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DOJ urges Supreme Court to leave rejection of N.C. voter ID law in place
The Justice Department has filed a brief with the Supreme Court endorsing an appellate court's decision to strike down a restrictive new voter... Read more...
Aly Raisman, Gabby Douglas make gymnastics history in comeback
Aly Raisman and Gabby Douglas weren’t seeking a told-you-so moment. The gold medals around their necks are satisfying enough, thank you.But the... Read more...
Co-chair of Trump veterans' group pleads guilty in 2014 Bundy standoff
A co-chair of a veterans’ group with Donald Trump’s campaign will plead guilty to federal charges for his role in Nevada rancher Cliven ... Read more...
Simone Biles, Aly Raisman win gold and silver in floor final
Simone Biles finished her Rio Olympics with a fifth Olympic medal, fourth gold. Putting yesterday's mistake on the balance beam behind her, Biles... Read more...
WikiLeaks, too, claims to have NSA code
The auction for an advanced, NSA-linked cyberweapon just became cheaper. After a day of speculation over whether the previously unknown “Shadow... Read more...
IED kills U.S. service member in Helmand province, Afghanistan
An improvised explosive device killed a U.S. service member on patrol Tuesday in Helmand province, Afghanistan, the U.S. military said.Another U.S.... Read more...
U.S. Ramps Up Airstrikes in Libya
The United States ramped up its air campaign against the self-proclaimed Islamic State in Libya over the weekend, increasingly targeting jihadist... Read more...
'Drones playbook' shows key role played by White House staff in deadly strikes
The White House staff for national security, exempt from review by Congress, plays a substantial role in the process for killing suspected... Read more...
UNHCR: 3,000 fleeing Iraqis seized by ISIL
Fighters from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) have reportedly captured up to 3,000 fleeing villagers in northern Iraq, according to... Read more...
Five dead as Russian helicopter shot down in Syria
Five Russian military personnel died after their helicopter was shot down over Idlib province, Syria, the Russian Defense Ministry said Monday."On... Read more...
Macy's is closing another 100 stores
In a sign of how dramatically the retail shopping landscape is changing, Macy's is closing 100 of its stores nationwide.Macy's (M) announced the... Read more...
Microsoft to cut about 2,850 more jobs
Microsoft's costly bet on Nokia will mean more job losses than previously expected.The software giant will layoff about 2,850 people over the next... Read more...
FBI arrests senior HSBC banker accused of rigging multibillion-dollar deal
A senior HSBC banker has been arrested by the FBI as he attempted to board a transatlantic flight and charged him with fraudulently rigging a... Read more...
Puerto Rico Defaults on Constitutionally Guaranteed Debt
The Puerto Rican government failed to pay almost half of $2 billion in bond payments due Friday, marking the commonwealth’s first-ever default on... Read more...
Stocks rebound after Brexit sell-off; Dow closes up more than 250 points
U.S. stocks closed higher Tuesday, lifted by gains in oil prices, as investors looked for bargains after the Brexit sell-off.Analysts also noted... Read more...
U.S. suspicion of Saudi ties to 9/11 outlined in declassified 2002 intelligence report
More than two dozen top secret investigative pages that contributed to the government's official 9/11 report were finally released Friday, following... Read more...
Congress releases long-awaited document on possible Saudi role in 9/11
The House Intelligence Committee has made public most of a long-classified section of a 2002 congressional inquiry into 9/11 attacks that discusses... Read more...
28 pages on alleged Saudi ties to 9/11 to be released as soon as Friday
The long-classified pages detailing alleged ties of the Saudi Arabian government to the 9/11 hijackers will be released by Congress as early as... Read more...
File 17 is glimpse into still-secret 28 pages about 9/11
Amid the clamor a year ago to release 28 still-secret pages of a congressional inquiry into the Sept. 11 attacks, the government quietly declassified... Read more...
George Will leaves GOP: 'This is not my party'
At a Federalist Society lunch in Washington yesterday, conservative columnist and TV commentator George Will announced that he changed his Maryland... Read more...
Anti-Semitic Trump campaign CEO Stephen Bannon not a big fan of ‘whiny brat’ Jews, ex-wife says
Donald Trump's campaign CEO Stephen Bannon was branded an anti-Semite by the same ex-wife who claimed he choked her, court documents reveal.Mary... Read more...
Trump’s mob-linked ex-associate gives $5,400 to campaign
A Russian-born, mafia-linked businessman whose ties to both Donald Trump and loyalists of Russian President Vladimir Putin have sparked scrutiny,... Read more...
Donald Trump’s ‘Apprentices’ Had to Agree to Go Nude
Appearing on The Apprentice with Donald Trump required agreeing to a series of odd and invasive demands regarding sex, nudity, and food consumption.... Read more...
What Donald Trump Knew About Undocumented Workers at His Signature Tower
In the summer of 1980, Donald Trump faced a big problem. For six months, undocumented Polish laborers had been clearing the future site of Trump... Read more...
Donald Trump Used Campaign Donations to Buy $55,000 of His Own Book
Donald Trump used his campaign funds to buy thousands of copies of his own book at retail cost, simultaneously diverting donor money back into his... Read more...
The GOP Shut Down a Program That Might Have Prevented Dallas and Baton Rouge
As the right-wing outrage machine would have it, the shootings of police in Dallas and Baton Rouge by U.S. military veterans were the fault of... Read more...
Congresswoman indicted, accused of using charity as 'slush fund'
Rep. Corrine Brown (D-Fla.) and her chief of staff, Elias “Ronnie” Simmons, are being charged with 24 counts of fraud in connection with a fake... Read more...
House Republicans' gun bill delayed indefinitely
A House Republicans-sponsored gun bill has been put off indefinitely as speaker Paul Ryan was unable to wrangle together sparring Republicans for... Read more...
FBI’s Comey: Clinton wasn’t held to a different standard
FBI Director James Comey told a packed hearing Thursday on Capitol Hill that Hillary Clinton’s mishandling of classified material was not held to a... Read more...
Congress Buys the Navy a $400 Million Pork Ship
In the nearly eight years since the first Littoral Combat Ship was delivered to the Navy, it hasn’t won many ardent fans beyond the Navy, its... Read more...
FBI raids home of ex-College Board official in probe of SAT leak
Federal agents searched the home of a former employee-turned-outspoken critic of the College Board, the standardized testing giant, as part of an... Read more...
U.S. Dept. of Education drops hammer on ITT Tech with devastating restrictions
ITT Educational Services, one of the United States' largest and most expensive for-profit institutes of higher education, was hit hard by the U.S.... Read more...
Judge: North Carolina must give transgender people choice of bathrooms
A federal judge, saying “time is of the essence” as the new academic year approaches, ruled on Friday that the University of North Carolina... Read more...
Obama Lauds The Trailblazers On Women’s Equality Day
President Barack Obama, a self-proclaimed feminist, touted women’s role as “leaders at the forefront of progress” in his presidential... Read more...
Drug money: Pharma CEOs are paid 71% more
People might be shocked at how high drug prices have gotten. But equally lucrative are the compensation packages hauled in by drug company CEOs.CEOs... Read more...
U.S. ‘Deeply Concerned’ About Hebron Settlement Expansion
The U.S. State Department called Israeli government approval for the planning of new housing for Jews in the predominantly Arab West Bank city of... Read more...
Canada's stolen daughters: Sex traffickers target indigenous Canadians
)As Lauren Chopek painfully details her story, she does so with the reticence of a survivor, as if somehow remaining silent would have been ... Read more...
CIA’s First Torture Victim Makes His Case For Release From Guantanamo
The first person to be subjected to the CIA’s now-defunct “enhanced interrogation program” sat before a parole board at Guantanamo Bay on... Read more...
Women's Boat to Gaza Prepares a New Challenge to Israel's Blockade
When two dozen women sail from Barcelona on September 14, mounting the latest international challenge to Israel's naval blockade of the Palestinian... Read more...
Rights groups say Israel behind death threats campaign
The threats have come via emails, phone calls, and once with flowers delivered directly to the front door. Amid months of sustained intimidation,... Read more...
Alex Baer: Robert and the Big Red Bus
And now, boys and girls, a story about Missing Links in the Republican Party:There came a time -- just once, so far -- when the Big Red Republican... Read more...
Alex Baer: Doomsday Rebate Coupons! Vote Your Fears Free!
(EPONYMOUS NEWSNET NEWS NET, Aug. 26)  Republic Party Officials today announced a new national program that would be launched on Inauguration Day,... Read more...
Alex Baer: Wherefore Thy Sting, Sweet November?
Those firm rubber mallets come closest, so far -- the ones over there, with the wooden handles and the black, hard rubber heads.  The bamboo cutting... Read more...
Alex Baer: Pray for Change - R'amen!
This space is usually filled, I know, with a torrent of disgust and effluvia based on the disgusting torrent of effluvia erupting daily in the U.S.... Read more...
Alex Baer: Home of the Knave, Brand of the Tweet
It's taken us all longer that it should have to arrive at the obvious:  Trump was never running, Trump never wanted the job, and we've all been... Read more...
225+ heroin overdoses in 4 counties in 4 states in 1 week
An overdose crisis in the past week has left police and emergency responders here drained and without clues.It has also underscored that this region... Read more...
EpiPen maker offers patients $300 savings cards
Mylan N.V., makers of the anti-allergic reaction EpiPen, announced programs Thursday to lower the device's cost after U.S. senators expressed outrage... Read more...
Monsanto pulls new GM cotton seed from India in protest
Monsanto Co (MON.N) has withdrawn an application seeking approval for its next generation of genetically modified cotton seeds in India, a major... Read more...
Dem senator's daughter could face Congress over EpiPen price hike
Sen. Joe Manchin's (D-W.Va.) daughter may have to explain to Congress why her company hiked up the price of EpiPens, Bloomberg News is reporting.... Read more...
Toxic Firefighting Foams Won’t Be Used In Air Force Bases Anymore
A toxic firefighting foam that may have tainted drinking water near military sites with cancer-causing chemicals will cease to be used across the... Read more...
EPA links oil and gas drilling to Texas quakes
Federal regulators have tied a string of earthquakes in north Texas to oil and gas drilling operations in the state. An Environmental Protection... Read more...
Thousands of strange blue lakes are appearing in Antarctica, and it’s very bad news
Scientists have confirmed that thousands of pristine blue lakes have appeared on the ice sheets of East Antarctica, and it’s got them very... Read more...
Fracking Update: 3 tremors in 24 hours near Oklahoma shale country
Three minor seismic events were recorded near the shale reserve areas in Oklahoma in the past 24 hours, data for the U.S. Geological Survey show.USGS... Read more...
Ex-regulators back Obama in fracking rule court appeal
A bipartisan quartet of former high-level Interior Department officials is supporting the Obama administration in its federal court fight defending a... Read more...
Alaskan town votes to relocate as climate change submerges island
The Alaskan village of Shishmaref narrowly voted to abandon their island and relocate to the mainland due to the effects of climate change, a town... Read more...
A Plane Just Flew Around The World Without A Single Drop Of Fuel
More than a year after it first took to the skies, a solar-powered plane has completed an epic around-the-world journey without burning a single drop... Read more...
Knife Attack In Japan Leaves At Least 19 Dead, Local Media Report
Nineteen people were feared dead and 45 injured after an attack by a knife-wielding man at a facility for the disabled in Japan early on Tuesday,... Read more...
Nuclear reactor at Indian Point plant in N.Y. shut down again after leak found
One of two reactor units at a nuclear power plant near New York City has been taken offline for the second time in four months after leakage was... Read more...
North Dakota rig count up more than 10 percent
North Dakota saw the number of rigs actively exploring for or producing oil and gas increase by more than 10 percent from last week, state data... Read more...
Portugal runs for four days straight on renewable energy alone
Portugal kept its lights on with renewable energy alone for four consecutive days last week in a clean energy milestone revealed by data analysis of... Read more...
Turkey allows policewomen to wear headscarves
Turkey has for the first time allowed policewomen to wear headscarves while on duty as part of their uniform.Women serving in the police force "will... Read more...
Somalia: Al-Shabab gunmen attack beach restaurant
At least 10 people have been killed after al-Shabab fighters attacked a beach restaurant in the capital Mogadishu with a car bomb before entering... Read more...
Deadly bomb attack hits police HQ in southeast Turkey
At least 11 police officers have been killed and 70 wounded in a truck bomb attack at a police headquarters in Cizre in southeastern Turkey,... Read more...
3 dead, including at least 1 hit by crossbow bolt, in Scarborough
Three people are dead, including one who was found with an apparent crossbow injury, in the Scarborough area of Toronto on Thursday afternoon.Toronto... Read more...
12 Killed in Attack on American University of Afghanistan
Student Farim Ahmad was in his final class of the day at Kabul's American University of Afghanistan when he heard the first blast. Other students,... Read more...
CNN Cancels ‘Dr. Drew’ After Hil Claims
CNN has canceled Drew Pinsky’s HLN show, Dr. Drew On Call, just eight days after Pinsky made comments on a radio show questioning the health of... Read more...
Andrea Tantaros sues Fox News, Ailes, Shine for sexual harassment
Andrea Tantaros, a Fox News broadcaster, filed a sexual harassment lawsuit Monday against Fox News, former CEO Roger Ailes and other Fox executives,... Read more...
John McLaughlin, of 'The McLaughlin Group,' dies at 89
John McLaughlin, the creator, host and executive producer of the long-running Sunday political panel show The McLaughlin Group, died on Tuesday... Read more...
Judge: Glenn Beck must identify sources on Boston Marathon bombing
A looming First Amendment showdown drew closer Tuesday as a federal judge ordered conservative media host Glenn Beck to identify at least two... Read more...
Roger Ailes Used Fox News Budget to Finance ‘Black Room’ Campaigns Against His Enemies
As Rupert Murdoch seeks to stabilize Fox News in the wake of Roger Ailes’s ouster, a crucial question remains unanswered: How was Ailes able to... Read more...
Former Navy SEAL Settles With Authorities Over Bin Laden Raid Book
The decorated former Navy SEAL who penned a best-selling book about the operation to kill Osama bin Laden has reached a financial settlement with the... Read more...
U.S. Army fudged its accounts by trillions of dollars, auditor finds
The Defense Department’s Inspector General, in a June report, said the Army made $2.8 trillion in wrongful adjustments to accounting entries in... Read more...
Bergdahl's lawyers ask for charges to be dropped over McCain comments
The legal team for U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl on Monday asked to have the charges against the former prisoner of war dismissed, arguing... Read more...
US Navy to name ship after gay rights icon Harvey Milk
The United States navy will name a ship after gay rights icon Harvey Milk, the first openly gay elected official in California, according to a report... Read more...
Pentagon has ‘credible information’ to probe alleged US strikes on civilians
The US military says it has gathered enough material to launch an inquiry into civilian casualties, which included children, allegedly resulting from... Read more...
Discovery of potentially Earth-like planet Proxima b raises hopes for life
The search for life outside our solar system has been brought to our cosmic doorstep with the discovery of an apparently rocky planet orbiting the... Read more...
Researchers confirm astronomical nature of ancient Scottish stones
For the first time, researchers have confirmed the astronomical accuracy of Britain's earliest stone structures. According to scientists at the... Read more...
Super telescope finds hundreds of previously undetectable galaxies
A South African radio telescope has revealed hundreds of galaxies in a tiny corner of the universe where only 70 had been seen before.The images,... Read more...
16-million-year-old planet with three suns discovered
The far-off planet, located about 320 light years from Earth in the constellation Centaurus, is unlike any other known world, scientists say.Anyone... Read more...
Large Hadron Collider finds three new particles, confirms fourth
Europe's largest particle accelerator, the Large Hadron Collider, is back in action. According to two newly published studies, its latest round of... Read more...
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181 Cost of air conditioning for U.S. troops in MidEast more than NASA budget Jesse Richard
182 Ex-MI6 chief altered Iraqi intelligence Jesse Richard
183 'Hit and run' drone strikes are 'breaking laws of war" Jesse Richard
184 Missing Iraq cash 'as high as $18bn' Jesse Richard
185 US data: 90% of captured 'Taliban' were civilians Jesse Richard
186 Secret US and Afghanistan talks could see troops stay for decades Reggie
187 Missing Iraq money may have been stolen, auditors say Jesse Richard
188 How Not to Withdraw from Iraq Reggie
189 Gates blasts NATO, questions future of alliance Reggie
190 Iraq's Chalabi, who sought invasion, now wants U.S. out Reggie
191 At Hussein shrine, nostalgia for a strong leader Reggie
192 As U.S. Military Exits Iraq, Contractors To Enter Reggie
193 MI6 plotted with No10 to oust Saddam in bid to win 'prize' of secure oil supplies Jesse Richard
194 Iraq dossier drawn up to make case for war – UK intelligence officer Reggie
195 US targets, but misses bin Laden successor Reggie
196 Why the US and NATO Fed Detainees to Afghan Torture System Reggie
197 Tunnel under prison wall in Afghanistan sees 500 inmates escape Reggie
198 2 US soldiers killed in southern Iraq Reggie
199 Iraqi interpreters seek punishment of contractor they say sexually harassed them Reggie
200 U.S. to deploy armed drones in Libya Reggie

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