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The Pangs of Congress and the power of a Mosquito / Sex

The Pangs of Congress and the power of a Mosquito / Sex

on February 24, 2016, 10:35 AM / in International News, National News

Federal health officials acknowledged Tuesday that the virus may be transmitted more commonly through sex than previously thought, creating a new wrinkle in the global fight against the disease. The CDC said as many as 14 people in the U.S. could have contracted Zika through sex. Several of the women are pregnant, which puts their babies at risk for a […]

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Cuban leaders’ brother, Ramon Castro, dies at 91

Cuban leaders’ brother, Ramon Castro, dies at 91

on February 24, 2016, 8:09 AM / in International News

Ramon Castro, the elder brother of Cuban leaders Fidel and Raul Castro, died Tuesday. He was 91. Ramon Castro did not join his brothers in the 1959 revolution that led to the establishment of the Communist government led first by Fidel, who stepped down in 2008, and now by President Raul Castro. Instead, Ramon Castro stayed in eastern Cuba and […]

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Ownership by Force: China sends fighter jets to disputed South China Sea island

Ownership by Force: China sends fighter jets to disputed South China Sea island

on February 24, 2016, 8:06 AM / in International News

China has sent up to 10 fighter jets to Woody Island in the Paracel archipelago controlled by Beijing in disputed South China Sea waters, U.S. government sources said Tuesday. China last week deployed surface-to-air missiles to the same island. Admiral Harry Harris, head of the U.S. Pacific Command, said China was “clearly militarizing” the South China Sea. China said the […]

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Bolivians reject constitutional change to let Morales run again

Bolivians reject constitutional change to let Morales run again

on February 24, 2016, 8:04 AM / in International News

Bolivian voters have rejected a proposal to change the country’s constitution to permit President Evo Morales to run for a fourth term, the government’s electoral commission announced Tuesday. With 99.5 percent of the votes cast Sunday counted, the proposal failed 51 percent to 49 percent. Morales, the Andean nation’s first indigenous president, helped lift millions out of poverty by redistributing […]

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God, Conservatism, and Donald Trump

God, Conservatism, and Donald Trump

on February 22, 2016, 6:27 AM / in International News, National News, Opinion

By Trevor Thomas  // American Thinker The recent imbroglio between Donald Trump and Pope Francis brings to mind the real meaning of “conservative principles.” Recently, because of Trump’s comments on immigrants and immigration, and due to his desire to wall off the southern border, the pope himself questioned the man’s Christian credentials.  When asked by reporters for his thoughts on […]

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Syria shrine attack was deadliest in war with 120 dead: monitor

Syria shrine attack was deadliest in war with 120 dead: monitor

on February 22, 2016, 5:49 AM / in International News

Beirut (AFP) – A string of bomb attacks on Sunday near a Shiite shrine south of Damascus killed 120 people, in the deadliest attack since Syria’s war erupted in 2011, a monitor said. At least 90 civilians were among those killed when suicide attacks claimed by the Islamic State jihadist group ripped through the area of the Sayyida Zeinab shrine, […]

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Castro Brothers The Only Beneficiaries In Obama Trip To Cuba

Castro Brothers The Only Beneficiaries In Obama Trip To Cuba

on February 19, 2016, 7:53 AM / in International News, National News

BY MONICA SHOWALTER  /  Investors Business Daily Cuba: Announcing another historic “first,” President Obama said he and the first lady would visit communist Cuba to help improve the lot of the Cuban people. Last time he said that, when he normalized ties, the whip came down. No regime has been showered with goodies the way the White House has heaped […]

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Right Hooks By Mark February 17, 2016

Right Hooks By Mark February 17, 2016

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

Hillary, Bill and Osama — Fact vs. Fiction During Saturday’s GOP debate, Marco Rubio made the point that “Bill Clinton didn’t kill Osama bin Laden when he had the chance to kill him.” Naturally, Hillary Clinton took issue with that factual assertion. “Yes, there was an effort to kill him,” she conceded. “Based on the intelligence that was available, missiles […]

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Boxing champ Manny Pacquiao defends natural marriage, gets pummelled by Western press

Boxing champ Manny Pacquiao defends natural marriage, gets pummelled by Western press

on February 17, 2016, 8:04 AM / in International News

By Steve Weatherbe  MANILA, Philippines, February 16, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – Eight-time world boxing champion Manny Pacquiao is the target of a Western newsmedia blitz misquoting him as having said that homosexuals were “worse than animals.” In his homeland Philippines, Pacquiao is a hugely popular sports figure for winning world boxing titles in eight weight classifications, climaxing with the welterweight championship […]

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U.S. and Cuba sign deal to resume commercial flights

U.S. and Cuba sign deal to resume commercial flights

on February 17, 2016, 7:31 AM / in International News, National News

The United States and Cuba signed an agreement on Tuesday to allow commercial flights to resume between the former Cold War rivals. All flights between the U.S. and the communist Caribbean island now are charters, but by next fall scheduled airline flights will be available for the first time in five decades. First, airlines will bid on routes for up […]

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North Korea seizes joint industrial complex after South Korea closes it

North Korea seizes joint industrial complex after South Korea closes it

on February 11, 2016, 7:47 AM / in International News, National News

    North Korea on Thursday declared an industrial complex it jointly operated with South Korea to be a military zone. A day earlier, South Korea suspended work at the Kaesong Industrial Complex just inside the North’s border in retaliation for Pyongyang’s recent rocket launch and nuclear weapons test. North Korea called that “a declaration of war.” Pyongyang vowed to […]

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Female suicide bombers kill 60 killed in Nigeria

on February 11, 2016, 7:37 AM / in International News

Two female suicide bombers killed more than 60 people at a camp for people displaced by the Islamist group Boko Haram’s insurgency in Nigeria, emergency officials said Wednesday. The woman reportedly detonated their devices in the middle of the camp, after sneaking in. A third alleged bomber reportedly backed out after realizing that her mother and siblings were in the […]

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Obama launches Zika funding push

Obama launches Zika funding push

on February 10, 2016, 7:01 AM / in International News, National News

The Obama administration is shifting into overdrive in the fight against the Zika virus as public health researchers scramble to understand the still-mysterious disease. The White House announced Monday it is seeking $1.8 billion in emergency funding to halt the spread of the virus, which has been linked to thousands of birth defects in other countries. Several lawmakers, including Senate […]

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NORTH KOREA RESTARTS NUCLEAR REACTOR

NORTH KOREA RESTARTS NUCLEAR REACTOR

on February 10, 2016, 6:39 AM / in International News, National News

North Korea has restarted its plutonium nuclear reactor and could be recovering spent fuel in the coming weeks, the United States’s spy chief said on Tuesday. “We assess that North Korea has followed through on its announcement by expanding its Yongbyon enrichment facility and restarting the plutonium production reactor,” Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said in a statement prepared ahead of […]

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‘Error 53′: Your Repaired iPhone Is Dead

‘Error 53′: Your Repaired iPhone Is Dead

on February 9, 2016, 7:55 AM / in International News, National News

H/T to Jocelyn By Jack Nicas  /  Wall Street Journal   A cryptic Apple Inc. error message is informing some iPhone owners that their devices, repaired by outsiders, are dead, in what some people view as an Apple effort to exert more control over repairs to its products. Dozens of iPhone owners are complaining online that when upgrading their phones […]

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Swedish telecom chief to steer web body ICANN to independence

Swedish telecom chief to steer web body ICANN to independence

on February 9, 2016, 7:09 AM / in International News

San Francisco (AFP) – Sweden’s Goran Marby was Monday named head of the body that manages Internet addresses, pledging to uphold checks and balances as it steps out from under US government oversight. Marby, director-general of the Swedish Post and Telecom Authority, will take charge in May of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) as the nonprofit […]

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Video shows men giving suspected Somalia plane bomber laptop inside airport

Video shows men giving suspected Somalia plane bomber laptop inside airport

on February 8, 2016, 9:40 AM / in International News

Somali officials said Sunday that a security video shows a suspected suicide bomber taking what appears to be a laptop computer from two men after passing through a security checkpoint at the Mogadishu, Somalia, airport. One of the men has been identified as an airport employee. The suspected bomber was killed when an explosion blew a hole in a Daallo […]

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U.N. condemns North Korea for rocket launch

U.N. condemns North Korea for rocket launch

on February 8, 2016, 9:33 AM / in International News, National News

On Sunday the United Nations Security Council held an emergency meeting and strongly condemned North Korea for launching a long-range rocket despite international warnings. Pyongyang said it was sending a satellite into orbit, but other nations suspect the mission was cover for a ballistic missile test, in violation U.N. resolutions barring the country from developing missiles capable of carrying nuclear […]

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Venezuela Is Socialist, Senator Sanders. Any Questions?

Venezuela Is Socialist, Senator Sanders. Any Questions?

on February 8, 2016, 7:57 AM / in International News, Opinion

Investors Business Daily Socialism: Like a skyscraper crane about to topple in high winds, Venezuela is teetering on the brink of a horrific economic collapse. It was brought on by one thing: socialism, taken to the hilt. Yet incredibly, neither Bernie Sanders nor his voters make this connection. It’s worrisome that so many Americans see socialism in a favorable light […]

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Greek stock market falls sharply on banking sector meltdown

Greek stock market falls sharply on banking sector meltdown

on February 8, 2016, 7:53 AM / in International News

Athens (AFP) – Bank shares crashed on the Athens stock exchange Monday, losing a fifth of their value within hours, as the government was seen facing an impossible choice between further austerity and social unrest. The FTSEB index of financial stocks was down over 20 percent in midday trading, helping pull the overall market index more than 7 percent lower. […]

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