Jenny Kupperstein

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Bill would ban lawmakers from flying first class using taxpayer dollars

A bipartisan group of lawmakers has introduced legislation aimed at preventing members of Congress from flying first class using taxpayer funds.<p>The bill, titled, "If Our Military Has to Fly Coach Then so Should Congress Act," was introduced by Reps. Paul Gosar, R-Ariz.; Raul Ruiz, D-Calif.; John …

Spokesman: Christie was unaware of traffic scheme

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Republican Gov. Chris Christie's longtime press secretary told state lawmakers Tuesday he's confident his boss and other senior …

Orthodox Jews Protest Upcoming Pope Visit To Last Supper Site In Jerusalem

Hundreds of Orthodox Jews gathered on Monday at a Jerusalem holy site Pope Francis is due to visit during his Holy Land trip May 24-26.<p>The Cenacle is the reputed site of Jesus' last supper, but it also resonates with Jews as the tomb of King David and with Muslims as the place of a 16th century …

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Idaho's Gay Marriage Ban Struck Down By Federal Judge

A federal judge has ruled that Idaho's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional.<p>The ruling, handed down by U.S. Magistrate Judge Candy Dale on Tuesday, followed oral arguments on May 5.<p>Earlier Tuesday, Idaho Gov. Butch Otter (R) filed a preemptive motion asking for an immediate stay if Dale did …

Medal of Honor recipient defied threat of death to help wounded comrades

<b>Politics Confidential</b><p>When former Army Sgt. Kyle White and his platoon came under surprise attack along a remote trail in Afghanistan in November …

Malala to Donate Portrait Sale to Nigerian Girls' Education

Education activist Malala Yousafzai said Tuesday she will donate all the proceeds from the sale of a portrait to Nigerian charities focused on education and advocacy for girls and women.<p>Yousafzai, who was shot in the head by Taliban militant in Pakistan for advocating girls' right to education, …

Michelle Obama's hashtag gamble

When international outrage over the kidnapping of more than 200 Nigerian girls reached fever pitch last week, the Obama administration’s most headline-grabbing public condemnation didn’t come from the Oval Office, the State Department or the Pentagon, but from an unlikelier address: the East Wing, …

Nigeria schoolgirls kidnapping: Boko Haram to announce list of key militants it wants freed

Exclusive: Group that kidnapped more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls will appoint cleric to mediate with government<p>Boko Haram is preparing to announce a list of key militants that it wants released in exchange for its schoolgirl hostages, <i>The Telegraph</i> has learned.<p>Sources close to the group say that …

Missing Nigeria Schoolgirls: Where Boko Haram Gets Its Weapons

Boko Haram is conducting its campaign of terror in the northeast corner of Nigeria and neighboring Cameroon on the cheap, making mayhem with a makeshift collection of small arms, automatic weapons, rifles, rocket- propelled grenades and mortars, experts on the turbulent region say.<p>Most of the …

Brush fires burn hundreds of acres in San Diego, Santa Barbara counties

Driven by hot, dry winds, fast-moving brush fires in San Diego and Santa Barbara counties burned hundreds of acres Tuesday and forced mandatory evacuations in both areas.<p>With even higher temperatures forecast for Wednesday, fire officials throughout Southern California were gearing up for more hot …

Ukraine agrees to talks on Moscow-backed plan for eastern regions

The Ukrainian government has agreed to launch discussions on giving more powers to the regions under a peace plan brokered by the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) – a roadmap backed by Moscow but regarded with scepticism by Kiev.<p>Ukraine's prime minister, Arseniy Yatsenyuk, …

Death toll at Turkey mine blast passes 200

The death toll in a coal mine disaster in western Turkey has risen to 238, the country's prime minister said, adding that the accident would be "investigated thoroughly".<p>At least 80 others have been injured while 120 remain trapped inside the mine in the town of Soma, Recep Teyyip Erdogan said on …