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  • Israel Suspends Peace Talks With Palestinians
    Israel's security cabinet decided on Thursday to suspend peace talks with the Palestinians in response to President Mahmoud Abbas's unity deal with the Islamist Hamas group, Israeli media reported.

  • GOP Backing Off Support for Cliven Bundy After Racist Remarks
    Republican leaders are backing off their support of Nevada cattle rancher Cliven Bundy after he made a series of inflammatory racist remarks reported in The New York Times. The rancher, who won a showdown this month with the U.S. Bureau of LandManagement over grazing...

  • Three Americans Killed in Christian Hospital Attack in Afghanistan
    Three Americans were killed on Thursday when a security guard opened fire at a Kabul hospital funded by a U.S. Christian charity, in the latest of a spate of attacks on foreign civilians in Afghanistan.

  • Vatican: Pope Benedict Might Not Attend Dual Canonization
    The Vatican has warned that there is a chance that the frail Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI may not attend the dual canonization of Popes John XXIII and John Paul II on Sunday.

  • Pope in Hot Water Over 'Personal' Phone Calls
    Pope Francis's habit of picking up the phone and cold calling people who write to him is landing the Vatican in hot water and spokesman Federico Lombardi has had enough.Lombardi said on Thursday the calls were part of the pope's personal pastoral relationships and do not...

  • Cliven Bundy: Feds 'Don't Have the Guts' to Start Another Fight
    Defiant after his stand-down of federal Bureau of Land Management rangers, Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy told The New York Times that the feds "don't have the guts enough to try to start that again for a few years."

  • McCain: Illegals Aren't Going Home
    Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain told an audience at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy Jr. forum that illegal immigrants are not going home, The Hill reported. The United States has no realistic option but to accept their presence. They're not going home. And so...

  • 40 Vets Died Waiting for Care at Phoenix VA
    Long waiting times have resulted in the deaths of at least 40 veterans at the Phoenix Veterans Affairs Health Care system, CNN reported.

  • Krugman Target of Indignation as Swedes Reject Japan Comment
    Swedes may be wishing they never gave the Nobel Prize to Paul Krugman. Policy makers are uniting against Krugman after the Nobel Laureate likened price developments in Scandinavia's biggest economy to Japan's battle with deflation."I'm surprised that he's drawing parallels...

  • McConnell's Senate Opponent Calls on Obama to Approve Keystone Pipeline
    Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes called on President Barack Obama to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline, joining 11 other incumbent Democrats as the party tries to keep control of the Senate this November.Grimes' statement Wednesday came on the...

  • Attorney General Holder Hails Sotomayor's Affirmative Action Dissent
    Attorney General Eric Holder has praised "courageous" Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor for her dissent against allowing Michigan to end affirmative action at public universities.

  • Hillary Clinton Calls for More Sanctions on Russia
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says she believes the outcome in Ukraine will be a bad one for Russia.Clinton, who is considering another run for president, says the United States and Europe need to do more to stand up to Russian President Vladimir Putin...

  • Getting Ready for Hillary PAC Facing Costly Obstacles
    Getting Ready for Hillary isn't cheap.The super political action committee by that name is averaging roughly $500,000 a month in expenses -- nearly as much as it's bringing in -- as it builds a database of supporters and donors ahead of a possible 2016 presidential bid by...

  • Rove: Democrats Discover Lying Works
    The Democratic campaign machine, with Majority Leader Harry Reid's Senate Majority PAC in the vanguard, is deceitfully targeting Republican Senate candidates in 2014, Karl Rove wrote in a commentary in The Wall Street Journal.

  • Fetal Tissue Used to Power Oregon Homes
    An Oregon county commission has ordered an incinerator to stop accepting boxed medical waste to generate electricity after learning the waste it's been burning may include tissue from aborted fetuses from British Columbia. Sam Brentano, chairman of the Marion County board...

  • Bloodied Shirt, Unwashed Fork: Pope John Paul II Relics Abound
    Inside a chapel on the edges of Rome, a nun uses a key to open a wooden wall panel, revealing a hidden niche. Behind glass and stitched loosely to supporting backing hangs a relic of holy suffering: the bullet-pocked, bloodstained undershirt that John Paul II was wearing...

  • Obama Poised for New Sanctions on Russia If No Progress on Ukraine
    President Barack Obama said on Thursday he was poised to impose new sanctions on Moscow if it does not act fast to end an armed stand-off in Ukraine, but there was a first, tentative sign that pro-Russian separatists were ceding ground. Moscow also flexed its economic...

  • Senate Republicans Rip Obama's Plan to Pardon More Drug Offenders
    Top Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday slammed President Barack Obama for again trying to circumvent Congress with a plan to consider clemency for more convicted nonviolent drug offenders.

  • FCC Plans New 'Net Neutrality' Rules
    In a move that could undermine the principles of net neutrality, the Federal Communications Commission will propose new rules Thursday to allow online companies to pay Internet service providers a premium to send videos and other content to consumers through its fastest lines.

  • Canadian Official: Aborted Fetuses Sent to Oregon, Incinerated for Energy
    Aborted human fetuses are being shipped from British Columbia to the United States where they are incinerated to provide electricity for Oregon residents. The British Columbia Health Ministry has admitted the fetuses are ending up in a waste-to-power facility that provides...

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