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Another Nude Painting of Vladimir Putin Seized

NRA annual meeting convenes as gun-control debate rages

HOUSTON – A thousand miles couldn’t keep them away.<p>Bob Kittredge, 73, and his wife drove from Port St. Lucie, Fla., this week to attend the National Rifle Association’s annual convention. They are just two of the more than 70,000 people expected at the event, which opens Friday and runs through …

Missouri legislature passes bill to counteract federal gun control laws

The Missouri legislature on Wednesday sent the state governor a bill that would expand gun rights and declare all federal gun regulations unenforceable, in a response to President Barack Obama's push for gun-control legislation.<p>The Republican-led legislature passed the measure in an attempt to …

Revealed: how US and UK spy agencies defeat internet privacy and security

The NSA files,NSA,GCHQ,Surveillance,US news,World news,US national security,Privacy,Technology,Internet,Data protection,Data and computer security,UK news<p>• NSA and GCHQ unlock encryption used to protect emails, banking and medical records<br>• $250m-a-year US program works covertly with tech companies …

Analysts warn of risk from extremists in Syria

AMMAN — Concerns that U.S. military intervention in Syria would prop up extremist groups affiliated with al-Qaeda were scoffed at Thursday by leaders of Syria's opponents to dictator Bashar Assad, though analysts warn Islamic extremists are growing.<p>"The American strikes are not to destroy the …

Energy Industry: Let Us Frack or the Economy Will Suffer

The boom in Amer­ic­an oil and nat­ur­al gas is help­ing the U.S. eco­nomy and its con­tri­bu­tions could sub­stan­tially in­crease by the end of the …

Oil & Gas Industry

KKK and NAACP Chapters Meet

Texas A&M, Utah players killed in car accident

Texas A&M defensive lineman Polo Manukainiu and Utah defensive lineman Gaius "Keio" Vaenuku were killed in a one-vehicle rollover accident Monday night in New Mexico, the schools confirmed Tuesday morning.<p>Manukainiu, a 19-year-old redshirt freshman, and Vaenuku, an 18-year-old freshman, were …

Vladimir Putin angling photos raise suspicions

It is not the first time Vladimir Putin has used pictures of himself engaged in manly pursuits to burnish his public image, but Russian bloggers say …

Court Rules Against Dallas Suburb That Barred Renting To Illegal Immigrants

Back in 2006, when many municipalities across the country took Arizona's lead passing stringent laws against illegal immigrants, the Dallas suburb of Farmers Branch became a kind of poster boy.<p>With much controversy, the city passed legislation that among other things barred anyone from renting …

500 inmates said to escape Iraqi prisons

BAGHDAD (AP) — Al-Qaeda's branch in Iraq claimed responsibility Tuesday for audacious raids on two high-security prisons on the outskirts of Baghdad this week that killed dozens and set free hundreds of inmates, including some of its followers.<p>The statement from the Islamic State of Iraq and the …

Fringe Factor: Tampons But Not Guns Banned in Texas Legislature

Texas banned feminine-hygiene products in the state house, Pat Robertson wants a ‘vomit button’ for same-sex activity on Facebook, and more from the …

“Why did you shoot me? I was reading a book”: The new warrior cop is out of control

<b>(Public Affairs Books/Jenna Pope)</b><p>SWAT teams raiding poker games and trying to stop underage drinking? Overwhelming paramilitary force is on the rise<p>Radley Balko<p>July 7, 2013 11:00am (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “Rise of the Warrior Cop: The Militarization of America’s Police Forces”<p>Sal Culosi is dead because …

Penn State, Notre Dame and Alabama Could Possibly Play Future Games in Ireland

In an effort to spice up the college football schedule, a few high-profile teams are interested in scheduling a game overseas. Ireland has quickly become a popular location, and programs such as Penn State, Alabama and Notre Dame are intrigued, according to The Score<i>.</i><p>Time to pack those bags.<p>Notre …