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Breaking News: Obama's planned executive action on immigration is his 2014 midterm strategy
   
Posted by: JOHN-THOMAS DIDYMUS SelectMedia

Washington :: DC :: USA | updated 2014-07-28 07:37:01 -0700 | political-news

Analysts are saying that the Obama administration's plan to take new executive action on immigration is a tactic aimed at goading Republicans into making a move that could backfire in the coming midterm elections. With Democrats facing an uphill task...
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Breaking News: With first lady's help, Democrats launch effort to boost voter turnout
   
Posted by: Punditty

Washington :: DC :: USA | updated 2014-07-28 07:28:54 -0700 | political-news

Other than President Barack Obama’s 2012 re-election, Democrats haven’t had a lot to cheer about since he assumed the presidency in January 2009. If first lady Michelle Obama has anything to say about it, the party’s faithful will be cheering...
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Breaking News: How much do you know about your prescription drugs?
   
Posted by: Elizabeth Renter

Raleigh :: NC :: USA | updated 2014-07-28 05:45:25 -0700 | health-news

Approximately 70 percent of Americans are on at least one prescription medication, but there’s a good chance that the majority of them aren’t fully informed of the risks involved with taking their drug(s) of choice. With “at least” 1.5 million...
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Breaking News: Understanding Putin: A KGB 'thug' in the Kremlin (Part 3)
   
Posted by: JOHN-THOMAS DIDYMUS

Moscow :: Russia | updated 2014-07-28 08:05:39 -0700 | disasters-news

Author's note: This concludes a three-part series. You may view Part 2 here. Commentary Putin is unlikely to back down in his confrontation with the West over Ukraine while he enjoys the overwhelming support of the Russian people who see...
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Breaking News: River in China turns blood red overnight; biblical curse or simpler explanation?
   
Posted by: tjlarson SelectMedia

Zhenjiang :: China | updated 2014-07-28 03:51:07 -0700 | disasters-news

Citizens of China's Zheijang province were shocked to awaken to see a river that had suddenly turned the color of blood, according to an NBC News report. People living near the river said that around 5 a.m., local time, the...
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Breaking News: Florida representative mistakes dark-skinned US diplomats for foreigners
   
Posted by: Herbert Dyer, Jr. SelectMedia

Washington :: DC :: USA | updated 2014-07-28 07:11:13 -0700 | political-news

"I made a mistake in speaking before being fully briefed and I apologize. I’m a quick study, but in this case I shot an air ball.” - Rep. Curt Clawson Florida freshman Rep. Curt Clawson (R) replaced Trey Radel, the...
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Breaking News: ‘Perfect storm' of events caused dinosaur wipeout
   
Posted by: Robert Myles

Edinburgh :: United Kingdom | updated 2014-07-28 07:20:54 -0700 | technology-news

And if that perfect storm hadn’t come about, say scientists, dinosaurs might still be with us today — except their continued existence might have meant a very different “us” having evolved — if at all. According to new research from...
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Breaking News: New York Times editorial calls for legalizing marijuana but omits one important word
   
Posted by: Punditty

New York City :: NY :: USA | updated 2014-07-27 21:59:47 -0700 | political-news

Commentary In a Sunday Opinion page editorial, “End Prohibition, Again,” The New York Times called for the federal government to legalize cannabis, more commonly known as marijuana. Cannabis has been illegal under federal law since the 1930s and has been...
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Breaking News: Should the Red Sox trade Jon Lester to the Dodgers for Matt Kemp?
   
Posted by: Darren Pare SelectMedia

Boston :: MA :: USA | updated 2014-07-27 19:09:56 -0700 | sports-news

As the days before the Major League Baseball trade deadline dwindle down, more and more big names seem to be bandied about. The latest rumor is a huge trade that would have All-Star Boston Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester headed...
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Breaking News: Reasonable doubt: The anatomy of a conspiracy theory
   
Posted by: tjlarson SelectMedia

Colorado Springs :: CO :: USA | updated 2014-07-28 06:56:55 -0700 | disasters-news

Commentary Unless there is firsthand knowledge of an event, belief hinges upon the credibility of the information. This is fertile ground from which conspiracy theories spring. In the Internet age, we have unfettered access to events as they take place....
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Breaking News: Ban Russia from hosting 2018 World Cup — UK deputy PM
   
Posted by: Robert Myles

London :: United Kingdom | updated 2014-07-28 07:56:36 -0700 | political-news

The UK’s Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has demanded Russia be stripped of its scheduled hosting of the 2018 World Cup soccer finals. The call was made by the leader of the UK’s Liberal-Democrats, the government coalition partner of UK...
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Breaking News: Earth barely escaped solar storm disaster in July 2012, NASA says
   
Posted by: Punditty

Houston :: TX :: USA | updated 2014-07-28 07:20:56 -0700 | technology-news

Natural disasters can strike when least expected, leaving trails of death and destruction and throwing communities into chaos as survivors pick up the pieces and try to rebuild. From tornadoes to typhoons to tsunamis, weather developments on Earth can literally...
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Breaking News: Gaza death toll from Israeli assault tops 1,000 as new bodies discovered
   
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Gaza :: Palestine | updated 2014-07-28 07:51:09 -0700 | disasters-news

Palestinian medical crews say they have pulled over 100 bodies from the rubble, using the short humanitarian truce to enter areas that were too dangerous to reach during the fighting. As a 12-hour humanitarian cease-fire between Palestinian resistance factions and...
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Breaking News: US military intelligence director pessimistic about Mideast peace
   
Posted by: Nathan Salant

Aspen :: CO :: USA | updated 2014-07-28 08:05:41 -0700 | spirituality-religion-news

Israel might face an even greater threat from the Gaza Strip if the ruling Hamas terrorist group was destroyed, a top US intelligence official said Saturday. Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, outgoing director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, told a gathering...
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Breaking News: Visa glitch strands US family with adopted babies in Guangzhou, China
   
Posted by: Anne Sewell

Guangzhou :: China | updated 2014-07-28 03:44:49 -0700 | lifestyle-news

After 18 months of the proverbial red tape, the Norton family were finally able to adopt their two new babies, but thanks to a State Department computer glitch, the family is stuck in Guangzhou, China, as their newly-adopted children have...
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