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Gold Races Above $1,300; Set
For Best Week In 6 Months

Reuters, by Staff

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Posted By:JoniTx, 2/15/2014 9:25:27 PM

Gold rose to three-month highs above $1,300 an ounce on Friday and looked set to post its biggest weekly gain in six months as weak U.S. data raised fears about economic growth, hurting the dollar. Spot gold was up 1 percent to $1,315.10 an ounce by 1325 GMT after earlier rising 1.3 percent to its highest since Nov. 8 at $1,319.80. It was up around 4 percent for the week, the largest such gain since mid-August. U.S. gold futures for April delivery also hit a three-month high of $1,319.90 an ounce, up for an eighth straight session in the longest

      


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Gold Races Above $1,300; Set
For Best Week In 6 Months
Reuters, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/15/2014 9:25:27 PM     Post Reply
Gold rose to three-month highs above $1,300 an ounce on Friday and looked set to post its biggest weekly gain in six months as weak U.S. data raised fears about economic growth, hurting the dollar. Spot gold was up 1 percent to $1,315.10 an ounce by 1325 GMT after earlier rising 1.3 percent to its highest since Nov. 8 at $1,319.80. It was up around 4 percent for the week, the largest such gain since mid-August. U.S. gold futures for April delivery also hit a three-month high of $1,319.90 an ounce, up for an eighth straight session in the longest

   

 

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From Russia with Love! Putin
makes a surprise visit to American
Sochi base wearing a TEAM USA
Valentine´s Day pin
Associated Press*, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/15/2014 9:05:09 PM     Post Reply
In a surprise visit Russian President Vladimir Putin dropped in on U.S. Olympic headquarters Friday to chat about the Winter Games and the upcoming Russia-U.S. hockey showdown. He even wore a red ´Happy Valentine´s Day from Team USA´ pin on his lapel. Putin spent about half an hour at USA House in Sochi´s Olympic Park, sitting on a couch talking with U.S. Olympic Committee chairman Larry Probst and CEO Scott Blackmun. From there, he made a stop at Canada House next door. ´Putin was very gracious,´ Blackmun told The Associated Press. ´What I would remember is it sends a strong

Wendy Davis Says Texas
Not a Red State
Breitbart Big Government, by Robert Wilde    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/15/2014 8:51:54 PM     Post Reply
Texas gubernatorial hopeful and Democratic State Senator Wendy Davis asserted on Thursday in an interview with statesman.com, “Texas is not really a red state, it’s just a non-voting state.” Davis, who gained notoriety for her 11-hour filibuster against a bill that would have banned late term abortions, may be engaged in wishful thinking rather than admitting the facts about Texas. Since 1994, Republicans have won all of Texas´s 29 statewide offices, giving the state the longest streak of single-party dominance in the country. (Snip) It bears repeating: not one Democrat has won any of these seats in twenty years.

Michael Dunn guilty on four counts,
including attempted murder;
mistrial declared on first-
degree murder charge
New York Daily News, by Joel Landau & Sasha Goldstein    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/15/2014 8:26:10 PM     Post Reply
A Florida jury found Michael Dunn guilty on three charges of attempted murder and firing a weapon into a vehicle Saturday in the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Jordan Davis after a 2012 argument outside a Jacksonville convenience store over loud music. The jury did not reach a verdict on first-degree murder and a mistrial was declared on the charge. Dunn showed little emotion after the verdict came back from the jury of seven women and five men. He was convicted on three charges of attempted murder and firing a weapon into a vehicle. He is facing up to 75 years

Getting the Presidential seal of
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his brother as he weds in an
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Daily Mail (UK), by Lucy Crossley    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/15/2014 8:15:15 PM     Post Reply
The US President´s brother has got married to a care worker in Oxford - and received a personal phone call of congratulation from elder sibling Barack. Although his brother is one of the world´s most powerful men, Ben Obama opted for simple surroundings when he wed care worker Lily Achoch at the Oxford registry office. Shortly before the ceremony, Ben, 42, took the President´s call on his mobile phone from Washington DC. He said: ´It was great hearing him because Barack´s the most important politician in the world and is naturally extremely busy. ´But he took time out for family

Resurgent Holder pushes agenda
The Hill (Washington DC), by Nieall Stanage    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/15/2014 8:06:12 PM     Post Reply
Conservatives hoping to celebrate the departure of Attorney General Eric Holder might be in for a long wait. The attorney general’s position has looked perilous at various points during his tenure. But these days, he seems resurgent, pushing states to strike down voting restrictions on ex-felons and fighting hard to restore some of the key powers of the Voting Rights Act. It has been an uphill climb. In 2012, Holder became the first attorney general to be held in contempt by the House of Representatives while, the year before, he had to retreat from his earlier insistence that suspects in

   

 

  


 
Is food insecurity on the rise
among college students?
Fox News, by Julie Tortora    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/15/2014 5:11:12 PM     Post Reply
Gaining the ‘freshman 15’ may no longer be the biggest nutritional issue facing some college students. A study recently published by the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior surveyed 354 students at Western Oregon University and found that 59 percent felt that they did not have enough access to affordable, healthy foods – a condition known as ‘food insecurity.´ As defined within the study, food insecurity is “the limited or uncertain availability of nutritionally adequate and safe foods, and limited or uncertain ability to acquire acceptable foods in socially acceptable ways.”

Russian reconnaissance satellite
to hit Earth Sunday
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Posted By: JoniTx- 2/15/2014 4:56:32 PM     Post Reply
Portions of Russia’s defunct Kosmos-1220 satellite will come crashing back to the planet on Sunday following a fiery, uncontrolled descent through the Earth’s atmosphere, Russian officials said. Fragments of the former reconnaissance satellite are expected to survive the high-speed re-entry and will most likely plunge harmlessly into the Pacific Ocean, Colonel Alexei Zolotukhin told Russian news agency Ria Novosti. “As of February 7, 2014 the fragments are expected to fall on February 16. The exact impact time and location of the fragments from the Kosmos-1220 satellite may change due to external factors,”

British al-Qaeda ´supergrass´
lined up as star video witness
in US terror trials
Telegraph [UK], by Philip Sherwell    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/15/2014 4:21:02 PM     Post Reply
New York - He is a quietly-spoken former British grammar schoolboy who turned from A-Level textbooks to Islamic terrorism and was convicted as a co-conspirator in the "shoe bomber" plots. Now Saajid Badat is about to become the most important terrorist "supergrass" in history by testifying via video link from Britain about the inner-workings of al-Qaeda in two major US terror trials. Badat, 33, has agreed to give evidence as the star witness in the cases in New York against Abu Hamza, the Egyptian-born British cleric renowned for his hate-filled sermons, and Osama bin Laden’s son-in-law Sulaiman Abu Ghaith.

China plans the world´s
longest undersea tunnel
Telegraph [UK], by Malcolm Moore    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/15/2014 4:15:36 PM     Post Reply
Beijing - At more than twice the length of the Channel Tunnel, China´s latest mega project is not short of ambition. A 76-mile-long tunnel will run between the northern city of Dalian with Yantai, on the east coast. "Work could begin as early as 2015 or 2016," said Wang Mengshu, an expert at the Chinese academy of Engineering, to the China Daily. He added that the new tunnel will knock 800 miles off the current route between the two cities. It will also form a vital link in a high-speed rail line from China´s frozen north to the tropical island

Twenty-five years after Soviet
exit, Taliban says U.S. will
meet same fate
Reuters, by Mirwais Harooni    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/15/2014 4:04:46 PM     Post Reply
KABUL- The Taliban called on Afghans to expel the United States from Afghanistan on Saturday just as they said Afghan mujahideen fighters had done to Soviet forces 25 years ago to the day. In a statement issued on the 25th anniversary of the final Soviet withdrawal from Afghanistan, a national holiday for Afghans, the Taliban sought to connect the steady departure of U.S. and NATO troops ahead of a year-end deadline to the end of the decade-long Soviet occupation. "Today America is facing the same fate as the former Soviets and trying to escape from our country," the Taliban said

   

 

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Not the Party of ´No´
American Thinker, by Elise Cooper    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/15/2014 3:54:14 PM     Post Reply
The Democrats try to claim the Republicans are "the party of no" while publicizing the president´s two main agenda issues, healthcare reform and income inequality. However, Republicans have made counterproposals that the mainstream media and Harry Reid refuse to consider. American Thinker interviewed authors of some of these alternate bills. Congressman Tom Price (R-GA) has been warning for years about the implications of ObamaCare. He is afraid that Americans will become aware when it is too late, when they try to go to a doctor or hospital and find out they are no longer covered. He told American Thinker,



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