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  1. .com | Clinton agrees to testify on Benghazi, emailsRead the original story w/Photo

    20 min ago | News24

    Washington - Hillary Rodham Clinton has agreed to testify on Capitol Hill later this month about the attacks in Benghazi, Libya, and about her email practices. Her lawyer David Kendall wrote to lawmakers on Monday telling them she would agree to the request from a special panel investigating the September 2012 attacks that killed four Americans.


  2. Mike Huckabee looks to social conservatives to power 2016 bidRead the original story

    20 min ago | WNFL-AM Green Bay

    Republican Mike Huckabee, a former Baptist pastor and unabashed culture warrior, enters the race for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination on Tuesday facing competition for the support of social conservatives who backed him in 2008. The ex-governor of Arkansas, 59, became a national figure by staging an upset win in Iowa's kickoff nominating contest during his 2008 presidential bid.


  3. New Jersey's Gov. Christie heading to Mississippi, LouisianaRead the original story

    20 min ago | New Jersey Herald

    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is heading south for a handful of events on behalf of his political action committee. The Republican governor, who is expected to run for president, will travel to Jackson, Mississippi, and Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on Tuesday.


  4. Pentagon accused of withholding sex crimes informationRead the original story w/Photo

    21 min ago | KHQ-TV Spokane

    A senator leading a push to tighten policy on military sex assaults says the number of sex-related crimes in military communities is far greater than the Defense Department has publicly reported. In a report released Monday, Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand says the spouses of service members and civilian women who live or work near military facilities are especially vulnerable to sexual assault.


  5. Congressmen to reconsider separate funding for Iraq factionsRead the original story w/Photo

    21 min ago | KHQ-TV Spokane

    A member of a visiting delegation of U.S. congressmen in Baghdad says a provision in the upcoming defense spending bill to separately arm Iraq's Kurds and Sunnis may be reconsidered. Rep. Michael T. McCaul , chairman of the Committee on Homeland Security told The Associated Press that in light of the political and security situation in the country, "we have to go back to that provision to see if we can change that."


  6. Stefanik calls attention to Plattsburgh rebound as model for other communitiesRead the original story w/Photo

    22 min ago | Ogdensburg Courier-Observer/Journal

    The resilience of Plattsburgh to rebound after Plattsburgh Air Force Base closed in 1995 is a model for other communities, said Rep. Elise M. Stefanik, R-Willsboro. “I think Plattsburgh is a great success story in how we have been able to partner with businesses, how we have been able to rejuvenate the economy with our local economic development councils and attract Canadian businesses to invest here,” she said Thursday in a phone interview.


  7. Gov. Walker slights Obama, Clinton on foreign policyRead the original story w/Photo

    25 min ago | WMDT

    Gov. Scott Walker on Monday sought to use President Barack Obama as a punching bag and sought to bolster his own credentials ahead of a likely presidential bid. Speaking in Novi, Michigan, the Wisconsin Republican rallied around the plight of a Michigan man who has been held hostage in Iran since 2011 and blasted Obama for failing to do enough on the missing man's behalf -- as well as failing to ward off attacks by Islamic terrorists around the world.


  8. Senator rebukes Pentagon on sex assaultsRead the original story w/Photo

    25 min ago | Journal Gazette

    WASHINGTON In a scathing critique of the Defense Department's efforts to curb sexual assaults, a U.S. senator warned Monday that the true scope of sex-related violence in the military communities is "vastly underreported" and that victims continue to struggle for justice.


  9. Ed board changes in worksRead the original story

    26 min ago | Journal Gazette

    INDIANAPOLIS There will still be 11 people serving on the State Board of Education but only one of those is certain as a "reset" of the board begins June 1. The elected superintendent of public instruction, Glenda Ritz, a Democrat, retains her seat and chairmanship under a bill recently passed by lawmakers.


  10. University of Nevada holds one-of-a-kind Hindu Baccalaureate ServiceRead the original story w/Photo

    29 min ago | Merinews

    Unique, one of a kind baccalaureate service in the world, was held at University of Nevada-Reno in USA on May three. "Eighth Annual Hindu Baccalaureate Service of UNR " blessed the graduating class in the traditional Hindu style, complete with applying tilak on the foreheads of graduates, participatory reading of Gayatri Mantra in Sanskrit, keynote address by a Swami, a Mormon choir, classical dance of India based on shlokas, traditional lamps lighting and blessing through a Cherubic Hymn.


  11. Schumer urges tougher oil train safety rulesRead the original story w/Photo

    31 min ago | Albany Times Union

    Senator Chuck Schumer called for stricter controls on the handling and transportation of crude oil Monday morning May 4, 2015 near a railroad line in Menands, N.Y. This is an intersection of the rail line runs through the Village of Menands at Menands Road.


  12. For John Kasich, it's a long way to the presidency ... and to TipperaryRead the original story w/Photo

    32 min ago | Christian Science Monitor

    "It's a long way to Tipperary." A classic British song, popularized by soldiers in World War I, that has found its way into political circles as a synonym for "let's not rush to judgment."


  13. Ben Carson says he's running: Any chance he'll win in 2016?Read the original story w/Photo

    33 min ago | Christian Science Monitor

    Ben Carson on Monday officially announced that he's running for president. His campaign kickoff - held at the Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts in Detroit - was pretty unusual for that kind of thing.


  14. Bernie Sanders: Can Vermont's favorite uncle catch on outside the state?Read the original story w/Photo

    33 min ago | Christian Science Monitor

    In the wake of Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders's announcement last week that he will challenge Hillary Clinton for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, I have been repeatedly asked the same question: "Why?" Yes, I understand that Bernie's not going to win the Democratic nomination. Even his fellow Vermonters, who have supported Bernie in increasingly greater numbers through a succession of electoral contests dating back more than three decades, are expressing skepticism regarding his chances for national office.


  15. Eastern Market: Newly renovated Shed 5 sets standard for regional food hubsRead the original story w/Photo

    37 min ago | Model D

    On Saturday, May 2, local dignitaries and Eastern Market Corporation officials gathered to celebrate the unveiling of Eastern Market Shed 5 in all its renovated glory. After Detroit mayor Mike Duggan and Sen. Debbie Stabenow took part in the pageantry of the ribbon-cutting ceremony, market-goers explored the renovated shed while Shed 5 vendors saw their patience rewarded.


  16. A flood of problemsRead the original story

    38 min ago | Marshall Independent

    We rely on both. We take both for granted. They're both in pretty bad shape. Both sides of the political aisle know something needs to be done.


  17. Legality of Drone Warfare or Illegality of Drone Assassination? Let a Real Debate BeginRead the original story w/Photo

    39 min ago | Switched

    Law professor Harold Koh, a former Yale Law School Dean and former Legal Adviser to Hillary Clinton's State Department, hired by NYU to teach human rights and international law, recently found himself in the crosshairs when NYU law students posted a " statement of no confidence " in him based on the prior actions he undertook to justify, enable and expand the use of Obama's "extrajudicial killing program." A harsh critic of the Bush Administration, Koh is obviously well liked among those who consider themselves in the liberal legal intelligentsia.


  18. Why wait to update open records law?Read the original story w/Photo

    40 min ago | The Wichita Eagle

    Give credit to Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt and Senate Vice President Jeff King, R-Independence, for acknowledging that the Kansas Open Records Act should be updated to reflect current technology. But is it really necessary to spend months rewriting the law in anticipation of action during the 2016 legislative session? Urgency is in order, especially with Schmidt having just issued an opinion effectively blessing state employees' use of personal e-mail accounts to hide their communications from disclosure under KORA.


  19. GOP race gets jolt of diversity as Carson, Fiorina jump inRead the original story w/Photo

    40 min ago | The Miami Herald

    Washington outsiders Ben Carson and Carly Fiorina jumped into the Republican presidential race Monday, aiming to mobilize voters disgusted with government and willing to gamble on a fresh, nontraditional leader. Carson, 63, an African-American and retired neurosurgeon, and Fiorina, 60, a former business executive, join Latinos Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio in the race and help give the Republican campaign a jolt of racial, gender and political diversity.


  20. Silver Creek following up train complaintRead the original story w/Photo

    42 min ago | Observer

    The Silver Creek Village Board has done more than watch trains go by after disturbing reports of possible bridge problems at its last meeting. Resident Bob Lyman brought the issue with the village's railroad bridges to the board's attention at its last meeting.