun 30, 2015   01:59 AM  3 hours ago  Post Politics: Breaking Politics News, Political Analysis & More – The Washington Post
County clerks in Southern states that had struck a defiant tone on same-sex marriage began issuing marriage licenses to gay couples Monday, with state leaders pledging to protect the religious liberties of county workers who oppose such …

County clerks in South reluctantly issuing same-sex marriage licenses
Jun 30, 2015   12:39 AM  4 hours ago  Post Politics: Breaking Politics News, Political Analysis & More – The Washington Post
County clerks in Southern states that had struck a defiant tone on same-sex marriage began issuing marriage licenses to gay couples Monday, with state leaders pledging to protect the religious liberties of county workers who oppose such …

Supreme Court to consider University of Texas race-conscious admissions
Jun 30, 2015   12:21 AM  4 hours ago  Post Politics: Breaking Politics News, Political Analysis & More – The Washington Post
The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to consider again whether race-conscious college admission plans are constitutional, renewing the country’s contentious debate about whether affirmative action is appropriate.Read full article >>

Reuters

Milwaukee museum to display portrait of pope made of condoms
Jun 30, 2015   02:28 AM  2 hours ago  Reuters: U.S.
MILWAUKEE (Reuters) – The Milwaukee Art Museum says it hopes a portrait of Pope Benedict XVI made of condoms will ignite a conversation about the AIDS epidemic in Africa and the role art plays in public discussions, director Dan Keegan s…

Obama plans to expand overtime eligibility for millions of workers
Jun 30, 2015   02:09 AM  2 hours ago  Reuters: U.S.
(Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday announced a proposal that would make nearly 5 million more workers eligible for overtime pay, a move that would touch nearly every sector of the U.S. economy and could face legal challenges.

Arizona to pay firefighter families $670,000 over wildfire deaths
Jun 30, 2015   02:07 AM  3 hours ago  Reuters: U.S.
PHOENIX (Reuters) – Arizona will pay a total of $670,000 to the families of the 19 elite firefighters killed in the country’s deadliest wildfire in 80 years and has agreed to reform the way it fights wildfires, state officials said.

Oregon bumblebee deaths prompt state investigation
Jun 30, 2015   01:28 AM  3 hours ago  Reuters: U.S.
PORTLAND, Ore. (Reuters) – Hundreds of bumblebees have been found dead in downtown Portland during the past two weeks, prompting agriculture officials in Oregon to investigate whether the die-offs may be connected to other bee deaths rep…

White House to make more workers eligible for overtime: Bloomberg
Jun 29, 2015   11:55 PM  5 hours ago  Reuters: U.S.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Millions more U.S. workers will be eligible for overtime pay under a draft rule to be announced by the federal government as early as Tuesday, Bloomberg News said on Monday, citing an Obama administration official …

PETA sues California over chicken slaughter methods
Jun 29, 2015   11:46 PM  5 hours ago  Reuters: U.S.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – An animal rights group sued the California Department of Food and Agriculture on Monday, seeking to end the electric stunning of chickens before they are slaughtered.

CNN

Source: Matt was slowing me down, Sweat says
Jun 29, 2015   10:52 PM  6 hours ago  CNN.com – U.S.
Three weeks after their prison break, Richard Matt and David Sweat have been caught — with one now dead, the other critically wounded.

A transient way of life
Jun 29, 2015   07:58 PM  9 hours ago  CNN.com – U.S.
Tattoos cover their faces and bodies — marks of permanence to contrast their transient lifestyle. Some wear their hair in dreadlocks; others wear worn bandanas around their necks.

American teen charged with supporting ISIS
Jun 29, 2015   06:26 PM  10 hours ago  CNN.com – U.S.
Federal officials on Monday arrested a New Jersey man who was allegedly plotting to provide material support to ISIS.

Source: Matt was slowing me down, Sweat says
Jun 29, 2015   04:53 PM  12 hours ago  CNN.com – U.S.
Three weeks after their prison break, Richard Matt and David Sweat have been caught — with one now dead, the other critically wounded.

Source: Matt was slowing me down, Sweat says
Jun 29, 2015   04:35 PM  12 hours ago  CNN.com – U.S.
Three weeks after their prison break, Richard Matt and David Sweat have been caught — with one now dead, the other critically wounded.

Wise words for angry young men
Jun 29, 2015   04:22 PM  12 hours ago  CNN.com – U.S.

MSNBC

Swedish Woman Gets $18 Million in Sex Harassment Suit
Jun 30, 2015   03:47 AM  1 hour ago  MSNBC.com: U.S. News
A Swedish woman who sued her former Wall Street boss over allegations of sexual conquest and stalking was awarded $18 million by a federal jury.

‘Tragic Loss’: Historic Oregon Stadium Engulfed in Flames
Jun 30, 2015   03:37 AM  1 hour ago  MSNBC.com: U.S. News
Onlookers sang “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” as 78-year-old Civic Stadium went up in flames as in Eugene.

‘Tragic Loss’: Historic Oregon Stadium Engulfed in Flames
Jun 30, 2015   03:06 AM  2 hours ago  MSNBC.com: U.S. News
A 78-year-old stadium on the National Register of Historic Places went up in flames Monday in Eugene, Oregon.

‘Tragic Loss’: Historic Oregon Stadium Engulfed in Flames
Jun 30, 2015   02:45 AM  2 hours ago  MSNBC.com: U.S. News
A 78-year-old stadium on the National Register of Historic Places went up in flames Monday in Eugene, Oregon.

Shark Attacks on Rise on North Carolina Coast
Jun 30, 2015   02:08 AM  2 hours ago  MSNBC.com: U.S. News
North Carolina typically sees a handful of shark attacks per year. But this June the popular beach destination has already counted six.

Are Shark Attacks Rising on North Carolina’s Coast?
Jun 30, 2015   02:08 AM  2 hours ago  MSNBC.com: U.S. News
North Carolina typically sees a handful of shark attacks per year. But this June the popular beach destination has already counted six.

Fox News

Man in wheelchair robbed bank in Queens section of New York; makes getaway
Jun 30, 2015   04:37 AM  30 minutes ago  FOXNews.com
It may not have been the fastest getaway, but police are searching for a man in a wheelchair who robbed a bank in New York City.

Convicted murderers split up when 1 thought fellow escapee was ‘slowing him down’
Jun 30, 2015   04:27 AM  41 minutes ago  FOXNews.com
Two convicted killers who staged a complicated prison break together and then spent more than two weeks roaming in thick New York woods finally split up when one man decided his companion was slowing him down, going their separate ways a…

Fire chief says blaze destroyed historic stadium in Oregon
Jun 30, 2015   03:27 AM  1 hour ago  FOXNews.com
A fire official in Oregon says a spectacular fire has destroyed Eugene’s historic Civic Stadium and prompted the temporary evacuation of a nearby two-block area.

California Legislature passes strict school vaccine bill
Jun 30, 2015   03:00 AM  2 hours ago  FOXNews.com
California lawmakers on Monday sent the governor a contentious bill that would impose one of the strictest school vaccination laws in the country in reaction to a recent measles outbreak at Disneyland.

Teen accused of killing mother, stepfather in northern Wisconsin pleads insanity
Jun 30, 2015   02:12 AM  2 hours ago  FOXNews.com
A teenager accused of killing her mother and stepfather has pleaded insanity in a northern Wisconsin courtroom.

Gumbo spice fights ends with fatal stabbing of former Florida State mascot ‘Chief Osceola’
Jun 30, 2015   01:11 AM  3 hours ago  FOXNews.com
Police say a fight over gumbo spices ended with the fatal stabbing of a Florida restaurant worker and former Florida State mascot.

Reuters

One person dead after man sets himself alight on Japan bullet train: media
Jun 30, 2015   04:48 AM  19 minutes ago  Reuters: World News
TOKYO (Reuters) – A passenger on a Japanese Shinkansen bullet train died after setting himself ablaze on Tuesday and another person was in cardiac arrest, media reports said.

Car bomb attack kills Egypt’s top public prosecutor
Jun 30, 2015   01:03 AM  4 hours ago  Reuters: World News
CAIRO (Reuters) – Egypt’s top public prosecutor was killed by a car bomb attack on his convoy on Monday, the most senior state official to die at the hands of militants since the toppling of an Islamist president two years ago.

After decade of disasters, U.N. shifts its Asia operations
Jun 30, 2015   01:02 AM  4 hours ago  Reuters: World News
BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – The United Nations is downsizing its humanitarian staff in some Asian countries where governments have stepped up with funds and manpower after a decade of massive floods, storms and earthquakes.

Car bomb attack kills Egypt’s top public prosecutor
Jun 29, 2015   11:44 PM  5 hours ago  Reuters: World News
CAIRO (Reuters) – Egypt’s top public prosecutor was killed by a car bomb attack on his convoy on Monday, the most senior state official to die at the hands of militants since the toppling of an Islamist president two years ago.

Car bomb in Yemeni capital hits mourners, dozens wounded
Jun 29, 2015   11:24 PM  5 hours ago  Reuters: World News
SANAA (Reuters) – A car bomb claimed by Islamic State exploded in the Yemeni capital Sanaa overnight, medics said, wounding at least 28 people gathered to mourn another attack earlier this month.

NSA wiretapped two French finance ministers: Wikileaks
Jun 29, 2015   10:32 PM  6 hours ago  Reuters: World News
PARIS (Reuters) – The U.S. National Security Agency wiretapped the communications of two successive French finance ministers and collected information on French export contracts, trade and budget talks, according to a report by WikiLeaks.

CNN

Solar plane faces most dangerous part of round the world flight
Jun 29, 2015   05:22 PM  11 hours ago  CNN.com – World
Solar Impulse 2 pilot begins the most dangerous leg of an attempt to fly a solar powered plane around the world for the first time.

Fighting for the ruins of Christian Iraq
Jun 29, 2015   05:22 PM  11 hours ago  CNN.com – World
Safaa Elias Jajo, a Chaldean man in his 40s, stands in the wreckage of a home in Telskuf in Iraq’s Nineveh province. The home served as ISIS headquarters in this area until a U.S.-led coalition airstrike leveled it last year.

‘All her skin was gone’
Jun 29, 2015   05:21 PM  11 hours ago  CNN.com – World

Beach massacre: Families tortured by silence
Jun 29, 2015   05:21 PM  11 hours ago  CNN.com – World

Iran nuclear talks: ‘Security of the world is at stake’
Jun 29, 2015   04:20 PM  12 hours ago  CNN.com – World

Pakistan’s relentless heat wave devastates families
Jun 29, 2015   04:19 PM  12 hours ago  CNN.com – World

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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