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Libertarians Move In To Make A Small N.H. Town Even Smaller

Maureen O'Reilly beams with pride as she shows a visitor around Grafton, N.H., a town so small it doesn't even have a traffic light.<p>"Have a look at this," O'Reilly says, pointing to a postcard view of hilly rural New England. "How beautiful is this? It's really pretty in the fall, really, really …

What you need to know about the economy in 2014

Jobless baby boomers, falling wages and rose-coloured glasses: what policymakers are trying to understand<p>Any week in which the economy takes center stage tends to be a headache to even the most committed reader of news. What happens in DC often stays in DC – if only because many of the economic …

Free trade: EU frets over US investment talks

<b>The European Commission says it will consult on part of a far-reaching EU-US free trade deal amid concern that hard-won social protections in Europe might be undermined.</b><p>The trade negotiations began last year but now the Commission has launched a three-month public consultation on the proposed …

United Kingdom

Illinois mom takes fight against forced unionization to Supreme Court

It has always been about her son. It always will be.<p>Pam Harris, the Illinois mom who stood up to union thuggery and her state government, said she never wanted to be the face of the fight against forced unionization.<p>"The mission has never changed," Harris told Illinois Watchdog. "That's to do …

Report claims Syrian government behind 'systematic killing' of 11,000 detainees

A report compiled by three international war crimes prosecutors claims that the Syrian government is behind the "systematic killing" of approximately 11,000 detainees between March 2011 and August 2013.<p>The Guardian, which obtained access to the report, says that the source of the report's claims is …

Thailand imposes state of emergency over unrest

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1045000/1045858_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522583535_0157e19423ad02e55cf62302c6ff77ec<p><b>The Thai government has imposed a 60-day state of emergency in the capital, Bangkok, and the surrounding provinces, from Wednesday, to cope with</b> …

Venezuela

Routine surgery is postponed across north Wales

The majority of planned surgery across north Wales this week has been postponed due to "increased pressure".<p>Wrexham Maelor hospital, Ysbyty Gwynedd in Bangor and Glan Clwyd in Bodelwyddan are affected, Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board says.<p>Urgent operations and day surgery will continue, and …

Physiology

Watch Nancy Grace Debate Herself Over Marijuana

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Kelly, Weiner spar over president's broken promise on ObamaCare

[video 3068747106001]<p>In a heated exchange with Fox News’ Megyn Kelly Friday, former N.Y. Rep. Anthony Weiner defended ObamaCare and the president, saying Americans need to focus on the positives of the law.<p>Weiner and Kelly’s debate on “The Kelly File” was reminiscent of a fiery exchange between the …

Romney backs Christie as attacks, accusations mount over political retribution

Former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney is stepping up for New Jersey Republican Gov. Chris Christie amid more attacks and accusations this weekend about the bridge scandal and political retribution.<p>“I think Chris has handled this in a very effective way,” Romney told The Washington Post.<p>The …

Clapper declassifies more NSA documents after Obama speech

The director of Office of National Intelligence on Friday released hundreds more documents related to the United States’ surveillance program, within hours of President Obama announcing changes to the agency’s controversial data-collecting operations.<p>Agency Director James Clapper said the newly …

White House reportedly delays ObamaCare equal coverage provision

The Obama administration is reportedly delaying enforcement of another aspect of ObamaCare, one that prohibits employers from providing better health benefits to top executives than those being offered to regular employees.<p>According to The New York Times, tax officials said they would not enforce …

Poll: Clinton widens lead on Christie

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has pulled sharply ahead of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie in a hypothetical match between the two potential presidential candidates, leading him by 13 percentage points, according to a new poll released Wednesday.<p>The NBC News/Marist poll has Clinton …