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Monday, April 27, 2015 

E-NewsBriefing posted below

Breaking News

Monday, April 27, 2015

GOP-led Senate Fosters Culture of Corrruption by Confirming Loretta Lynch as attorney general

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Obama Admin Faces Questions Over “Secret” Grant It Made to Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz

Hidden Conservatism and Abortion

ACLU sues feds in bid to make Catholic groups provide abortion to illegal immigrants

Women likely to face 24-hour waiting period for abortion

Senate passes trafficking bill 99-0, ending long abortion fight

Abortion resumes in Asheville as NC debates regulations

Alabama GOP's new plan to shut down abortion clinics: Treat them like sex offenders

Colorado Senate Panel Passes Unborn Victims Bill After Mom's Baby Cut Out of Her Womb

Why the Time Is Ripe for Pro-Life Reform (Despite what you may have heard, more Americans than ever want abortion access restricted.)

Tell the House to Pass the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act

Canadian Pro-Lifers Tell Ontario: Stop Censoring Pro-Life People on Abortion

Ducey: Arizona gay couples can again adopt, foster together  (“Married” same-sex couples will be allowed to adopt and foster Arizona children together, effective immediately, according to a statement Governor of Arizona Doug Ducey (R) issued Wednesday night.)

Taliban Are Said to Target Hazaras to Try to Match ISIS' Brutality

NATO role in Gadhafi ouster may have helped Islamic State in Libya  (The late Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi)

Grief Mixes With Anger Over Christian Ethiopian Deaths

As elections draw near, Burundians fear a return to war

Uganda: Christian Pastor's teenage daughter brutally gang-raped by 5 Muslim savages because her father would not close down his church

Catastrophe: Half Million Souls Displaced By Obama's War Of Choice In Libya

Muslims Capture Five Christian Boys, Make Them Read The Koran, And Then Force Them To Watch Christians Getting Beheaded Right Before Their Eyes (Ethiopia)

Malawi's Former President Banda Denies Cashgate Allegations

Terror in the air as passengers start to pass-out on airliner: Pilot plunges jet into 7,000ft-a-minute dive and lands - but cause remains a mystery because investigators say cabin pressure did NOT fail

Airline now says 3 passengers lost consciousness on flight from O'Hare

Delta flight to Atlanta returns to Buffalo after indication of possible issue with engine

Iron ore jump lifts ASX into black

Aussie looks strong as rate cut bets fade

Why Australia's living standards are slipping

UK boy 'encouraged beheading' (British boy, 14,  charged with inciting a terrorist attack during a Melbourne  Anzac Day parade in Melbourne.)

 Melbourne terror raids: al-Furqan Islamic centre shuts

Clean-up begins after storms lash New South Wales

Poison mushroom warning for Victoria

GM first-quarter profit misses estimates on South America, Russia weakness

When bootleggers and Baptists converge

Washington's big bailout botch

Scientists genetically modify a human embryo for the first time: Controversial technique could lead to designer babies

Petraeus sentenced to two years probation, $100,000 fine  

David Petraeus expected to plead guilty Thursday to misdemeanor (Former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency David H Petraeus )

James Dobson: Christians soon to be 'hated minority'
The Mideast: A Preview of Christians' Future

China Manufacturing Gauge Drops to Lowest Level in 12 Months

21 confirmed dead in north China coal mine flood

North Korea's nuke production ahead of expectations, China warns

China Uncensored: China Considering Orbital Laser to Fight Pollution

China moves in on South China Sea

Maverick Retired Chinese Official Opens Taboo Topic

DNA-disaster or medical miracle? Chinese researchers modify human genome 

Why China's steel production could still grow

Uber for Goons App in China Became Mobile Store for Thugs and Hitmen

Envoy confirms North Korea leader to visit Moscow in May

Russian firms to join Gaeseong complex  (Russian companies are interested in setting up shop at the inter-Korean industrial park in Gaeseong, North Korea, according to Moscow's Ambassador to Seoul Alexander Timonin, Thursday. During a media interview at the ...)

Congress: Middle class incomes drop as immigration surges

The Republican Budgets: Balanced in Name Only

Jordanian immigrant charged with 'honor killing' of Iranian activist who convinced his daughter to marry a Christian in Texas - and the murder of his son-in-law months later

Iowa Man Found Not Guilty of Sexually Abusing Wife With Alzheimer's

Michael Brown's family suing Ferguson for wrongful death

Family of police officer killed by Boston bomber tell of grief  (The family of a police officer killed by Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has told a court about their loss, as a jury ponders his punishment.)

Harlem Man Is Found Guilty of Assault for Stabbing Officer in the Head (New York City)

Potential class-action lawsuit filed against maker of TurboTax

Still crazy after all these years (A federal judge began hearings Wednesday to determine if John Hinckley Jr, who nearly killed President Ronald Reagan in 1981, should get “convalescent leave” — near-unlimited freedom.)

Chevron pollution case back in court

Court: Gun Permit Can Be Denied for Domestic Violence ACCUSATION

A tale of 2 Arpaios: Sheriff Joe takes the stand

Baltimore residents aim outrage at city leaders after police-custody death (The fact that the mayor and the police chief are both black didn't stop protesters from expressing their distrust after the death of an black  man who was under arrest.)

Freddie Gray death: Should it really be illegal to carry a knife in the city? (+video)  (A young black Baltimore man named Freddie Gray ended up dead after being arrested for carrying a small, spring-assisted pocket knife. The Justice Department has opened a civil rights investigation into his death. )

Outrage as Texas chef is fined $2,000 for feeding the homeless 'because she was serving meals out of the wrong kind of truck'

Armed grandma stops would-be robber: ‘Back off or I'll blow your head off'

Mich. police chief quits after officer assault

'Lowlights': DNC Uses Lynch Nomination To Attack GOP Presidential Candidates

The Clinton Connection to Russia's Claims on Uranium (As the Russian atomic energy agency gradually took charge of a company that controls one-fifth of all uranium production capacity in the United States, a stream of cash made its way to former President Bill Clinton's charitable organization.)

New questions about Clinton Foundation, Russian nuclear agency  (Donors reportedly sold a mining firm in deal signed off by Clinton's State Department.)

Clintons' wealth intertwined with charitable work (A Washington Post analysis found that Bill Clinton has gotten $26 million in speaking fees from groups that are also major donors to the Clinton Foundation, putting an unusual twist on Hillary Clinton's campaign.)

Wall Street analyst uncovers Clinton Foundation fraud (Hillary's charity already under scrutiny for foreign donations.)

Benghazi continues to haunt Hillary Clinton with probe likely to extend into 2016 (Former US Secretary of State Hillary (Benghazi) Clinton)

Exclusive: Clinton charities will refile tax returns, audit for other errors

Clinton Foundation to refile taxes after errors emerge

No, Hillary Clinton Didn't ‘Forget' To Report Her Foreign Millions To IRS

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser denies power grab from first elected attorney general

Mayor de Blasio Revives Plan for a Utica Avenue Subway Line (Mayor of New York City Bill de Blasio)

Green v. red  (With his rebranding of Mayor Mike Bloom­berg's all-green PlaNYC into a new OneNYC focused more on reducing inequality, Mayor de Blasio has implicitly recognized an important truth: Environmentalism is a movement of the haves, whose successes come at the expense of the have-nots.)

New York City aims to cut waste by 90 percent by 2030

New York City's Environmental Goals Draw Praise, and Questions on How to Fulfill Them

Watch Chelsea Clinton dodge questions about her foundation's donations

US energy chief: Iran's nuclear abilities detectable under framework deal

Report: 353,000 Refugees Currently On Food Stamps

Earth Day? When Do We Celebrate Capitalism Day?

Obama honors Earth Day by using 9,180 gallons of jet fuel — that's just the start

5 Things You're Not Likely to Hear About on Earth Day

Follow the Money: Earth Day 2015

National Mall STILL STINKS After Weekend Hippie Festival

Nasdaq Composite Tops Closing Record Amid Earnings; Oil Surges

Nasdaq posts first record close in 15 years

Asian Stocks Follow U.S. Shares Higher Ahead of China PMI Report

Asia weathers soft China survey on stimulus hopes

Emerging Stocks Rise Amid Taiwan-China Exchange Link

Gold futures rebound from April low

Despite earnings beats, expectations dim for later quarters

J.C.Penney Stores Still Have Operational Problems

Dollar is now Public Enemy No. 1

U.S. jobless claims edge up; trend signals firmer labor market

Treasury yields decline as economic reports reveal sluggish growth

Egypt's judiciary: a willing participant in repression

Race was NOT the reason an entire in Missouri town's police force quit after after black woman mayor was elected, ex-police chief claims

The Only Election 2016 Prediction Tool You Will Need  (Here is a great way to cut through all the polls, punditry, and blather to see whether former US Secretary of State Hillary (Benghazi) Clinton(D)can win in 2016.)

Rubio jumps to top of GOP pack  (US Senator of Florida Marco Rubio (R)

Why Scott Walker Is Right on Immigration  (Governor of Wisconsin Scott Walker (R)

Education and Presidential Contenders  (So far, nobody is grappling with the transformation underway in the American education system .)

Jeb Bush Blasts Obama for ‘Very Naïve' Iran Deal  (Former Governor of Florida Jeb Bush(R)

Hillary's Iran Scandal: The Empress Has No Clothes

First Hillary backer from '08 dumps her this time (Former US Secretary of State Hillary (Benghazi) Clinton(D)

Q-Poll: Large Majority Say Hillary Clinton Isn't Honest and Trustworthy

Do Hillary's Fair-Pay Talking Points Apply to Her Own Family?
Who Does She Inspire?
(Former US Secretary of State Hillary (Benghazi) Clinton(D)

Hillary dusts off old ‘right-wing conspiracy' nugget to counter book

Trump to Open New Hampshire Office

Hillary Clinton refuses to answer presidential contest's first questions about Benghazi terror attack following New Hampshire campaign trip

Martin O'Malley is getting bolder and bolder. That's a problem for Hillary. (Former Governor of Maryland Martin O'Malley (D)

Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign declares ‘it's go time'

Why 'middle-class economics' has moved front and center for 2016 (+video)

Marco Rubio reaches out to gay Republicans as he builds new coalition of younger voters for 2016 (US Senator of Florida Marco Rubio (R)

Wealthy Hillary Clinton Lambasting CEOs For High Pay is, Well, Rich (Former US Secretary of State Hillary (Benghazi) Clinton(D)

‘The Clinton Way': Republicans Pounce on Latest Scandal…

Clinton vs. Clinton: Hillary's family is vulnerable on her core campaign issues

TWO women in the White House race? Carly Fiorina reportedly set for May 4 campaign announcement

2016 rookies stumble out of gate

What Critics of Cruz's Debate-Club Rhetoric Don't Get (US Senator of Texas Ted Cruz (R)

Fiorina: Scheming is 'the Clinton Way' (Amid a slew of stories on the Clinton's finances, Republican Carly Fiorina hit "the Clinton way" of operating.)

Actual AP Headline: Hillary ‘Clinton Running as a Woman, but in Subtle Ways'

Rick Perry: ‘Outrageous' Lack of Accountability After Veterans Scandal  (Former Governor of Texas Rick Perry (R)

Cruz & Walker vs. Bush & Rubio on Amnesty and Immigration

Oil futures settle at their highest levels of the year

Energy Prices

Oil Makes a Comeback in Pennsylvania  (In the last decade, mining corporations have sought a new Pennsylvania fuel bonanza in the Marcellus shale fields.)

Report: Half of U.S. fracking companies will go out of business this year

Report: Science Behind NY Fracking Ban Tainted by Money, Politics

Pesticide Harms Wild Bees, Unique Field Study Shows

Troubling Interdependency of Water and Power  (As the climate changes and populations grow, resource managers and environmental advocates warn that scarcity of either water or power could mean shortages and rising costs of both.)

A Coyote Eludes the Police on the Upper West Side (New York City; Officers lost the coyote's trail near Grant's Tomb in Riverside Park, but planned to do periodic patrols throughout the day.)

Walled off: In non-rebel eastern Ukraine, frustrations with Kiev mount

European stocks drop after eurozone data disappoint

EU to weigh military action to curb illegal immigration

Mediterranean migrants crisis: EU to hold emergency summit

Europe Looks Offshore for Wind Power

McDonald's Caves  (McDonald's compromises its brand, and sets a dangerous precedent by caving to union thug tactics.)

McDonald's, Coca-Cola scrambling to connect with health-conscious millennials

FBI chief tells Poland he regrets Holocaust remarks, settling tiff

FBI Warns Law Enforcement on Hacker Attacks

Comcast-Time Warner Cable Merger Not Government's Business

Report: Comcast to drop Time Warner deal

French PM: Five terror attacks foiled in recent months

France condemns Indonesia in death row case

French feminists lambast council over 'sexist' health booklet cover

Deutsche Bank fined record $2.5 billion over rate rigging

Germany's Small Towns Feel the Cost of Europe's Migrant Crisis

The bookkeeper of death who wanted the world to know true horror of Auschwitz even if it means he's jailed for war crimes at 93... 

Google launches Project Fi mobile phone network

 

Pushed by Obama's Iran policy, Republican Jews activate

Are Jews Finally Finding a New Home with the GOP?  (It appears that Obama's anti-Israel policies may finally be taking their toll as American Jews slowly shake off the effects of the Democrat Party's Kool-Aid.)

Rule by theocracy (GOP uses the Bible while lecturing women.)

Once again, Bobby Jindal tells big business to buzz off  (Governor of Louisiana Bobby Jindal)

 

Greek default? Wall Street says don't risk it

Study: Obamacare customers happier

Shreds of doubt about Obamacare

University Hospitals: Once Cash Cows, Now Source of Worry

'Airlines refused to fly Rock Hudson home after his AIDS diagnosis became public,' claims Hollywood actor's former manager

 

Vandals take aim at business rejecting 'gays' ('Mere' death threats escalate to 'physical violence.')

House panel supports more F-35s but no decision on A-10

Gowdy: Hillary server stonewall may be impregnable (US Representative of South Carolina Trey Gowdy (R)/Former US Secretary of State Hillary (Benghazi) Clinton(D); 'What's happened in the past when we've held people in contempt?')

Clinton wants to testify on Benghazi ‘without delay'

Trey Gowdy: Benghazi investigation done 'much sooner' with help from Obama, Kerry (US Representative of South Carolina Trey Gowdy (R)

Gowdy asks Clinton to appear twice on emails, Benghazi (US Representative of South Carolina Trey Gowdy (R)

Boehner: Obama admin making it ‘virtually impossible' to get Benghazi facts (Speaker of the House John A Boehner (R-Ohio)

GOP Rep. Heck mulls Nevada Senate bid

House panel OKs stripping passports from U.S. terrorists

House fights over prescription drug abuse

House Passes Cybersecurity Bill After Companies Fall Victim to Data Breaches

House panel to hold hearing on gyrocopter incident

Bill would ban slaughter of horses for food

Boehner signals desire to lift sequester caps (Speaker of the House John A Boehner (R-Ohio)

GOP bill would block courts on gay marriage  (US Representative of Iowa Steve King (R) said his bill would stop courts from "destroying traditional marriage.")

Boehner: 'Not a time for excuses' for drone strike that killed two hostages  (Speaker of the House John A Boehner (R-Ohio)

Polls Show GOP Should Embrace Tight Immigration Controls

Top immigration officials say summer won't see surge in kids

Indian Farmer Commits Suicide at Rally Against Narendra Modi's Land Policies

Weak monsoon may cause spike in air pollution levels this year

Modi's land bill delayed amid farmer's suicide, 'rising anger' in rural India (Prime Minister Narendra Modi)

Country of Green Revolution has become country of agrarian crisis: MS Swaminathan

'Google most attractive employer in India'

Bihar storm toll rises to 54 in Bihar

India's cabinet proposes treating minors as adults in 'heinous' crimes

Internet users in India likely to reach up to 550 mn in 2018: Report

Bali nine duo could be executed within days: lawyer

Here's Why Facebook's Profits Dropped 20 percent in Q1

Former Pakistan Army Chief: 'America Is Stoking The Fire Of… Sectarianism On Both Sides'; '[U.S.-Iran Nuclear Deal] Will Strengthen Iran Economically, Making It Easy For It To Carry Out Military Acts Outside Its Borders' 

Iran About-Face: Fleet heading to Yemen reverses after US tracking

In cartoons, Arab press expresses anger, fear over Iran nuke deal

Iran gets arrogant  (What a difference a presidency makes. Eight years ago, Muhammad Javad Zarif — now Iran's foreign minister, but at the time its UN ambassador — penned a New York Times...)

Iran already striking oil deals (Tehran anticipating sanction relief when nuclear pact signed.)

Iran, like North Korea, makes harsh demands that suggest intent to walk away from nuclear talks

The Baathist Phoenix  (The alleged killing on Friday of a former henchman of the late Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein by Shiite militiamen loyal to Iran could have far reaching consequences for the United States.)

Iran, world powers seek to finalise nuclear deal

Iranian Warships Arrive in Yemen Port

Iraq expects F-16s in July to boost ISIL fight

Miami Police Union head slams Muslim Assistant Chief for refusing to put her hand over her heart for the Pledge of Allegiance

Update: Rocket hits open field in southern Israel 

Rocket hits southern Israel

IDF checking after rocket alert siren sounds near Gaza border (Israel Defense Forces)

White House Mending Fences With Netanyahu  (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu)

Palestinians march in Israel to mark historic displacement

Obama's 67 degrees of separation from Israel (US President Barack Obama)

Obama ‘won't meet Netanyahu' until after nuke talks deadline (US President Barack Obama/ Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu)

Israeli Scientists Testing Cannabis Treatment for Diabetes

100 armed Israeli settlers raid villages near Nablus

Braving storms, nation marks Israel's 67th birthday

Rivlin: Israel Should Not Stand Alone against Islamist Threat (Israeli President Reuven Rivlin)

Peres pulls out of bank deal after media backlash (Former Israeli President Shimon Peres)

The Powerhouse of the Middle East

Fatah blesses Hamas win in Birzeit elections

PM encourages increased aliya at bible quiz (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu)

Kurdish-Iraqi Writer: The Palestinians Should Extend A Friendly Hand To Israel 

Urging recognition, Jerusalem Armenians mark 100th  anniversary of genocide

IDF honors female Muslim soldier (Israel Defense Forces)

Amid independence festivities, Arabs mark Nakba

IAF conducts Independence Day flyover (Israeli Air Force)

Armenians in Palestine mark 100 years since Genocide

Armenians in Lebanon Reflect on Killings of 1915

New Low for CNN: Huma's Weiner a ‘Reliable Source'

MSNBC Hosts Touré, Joy-Ann Reid, Melissa Harris-Perry All Slapped With Tax Warrants!

Investigation into Mediterranean Migrant Smuggling Reveals ‘Inhuman Violence'

NYT Reporter: Clinton Officials Lied About a Meeting Taking Place, Unaware of Photo Evidence

Medicaid squeezes state budgets

Ship's Captains Call for Uniform Policies on Migrants at Sea  (The recent influx of refugees in the Mediterranean has raised questions about rescue obligations and willingness of nations to accept human cargo.)

Joy, anger for family of Mexican girl wrongly sent to US

Saudi-led Airstrikes Focus on Port City of Aden

Saudi Resolve on Yemen Reflects Limits of U.S. Strategy

Why Yemen's government-in-exile is pressing for Saudi military restraint (+video)

As War Grinds On, Yemenis Share Their Anguish Online

Saudi prince promises Bentleys to pilots bombing Yemen, deletes tweet

Diplomatic solution is elusive in Yemen

No man left behind? US citizens fleeing Yemen tell RT of abandonment (Video)

Yemen rebels demand complete end to attacks, seek talks

The $18bn arms race helping to fuel Middle East conflict

U.S. warships 200 miles from an Iranian naval convoy near Yemen

The U.S. Navy Needs to Radically Reassess How It Projects Power

US defense chief fears Iran ships carrying arms for Houthi rebels (Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter)

America's Defense Still Requires Aircraft Carriers
Few People Were Fired Over Scandal at Veterans Affairs

Was sacrifice of Ramadi dead in vain? (With his remarks about Ramadi not mattering, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General  Martin Dempsey has reached a new low.)

Air Force plans to drop US weather forecast model for UK system

Dunford next to chair Joint Chiefs?  (Marine Corps General Joseph Dunford, commandant of the Marine Corps, has emerged as a leading candidate to replace Army General Martin Dempsey as the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, according to defense officials familiar with internal discussions of the matter.)

Carter: Women in combat could be more vulnerable to sexual predators (Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter)

Ashton Carter: ‘Maybe' all combat jobs will be open to women in January

VA whistleblowers testify problems in Philadelphia, Oakland continue

Air Force chief: Services must be more agile to respond to threats like ISIS

Palm to the head: VA manager forced underlings to pay his wife $30 for fortune telling

American Legion opposes changes to military retirement, health care

VA hospital prescribed older antipsychotics to save money: Report

Army recruiters now like 'The Biggest Loser' trainers for growing pool of obese applicants

Abolish the VA?  (Vets deserve much better than our system.)

Texas Senate panel OKs benefit cuts for veterans' children

Cesar Chavez to receive Navy funeral honors

Pentagon: Cyberwarfare a viable option in conflicts with enemies

Pentagon Denies ‘Ridiculous' Claim U.S. Troops in Eastern Ukraine Combat Zone

Hollywood Loves Minimum Wage So Much, It Dodges It

Myanmar Refugee First to Accept Cambodia Resettlement

Privacy advocates seek more openness on NSA surveillance

Pakistani Taliban Test Fires ‘Omar 1′ Missile – Posts Video Online

Pakistan military claims killing 47 Taleban insurgents

Election began at NA-246

King, Nawaz discuss Operation Decisive Storm (Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif)

PM Nawaz expresses 'solidarity' with Saudi Arabia over Yemen

Politicians complained about Chinese projects

Pakistan, Iran eye trade at $5 billion

Policemen rewarded for good performance during dharna

Five arrested by Rangers on suspicion of casting bogus votes

China-Pakistan Economic Corridor for the development of all areas of Pakistan: Ahsan Iqbal

Two prisoners hanged in Sahiwal, Sargodha

27 militants killed in a military operation

Cultural Conservatives Have Barely Begun to Fight

Second Oregon jail worker accused of sex with an inmate may use insanity defense as new court filings reveal their blanket-covered trysts and the love letters she penned for him 

Rush: I Guess the NYT Has ‘Joined the Vast, Right-Wing Conspiracy'

Creflo Dollar on $65 million jet: ‘You cannot stop me from dreaming'

Evangelical pastors descend on Las Vegas to learn to motivate Christians to vote

Southern Baptists urged to pray for court, marriage

How Putin's Russia Gained Control of a U.S. Uranium Mine  (Russian President Vladimir V Putin)

T-90 tanks to S-400 missiles: Top Russian military hardware rehearse for 70th V-Day parade (Video) 

Ukraine truce: US accuses Russia of violating deal

US ambassador says there's no need for Putin-Obama direct contacts (Russian President Vladimir V Putin/ US President Barack Obama)

Eurasian Economic Union and Mercosur to sign Memorandum of Cooperation — Putin (Russian President Vladimir V Putin)

Russia and Argentina seal energy package, $3bn in deals 

Russian diplomat says it's unclear why criminals become lawmakers in Ukraine

Russia says won't deliver S-300 to Iran ‘in near future'

Russia starts construction of new icebreaker for Northern Fleet

‘Ukrainian neo-Nazis switch from theory to practice' – Russian diplomat 

US stirring up commotion over fictitious Russian troops as NATO summit getting closer

‘Renounce Russian citizenship,' activists tell pro-US opposition figure 

Moscow demands that Germany look into attack on Russian church, school in Berlin

Duma approves bill for major prisoner amnesty on Victory Day

Russia's new spaceport construction workers on hunger strike paid delayed wages

Three rockets to deliver new Russian modules to ISS — rocket manufacturer

Russia's new orbital station to have five modules — project

Russia's Angara-A5V rocket to blast off with test weight from Vostochny spaceport in 2023

Poll: Support for gay marriage hits record high

The Big One could trigger series of large earthquakes, study finds

Oregon House Committee takes up gun control proposal

Opinion: There's scientific consensus on guns -- and the NRA won't like it

Secret Service delayed fixing alarm at ex-president's home (Some felt the 13-month delay put former president George HW Bush's safety at risk, according to a report by the Department of Homeland Security's inspector general.)

Senate votes 56-43 to confirm Lynch as attorney general (AVIPP COMMENTARY: GOP fails America again!)

Whip List: Ayotte adds to GOP 'yes' votes for Lynch  (US Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch;  GOP sells out America once more.)

…Exclusive — Rand Paul: Investigate Hillary's Russian Uranium Deal (US Senator of Kentucky Rand Paul (R)/Former US Secretary of State Hillary (Benghazi) Clinton)

Senate passes anti-trafficking bill, clears way for Loretta Lynch vote

Cruz, vocal Lynch critic, skips confirmation vote (US Senator of Texas Ted Cruz (R)

Rand Paul on NSA: 'Our Founding Fathers would be mortified' (US Senator of Kentucky Rand Paul (R)

Democrats Are Rallying Around $12 Wage Floor  (The measure is the latest indication of Democrats' rising ambitions for lifting the wage floor, an issue with considerable popular support in an era of increasing income inequality.)

McConnell: Prepare for 'vigorous' Iran debate  (Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky)

GOP strongly backs drone strikes, despite accident

Senator Tammy Baldwin's (D-Wisconsin) Deputy Director Accuses Her of VA Death Cover-Up

Watchdog Group Calls for Ethics Investigation of Baldwin

Rand Paul's son busted for alleged DUI (US Senator of Kentucky Rand Paul (R)

Return of the Yellow Peril

Homeless in the Senate (On poverty, “lawmakers don't have a clue.”)

Manchin: 'We haven't rehabilitated a soul' in prison (US Senator of West Virginia Joe Manchin III (D)

Christie Social Security Plan Punishes Haves And Have-Nots (Governor of New Jersey Chris Christie (R)

Christie Entitlement Plan Is Flawed, But Is Great Start To A Debate

Petrobras corruption costs hit $2bn  (Brazil's state-run oil company, Petrobras has taken a $2bn (£1.3bn) charge for costs related to corruption.)

Professional liars are undermining justice in Colombia

Town evacuated in Chile as volcano erupts

Smoking gun: South Korea uncovers northern rival's hacking codes

70 years later, a Korean ‘comfort woman' demands apology from Japan

Moon demands President Park's top aide quit

Quarterly growth remains below 1%

Young generation learns new meaning of unification

200,000 workers to strike today

Tom Brady a No-Show for Patriots' Post-Super Bowl White House Romp

Tom Brady REFUSED To Meet POTUS At The White House. Does He Dislike Obama?

Jay Feely calls Tim Tebow ‘the single worst quarterback I ever saw' in the NFL

Once Again, Rangers Edge the Penguins

Dallas NFL star Greg Hardy suspended by NFL for 10 games for allegedly strangling and threatening to kill his ex-girlfriend

Mets Rally Past Braves to Extend Their Streak to 10 Games

NFL players win $1bn concussion lawsuit that could see former stars win $190,000 each in damages

‘It's about time': Maryland and Georgetown renew basketball rivalry

Alex Rodriguez's Quest Is Going, Going ... Unobserved

Nats catch up, then fall again (Yunel Escobar's three-run double pulls the Nats out of an early five-run hole, but Saint Louis gets to Washington's bullpen and wins, 7-5.)

Dodgers lose to Giants in history-making pitchers' matchup

Appeals Court Overturns Barry Bonds's Only Conviction

Rose Bowl officials decide not to bid on 2020 college title game

How well would RGIII need to play to be worth $16m? (Robert Griffin III has cost the Redskins wins over the last two years.)

Ducks are moving on after finishing sweep of Jets with 5-2 win

Nets Can't Sink Shot to Stay Out of Hole

Clippers' late rally goes to waste in Game 2 loss to Spurs

Jameis Winston's new explanation for crab legs theft could cause problems for FSU

Tiger Woods will play again in June, Jack Nicklaus says

A Collision Crosses the Line for the Islanders

WNBA star Brittney Griner, fiancee arrested on suspicion of assault

Mayweather-Pacquiao is signed, sealed and now must deliver

Kawhi Leonard edges Draymond Green for NBA defensive player of year

A Snowy Trudge Yields a Big Win for the Yankees

X-rays negative on Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis' right hand

Dolphins' A.J. Francis says he wants to be an Uber driver

More signs Phil Jackson stalling his big Knicks move until 2016

On the Night Willie Mays Hit No. 660, It Was Just Another Number

Inside details of how A-Rod's 660 fight with Yankees will play out

Baltimore Orioles' losing streak hits three after 4-2 loss in Toronto

More Mullin magic: Jordan, Obekpa returning to St. John's

Bulls' Jimmy Butler Knows the Drill: Work Hard, Get Paid

The Yankees' two red flags show up even in rout

Steve Sarkisian on blind USC walk-on: ‘Someday, he's going to snap in a game for us'

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Liberal water czars create 2015 Dust Bowl in Golden State (California)

Bill Requiring Vaccination of Children Advances in California, but Hurdles Remain

Official: State Department Hit By Hackers ‘Thousands of Times a Day'

Raisin farmers appear poised to win challenge of New Deal-era program

America said these al-Qaeda militants were bombed out of Syria last year - but now the feared Khorasan fighters are back

US-led coalition airstrikes said to kill 2,000 in Syria

Cabinet approves 40-hour workweek

March unemployment falls to 15-year low in Taiwan

Tea store 50 Lan becomes embroiled in pesticide scare

TAITRA unveils Taiwan Excellence winners

Industrial index exceeds expectations

Local bourse soars led by financial stocks

US won't poke around in next ballot: adviser

Editorial: Quake should prompt energy rethink

Apple Watch Hits Shelves Friday, But Only In Luxury Boutiques

U.S., Italian hostages killed in strike on Al Qaeda  (Warren Weinstein, an American, and Italian Giovanni Lo Porto were killed in January. Adam Gadahn, a Southern California convert to Islam and Al Qaeda member, was killed in a separate operation.)

Odds Grow Next Homegrown Terror Attacker Will Be A Woman

Minnesota mother shocked that 2 sons face terror charges

A chilling account of the power of Islamic State

Top Al-Qaeda Spokesman — And Former Rocker— Adam Gadahn Killed in US Operations

ISIS: New Leader is a Former Physics Teacher Favored by Osama bin Laden

Is NAFTA a dirty word? (Former US Representative of New York Bill Owens (D.), contributor. We need to focus on the largest trading block in the world and tap its remaining potential.)

For last Armenian village in Turkey, no remembrance of past

Australians, New Zealanders, Turks gather for Gallipoli centenary

Former deputy's son dead in AKP election bureau attack in southeastern Turkey

Turkish FM Çavuşoğlu warns Austrian FM of negative impacts from ‘genocide' declaration

Putin, Austria name 1915 killings ‘genocide'  (Russian President Vladimir Putin has joined the list of world leaders and governments who have named the killing of Armenians at the hands of the Ottoman Empire “genocide,” just one day after the Austrian parliament issued a similar declaration, prompting Turkey to recall its ambassador .)

Turkey denies it stopped Bosnian Serb leader from traveling to Armenia

Turkey's lira hits new lows

 Children's day festivities in Turkey darkened by three deaths, inclement weather

Seven world capitals now without Turkish ambassadors

13 people arrested for human trafficking in İzmir (Thirteen people allegedly operating human trafficking activities were arrested in the western province of İzmir early April 23, after many migrants were rescued illegally en route to the European Union.)

Iran looks to Turkey for post-sanctions tourism boom

FTSE 100 turns higher as miners climb

If you live in certain areas of London, this is what you wake up to everyday at 5AM and are forced to listen to five times a day, everyday

London Girls Reportedly Join Female ISIS Militia That Tortures Women

Osborne: Every family in Britain would spend £350 propping up a Labour-SNP government

Historic Scots youth hostel's art goes up for sale

Sugar is to blame for obesity epidemic - not couch potato habits

Scottish Tories ‘back with a bang' – Michael Gove

Norfolk plane crash: Pilot dies in aerobatics display over Old Buckenham airfield

Bomb squad called to incident in Dunoon

Boris: I would be 'honoured' to be Tory leader (Mayor of London Boris Johnson)

Get thee to a nunnery: What's behind the surge in the number of women entering convents?

Gay Pride crossing 'could give dementia suffers hallucinations'

'Hard times ahead': Miliband to accuse Cameron of 'grand deception' over spending cuts (British Prime Minister David Cameron)

Hatton Garden heist: First images from inside raided vault

Sickening truth about food banks that Tories don't want you to know

WW2 veteran, 92, leaves care home to pour paint stripper on van in revenge attack

'Tentacles that go round the world': The paedophile gang behind some of most 'vile and depraved' offences police had seen

Ed Miliband: My £2.7 million home isn't a mansion

A retreat? No, the 'Green Surge' is only just beginning, insists Natalie Bennett

Lord Greville Janner should face 'trial of facts', says Boris Johnson (Mayor of London Boris Johnson)

Nigel Farage says he's 'back to being like Tigger'  (Rumors circulated that the Ukip leader was unwell during the start of the election campaign.)

Nick Clegg calls for review of DPP's decision not to prosecute Janner  (Deputy British Prime Minister Nick Clegg)

Parents donated kidneys of baby that lived for 100 minutes

Crime rate in England and Wales falls 7% to lowest level since 1981

Avengers star Robert Downey Jr storms out of TV interview when UK journalist probes history of drug addiction and time in prison

Woman arrested by detectives probing slaying of Syrian preacher is released

British Flash Crash trader says arrest came as 'bolt from the blue' as he fights extradition

American transgender woman set to move to UK and marry bride she has never met to fulfil 'lifelong dream' of becoming British

Report: Sharia leads to abuse of women in Britain

Britain sidesteps Armenian genocide recognition a century after killings

 

'I don't need your money... I could buy you': The shocking reaction to homeless man trying to hand out money to strangers

Man-made earthquakes increasing in central and eastern U.S., study finds

Armenian archbishop in Argentina proud of pope

Obama Overruled: Little Rock Victims Awarded Purple Hearts  (For the past six years, the Obama administration had, for political reasons, shamelessly blocked the Army from honoring soldiers killed by Jihadi terrorists. )

Obama takes 'full responsibility' for deaths of two hostages

Diplomat's Diary of Disagreement With the White House

Obama to Republicans: 'Don't stick your head in the sand' on climate change

Obama issues stark warning on climate change in South Florida on Earth Day

Obama Backed Iran Over Saudi Arabia in Yemen Strikes

White House Correspondents Dinner hubbub begins

Why was Obama Indifferent to Russia's S-300 Sale to Iran?

President Obama's Family Visits Mecca To Share What They Termed “The Pure Image Of Our Great Muslim Religion”

White House Punts Clinton Foundation Questions to Hillary

Top Dem Diplomat: White House 'Deluding Themselves' On Foreign Policy

Obama jokes about Deflategate as White House salutes Patriots

 

 

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