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Netanyahu arrives in U.S., signs of easing of tensions over Iran speech
Mar 02, 2015   01:31 PM  1 hour ago  Reuters: Politics
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States and Israel showed signs of seeking to defuse tensions on Sunday ahead of a speech in Washington by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu when he will warn against a possible nuclear deal with …

How Jeb Bush’s big bet on Florida economy may come back to haunt him
Mar 02, 2015   01:06 PM  1 hour ago  Reuters: Politics
JUPITER, Florida (Reuters) – In October 2003, Jeb Bush unveiled one of the largest economic projects in Florida history: a $500 million plan to bring Scripps Research Institute to the state and build a biomedical hub he said would genera…

Netanyahu arrives in U.S., signs of easing of tensions over Iran speech
Mar 02, 2015   12:50 PM  1 hour ago  Reuters: Politics
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States and Israel showed signs of seeking to defuse tensions on Sunday ahead of a speech in Washington by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu when he will warn against a possible nuclear deal with …

Chicago’s black voters key as Garcia battles to defeat Emanuel in mayoral race
Mar 02, 2015   12:08 PM  2 hours ago  Reuters: Politics
CHICAGO (Reuters) – Winning more support from Chicago’s black community, which makes up about one third of the electorate, will be essential if Jesus “Chuy” Garcia is to cause one of the biggest political upsets of recent years by defeat…

Netanyahu arrives in U.S., signs of easing of tensions over Iran speech
Mar 02, 2015   11:48 AM  2 hours ago  Reuters: Politics
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States and Israel showed signs of seeking to defuse tensions on Sunday ahead of a speech in Washington by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu when he will warn against a possible nuclear deal with …

Netanyahu arrives in U.S., signs of easing of tensions over Iran speech
Mar 02, 2015   11:33 AM  3 hours ago  Reuters: Politics
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States and Israel showed signs of seeking to defuse tensions on Sunday ahead of a speech in Washington by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu when he will warn against a possible nuclear deal with …

CNN

An international personality conflict threatens U.S. ties with Israel
Mar 02, 2015   01:56 PM  46 minutes ago  CNN.com – Politics
The disconnect between President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is about a lot more than bad personal chemistry.

With hard feelings all around, White House set to rebut Netanyahu
Mar 02, 2015   01:50 PM  51 minutes ago  CNN.com – Politics
The White House is extending a decidedly icy welcome to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as he arrives for his controversial speech to Congress this week. And it has nothing to do with the weather in Washington.

White House lawn temporarily locked down
Mar 02, 2015   01:01 PM  1 hour ago  CNN.com – Politics
A man attempted to enter the White House grounds Monday and was quickly taken into custody, causing a temporary lock down of the White House’s north lawn.

An international personality conflict threatens U.S., Israeli ties
Mar 02, 2015   01:00 PM  1 hour ago  CNN.com – Politics
The disconnect between President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is about a lot more than bad personal chemistry.

Poll: Nearly half of U.S. voters disapprove of Netanyahu invite
Mar 02, 2015   12:31 PM  2 hours ago  CNN.com – Politics
As Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu prepares to make his case on Iran’s nuclear abilities in a controversial speech to Congress on Tuesday, nearly half of Americans believe it was wrong to invite him to deliver it, according to …

Obama and Netanyahu: A clash of world views, not just personalities
Mar 02, 2015   01:03 AM  13 hours ago  CNN.com – Politics
The disconnect between President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is about a lot more than bad personal chemistry.

Washington Post

Sources: Sen. Mikulski to retire from Senate
Mar 02, 2015   02:03 PM  38 minutes ago  Post Politics: Breaking Politics News, Political Analysis & More – The Washington Post
Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.), who has served in Congress longer than any woman in history, will announce at a news conference Monday that she is retiring from the Senate after five terms in office, three people familiar with her plans s…

Sen. Mikulski said to be retiring from Senate
Mar 02, 2015   02:03 PM  38 minutes ago  Post Politics: Breaking Politics News, Political Analysis & More – The Washington Post
Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.), who has served in Congress longer than any woman in history, will announce at a news conference Monday that she is retiring from the Senate after five terms in office, three people familiar with her plans s…

READ IN: Song Of Ice And Fire Edition
Mar 02, 2015   01:06 PM  1 hour ago  Post Politics: Breaking Politics News, Political Analysis & More – The Washington Post
By Reid WilsonA1: Today’s top stories.– This Week On The Hill: Congress bought itself another week to solve the DHS funding crisis, and the Senate will vote on — and block — a motion to create a conference committee tonight. Israeli P…

The Fix: “SNL” spoofs ISIS in controversial sketch
Mar 02, 2015   01:01 PM  1 hour ago  Post Politics: Breaking Politics News, Political Analysis & More – The Washington Post
“Saturday Night Live” satirized ISIS with a fake commercial of a dad, played by Taran Killam, dropping off his daughter, played by Dakota Johnson, to join the militant group.”You could stay home, do another year of high school,” the dad …

Federal Eye: Why a DHS shutdown won’t stop Obama’s immigration orders
Mar 02, 2015   11:00 AM  3 hours ago  Post Politics: Breaking Politics News, Political Analysis & More – The Washington Post
The Department of Homeland Security this week remains on shutdown alert after Congress approved another seven days of funding for the agency on Friday.That leaves Republicans continuing an internal debate over whether to partially close …

Fact Checker: Obama’s claim that Keystone XL oil ‘bypasses the U.S.’ earns Four Pinocchios
Mar 02, 2015   08:00 AM  6 hours ago  Post Politics: Breaking Politics News, Political Analysis & More – The Washington Post
“I’ve already said I’m happy to look at how we can increase pipeline production for U.S. oil, but Keystone is for Canadian oil to send that down to the Gulf. It bypasses the United States and is estimated to create a little over 250, may…

Reuters

Accused Boston Marathon bomber due in court as trial openings loom
Mar 02, 2015   01:49 PM  52 minutes ago  Reuters: U.S.
BOSTON (Reuters) – Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is due in court on Monday for a hearing in which defense lawyers and federal prosecutors will tussle over a few remaining logistical matters before opening statements l…

Georgia’s sole female death row inmate set to be executed
Mar 02, 2015   01:37 PM  1 hour ago  Reuters: U.S.
ATLANTA (Reuters) – The only woman on death row in Georgia is scheduled to be executed on Monday for her husband’s 1997 murder, barring last-minute legal action.

Chicago’s black voters key as Garcia battles to defeat Emanuel in mayoral race
Mar 02, 2015   12:08 PM  2 hours ago  Reuters: U.S.
CHICAGO (Reuters) – Winning more support from Chicago’s black community, which makes up about one third of the electorate, will be essential if Jesus “Chuy” Garcia is to cause one of the biggest political upsets of recent years by defeat…

Right-to-work legislation advances in Wisconsin statehouse
Mar 02, 2015   12:04 PM  2 hours ago  Reuters: U.S.
MADISON, Wis. (Reuters) – A Wisconsin legislative panel was due on Monday to review a state Senate-passed bill that would allow private-sector employees to avoid joining a union or paying union dues even when working under union-negotiat…

U.S. approves exports of BAE’s anti-missile system for aircraft
Mar 02, 2015   11:10 AM  3 hours ago  Reuters: U.S.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Britain’s BAE Systems Plc on Monday said the U.S. government had approved exports to U.S. allies of the company’s laser-based missile protection system for helicopters and other aircraft that has been used on U.S. …

Reality hits North Dakota’s pricey apartment market; rents drop
Mar 02, 2015   10:14 AM  4 hours ago  Reuters: U.S.
WILLISTON, N.D. (Reuters) – It is getting cheaper to rent an apartment in North Dakota’s oil patch.

CNN

Man’s ‘Hulk’ snow sculpture draws crowds
Mar 02, 2015   01:18 PM  1 hour ago  CNN.com – U.S.
An Illinois man has used his wood sculpting skills to create an “Incredible Hulk” snow sculpture. CNN affiliate KTVI has more.

Suspect in street race deaths turns himself in
Mar 02, 2015   01:17 PM  1 hour ago  CNN.com – U.S.
The suspect in a fatal hit-and-run incident involving street car racing in Chatsworth, California, has turned himself in to police. Read more at KCAL/KCBS.

SNL ISIS skit sparks outrage
Mar 02, 2015   01:16 PM  1 hour ago  CNN.com – U.S.
A Saturday Night Live parody about a father who drops off his daughter to join ISIS has stirred outrage online.

Mysterious images perplex NASA
Mar 02, 2015   01:13 PM  1 hour ago  CNN.com – U.S.
CNN’s Rachel Crane looks at Ceres, a mysterious dwarf planet, as NASA’s Dawn spacecraft closes in.

Is this the real-life ‘Notebook’ couple?
Mar 02, 2015   01:07 PM  1 hour ago  CNN.com – U.S.
Floyd and Violet Hartwig were married for 67 years, and they died holding hands just five hours apart.

‘I am the proud son of an immigrant’
Mar 02, 2015   01:07 PM  1 hour ago  CNN.com – U.S.
I owe the America I know to my father and those who toiled long ago in the fields of our past. I owe my success to those who dreamed of a better tomorrow.

MSNBC

Longtime Packer Arrested for Public Intoxication
Mar 02, 2015   02:02 PM  39 minutes ago  MSNBC.com: U.S. News
Packers cornerback Jarrett Bush has run into some trouble with the law in California.

Obamacare Faces Tough Test in Supreme Court Challenge
Mar 02, 2015   01:36 PM  1 hour ago  MSNBC.com: U.S. News
The court will hear a challenge this week to the president’s signature healthcare policy that could deal it a crippling blow if upheld.

Secret Service Probes Two White House Security Breaches
Mar 02, 2015   01:20 PM  1 hour ago  MSNBC.com: U.S. News
Two people were in custody on Monday.

Obamacare Faces Toughest Test in Supreme Court Challenge
Mar 02, 2015   01:08 PM  1 hour ago  MSNBC.com: U.S. News
The court will hear a challenge this week to the president’s signature healthcare policy that could deal it a crippling blow if upheld.

More Winter Storms on the Way for Large Swaths of U.S.
Mar 02, 2015   01:05 PM  1 hour ago  MSNBC.com: U.S. News
Another band of bad weather is moving across the U.S. on Monday, promising powder and another blast of wintry weather after February’s record-smashing cold.

Secret Service Probes Two White House Security Breaches
Mar 02, 2015   01:03 PM  1 hour ago  MSNBC.com: U.S. News
Two people were in custody on Monday.

Fox News

Assault trial set to begin for 3 Attica state prison guards
Mar 02, 2015   01:53 PM  49 minutes ago  FOXNews.com
A trial is set to begin for three corrections officers charged with seriously injuring an inmate during a beating at Attica state prison in 2011.

February brought record cold, snow to Northeast
Mar 02, 2015   01:00 PM  1 hour ago  FOXNews.com
Hardy souls who shivered and shoveled their way through February in the Northeast now have evidence of just how brutal the weather was, with record cold in at least eight cities and record snowfall in Boston.

Consumer spending drops 0.2 percent in January, second monthly decline, while income up
Mar 02, 2015   01:00 PM  1 hour ago  FOXNews.com
Consumer spending fell for a second consecutive month in January, weakness that was expected to be temporary.

Officials try to find source of bad odor lingering in Louisville, Kentucky
Mar 02, 2015   12:46 PM  1 hour ago  FOXNews.com
There’s a bad smell in parts of the Louisville, Kentucky, area but nobody knows where it’s coming from.

Jury selection resuming in murder trial of Alabama woman charged in girl’s running death
Mar 02, 2015   12:05 PM  2 hours ago  FOXNews.com
Jury selection is set to resume in Alabama for the capital murder trial of a woman charged in her granddaughter’s running death.

Only woman on Georgia’s death row, who was convicted in her husband’s murder, to be executed
Mar 02, 2015   11:31 AM  3 hours ago  FOXNews.com
The only woman on Georgia’s death row is set to be executed Monday.

Reuters

Toronto tunnel mystery solved, builders cite ‘personal reasons’
Mar 02, 2015   02:30 PM  11 minutes ago  Reuters: World News
TORONTO (Reuters) – A mysterious tunnel discovered in Toronto near one of the venues for this summer’s Pan American Games was build for “personal reasons” by two men who had no criminal intent, police said on Monday.

Fidel Castro finally meets the Cuban Five, spies turned heroes
Mar 02, 2015   02:07 PM  35 minutes ago  Reuters: World News
HAVANA (Reuters) – Former Cuban President Fidel Castro, 88, finally met with all five of the Cuban spies who returned home as heroes after serving long prison terms in the United States, 73 days after the last of them were freed in a pri…

Insight: Why Nigeria’s restive oil region will only accept Jonathan
Mar 02, 2015   02:05 PM  36 minutes ago  Reuters: World News
OTUOKE, Nigeria (Reuters) – The most impressive building in Otuoke, Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan’s home town in the oil producing Niger Delta, is the multi-storey mansion complex he has built for himself and close family while in…

Twitter, law enforcement investigate alleged Islamic State threats
Mar 02, 2015   02:03 PM  38 minutes ago  Reuters: World News
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Twitter Inc and law enforcement authorities are investigating alleged threats made by Islamic State militants against the social media network’s co-founder and other employees, the company said in reaction to media…

Tunisia tax suspension, teacher strike test reform agenda
Mar 02, 2015   02:00 PM  41 minutes ago  Reuters: World News
TUNIS (Reuters) – Tunisia canceled a new tax on Monday imposed on travelers crossing Libya’s border after the measure triggered rioting, highlighting the problems facing the government as it seeks to bolster shaky state accounts.

Iran says nuclear deal hinges on U.S. will to lift sanctions
Mar 02, 2015   01:45 PM  56 minutes ago  Reuters: World News
GENEVA (Reuters) – A deal on Iran’s nuclear program could be concluded this week if the United States and other Western countries have sufficient political will and agree to remove sanctions on Tehran, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad J…

CNN

Putin critic Boris Nemtsov killed
Mar 02, 2015   02:07 PM  35 minutes ago  CNN.com – World
The Ukrainian girlfriend of slain Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov faces constant psychological pressure from Moscow authorities and fears she will be implicated in his death, her mother told CNN.

Skydiver has midair seizure
Mar 02, 2015   01:41 PM  1 hour ago  CNN.com – World
A skydiving student in Australia suffered from a seizure in midair.

‘Jihadi John’s’ emails revealed
Mar 02, 2015   01:39 PM  1 hour ago  CNN.com – World
It’s a controversial question that’s sparked debate since officials revealed the identity of the masked man known as Jihadi John.

Construction crew gets slithery surprise
Mar 02, 2015   01:38 PM  1 hour ago  CNN.com – World
The staff at a wildlife rescue center have their hands full caring for about 500 garter snakes rescued from their winter den at a construction site. CBC News reports.

Prince William … the Samurai
Mar 02, 2015   01:34 PM  1 hour ago  CNN.com – World
Prince William dressed up as a Samurai warrior during a recent visit to Japan.

Company prepares to recover MH370 when found
Mar 02, 2015   01:31 PM  1 hour ago  CNN.com – World
CNN’s Anna Coren takes a look at the multi-million dollar effort into finding and recovering MH370.

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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