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US high court justice gives Guantanamo inmates opening

US high court justice gives Guantanamo inmates opening

on April 22, 2014, 6:04 AM / in National News, News

Washington (AFP) – A US Supreme Court justice on Monday raised questions about the scope of the government’s authority to detain terror suspects at Guantanamo Bay, offering a glimmer of hope to those held for years without charge. The high court refused to hear the appeal of a Yemeni man held for 12 years at the US military prison in […]

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Court rejects Arizona’s appeal in immigration case

Court rejects Arizona’s appeal in immigration case

on April 22, 2014, 6:03 AM / in National News, News

PHOENIX (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear an appeal of a blocked provision of Arizona’s 2010 immigration enforcement law, dealing another blow to Gov. Jan Brewer in her effort to defend the law. The court declined to review the ruling that barred police from arresting people who harbor those living in the United States illegally. […]

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Hitchhike a Plane—and Survive

Hitchhike a Plane—and Survive

on April 22, 2014, 6:00 AM / in National News, News

By Kent Sepkowitz / Daily Beast A 16-year old boy brought respiratory physiology to the front page yesterday by surviving a stint as a stowaway in the unpressurized, non-oxygenated hub of the wheel well in a Hawaii Airlines plane. The airplane flew at an altitude higher than that of Mount Everest—about 38,000 feet compared to Everest at 29,000 feet. The […]

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In Indian mining town, nexus between politics and crime plays out

In Indian mining town, nexus between politics and crime plays out

on April 22, 2014, 5:53 AM / in National News, News

By Frank Jack Daniel BELLARY, India (Reuters) – Stooping to feed grain to a black cow as a religious offering at his unfinished mansion, Indian politician and rags-to-riches millionaire B. Sreeramulu may need help from the gods if he is to win a hard-fought race for the parliamentary seat of Bellary. He faces criminal charges, including attempted murder in a […]

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KY Dem Runs On, Not From, O’care

KY Dem Runs On, Not From, O’care

on April 22, 2014, 5:50 AM / in National News, News

By Jonathan Miller / From the left The Daily Beast Even before the inauspicious launch of the Affordable Care Act, it’s been consensus wisdom among Red America’s chattering class that ambitious Democratic pols should distance themselves—far, far away—from the unpopular President’s eponymous health reform initiative. But while Obamacare remains out of favor here in the Commonwealth—49 percent of Kentuckians in […]

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Biden tells Ukrainian leaders US stands with them

Biden tells Ukrainian leaders US stands with them

on April 22, 2014, 5:46 AM / in National News, News

By NEDRA PICKLER KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden told Ukrainian political leaders Tuesday that the United States stands with them against “humiliating threats” and encouraged them to root out corruption as they rebuild their government. In the most high-level visit of a U.S. official since crisis erupted in Ukraine, Biden told leaders from various political parties that […]

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Treasury secretary to show ‘commitment’ to Detroit in visit

Treasury secretary to show ‘commitment’ to Detroit in visit

on April 22, 2014, 5:42 AM / in National News, News

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Treasury Secretary Jack Lew will visit bankrupt Detroit this week to highlight the Obama administration’s “continued commitment to the city’s revitalization and explore ways to promote job creation and economic growth,” according to an advisory his department released on Monday. Lew will meet with leaders from philanthropic foundations on Thursday to discuss economic development in the city […]

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U.S. Supreme Court to review Jerusalem birthplace law

U.S. Supreme Court to review Jerusalem birthplace law

on April 22, 2014, 5:40 AM / in National News, News

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to weigh the constitutionality of a law that was designed to allow American citizens born in Jerusalem – the historic holy city claimed by Israelis and Palestinians – to have Israel listed as their birthplace on passports. The case concerns a long-standing U.S. foreign policy that the […]

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US plans to sell Black Hawks to Mexico for $680 mn

US plans to sell Black Hawks to Mexico for $680 mn

on April 22, 2014, 5:38 AM / in National News, News

Washington (AFP) – The Pentagon said Monday it has informed the US Congress that it plans to sell 18 Black Hawk helicopters to Mexico for $680 million. Lawmakers have 30 days as of April 17, when they were notified, to raise any objections. Otherwise, the contract will be concluded. The proposed deal — announced a few days before a visit […]

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10 things you need to know today about yesterday, April 21, 2014

10 things you need to know today about yesterday, April 21, 2014

on April 21, 2014, 7:49 AM / in National News, News

1. Huge field lines up to run the Boston Marathon About 36,000 athletes converged to run in the 118th Boston Marathon under tight security on Monday, part of the storied race’s emotional return a year after a deadly bombing at the finish line. The field is the event’s second largest ever — race organizers expanded it so roughly 5,000 runners […]

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Uncle Jay Explains: Apr. 21, 2014

Uncle Jay Explains: Apr. 21, 2014

on April 21, 2014, 7:42 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

Happy Easter, Passover, Earth Day, Patriots’ Day, Take Your Kid To Work Day, Record Store Day and Happy If You Feel Like A Room Without A Roof Day! Somewhere in all of that there MUST have been some actual news … and Uncle Jay explains it

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Patriots Then And Now

Patriots Then And Now

on April 21, 2014, 7:40 AM / in Opinion

This column is archived here. Tomorrow, April 19, is Patriot’s Day. On this day in 1775, about 70 men stood armed on Lexington Green as over 800 British troops descended on the town in route to Concord for the purpose of seizing a cache of arms known to be stored there and arresting two outspoken proponents of American independence: John […]

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Time Bomb Ticking in Your Belly?

Time Bomb Ticking in Your Belly?

on April 21, 2014, 7:37 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

The last weekend in March I experienced some sharp pain and soreness in my abdomen. It continued off and on for a day or two. I decided to have it checked out at the Olympic Medical Center. After a short wait in the emergency room I was taken in for a CT scan of my lower abdomen. A few minutes […]

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“Denial of Disabled Lawyer’s Request For ‘Shadow’ Assistant Wasn’t Bias”

“Denial of Disabled Lawyer’s Request For ‘Shadow’ Assistant Wasn’t Bias”

on April 21, 2014, 7:27 AM / in National News, News

by Walter Olson  / Overlawyered.com How far can an employee go in ADA demands before finally going too far? [Charles Toutant, New Jersey Law Journal] The lawyer, a deputy attorney general known as E.H. in court papers, made 30 requests for special treatment in the course of his first year on the job—ranging from reserved indoor parking, adjusted timing on […]

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Boy Scouts boots church as host after gay leadership dispute

Boy Scouts boots church as host after gay leadership dispute

on April 21, 2014, 7:20 AM / in National News, News

The Washington Times The Boy Scouts of America told a Seattle-area church that it wasn’t welcome to host Troop 98 any longer because congregation leaders have rallied around a gay man who’s serving as cub leader, against BSA policy. The Boy Scouts of America’s newly revised policy allows gays to join as members, but bans gay adults. NBC News reported that […]

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GAO to investigate Hawaii’s Obamacare exchange

GAO to investigate Hawaii’s Obamacare exchange

on April 21, 2014, 7:14 AM / in National News, News

Posted by Hawaii Reporter HONOLULU – The U.S. Government Accountability Office said Wednesday it will investigate Hawaii Health Connector’s spending of its $204 million federal grant. Senate Minority Leader Sam Slom filed a complaint March 27, asking for the investigation. He was the only one of 76 legislators to vote against the establishment of the state Obamacare exchange. Slom pointed out Hawaii has […]

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That’s the Way the Cookies Crumble

That’s the Way the Cookies Crumble

on April 21, 2014, 7:10 AM / in National News, News

Maybe it’s the Point that counts Colorado man has spent nearly $800 battling a lawsuit over $42 worth of Girl Scout Cookies. According to news reports, Tad Osborn bought about a dozen boxes of Girl Scout Cookies and paid for them by check. About six months later, he received a notice saying his check had bounced and that he owed […]

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Whoops! Half of Georgia’s Insurance Enrollees Haven’t Paid Yet.

Whoops! Half of Georgia’s Insurance Enrollees Haven’t Paid Yet.

on April 21, 2014, 7:02 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

by Jim Geraghty From the first Morning Jolt of the week: This seems rather important Georgia insurers received more than 220,000 applications for health coverage in the Affordable Care Act’s exchange as of the official federal deadline of March 31, state officials said Wednesday. Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens, though, said premiums have been received for only 107,581 of those policies, […]

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‘Obamacare Is Working!’

‘Obamacare Is Working!’

on April 21, 2014, 6:46 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

Media swears to Obama’s latest lie. Last Thursday, the president announced the Obamacare debate over for the second time this month. The pretext for his repetition of this talking point was yet another implausible claim concerning the number of people his health care law has helped gain coverage. He offered this new total, 8 million, as proof that further resistance […]

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Obama shuts down debate

Obama shuts down debate

on April 21, 2014, 6:40 AM / in Opinion

By Post Editorial Board / Original Post When President Obama trumpeted the 8 million figure representing people who had signed up for ObamaCare, he didn’t just declare it a victory. He declared the debate over — and told Republicans “it’s well time to move on.” Now, we understand the eagerness of politicians to declare debates over. It’s certainly easier than […]

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