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California bans commercial crab fishing due to excessive radiation in seafood

California bans commercial crab fishing due to excessive radiation in seafood

on March 28, 2016, 6:42 AM / in International News, National News

(NaturalNews) In November of last year, California state officials placed an indefinite hold on the commercial crab season, in order to protect public health. The reason given by the state was dangerously high levels of algal toxins in the bodies of the crabs. But according to New York radio station 95.1 FM (SuperStation 95), insiders from the California Fish and […]

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Malaysia Detains 15 More Suspected ISIS Members

Malaysia Detains 15 More Suspected ISIS Members

on March 25, 2016, 5:53 AM / in International News, National News

Malaysian police have detained 15 more suspected Islamic State members, who police say planned to launch attacks and tried to obtain chemicals to make bombs. National police chief Khalid Abu Bakar said in a statement late Thursday that the 15, aged between 22 and 49, included four women, a police official, an airplane technician, a mosque cleric and a student. […]

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2 Americans Confirmed Killed in Brussels Blasts: Sources

2 Americans Confirmed Killed in Brussels Blasts: Sources

on March 25, 2016, 5:49 AM / in International News, National News

Two Americans have been confirmed killed in this week’s Brussels attacks, a senior U.S. official told NBC News on Friday. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, did not identify the two people as their next of kin were still being notified. The source did not say whether they were killed during the twin bombings at the city’s airport […]

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Hearing: The Administration’s Plan to Close the Guantanamo Bay Detention Facility: At What Foreign Policy and National Security Cost?

on March 23, 2016, 9:55 AM / in International News, National News

Defense and State Department officials testify today about the administration’s plan to close the detention center at Guantanamo Bay in front of the House Foreign Affairs Committee at 9:30 a.m. Rayburn 2172.

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Trouble in France Leads to Problems Here…..

on March 23, 2016, 9:48 AM / in International News, National News

The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria claimed responsibility for a series of coordinated attacks in Brussels on Tuesday, which left at least 34 people dead and more than 200 others wounded. “What we feared has happened — we were hit by blind attacks,” Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel said at a news conference. Authorities warned a suspect could still be on […]

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ISIS claims responsibility as suspected Brussels suicide bombers identified

ISIS claims responsibility as suspected Brussels suicide bombers identified

on March 23, 2016, 9:01 AM / in International News

The Islamic State on Tuesday claimed responsibility for bombings that killed at least 34 people at the Brussels airport and a subway station. Investigators identified two brothers — Khalid and Ibrahim El Bakraoui — as the suicide bombers at the airport. A third man seen with the brothers in a security photo was identified as Najim Laachraoui, who reportedly fled […]

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Brussels Airport and Metro Explosions: Suicide Attacker Suspected

on March 22, 2016, 8:47 AM / in International News

At least 26 people were killed Tuesday after explosions rocked the check-in zone of Brussels Airport and the Belgian capital’s subway. Officials raised the terror threat level, shut down all public transport in the city and advised locals to stay indoors after what appeared to be coordinated attacks. Belgium’s federal prosecutor said one of at least two explosions at the […]

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The Meeting of the Two… Obama presses human rights in meeting with Raul Castro

The Meeting of the Two… Obama presses human rights in meeting with Raul Castro

on March 22, 2016, 7:52 AM / in International News, National News

President Obama had a historic meeting with Cuban President Raul Castro on Monday and said they had “frank and candid discussions” about the communist-ruled island’s human rights record. Obama also said that he was confident that the U.S. trade embargo against Cuba does not “serve our interests” and would end, although he could not say when. Castro said the two […]

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Explosions kill at least 26 in Brussels

Explosions kill at least 26 in Brussels

on March 22, 2016, 7:48 AM / in International News

Two explosions ripped through the check-in area of the Brussels airport early Tuesday, killing at least 11 people. Another blast hit a metro station, with Belgian metro operator STIB reporting at least 15 dead. Authorities shut down public transportation in the Belgian capital, and raised Belgium’s threat level to maximum. The blasts came as counterterrorism officials search for an alleged […]

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U.S. sends more Marines to Iraq after deadly ISIS rocket attack

on March 21, 2016, 9:03 AM / in International News, National News

The U.S. is sending another detachment of Marines to Iraq after an Islamic State rocket killed a Marine on Saturday south of Mosul, the U.S.-led coalition said Sunday. The statement did not say how many Marines, from North Carolina’s Camp Lejeune, were in the unit being sent. The announcement comes after the Defense Department confirmed that Staff Sgt. Louis F. […]

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Looking to the future…..

Looking to the future…..

on March 21, 2016, 8:51 AM / in International News, National News

TransCanada Corp. is buying Columbia Pipeline Group for $10.2 billion, Reuters reports. TransCanada Corp (TRP.TO), the company behind the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline, said on Thursday it will buy Columbia Pipeline Group (CPGX.N) for $10.2 billion, creating one of North America’s largest regulated natural gas transmission businesses. The deal, valued at $13 billion including debt, comes months after U.S. President […]

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North Korea fires missiles into sea after U.S. ratchets up sanctions

North Korea fires missiles into sea after U.S. ratchets up sanctions

on March 18, 2016, 7:09 AM / in International News, National News

North Korea on Friday launched two medium-range ballistic missiles 500 miles into the sea. U.S. officials confirmed the launch, and condemned it as a violation of United Nations Security Council resolutions. The move came after President Obama this week signed an executive order stepping up sanctions on North Korea over other previous nuclear and ballistic missile tests. Last week, North […]

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American ISIS defector says he made a ‘bad decision’

on March 18, 2016, 7:04 AM / in International News, National News

A young American man accused of joining Islamic State fighters in Iraq said he “was not thinking straight” and made a “bad decision” to travel to a city held by the Islamist extremist group, then instantly regretted it. The man, identified by Kurdistan 24 television as Mohamad Jamal Khweis, 26, said he surrendered to Kurdish forces on Monday because he […]

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Kerry: ISIS Is Committing Genocide Against Yazidis, Christians and Shiite Muslims

Kerry: ISIS Is Committing Genocide Against Yazidis, Christians and Shiite Muslims

on March 17, 2016, 8:30 AM / in International News, National News

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday that ISIS has been committing genocide against Yazidis, Christians and Shiite Muslims. The designation marked just the second time a U.S. executive branch has used the term “genocide” during an ongoing conflict. “Daesh is genocidal by self proclamation, by ideology and by actions,” Kerry said in a televised address using another name […]

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‘Unprecedented’ UN global data gathering to add huge amounts of information for governments to collect

‘Unprecedented’ UN global data gathering to add huge amounts of information for governments to collect

on March 17, 2016, 7:51 AM / in International News, National News

Special Thanks to Jackie for forwarding this: Folks take a real hard look at the second bulleted “measurement”.  I’ve spoken, for years, about how systems education was part of a wholistic or holistic global system.  How many times have you heard some political figure talk about how our education system should produce global citizens for the global economy? Since its […]

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Obama Admin Flouts FOIA Mandates; Government Secrecy at Historic Levels

Obama Admin Flouts FOIA Mandates; Government Secrecy at Historic Levels

on March 17, 2016, 7:12 AM / in International News, National News, Opinion

Everything secret degenerates, even the administration of justice; nothing is safe that does not show how it can bear discussion and publicity.  Lord Acton President Barack Obama’s administration has clamped down on information about the workings of its various agencies so tightly that they function in almost absolute secrecy. This is the claim of Justin Elliott, a reporter for ProPublica […]

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Feds Enlist Schools in War on “Extremist” Children

Feds Enlist Schools in War on “Extremist” Children

on March 17, 2016, 7:06 AM / in International News, National News

In one of its most Orwellian schemes to date, the Obama administration is taking a page from Communist East Germany’s infamous Stasi by asking school teachers to start spying on American students so “extremists” can be reported to the FBI and other law-enforcement agencies. Among others in the federal government’s cross-hairs: pro-life activists, anarchists, environmentalists, animal-rights activists, Muslims, religious students […]

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North Korea sentences U.S. student to 15 years with hard labor

North Korea sentences U.S. student to 15 years with hard labor

on March 16, 2016, 8:11 AM / in International News, National News

North Korea’s highest court on Wednesday sentenced an American tourist, University of Virginia student Otto Warmbier, to 15 years in prison with hard labor after he was found guilty of subversion for trying to steal a propaganda banner. The trial took one hour. Warmbier, 21, tearfully confessed. Before the trial he had said he tried to take the banner as […]

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Putin announces Russian pullout from Syria

Putin announces Russian pullout from Syria

on March 15, 2016, 8:12 AM / in International News

Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered the withdrawal of most of his country’s troops from Syria, justifying the surprise move by saying his country’s mission had largely been accomplished. Putin said the pullout would start Tuesday. Russia intervened six months ago to keep the regime of President Bashar al-Assad from collapsing as it faced relentless attacks by rebel forces. Western diplomats […]

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Merkel gets ‘wake-up call’ in German elections

Merkel gets ‘wake-up call’ in German elections

on March 14, 2016, 9:31 AM / in International News

German voters dealt Chancellor Angela Merkel a setback in regional elections on Sunday, punishing her Christian Democrats in three states in the first elections seen as a test of her handling of a wave of migrants seeking to enter Europe from Syria and other trouble spots. The right-wing Alternative for Germany (AfD), which takes a harder line on immigration, gained […]

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