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US names groups suspected of Benghazi attack

The United States has blacklisted two Libyan armed groups, accusing them of leading a 2012 attack on the US mission in Benghazi in which the ambassador and three other Americans died.<p>The Friday announcement was the first time the US officially named groups thought responsible, but the State …

North Korea 'summons business people from China'

<b>North Korean business people are being recalled from China following the execution of top official, Chang Song-thaek, says a South Korean report.</b><p>Leader Kim Jong-un may be purging associates of Mr Chang, who was in charge of economic ties with China.<p>Mr Kim has been pictured by state media for the …

Senate Democrats Just Took Us a Step Closer to the Imperial Presidency

Why would the Democrats, who never seem to stop worrying about overweening presidential control, roll back the filibuster—and hand their own power to …

President Obama: 'Nowhere to Go But Up'

Despite facing a disastrous rollout of his health care plan, criticism over his policies and approval ratings that have plunged to an all-time low, …

Navajo Code Talker says Redskins name not derogatory

A leader of the Navajo Code Talkers who appeared at a Washington Redskins home football game said Wednesday the team name is a symbol of loyalty and courage — not a slur as asserted by critics who want it changed.<p>Roy Hawthorne, 87, of Lupton, Ariz., was one of four Code Talkers honored for their …

Will George Zimmerman kill again?: His history and the law pose serious risks

Between George Zimmerman’s history of conduct, his state of mind and our judicial system, it’s a very real question<p>George Zimmerman appears to be a man unhinged. As has been well chronicled, the 30-year-old former neighborhood watch captain – who in July was acquitted for the murder of 17-year-old …

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See How Food Stamp Cuts Are Hitting Across The U.S.

When you think of Oregon and food, you probably think organic chicken, kale chips and other signs of a strong local food movement. What probably <i>doesn't</i> come to mind? Food stamps.<p>And yet, 21 percent of Oregon's population – that's one out of every five residents – relies on food stamps to get by. …

50 killed in Russian Boeing-737 plane crash

Boeing-737 plane crashes at Kazan airport in Russia, killing 44 passengers and six crew<p>Fifty people have been killed after a passenger jet crashed in the <b>Russian</b> city of Kazan, the worst such tragedy in the country in more than two years.<p>Tartarstan Airlines flight 363 from Moscow to Kazan crashed as …

Mandela still unable to speak, says ex-wife Winnie

<b>Former South African president Nelson Mandela is still unable to speak but uses facial expressions to communicate, his ex-wife has told a local newspaper.</b><p>Winnie Madikizela-Mandela said the 95-year-old remained "quite ill" but she dismissed speculation that he was on a life support machine.<p>In …

Snapchat Rejected A $3 Billion All-Cash Offer From Facebook

According to a new report from Evelyn M. Rusli and Douglas MacMillan at the WSJ, Facebook offered $3 billion in cash to buy Snapchat, but Snapchat turned it down.<p>This is not the first time that Facebook tried to buy Snapchat. Zuckerberg previously offered $1 billion for Snapchat and was rejected.<p>In …