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Reuters

Limited review finds White House political office was within law
Jul 25, 2014   11:38 PM  1 day ago  Reuters: Politics
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A limited review found the White House’s political office appears to be operating within the law, a federal oversight agency said amid a congressional probe into whether taxpayer money has been used by the Obama ad…

U.S. lawmaker urges halt to Ex-Im deals in Russia
Jul 25, 2014   10:27 PM  1 day ago  Reuters: Politics
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A conservative U.S. lawmaker called on Friday for the Export-Import Bank to halt deals with Russia, but a U.S. company warned that a broader proposal to close the export credit agency would stymie a project that is…

Trading power lunches for canned tuna in U.S. minimum wage bid
Jul 25, 2014   10:19 PM  1 day ago  Reuters: Politics
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – It was 4:25 p.m. and all Representative Tim Ryan had eaten so far were the few peanuts he foraged in a U.S. Capitol cloakroom.

Obama tells Central American leaders most children will go home
Jul 25, 2014   10:00 PM  1 day ago  Reuters: Politics
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama urged the leaders of three Central American countries on Friday to work with him to stem the flow of child migrants who have surged across the U.S. border and warned that most of them would n…

House panel set for Tuesday vote on Fed transparency bill
Jul 25, 2014   09:51 PM  1 day ago  Reuters: Politics
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The House Financial Services Committee said on Friday that it will vote on a bill next week aimed at bringing more transparency to the Federal Reserve, including the controversial requirement of adopting a rules-ba…

White House aide says Republicans might try for Obama impeachment
Jul 25, 2014   08:17 PM  1 day ago  Reuters: Politics
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A top White House adviser said on Friday Republicans might try to impeach President Barack Obama over his go-it-alone immigration strategy, as Obama prepared to talk about the U.S. border crisis with Central Americ…

CNN

Obama, Central American leaders talk about stemming the flow
Jul 25, 2014   10:02 PM  1 day ago  CNN.com – Politics
President Obama said he and Central American leaders discussed a pilot program that would assess asylum claims in their countries “rather than take a very dangerous journey all the way up to Texas to make those same claims.”

Hillary Clinton’s liberal problem
Jul 25, 2014   07:05 PM  1 day ago  CNN.com – Politics
Many liberals don’t trust Hillary Clinton because they think she sides with big money instead of the middle class.

House GOP seeks cover for recess with slimmed-down border bill
Jul 25, 2014   07:03 PM  1 day ago  CNN.com – Politics
House Republicans are fashioning a scaled-down bill to address the southern border crisis that would provide less than what Democrats want and include an immigration policy change that most Democrats strongly oppose.

Obama to meet with Central American leaders on border crisis
Jul 25, 2014   06:53 PM  1 day ago  CNN.com – Politics
The White House and Congress are scrambling to address the crisis brought on by a surge of migrant youth from Central America with lawmakers set to recess for August in less than a week.

Hillary Clinton explains Putin
Jul 25, 2014   06:29 PM  1 day ago  CNN.com – Politics
What is Putin like as a man and a leader? Hillary Clinton explains what it is like to deal with the Russian president.

Rand Paul: ‘Fight for justice now’ on unfair sentencing
Jul 25, 2014   05:35 PM  1 day ago  CNN.com – Politics
Sen. Rand Paul is proposing legislation aimed at eliminating criminal sentencing rules that adversely impact minorities, saying that “we need some fresh ideas to combat old and festering problems.”

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

In U.S. custody, migrant kids are flown thousands of miles at taxpayer expense
Jul 26, 2014   11:41 PM  1 hour ago  Post Politics: Breaking Politics News, Political Analysis & More – The Washington Post
PHOENIX — Before they sloshed and skidded across the Rio Grande, Greysi and Claudia Paula had never been on a plane. Now the teenage Honduran sisters are frequent fliers, crisscrossing America on government chartered jets and settling in…

National Digest: Two carjackers on the run after crash killed three kids in Philadelphia
Jul 26, 2014   11:35 PM  1 hour ago  Post Politics: Breaking Politics News, Political Analysis & More – The Washington Post
Pennsylvania 3 young carjacking victims identified Two carjackers who rammed a stolen SUV into a family selling fruit for their church, killing three children, were still on the run Saturday as the reward for their capture reached $110,0…

At Colorado’s borders, a dividing line over marijuana
Jul 26, 2014   11:02 PM  2 hours ago  Post Politics: Breaking Politics News, Political Analysis & More – The Washington Post
An old man with a snow-white beard bounded into the double-wide trailer that houses the only pot shop in eastern Colorado. He wore bib overalls over a white T-shirt, and a huge grin. He was a farmer from Nebraska, and he was 78 years old…

At Colorado’s borders, a dividing line over marijuana
Jul 26, 2014   11:02 PM  2 hours ago  Post Politics: Breaking Politics News, Political Analysis & More – The Washington Post
An old man with a snow-white beard bounded into the double-wide trailer that houses the only pot shop in eastern Colorado. He wore bib overalls over a white T-shirt, and a huge grin. He was a farmer from Nebraska, and he was 78 years old…

Dallas man being cleared by DNA review that he didn’t request
Jul 26, 2014   09:18 PM  4 hours ago  Post Politics: Breaking Politics News, Political Analysis & More – The Washington Post
In 1990, Michael Phillips was convicted of raping a 16-year-old girl at a motel in Dallas, where they both lived. Phillips pleaded guilty because, he said later, his attorney told him that as a black man who had been accused of raping a …

Obama extends long-term trend of fundraising presidents
Jul 26, 2014   09:07 PM  4 hours ago  Post Politics: Breaking Politics News, Political Analysis & More – The Washington Post
Last week it was Hollywood glitterati. The week before it was Wall Street financiers. Regardless of what is going on in America and the world, one thing has become certain about President Obama’s work schedule — there will always be fund…

Reuters

FBI found bomb-making cache in Tucson rampage gunman’s home: LA Times
Jul 26, 2014   08:19 AM  17 hours ago  Reuters: U.S.
(Reuters) – Jared Lee Loughner, who killed six people and shot former Arizona lawmaker Gabrielle Giffords in a 2011 rampage, kept bomb-making components in a safe in his bedroom, the Los Angeles Times reported on Friday.

Wildfire managers tap military for aid in U.S. West
Jul 26, 2014   04:41 AM  20 hours ago  Reuters: U.S.
SALMON Idaho (Reuters) – Wildfire managers have turned to the U.S. Department of Defense for immediate access to two military C-130 aircraft retrofitted to carry retardant, boosting their forces to face the largest blaze in Washington st…

Lead-lined glove tied to New Mexico radiation leak: lawmaker
Jul 26, 2014   02:17 AM  23 hours ago  Reuters: U.S.
(Reuters) – A radiation leak that indefinitely shut down a nuclear waste dump in New Mexico was likely caused by a container of radioactive materials improperly packaged with a lead-lined glove at Los Alamos National Laboratory, a state …

Alaska quake knocks out some communication, does little damage
Jul 26, 2014   02:14 AM  23 hours ago  Reuters: U.S.
JUNEAU Alaska (Reuters) – An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.9 struck the coast of Alaska early on Friday, shaking people awake in the capital Juneau and cutting off some communications in the southeast part of the state, officials said.

California burglary suspect may face murder charge in shooting by homeowner
Jul 26, 2014   02:13 AM  23 hours ago  Reuters: U.S.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A Southern California burglary suspect faces possible murder charges in the fatal shooting of his alleged accomplice, even though she was gunned down by the elderly man they had just robbed as she pleaded she was …

State judge strikes down Florida’s gay marriage ban, stays ruling
Jul 26, 2014   02:06 AM  23 hours ago  Reuters: U.S.
MIAMI (Reuters) – A state judge struck down Florida’s gay marriage ban on Friday in the latest in a string of legal gay-rights victories that have nonetheless been put on hold for resolution by higher courts.

CNN

Police release more details in FSU law professor’s slaying
Jul 26, 2014   11:41 AM  13 hours ago  CNN.com – U.S.
For the past week, the mystery surrounding the killing of a nationally renowned law professor has baffled family and friends from Florida to Canada.

Deadly start to Chicago weekend
Jul 26, 2014   11:40 AM  13 hours ago  CNN.com – U.S.
Gun violence flared again in Chicago when a shooter sprayed bullets outside a convenience store on the city’s west side, killing a 13-year-old boy and wounding six others.

Intruder: I’m pregnant. Man: I shot her
Jul 26, 2014   11:37 AM  13 hours ago  CNN.com – U.S.
An 80-year-old homeowner says he fought back when he walked in on two people burglarizing his home who also attacked him.

Carjackers run over, kill 3 kids in Philadelphia
Jul 26, 2014   10:19 AM  15 hours ago  CNN.com – U.S.
Three children helping their mother operate a fruit stand were killed Friday when a stolen SUV plowed into a small crowd on a street corner.

Yet another child dies in a hot car; a foster father is arrested
Jul 26, 2014   12:59 AM  1 day ago  CNN.com – U.S.
The death of a 10-month-old girl left in a hot car in Wichita, Kanas — the latest in a string of hot-car child deaths in the United States — triggered the quick arrest of the girl’s foster father and on Friday prompted state officials …

Man shoots, kills intruder who yelled ‘I’m pregnant’
Jul 25, 2014   10:06 PM  1 day ago  CNN.com – U.S.
An 80-year-old homeowner says he fought back when he walked in on two people burglarizing his home who also attacked him.

MSNBC

Court Delays Man’s Execution Over Lethal Drug Questions
Jul 20, 2014   12:40 AM  7 days ago  MSNBC.com: U.S. News
An Arizona death row inmate sued after the state refused to disclose exactly which drugs and in what amounts would be used in his execution.

Record-Breaking Wildfires Rip Through Washington
Jul 20, 2014   12:39 AM  7 days ago  MSNBC.com: U.S. News
The fires have burned dozens of homes in towns in the north-central part of the state.

Kidnapped 5-Year-Old Girl Killed in Police Shootout
Jul 19, 2014   11:10 PM  7 days ago  MSNBC.com: U.S. News
It’s unclear whose bullets struck Cadence Harris at the end of a high-speed pursuit, authorities said.

Record $23.6B Verdict Reached in Big Tobacco Lawsuit
Jul 19, 2014   09:45 PM  7 days ago  MSNBC.com: U.S. News
Over $23.6 billion in punitive damages was awarded in the case against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company to the family of a man who died from lung cancer.

Advocates Rally Over Man Killed in NYPD ‘Chokehold’
Jul 19, 2014   08:58 PM  7 days ago  MSNBC.com: U.S. News
Rev. Al Sharpton joined activists angered over the death of Eric Garner, who died after being arrested on Staten Island Thursday.

Chicago Gun Violence Leaves 20 Shot Overnight: Cops
Jul 19, 2014   07:08 PM  7 days ago  MSNBC.com: U.S. News
Two people died from Friday night’s shootings in Chicago, including an 11-year-old girl struck by a stray bullet through a bedroom window.

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

Widow of man who died in NYPD custody demands justice
Jul 26, 2014   11:46 PM  1 hour ago  FOXNews.com
The widow of a New York City man who died this month in a videotaped confrontation with New York City police demanded justice on Saturday, saying the victim wasn’t asking for trouble.

Teen, 16, arrested for social-media threat against US Open of Surfing
Jul 26, 2014   08:43 PM  4 hours ago  FOXNews.com
Police in Southern California have arrested a 16-year-old boy who made a threat on social media against this weekend’s U.S. Open of Surfing.

Plane hits truck as it lands on Nev. highway
Jul 26, 2014   08:23 PM  5 hours ago  FOXNews.com
Authorities say a small airplane with engine trouble struck a pickup truck during an emergency landing on a Nevada highway Saturday morning.

Surveillance tape shows California police officers punching suspect, hitting man with baton
Jul 26, 2014   07:29 PM  6 hours ago  FOXNews.com
Surveillance video from a private residence shows Southern California police officers punching a suspect and hitting him in the legs with a baton.

Cops: Inebriated driver ran over pal who decided to walk home because she feared he was drunk
Jul 26, 2014   07:15 PM  6 hours ago  FOXNews.com
Police in New York say an inebriated man ran over and killed a friend who had climbed out of his car and started walking home because she was worried he was drunk.

Fast food workers vow civil disobedience in wage fight
Jul 26, 2014   07:09 PM  6 hours ago  FOXNews.com
Fast food workers from across the country have voted in suburban Chicago to escalate their campaign for higher wages and union representation by including civil disobedience.

Reuters

Israel extends Gaza ceasefire for 24 hours, Hamas rejects terms
Jul 27, 2014   12:22 AM  1 hour ago  Reuters: World News
GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel extended a humanitarian ceasefire in the Gaza Strip for another 24 hours, but Hamas, which dominates the coastal enclave, said it would only accept the truce if Israeli troops left the territory.

Venezuela ex-general awaits U.S. extradition bid in Aruba jail
Jul 27, 2014   12:00 AM  1 hour ago  Reuters: World News
CARACAS (Reuters) – A retired Venezuelan general wanted in the United States over drug-trafficking accusations remained in jail on the Caribbean island of Aruba over the weekend awaiting a formal extradition request, his lawyer said on S…

Israel extends Gaza ceasefire for 24 hours, Hamas rejects terms
Jul 26, 2014   11:41 PM  1 hour ago  Reuters: World News
GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel extended a humanitarian ceasefire in the Gaza Strip for another 24 hours, but Hamas, which dominates the coastal enclave, said it would only accept the truce if Israeli troops left the territory.

U.S. evacuates Libya embassy after ‘free-wheeling militia violence’
Jul 26, 2014   10:55 PM  2 hours ago  Reuters: World News
TRIPOLI (Reuters) – The United States evacuated its embassy in Libya on Saturday, driving diplomats across the border into Tunisia under heavy military escort after escalating clashes broke out between rival militias in Tripoli.

Ceasefire ends as Gaza militants resume firing rockets into Israel
Jul 26, 2014   09:45 PM  3 hours ago  Reuters: World News
GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Militants resumed firings rockets into Israel from Gaza on Saturday, rejecting an extension to a ceasefire in a conflict in which more than 1,000 Palestinians, mostly civilians, have died.

U.S. evacuates Libya embassy after ‘free-wheeling militia violence’
Jul 26, 2014   09:39 PM  3 hours ago  Reuters: World News
TRIPOLI (Reuters) – The United States evacuated its embassy in Libya on Saturday, driving diplomats across the border into Tunisia under heavy military escort after escalating clashes broke out between rival militias in Tripoli.

CNN

Cease-fire holding in Gaza
Jul 26, 2014   11:47 AM  13 hours ago  CNN.com – World
A 12-hour humanitarian cease-fire between Israel and Hamas started Saturday morning while diplomats worked to create a longer truce in the conflict that has killed more than 900 people.

Passenger captures video of SWAT team storming Toronto plane
Jul 26, 2014   11:45 AM  13 hours ago  CNN.com – World
A passenger captured dramatic cell phone video of a Canadian SWAT team storming onto a Sunwing flight at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport Friday. The video shows the police tactical team swarming onto the plane with their weapons …

Malaysia: Investigators must have full access to MH17 site
Jul 26, 2014   11:45 AM  13 hours ago  CNN.com – World
More than a week after Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 came down in eastern Ukraine, Malaysian investigators have not yet been able to access the entire crash site, Malaysia’s Prime Minister Najib Razak said Saturday.

‘Disintegrated’ Air Algerie plane found
Jul 26, 2014   12:59 AM  1 day ago  CNN.com – World
Wreckage of an Air Algerie jet was found in a “disintegrated state” in northern Mali, France said Friday, making it the third major international aviation disaster in recent days.

Ukrainian civilians caught in crossfire
Jul 25, 2014   10:55 PM  1 day ago  CNN.com – World
CNN’s Ivan Watson speaks to the people living in the middle of the conflict in eastern Ukraine.

‘Disintegrated’ Air Algerie plane found
Jul 25, 2014   09:41 PM  1 day ago  CNN.com – World
Wreckage of an Air Algerie jet was found in a “disintegrated state” in northern Mali, France said Friday, making it the third major international aviation disaster in recent days.

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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