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Michigan man who walks 21 miles to work given new car

A Michigan man who walks 21 miles to and from work each day was surprised with a new car at a local Ford dealership Friday.<p>"I really couldn't express how I'm feeling right now about this whole thing," James Robertson told Fox & Friends Saturday.<p>The Detroit Free Press last weekend told of …

Autopsy shows US police shot unarmed black man in back

Autopsy of Ezell Ford reveals LA police shot him in the back at close range<p>An unarmed, mentally ill black man died after being shot by US police at point blank range in the back, an autopsy has shown.<p>A long awaited coroner's report found Ezell Ford, 25, who died on Aug 11, had a "muzzle imprint" in …

FBI arrests two would-be Ferguson bomb suspects: law enforcement source

FERGUSON Mo. (Reuters) - Two men suspected of buying explosives they planned to detonate during protests in Ferguson, Missouri, once a grand jury decides the Michael Brown case, were arrested on Friday and charged with federal firearms offenses, a law enforcement official told Reuters.<p>An activist …

Snowstorm brings havoc and hardship across Middle East

Storm Alexa shuts airports and schools in Holy Land and brings misery to Syrian refugees<p>• If you are affected, we would like to hear from you. Share your pictures, videos and stories via GuardianWitness<p>Snow has covered swaths of the Holy Land as storm Alexa continued to cause havoc across the …

Obama's 'You Can Keep It' Promise Is 'Lie Of The Year'

President Obama's oft-repeated promise that "if you like your health care plan, you can keep it" is 2013's "lie of the year," according to the fact checkers at the <i>Tampa Bay Times</i>' nonpartisan PolitiFact project.<p>PolitiFact says that:<p>"Boiling down the complicated health care law to a soundbite proved …

'Historic' snow storms spread havoc and misery across the Middle East

The worst snow storms since 1953 have caused chaos in Israel and the Palestinian territories and exacerbated an already severe crisis among Syrian refugees<p><b>The Middle East</b> was hit with its heaviest snow storms in 60 years yesterday, exacerbating the humanitarian crisis in Syria and forcing Israel to …

Snowstorm brings Jerusalem to a grinding halt

A snowstorm of rare intensity has blanketed Jerusalem and parts of the occupied West Bank, choking off the city and stranding hundreds of vehicles on impassable roads.<p>Israeli authorities on Friday said at least 50 centimetres of snow had fallen since the previous day, and forecasters predicted the …

Students Erupt In Protest As Janet Napolitano Becomes President Of University Of California

Several students were forcibly removed from a meeting room at the University of California at San Francisco as the Board of Regents approved Napolitano to head the sprawling UC system at a salary of $570,000 per year.<p>The demonstrators, angry over Napolitano's immigration policies as Homeland …

DOJ Put A Hold On Trial Evidence, So Zimmerman Won't Get His Gun Back Yet

The hold is standard procedure and does not reveal whether the Justice Department plans to pursue a new prosecution of Zimmerman, 29, said the official, who would speak only on condition of anonymity.<p>A jury in Sanford, Florida, found Zimmerman not guilty of second-degree murder on …

Fla. governor tells protesters he won't push for changes in self-defense law

Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Thursday told a group of protesters that he will not call for changes in the state’s self-defense laws following George Zimmerman’s acquittal in the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager.<p>The Republican governor returned to Tallahassee late Thursday and for nearly an …

Detroit becomes largest US city to file for bankruptcy

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Caribbean

El Salvador Gang Truce Crumbling, 103 Murders In Last Week Alone

SAN SALVADOR, July 5 (Reuters) - El Salvador has seen a burst of violence, with 103 homicides this week, the government said on Friday, as a year-long truce between the country's violent gangs appeared to be crumbling.<p>The uptick in murders in the Central American nation echoes killing rates before …

Church of England makes Chichester child abuse apology

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United Kingdom

What Happens Without Affirmative Action: The Story Of UCLA

The Supreme Court is expected to rule this week on a case that may shake up race-conscious admissions in higher education. The justices could change the shape of affirmative action or even strike it down altogether.<p>California is one of eight states that have already scrapped affirmative action. …

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House passes far-reaching bill to limit abortions

WASHINGTON — The Republican-led House of Representatives approved a far-reaching bill to ban a woman's ability to seek an abortion after 20 weeks on a mostly party-line 228-196 vote Tuesday.<p>It stands no chance of becoming law under the Obama administration. The White House issued a veto threat …

Chinese city dogged by criticism over dog-meat festival

Residents of a small city in southern China plan to hold an annual dog-meat festival on Friday amid intense criticism from animal rights groups, …

'Hidden Voices, Reflections of a Gay, Catholic Priest' Author Fr. Gary M. Meier Comes Out (VIDEO)

Fr. Gary M. Meier, the formerly anonymous author of the book "Hidden Voices, Reflections of a Gay, Catholic Priest," discussed his decision to come out publicly on HuffPost Live.<p>"The moment is now," he told hosts Marc Lamont Hill and Alicia Menendez.<p>"I have tried desperately to reconcile myself as …

Pope Francis Says Atheists Who Do Good Are Redeemed, Not Just Catholics

Pope Francis rocked some religious and atheist minds today when he declared that everyone was redeemed through Jesus, including atheists.<p>During his homily at Wednesday Mass in Rome, Francis emphasized the importance of "doing good" as a principle that unites all humanity, and a "culture of …

Good Deeds, Not Belief In Christ, Required For Salvation Says New Pope

Pope Francis; image@CatholicEWUK<p>Pope Francis made some ears perk up today during his homily by saying that even atheists have salvation through their …