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NASA: Earth Survived Near-Miss From 2012 Solar Storm

NASA: Earth Survived Near-Miss From 2012 Solar Storm

Washington (AFP) - Back in 2012, the Sun erupted with a powerful solar storm that just missed the Ea ...

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Report: 117 Percent Increase In Children 12 And Younger Crossing Border Alone

Report: 117 Percent Increase In Children 12 And Younger Crossing Border Alone

By Molly Hennessy-Fiske, Los Angeles Times HOUSTON -- Not only have more unaccompanied children ille ...

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Congress On Collision Course With New GOP Border Crisis Plan

Congress On Collision Course With New GOP Border Crisis Plan

By Lisa Mascaro, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON -- Congress is poised for a fresh round of cri ...

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U.S. Congress Decriminalizes Cellphone Unlocking

U.S. Congress Decriminalizes Cellphone Unlocking

Washington (AFP) -- U.S. consumers will be allowed to unlock their cellphones and move them to a new ...

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Ride-Share Service Lyft Reaches Deal With New York

Ride-Share Service Lyft Reaches Deal With New York

New York (AFP) -- Ride-share operator Lyft has struck a deal allowing its launch in New York City tw ...

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After CIA Gets Secret Whistleblower Email, Congress Worries About More Spying

After CIA Gets Secret Whistleblower Email, Congress Worries About More Spying

By Marisa Taylor and Jonathan S. Landay, McClatchy Washington Bureau WASHINGTON -- The CIA obtained ...

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Islamic State Fighters Capture Military Base In Syria, Behead Soldiers

Islamic State Fighters Capture Military Base In Syria, Behead Soldiers

By Raja Abdulrahim, Los Angeles Times ANTAKYA, Turkey -- Militants with the al-Qaida breakaway group ...

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Woman Behind Porcelain Dolls Scare Reportedly Embarrassed By Flap

Woman Behind Porcelain Dolls Scare Reportedly Embarrassed By Flap

By Joseph Serna, Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES -- A Southern California woman told investigators she ...

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White House Aide Says Republicans Might Impeach Obama Over Immigration

White House Aide Says Republicans Might Impeach Obama Over Immigration

By David Lauter, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama will propose broad-r ...

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Thai Junta Chief Defends Constitution; Questions Democracy

Thai Junta Chief Defends Constitution; Questions Democracy

dpa BANGKOK -- Thailand's junta chief, Prayuth Chan-ocha, on Friday defended an interim constitution ...

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Imprisoned Russian Opposition Activist Begins Hunger Strike

Imprisoned Russian Opposition Activist Begins Hunger Strike

dpa MOSCOW -- Prominent Russian opposition activist Sergei Udaltsov has begun a hunger strike to pro ...

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Israel Rejects Kerry Gaza Ceasefire Proposal: Israeli TV

Israel Rejects Kerry Gaza Ceasefire Proposal: Israeli TV

Gaza City (Palestinian Territories) (AFP) -- Israel on Friday rejected a Gaza ceasefire proposal pre ...

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Pope Francis To Visit U.S. Next Year; Philadelphia On Itinerary

Pope Francis To Visit U.S. Next Year; Philadelphia On Itinerary

By Matt Hansen, Los Angeles Times Pope Francis will make his first visit to the United States as pon ...

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Israel Rejects Kerry Gaza Ceasefire Proposal: Israeli TV

Israel Rejects Kerry Gaza Ceasefire Proposal: Israeli TV

Gaza City (Palestinian Territories) (AFP) - Israel on Friday rejected a Gaza ceasefire proposal pres ...

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Social Security Computer System Still Not Working After Six Years

Social Security Computer System Still Not Working After Six Years

By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun BALTIMORE -- The Social Security Administration has spent nearly ...

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Female Naval Academy Grad Named To Blue Angels Squadron

Female Naval Academy Grad Named To Blue Angels Squadron

By Joe Burris and Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun When your father, two uncles, and both grandfath ...

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Russia’s Actions In Ukraine ‘Gasoline On The Fire,’ U.S. Diplomat Says

Russia’s Actions In Ukraine ‘Gasoline On The Fire,’ U.S. Diplomat Says

By Steven Zeitchik, Los Angeles Times KIEV, Ukraine -- The U.S. ambassador to Ukraine had stern word ...

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Lin Excited To Join Lakers

Lin Excited To Join Lakers

Los Angeles (AFP) -- Jeremy Lin said Thursday he's looking to establish himself with the Los Angeles ...

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U.S. ‘Delighted’ By Impending Arrival Of Sudanese Christian Convert

U.S. ‘Delighted’ By Impending Arrival Of Sudanese Christian Convert

Washington (AFP) -- The White House said it was "delighted" over the release by Sudan of a Christian ...

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Obama To Meet Central American Leaders On Child Migrants

Obama To Meet Central American Leaders On Child Migrants

By Ramon Sahmkow Washington (AFP) -- President Barack Obama will meet three Central American leaders ...

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Russia Firing Artillery On Ukraine Troops: U.S.

Russia Firing Artillery On Ukraine Troops: U.S.

Washington (AFP) -- The United States on Thursday said it had evidence Russian forces were firing ar ...

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Putin Igniting Dangerous Nationalist Fervor Says Top U.S. General

Putin Igniting Dangerous Nationalist Fervor Says Top U.S. General

Washington (AFP) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin's military intervention in Ukraine is fanning n ...

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U.S. Congratulates Iraq On Electing New President

U.S. Congratulates Iraq On Electing New President

Washington (AFP) -- The United States threw its weight behind the newly elected president of Iraq, F ...

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Amazon Loss Widens Despite Climbing Sales

Amazon Loss Widens Despite Climbing Sales

By Glenn Chapman San Francisco (AFP) -- Internet retail titan Amazon reported a money-losing quarter ...

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Kerry Meets With UN, Egypt As Gaza Truce Push Builds

Kerry Meets With UN, Egypt As Gaza Truce Push Builds

Cairo (AFP) -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry huddled Friday with UN chief Ban Ki-moon and Egypt ...

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Poll Roundup: Hagan Pulls Ahead In North Carolina

Poll Roundup: Hagan Pulls Ahead In North Carolina

As the 2014 midterm elections draw closer, pollsters across the country will beg ...

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Leading Civil Rights Groups Just Sold Out On Net Neutrality

Leading Civil Rights Groups Just Sold Out On Net Neutrality

by Lee Fang, Republic Report. Last Friday, just before the Federal Communication ...

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Poll: Americans Strongly Reject Impeaching, Suing Obama

Poll: Americans Strongly Reject Impeaching, Suing Obama

Over the past several weeks, Republicans have increasingly insisted that somethi ...

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Brownback ‘Experiment’ Blows Up Laboratory Of Democracy

Brownback ‘Experiment’ Blows Up Laboratory Of Democracy

When Louis Brandeis wrote in 1932 that a “single courageous state may, if its ci ...

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This Week In Crazy: Obama Shot Down Another Plane, And The Rest Of The Worst Of The Right

This Week In Crazy: Obama Shot Down Another Plane, And The Rest Of The Worst Of The Right

Welcome to “This Week In Crazy,” The National Memo’s weekly update on the wildes ...

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Slugfest Of Florida Governor’s Race Promises To Intensify

Slugfest Of Florida Governor’s Race Promises To Intensify

By Marc Caputo, The Miami Herald In Florida's bareknuckle governor's race, it's ...

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4 Other Politicians Who Have Been Caught Plagiarizing

4 Other Politicians Who Have Been Caught Plagiarizing

By the time they reach grade school, most students understand that plagiarism is ...

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Even After Open Enrollment, Activity Remains Unexpectedly High On Federal Health Insurance Exchange

Even After Open Enrollment, Activity Remains Unexpectedly High On Federal Health Insurance Exchange

by Charles Ornstein, ProPublica This story was co-published with NPR's "Shots" b ...

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Blind Ideological Justice

Blind Ideological Justice

WASHINGTON -- Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens captured our ideal ...

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Iowa’s Branstad Among Governors In The Wrong On Immigration Issue

Iowa’s Branstad Among Governors In The Wrong On Immigration Issue

A few days after Iowa's governor was spotlighted on MSNBC for declaring undocume ...

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Bachmann: ‘There’s A Chance I Could Run’ For President In 2016

Bachmann: ‘There’s A Chance I Could Run’ For President In 2016

Michele Bachmann may be retiring from the House of Representatives, but that doe ...

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After Perdue Win, Senate Control Could Be Decided In Georgia

After Perdue Win, Senate Control Could Be Decided In Georgia

In the wake of Republican businessman David Perdue's upset victory over U.S. Rep ...

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Adam Kwasman Runs For Wrong Bus, Leaves Border Issue Unsolved

Adam Kwasman Runs For Wrong Bus, Leaves Border Issue Unsolved

It's a revealing video. Not in the sense of physical nakedness. No, what is nake ...

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The ‘Most Powerful Men In The World’ Seem Defeated

The ‘Most Powerful Men In The World’ Seem Defeated

Search the phrase “the most powerful man in the world” and what comes up are pho ...

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Poll: Dems Have Chance To Keep Senate By Focusing On Economy, Women

Poll: Dems Have Chance To Keep Senate By Focusing On Economy, Women

A new survey of likely voters in the 12 states where control of the Senate is be ...

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WATCH: Democrats Slam Joni Ernst On Social Security

WATCH: Democrats Slam Joni Ernst On Social Security

Democrats are ramping up their attacks against Senate candidate Joni Ernst, with ...

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Two Appellate Courts Differ On Key Tax Plank In Health Care Law

Two Appellate Courts Differ On Key Tax Plank In Health Care Law

By Michael Doyle and Tony Pugh, McClatchy Washington Bureau WASHINGTON -- Two ap ...

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D.C. Court Ruling Deals New Blow To Affordable Care Act

D.C. Court Ruling Deals New Blow To Affordable Care Act

By David G. Savage, Los Angeles Times President Obama's health care law was deal ...

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Body May Be That Of South Korean Tycoon With Ties To Sunken Ferry

Body May Be That Of South Korean Tycoon With Ties To Sunken Ferry

By Steven Borowiec, Los Angeles Times The body of South Korea's most wanted man, ...

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Florida Taxpayers About To Be Railroaded

Florida Taxpayers About To Be Railroaded

Here's a really clever idea: Let's run express passenger trains 16 times round-t ...

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RNC Launches ‘Poor Hillary Clinton’ Website

RNC Launches ‘Poor Hillary Clinton’ Website

In another attempt to discredit Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign bef ...

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Watch Out Hill Staffers, @congressedits Is Tweeting All Of Your Wikipedia Edits

Watch Out Hill Staffers, @congressedits Is Tweeting All Of Your Wikipedia Edits

Congressional staffers can no longer edit Wikipedia pages in their spare time at ...

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The Choice On Iran: Inspectors On The Ground, Or Boots On The Ground

The Choice On Iran: Inspectors On The Ground, Or Boots On The Ground

By Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, McClatchy-Tribune News Service With nuclear negotiat ...

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Sorry, Sean Hannity: New Yorkers Aren’t Fleeing To Low-Tax Havens

Sorry, Sean Hannity: New Yorkers Aren’t Fleeing To Low-Tax Havens

For years, conservatives have argued against attempts to raise taxes on the most ...

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WATCH LIVE: President Obama Speaks On Situation In Ukraine

WATCH LIVE: President Obama Speaks On Situation In Ukraine

At 10:50am, EST, President Barack Obama will deliver remarks on the downing of M ...

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At The Crash Site

At The Crash Site

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Will Flight 17 Sober Us Up?

Will Flight 17 Sober Us Up?

WASHINGTON -- Tragedies concentrate the mind. American politics was trundling al ...

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Todd Akin’s Back Again To Talk Of Rape

Todd Akin’s Back Again To Talk Of Rape

So, Todd Akin is back and he's talking rape again. You remember what happened la ...

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Rand Paul Faces Challenge In Opposing GOP War Hawks

Rand Paul Faces Challenge In Opposing GOP War Hawks

Kentucky senator Rand Paul is a curious vehicle for reformation of the Republica ...

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Weekend Reader: ‘Six Amendments: How And Why We Should Change The Constitution’

Weekend Reader: ‘Six Amendments: How And Why We Should Change The Constitution’

Today the Weekend Reader brings you Six Amendments: How and Why We Should Change ...

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