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    U.S. Warns Money Managers of More Russia Sanctions

    The Obama administration told asset managers last week that it was planning additional sanctions against Russia over the conflict in Ukraine. Officials from the Treasury Department and the National Security Council met in Washington with mutual-fund and hedge-fund managers, according to a person who attended. Their comments sent a message that more sanctions are on

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    What Will You Do When You Can No Longer Buy Or Sell Without Submitting To Biometric Identification?

    In some areas of the world, payment systems that require palm scanning or face scanning are already being tested.  We have entered an era where biometric security is being hailed as the “solution” to the antiquated security methods of the past.  We are being promised that the constant problems that hackers are causing with our

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    ‘Expect To See A Band Of Soldiers’: Militia Members Arrive At Nevada Ranch

    Militia groups are rallying behind a rancher whose cattle are being seized by the federal government. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that two militia members from Montana and one from Utah have arrived at Cliven Bundy’s ranch. “We need to be the barrier between the oppressed and the tyrants,” Ryan Payne of the West Mountain Rangers told

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    Obama signs directives aimed at gender pay gap — despite disparities in White House pay

    As President Obama ordered new changes for federal contractor compensation practices in a bid to boost transparency surrounding women’s pay, his top spokesman defended the pay disparities that still exist between men and women working at the White House. The president, during an event Tuesday at the White House, signed an executive order prohibiting federal

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    Saeed Abedini, American pastor held in Iran, in hospital but denied surgery

    The American pastor serving an eight-year prison term in Iran for alleged crimes related to his Christian faith has been in a Tehran hospital for more than a month, according to family members and his attorneys. Since mid-March, Pastor Saeed Abedini has been in an Iranian hospital getting treatment for internal injuries suffered at Rajai

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    Famed Jesuit priest abducted, beaten and executed in Syria

    An activist Jesuit priest who spent three years living alongside besieged civilians and rebels in the Syrian city of Homs was assassinated Monday, according to the Vatican, which said he was abducted by unidentified gunmen who beat him before executing him in front of his monastery. Father Francis Van Der Lugt, 75, a Dutch Jesuit

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    $6 Billion Goes Missing at State Department

    The State Department has no idea what happened to $6 billion used to pay its contractors. In a special “management alert” made public Thursday, the State Department’s Inspector General Steve Linick warned “significant financial risk and a lack of internal control at the department has led to billions of unaccounted dollars over the last six years.

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    Two drug tunnels, with rail systems, found at U.S.-Mexico border

    U.S. federal agents have uncovered two drug-smuggling tunnels underneath the U.S.-Mexico border, both surfacing in San Diego-area warehouses and equipped with rail systems for moving contraband, officials said on Friday. The discovery led to the arrest of a 73-year-old woman accused of running one of the warehouses connected to a drug smuggling operation, according to

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    US reviews Mideast peace push as tit-for-tat moves multiply

    Washington said Friday it was reviewing its push for a Middle East peace agreement as a spiral of tit-for-tat moves by Israel and the Palestinians took hard-won talks close to collapse. US Secretary of State John Kerry, who has invested more than a year of intensive shuttle diplomacy, said there were “limits” to the time

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    Billionaire Warns: Yellen Collapse ‘Will Be Unlike Any Other’

    Another horrific stock market crash is coming, and the next bust will be “unlike any other” we have seen. That’s the message from Jeremy Grantham, co-founder and chief investment strategist of GMO, a Boston-based firm with $117 billion in assets under management. Grantham pulls no punches when he discusses who he holds responsible for the

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