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Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 3:30pm
In First Interview, Darren Wilson Declares He Has a 'Clear Conscience'
In his first media interview since he shot and killed an unarmed black teenager on August 9, Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson said he "was sorry for the loss of Michael Brown's life" and "understands the grief of Michael Brown’s parents" but "he has a clean conscience over his actions that day...
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Sunday, November 23, 2014 - 2:00pm
Sanders Joins Warren in Opposing Obama's Wall Street Nominee for Treasury
U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) announced Sunday that he intends to join Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Ma.) in opposing the confirmation of Wall Street investment banker Antonio Weiss to be Undersecretary of Domestic Finance at the Treasury Department. Last week President Obama nominated Weiss, head of...
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Sunday, November 23, 2014 - 11:00am
'No Deal' as Iran Nuclear Talks Face Deadline
Iran says it is now impossible to reach a deal by Monday's deadline to reach a comprehensive deal with world powers aimed at resolving the stand-off over Tehran's nuclear ambitions, the Iranian Students News Agency ISNA reported on Sunday. "Considering the short time left until the deadline and...
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Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 2:15pm
Endless War: Obama Secretly Extends US War on Afghanistan
Last May 27, in an announcement in the White House Rose Garden, President Obama said: "2014, therefore, is a pivotal year. Together with our allies and the Afghan government, we have agreed that this is the year we will conclude our combat mission in Afghanistan... America’s combat mission will be...
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Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 9:45pm
In Speech, Obama Explains Plan for Executive Action on Immigration
President Obama delivered a televised address from the White House on Thursday night in which explained his plans to take a series of executive actions on immigration policy, including new rules to grant work permits and temporary reprieves from deportation to as many as five million undocumented...
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Sunday, November 16, 2014 - 8:30am
US Aid Worker Peter Kassig, Syrian Soldiers Reportedly Killed by ISIS
The Islamic State (ISIS) has reportedly released a video that shows the beheading deaths of several of its hostages, including U.S. aid worker Peter Kassig and a number of captured Syrian soldiers. Kassig, a 26-year-old from Indiana, had been held hostage by ISIS for over a year and went by the...
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Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 3:15pm
Ahead of Grand Jury Announcement, Are Ferguson Police 'Getting Ready for War'?
Ahead of the announcement of the grand jury's decision in the Michael Brown case, dozens of local organizations say they are preparing for a safe and unified community response. But remarks made yesterday add to fears that local and state authorities are taking a different approach. In this series...
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Friday, November 7, 2014 - 3:15pm
Obama OKs 1,500 More Troops to Iraq
Developing ... President Obama authorized on Friday an additional 1,500 troops to be sent to Iraq, the Associated Press and CNN are reporting. The additional forces, which would bring the number of U.S. troops there to roughly 3,000, would carry out advising and training of Iraqi security forces, U...
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Friday, November 7, 2014 - 2:00pm
Critics Slam US Military's 'Disturbing' Praise for Israel's Gaza Offensive
Critics say it is "shameful" that a high-ranking U.S. military official suggested the Pentagon can learn lessons from Israel's 50-day attack on Gaza this summer. According the Jerusalem Post , Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Martin Dempsey made statements Thursday praising the Israeli Defense...
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Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 6:15am
Republicans Take Control: Senate Takeover, House Gains, Governor Surge
The Republican Party experienced many more victories than losses on Tuesday's Election Day, winning more than enough seats to take control of the U.S. Senate and increase its majority in the U.S. House of Representatives. The GOP also won at the state-level, as the party's gubernatorial candidates...
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