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On the Calendar:  Monday, 6/1/2015 11:00 AM
SUMMER READING KICKOFF!!!: Join us on Monday, June 1 from 11:00-1:00 to sign up for Summer Reading. This will be a come and go program and will feature an interactive hands on lego building project with Marvel Superhero Legos & Bricks 4 Kidz - Ruston/West Monroe/Monroe, La and a "caring for your pet" petting zoo with "Underdog" and the Union (Louisiana) Humane Society. All children who register receive a free goodie bag, reading logs, and a costumed photo booth picture for the "Every Hero Has a Story". Calendar

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Clinton got now-classified Benghazi info on private email

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton received information on her private email server about the deadly attack on U.S. diplomatic facilities in Benghazi that has now been classified.

Fri, 22 May 2015 14:12:48 -0400
Calif. oil spill: Critics point to company's history of safety violations

State of Emergency and the Race Against Time to Clean Up Oil Spill in Santa Barbara, CaliforniaCritical eyes have uncovered that Plains All American Pipeline, which operates the pipeline that ruptured in Santa Barbara earlier this week, has a history of safety violations.

Fri, 22 May 2015 09:00:59 -0400
US, Cuba close round of talks with no embassy announcement

The Cuban flag flies in front of the U.S. Interests Section (background), in HavanaWASHINGTON (AP) The United States and Cuba still have no agreement on re-establishing embassies.

Fri, 22 May 2015 13:00:40 -0400
Suspect arrested in D.C. quadruple murder

This combination of undated photos provided by the Washington, D.C., police shows Daron Dylon Wint. The police issued a news release late Wednesday, May 20, 2015, saying they are looking for Wint in connection with last Thursday's quadruple homicide of a wealthy Washington family and their housekeeper inside their multimillion-dollar home. (Metropolitan Police Department via AP)Daron Dylon Wint is accused in the slayings of a wealthy family and their housekeeper.

Fri, 22 May 2015 15:32:17 -0400
IS suicide bomber in deadly strike on Saudi Shiite mosque

A Saudi man reacts following a blast inside a mosque, in the mainly Shiite Saudi Gulf coastal town of Qatif, 400km east of Riyadh, on May 22, 2015An Islamic State group suicide bomber attacked a Shiite mosque in Sunni-ruled Saudi Arabia on Friday, killing and wounding several people in an assault that threatens to fan sectarian tensions. The bomber struck during the main weekly prayers in Eastern Province, where assailants linked to the Sunni extremist IS killed seven members of the minority Shiite community in November. The interior ministry said a suicide bomber detonated a bomb at the mosque in Kudeih, in the Shiite-majority city of Qatif, the official SPA news agency reported.

Fri, 22 May 2015 15:31:15 -0400
Turnout solid as Ireland votes in gay marriage

People arrive at a polling station in Drumcondra, north Dublin on May 22, 2015 to vote on the same-sex marriage referendumTurnout was reported to be high in Ireland's referendum Friday on whether same-sex marriage should become legal, a vote which has exposed deep divisions in the traditionally Catholic nation. "It's a very historic day, for Ireland, for gay people and for their family and for their friends, and for the future of the country," said Seamus Wright, who went to vote in central Dublin with his partner John O'Sullivan. At a polling station in the south Dublin suburb of Milltown, Rachael Stanley, 60, said she voted "No" and felt "strongly about it".

Fri, 22 May 2015 15:27:01 -0400
Quadruple-murder suspect faces arraignment in Washington

Murder suspect Wint is pictured in police booking photographBy Ian Simpson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A man accused of killing a Washington businessman, his wife, son and housekeeper held them captive until the executive handed over $40,000, then killed them and set fire to the house, court documents showed on Friday. The suspect, Daron Wint, 34, of Lanham, Maryland, has been charged with first-degree murder while armed in the death of Savvas Savopoulos, 46, the owner of a construction materials company and a Washington social figure. Wint will be arraigned Friday afternoon in District of Columbia Superior Court, a spokesman for the U.S. Attorney's Office said.

Fri, 22 May 2015 16:04:26 -0400
Magnitude 5.4 quake hits Nevada, close to Las Vegas: USGS

A magnitude 5.4 earthquake struck Nevada on Friday close to the small town of Caliente, northeast of the tourist hub of Las Vegas, the U.S. Geological Survey said. It said the epicenter of the quake, which was quite shallow at a depth of only 12 miles (19.4 km), was 24 miles from Caliente, a town of just over 1,000 people, close to the border with Utah. A dispatcher with the Lincoln County Sheriff's Department, near the quake's epicenter, said it had been felt widely across the county, but that there were no immediate reports of damage.

Fri, 22 May 2015 15:36:17 -0400
Federal judge rules again that gay couples have right to wed in Alabama

Supporters of same-sex marriage hold a rainbow flag and a rainbow umbrella outside Jefferson County Courthouse in Birmingham(Reuters) - A federal judge on Thursday reaffirmed her earlier ruling that same-sex couples in Alabama have a right to wed under the Constitution, but she put the ruling on hold until the U.S. Supreme Court issues a landmark decision on gay marriage. U.S. District Judge Callie Granade in January overturned the state's ban on same-sex marriage, in a ruling that went into effect the following month and led probate judges throughout much of the state to begin issuing licenses to the couples. In March, the Alabama Supreme Court ordered probate judges to stop issuing marriage licenses.

Fri, 22 May 2015 10:24:19 -0400
Senate expected to act on NSA collection of phone records

FILE In this June 6, 2013 file photo, a sign stands outside the National Security Agency (NSA) campus in Fort Meade, Md. The Justice Department warned lawmakers that the National Security Agency will have to wind down its bulk collection of Americans' phone records by the end of the week if Congress fails to reauthorize the Patriot Act. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)WASHINGTON (AP) The fate of the bulk collection of American phone records by the National Security Agency is now before the Senate, in what is increasingly looking like a game of legislative chicken.

Fri, 22 May 2015 03:28:00 -0400
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