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Congress passes 1-week bill to keep Homeland Security open
WASHINGTON —Bordering on dysfunction, Congress passed a one-week bill late Friday night to avert a partial shutdown of the Homeland Security Department, as leaders in both political parties quelled...
February 27, 2015 11:25 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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US, Liberia start 1st formal test of ZMapp Ebola virus drug
The U.S. and Liberian governments have just begun the first formal patient testing of an experimental Ebola virus treatment that's only been used on an emergency basis.
February 27, 2015 04:45 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Georgia News Roundup
UPDATE: Today's headlines are: VMI to honor Georgia Rep. Lewis with humanitarian award - Atlanta area college students travel to Missouri for break - DeKalb police rescue 2 girls after tip about pr...
February 27, 2015 04:20 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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8 shot to death, including gunman, in Missouri rampage
UPDATE: A man who authorities say may have been unhinged by the death of his ailing mother went on a house-to-house shooting rampage in a small town in the Missouri Ozarks, killing seven people bef...
February 27, 2015 04:15 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mexico official: Police capture top capo 'La Tuta' Gomez
UPDATE: Servando "La Tuta" Gomez, a former school teacher who became one of Mexico's most-wanted drug lords as head of the Knights Templar cartel, was captured early Friday by federal police, accor...
February 27, 2015 03:00 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Desperate Afghan avalanche survivors await rescue on roofs
In an endless sea of white, Afghan villagers waited on rooftops Friday, waving in desperation as helicopters swooped low over the avalanche-struck region. All around them, homes, people and livesto...
February 27, 2015 02:30 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Former US Rep. Rick Renzi reports to prison for 3-year term
Former Arizona Congressman Rick Renzi has reported to a federal prison in West Virginia to begin serving a three-year sentence for corruption, money laundering and other convictions.
February 27, 2015 02:00 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ukraine government forces, rebels withdraw heavy weapons
UPDATE: The piecemeal pullback of heavy weapons Friday from the line separating government and rebel forces in Ukraine has boosted the prospects for peace, although both sides are warning of their ...
February 27, 2015 01:30 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cash-strapped Ukraine struggles to keep Russia gas supplies
UPDATE: Cash-strapped Ukraine sought to buy time in its effort to ensure continued gas supplies from Russia, making a $15 million payment Friday to Moscow as it waits for international rescue loans...
February 27, 2015 01:30 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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The big melt: Antarctica's retreating ice may re-shape Earth
UPDATE: From the ground in this extreme northern part of Antarctica, spectacularly white and blinding ice seems to extend forever. What can't be seen is the battle raging thousands of feet (hundred...
February 27, 2015 04:30 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Attackers in Bangladesh hack to death American blogger
UPDATE: A prominent Bangladeshi-American blogger known for speaking out against religious extremism was hacked to death as he walked through Bangladesh's capital with his wife, police said Friday.
February 27, 2015 04:00 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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US rescinds rule requiring judges to move to Guantanamo
A new rule that required military judges presiding over the war crimes tribunals at the U.S. Navy base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to relocate to the remote installation has been rescinded, the Pentag...
February 27, 2015 04:00 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bill Cosby asks judge to dismiss 3 accusers' defamation suit
Bill Cosby's lawyers asked a federal judge on Friday to throw out a defamation lawsuit filed by three women accusing the comedian of decades-old sexual offenses.
February 27, 2015 03:45 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Execution date set for Georgia man convicted in 1992 slaying
An execution date has been set for a man convicted in a 1992 murder.
February 27, 2015 03:21 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Unmasking of 'Jihadi John' as a London lad shocks Britain
UPDATE: The unmasking of Islamic State militant "Jihadi John" as a London lad who had repeatedly been questioned by security services sent shock waves through Britain Friday, with Prime Minister Da...
February 27, 2015 03:15 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Miss America Organization president is stepping down
The president of the Miss America Organization is stepping down after nearly two years at the helm.
February 27, 2015 03:15 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lawmaker reimbursed costs for lavish office decor
Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock repaid $40,000 from his personal checking account for redecorations to his congressional office in the style of the TV show "Downton Abbey," according to financial record...
February 27, 2015 02:15 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Some in GOP say DHS funding lapse not a big deal
UPDATE: Republican leaders eager to avert a partial government shutdown are getting heat from conservative colleagues who ask what the fuss is all about.
February 27, 2015 01:00 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Vatican denounces leaks of documents on finance reforms
The Vatican spokesman on Friday condemned as "unworthy and petty" the leaks of documents detailing power struggles inside the Holy See and the expenditures of Pope Francis' new finance czar.
February 27, 2015 12:30 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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