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Defense Department Reveals Two New Developments In Clinton Email Saga

Friday, September 25, 2015

Updated 6:25 p.m. ET

Friday the State Department revealed two new, unrelated developments related to Hilary Clinton's private email server.

First, the State Department announced that the Department of Defense uncovered a previously undisclosed email chain between former Secretary of State Clinton and retired Gen. David Petraeus about personal matters. ...

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Say My Name: Baby Giant Panda Is Named ... Bei Bei

Friday, September 25, 2015

The baby giant panda at the Smithsonian National Zoo in Washington, D.C., was given a name.

The little guy had some VIP help. The name was chosen by first lady Michelle Obama and China's first lady, Madame Peng Liyuan.

Here's the pool report from the ceremony:

"The panda born ...

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'Simple As That': Boehner Decided To Resign Today

Friday, September 25, 2015

(This post was last updated at 1:31 p.m. ET.)

House Speaker John Boehner will give up his seat in Congress at the end of October.

Boehner became the 53rd speaker of the House in 2011. The Ohio Republican's tenure has been marked by fierce confrontations with Democrats and sometimes with ...

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Pope Francis Tells U.N.: Put Humanity Before Partisan Interests

Friday, September 25, 2015

The pontiff told the United Nations General Assembly that it is critical that the international community act now to solve problems ranging from climate change to poverty and inequality of opportunity.

We have included a video of the speech above. You can view the full transcript here.

This is ...

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The Pope, His Black Fiat And The Symbolism Behind It

Friday, September 25, 2015

The Fiat has been the talk of the town, and everyone wants to get a peek. Theologians say the little car packs a whole lot of meaning: "It's just such a perfect metaphor for his message."

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FBI Investigators Recover Clinton Emails Thought To Have Been Lost

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Investigators with the FBI have recovered a trove of personal and work-related Hillary Clinton emails that had been thought to have been deleted and lost from a private computer server, one source familiar with the investigation tells NPR's Carrie Johnson.

The recovery might mean that those emails may one day ...

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Pope Francis Tells His U.S. Bishops Not To Shy Away From Big Issues

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

In a much-anticipated visit, Pope Francis arrived at the White House Wednesday morning, where he met with President Obama. Francis addressed a crowd of more than 11,000 people.

Francis used his short speech to touch on several topics that he is likely to address during his trip to the U.S., ...

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Pope Francis Arrives At Joint Base Andrews

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Pope Francis has arrived for his first visit to the United States.

The Pontiff's airplane touched down just before 4 p.m. ET. at Joint Base Andrews. President Obama, first lady Michelle Obama, their daughters and Vice President Joe Biden and his wife Jill were at the base to welcome him.

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European Union Approves Quota System To Relocate 120,000 Refugees

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Updated at 3:45 p.m. ET

Despite protestations from some former Soviet bloc countries, the European Union decided to resettle 120,000 refugees through a system of quotas determined by the size and wealth of each country.

As The Guardian explains it, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary and Romania opposed the ...

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Before The Pope Arrives In The U.S., Here Are 3 Stories You Should Read

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Pope Francis, the first Latin American pontiff, will arrive in the United States from Cuba this afternoon.

His three-city visit will be his first to the United States and will be punctuated by speeches to Congress and the United Nations. While we wait for his arrival at Andrews Air Force ...

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Sage Grouse Bird Does Not Need Protection, U.S. Decides

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

The U.S. Department of Interior has decided that the greater sage grouse, a peculiar and distinctly Western bird, does not need protection under the Endangered Species Act.

In a statement, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell said that an unprecedented land conservation effort has already significantly reduced the threats to sage grouse.

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U.S. Sees Uptick In Number Of Children Crossing Its Southern Border

Monday, September 21, 2015

The United States saw an increase in the number of children caught crossing the southern border in August, according to numbers released by U.S. Border Patrol on Monday.

According to that data, its agents apprehended 4,506 children that month, an 8 percent increase from July. That number, however, is ...

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Council On American-Islamic Relations: Ben Carson Should Quit Presidential Race

Monday, September 21, 2015

A leading Muslim civil rights organization has called on Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson to suspend his campaign.

"We ask Mr. Ben Carson to withdraw from the presidential race, because he his unfit to lead," Nihad Awad, the president and founder of the Council On American-Islamic Relations, said at a ...

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Destroying 162 More Homes, Fire Ranks As Fourth Worst In California History

Monday, September 21, 2015

A wildfire burning in Northern California has destroyed 162 more homes, making it the fourth worst fire in California history.

The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said the fire was 69 percent contained but it was still threatening thousands of other structures.

The Associated Press reports:

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The Second GOP Debate In 100 Words (And A Video)

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

If you missed the second Republican presidential debate of the 2016 race Wednesday night, our friends at It's All Politics have wall-to-wall coverage. If you want a quickie, here's a 100-word recap — and video clip — of what happened:

A three-hour debate was dominated by confrontations between Donald ...

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With Hours Left, Oklahoma Court Calls Off Execution Of Richard Glossip

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

With just hours left before it was scheduled, an Oklahoma court halted the execution of Richard Glossip on Wednesday.

Glossip's case, if you remember, became national news because he took a challenge of legality of a new drug cocktail used for executions all the way to the Supreme Court.

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N.H. Public Library Resumes Support Of 'Tor' Internet Anonymizer

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

A New Hampshire public library has voted to continue supporting the controversial Tor network.

The Kilton Public Library in West Lebanon had decided to use its spare bandwidth to serve as a relay for the network. New Hampshire Public Radio reports the library had turned off the relay node ...

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With Congress Virtually Out Of The Picture, What's Next For Iran Deal?

Friday, September 11, 2015

With Senate Democrats successfully blocking a vote this week to rebuff the Iran nuclear deal, the American Congress is now virtually out of the picture.

So, what's next?

As The New York Times puts it, the deal now moves onto the international stage, where it will begin to ...

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Venezuelan Opposition Figure Leopoldo López Sentenced To 13 Years In Prison

Friday, September 11, 2015

A judge in Venezuela has sentenced one of the country's most prominent opposition figures to 13 years in prison.

The judge found Leopoldo López guilty of inciting violence during protests that began on Feb. 12, 2014, and left dozens dead and hundreds injured.

Last November, Amnesty International issued a ...

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Ex-Reddit CEO Ellen Pao Drops Appeal In Gender-Bias Suit Against Kleiner Perkins

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Ellen Pao, the former Reddit CEO who has been embroiled in a high-profile discrimination lawsuit against former employer Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers, says she will pay Kleiner's legal fees and drop her appeal.

"I am now moving on," she wrote in an op-ed on the tech site ...

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