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Lakkis was key figure in
Hezbollah drone program

Daily Star [Lebanon], by Staff

Original Article

Posted By:earlybird, 12/4/2013 11:44:27 AM

BEIRUT: Hassan Lakkis, the Hezbollah commander who was assassinated outside his Beirut home late Tuesday, had played a key role in advancing the group’s technological capabilities in its fight against Israel and had brushes with death on many occasions, sources told The Daily Star Wednesday. “Lakkis was involved in scientific development and played a key role in developing Hezbollah’s unmanned aerial vehicles program,” a source close to the Lebanese group told The Daily Star on condition of anonymity A security source, who also spoke on condition of anonymity, said Lakkis was also in charge of smuggling arms to Gaza and Egypt.

      


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Lakkis was key figure in
Hezbollah drone program
Daily Star [Lebanon], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 12/4/2013 11:44:27 AM     Post Reply
BEIRUT: Hassan Lakkis, the Hezbollah commander who was assassinated outside his Beirut home late Tuesday, had played a key role in advancing the group’s technological capabilities in its fight against Israel and had brushes with death on many occasions, sources told The Daily Star Wednesday. “Lakkis was involved in scientific development and played a key role in developing Hezbollah’s unmanned aerial vehicles program,” a source close to the Lebanese group told The Daily Star on condition of anonymity A security source, who also spoke on condition of anonymity, said Lakkis was also in charge of smuggling arms to Gaza and Egypt.

   

 

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Zucker opens up
about Bell’s Palsy
Capital [New York], by Alex Weprin and Mike Allen    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 12/4/2013 11:36:01 AM     Post Reply
Four months into his tenure at CNN, Jeff Zucker woke up in his New York City apartment and realized that he couldn’t move his face. “You wake up and you look in the mirror and your face can´t move and you think you had a stroke, and then you go to the emergency room and they diagnose it,” Zucker told Capital during a wide-ranging interview. Zucker was diagnosed with Bell’s Palsy in June, a form of facial paralysis that renders affected people unable to control facial muscles on one side of their face. “It´s definitely better than it was, but

Millennials Abandon Obama
and Obamacare
National Journal, by Ron Fournier    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 12/4/2013 11:03:50 AM     Post Reply
Young Americans are turning against Barack Obama and Obamacare, according to a new survey of millennials, people between the ages of 18 and 29 who are vital to the fortunes of the president and his signature health care law. The most startling finding of Harvard University´s Institute of Politics: A majority of Americans under age 25--the youngest millennials--would favor throwing Obama out of office. The survey, part of a unique 13-year study of the attitudes of young adults, finds that America´s rising generation is worried about its future, disillusioned with the U.S. political system, strongly opposed to the government´s domestic surveillance apparatus,

Hezbollah says commander killed
in Beirut, blames Israel
Reuters, by YASSER OKBI    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 12/4/2013 11:01:33 AM     Post Reply
Lebanon´s militant Shi´ite group Hezbollah said on Wednesday one of its commanders was killed outside his Beirut home overnight in an attack it blamed on Israel. The group said in a statement that Hassan al-Laqqis, "who served the resistance his entire life," was killed at around midnight in the southern Hadath district of the Lebanese capital. A previously unknown group, Ahrar al-Sunna Baalbek brigade, claimed responsibility for the attack in a message on Twitter. The group´s name suggested it had Lebanese Sunni Muslim links. Al-Laqqis was on his way home when he was killed, the official Hezbollah television station Al-Manar said. It

Waitress in Anti-Gay Note Dispute
Was Dishonorably Discharged
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Posted By: earlybird- 12/3/2013 10:26:28 AM     Post Reply
The New Jersey waitress whose story has been questioned after she claimed she received an anti-gay note instead of a tip on a restaurant bill was discharged under dishonorable terms from the Marines last spring after she stopped showing up, NBC 4 New York has learned. (Snip)NBC 4 New York learned Wednesday from a Pentagon source that Morales was dismissed from the Marine Reserve Corps in May because she wasn´t attending drills. It wasn´t immediately clear how often those drills were held, and Morales did not respond to a request for comment. Morales was formally discharged, or released from the Marines,

Sports car enthusiasts saw Paul
Walker as one of their own
Los Angeles Times, by Kate Mather*    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 12/3/2013 9:38:28 AM     Post Reply
On weekends or late at night, the whine of high-performance engines echoes across an industrial park and nearby hills in Santa Clarita. In daylight, dramatic skid marks on the mostly unlined roadway are evidence of racing and burnouts. Speed aficionados know the spot well, on the far side of the 5 Freeway from the Magic Mountain theme park. They come to try their hand at "drifting," over-steering so that the tail ends of their Nissans and Mitsubishis slide and shimmy through a spot called Hercules Curve. Last Saturday, it was Paul Walker, star of the "Fast & Furious" film series — who

   

 

  


 
US Calls Netanyahu ´Desperate and Weak´
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Posted By: earlybird- 12/2/2013 9:36:23 AM     Post Reply
Senior officials in the White House have said that Israel Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu “is desperate and weak,” in reaction to Netanyahu´s remonstrations against the deal struck with Iran over its nuclear weapons program. Israeli television Channel 10 quoted the officials as saying “His pronouncements show a lack of self-confidence,” in an unusually harsh personal attack on Netanyahu. “We are not perturbed by his vocal opposition.”

Fort Myers teen arrested
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WBBH=TV [Fort Myer, FL], by Sam Sweeney    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 11/28/2013 9:44:35 AM     Post Reply
LEE COUNTY - The Lee County Sheriff´s Office has arrested a juvenile in connection with two random attacks reported in Lee County. Traveshia Blanks, of Fort Myers, is charged with two counts of battery on a person 65 years of age or older. On Tuesday around 3:50 p.m., deputies responded to a report of a group of people who randomly attacked an unsuspecting victim (Snip)We talked to students from nearby Cypress Lake High School who didn´t seem to think the teens did anything wrong. "I´m not gonna say it´s not right and it´s not fun, because it is fun," said

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Obama loyalty in video
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The Texas communications director for Enroll America has resigned after a conservative watchdog group posted a video of him discussing his Democratic leanings. A spokesman for the self-proclaimed non-profit, non-partisan group, which is leading efforts to enroll Americans in ObamaCare, confirmed to FoxNews.com Chris Tarango has resigned after the video by Project Veritas was posted online. In the video, Tarango tells an actor posing as a Democratic operative that he is helping out with a Texas House race on the side, “so that’s about as partisan as it gets.” He says that many people who worked for Organizing for America,

Jonathan Martin´s attorney says he
hasn´t talked to Dolphins yet
Sun-Sentinel [Ft. Lauderdale, FL], by Omar Kelly    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 11/27/2013 6:37:16 PM     Post Reply
DAVIE - Nobody but Ted Wells has talked to Miami Dolphins offensive tackle Jonathan Martin since he left the team a month ago. The only others who have heard Martin´s complete claims about locker room bullying, which has put the future of the Dolphins front office figures and coaching staff in jeopardy, is Martin´s family members, and his attorney David Cornwell. Cornwell hasn´t spoken much about the case, which might eventually blossom into the lawsuit against the NFL and the Dolphins, but he did address some questions in an interview with the Sports Business Journal this week. You can read the interview

NSA spied on porn habits, HuffPo reports
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The National Security Agency collected evidence of online sexual activity and visits to pornographic websites as part of a proposed plan to harm the reputations of six people the agency considered "radicalizers," the Huffington Post reported, citing documents released by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden. The targets, all Muslims, are described in the document as examples of how "personal vulnerabilities" can be learned through electronic surveillance, and then exploited to undermine a target´s credibility, reputation and authority, HuffPo said in its report. Among the vulnerabilities are "viewing sexually explicit material online" and "using sexually explicit persuasive language when communicating with inexperienced young

   

 

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U.S. says may pull out all troops
as Afghan leader holds up deal
Reuters, by Jessica Donati and Mark Felsenthal    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 11/25/2013 10:43:58 PM     Post Reply
Afghanistan´s President Hamid Karzai has refused to sign a security deal with the United States, the White House said, and Washington may have to resort to the "zero option" of withdrawing all American troops from the strife-torn country next year, as it did in Iraq. Karzai told U.S. National Security Advisor Susan Rice in Kabul on Monday that the United States must put an immediate end to military raids on Afghan homes and demonstrate its commitment to peace talks before he would sign a bilateral security pact, Karzai´s spokesman said. The White House said Karzai had outlined new conditions in



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