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Dec 27, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Associated Press: A high school basketball tournament on the Northern California coast has become the latest flashpoint in the ongoing protests over police killings of unarmed black men after a school was disinvited because of concerns its players would wear T-shirts printed with the words "I Can't Breathe" during warmups. The athletic director for Mendocino High ...

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Dec 25, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Two Saudi women detained for nearly a month in defiance of a ban on females driving were referred on Thursday to a court established to try terrorism cases, several people close to the defendants said. The cases of the two, Loujain al-Hathloul and Maysa al-Amoudi, were sent to the anti-terrorism ...

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Dec 25, 2014 No Comments ›› Shannon Silver

Excerpted from USA Today: If all you want for Christmas is some online video gaming, you may feel like you got coal in your stocking. Online game networks Xbox Live and PlayStation Network have been offline much of Christmas Day in an apparent DDos (distributed denial of service) attack. Taking credit for the takedown: a group called ...

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Dec 24, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Excerpted from The Weekly Standard: Vice President Joe Biden will attend the funeral of a slain NYPD officer, the White House announced. “The President has asked Vice President Biden to attend the service for Officer Rafael Ramos and is grateful that the Vice President and Dr. Jill Biden will be traveling to New York City to ...

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Dec 24, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Associated Press: Former President George H.W. Bush was hospitalized on Tuesday evening after experiencing what a spokesman called a "shortness of breath." Bush, 90, was taken by ambulance to Houston Methodist Hospital Tuesday evening as a precaution. The former president will remain there under observation. In late 2012, he was admitted to the hospital with a bronchitis-related ...

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Dec 21, 2014 No Comments ›› Infidel Alie

Excerpted from CNN: At one point, it looked like Sony was bowing to hackers' wishes that "The Interview" never be shown. But that's not so, says an attorney for Sony Pictures. "Sony only delayed this," attorney David Boies said on Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press." He was speaking of Sony (SNE)'s decision to cancel the Christmas Day ...

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Dec 21, 2014 No Comments ›› Infidel Alie

(CNN) -- North Korea is accusing the U.S. government of being behind the making of the movie "The Interview." And, in a dispatch on state media, the totalitarian regime warns the United States that U.S. "citadels" will be attacked, dwarfing the hacking attack on Sony that led to the cancellation of the film's release. While steadfastly denying ...

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Dec 20, 2014 No Comments ›› Spit Stixx

Excerpted from Politico: This time eight years ago, Barack Obama and his staff were in the final stages of preparing to launch a presidential campaign. So was pretty much everyone else. The midterms were done, the opposition party had ridden a wave to a wipe-out. The political world was already looking past President George W. Bush. ...

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Dec 19, 2014 No Comments ›› Infidel Alie

Excerpted from CNN: Sony Entertainment CEO Michael Lynton, denying that the studio had "caved" by scrapping next week's opening of "The Interview," fired back Friday after President Obama said the studio had "made a mistake." In an exclusive interview with CNN's Fareed Zakaria, Lynton also reopened the door to a future release of the controversial comedy, ...

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Dec 19, 2014 No Comments ›› Jake Hammer

Excerpted from Fox News: Eight dead children and a woman suffering from serious stab wounds were found inside a northern Australian home Friday, Australian police say. The children, with ages ranging from 18 months to 15 years, were stabbed to death at the house in Cairns, a suburb of Manoora, The Guardian reports Queensland state police were ...

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Dec 18, 2014 No Comments ›› Darby Crash

Excerpted from The Hill: A Treasury inspector general will likely conclude its search for former IRS official Lois Lerner’s missing emails “in the next several weeks,” John Koskinen, the agency’s commissioner, said Thursday. Once Treasury’s inspector general for tax administration is finished, the Senate Finance Committee would be able to put the final touches on ...

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Dec 18, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from Truth Revolt: The president, widely described by pro-Israel groups as the “least friendly to the Jewish state since its founding,” believes that he is Jewish in his “soul.” The president's nebulous declaration of faith was recorded by the Jewish Journal’s David Suissa, who, while attempting to approach the president to ask him if he ...

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Dec 18, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from NRO: The three Cuban spies traded to the Castro regime in exchange for American contractor Alan Gross and a U.S. spy went far beyond the usual political or economic espionage carried out by foreign agents. In fact, the Communist agents were engaged in detailed reconnaissance against U.S. military bases in south Florida, and ...

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Dec 17, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from NRO: President Obama’s decision to normalize relations with Communist Cuba has infuriated Cuban immigrants in Florida, says newly elected Republican congressman Carlos Curbelo. His district, which was represented by Democrat Joe Garcia before Curbelo won election in November, makes up the tip of Florida, south of Miami, and is home to a large share ...

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Dec 16, 2014 No Comments ›› Darby Crash

Oh, just an average Monday night, sitting on the patio, watching black helicopters (with no lights on) fly overhead....— catherine downes (@catdownes) December 16, 2014 A search of "helicopters" & "Dallas" make it clear that 7 or 8 #blackedout stealth-style helicopters have been buzzing down/uptown.— Daniel Rodrigue (@danielrodrigue) December 16, 2014 Dallas NBC: If you think you've ...

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Dec 16, 2014 No Comments ›› Helen Wheels

Excerpted from The New York Times: With visible and vocal far-right protests against foreigners swelling in Germany in recent weeks, Chancellor Angela Merkel forcefully denounced the demonstrations on Monday, affirming that the country has both a special obligation and a desire to welcome anyone in need of sanctuary. More than 150,000 people sought asylum in Germany ...

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Dec 15, 2014 No Comments ›› Jake Hammer

Excerpted from The Hill: Gun control and public health groups were quick to cheer the Senate’s decision Monday to confirm Dr. Vivek Murthy as the next surgeon general. Murthy, a Harvard and Yale-educated physician, was narrowly confirmed by the Senate after more than a year of delays over his stance on gun control. The Brady Campaign to ...

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Dec 15, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Excerpted from Fox News: Law school exams often present legal conundrums ripped from headlines of the day, but one UCLA law professor is apologizing for basing a test question on what is apparently a taboo subject -- the fallout from the police shooting of a black man in Ferguson, Mo. Professor Robert Goldstein said the exam ...

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Dec 15, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Excerpted form Washington Free Beacon: Democratic Virginia state delegate Joseph Morrissey, who reached a plea agreement for charges relating to a sexual relationship he had with his 17-year-old office assistant, is yet to decide whether he will resign or commute to work from jail. The 57-year-old Democratic representative for Henrico county was sentenced to 12 months ...

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Dec 15, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Religious leaders and ordinary Australians sought to defuse communal tensions on Monday, after a siege at a Sydney cafe by a gunman who forced hostages to display an Islamic flag raised fears of a backlash against the country's Muslim minority. Within hours of the attack on the Lindt cafe in the centre of ...

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Dec 14, 2014 No Comments ›› Jack Flash

VIENNA (AP) — A Russian loan to France's National Front. Invitations to Moscow for leaders of Austria's Freedom Party. Praise for Vladimir Putin from the head of Britain's anti-European Union party. As the diplomatic chill over Ukraine deepens, the Kremlin seems keener than ever to enlist Europe's far-right parties in its campaign for influence in the ...

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Dec 13, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Excerpted from SF Gate: Richmond Police Chief Chris Magnus, who gained nationwide attention for holding a sign reading “Black lives matter” at a peaceful protest in his city, was criticized by his department’s rank-and-file Friday for doing so in uniform. The Richmond Police Officers Association said members were not upset by the message, but by the ...

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Dec 12, 2014 No Comments ›› Jake Hammer

Excerpted from Harper's Bazaar: In June, Tom Ford, designer and provocateur, made weary fashion journalists in London for the men's shows perk up and do a double take at what was then-called a crucifix/penis necklace by writers. It was equal parts panned as obscene or inspired—a sly allusion to fascinus charms favored during the Roman ...

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Dec 12, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

TUCSON, ARIZ. — (AP) Jose Manuel Marino-Najera was hiding behind brush in the southern Arizona desert with a nearly 50-pound load of marijuana when a U.S. Border Patrol K-9 found him. He was arrested, but not before the dog bit him in the arm. More than a year later, after serving time in prison, Marino-Najera is suing ...

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Dec 11, 2014 No Comments ›› Darby Crash

Excerpted from Bloomberg: The House passed a $1.1 trillion spending bill after a day of disarray and just hours before U.S. government funding was set to run out. The vote tonight was 219-206. With current government funding ending at midnight, the House then passed on a voice vote a two-day spending measure to give the Senate ...

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