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    Benghazi attack could have been prevented if US hadn’t ‘switched sides in the War on Terror’ and allowed $500 million in weapons to reach al-Qaeda militants, reveals damning report

    The Citizens Commission on Benghazi, a self-selected group of former top military officers, CIA insiders and think-tankers, declared Tuesday in Washington that a seven-month review of the deadly 2012 terrorist attack has determined that it could have been prevented – if the U.S. hadn’t been helping to arm al-Qaeda militias throughout Libya a year earlier.

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    Preparing For A Reset Of The World’s Reserve Currency

    Willem Middelkoop and Terence van der Hout of the Netherlands-based Commodity Discovery Fund believe that when the world’s reserve currency is reset away from the U.S. dollar in the next decade, gold prices will rise and mining equities will follow. Van der Hout and Middelkoop tell The Gold Report that by focusing on producers, near-producers ,and turnaround

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    Record ice covers large chunk of Great Lakes

    “Great Lakes ice coverage is shrinking but is still incredibly high for this time of year,” says AccuWeather meteorologist Brett Anderson. “Even though the ice cover on the Great Lakes has steadily declined over the past month, the area of ice that remains is the highest in over 30 years.” “This is the worst winter

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    How Cold Was Winter? Starving Rats Ate Trees

    By now, most of North America has thawed out from a brutal winter that introduced unhappy phrases such as “polar vortex” into the lexicon. But some effects of the long-lasting, subfreezing temperatures are only now becoming apparent. One surprise was the discovery that starving rats in New York City had attacked the trees in urban

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    Bruce Braley Urged IRS to Target Groups Before IRS Targeting Scandal Emerged

    Iowa Democrat and Senate candidate Bruce Braley urged the IRS to investigate social welfare organizations before it was revealed that the agency singled out tea party and conservative groups for scrutiny, Iowa Watchdog reports. Braley, currently a representative for Iowa’s first congressional district, was one of 30 Democrats who asked IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman in a March

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    Nigerian Christians: ‘Our Blood Will Speak about Christ’

    In Nigeria, Christians in the Muslim-majority North have been the targets of relentless deadly attacks by Islamic extremists. More than 200 pastors in the Northeastern Borno state have either fled, closed their churches, or have been murdered by the militant Islamic group Boko Haram. Christian leaders who remain have committed to fasting and praying for

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    Russia may ban swearing in films and music

    The Russian parliament has reportedly taken steps towards banning swearing in public, including in films and music. The bill, passed in Moscow’s lower house, would impose fines for swearing in films, plays, concerts and shows, and could be enforced as soon as 1 July, the BBC reported via the Itar-Tass news agency. Those who swear

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    Palm vein scanner changing hospital experience

    The pattern of your vein just might change your next trip to the hospital or even save your life in an emergency situation.  Palm vein scanners are being used to get the right care to the right patient with a new system called PatientSecure. The new registration process with Lake Charles Memorial Health Systemcenters on biometric identification.  “You place your

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    Obama Send Pro-Abortion Delegation To Vatican

    As the Vatican prepares the canonization ceremonies for Pope John Paul XXIII and Pope John Paul II this Sunday, the unspoken issue dividing the Roman Catholic Church and the White House is President Obama’s determination to force faith-based groups to pay for abortions and contraception as part of Obamacare. Pope Francis, affirming Catholic doctrine, recently

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    Could Google save the world’s uncontacted tribes? Researchers use online maps to monitor Amazonian societies

    The world’s last uncontacted tribes could be monitored using satellites and online service, researcher have said. A US team has already used Google Earth images to assess the demographic health of a village of isolated people on the border between Brazil and Peru. They say mapping sites could hold the key to remotely keeping an

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    Strongest sandstorm in decades sweeps China

    A strong sandstorm swept Gansu Province in northwest China on Wednesday, reducing visibility to less than 65ft, according to the provincial meteorological center. The sandstorm, the strongest since 1996 according to reports, started in the early afternoon in Dunhuang County. Read Full Article

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    ‘Carloads’ of terrorists turned Oregon ranch into training camp

    An Oregon woman says she thought she was opening up her family’s ranch to local Muslims to teach them how to grow and can veggies — and that her husband was even expecting a tax write-off. But US-born Muslim convert Eva Hatley testified in Manhattan federal court Tuesday that after the “carloads’’ of fellow Muslims

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    Banker Death ‘Epidemic’ Spreads To China

    Until now, the terrible trail of dead bankers has been only among US and European financial executives. However, as Caixin reports, the increasing pressures on the Chinese banking system appear to have take their first toll. Li Jianhua, director of China’s Banking Regulatory Commission (CBRC), died this morning due to a “sudden heart attack” –

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    ‘Obama Eligibility Source’ Could ‘Embarrass’ U.S., U.K.

    Self-proclaimed international intelligence expert Michael Shrimpton plans to launch a vigorous defense on charges of making false claims to British government officials that a terrorist nuclear attack was under way during the 2012 Olympics in London, raising the possibility documents and testimony he plans to subpoena will embarrass the U.K., German and U.S. governments. As WND

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    Democratic Rep Warns That Obamacare’s Worst About to ‘Hit the Fan’

    With everyone from Democratic officeholders to acohort of political bloggers urging, imploring,virtually begging Democratic candidates and incumbents to embrace the Affordable Care Actahead of the 2014 midterm elections, it seems that only the pollsters are warning that they do so at their own political peril. “In terms of Obamacare, don’t defend it,” the respected Democratic pollster Celinda Lakeurged in March

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    IRS workers who didn’t pay taxes got bonuses

    The Internal Revenue Service handed out $2.8 million in bonuses to employees with disciplinary issues — including more than $1 million to employees who didn’t pay their federal taxes, a watchdog report says. The report by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration said 1,146 IRS employees received bonuses within a year of substantiated federal tax compliance problems. The bonuses

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    Republicans warn BLM eyeing land grab along Texas-Oklahoma border

    Texas officials are raising alarm that the Bureau of Land Management, on the heels of its dust-up with Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, might be eyeing a massive land grab in northern Texas. The under-the-radar issue has caught the attention of Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, who fired off a letter on Tuesday to BLM Director

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    Massive Volcanic Eruptions Wreaking Havoc On The World

    As the world seems to hurdle from one crisis to another, today a 43-year market veteran warned King World News that massive volcanic eruptions are now wreaking havoc on the world.  Jeffrey Saut, Chief Investment Strategist at Raymond James, also warned this trend is going to continue for many years, even though no one in

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    NATO minesweepers set off on Baltic deployment

    Five NATO mine-hunting ships set off Tuesday on a deployment in the Baltic Sea, part of the alliance’s efforts to strengthen its presence in Europe’s ex-communist east as members there worry about Russia’s intentions in Ukraine. The ships — a minesweeper and a support ship from Norway and one mine-hunter each from the Netherlands, Belgium

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    US vows more sanctions on Russia unless Ukraine tensions ease

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry told Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in a telephone call on Tuesday that Washington would impose more sanctions on Russia if tensions did not de-escalate in eastern Ukraine, a senior U.S. official said. The official said Kerry talked to both Lavrov and Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk. “With Foreign

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