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  • In Kony Hunt, US Uses Pop Music to Court Defectors

    Three and a half years after President Barack Obama sent 100 special operations troops to Africa to help root out Lord’s Resistance Army leader Joseph Kony – so far unsuccessfully – the broader U.S.-supported international anti-LRA team has resorted to using a truly unstoppable force against the…

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  • Dallas Woman Behind Bars for Allegedly Giving Illegal Butt Injections

    A Dallas woman has been arrested for allegedly administering to patients illegal cosmetic procedures -- butt injections -- without a medical license, according to police. Denise Rochelle Ross, known as "Wee Wee," turned herself in to authorities Wednesday because she had been wanted for practicing…

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  • Rand Paul Reverses Stance on Defense Spending by Trying to Increase It

    Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul revealed a new stance on defense spending when he introduced an amendment to the budget that would increase defense spending by $190 billion over the next two years. It is irresponsible and dangerous to continue to put America further into debt,” Paul said on the Senate…

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  • US National Guardsman and His Cousin Arrested for Trying to Join ISIS, Authorities Say

    The FBI has arrested two men -- one of them a current member of the Illinois National Guard -- for allegedly trying to join ISIS, the brutal terrorist group wreaking havoc in Syria and Iraq, authorities said. Army National Guard Specialist Hasan Edmonds, 22, was arrested at Chicago Midway…

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  • Indiana Governor Declares Public Health Emergency in County After HIV Spike

    The governor of Indiana has declared a “public health disaster emergency” after a spike of HIV cases in southern Indiana has alarmed health officials. Gov. Mike Pence made the declaration for Scott County after 71 confirmed and seven preliminary positive cases of HIV were found in the southeast…

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  • Bowe Bergdahl Charged With Desertion, Could Face Life

    American soldier and former Taliban captive Bowe Bergdahl has been charged with desertion over his disappearance from an Afghan outpost in 2009 and could face life in confinement, the Army announced today. As part of the deal, the Taliban five were relocated to Qatar. After Bergdahl's dramatic…

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  • NASA Finds New Evidence of Life-Supporting Ingredient on Mars

    "The discovery adds to the evidence that ancient Mars was habitable for life," NASA said in a blog post. The nitrates are believed to be ancient and likely came from meteorite impacts or lightning events, according to NASA, which was also pointed out that the surface of Mars is currently…

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  • Boston Marathon Bombing: Tale of the Gun

    Three days after the deadly 2013 Boston Marathon explosions, investigators say bombing suspects Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev used a Ruger 9mm semi-automatic handgun to murder MIT police officer Sean Collier, carjack a young businessman, and hours later to fire on police in a vicious gunfight. …

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  • Lawmakers to Question Top Officials about Controversial Visa Program for Wealthy Foreigners

    Republicans in Congress voiced strong objections Tuesday in response to a scathing Homeland Security investigation that found a senior official appeared to give special treatment to politically-connected applicants when he ran a little-known federal program that offers visas to those who invest…

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  • Palestinians to Obama: We Told You So About Netanyahu

    Now that President Obama is calling Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu an unwilling partner in Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, Palestinian representatives in the United States have a simple message for him: We told you so. “Ever since [Netanyahu] came to power in 2009, he did not have any…

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  • When the Pain, Torment of Cyberbullying Lingers Years Later

    Now, Lewinsky is determined not to tiptoe around her past. The issue of cyberbullying even came up on Monday night’s episode of ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars,” when Orlando model Charlotte McKinney shared a few of the nasty tweets she has received while being on the show. Ally Del Monte, 15, says…

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  • Facebook 'On This Day' Lets You Keep Track of Your History

    The social network announced today it is launching "On This Day," a tool that will allow its 1.39 billion users to take a private peek back at what they were doing on this date in previous years. Facebook will begin rolling out the feature today globally.

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  • Top Homeland Official Alejandro Mayorkas Accused of Political Favoritism

    Deputy Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas tainted the image and integrity of the immigration program he oversaw by fostering “an appearance of favoritism and special access” in how the agency treated projects that would bring visas and Green Cards to wealthy foreign investors, a new…

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  • Video of White House Incident Released

    Police in the nation’s capital have released surveillance video from a supposed “crash” at the White House involving a U.S. government vehicle earlier this month -- and the video seems to corroborate statements made by the director of the Secret Service that initial reports of the incident were…

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  • Obama Talks Brainstorming With Cape-Clad Kid Scientists

    The 6-year-old inventors at today’s White House Science Fair are “better brainstormers” than Obama -- at least that’s what the president thinks. The page-turning device -- embellished with multicolored bricks and Lego people -- was “working really well, although you gotta read kind of fast,” Obama…

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  • 'No Evidence' to Back Up UVA Fraternity Rape Allegations, Police Investigation Finds

    Police in Charlottesville, Virginia, unveiled the results today of an investigation into an alleged rape at the University of Virginia and noted that authorities found "no evidence" that allegations detailed in a controversial Rolling Stone article in November 2014 were true. Police said they were…

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  • Ted Cruz Could Be First Canadian-Born US President: Here’s Why

    Most Americans learn early on that you can’t be president of the United States unless you’re born in America. The Texas senator, who officially announced his bid for president today at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, was born in Calgary, Canada in 1970. According to the Constitution, a…

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