U.S. Imposes Travel Restrictions On Venezuelan Officials

U.S. Imposes Travel Restrictions On Venezuelan Officials

By Jim Wyss, The Miami Herald BOGOTA, Colombia -- The U.S. State Department Wednesday imposed travel ...

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Ex-Wrestler Ventura Wins Big In Defamation Suit

Ex-Wrestler Ventura Wins Big In Defamation Suit

Washington (AFP) -- A U.S. jury decided Tuesday that former wrestler Jesse Ventura was defamed in a ...

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Boeing Says 533,000 New Pilots Needed In Next 20 years

Boeing Says 533,000 New Pilots Needed In Next 20 years

Paris (AFP) -- U.S. planemaker Boeing said about 533,000 new commercial pilots would be needed world ...

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Last Airman In U.S. Bombing Of Hiroshima Dies

Last Airman In U.S. Bombing Of Hiroshima Dies

Washington (AFP) -- The last surviving crewman of the Enola Gay -- the U.S. plane that dropped the f ...

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Court Blocks Mississippi From Closing State’s Last Abortion Clinic

Court Blocks Mississippi From Closing State’s Last Abortion Clinic

By Alana Semuels, Los Angeles Times NEW ORLEANS -- After a series of setbacks, abortion rights advoc ...

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Fire Near Yosemite Turns Up Heat On California Wildfire Season

Fire Near Yosemite Turns Up Heat On California Wildfire Season

By Lisa M. Krieger, San Jose Mercury News SAN JOSE, Calif. -- For the second year in a row, flames i ...

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Jewish Federation Calls For Resignation Of NRA Lobbyist Over Alleged Holocaust Remarks

Jewish Federation Calls For Resignation Of NRA Lobbyist Over Alleged Holocaust Remarks

By Mike Carter, The Seattle Times SEATTLE -- The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle has called for ...

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Economy Rebounds Strongly In 2nd Quarter, Expands At 4 Percent Annual Rate

Economy Rebounds Strongly In 2nd Quarter, Expands At 4 Percent Annual Rate

By Jim Puzzanghera, Los Angeles Times WASHINGTON -- The U.S. economy rebounded strongly in the secon ...

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10 Killed, 150 Feared Buried In India Landslide

10 Killed, 150 Feared Buried In India Landslide

By Siddhartha Kumar, dpa NEW DELHI -- At least 10 people were killed and more than 150 trapped when ...

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Mars Rover Opportunity Breaks The Off-World Driving Record

Mars Rover Opportunity Breaks The Off-World Driving Record

By Amina Khan, Los Angeles Times Opportunity, the little rover that could, has broken a 41-year-old ...

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Study Finds 5 Servings Of Produce Is Enough, But We’re Not Eating It

Study Finds 5 Servings Of Produce Is Enough, But We’re Not Eating It

By Mary MacVean, Los Angeles Times How many times will we have to be told? Apparently we haven't rea ...

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Changing Sea Chemistry Will Hit Alaska Communities Hard, Study Says

Changing Sea Chemistry Will Hit Alaska Communities Hard, Study Says

By Sandi Doughton, The Seattle Times SEATTLE -- Oyster growers in the Pacific Northwest have already ...

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Port Taking Steps To Thwart GWB Jumpers

Port Taking Steps To Thwart GWB Jumpers

By Christopher Maag, The Record (Hackensack, N.J.) HACKENSACK, N.J. -- Of the dead we know so little ...

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Israel Approves New Gaza Ceasefire As UN Rages Over School Strike

Israel Approves New Gaza Ceasefire As UN Rages Over School Strike

By Adel Zaanoun Gaza City (Palestinian Territories) (AFP) -- Israel agreed on Wednesday to observe a ...

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Obama Gets A Taste Of KC Barbecue Alongside Some Fellow Citizens

Obama Gets A Taste Of KC Barbecue Alongside Some Fellow Citizens

By Steve Kraske, The Kansas City Star KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- President Barack Obama feasted on working- ...

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U.S. Slaps Sanctions On Russian Energy, Arms And Finance

U.S. Slaps Sanctions On Russian Energy, Arms And Finance

Washington (AFP) - President Barack Obama declared Tuesday that the United States will join the Euro ...

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Detroit’s Mayor Given Control Of Water Department

By Matt Helms, Detroit Free Press DETROIT -- Detroit's emergency manager on Tuesday granted fuller a ...

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George Zimmerman Volunteered As Security Guard At Florida Gun Store

George Zimmerman Volunteered As Security Guard At Florida Gun Store

By Rene Stutzman, Orlando Sentinel ORLANDO, Fla. -- For a time, George Zimmerman helped a friend who ...

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Former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura Wins $1.8 Million In Defamation Suit

Former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura Wins $1.8 Million In Defamation Suit

By Randy Furst and James Walsh, Star Tribune ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Former Minnesota Governor Jesse Vent ...

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Fed Meets Amid Calls For Tighter Policy

Fed Meets Amid Calls For Tighter Policy

Washington (AFP) - The U.S. Federal Reserve began a two-day policy meeting Tuesday under rising pres ...

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WATCH: Joe Conason Remembers Obama’s Famous Convention Speech On ‘Hardball’

Monday was the tenth anniversary of Barack Obama's famous keynote address at the 2004 Democratic Nat ...

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WATCH LIVE: President Obama Speaks On The Situation In Ukraine

WATCH LIVE: President Obama Speaks On The Situation In Ukraine

At 2:50pm, EST, President Barack Obama will deliver a statement on the escalating violence in Ukrain ...

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Boehner Rules Out Impeachment As Democrats Cash In On Threat

Boehner Rules Out Impeachment As Democrats Cash In On Threat

By Michael A. Memoli, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON -- After Democrats said Tuesday they had ...

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White House Warns Climate Inaction Could Cost U.S. Billions

White House Warns Climate Inaction Could Cost U.S. Billions

Washington (AFP) - Delaying efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions could cost the U.S. $150 bill ...

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A North Carolina Mayor Treks 273 Miles To Help Rural Hospitals

A North Carolina Mayor Treks 273 Miles To Help Rural Hospitals

By Tony Pugh, McClatchy Washington Bureau WASHINGTON -- Only four days after the Pungo District Hosp ...

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Israel Pounds Gaza, Striking At Symbols Of Hamas’ Power

Israel Pounds Gaza, Striking At Symbols Of Hamas’ Power

By Alexandra Zavis and Batsheva Sobelman, Los Angeles Times GAZA CITY -- Israel pummeled the Gaza St ...

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House GOP Just Making Stuff Up To Hide Its Own Impotence

House GOP Just Making Stuff Up To Hide Its Own Impotence

By Jay Bookman, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution In an interview on Fox News ove ...

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WATCH: Liberal Billionaire Launches Ad Campaign Slamming Iowa’s Ernst

WATCH: Liberal Billionaire Launches Ad Campaign Slamming Iowa’s Ernst

Liberal billionaire Tom Steyer's SuperPAC, NextGen Climate, released the first i ...

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Massive Water Main Break Floods Area Near UCLA

Massive Water Main Break Floods Area Near UCLA

By Robert J. Lopez, Caitlin Owens, and James Queally, Los Angeles Times LOS ANGE ...

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Hundreds Mourn 3 Children Killed In Philadelphia Carjacking

Hundreds Mourn 3 Children Killed In Philadelphia Carjacking

By Robert Moran, The Philadelphia Inquirer PHILADELPHIA -- Hundreds of people ga ...

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WATCH: David Cay Johnston Discusses Christie’s Broken Promise On ‘The Last Word’

WATCH: David Cay Johnston Discusses Christie’s Broken Promise On ‘The Last Word’

David Cay Johnston stopped by MSNBC's The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell on T ...

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No Peace In Gaza, As Long As Netanyahu Can Prevent It

No Peace In Gaza, As Long As Netanyahu Can Prevent It

If Secretary of State John Kerry has failed to bring about a ceasefire to end th ...

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Paul Ryan Breaks The Silence Surrounding Poverty In America

Paul Ryan Breaks The Silence Surrounding Poverty In America

Cover your eyes and hide the kids: A Republican is talking poverty. This has not ...

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National Memo Staff Picks: The Best Political Books

National Memo Staff Picks: The Best Political Books

Looking for a great political read this summer? The National Memo's staff has yo ...

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WATCH: Hagan Pushes Moderate Record In New Ad

WATCH: Hagan Pushes Moderate Record In New Ad

Senator Kay Hagan (D-NC) released a new ad on Tuesday, highlighting her moderate ...

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GOP Focused On Wrong Set Of Children

GOP Focused On Wrong Set Of Children

by Manuel Pastor, Los Angeles Times Republicans are focused on the wrong set of ...

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European Allies No Help In Dealing With Putin

European Allies No Help In Dealing With Putin

Even if it accomplishes nothing else, calling Vladimir Putin nasty names makes u ...

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WATCH: Scott Brown Uses Border Crisis For New Attack Ad

WATCH: Scott Brown Uses Border Crisis For New Attack Ad

New Hampshire Senate candidate Scott Brown released a new attack ad on Monday, a ...

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Poll: Female Voters Overwhelmingly Oppose Hobby Lobby Decision

Poll: Female Voters Overwhelmingly Oppose Hobby Lobby Decision

Republicans are already at a disadvantage when it comes to female voters, and th ...

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Children Killed In Gaza Camp As World Pleads For Truce

Children Killed In Gaza Camp As World Pleads For Truce

By Hazel Ward Gaza City (Palestinian Territories) (AFP) -- Exchanges of fire kil ...

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Governor Christie Embraces Theft

Governor Christie Embraces Theft

Embattled New Jersey governor Chris Christie has come out foursquare for wage th ...

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Sarah Palin Launches Online Channel To Beat Liberal Media, Steal From The Gullible

Sarah Palin Launches Online Channel To Beat Liberal Media, Steal From The Gullible

Perhaps sensing that the country no longer takes her threats to run for office s ...

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A Look At Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback’s Economic Claims

A Look At Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback’s Economic Claims

By Dave Helling and Brad Cooper, The Kansas City Star KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- On May ...

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Paul Ryan’s New Clothes

Paul Ryan’s New Clothes

WASHINGTON -- Paul Ryan is counting on this: Because he says he wants to preserv ...

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Selfies In Auschwitz — And Why It’s Wrong

Selfies In Auschwitz — And Why It’s Wrong

In a place haunted by ghosts, on a thoroughfare of the damned, standing upon gro ...

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Weekend Reader: ‘Burning Down the House: The End of Juvenile Prison’

Weekend Reader: ‘Burning Down the House: The End of Juvenile Prison’

Today The Weekend Reader brings you Burning Down the House: The End of Juvenile ...

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Teachers’ Unions Stand In The Way Of School Reform

Teachers’ Unions Stand In The Way Of School Reform

In much of the country, parents are already buying school supplies for the start ...

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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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