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On the Calendar:  Monday, 8/17/2015 6:00 PM
***BOOK CLUB***: EVERY 3RD MONDAY! Make some new friends and join the monthly adult book club to read Seating Arrangements by Maggie Shipstead! Stop by the library and pick up your copy of the book! Calendar

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Kasich, Christie make the cut for prime-time Republican debate

Republican U.S. presidential candidate and Ohio Governor John Kasich participates in the Voters First Presidential Forum in ManchesterBy John Whitesides WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican Governors Chris Christie and John Kasich on Tuesday won the last spots on stage next to front-runner Donald Trump and seven other candidates in the first prime-time presidential debate, gaining a potential head start in credibility and exposure. Former Texas Governor Rick Perry, former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum and five others in the crowded 2016 Republican field were left out of Thursday's televised 9 p.m. EDT debate by host Fox News, which invited the top 10 candidates in an average of five recent opinion polls.

Tue, 04 Aug 2015 18:33:26 -0400
FBI looking into security of Clinton private email account: Washington Post

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton addresses supporters at a campaign kickoff event in DenverThe FBI has begun looking into the security of Hillary Clintons private email setup, contacting in the past week a Denver-based technology firm that helped manage the unusual system, the Washington Post reported on Tuesday, citing two government officials. The FBI last week also contacted Clinton's lawyer, David Kendall, with questions about the security of a thumb drive in his possession that contains copies of work emails Clinton sent during her time as secretary of state, the Post said. Clinton's use of her private email account linked to a server in her New York home for her work as America's top diplomat came to light in March and drew fire from political opponents who accused the Democratic presidential candidate of sidestepping transparency and record-keeping laws.

Tue, 04 Aug 2015 22:47:58 -0400
Lawmakers to demand full accounting on human trafficking report

A crowd gathers around a mass grave with the remains of unidentified Rohingya found at a traffickers camp in Wang Kelian last month, at a cemetery near Alor Setar, MalaysiaBy Alex Wilts and Matt Spetalnick WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senior U.S. lawmakers expressed concern on Tuesday about whether the State Departments annual global report on human trafficking may have been watered down due to political considerations and vowed to demand a full accounting at a Senate hearing this week. Human rights groups called for an investigation into why strategically important countries such as Malaysia and Cuba were upgraded from the list of worst offenders in human trafficking, after a Reuters article chronicled how senior U.S. diplomats repeatedly overruled State Department human rights experts. The State Department denied that the country-by-country ratings in the latest report had been politicized.

Tue, 04 Aug 2015 18:43:32 -0400
Lawmakers will vote on Iran deal disapproval resolution

An image of Iranian leaders is projected on a giant screen in front of demonstrators during a rally apposing the nuclear deal with Iran in Times Square in the Manhattan borough of New YorkBy Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican U.S. Representative Ed Royce, the chairman of the House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee, on Tuesday introduced legislation to disapprove of the nuclear agreement between world powers and Iran. Under the Iran Nuclear Review Act, which President Barack Obama signed into law in May, the Republican-led Congress has until Sept. 17 to approve or disapprove of the nuclear deal between Iran and world powers announced on July 14.

Tue, 04 Aug 2015 15:05:00 -0400
As South Carolina debates Confederate flag, controversy spreads to other states that display it

Calls For Removal Of Confederate Flag Outside SC Statehouse Grow In Wake Of Race-Fueled Charleston Church ShootingEven if it is taken down at the South Carolina statehouse, the Confederate battle flag is still deeply entrenched in parts of the American South.

Tue, 23 Jun 2015 15:54:27 -0400
South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley calls for removal of Confederate flag

In a press conference Monday afternoon, South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley joined those calling on state lawmakers to remove the Confederate flag from a war memorial on the state Capitol grounds. The announcement comes days after the massacre of nine members of Charleston's historic Emanuel church by alleged gunman Dylann Roof. Yahoo global news anchor Katie Couric hosted a live stream of Gov. Haley's address and was joined for discussion by Morris Dees, co-founder of Southern Poverty Law Center and Jon Ward, Yahoo Senior Political Correspondent.

Mon, 22 Jun 2015 13:50:05 -0400
Uniquely Nasty: Original documents and White House recordings

Uniquely Nasty PromoThe memos and audio used in the reporting of the Yahoo News documentary "Uniquely Nasty."

Sun, 21 Jun 2015 16:48:52 -0400
Uniquely Nasty: The blockbuster novel that haunted gay Washington

Advise and Consent - IsikoffAllen Drury's "Advise and Consent" was the reason many DC insiders stayed in the closet for as long as they did.

Sun, 21 Jun 2015 16:33:30 -0400
Uniquely Nasty: Washington power broker Robert Grays double life

Robert Gray IsikoffDespite being one of the most powerful men in DC, Gray confided that there was a time early in his career when he lived in mortal fear that J. Edgar Hoover would discover his biggest secret: that he was gay.

Sun, 21 Jun 2015 16:21:11 -0400
Bowe Bergdahl Charged With Desertion, Could Face Life

Bowe Bergdahl Charged With Desertion, Could Face LifeAmerican soldier and former Taliban captive Bowe Bergdahl has been charged with desertion over his disappearance from an Afghan outpost in 2009 and could face life in confinement, the Army announced today. As part of the deal, the Taliban five were relocated to Qatar. After Bergdahl's dramatic return to the U.S., the Army launched an investigation into whether the soldier willfully left his post in Afghanistan before he was taken by the Taliban in 2009, as some Afghan war veterans alleged.

Wed, 25 Mar 2015 20:26:13 -0400
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