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Police kill suspected gunman after deadly Copenhagen attacks

Police shot and killed a man in Copenhagen early on Sunday, believed to have been the gunman behind two deadly attacks that left the Danish capital on terror alert.<p>The man is said to have opened fire on officers near a railway station in the capital. Police had been observing an address nearby. …

Obama Not Antichrist, Newspaper Correction Notes

No one can disparage the Lexington Dispatch’s commitment to accuracy.<p>The North Carolina newspaper reportedly published the following correction — which the Houston Chronicle called “one of the nuttiest corrections of the year” — last week:<p>The text reads:<p>Boyd Thomas’ letter Saturday contained an …

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Netanyahu urges Europe's Jews to move to Israel

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has responded to this weekend’s deadly synagogue shooting in Copenhagen by urging European Jews to emigrate to Israel.<p>Netanyahu’s invitation comes despite reassurances from his Danish counterpart Helle Thorning-Schmidt that Denmark’s Jews belong there and that …

Brian Williams Used 'Thuggish Kids' To Dramatize Hurricane Katrina Story

Brian Williams has been accused of many things, but being racist has not been one of them. Yet one of the stories Williams told whose authenticity has been called into question bears the hallmarks of subtle bigotry.<p>That story -- told over the years to various reporters, writers and others -- …

Palestinian divisions emerge in truce talks

The Palestinians appeared divided Sunday as the clock was winding down on the latest Gaza cease-fire, with officials saying Hamas was still opposed to a compromise Egyptian proposal that would ease the closure of the territory, while other factions, including delegates representing President …

Congressional Dems critical of Obama's efforts on ISIS, say 'mission is lost'

Congressional Democrats were critical Sunday of President Obama’s efforts to stop Islamic militants in the Middle East, suggesting the “mission has been lost” and that U.S. troops might be needed in Iraq.<p>The criticism follows Islamic State’s unexpected rise in Syria and deadly run across Iraq, …