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Friday, June 26, 2015 - 9:00am
Separate Attacks Leave One Dead in France and Dozens Killed in Tunisia
Developing... Violence was making global news headlines in two countries on Friday as an earlier attack on a U.S.-owned gas plant in France was later overshadowed by an attack on a hotel in Sousse, Tunisia, where nearly thirty people are reported dead. The Associated Press reports on the attacks in...
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Tuesday, June 16, 2015 - 12:15pm
View from Yemen: Violence, Siege, Prospects for Peace
After more than two months of war and an increasingly dire humanitarian crisis that has become lost in the global news cycle, independent journalist Sharif Abdel Kouddous reports Tuesday from the ground in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa to offer an up-close look at the devastation . Speaking with...
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Wednesday, June 10, 2015 - 12:00pm
'You're Outta Here, Son': Josh Fox Kicked Off Fox News Over Fracking Report
Josh Fox, an environmental activist and director of the Academy Award-nominated documentary Gasland , on Monday joined Fox News host Stuart Varney to discuss a recent government report on the effects of fracking on groundwater and the media's misleading coverage of its findings, as well as Varney's...
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Sunday, May 31, 2015 - 4:00pm
As Deadline Looms for Iran Talks, Kerry Breaks a Leg
A day after Tehran rejected a key Western demand for nuclear site inspections, US Secretary of State John Kerry broke his right femur in a cycling accident in Scionzier, France, on Sunday morning, State Department spokesman John Kirby said. After spending Sunday in a Geneva hospital, Kerry is to be...
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Sunday, May 31, 2015 - 1:15pm
Greenwald: Obama, Media 'Irresponsible' for Scaring Public Over Patriot Act
The Patriot Act will expire at midnight tonight unless Congress takes action today. Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) pledged Saturday to “force the expiration” of the goverment spying laws - ensuring that they would lapse, despite a rare 4 PM Sunday Senate session to try and make one last attempt at renewing...
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Saturday, May 30, 2015 - 3:45pm
FDA: Nebraska Governor Can't Import Execution Drug
Nebraska Republican Gov. Pete Ricketts says that last week's repeal of the Nebraska death penalty by the state's Legislature won't stop him from executing the 10 people still on Nebraska's death row. Ricketts says the state will soon have the three drugs it needs to administer lethal injection that...
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Saturday, May 30, 2015 - 3:00pm
Swedish Dads Told to Take Three Months Paternity Leave
Sweden is planning to introduce a third month of paid parental leave reserved for fathers as of 2016, in a bid to further increase gender equality, the country’s government has just announced. The country's Left Party is hoping for more individualized paid time off for new parents, according to...
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Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 5:00pm
All 6 Baltimore Police Officers Indicted Over Death of Freddie Gray
Baltimore City state's attorney Marilyn Mosby announced late Thursday afternoon that all six police officers have been indicted in the death of Freddie Gray. The officers will be arraigned on July 2, said Mosby. The Associated Press reports : The charges returned by the grand jury were similar to...
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Tuesday, May 19, 2015 - 9:15am
Pentagon Spin on ISIS Victory in Iraqi City of Ramadi Called 'Delusional'
Statements from the Pentagon and the Obama administration attempting to downplay the significance of the defeat of Iraqi forces by Islamic State fighters in the city of Ramadi in recent days is being called "ludicrous" and "delusional" by military experts, according to reporting by McClatchy. The...
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Friday, May 15, 2015 - 3:00pm
In 'Cruel and Inhuman' Verdict, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Sentenced to Death
A federal jury sentenced Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death on Friday. The 21-year-old was convicted last month of 30 charges stemming from his role in the Boston Marathon bombing. The jury of seven women and five men took 14 and a half hours over three days to render its decision. According to the Boston...
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