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  • OPM
    Justice, Homeland Security probe hack of U.S. agency employee data

    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Justice Department are investigating a claim that personal data related to thousands of DHS and FBI employees was hacked and has been posted online, an agency spokesman said on Monday. The tech website Motherboard reported on Sunday that a hacker, who Motherboard said wished to remain anonymous,

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  • Kenya
    Kenya threatens to pull out of Rio Olympics over Zika threat

      Kenya threatened on Tuesday to pull its elite runners and other athletes out of the Rio Olympics unless it got assurances they would not be exposed to the Zika virus outbreak in Brazil. Sports authorities across the world are scrambling to find out more about the mosquito-borne virus as they make plans for the

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  • Pope
    Pope believes Putin is the man to help Christians around the world

    (TRUNEWS) Pope Francis believes Russian President Vladimir Putin can help Christians around the world. A few days ago, TRUNEWS reported the pope’s and Russian Patriarch Kirill planned a last minute meeting, which is set for Friday. Now it is believed Putin played a role in bringing the two sides together, according to Kommersant, after centuries

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  • FBI
    FBI admits it is investigating Hillary Clinton

    (TRUNEWS) The FBI has declared formally that it is investigating Hillary Clinton and her use of a private email server. Several months ago the State Department asked the FBI if it was probing Clinton and the agency declined to confirm it. In a letter, the FBI’s general counsel, James Baker acknowledged the investigation, according to

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  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security emblem is pictured at the National Cybersecurity & Communications Integration Center (NCCIC) located just outside Washington in Arlington, Virginia September 24, 2010.  REUTERS/Hyungwon Kang
    ICE Whistleblower Fired After Refusing DHS Hush Money

      The Department of Homeland Security on Thursday dismissed an ICE whistleblower it was secretly smearing to reporters after she testified before Congress about her troubles with the agency. Special Agent Taylor Johnson — who had a storied career until she irked Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid by objecting to a visa program for foreign

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  • oil
    Oil prices rise, U.S. crude shrugs off equity slump

    Oil prices edged up on Tuesday, clawing back some of the losses from a sell-off across broader financial markets, but a report showing supply will not drop quickly enough to erode a global surplus kept gains in check. The world will store unwanted oil for most of 2016 as declines in U.S. output take time

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  • Boys run near a hole in the ground after airstrikes by pro-Syrian government forces in the rebel held al-Sakhour neighborhood of Aleppo, Syria February 8, 2016. REUTERS/Abdalrhman Ismail
    U.N. fears for hundreds of thousands if Syria troops encircle Aleppo

    Hundreds of thousands of civilians could be cut off from food supplies if Syrian government forces succeed in their offensive to encircle rebel-held parts of Aleppo, the United Nations said on Tuesday, warning of a massive new flight of refugees. Syrian government forces, backed by Russian air strikes and Iranian and Lebanese Hezbollah fighters, have

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  • An unidentified injured man is escorted by riot police at Mongkok in Hong Kong, China February 9, 2016. REUTERS/Bobby Yip
    Hong Kong riot police fire warning shots in bloody street clashes

    Hong Kong riot police fired warning shots on Tuesday during clashes that erupted in the Chinese-ruled city when authorities tried to remove illegal street stalls set up for Lunar New Year celebrations, the worst violence since pro-democracy protests in 2014. Demonstrators prised bricks from the sidewalk to hurl at police, while others toppled street signs

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  • Iraqi Army
    Iraqi military advance reconnects Ramadi to key army base

    Iraqi forces recaptured territory from Islamic State militants on Tuesday which links the recently recaptured city of Ramadi to a major army base in western Iraq, the military said. A statement broadcast on state television said the army, police and counter-terrorism forces had retaken several areas including the town of Husaiba al-Sharqiya, about 10 km

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  • U.S. Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush speaks at the Growth and Opportunity Party at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, Iowa, October 31, 2015.  REUTERS/Brian C. Frank
    Trump versus Jeb in New Hampshire on day before crucial primary

    White House hopefuls Donald Trump and Jeb Bush opened political hostilities on Monday as Republican and Democratic candidates stormed across New Hampshire in a final flurry of events before the state’s crucial first-in-the-nation primary. The stage was set for the vote on Tuesday, with New York billionaire Trump enjoying a big lead in opinion polls

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  • An aircraft belonging to Daallo Airlines is parked at the Aden Abdulle international airport after making an emergency landing following an explosion inside the plane in Somalia's capital Mogadishu, February 3, 2016. REUTERS/Feisal Omar
    Somalia plane bomber was meant to board Turkish flight

      A suspected suicide bomber who blew a hole in the fuselage of a Daallo Airlines plane last week and forced it to make an emergency landing in Mogadishu was meant to be on a Turkish Airlines flight, Daallo’s chief executive said on Monday. The bomber was sucked out of the plane through the 1-metre-wide

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  • 2026
    Obama lays out 2017 spending priorities in final White House budget

    U.S. President Barack Obama unveils his final White House budget on Tuesday with a blueprint for fiscal year 2017 that will lay out his spending proposals for priorities from fighting Islamic State to providing for the poor. The budget for the fiscal year beginning on Oct. 1 is largely a political document and is unlikely

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  • Pedestrians are reflected in an electronic board displaying various stock prices at a brokerage in Tokyo, Japan, February 4, 2016. REUTERS/Yuya Shino
    Global stocks hit the rocks after Asian markets slump

    European shares gave up early gains as bank stocks dropped and losses in Asian markets sent investors scurrying for safe havens. The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 .FTEU3 dipped 0.1 percent and then leveled off, after touching its lowest levels since October 2014, and still near its lowest close since 2013. The index had started in positive

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  • A sign for Kayla Mueller is displayed along a main street in Prescott, February 10, 2015. REUTERS/Nancy Wiechec
    Widow of ISIS leader charged in death of American Kayla Mueller

    The wife of a deceased Islamic State leader was charged on Monday in federal court in Virginia with conspiracy in the death of American aid worker Kayla Mueller who was killed a year ago while being held hostage in Syria by the militant group, the U.S. Justice Department said. Nisreen Assad Ibrahim Bahar, aka Umm

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  • transgender
    Maine’s governor stops transgender restroom rules

    The governor of Maine has stopped the Department of Education from punishing schools that do not allow transgender students to use the restrooms and locker rooms of their choice. The Maine Human Rights Commission had worked with the department to write regulations for the schools to follow. The guidelines also force teachers and school officials

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  • Common Core
    6th Graders in San Francisco may soon get condoms

    (TRUNEWS) The school district in San Francisco may soon give out condoms to 6th graders. The San Francisco Unified School District Superintendent Richard. A Carranza brought up the idea and now the and it will soon be decided by SFUSD’s Curriculum and Program Committee. He also wants to parents to be prohibited from stopping their

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  • Pentagon
    Pentagon must now incorporate climate change in testing weapons, training

    The Pentagon claims the military will be ineffective if they don’t pay attention to climate. A new directive titled “Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience” has been issued, which demands the U.S. Armed Forces fight back against the threat of “actionable science”. There will also be more bureaucracy, as climate change boards, councils and working groups

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  • markets
    UPDATE: U.S. markets close with slight rebound, plunge protection team assistance?

    Energy shares and Facebook, Amazon, Netflix, and Google (FANG) stocks plummeted upon the opening of U.S. markets Monday.

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  • Internally displaced people, covered with mud, wait as they are stuck in the town of Khirbet Al-Joz, in Latakia countryside, waiting to get permission to cross into Turkey near the Syrian-Turkish border, Syria, February 7, 2016.  REUTERS/Ammar Abdullah
    Turkey may next to enter war in Syria, sparking conflict with Russia

    (TRUNEWS) Turkey may be gearing up for battle in Syria. President Tayyip Erdogen said over the weekend that his country could enter the war to fight with forces against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. The threats have angered Russia, and could spark World War III, according to Russian experts. In recent weeks, Russia has accused Ankara

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  • Germany
    Very few Syrian Christian refugees being admitted to U.S.

    Syrian refugees coming to the U.S. has increased since the November terror attack in Paris, but only .3 percent are Christian. Of 573 migrants admitted, only 2 are Christians and the rest are Muslim, according to the State Department Refugee Processing Center. Among the Muslims, 560 are Sunnis, three are Shiite and 10 others are

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