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Criticism of Kerry infuriates White House

US Secretary of State John Kerry delivers remarks on July 28, 2014, at the US State Department in Washington, DCAdministration said livid at Israeli reaction to secretary of state's Gaza truce efforts.

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 13:49:27 -0400
Court strikes down Virginia's gay marriage ban

People gathered at the Palm Beach County courthouse to show support for a ruling by a Monroe County judge allowing gay marriage in Monroe County, in West Palm BeachA federal appeals court has struck down Virginia's same-sex marriage ban.

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 13:59:33 -0400
IV lines in right place for 90-min. execution, says doctor

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Arizona Department of Corrections shows inmate Joseph Rudolph Wood. Wood took nearly two hours to die and gasped for about 90 minutes during his execution in Arizona on Wednesday, July 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Arizona Department of Corrections, File)PHOENIX (AP) Intravenous lines were placed correctly during the execution of an Arizona inmate whose death with lethal drugs took more than 90 minutes, a medical examiner said Monday.

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 13:41:45 -0400
Right-wing think-tank: Lawsuit against Obama likely an epic fail

Boehner & Obama in the Oval OfficeThe Heritage Foundation, one of Washingtons preeminent right-wing think tanks, has a reputation for pulling no punches when it comes to going after President Obama. So if you are a Republican, and the Heritage Foundation is warning you that your political strategy may be a little too aggressive, you might want to listen. Its not clear though, that the message is getting through to House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH). Last week, a pair of Heritage Legal fellows examined Boehners proposal to sue President Obama over his alleged failure to faithfully enforce U.S. law and concluded that, as a legal matter, the case will face what may prove to be an insurmountable hurdle over the legal concept of standing.

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:43:00 -0400
Jihadists open 'marriage bureau' to find wives for fighters

A militant of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) poses after the militants allegedly seized an Iraqi army checkpoint in the northern province of Salahuddin on June 11, 2014The Islamic State, which advocates public stoning for adultery, has opened a "marriage bureau" for women who want to wed its fighters in territory they control in Syria and Iraq. The jihadist group's office is operating from Al-Bab, a town in Aleppo province of northern Syria, for "single women and widows who would like to marry IS fighters", said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. Running twice-weekly tours from Syria's Raqa to Iraq's Anbar, IS buses fly the group's black flag and play jihadist songs throughout the journey. IS has its roots in Iraq, but spread into Syria in late spring 2013.

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 11:34:11 -0400
9 children dead in Gaza blasts

MIDEAST PALESTINIANS ISRAEL CONFLICTExplosion in public garden killed 2 adults, injured 40. Israel blamed Hamas misfire.

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 11:59:49 -0400
2 Americans in Liberia said to have Ebola

In this photo taken on Sunday, July 27, 2014, Medical personnel inside a clinic taking care of Ebola patients in the Kenema District on the outskirts of Kenema, Sierra Leone. Liberia President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has closed some border crossings and ordered strict quarantines of communities affected by the Ebola outbreak. The announcement late Sunday came a day after Sirleaf formed a new taskforce charged with containing the disease, which has killed 129 people in the country and more than 670 across the region.(AP Photo/ Youssouf Bah)Aid agency said workers tested positive for virus while fighting outbreak in hospital.

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 11:30:01 -0400
No deaths reported after rare Boston tornado

Residents survey damage in ReverePolice and emergency crews in the city of Revere, Massachusetts, outside Boston scrambled to clean up after a rare tornado touched down on Monday, downing power lines, damaging homes and overturning at least one car. The National Weather Service confirmed that a tornado touched down during a storm that brought heavy rains, lightning and flooding to Boston and many of its northern suburbs. State emergency management officials said they were not aware of injuries or fatalities from the storm. "We are in the process of evaluating the aftermath of the severe storm that passed through Revere this morning," Revere Mayor Dan Rizzo said on his official Twitter page.

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:39:50 -0400
24/7 Sarah Palin! Only $9.95 a month

Sarah Palin, then a Sportsman Channel hostNEW YORK (AP) Sarah Palin has started her own subscription-based online network.

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 07:15:12 -0400
New telescope to seek pollution as sign of extraterrestrial life

Alien Smog: How Pollution Could Help Locate E.T.In the search for life beyond Earth, astronomers should look for signs of pollution in the atmospheres of alien planets outside the Earth's solar system, a new study says. The next-generation James Webb Space Telescope, which is set to launch in 2018, could hunt for worlds harboring alien life by sniffing their atmospheres for chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), greenhouse gases that destroy ozone in the Earth's atmosphere. Of course, to very advanced civilizations, Earth's own greenhouse gases might signal a primitive world, the scientists said. "We consider industrial pollution as a sign of intelligent life, but perhaps civilizations more advanced than us, with their own SETI programs, will consider pollution as a sign of unintelligent life since it's not smart to contaminate your own air," study leader Henry Lin, a student at Harvard University, said in a statement.

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 09:53:50 -0400
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