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  • Convicted Spy Jonathan Pollard Granted Parole

    Convicted spy Jonathan Pollard has been granted release from prison by the U.S. Parole Commission, according to a U.S. official. Last week, the Justice Department said it opposed Pollard’s release, saying it “has always and continues to maintain that Jonathan Pollard should serve his full sentence…

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  • Florida Man Arrested in ISIS-Inspired Plot to Bomb Florida Beach, Officials Say

    Harlem Suarez, 23, of Key West, Florida, has been charged with attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction in the United States. “Stopping attacks on our homeland by those inspired or directed by designated foreign terrorist organizations is the highest priority,” the head of the Justice…

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  • Teen Arrested for Murder After 8-Year-Old's Body Found in Recycling Bin, Police Say

    A 15-year-old has been arrested for allegedly murdering an 8-year-old girl whose body was found in a recycling bin in Santa Cruz, California, police said today. The teen, who lived on the same property at the Tannery Arts Center where 8-year-old Madyson Middleton's body was found, took her to his…

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  • What You Need to Know About Outbreak Linked to Cilantro

    A surge of outbreaks related to a microscopic parasite has officials from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration banning all cilantro imported from a Mexican state. Cilantro farms in Pubela have been blamed for causing repeated cyclospora outbreaks in the U.S. in recent years, according to the U.S.…

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  • How Pilot Remembers Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo Crash

    The pilot who miraculously parachuted to safety after Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo disintegrated over the Mojave Desert last year felt as though something was trying to rip his helmet off as he fell to the ground. Peter Siebold’s interview was included in a release today by National…

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  • President Obama: 'I Could Win' Third Term In White House

    President Obama thinks he 'could win' a third term in the White House if term limits didn't bar him from running in 2016. “I actually think I’m pretty good president,” he said today in a speech before the African Union in Ethiopia. Even though he's confident in his re-election abilities, Obama…

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  • Terrorism on Agenda as Ethiopia Welcomes President Obama for Historic Trip

    President Obama kicked off his first full day in Ethiopia as he heads into the second half of his historic trip to East Africa. Obama arrived on Monday morning at the National Palace in Addis Ababa, where he was greeted by Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn.

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  • President Obama: Mike Huckabee's Iran Comments an Attempt to 'Push Mr. Trump Out of the Headlines'

    On his first day in Ethiopia, President Obama waded into the 2016 presidential campaign, criticizing Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee for suggesting the president is trying to push Israelis to the "door of the oven" with Iran nuclear deal. “The particular comments of Mr. Huckabee…

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  • Planned Parenthood President Says Organization Has Broken No Laws

    Following the release of two secretly recorded videos that appear to feature the discussion of the price of fetal tissue involving a Planned Parenthood employee, the organization’s president today said it has done nothing illegal and criticized those responsible for the videos. “Planned Parenthood…

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  • Attorney General Loretta Lynch faces potential minefield with Hillary Clinton email investigation

    The latest controversy over Hillary Clinton's use of a personal email system while secretary of state is not only a possible drag on her presidential campaign, but it also creates a potential headache for Attorney General Loretta Lynch. The inspectors general for the State Department and…

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  • President Obama Urges Kenya to End Corruption, Oppression of Women

    President Obama spoke to thousands of Kenyans who packed a sports arena in Nairobi today, telling them his personal connection to his father’s homeland makes him want to help with their success but also urging the country to end corruption and the oppression of women. "We are going to stand…

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  • Despite Agreements, President Obama, Kenyan President Differ on Gay Rights

    President Obama publicly disagreed with his Kenyan counterpart over gay rights today as he urged African nations not to discriminate against individuals based on sexual orientation. The president made the remarks at a news conference he held with Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, who called gay…

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  • Inside Kenyan School Where Everything Is Named Barack Obama

    Barack Obama is a fairly unique name in the United States, but there’s one place here in Kenya where it's very common. In the village of Kogelo, where Obama’s father was born and buried, two schools are named after the younger Obama -- the Senator Obama Kogelo Primary School and Senator Obama…

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  • President Obama Kicks Off Personal Trip to Kenya

    “I'm proud to be the first U.S. president to visit Kenya,” the president said at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit. His first full day in Kenya culminated in a news conference with the country's president, Uhuru Kenyatta, outside the state house where they discussed gay rights, terrorism, and…

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  • President Obama Reunites With Family in Kenya Over Dinner

    It was a big family reunion when President Obama arrived here in Kenya today. He sat next to his half-sister Auma and step-grandmother Sarah Obama, who was the third wife of the president's paternal grandfather. Obama’s half-sister Auma was among the first people to greet President Obama as he…

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  • New Horizons Catches Dark Side of Pluto

    New Horizons continues to yield a bounty of discoveries, with NASA today showing stunning new photos, including haze and flowing ice on Pluto. Taken seven hours after New Horizons made its closest pass by Pluto, an image released today shows the dwarf planet shrouded in darkness and surrounded by…

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  • Hillary Clinton: IG's Urge Justice Department to Probe Her Emails

    An internal government review of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's controversial private email account concluded that some of those messages contained classified information, senior government officials confirm to ABC News. The inspectors general for the State Department and Intelligence…

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