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Brazilians waxed by Germany
in World Cup semifinal
Lafayette Journal & Courier [IN], by Chris Lehourites    Original Article
Posted By: tisHimself- 7/8/2014 7:03:43 PM     Post Reply
Germany poured in the goals Tuesday to hand Brazil its heaviest World Cup loss ever, an astounding 7-1 rout in the semifinals that stunned the host nation. Miroslav Klose scored a record-setting 16th career World Cup goal in a five-goal spurt in the first half as Brazil’s defense was torn apart. The Germans reached their eighth final and will face either Argentina or the Netherlands on Sunday at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro.
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Britain follows US in banning
powerless electronic devices from flights
Guardian [UK], by Ben Quinn    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 7/8/2014 6:56:53 PM     Post Reply
Airline passengers entering and leaving the UK on potentially any routes, including transatlantic ones and those connecting with mainland Europe, will be expected to be show that electronic devices in their hand luggage can be powered up, British authorities announced Tuesday in a tightening of aviation security. In response to warnings of a "credible threat", the US Transportation Security Administration announced on Sunday that passengers using airports with direct flights to the US could be made to switch on their mobile phones and other electronic devices to prove to security officials that the devices do not contain explosives.

Some have ‘predisposition’ to
become president: Hillary Clinton
New York Post, by Marisa Schultz    Original Article
Posted By: mitzi- 7/8/2014 5:20:15 PM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — Hillary Clinton defended American political dynasties — including her own — arguing some families may just have a “predisposition” to become presidents. In an interview published Tuesday with Der Spiegel, Clinton batted down the notion that a succession of Bushes and Clintons in the White House would turn American politics into a monarchy. “We had two Roosevelts,” the former secretary of state told the German publication. “We had two Adams. It may be that certain families just have a sense of commitment or even a predisposition to want to be in politics.”

  


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Obama agrees to meet with Texas Governor
Rick Perry about illegal immigration after
Perry declined to join him for a ´quick
handshake on the tarmac´
Daily Mail [UK], by Francesca Chambers    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 7/8/2014 5:09:28 PM     Post Reply
President Barack Obama has accepted an invitation from Texas Governor Rick Perry yesterday to meet for a ´substantive´ discussion about illegal immigration when the president comes to Texas tomorrow. [Snip] ´In addition, he asked me to invite you to join him for a meeting to discuss the situation on the border with faith leaders and local elected officials in Dallas on Wednesday,´ Jarrett said. Perry’s Press Secretary, Lucy Nashed, told NBC News on Tuesday afternoon that ´Gov. Perry is pleased that President Obama has accepted his invitation to discuss the humanitarian and national security crises along our southern border, and

Sarah Palin just joined the ‘impeach Obama’
crowd. That’s bad news for the GOP.
Washington Post, by Aaron Blake    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 7/8/2014 5:02:32 PM     Post Reply
Sarah Palin on Tuesday joined a growing chorus of Republicans calling for the impeachment of President Obama, writing in a Breitbart op-ed that the influx of young illegal immigrants over the southern border "is the last straw that makes the battered wife say, ´no mas.´ " Mixed/careless metaphors aside, this is nothing but bad news for Republicans — especially four months until the 2014 election. Palin is hardly the first GOP politician to raise the issue of impeachment over the past couple years. Others include Sens. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) and Tim Scott (R-S.C.), Reps. Blake Farenthold (R-Tex.),

This is what happened when I
drove my Mercedes to pick
up food stamps
Washington Post, by Darlena Cunha    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/8/2014 4:55:41 PM     Post Reply
Sara Bareilles played softly through the surround-sound speakers of my husband’s 2003 Mercedes Kompressor as I sat idling at a light. I’d never been to this church before, but I could see it from where I was, across from an old park, abandoned in the chilly September air. The clouds hung low as I pulled the sleek, pewter machine into the lot. But I wasn’t going to pray or attend services. I was picking up food stamps. Even then, I couldn’t quite believe it. This wasn’t supposed to happen to people like me. I grew up in a white, affluent

Iraq tells U.N. ´terrorist groups´ seized
former chemical weapons depot
Reuters, by Michelle Nichols & Missy Ryan    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/8/2014 4:44:06 PM     Post Reply
Iraq´s government has lost control of a former chemical weapons facility to "armed terrorist groups" and is unable to fulfill its international obligations to destroy toxins kept there, the country´s U.N. envoy told the United Nations. In a letter to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, made public on Tuesday, Ambassador Mohamed Ali Alhakim said the Muthanna facility north of Baghdad was seized on June 11. He said remnants of a former chemical weapons program are kept in two bunkers there. "The project management spotted at dawn on Thursday, 12 June 2014, through the camera surveillance system, the looting of some of

  


  

Man Beaten to Death at Amtrak Station
KABB-TV [San Antonio, TX], by Robert Price    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 7/8/2014 4:32:39 PM     Post Reply
A Cibolo man is charged with murder in a bizarre case of random violence at a San Antonio train depot. Michael Fobbs Jr., 21, is accused of beating a stranger to death with his bare hands. Police say it happened just after eleven Thursday night at the Amtrak station east of downtown. Witnesses claim they saw Fobbs pacing back and forth in the waiting area before suddenly attacking a 56-year-old man sitting on a bench. "There are no indications here that there was any sort of interaction, anything on the part of the victim that would have provoked this attack,"

Legal disputes escalate in
Kahn-Noor legislative race
Star Tribune (Minneapolis, MN), by ERIC ROPER and MAYA RAO    Original Article
Posted By: voxpopuli- 7/8/2014 4:32:36 PM     Post Reply
Legal challenges are mounting in a contentious race for the Legislature that has divided Minneapolis’ Somali community. Rep. Phyllis Kahn’s campaign filed a petition with the state Supreme Court on Monday alleging that a city election judge was biased toward Kahn’s opponent, Mohamud Noor. The filing comes just days ahead of a hearing on the eligibility of hundreds of voters who are registered to a Cedar-Riverside mailbox center. Kahn was denied the DFL endorsement this spring partly because of Noor’s ability to mobilize Somali delegates. (snip) The filing alleges that election judge Fadumo Yusuf asked voters at City Hall whether

Democrats Draft Bill to Override
Contraception Ruling
New York Times, by Robert Pear    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/8/2014 4:13:56 PM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — Congressional Democrats said Tuesday that they had developed legislation to override the Supreme Court decision on contraceptives. The bill would ensure that women have access to coverage for birth control even if they work for businesses that have religious objections. The bill, developed in consultation with the Obama administration, would require for-profit corporations like Hobby Lobby Stores to provide and pay for contraceptive coverage, along with other preventive services, under the Affordable Care Act. The measure could be on the Senate floor as early as next week, Senate Democrats said. “Your health care decisions are not your boss’s

Israel puts 40,000 troops on alert for
possible ground offensive after
day-long airstrikes in Gaza
leave 15 Palestinians dead
Daily Mail [UK], by Leon Watson*    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 7/8/2014 4:11:07 PM     Post Reply
Three loud explosions rocked Jerusalem on Tuesday night following a day of airstrikes in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip by Israeli forces. Air sirens sounded in the Israeli capital at 9pm local time, shortly followed by four bright flashes lighting the sky southwest of the city. [Snip] The Israeli military launched what could be a long-term offensive earlier in the day, striking more than 100 sites and mobilising troops for a possible ground invasion aimed at stopping a heavy barrage of rocket attacks against Israel. At least 15 Palestinians, including three children, were killed in the attacks from air and sea, Palestinian

  


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The 2016 Republican National
Convention to Be Held in a
City Known for Rock N’ Roll
& Great Sports
Independent Journal Review, by Kevin Boyd    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/8/2014 4:00:55 PM     Post Reply
Today, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus announced that Cleveland will host the 2016 Republican National Convention during a live, on-air interview with Fox News. Cleveland beat out Dallas for the rights to host the convention. From Cleveland.com: Cleveland edged out Dallas, the other finalist, as the recommended location for the convention, giving the city an opportunity to strut its stuff to a national crowd while placing Ohio even more firmly in the political spotlight for the upcoming presidential election. “I think it’s great,” Rob Frost, the Cuyahoga County Republican Party Chairman, said in an interview late Tuesday morning. “I’m really

Amid barrage of rockets, Iron Dome
makes 2nd interception
over greater Tel Aviv
Jerusalem Post [Israel], by Staff, Yaakov Lappin    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 7/8/2014 4:00:27 PM     Post Reply
Israel came under a heavy barrage of rocket fire on Tuesday night, with code red sirens sounding off in central Israel, the Jerusalem area and as far North as Binyamina. More than 40 rockets were fired into Israel in the biggest ever salvo of long-range fire from Gaza. The Iron Dome rocket defense system intercepted a number of rockets and no significant injuries have been reported in the attack. An Iron Dome battery intercepted a projectile over the greater Tel Aviv area for the second time on Tuesday evening. Two loud thuds were heard by residents in downtown Jerusalem shortly

A good beat and you can kill to it
Power Line, by Scott Johnson    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/8/2014 3:46:28 PM     Post Reply
Nobel Peace Prize winner Barack Obama draws on the deep well of his wisdom and his foreign policy successes to instruct Israelis on the path to peace in today’s Haaretz column “Peace is the only true path to security for Israel and the Palestinians.” Warning: Reading may induce nausea. “In President Abbas, Israel has a counterpart committed to a two-state solution and security cooperation with Israel,” Obama writes. Benjamin Netanyahu? The observant reader — such as Josh Lederman, the author of this AP story — will note that Obama offered no parallel praise for Netanyahu. He also omits any mention

Israel under attack: Some
30 rockets fired at Israel
Ynet News [Israel], by Yoav Zitun    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/8/2014 3:41:02 PM     Post Reply
Rockets fired from the Gaza Strip kept pushing northward on Tuesday night when the rocket alert siren was blared in Caesarea. It was followed by a volley of about 30 rockets fired at different areas of the country. Sirens were sounded across the country on Tuesday night including in Sderot, Ashdod, Yavne, Be'er Sheva, Tel Aviv, Ramat Gan, Givatayim, Rishon LeZion,Kadima-Tzoran, Ness Ziona, Southern Sharon Regional Council, Ra'anana and Herzliya. Hamas claimed it fired four rockets towards Jerusalem. The rocket alert siren was sounded in the capital, as well as surrounding cities Beit Shemesh and Beitar Illit. A house in the Mateh Yehuda Regional Council, in the Jerusalem district, was hit but no one was hurt.

  


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Stunning: California Couple
Says They Were Asked to
House Immigrant Children
RushLimbaugh.com, by Rush Limbaugh    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/8/2014 3:30:26 PM     Post Reply
RUSH: This is Ann and Ed in Southern California. Welcome. It´s great to have you on the phone. Hello. ANN: Hello. RUSH: Hi. ANN: Hi, Rush. How are you? RUSH: Just fine. Thank you very much. ANN: Great. Well, we have some interesting news. My husband Eddie is on the phone with us. We live in Southern California, and we´re Catholic, active Catholics in our community, and there was a town hall meeting last evening, emergency meeting called by our local parish priest, ordered by our bishop (unintelligible) and the Archdiocese of San Bernardino. They have made the decision that they´re going to absorb the

Deputies draft constitutional reform
to extend presidential term
Santiago Times [Chile], by Angus McNiece    Original Article
Posted By: PageTurner- 7/8/2014 3:28:38 PM     Post Reply
Parliamentarians from across the aisle submitted a draft constitutional reform on Thursday, requesting that the length of presidential terms be extended to six years, arguing that the current term — four years without the possibility of re-election — is not long enough to deliver a major presidential program. Should the reform ultimately succeed, it would represent the fifth time in Chile’s history that a constitutional reform has altered the length of a presidential term. “A period of four years is not enough to manage and develop large projects,” Socialist Party (PS) Dep. Christian Urízar said, according to La Nación. “The current system

Third immigrant plane
lands in San Diego
KGTV [San Diego], by Matt Mendes    Original Article
Posted By: PageTurner- 7/8/2014 3:13:57 PM     Post Reply
SAN DIEGO - A third plane filled with Central American immigrants landed at Lindbergh Field Monday morning as protests continued at the Border Patrol station in Murrieta. Three Department of Human Services buses shuttled some 140 immigrants from the plane to a Border Patrol station in San Ysidro. Once they arrived, agents wearing plastic gloves conducted pat downs on some of the Central American immigrants. Protesters waited for the immigrants in Murrieta, about 80 miles north of San Ysidro. It was not immediately clear where the immigrants would be taken. Some protesters held signs that read, "If fences don´t work, why does the White

“Without Chile´s help, we would
have lost the Falklands”, says
former RAF intelligence
MercoPress [Montevideo, Uruguay], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: PageTurner- 7/8/2014 3:04:45 PM     Post Reply
Chile´s support for Britain during the Falklands War has been revealed for the first time by the man who was dispatched, with only hours notice, to secure a South American ally, according to an article in the Daily Telegraph credited to Harriet Alexander. Sidney Edwards, now aged 80, was then a 47-year-old official in the RAF. In conditions of upmost secrecy, he was to play a key role in the conflict, awarded an OBE for his efforts – and believes that Chile´s support was vital to the British victory. Then Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher was reportedly so reliant on his intelligence

Australia admits holding 153
Sri Lankan asylum seekers at sea
CNN, by Hilary Whiteman    Original Article
Posted By: PageTurner- 7/8/2014 2:59:10 PM     Post Reply
The Australian government has admitted it has 153 people, including children, in custody at sea while it fights a High Court challenge to any plans to send them back to Sri Lanka. Until Tuesday´s court hearing in Melbourne, the government had refused to confirm or deny it was holding the suspected asylum seekers, in line with its policy of not commenting on operational matters under "Operation Sovereign Borders." All those on board are thought to be Tamils who left the Indian port of Pondicherry on a 72-foot boat in mid-June. They include three-year-old Febrina, whose image was released by a worried relative

  



Portland Mayor Charlie Hales,
Police Chief Mike Reese
attending $56,000 diversity training
for white male managers
The Oregonian, by Andrew Theen    Original Article
Posted By: sardonic- 7/8/2014 2:56:00 PM     Post Reply
The city of Portland is sending 16 white male employees and managers, including Mayor Charlie Hales and Police Chief Mike Reese, to a three-day diversity training conference at a Mt. Hood-area resort this week. The training, run by the company White Men as Full Diversity Partners, costs $56,000 and will be funded in part by Hales´ office and the Portland Police Bureau. According to Hales´ office, the training focuses on eliminating racism, sexism and homophobia in organizations. The 16 staffers will be at the conference from 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday at 2:30 p.m.

21 Conservative Writers To
Read At The Beach
BuzzFeed, by Adam Bellow    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 7/8/2014 2:54:40 PM     Post Reply
Conservatives have for a generation spent too much time complaining about the liberal dominance of popular culture, and too little making their own. But — as I argue in National Review this month — there is a growing countercultural revolt against the ingrained (and often unconscious) liberalism of mainstream popular culture, a revolt that has so far escaped widespread notice, though you can find some of it on Liberty Island, a website I founded that is devoted to the best in conservative fiction. After reading my introduction to this literary revolt, the editors of BuzzFeed asked me to suggest a

Smallpox discovered sitting
in Maryland storage room
Washington Post, by Mark Berman    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 7/8/2014 2:51:47 PM     Post Reply
Today in smallpox, apparently: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Tuesday that employees at the National Institutes of Health found some vials containing smallpox sitting in a laboratory storage room in Bethesda. These vials were labeled “variola,” which the CDC calls “the severe and most common form of smallpox,” so that’s reassuring. The vials were discovered last week in an unused part of a storage room inside a laboratory operated by the Food and Drug Administration, the CDC said in a news release. They were found by employees preparing to move the lab, which has been operated by

Three Alleged Cattle Rustlers
Lynched in Bolivia
Latin American Herald Tribune [Miami FL], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: PageTurner- 7/8/2014 2:30:55 PM     Post Reply
LA PAZ – Three alleged cattle thieves were lynched by villagers in the Bolivian province of La Paz, local media reported Monday. The incident took place on Friday in the town of Topoco after six men were surprised by local residents as they were stealing cattle. After a pursuit, three of the men were apprehended and lynched by their captors, Radio Erbol reported. Once they were dead, the three men’s bodies were burned, according to the radio report, which added that Bolivia’s Special Crime Fighting Force (FELCC) had been informed of the incident. Lynchings of alleged criminals occur relatively frequently in Bolivia and,

Store Ignores Obvious Signs,
Goes Overboard With Its
Anti-Gun Policy
Daily Caller, by Chuck Ross    Original Article
Posted By: ScarletPimpernel- 7/8/2014 2:08:04 PM     Post Reply
A furniture store in Takoma Park, Maryland that calls itself a “Weapons Free Environment” took its policy a bit too far on Independence Day. That’s when a loss prevention officer at IKEA approached Alan Goldberg, who carried a visible, holstered firearm into the store, telling him he would have to leave the premises or place the weapon in his vehicle, according to NBC Washington. The request caught Goldberg off guard: he is Takoma Park’s chief of police, and he was in uniform during his visit.

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