Archive for January 2016

Rights group: Shiite militias behind Iraq revenge attack

Rights group: Shiite militias behind Iraq revenge attack

BAGHDAD –  Human Rights Watch said Sunday that powerful Iraqi Shiite militias were behind revenge attacks against Sunnis earlier this month that erupted after the Islamic State group bombed a cafe frequented by militiamen. The New York-based rights group issued a report saying the Badr Brigades and […]

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Open Thread

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Winds topping 115 mph hit Southern California; 1 killed when tree falls on car

Winds topping 115 mph hit Southern California; 1 killed when tree falls on car

  A Message From Lucianne       Winds topping 115 mph hitSouthern California; 1 killedwhen tree falls on carLos Angeles Times, by Rong-Gong Lin and Alice Walton Original Article Posted By:PageTurner, 1/31/2016 11:36:05 PM A powerful storm moved into Southern […]

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Russell Wilson throws 3 TDs in 49-27 Pro Bowl victory

Russell Wilson throws 3 TDs in 49-27 Pro Bowl victory

Russell Wilson threw three first-half touchdown passes to lead Team Irvin to a 49-27 victory over Team Rice in the Pro Bowl on Sunday. The Seattle Seahawks star, who was the first player picked in the all-star game’s draft, led scoring drives on three of Team Irvin’s […]

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ABC's Llamas to Cruz: 'Did You Pray for Donald Trump or Senator Rubio' at Church?

ABC's Llamas to Cruz: 'Did You Pray for Donald Trump or Senator Rubio' at Church?

On the Iowa caucus eve edition of ABC’s World News Tonight, Republican campaign correspondent Tom Llamas had another lead story that focused heavily on frontrunner Donald Trump, but also featured a bizarre question to Republican Senator Ted Cruz (Tex.) as he was leaving an Iowa church about […]

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Inside the Beltway: The great Iowa stampede now underway

Step aside, the last-minute Iowa caucus stampede is underway. Fourteen Republican and Democratic presidential hopefuls race though Iowa on Monday — their hoofbeats punctuated by speeches, melodrama, proclamations, accusations, vows, handshakes and all the other hallmarks of a ramped-up campaign. In the 48 hours preceding the vote, […]

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Saudi Arabia to Investigate Yemen Airstrike Claims

Saudi Arabia to Investigate Yemen Airstrike Claims

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia—Saudi Arabia on Sunday announced the formation of an independent group to investigate claims of airstrikes that have led to civilian deaths in Yemen, where the kingdom has led a military coalition fighting against Houthi rebels since March 2015. The coalition said it “deeply regrets […]

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Vanessa Hudgens performs in 'Grease: Live' hours after dad dies – VIDEO: The cast of 'Grease: Live'

Vanessa Hudgens performs in 'Grease: Live' hours after dad dies – VIDEO: The cast of 'Grease: Live'

Singer Vanessa Hudgens arrives for the 2015 CFDA Fashion Awards in New York. (Reuters) The show must go on. That’s the message from Vanessa Hudgens, who performed in “Grease: Live” Sunday night – just hours after finding out her father died. Hudgens, 27, announced on Twitter that her […]

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Presidential super PACs lost steam in second half of 2015

Presidential super PACs lost steam in second half of 2015

WASHINGTON –  Sunday is the first time in six months that the public has learned the names of the biggest donors in presidential politics. These contributors give to super political action committees that can accept unlimited amounts of money and are aligned with specific candidates. The 15 […]

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The Latest: Syria says 45 killed in Damascus area blast

The Latest: Syria says 45 killed in Damascus area blast

BEIRUT –  The Latest on the deadly explosion in a suburb of the Syrian capital of Damascus (all times local): 14:45 p.m. The Syrian government says that the death toll from a triple explosion in a suburb of the capital of Damascus has risen to 45. A […]

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