Relentless writer on bin Laden raid mistake, deadly Xbox
To find out how the difference between a chain-link fence and a stone wall nearly spelled disaster for the Americans carrying out the raid to kill Osama bin Laden, pick up Relentless: The Secret History of Joint Special Operations Command.
Wed, 02 Sep 2015 21:43:08 -0400
GOP reportedly seeks pledge to avert Trump third-party run
WASHINGTON (AP) Seeking to avert a 2016 disaster, the Republican National Committee on Wednesday challenged every GOP presidential candidate to sign a pledge not to undertake a third-party bid under any circumstances.
Wed, 02 Sep 2015 22:36:09 -0400
Kentucky clerk seeks same-sex marriage license reprieve
A county clerk in Kentucky sought an emergency injunction on Wednesday to temporarily block a federal court order requiring her to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, a day before she goes to court to face contempt charges. Kim Davis, the elected Rowan County clerk, says her religious beliefs as an Apostolic Christian stop her from issuing marriage licenses to gay couples despite a U.S. Supreme Court ruling in June that made gay marriage legal nationwide.
Wed, 02 Sep 2015 23:21:37 -0400
Australia under fire for lobbying on California kangaroo trade
By Jane Wardell SYDNEY (Reuters) - The Australian government is under fire for lobbying the California legislature to stop a ban on the sale of kangaroo products in the U.S. state, a restriction the industry argues would cripple exports of the marsupials' meat and leather. The California senate will vote on Thursday on a bill to extend a moratorium indefinitely on the sale of kangaroo products like premier league baseball mitts and fire retardant gloves favored by U.S. firefighters. Powerful animal rights and democracy lobbyists in California are angry about the way the bill was introduced this week via the backdoor, just days before the end of the current legislative session, following extensive Australian government lobbying and financial aid.
Thu, 03 Sep 2015 01:52:46 -0400
Obama's Arctic adventure ends with sinking village, fish spawn
By Roberta Rampton KOTZEBUE, Alaska (Reuters) - President Barack Obama got a taste of the U.S. Arctic on Wednesday, dropping in to two remote fly-in native villages in a journey the White House hopes will show how climate change is affecting Americans. Crossing the Arctic Circle, Air Force One flew over Kivalina, pop. Obama said Kivalina is a harbinger of hardships other parts of the country could face if global warming goes unchecked.
Wed, 02 Sep 2015 23:16:35 -0400
Kentucky clerk unlikely star in fight against gay marriage
Fans of Kim Davis have rallied around the Kentucky clerk while foes have lined up in protest since she touted her religious beliefs in defiance of a court order to issue same-sex marriage licenses. From the overwhelmed florist in Morehead, Kentucky, delivering bouquets to her nearby office, to a fellow county clerk biking across the state to show solidarity, to a Republican presidential candidate calling hers a fight against tyranny, many are standing with her. This week the U.S. Supreme Court declined to grant Davis a stay on a federal judge's injunction that would force her to issue marriage licenses to all comers.
Wed, 02 Sep 2015 21:05:42 -0400
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