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Leading Republican Ryan reconsiders House speaker run: lawmakers
Fri, 09 Oct 2015 23:04:14 GMT
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WASHINGTON/JANESVILLE, Wis. A leading Republican congressman with allies on the right wing of the party, Paul Ryan, is weighing a bid to replace retiring U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner, fellow lawmakers said on Friday as they ...
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Pentagon plans major shift in effort to counter the Islamic State in Syria
Sat, 10 Oct 2015 00:21:09 GMT
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Washington Post
The Obama administration backed away Friday from a blighted effort to train Syrian rebels to fight the Islamic State, as the Pentagon announced plans instead to provide direct aid to existing rebel units it believes have better odds of succeeding ...
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Obama Consoles Families in Oregon Amid 2 More Campus Shootings
Fri, 09 Oct 2015 23:21:54 GMT
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New York Times
ROSEBURG, Ore. — President Obama on Friday flew into this mill town buffeted by the mass shooting at a community college to give solace to grieving families, but politics and two more deadly shootings on college campuses threatened to intrude.
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Northern Arizona University deadly shooting followed fight, police say
Fri, 09 Oct 2015 23:39:37 GMT
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(CNN) A freshman accused of shooting four fellow students at Northern Arizona University has been charged with one count of first-degree murder and three counts of felony aggravated assault. Steven Jones, 18, said "Yes" when a Coconino County judge ...
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Ben Carson: Jewish group talking foolishness on Holocaust
Fri, 09 Oct 2015 19:20:18 GMT
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Washington Post
Ben Carson dismissed as “foolishness” a statement from the head of the Anti-Defamation League that disputes the notion that the Holocaust could have been hindered if Jews in Nazi Germany had been allowed to have guns. Carson, a Republican ...
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Gov. Brown signs bills regulating medical marijuana industry
Sat, 10 Oct 2015 00:51:57 GMT
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Nearly 20 years after voters made California the first state in the nation to legalize the medical use of marijuana, Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday signed a package of bills to regulate the multibillion-dollar medicinal-cannabis industry. The stringent and ...
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Los Angeles orders quake retrofit for many older buildings
Fri, 09 Oct 2015 19:11:21 GMT
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Miami Herald
Thousands of older wood and concrete apartment buildings vulnerable to collapse in a major earthquake would get costly upgrades under sweeping retrofitting rules passed Friday by the Los Angeles City Council. The mandate would affect as many as ...
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Despite early signs of Russian buildup in Syria, US officials caught flat-footed
Fri, 09 Oct 2015 22:01:31 GMT
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Washington Post
Among the first clues that Russia was mobilizing for a military offensive in Syria were requests Moscow began making in mid-August for permission to cross other countries' territory with more and larger aircraft. “We were getting the word the Russians ...
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Israeli Soldiers Kill 6 Palestinians in Gaza as West Bank Unrest Grows
Fri, 09 Oct 2015 20:51:22 GMT
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New York Times
JERUSALEM — Israeli soldiers killed six young Palestinians on Friday in the Gaza Strip, including a 15-year-old boy, as they opened fire to quell crowds that hurled rocks and rolled burning tires close to the fence separating Gaza from Israel, Israeli ...
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Even Hillary Clintons fans dont believe a thing she says
Fri, 09 Oct 2015 23:28:00 GMT
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New York Post
Hillary Clinton revealed on Wednesday that she opposes the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, providing just the latest evidence that she is little more than political ambition wrapped in a pantsuit. Pay attention to the press coverage, because it's ...
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