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Gun control advocates push to take firearms from those accused of threatening violence

Domestic abusers are not allowed to have guns. But gun control advocates want to expand that federal law to include those who merely have been accused of threatening violence -- by prohibiting those under a temporary restraining order from having firearms.<p>Second Amendment supporters say these bills …

Arizona Official Pressured To Resign After Calling Welfare Recipients 'Lazy Pigs'

Arizona state schools Superintendent John Huppenthal (R) is facing mounting pressure to resign from his post after he admitted to authoring numerous incendiary posts across several political blogs starting in late 2010.<p>Last week, Huppenthal acknowledged that in 2010 he anonymously posted online …

Nigeria kidnapping: 60 girls and women, 31 boys said to be abducted

At least 91 people – more than 60 women and girls, and 31 schoolboys – were abducted last week by suspected<p>Boko Harammilitants, two months after the terror group kidnapped more than 300 schoolgirls in northeastern Nigeria, according to witnesses.<p>Local media reported about 60 people were abducted in …

Iraqi female politician killed fighting Isis

Daughter of prominent Sunni tribal leader said to have wielded RPG against extremists before being shot<p>A prominent female political figure has been killed while personally leading the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham in the north of the country, according to the Iraqi authorities.<p>…

World refugee day: displaced children from Pakistan to Italy - in pictures

Today is World Refugee Day and the number of people forced to flee their homes across the world has exceeded 50 million for the first time since the second world war. Half of them are children

Islamic Army of Iraq founder: Isis and Sunni Islamists will march on Baghdad

Exclusive: Founder of Islamic Army of Iraq who was once described by the US as a top terrorist target, explains how the fight against 'American or Iranian occupation’ has united Isis and other Sunni Islamists in the Battle for Baghdad<p>A top commander of the Sunni insurgency in <b>Iraq</b> has told The …

Iraqi immigrants fear for loved ones back home

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A sobbing businessman in his 30s called a hotline set up by his fellow Iraqi immigrants, desperate to talk to someone after fearing …

Megyn Kelly Dick Cheney interview: Fox News host slams former vice president on Iraq.

Megyn Kelly may not be the subversive infiltrator into Fox News that some had hoped she’d be, but sometimes she does go off the script. It happened …

Kerry on Cheney: 'Please!'

Secretary of State John Kerry isn’t looking for any Iraq advice from Dick Cheney.<p>In an interview that aired on NBC on Thursday, Kerry dismissed the former vice president’s op-ed in The Wall Street Journal that criticized the Obama administration for its handling of the situation in Iraq.<p>“This is …

Obama on Iraq: We Will Be Prepared to Take Targeted Military Action

Pres­id­ent Obama an­nounced Thursday af­ter­noon that the U.S. will be step­ping up its in­tel­li­gence-gath­er­ing and mil­it­ary sup­port to help …

Obama Deploys Troops to Protect Embassy in Iraq, as American and Iranian Officials Meet

President Barack Obama ordered the deployment of up to 275 military personnel “equipped for combat” into Iraq to protect the U.S. embassy in Baghdad …

GOP leader: Obama may act in Iraq without signoff

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and congressional leaders believe he does not need authorization from Congress for some steps he might take …

Far right’s misadventures: A brief history of the 2014 GOP primary season, so far

<b>Eric Cantor, Dave Brat (AP)</b><p>Since there are no primaries this week, let’s look back on the season so far. Idiocy and dumb “narratives” for all!<p>Jim Newell<p>June 18, 2014 3:18pm (UTC)<p>Did something seem a bit... off?... to you yesterday?<p>For whatever reason, the usual spring-summer Tuesday stories about …

Beck admits: Liberals got Iraq right

Glenn Beck is admitting he was wrong and liberals were right for opposing the invasion of Iraq.<p>“[Liberals] said we couldn’t force freedom on people,” Beck said at the start of his Tuesday radio show. “Let me lead with my mistakes. You were right. Liberals, you were right, we shouldn’t have.”<p>Beck’s …

Hillary Clinton notes distance from Obama on Syria rebels | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Potential Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton pointed out her differences with President Barack Obama on Tuesday over his decision not to arm moderate Syrian rebels, as neighboring Iraq struggles to cope with extremist spillover from Syria.<p>Former U.S. Secretary …

Rove: Bill revealed Hillary health

Karl Rove is continuing to raise questions about Hillary Clinton’s health and says Bill Clinton is the one who revealed new details about the extent of her lengthy recovery.<p>“She has a problem with the fact that I said she had a serious health incident and that I thought it would be a bigger part of …

What's Next For Iraq?

<b>This post was updated at 9:40 p.m. ET to reflect the Obama administration's pressure on the Iraqi government.</b><p>A week ago, it would have been difficult to find anyone in the U.S. arguing for renewed U.S. military action in Iraq. Now there's a furious debate about what the U.S. should, or shouldn't, …

How To Forget Your Ex Even Existed, As Told By Really Cute Animals

Breakups are hard, but we're here to help. Below, a step-by-step guide on how to forget your ex ever existed and move on for good. The fact that it's illustrated by ridiculously cute animals is just a bonus.<p>It's over. You're crestfallen and life pretty much means nothing to you right now.<p>That's OK. …

Firefighter Who Took In Friend's 6 Kids After He Died On 9/11 Gets Best Father's Day Gift Ever

ABC US News | ABC Celebrity News<p>They were best friends from childhood, which was why when Lt. Vinnie Halloran died on 9/11, Lt. Larry Mack didn’t hesitate to step in and raise the six kids who were left without a father.<p>For his years of devoting his time to the five Halloran boys, and the daughter …