Japan working to gain ISIS hostage’s release, analyzing video
Jan26

Japan working to gain ISIS hostage’s release, analyzing video

Japan was working Monday to coordinate efforts with Jordan and other countries to save a hostage held by the extremist Islamic State group. Protesters holding placards chant “Save Kenji” during a demonstration in front of the Prime Minister’s Official residence in Tokyo, January 25, 2015.[Photo/Agencies] TOKYO – Japan was working Monday to coordinate efforts with...

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Obama Moves To Protect 1.4 Million Acres In ANWR
Jan25

Obama Moves To Protect 1.4 Million Acres In ANWR

Obama Moves To Protect 1.4 Million Acres In ANWR The Obama administration is poised to set aside 1.4 million acres of coastal land in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, designating core areas of the refuge as wilderness, the White House announced Sunday. The move would prohibit motorized access to the area as well as the construction of roads, and is expected to cause tension...

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Attack On Ukraine Civilians Condemned By John Kerry
Jan25

Attack On Ukraine Civilians Condemned By John Kerry

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry condemned an attack by pro-Russian rebels on civilian neighborhoods in eastern Ukraine that killed at least 30 people Saturday. “I join my European counterparts in condemning in the strongest terms today’s horrific assault by Russian-backed separatists on civilian neighborhoods in Mariupol,” Kerry said in the statement, threatening increased international...

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Netanyahu, Obama: Who said what and when
Jan24

Netanyahu, Obama: Who said what and when

Netanyahu, Obama: Who said what and when by Donald Harrison SAN DIEGO (SDONA) – The rumors and “not for attribution” comments are far outdistancing what U.S. officials have put on the record concerning President Barack Obama’s alleged anger with Israel’s Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu for agreeing to speak before a Joint Session of Congress, now planned March 3. So let’s go back to Wednesday, Jan 21, the day after President Barack...

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Report: ISIS Executes One Japanese Hostage, Offers Prisoner Swap for Other
Jan24

Report: ISIS Executes One Japanese Hostage, Offers Prisoner Swap for Other

Report: ISIS Executes One Japanese Hostage, Offers Prisoner Swap for Other A new video was circulating Saturday that purported to show the murder of Haruna Yukawa, one of two Japanese men held captive by the Islamic State (ISIS). The video was reviewed by the SITE Intel Group, a watchdog of extremist groups. The men’s lives were first threatened early Tuesday morning, when ISIS released a video...

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What about TV is now attracting top directors like Woody Allen, Steven Soderbergh?
Jan24

What about TV is now attracting top directors like Woody Allen, Steven Soderbergh?

Everyone, it seems, had an opinion about Woody Allen signing a deal recently with Amazon to produce a TV series for its video streaming service. Some praised Amazon for aligning with one of America’s most celebrated creative figures. Others worried about the fallout from sexual-abuse allegations levied by Allen’s daughter, Dylan Farrow, in 1993 that boiled… Lucky Team Studio /...

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A tech nerd’s (somewhat reaching) theory behind NFL Deflate-Gate
Jan23

A tech nerd’s (somewhat reaching) theory behind NFL Deflate-Gate

Mark Lee Rollins for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online Even though it seems like it, this isn’t the first time football pressure or football contents have been called into question. In 2012, USC was actually fined for intentionally deflating footballs. This year, even, the Carolina Panthers and Minnesota Vikings were warned about modifying footballs. Then...

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Obama Won’t Meet With Netanyahu In March
Jan23

Obama Won’t Meet With Netanyahu In March

President Barack Obama will not meet with Benjamin Netanyahu when the Israeli prime minister travels to the United States to visit with Congress in March. A White House spokesperson cited “longstanding policy and principal” against meeting with world leaders who face upcoming elections as the onus behind the decision. “Accordingly, the president will not be...

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Japan’s Abe Faces Tough Choices In ISIS Hostage Crisis
Jan22

Japan’s Abe Faces Tough Choices In ISIS Hostage Crisis

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is caught in a difficult situation: he has vowed to save the two Japanese civilians held hostage by the Islamic State militant group while also being pressured to uphold Japan’s efforts in combating terrorism by not giving in and paying ransom. The hostage crisis comes as Abe is pushing for...

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Justice Department to Clear Darren Wilson in Michael Brown Shooting: Report
Jan22

Justice Department to Clear Darren Wilson in Michael Brown Shooting: Report

Justice Department to Clear Darren Wilson in Michael Brown Shooting: Report WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Justice Department is about to close the investigation into the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, and clear the white police officer involved of any civil rights charges, The New York Times reported on Wednesday. The newspaper quoted law enforcement officials as saying that federal...

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Community Colleges Offer a Smooth Transition (Guest Voice)
Jan21

Community Colleges Offer a Smooth Transition (Guest Voice)

Community Colleges Offer a Smooth Transition By Dale Schlundt, M.A. The question of “where do I go from here” can be a daunting challenge for many high school seniors getting ready to advance to the next stage of their lives. The thought of “being on your own”, even if that means living at home while attending college, can be a scary and uncertain time in a young adult’s life. When an individual asks my advice about the next step...

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For ISIS and its ilk, children are now fair game. What hideous innovation will come next?
Jan21

For ISIS and its ilk, children are now fair game. What hideous innovation will come next?

So this is the new face of jihadist terror: an angelic-looking boy, with a tiny frame and delicate features, no more than 10 years old. In the video, in some ways arguably ISIS’s most shocking yet, we see him, shadowed by a bearded jihadist, walk toward two men – and shoot them in the back...

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Obama Focuses on Income Inequality in State of the Union Address
Jan21

Obama Focuses on Income Inequality in State of the Union Address

Obama Focuses on Income Inequality in Annual Address Updated | WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama challenged the Republican-led Congress on Tuesday to break out of the “tired old patterns” of confrontational politics and back an effort to lift the middle class, with higher taxes on the rich and trade deals. Dogged since the start of presidency six years ago by an ailing...

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Scientists may have discovered oldest section of Gospels ever
Jan20

Scientists may have discovered oldest section of Gospels ever

John Hopton for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online Some of ancient history’s wealthier people were lucky enough to be mummified with masks of gold, but for most, the materials had to be much cheaper. One such material was papyrus paper, and in many cases it had been previously been used for writing. Scientists have found...

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‘American Sniper’ Blasts Records
Jan20

‘American Sniper’ Blasts Records

A record-setting weekend for one movie mortally wounded the box office prospects of another. “American Sniper” took in an estimated $105 million during its first weekend in wide release, obliterating the competition and siphoning money from other dramas screening at movie theaters across the country. “We’re looking at something that is unprecedented,” said Phil Contrino,...

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Cartoon: President Obama Brandishes Veto Pen at State of the Union
Jan20

Cartoon: President Obama Brandishes Veto Pen at State of the Union

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Video Shows ISIS Threatening  Japanese Hostages: Demands $200 Million Ransom
Jan20

Video Shows ISIS Threatening Japanese Hostages: Demands $200 Million Ransom

New Video Shows ISIS Threatening Lives of Japanese Hostages A new video purports to show a member of the Islamic State (ISIS) threatening to kill two Japanese hostages. Two men, Kenji Goto Jogo and Haruna Yukawa, appear in the video which is filmed in the same style to those that showed James Foley, Steven Sotloff, and other western hostages killed since August 2014. Both...

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GOP stays stubborn about climate change
Jan20

GOP stays stubborn about climate change

WASHINGTON — We now know that 2014 was the hottest year in recorded history. We also know that President Obama can expect little help from Republicans in Congress — some of them cynical, others clueless — in facing the most daunting environmental challenge of our time. Scientists from NASA and NOAA announced Friday that last year narrowly edged out former record-holders 2010 and 2005 as the warmest since reliable...

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Prosecutor Who Accused Argentine President Of Terror Coverup in Investigating Iran Found Dead
Jan19

Prosecutor Who Accused Argentine President Of Terror Coverup in Investigating Iran Found Dead

Prosecutor Who Accused Argentine President Of Terror Coverup Found Dead (Reuters) – The Argentine prosecutor who accused President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner of orchestrating a coverup in the investigation of Iran over the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center has been found dead in his Buenos Aires apartment, authorities said on Monday. Alberto Nisman, who had been investigating into the blast at the city’s...

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Republicans can’t shake image of old white guys’ party
Jan19

Republicans can’t shake image of old white guys’ party

CORONADO, Calif. — Changing the perception that the Republican Party is the party of older, wealthier, white guys is proving to be tough. Since the 2012 election, when President Barack Obama crushed Mitt Romney among African-Americans, Hispanics and women, Republicans have been engaged in ambitious efforts to be more diverse and minority-friendly. But it’s finding that… image via...

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