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Bipartisan House Group Says It's Reached Immigration Deal

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Members of a bipartisan group of House lawmakers say they've overcome disagreements and have reached a tentative deal to overhaul the nation's immigration system.

Eight Democratic and Republican House members left a two-hour closed-door meeting Thursday evening, saying they would be working on drafting the measure, The Associated Press reports.

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Federal Prosecutors Arrest Uzbekistan National On Terrorism Charges

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Authorities in Idaho have arrested an Uzbekistan national on federal terrorism charges, the Justice Department announced Thursday evening.

Fazliddin Kurbanov, 30, was arrested in Boise on Wednesday, prosecutors say. He is being charged with one count of conspiracy to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization and one ...

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There's No Ignoring This 800-Pound Gator

Thursday, May 16, 2013

You've heard of the 800-pound gorilla in the room that everyone ignores? Well, here's an 800-pound alligator that's getting some attention.

The 14-foot beast, the heaviest ever recorded in Texas, was bagged by a Houston-area high school student last week at a wildlife management area near Choke Canyon State ...

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Report: Problems At Justice Allowed Terrorist Suspects To Fly

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Officials at the Department of Justice didn't share crucial information on some terrorist suspects in the federal witness protection program with the agency that maintains the "no fly" list, allowing an unknown number of them to board commercial flights, a new report says.

"We found that the department was not ...

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Pope Francis Denounces 'Cult Of Money'

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Pope Francis has demanded that financial and political leaders reform the global money system to make it more equitable.

"Money has to serve, not to rule!" the pontiff declared.

As The Associated Press writes:

"It's a message Francis delivered on many occasions when he was archbishop of Buenos Aires, ...

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How Families Cope With Notorious Relatives

Thursday, May 16, 2013

What is it like to be suddenly and irreversibly thrust into the public spotlight for something truly horrible done by a relative?

"I could hear my last name being whispered in the hallway, and I heard 'murder,' just under people's breath," says Melissa Moore, daughter of Keith Hunter Jesperson, ...

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The Obamas Release 2012 Financial Disclosure

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama have released their latest financial disclosure form, which covers 2012.

Their assets are reported in ranges, as per the rules for public officials. Here are some highlights:

-- Assets of between $1.8 million and $7 million, including Treasury notes worth $1 million-$5 ...

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Obama Announces Resignation Of Acting IRS Commissioner

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

President Obama announced late Wednesday that the acting commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service, Steve Miller, has resigned in the wake of a report that employees at the agency engaged in partisan scrutiny of conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status.

The president, appearing for a brief statement at the White ...

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NASA Says Kepler's Planet-Searching Days May Be Numbered

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

The planet-hunting career of NASA's Kepler spacecraft might be near its end.

Astronomers said Wednesday that a reaction wheel that keeps the orbiting telescope pointed at tiny, distant patches of sky to look for Earth-like planets has failed. If they can't fix it, Kepler will be relegated to a ...

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Leaks, Bombs And Double Agents: More On That AP Story

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

The Justice Department's subpoena of Associated Press phone records as part of an investigation into what Attorney General Eric Holder has called "a very grave leak" to the news agency has set off a political firestorm on Capitol Hill, but there's a lot to the AP story published a year ...

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Wal-Mart Has Its Own Plan To Help Bangladeshi Garment Workers

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Wal-Mart says it has drafted its own plan for improving safety at garment factories in Bangladesh rather than join other Western retailers in a legally binding agreement to pay for improved conditions for workers in the South Asian country.

The announcement by the world's largest retailer comes nearly three weeks ...

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White House Releases Complete Benghazi Emails

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Update at 6:42 p.m. ET: Reaction From Boehner's Office

In a statement, Brendan Buck, a spokesman for House Speaker John Boehner, said the emails "contradict statements made by the White House that it and the State Department only changed one word in the talking points."

Here's the statement in full:

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Benghazi Review Board Chair Asks Issa For Chance To Testify

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Former Ambassador Thomas Pickering on Tuesday defended the investigative board he led looking into last year's attack on the U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi, saying he wanted the opportunity to clear up "unfounded" criticisms leveled against it during last week's Congressional hearings.

In a letter to Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), ...

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Road Crew In Belize Destroys Ancient Pyramid

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

A construction crew in search of gravel to use as road filler used its backhoes to level one of Belize's largest Mayan pyramids.

"It's a feeling of incredible disbelief because of the ignorance and the insensitivity ... they were using this for road fill," Jaime Awe, the head of the ...

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Huge Boost In U.S. Oil Output Set To Transform Global Market

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

U.S. oil production is rising sharply and increased output from shale will be a "game changer" in global energy markets in the coming years, according to a new report out Tuesday by the International Energy Agency.

"U.S. shale oil will help meet most of the world's new oil needs ...

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Holder Defends Subpoena Of Journalists' Phone Logs

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Attorney General Eric Holder has defended the Justice Department's actions in secretly obtaining journalists' phone records as part of a probe into leaks of classified material, but said he himself had nothing to do with the subpoena.

Speaking at a news conference on Tuesday, Holder said he'd recused himself ...

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O.J. Simpson Seeks Retrial On Robbery-Kidnapping Conviction

Monday, May 13, 2013

O.J. Simpson, shackled and wearing a blue prison uniform, was back in court on Monday asking for a new trial in the 2008 robbery-kidnapping case that landed him in prison.

The Associated Press described 65-year-old football star and TV pitchman as "Looking grayer and heavier ... flanked by guards as ...

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Associated Press: Feds Secretly Obtained Reporter Phone Logs

Monday, May 13, 2013

The Associated Press news agency says that the Department of Justice secretly obtained two months of telephone records on 20 lines used by its reporters and editors.

The records covered April and May 2012, and according to the AP:

" ... listed outgoing calls for the work and personal ...

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TV Psychologist Dr. Joyce Brothers Dies At 85

Monday, May 13, 2013

Dr. Joyce Brothers, whose long-running television show dispensed advice on life and relationships to her viewers, has died in New York at age 85, according to her publicist.

She died on Monday of natural causes, Sanford Brokaw said.

Brothers, who was a pioneer of the television advice show, first gained ...

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Poll: Americans Split Over Benghazi Issue

Monday, May 13, 2013

Americans appear to be split over the Obama administration's handling of the aftermath from the Sept. 11, 2012, attack on the U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya, that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three others, according to a new poll by the Pew Research Center for the People & ...

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