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Mississippi Supreme Court rejects McDaniel Senate primary challenge
Oct 24, 2014   11:57 PM  37 minutes ago  Reuters: Politics
JACKSON Miss. (Reuters) – The Mississippi Supreme Court on Friday rejected a Republican primary challenge by former U.S. Senate candidate Chris McDaniel, possibly ending his legal effort to overturn the June result that he alleged was st…

Mississippi Supreme Court rejects McDaniel Senate primary challenge
Oct 24, 2014   11:29 PM  1 hour ago  Reuters: Politics
JACKSON Miss. (Reuters) – The Mississippi Supreme Court on Friday rejected former U.S. Senate candidate Chris McDaniel’s election challenge in which he alleged incumbent U.S. Senator Thad Cochran stole the Republican primary vote.

U.S. judge blocks New Jersey sports betting law
Oct 24, 2014   10:20 PM  2 hours ago  Reuters: Politics
(Reuters) – A federal judge issued a temporary restraining order on Friday blocking a New Jersey law that would have allowed legal betting on sporting events.

U.S. judge blocks New Jersey sports betting law
Oct 24, 2014   09:35 PM  2 hours ago  Reuters: Politics
NEW YORK (Reuters) – A federal judge issued a temporary restraining order on Friday blocking a New Jersey law that would have allowed legalized wagering on sporting events, the judge’s chambers said.

Pentagon official upbeat on streamlining U.S. military acquisitions
Oct 24, 2014   09:21 PM  3 hours ago  Reuters: Politics
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Pentagon and Congress have better-than-ever odds of reaching agreement on how to streamline myriad overlapping laws that slow the process for buying military equipment and services, a top Defense Department off…

White House ex-counsel now off of Attorney General list
Oct 24, 2014   09:18 PM  3 hours ago  Reuters: Politics
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Former White House counsel Kathryn Ruemmler, a leading candidate in President Barack Obama’s search for a new U.S. attorney general, has pulled out of consideration for the nomination, a White House official said o…

CNN

To hug or not to hug — that was never a question
Oct 24, 2014   10:28 PM  2 hours ago  CNN.com – Politics
To hug or not to hug? That was not a question for President Obama, who invited previously Ebola-stricken nurse Nina Pham to the White House Friday for a visit and a hug in the Oval Office.

4 issues raised at the House Ebola hearing
Oct 24, 2014   08:03 PM  4 hours ago  CNN.com – Politics
Rep. Darrell Issa, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, questioned Friday the President’s choice of Ron Klain to manage efforts to prevent the spread of the deadly Ebola virus in the United States.

Clinton praises Warren, not vice versa
Oct 24, 2014   06:35 PM  6 hours ago  CNN.com – Politics
When Hillary Clinton joins candidates across the country, there is a standard formula for those introducing her: Rev up the crowd, tout candidates on the ballot, speak positively about Hillary Clinton.

President Obama to meet with Ebola-free nurse
Oct 24, 2014   06:22 PM  6 hours ago  CNN.com – Politics
Before Nina Pham heads back home to Dallas, Texas, she will be making one exciting final stop.

Scott Brown on Ebola: No time for “political correctness”
Oct 24, 2014   05:20 PM  7 hours ago  CNN.com – Politics
New Hampshire Senate Candidate Scott Brown responded to news that a new case of Ebola has been diagnosed in New York City, calling for “common-sense prevention mechanisms” in a statement released by his campaign Friday.

President Obama to meet with Ebola-free nurse
Oct 24, 2014   05:15 PM  7 hours ago  CNN.com – Politics
Before Nina Pham heads back home to Dallas, Texas, she will be making one exciting final stop.

Washington Post


Oct 25, 2014   12:15 AM  19 minutes ago  Post Politics: Breaking Politics News, Political Analysis & More – The Washington Post
Pennsylvania Fire destroys 9/11 mementos An inventory released Friday of items lost from a fire at the Flight 93 National Memorial headquarters includes hundreds of original photographs and items found at the 9/11 crash site that were li…

Republicans ramp up minority outreach nationwide ahead of 2016
Oct 25, 2014   12:11 AM  24 minutes ago  Post Politics: Breaking Politics News, Political Analysis & More – The Washington Post
CLEVELAND — It was an at-times tense but by all accounts probing conversation when a few hundred gathered here recently in a downtown warehouse space outfitted with projectors, folding chairs and a modest stage. Read full article >>

Student kills one, injures four, then kills himself at school in Washington state
Oct 24, 2014   11:44 PM  50 minutes ago  Post Politics: Breaking Politics News, Political Analysis & More – The Washington Post
MARYSVILLE, Wash. — A student walked into the cafeteria of a Seattle-area high school Friday and, without shouting or arguing, opened fire, killing one person and shooting several others in the head before turning the gun on himself, off…

Republicans ramp up minority outreach nationwide ahead of 2016
Oct 24, 2014   11:35 PM  59 minutes ago  Post Politics: Breaking Politics News, Political Analysis & More – The Washington Post
CLEVELAND — It was an at-times tense but by all accounts probing conversation when a few hundred gathered here recently in a downtown warehouse space outfitted with projectors, folding chairs and a modest stage. Read full article >>

The Fix: 8 things you didn’t read today (but should have)
Oct 24, 2014   09:30 PM  3 hours ago  Post Politics: Breaking Politics News, Political Analysis & More – The Washington Post
1. Sunlight Foundation updated its list of the top donors of 2014 today — Tom Steyer is way, way out in front. 2. Fact from the Wall Street Journal’s story on Republican outreach to black voters: “Of 671 black state legislators, just 13…

Monkey Cage: Is Libya a proxy war?
Oct 24, 2014   09:00 PM  3 hours ago  Post Politics: Breaking Politics News, Political Analysis & More – The Washington Post
Recent reports of Egyptian military aircraft bombing Islamist militant positions in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi have highlighted once more how the Mediterranean state has become a contested site of regional proxy wars. The projec…

Reuters

St. Louis officer shot teen in back of legs: family autopsy
Oct 25, 2014   12:00 AM  34 minutes ago  Reuters: U.S.
(Reuters) – A white off-duty St. Louis police officer shot a black teenager six times in the back of the legs and once in the side of the head in what was likely a fatal wound, a doctor who performed a private autopsy for the teen’s fami…

Ferguson shooting probe to be complete in coming months: Attorney general
Oct 24, 2014   11:48 PM  46 minutes ago  Reuters: U.S.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said on Friday that he expects the Justice Department’s investigation into the shooting death of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missour…

Therapists missed Newtown gunman’s rage as a teenager: report
Oct 24, 2014   11:47 PM  47 minutes ago  Reuters: U.S.
HARTFORD Conn. (Reuters) – The extent of Newtown school shooter Adam Lanza’s growing rage, isolation and delusions when he was a teenager were apparently overlooked by his mother, psychiatrists and counselors, according to a report expec…

Deputy killed, three others hurt in California shooting spree
Oct 24, 2014   11:28 PM  1 hour ago  Reuters: U.S.
SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) – A California sheriff’s deputy was killed and three others were wounded in a shooting spree that started in a motel parking lot in Sacramento on Friday, authorities said.

Atlantic City Trump casino workers picket, target investor Icahn
Oct 24, 2014   11:28 PM  1 hour ago  Reuters: U.S.
ATLANTIC CITY N.J. (Reuters) – Hundreds of unionized workers lashed out at Carl Icahn on Friday, picketing the Trump Taj Mahal Casino where the billionaire activist seeks to terminate health-care and pension plans.

Investigation into Ferguson shooting to be complete in coming months
Oct 24, 2014   11:20 PM  1 hour ago  Reuters: U.S.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said on Friday that he expects the Justice Department’s investigation into the shooting death of unarmed black teen Michael Brown by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, t…

CNN

Witness: Teen gunman shot his friends
Oct 24, 2014   09:49 PM  2 hours ago  CNN.com – U.S.
Freshman Jaylen Fryberg walked into the school cafeteria, went up to a table with students “and fired about six bullets into the backs of them,” a witness said.

Sources: 2 dead in school shooting
Oct 24, 2014   07:52 PM  4 hours ago  CNN.com – U.S.
Two people are dead, including the student gunman at Marysville-Pilchuck High School in Washington state, sources say. Four others were wounded.

Cops: School shooter is dead; 5 hurt
Oct 24, 2014   07:33 PM  5 hours ago  CNN.com – U.S.
A high school student shot five people at Washington state’s Marysville-Pilchuck High School, and then killed himself, a federal law enforcement official says.

Cops: School shooter is dead; 5 hurt
Oct 24, 2014   07:28 PM  5 hours ago  CNN.com – U.S.
A high school student shot five people at Washington state’s Marysville-Pilchuck High School, and then killed himself, a federal law enforcement official says.

Students took fake ‘paper classes’
Oct 24, 2014   06:58 PM  5 hours ago  CNN.com – U.S.
For 18 years, thousands of students at the University of North Carolina took fake “paper classes,” and advisers funneled athletes into the program to keep them eligible, an independent report finds.

2 students shot at school near Seattle
Oct 24, 2014   06:55 PM  5 hours ago  CNN.com – U.S.
Investigators respond to a school shooting in Marysville, Washington, just north of Seattle, a spokeswoman for the Washington State Patrol says.

MSNBC

Second Deputy Shot in California Dies, Suspect in Custody
Oct 24, 2014   11:49 PM  46 minutes ago  MSNBC.com: U.S. News
A Sacramento County sheriff’s deputy and a deputy in Placer County died after they were shot during a crime spree that spanned two counties Friday.

Deputy Slain, Two Others Shot in California Crime Spree
Oct 24, 2014   11:35 PM  59 minutes ago  MSNBC.com: U.S. News
Officials say they have apprehended a suspect in the fatal shooting of one deputy and the shooting of two other deputies and a bystander.

‘Everybody Liked Him’: Gunman Was Homecoming Prince
Oct 24, 2014   11:29 PM  1 hour ago  MSNBC.com: U.S. News
Jaylen Ray Fryberg, identified as the student who opened fire at a Washington state high school, was described as a happy, popular football player.

Two Dead, Including Gunman, in School Shooting Near Seattle
Oct 24, 2014   10:54 PM  1 hour ago  MSNBC.com: U.S. News
Freshman Jaylen Fryberg killed one student and wounded four others at Marysville-Pilchuck High School, then died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Two Dead, Including Gunman, in School Shooting Near Seattle
Oct 24, 2014   10:54 PM  1 hour ago  MSNBC.com: U.S. News
Ambulances raced away with the injured from Marysville-Pilchuck High School to a nearby hospital where 25 doctors responded to the shooting.

Deputy Slain, Two Others Shot in California Crime Spree
Oct 24, 2014   10:52 PM  1 hour ago  MSNBC.com: U.S. News
A 47-year-old deputy is dead and two others were shot by a pair of heavily-armed suspects near Sacramento, who are still at large, police said.

Fox News

Suspect arrested in fatal shooting of 2 California deputies, shooting of 2 others
Oct 24, 2014   11:59 PM  35 minutes ago  FOXNews.com
A suspect was arrested Friday afternoon after two Northern California sheriff’s deputies were killed during a series of shootings that spanned about six hours and 30 miles across two Northern California counties.

Referee for Major League Soccer suspended after New York arrest on fraud charge
Oct 24, 2014   10:30 PM  2 hours ago  FOXNews.com
A Major League Soccer referee has been accused of collecting New York unemployment benefits while working and has been suspended.

Cockroach disrupts Chicago City Hall during pest control chief’s budget address
Oct 24, 2014   10:12 PM  2 hours ago  FOXNews.com
A cockroach embarrassed a Chicago official in charge of pest control when it took a stroll near him in full view of some aldermen, and its stunt just might have cost it and its buddies their lives.

California jury says castrated sex offender no longer sexually violent, should be released
Oct 24, 2014   10:00 PM  2 hours ago  FOXNews.com
A California jury has concluded that a castrated sex offender is no longer a sexually violent predator and is eligible for release from a mental hospital.

Hatchet attack on NYPD officers an act of terror, commissioner says
Oct 24, 2014   09:10 PM  3 hours ago  FOXNews.com
New York City police Commissioner William Bratton says the hatchet attack on four rookie officers was a terrorist act by a homegrown radical.

Three sheriff’s deputies shot, manhunt ensues in California
Oct 24, 2014   09:00 PM  3 hours ago  FOXNews.com
Authorities say a Sacramento County sheriff’s deputy has been shot by an assailant who then carjacked two vehicles before opening fire on another two deputies, prompting a manhunt.

Reuters

U.S. says Palestinian-American killed by Israeli forces
Oct 24, 2014   11:22 PM  1 hour ago  Reuters: World News
RAMALLAH West Bank (Reuters) – Israeli forces shot and killed a Palestinian-American youth during clashes on Friday, the U.S. State Department said, calling for a quick and transparent investigation.

Attacks in Egypt’s Sinai kill 33 security personnel
Oct 24, 2014   11:18 PM  1 hour ago  Reuters: World News
ISMAILIA (Reuters) – Two attacks in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula killed 33 security personnel on Friday, security sources said, in some of the worst anti-state violence since Islamist President Mohamed Mursi was overthrown last year.

Attacks in Egypt’s Sinai kill more than 30 security personnel
Oct 24, 2014   10:28 PM  2 hours ago  Reuters: World News
ISMAILIA (Reuters) – Two attacks in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula killed more than 30 security personnel on Friday, security sources said, in some of the worst anti-state violence since Islamist President Mohamed Mursi was overthrown last year.

Residents scrub hate messages off Canadian mosque
Oct 24, 2014   10:07 PM  2 hours ago  Reuters: World News
COLD LAKE Alberta (Reuters) – Residents of the small Canadian city of Cold Lake gathered on Friday to scrub away hate messages that had been scrawled in paint on the walls of a mosque and replace them with posters reading “Love your neig…

Canada vows tougher laws as citizens worry in face of attacks
Oct 24, 2014   10:03 PM  2 hours ago  Reuters: World News
OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canada vowed on Friday to toughen laws against terrorism in ways that critics say may curtail civil liberties as a country that prides itself on its openness mourned the second soldier this week killed by homegrown rad…

Attacks in Egypt’s Sinai kill 30 security personnel
Oct 24, 2014   09:52 PM  2 hours ago  Reuters: World News
ISMAILIA (Reuters) – Two attacks in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula killed 30 security personnel on Friday, security sources said, in some of the worst anti-state violence since Islamist President Mohamed Mursi was overthrown last year.

CNN

The man who stopped the Canadian gunman
Oct 24, 2014   07:40 PM  4 hours ago  CNN.com – World
Members of parliament hailed 58-year-old Kevin Vickers — the sergeant-at-arms of Canada’s House of Commons — for shooting dead a gunman inside the Canadian legislature.

What was Queen’s first tweet?
Oct 24, 2014   07:38 PM  4 hours ago  CNN.com – World
Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II dipped a toe into 21st-century communications Friday when she posted her first tweet.

Mother of ISIS hostage Kassig tweets to terror group
Oct 24, 2014   04:53 PM  7 hours ago  CNN.com – World
The mother of American hostage Abdul Rahman Kassig has sent a tweet appealing for a response from ISIS to the family’s pleas for his life.

Mexican governor steps aside after student kidnappings
Oct 24, 2014   04:46 PM  7 hours ago  CNN.com – World
The legislature of Mexico’s Guerrero state must now find a replacement after the governor effectively stepped down, yielding to a growing political crisis over a mass kidnapping.

5 can’t-miss Tanzania moments
Oct 24, 2014   01:47 PM  10 hours ago  CNN.com – World
Tanzania is far more than just a spot to climb the world’s tallest freestanding mountain.

This parasite keeps millions poor
Oct 24, 2014   01:46 PM  10 hours ago  CNN.com – World
One of the most debilitating medical conditions in sub-Saharan Africa isn’t fatal. In fact, it’s easily curable. The culprit is small, but its impact is big. The chigoe flea, more commonly known as a jigger, typically burrows itself into…

MSNBC

Americans gear up to help Philippines
Nov 12, 2013   12:38 AM  11 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  11 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  11 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  11 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  11 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  11 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.

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