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As Kickstarter Evolves, Investors Watch For Next $1 Billion Idea

Most of the projects on Kickstarter are quirky, small and artisanal — take the example of the glow-in-the-dark dog collar — but in one corner of the online bazaar, the projects are about the numbers. Some investors visit Kickstarter in search of the next billion-dollar company.<p>On the crowdfunding …

Samsung Galaxy S5 ‘Prime’ Could Bring A Premium Bump To The Android Flagship In June

In a somewhat unusual move, Samsung is rumored to be planning a premium version of their already high-end Galaxy S5 Android smartphone. That device could arrive as early as June, according to a new report from Asia Today (via SamMobile) and might include a 2560×1440 display (better than the full HD …

Congress returned to work to do the bare minimum

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress got back to work Monday after a two-week vacation, and it's looking like lawmakers will do what they do best: the bare minimum.<p>Forget immigration, a tax overhaul, stiffer gun checks. They're all DOA.<p>Raising the minimum wage or restoring lost unemployment benefits? Not …

SEC Is Probing Up To $1.8 Billion Of Chris Christie's Transport Funding

The Securities and Exchange Commission is looking into New Jersey's use of up to $1.8 billion in tax-exempt bond financing from the Port Authority to fix a bridge and roadways feeding into the New Jersey side of theHolland Tunnel, Main Justice reported, citing unnamed sources.<p>The SEC's inquiry …

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China accused of anti-Christian campaign as church demolition begins

Activists accuse Communist Party of ‘barbaric’ campaign against Christianity after demolition teams and police descend on a church that became a symbol of resistance<p>Demolition teams began destroying parts of a Chinese church that has become a symbol of resistance to the Communist Party’s draconian …

Poll Shows Problems for Obama, Peril for Senate Democrats

Pres­id­ent Obama’s ap­prov­al rat­ing re­mains omin­ously weak among the con­stitu­en­cies that could tip the battle for con­trol of the Sen­ate in …

Paul to propose halting Palestine aid

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul will introduce a bill this week, calling for an end of U.S. aid to Palestine until it recognizes Israel’s right to exist, which could be seen as an attempt to drum up pro-Israel support prior to a possible 2016 bid.<p>“Israel cannot be expected to negotiate with an entity that …

Rand Paul wants to cut off aid to Palestinian government

<b>(CNN) -</b> Sen. Rand Paul plans to introduce a bill this week to cut foreign aid to the Palestinian government unless it recognizes Israel's right to exist, the senator announced Monday.<p>His proposal comes as the rival movements of Hamas and Fatah in the Palestinian territories reached a deal to form a …