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Exclusive: Obama plan to ‘Power Africa’ gets off to a dim start
Nov 28, 2014   06:12 AM  4 hours ago  Reuters: Politics
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – Barack Obama last year told a cheering crowd in Cape Town that a $7 billion plan to “Power Africa” would double electricity output on the world’s poorest continent and bring “light where currently there is darkne…

Congress can block use of fees for immigration overhaul: memo
Nov 27, 2014   12:11 AM  1 day ago  Reuters: Politics
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Congress can block President Barack Obama from using federal immigration fees to issue permits for millions of undocumented immigrants to stay and work in the United States, according to a congressional research me…

Tensions flare between Senate Democrats, White House
Nov 26, 2014   10:08 PM  1 day ago  Reuters: Politics
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Criticism of President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare law by a top Senate Democrat this week laid bare post-election tensions that could pose challenges for the party in upcoming fights with Republicans over t…

Cheese bests Mac in quest for Obama’s Thanksgiving turkey pardon
Nov 26, 2014   08:36 PM  1 day ago  Reuters: Politics
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama on Wednesday pardoned a turkey named Cheese to mark the country’s Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday, when roasted turkey is the traditional main course.

Mac and Cheese beak-to-beak in contest for Obama turkey pardon
Nov 26, 2014   08:27 PM  1 day ago  Reuters: Politics
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama is set to announce Wednesday afternoon whether Mac or Cheese will be America’s top turkey, then both birds will travel to their new home: a farm in Virginia.

Mac and Cheese beak-to-beak in contest for Obama turkey pardon
Nov 26, 2014   05:59 PM  1 day ago  Reuters: Politics
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama is set to announce Wednesday afternoon whether Mac or Cheese will be America’s top turkey, then both birds will travel to their new home: a farm in Virginia.

CNN

Obama Thanksgiving: Call troops, dine at White House
Nov 27, 2014   06:18 PM  16 hours ago  CNN.com – Politics
President Obama celebrated his favorite holiday — Thanksgiving — with phone calls to U.S. troops, something he often does to mark the holiday.

Justice Ginsburg released from hospital
Nov 27, 2014   06:15 PM  16 hours ago  CNN.com – Politics
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 81, underwent a heart procedure Wednesday morning to have a stent placed in her right coronary artery.

Sasha, Malia unimpressed by turkey pardon
Nov 27, 2014   03:43 PM  19 hours ago  CNN.com – Politics
The first daughters didn’t appear amused by their dad’s corny jokes at the annual turkey pardon.

Coming soon: An app to report police brutality
Nov 26, 2014   08:41 PM  1 day ago  CNN.com – Politics
Reporting police brutality could just be a swipe away.

Brine or vegan? Politicians’ turkeys
Nov 26, 2014   08:01 PM  1 day ago  CNN.com – Politics

White House struggles to find Hagel successor
Nov 26, 2014   07:43 PM  1 day ago  CNN.com – Politics
The White House has a big problem on its hands: finding someone to replace Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, who was pushed out of the administration this week.

Washington Post

Immigration advocacy groups fear more efforts to scam those seeking legal status
Nov 28, 2014   02:55 AM  7 hours ago  Post Politics: Breaking Politics News, Political Analysis & More – The Washington Post
SAN DIEGO — Advocacy groups barely waited for President Obama to finish speaking about sweeping changes to the U.S. immigration system to start warning about scams. “We hear horror stories about people getting taken advantage of horribly…

Immigration advocacy groups fear more efforts to scam those seeking legal status
Nov 28, 2014   02:55 AM  7 hours ago  White House: Latest White House News, Headlines, Analysis & More – The Washington Post
SAN DIEGO — Advocacy groups barely waited for President Obama to finish speaking about sweeping changes to the U.S. immigration system to start warning about scams. “We hear horror stories about people getting taken advantage of horribly…

In Ferguson, residents find much for which to be grateful amid troubling times
Nov 28, 2014   12:47 AM  9 hours ago  Post Politics: Breaking Politics News, Political Analysis & More – The Washington Post
FERGUSON, Mo. — It was the worst of Thanksgivings, yet it was the best of Thanksgivings, too. All around this partially roadblocked, burned, broken and now internationally symbolic suburb, residents were sifting through the sad and comin…

In Ferguson, residents find much for which to be grateful amid troubling times
Nov 28, 2014   12:47 AM  9 hours ago  Post Politics: Breaking Politics News, Political Analysis & More – The Washington Post
FERGUSON, Mo. — It was the worst of Thanksgivings, yet it was the best of Thanksgivings, too. All around this partially roadblocked, burned, broken and now internationally symbolic suburb, residents were sifting through the sad and comin…

National Digest: Sept. 28, 2014
Nov 28, 2014   12:29 AM  10 hours ago  Post Politics: Breaking Politics News, Political Analysis & More – The Washington Post
WASHINGTON Ginsburg is released from hospital Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was released from the hospital Thursday after having a heart stent implanted to clear a blocked artery, a Supreme Court spokeswoman said. Read full article >>

The Fix: Black Friday is America’s premier gun-buying day
Nov 27, 2014   07:01 PM  15 hours ago  Post Politics: Breaking Politics News, Political Analysis & More – The Washington Post
There is probably a place, somewhere in the country, where people are already camped out in front of a Cabela’s, waiting for Friday at 6 a.m. so that they can go in and get a discount on a new firearm. Of the 10 days on which the FBI has…

Reuters

Protesters target Black Friday sales in Ferguson
Nov 28, 2014   06:58 AM  3 hours ago  Reuters: U.S.
FERGUSON, Mo. (Reuters) – Protesters in Ferguson, Missouri began targeting Black Friday sales at major retailers overnight in a new tactic to vent their anger at a grand jury decision not to indict a white police officer who fatally shot…

Calm comes to troubled Ferguson; protests dwindle across U.S.
Nov 28, 2014   05:07 AM  5 hours ago  Reuters: U.S.
FERGUSON, Mo. (Reuters) – Tensions eased in the St Louis suburb of Ferguson on Thursday after two nights of violence and looting sparked by racially charged anger over a grand jury’s decision not to charge a white police officer for fata…

Calm comes to troubled Ferguson; protests dwindle across U.S.
Nov 28, 2014   03:39 AM  7 hours ago  Reuters: U.S.
FERGUSON, Mo. (Reuters) – Tensions eased in the St Louis suburb of Ferguson on Thursday after two nights of violence and looting sparked by racially charged anger over a grand jury’s decision not to charge a white police officer for fata…

Calm comes to troubled Ferguson; protests dwindle across U.S.
Nov 27, 2014   11:58 PM  10 hours ago  Reuters: U.S.
FERGUSON, Mo. (Reuters) – Tensions eased in the St Louis suburb of Ferguson on Thursday after two nights of violence and looting sparked by racially charged anger over a grand jury’s decision not to charge a white police officer for fata…

Calm comes to troubled Ferguson; protests dwindle in other U.S. cities
Nov 27, 2014   09:59 PM  12 hours ago  Reuters: U.S.
FERGUSON, Mo. (Reuters) – Tensions eased in the St Louis suburb of Ferguson on Thursday after two nights of violence and looting sparked by racially charged anger over a grand jury’s decision not to charge a white police officer for fata…

Shades of Ferguson: family of NY teen shot dead by cop wins lawsuit
Nov 27, 2014   09:26 PM  13 hours ago  Reuters: U.S.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Relatives of a Hispanic teen shot dead by a white New York police officer are headed back to court in January after winning a lawsuit in a case that could set the stage for the family of slain teenager Michael Brown.

CNN

Thanksgiving power outages hit the Northeast
Nov 28, 2014   09:22 AM  1 hour ago  CNN.com – U.S.
Storm-related power outages hit across the Northeast, leaving some chopping breadcrumbs by flashlight, cooking turkeys on the grill and watching Netflix on phones.

Thanksgiving power outages hit the Northeast
Nov 28, 2014   09:19 AM  1 hour ago  CNN.com – U.S.
Storm-related power outages hit across the Northeast, leaving some chopping breadcrumbs by flashlight, cooking turkeys on the grill and watching Netflix on phones.

Day of kindness in Ferguson
Nov 28, 2014   09:05 AM  1 hour ago  CNN.com – U.S.
Ferguson streets were deserted early Friday after a Thanksgiving Day that mixed kindness with sadness, heartbreak with hope.

2 boys safe after being buried in snow
Nov 28, 2014   09:04 AM  1 hour ago  CNN.com – U.S.
Two little boys have something to be thankful for this year following their rescue after spending hours buried under a pile of snow in New York.

Ferguson residents come together for day of kindness
Nov 28, 2014   07:28 AM  3 hours ago  CNN.com – U.S.
Ferguson streets were deserted early Friday after a Thanksgiving Day that mixed kindness with sadness, heartbreak with hope.

UMass Amherst cuts ties with Bill Cosby
Nov 28, 2014   04:52 AM  5 hours ago  CNN.com – U.S.
The University of Massachusetts Amherst and Bill Cosby have split ways amid allegations of sexual assault and rape.

MSNBC

Michael Brown Protests Move to Target, Wal-Mart
Nov 28, 2014   10:00 AM  44 minutes ago  MSNBC.com: U.S. News
Protests interrupted holiday shopping at stores in St. Louis after a grand jury’s decision not to indict the officer who fatally shot Michael Brown.

Fired! Skittish Police Dog Was Afraid of Heights
Nov 28, 2014   09:48 AM  57 minutes ago  MSNBC.com: U.S. News
A 2-year-old Belgian Malinois was supposed to be the ninth member of this coastal town’s police force, but “Cash” just didn’t have what it takes.

How to Cook a Turkey Without Power? Thousands Find Out
Nov 28, 2014   09:34 AM  1 hour ago  MSNBC.com: U.S. News
Thousands of travelers are experiencing cancellations or delays in major airports such as New York’s LaGuardia this Thanksgiving.

Icy Roads Blamed for 50-Vehicle Pileup Near Niagara Falls
Nov 28, 2014   09:17 AM  1 hour ago  MSNBC.com: U.S. News
Icy roads blamed for crash involving more than 50 vehicles near Niagara Falls. Several people were hospitalized but no major injuries reported.

Icy Roads Blamed for 50-Vehicle Pileup
Nov 28, 2014   09:17 AM  1 hour ago  MSNBC.com: U.S. News
Icy roads blamed for crash involving more than 50 vehicles near Niagara Falls. Several people were hospitalized but no major injuries reported.

Boys Rescued Hours After Being Buried by Snow Plow
Nov 28, 2014   08:02 AM  2 hours ago  MSNBC.com: U.S. News
Two New York boys were trapped under a several feet of snow for hours after being accidentally buried by a plow on Wednesday, police say.

Fox News

Ferguson protesters move from streets to stores on Black Friday
Nov 28, 2014   08:28 AM  2 hours ago  FOXNews.com
Dozens of protesters interrupted holiday shopping in the St. Louis area late Thursday and early Friday as part of the ongoing reaction to a grand jury’s decision to not indict the Ferguson police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown th…

Ohio State football player reported missing by family
Nov 28, 2014   08:00 AM  2 hours ago  FOXNews.com
A senior football player at Ohio State University has been reported missing by his family. 

2 NY children reported missing rescued from snowbank; plow had pushed snow over
Nov 28, 2014   02:01 AM  8 hours ago  FOXNews.com
Two boys who had gone out to build a snow fort were inadvertently trapped for several hours in a Newburgh, New York, snow bank when a plow operator clearing a parking lot pushed snow over them, not realizing they were there, officials said.

Ore. police dog fired for poor performance
Nov 28, 2014   12:01 AM  10 hours ago  FOXNews.com
A 2-year-old Belgian Malinois was supposed to be the ninth member of the police force in the Oregon coastal town of Cannon Beach, but “Cash” just didn’t have what it takes.

Oregon town in search of new police dog after first was dismissed for poor performance
Nov 27, 2014   11:00 PM  11 hours ago  FOXNews.com
A 2-year-old Belgian Malinois was supposed to be the ninth member of the police force in the Oregon coastal town of Cannon Beach, but “Cash” just didn’t have what it takes.

Small earthquake hits Napa Valley in California; no injuries or damage reported
Nov 27, 2014   09:15 PM  13 hours ago  FOXNews.com
Authorities say a magnitude 3.1 earthquake rattled Napa County wine country in California, but no injuries or property damage was immediately reported.

Reuters

Syria denies targeting civilians, tells U.S. to criticize militants instead
Nov 28, 2014   09:40 AM  1 hour ago  Reuters: World News
BEIRUT (Reuters) – Syria rejected as “fabricated” U.S. accusations that its forces are targeting civilians with air strikes and said Washington would do better to criticize hardline Islamic State militants who have killed American citizens.

Nepal devotees sacrifice thousands of animals in Hindu ritual
Nov 28, 2014   09:28 AM  1 hour ago  Reuters: World News
KATHMANDU (Reuters) – Sword-wielding Hindu devotees in Nepal began slaughtering thousands of animals and birds in a ritual sacrifice on Friday, ignoring calls by animal rights activists to halt what they described as the world’s largest …

China writer goes on trial for media censorship protest after long delay
Nov 28, 2014   08:21 AM  2 hours ago  Reuters: World News
HONG KONG (Reuters) – The long-awaited trial of a prominent Chinese writer and activist resumed in southern China on Friday, more than two months after his lawyers boycotted an earlier hearing with Beijing showing little sign of easing i…

Exclusive: Obama plan to ‘Power Africa’ gets off to a dim start
Nov 28, 2014   06:12 AM  4 hours ago  Reuters: World News
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – Barack Obama last year told a cheering crowd in Cape Town that a $7 billion plan to “Power Africa” would double electricity output on the world’s poorest continent and bring “light where currently there is darkne…

Mexico president vows police reform in bid to quell massacre anger
Nov 28, 2014   05:47 AM  4 hours ago  Reuters: World News
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Embattled President Enrique Pena Nieto on Thursday vowed to simplify Mexico’s chaotic police structure and stop collusion between officials and drug gangs as he tried to defuse anger over the apparent massacre of …

Let us curb welfare for migrants or risk British EU exit: UK’s Cameron
Nov 28, 2014   04:37 AM  6 hours ago  Reuters: World News
LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s continued membership of the European Union is contingent upon it being allowed to stop migrants from the bloc tapping into its relatively generous welfare system, Prime Minister David Cameron will warn on Fri…

CNN

Hong Kong protest leader alleges police assault
Nov 28, 2014   09:17 AM  1 hour ago  CNN.com – World
Joshua Wong, the most prominent of Hong Kong’s student protest leaders, alleged he was assaulted by police who used excessive force — including repeatedly grabbing his genitals — during his arrest at pro-democracy demonstrations.

Hong Kong protest leader alleges police assault during arrest
Nov 28, 2014   09:17 AM  1 hour ago  CNN.com – World
Joshua Wong, the most prominent of Hong Kong’s student protest leaders, alleged he was assaulted by police who used excessive force — including repeatedly grabbing his genitals — during his arrest at pro-democracy demonstrations.

Another rising Kim in North Korea
Nov 28, 2014   09:15 AM  1 hour ago  CNN.com – World
The sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has been named as a senior government official by state media.

Mexican President urges reform
Nov 28, 2014   09:13 AM  1 hour ago  CNN.com – World
Eleven partially burned bodies of young adults have been found in southwestern Mexico, not far from where 43 missing college students went to school.

Burned bodies found in Mexico
Nov 27, 2014   11:19 PM  11 hours ago  CNN.com – World
Eleven partially burned bodies of young adults have been found in southwestern Mexico, not far from where 43 missing college students went to school.

Raid frees eight hostages from al Qaeda stronghold, U.S. and Yemen say
Nov 27, 2014   06:15 PM  16 hours ago  CNN.com – World
A daring raid by U.S. and Yemeni forces into an al Qaeda stronghold in Yemen freed eight hostages, but not before kidnappers stole away with some Westerners, including an American.

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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