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Microsoft is downloading Windows 10 to your machine ‘just in case’

Microsoft is downloading Windows 10 to your machine ‘just in case’

on September 11, 2015, 9:05 AM / in International News, National News

H/T to Jackie… Once the announcement was made, the inevitable was obvious…. Windows 10 was coming and you will succumb to it eventually if Windows was your operating system….  By Chris Merriman   /  The Inquirer MICROSOFT HAS CONFIRMED that Windows 10 is being downloaded to computers whether or not users have opted in. An INQUIRER reader pointed out to us that, despite […]

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Venezuelan opposition leader sentenced to prison

on September 11, 2015, 8:37 AM / in International News

A Venezuelan judge on Thursday sentenced opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez to 13 years and nine months in a military prison for “inciting violence” and other charges. The harsh sentence was likely to worsen tensions in the already deeply divided South American nation. The government of President Nicolas Maduro has said it wants to improve relations with the U.S., but the […]

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Obama orders U.S. to accept 10,000 Syrian migrants in next year

Obama orders U.S. to accept 10,000 Syrian migrants in next year

on September 11, 2015, 8:31 AM / in International News, National News

Here Comes the Flood President Obama has decided that the U.S. will take in at least 10,000 Syrian refugees over the coming fiscal year, the White House announced Thursday. So far, the U.S. has only accepted 1,500 Syrian migrants since the country’s civil war began in 2011. Refugee advocates and some lawmakers said Obama’s move does not go far enough […]

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Senate Democrats clear path for Iran deal

Senate Democrats clear path for Iran deal

on September 11, 2015, 8:27 AM / in International News, National News

Senate Democrats on Thursday blocked a Republican resolution seeking to reject the Iran nuclear deal. The Democratic filibuster ensured that the landmark deal between Tehran and six world powers, including the U.S., would take effect with no need for Obama to veto a GOP vote of disapproval. House Republicans passed a bill saying Congress had more time to consider the […]

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Attention America’s Suburbs: You Have Just Been Annexed

Attention America’s Suburbs: You Have Just Been Annexed

on September 11, 2015, 8:01 AM / in International News, National News, Opinion

Stanley Kurtz  /  National Review It’s difficult to say what’s more striking about President Obama’s Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) regulation: its breathtaking radicalism, the refusal of the press to cover it, or its potential political ramifications. The danger AFFH poses to Democrats explains why the press barely mentions it. This lack of curiosity, in turn, explains why the revolutionary […]

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Another Blow to American Access to Space

Another Blow to American Access to Space

on September 11, 2015, 6:19 AM / in International News, National News, Opinion

Editor’s Note: Neglect of our space assets — in particular rocket engines — is seriously threatening American national security. By Travis Wright The damage caused by ending the Space Shuttle Program prematurely — before an alternative man-rated U.S. conveyance system was available – continues to build up. Not only do we not have an American-led way to get humans into space, […]

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Scientists announce discovery of human ancestor in African cave

Scientists announce discovery of human ancestor in African cave

on September 10, 2015, 7:46 AM / in International News

Researchers have found fossils from a previously unidentified early human ancestor — Homo naledi — in a South African cave, an international team of scientists announced Thursday. The scientists, acting on a tip from spelunkers, found more than 1,550 fossil elements documenting the discovery, including parts of at least 15 individuals. The variety of evidence made the find one of […]

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Queen Elizabeth becomes Britain’s longest-ruling monarch

Queen Elizabeth becomes Britain’s longest-ruling monarch

on September 9, 2015, 8:11 AM / in International News

Queen Elizabeth II becomes Britain’s longest reigning monarch on Wednesday. She took the throne at age 25 as her nation was struggling to recover from World War II. Her time on the throne is surpassing the 63 years, seven months, two days, 16 hours, and 23 minutes her great-great-grandmother Queen Victoria ruled. British Prime Minister David Cameron praised the queen, […]

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Meet QT; QE’s Evil Twin

Meet QT; QE’s Evil Twin

on September 5, 2015, 8:10 AM / in International News, National News, Opinion

By Peter Schiff  /  Euro Pacific Capital There is a growing sense across the financial spectrum that the world is about to turn some type of economic page. Unfortunately no one in the mainstream is too sure what the last chapter was about, and fewer still have any clue as to what the next chapter will bring. There is some […]

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US monitoring reports of Russian military operations in Syria

on September 4, 2015, 6:41 AM / in International News, National News

By ANI The US State Department and the White House have said that they are monitoring reports of Russia conducting military operations in Syrian civil war on behalf of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. According to Fox News, the US also warned that such actions could further destabilize Syria’s perilous situation. Reports said that Russian forces were fighting alongside Assad’s army. […]

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Assuring the Obama-Iran ‘victory’ is a pyrrhic one

Assuring the Obama-Iran ‘victory’ is a pyrrhic one

on September 4, 2015, 6:31 AM / in International News, National News, Opinion

By Frank J. Gaffney Jr.  /  Washington Times Republicans’ deficient leadership in Congress has President Obama poised to foist on all of us a nightmarish nuclear deal with Iran with the votes of only a small, partisan minority in the U.S. Senate. Worse yet, the president and his Senate allies now are planning a filibuster that will prevent any vote […]

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Obama lines up enough votes to seal Iran deal

Obama lines up enough votes to seal Iran deal

on September 3, 2015, 8:11 AM / in International News, National News

Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Maryland) announced Wednesday that she would support the Iran nuclear deal, giving President Obama the 34th and final Senate vote he needed to sustain a veto of a Republican-sponsored resolution rejecting the agreement. House and Senate majorities plan to vote against the deal between Iran and six world powers, which requires Tehran to curb its nuclear program […]

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Obama comes within one Senate vote of clinching Iran nuclear deal; Bob Casey of Pennsylvania and Chris Coons of Delaware Cave

Obama comes within one Senate vote of clinching Iran nuclear deal; Bob Casey of Pennsylvania and Chris Coons of Delaware Cave

on September 2, 2015, 8:16 AM / in International News, National News

Two more Democratic senators lined up to back the Iran nuclear deal on Tuesday, putting President Obama one vote away from the support he needs to sustain a veto of a bill aiming to block the landmark agreement. The senators, Bob Casey of Pennsylvania and Chris Coons of Delaware, made their announcement a week before the Senate is scheduled to […]

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Cheapening, Devaluing, and Diluting Citizenship

Cheapening, Devaluing, and Diluting Citizenship

on September 2, 2015, 6:32 AM / in International News, National News

Editor’s Note: What makes a person “American” runs much deeper than legal status or outward appearances Yusef is a five-year-old United States citizen. His parents aren’t U.S. citizens. He speaks no English. He doesn’t dress or act like an American. He doesn’t remember America. Abdul is Yusef’s brother and also a U.S. citizen. He understands very little English. He speaks, […]

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Turkish court arrests three Vice News journalists covering Kurdish insurgents

on September 1, 2015, 7:19 AM / in International News

A Turkish court on Monday ordered three Vice News journalists to be formally arrested on terrorism-related charges. The journalists — Iraqi national Mohammed Ismael Rasool, and Britons Jake Hanrahan and Philip Pendlebury — were detained covering Kurdish insurgents in the country’s southeast. The court said they had knowingly helped an armed terrorist organization. The New York-based media site called the […]

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‘For the Record’: A Nuclear Iran Would Immediately Become a Threat to Americans

on August 31, 2015, 7:39 AM / in International News, National News

By Tom Orr   / The Blaze Opponents of the Iran nuclear deal from both parties have argued against the process used to approve the agreement. Iran’s history of failing to uphold existing treaties and agreements has been put in the spotlight, as has the direct threat to the state of Israel. However, many military experts warn that a nuclear Iran is […]

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Renowned neurologist Oliver Sacks dies at 82

Renowned neurologist Oliver Sacks dies at 82

on August 30, 2015, 9:58 AM / in International News, National News

British neurologist and author Oliver Sacks died at 82 on Sunday, months after being diagnosed with terminal eye cancer. Sacks was a practicing doctor and a professor of neurology at New York University. He was also well-known for his best-selling books, including The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and An Anthropologist on Mars. Awakenings, his autobiographical account […]

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Pope Francis Refuses Gay Ambassador, Gender Theory is an ‘Error’

Pope Francis Refuses Gay Ambassador, Gender Theory is an ‘Error’

on August 29, 2015, 10:36 AM / in International News

by Alice Greene   /  The Post Pope Francis may have put his liberal reputation at stake when he refused the nomination of gay French ambassador Laurent Stefanini. His action doesn’t come as a surprise considering how may times the pontiff has refuted gender theory, even comparing it to Nazi propaganda. Laurent Stefanini, widely respected among French Catholics, serves President Francois […]

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NASA picks New Horizons’ post-Pluto destination

NASA picks New Horizons’ post-Pluto destination

on August 29, 2015, 10:34 AM / in International News, National News

NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft, which flew by Pluto in July, has a new destination picked out. The mission team plans to take the probe to 2014 MU69, a small object in the Kuiper Belt, almost 1 billion miles beyond the dwarf planet. If the mission team receives final approval from NASA, the probe would reach its icy destination Jan. 1, […]

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British ISIS hacker reportedly killed in Syria drone strike

British ISIS hacker reportedly killed in Syria drone strike

on August 28, 2015, 9:23 AM / in International News

British hacker Junaid Hussain, a leading member of the Islamic State unit that broke into the United States Central Military Command’s Twitter and YouTube accounts this year, was killed this week in a drone strike on his car in Syria, U.S. officials said Thursday. Hussain, 21, also was a central figure in ISIS’ social media recruitment efforts. Hussain served six […]

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