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    Storm expected to hit northeast U.S. could be record-setting

    A winter that has largely spared the northeast United States so far is about to arrive with gusto: A storm the National Weather Service called “potentially historic.” Forecasters say the massive storm could drop 60 to 90 centimetres of snow from northern New Jersey to southern Connecticut starting Monday night. Boston is expected to get

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    Gov. Bobby Jindal: U.S. Needs a Spiritual Revival

    Like a lot of Republicans with national name recognition, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is “seriously looking” at a 2016 White House bid, but he says the country needs more that just for the right candidate to win. “We can’t just elect a candidate and fix what ails our country,” he said at a prayer rally

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    Ukraine offensive continues as Barack Obama promises tougher action

    Pro-Moscow rebels, backed by what NATO says is the open participation of Russian troops, pressed on with their offensive on Sunday after restarting the war in eastern Ukraine with the first all-out assault since a truce five months ago. US President Barack Obama said Washington was considering all options short of military action to isolate

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    Greek election adds economic uncertainty across Europe, David Cameron says

    Britain’s Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron predicted that the election victory of Greece’s radical left-wing Syriza party would create “economic uncertainty” across Europe, while left-of-center parties welcomed the results as a message that the European Union should change its economic policy. Belgium’s finance minister said Sunday that he saw some room to discuss the “modalities” of

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    Rebels Tied to Blackout Across Most of Pakistan

    Towns and cities across Pakistan plunged into darkness early Sunday when what officials said was an attack by militants on a transmission line short-circuited the national electricity grid, presenting a new indictment of the government’s faltering efforts to solve the country’s chronic power crisis. Emergency efforts to end the blackout, widely described as Pakistan’s worst

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    Obama intimidating Benghazi witness into silence?

    The Obama administration has been using General David Petraeus’ legal predicament over an extramarital affair to keep him “on a leash” and prevent him from him from providing “devastating testimony” on Benghazi, charges Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas. “We’re not even getting to the people that really have the most direct information,” Gohmert said in a

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    Former Mossad chief: Iran murdered Argentine prosecutor

    During a radio interview to be aired Sunday night, former Mossad chief Shabtai Shavit suggested Iran may have “directly or indirectly” murdered an Argentine prosecutor who threatened the blow the lid off Iran’s involvement in a pair of deadly bombings in Buenos Aires. In a transcript of Shavit’s interview obtained by WND and scheduled to

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    Reporter who broke news of Nisman’s death is on his way to Israel

    A journalist credited with being the first to report the gunshot death of federal prosecutor Alberto Nisman has left Argentina because of fear for his safety Damian Pachter of the English-language Buenos Aires Herald left the country Saturday, the local journalism group Foro de Periodismo Argentino said. Read Full Article

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    Assad: Al-Qaeda Has an Air Force – the Israeli Air Force

    Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad on Sunday accused the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) of conspiring with the Al-Qaeda terrorist group. “It’s very clear. Because whenever we make advances in some place, they attack in order to undermine the army. It’s very clear,” Assad told the American Foreign Affairs magazine in excerpts of an interview that will

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    Alaska Republicans Go Ballistic on Obama After ANWR Decision

    President Barack Obama’s decision to ask Congress to designate parts of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as a wilderness area, putting the land off-limits for oil drilling, is not going over well with Republicans in the state, to say the least. Obama’s plan, which the administration unveiled on Sunday, would protect 12.28 million acres in addition to

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    US curtails counter-terrorism efforts in Yemen

    The United States has halted some counter-terrorism operations against al-Qaeda militants in Yemen following a takeover of the country by Iran-backed Houthi rebels, US officials said on Friday. The collapse of the US-backed government of Yemen on Thursday has left America’s counter-terrorism campaign “paralysed”, two US security officials said, dealing a major setback to Washington’s

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    Boko Haram attacks northeastern Nigerian city, dozens killed

    In fierce fighting Sunday that killed more than 200 combatants, Nigerian troops clashed with Islamic extremists who attacked Maiduguri, the biggest city in northeastern Nigeria, from three fronts. At the same time the insurgents continued scorched-earth attacks on villages some 125 miles to the south in Adamawa state, slitting throats of residents, looting and burning

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    Russian scientists drill ‘clean’ hole into Antarctic subglacial basin

    Russian scientists have made a new borehole into Lake Vostok, the prehistoric Antarctic water mass, which has been sealed for millions of years – three years after a previous mission was prematurely ended by an accident resulting in sample contamination. “This is an event of worldwide significance, which has huge scientific value,” said Russia’s environment

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    Mass Death of Seabirds in Western U.S. Is ‘Unprecedented’

    In the storm debris littering a Washington State shoreline, Bonnie Wood saw something grisly: the mangled bodies of dozens of scraggly young seabirds. Walking half a mile along the beach at Twin Harbors State Park on Wednesday, Wood spotted more than 130 carcasses of juvenile Cassin’s auklets—the blue-footed, palm-size victims of what is becoming one

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    Bill Clinton ‘visited orgy island’ with paedophile Jeffrey Epstein

    The New York Post reports that Virginia Roberts, who’s accused Epstein of turning her into a “sex slave” at age 17 and forcing her to sleep with his powerful friends, claimed Clinton stayed in one of the many villas on Epstein’s US Virgin Islands estate — where group sex was a “regular occurrence.” “I remember

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    ‘Displaced polar vortex’ to unleash crippling snowstorms next week

    Panicked forecasters raised the alert in the past hour after spotting the freak system on the weather models. Rare in the UK it is identical to the phenomenon which triggered crippling whiteouts and ice storms in the United States. Sparked by the frenzied and volatile behavior of the jet stream it threatens to bring the

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    California threatens to seize land from billionaire if he doesn’t start letting surfers use his beach

    The state is threatening to step in to ensure Californians’ God-given right to surf. The State Lands Commission may use powers never employed in its 77-year history, seizing private land for public use to end a battle between surfers and billionaire venture-capital investor Vinod Khosla, who has been locking a gate at his beach property

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    Millions of GMO Insects Could Be Released in Florida Keys

    Millions of genetically modified mosquitoes could be released in the Florida Keys if British researchers win approval to use the bugs against two extremely painful viral diseases. Never before have insects with modified DNA come so close to being set loose in a residential U.S. neighborhood. “This is essentially using a mosquito as a drug to

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    Even more than honey bees, beekeepers are on endangered-species list

    Orin Johnson, a second-generation beekeeper in California, has started to consider a life without his 500 colonies of honey bees. At 67, he doesn’t work as fast as he once did, and yet his bees require greater amounts of time and money to maintain. A near constant barrage of threats, from pesticides to parasites, wiped

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    DARPA Wants Drones To Hunt In Packs

    Drones work best operating in packs. Last year, a study by the Rand corporation showed that when two or more drones are tracking the same target, they are much more successful at staying on its trail. Right now, however, flying drones is very labor intensive, with each drone requiring a team of pilots and observers. DARPA

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