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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...
Foreign Hackers Hit Two State Electoral Databases
The FBI has uncovered evidence that foreign hackers penetrated two state election databases in recent weeks, prompting the bureau to warn election... Read more...
Huma Abedin says she's leaving Anthony Weiner after new sexting scandal
Huma Abedin, a top aide to Hillary Clinton, announced Monday she will be separating from her husband, former congressman Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y.,... Read more...
Former Obama aide calls Trump a 'psychopath'
A former top adviser to President Barack Obama on Sunday labeled Donald Trump a "psychopath", saying the Republican presidential nominee met the... 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...
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...
White Lives Matter To Be Listed As Hate Group By Southern Poverty Law Center
White Lives Matter will soon be listed as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC). SPLC said the status will be reflected in the next... Read more...
Rikers Island correction bosses routinely ‘purge’ unfavorable violence stats
There’s something hokey going on at the city’s pokey.As pressure mounts to reduce violence at the troubled jails, top correction bosses —... Read more...
Children’s Home Shuns Atheist Dollars
On Monday, Matt Wilbourn, the founder of the Muskogee Atheist Community in Oklahoma, made a $100 donation in his organization’s name to the Murrow... 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...
Israel: Eviction plan violates Palestinian land rights
Silwad, occupied West Bank - From the side of Route 449, just south of the occupied West Bank town of Silwad, Atallah Abdelhafez can almost make out... Read more...
U.S. to Accept 10,000th Syrian Refugee
The U.S. will reach its target this week of taking in 10,000 Syrian war refugees in a year-old resettlement program, the U.S. ambassador to Jordan... 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...
Alex Baer: Nothing-Speak: Dog-Whistle Comfort Chow
This stuff is getting really hard to ignore, which is part of the plan, of course.If Republicans can garner enough attention with Crazy Theories,... 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...
W. Virginia recovering addicts wage legal battle over prescription use
Wilbert Hatcher admits he broke the law.In the depths of a decade-long addiction to prescription opioid painkillers, the father of two fed his... 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...
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...
Australian aid worker freed 4 months after kidnapping in Afghanistan
An Australian aid worker who was abducted in Afghanistan in April has been freed, according to Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop. The woman,... Read more...
Brazil's Dilma Rousseff defends record at impeachment trial
Brazil's suspended President Dilma Rousseff has defended her record during her impeachment trial in the Senate.She is accused of illegally... Read more...
Scores killed in ISIL-claimed suicide bombing in Yemen
A suicide car bomb attack on an army training camp in Yemen's second city of Aden has killed at least 45 people, medical sources say.A security... Read more...
Two United Airlines pilots suspected of being drunk arrested at Glasgow airport
Two United Airlines pilots suspected of boarding a plane while intoxicated were arrested in the cockpit Saturday in Glasgow, Scotland.The men, 35 and... Read more...
French mayors refuse to lift burkini ban despite court ruling
A majority of mayors who have banned burkinis in about 30 French coastal resorts are refusing to lift the restrictions despite the country’s... 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...
Cracking an ice cold case: Nearly 3.2 million years ago, Lucy died. Now we know how.
Talk about cracking a cold case: Nearly 3.2 million years ago, Lucy died. Now we may know how.Lucy, the iconic human cousin whose skeleton was... 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...
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641 US mulls unusual tactic as Blackwater charges loom Reggie
642 Why does President Bush keep lying, even now, about Saddam Hussein's 'refusal' to let weapons inspectors in? Jesse Richard
643 Bush: 'I was unprepared for war' Jesse Richard
644 Press and "Psy Ops" to merge at NATO Afghan HQ: sources Reggie
645 Obliterating Iraq Reggie
646 Afghanistan demands 'timeline' for end of military intervention Reggie
647 Iraq Ally Lists Were Altered, Study Shows Reggie
648 Father murdered, wife and daughter jailed: killers call the shots in Iraq's justice system Reggie
649 Contractors in Iraq could face charges in earlier incidents Jesse Richard
650 Why the U.S. blinked on its troop agreement with Iraq Reggie
651 US-Iraq security pact may be in violation, Congress is told Jesse Richard
652 Iraq Quietly Dismisses Its Anticorruption Officials Reggie
653 Mask Ban Upsets Iraqis Hired as U.S. Interpreters Reggie
654 Iraq war set to end not on Bush's terms Reggie
655 Top judge: US and UK acted as 'vigilantes' in Iraq invasion Jesse Richard
656 U.S., Pakistan made deal on air strikes Reggie
657 New Blackwater Iraq Scandal: Guns, Silencers and Dog Food Reggie
658 Al-Sadr Throws Down the Gauntlet on US-Iraq Talks Reggie
659 Counting the dead gets more complicated in Iraq Reggie
660 Documents linking Iran to nuclear weapons push may have been fabricated Jesse Richard

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