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Egypt´s Interim President
Urges Egyptians to Vote

Associated Press, by Maamoun Youssef

Original Article

Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 5/25/2014 10:37:15 AM

Cairo - Egypt´s interim president urged Egyptians on Sunday to come out and vote in this week´s presidential election, saying the vote will shape the nation´s future. In a televised address, Adly Mansour also sought to assure Egyptians that state institutions, including his office, would not interfere in the Monday and Tuesday voting. (Snip) In separate development, a suspected member of an al-Qaida-inspired group has been killed by his own roadside bomb in Egypt´s restive Sinai Peninsula, according to Egyptian security officials. They said the militant´s father lost an arm in the blast Saturday. Both men, they added, are members of

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The AP is buring the real lede story here which was why I selected it. An Al Qaeda operative blew himself up prematurely, severely wounding his "handler". HA!. Maybe the drone strikes are thinning the herd of these killers than can make a homicide vest.

      


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Egypt´s Interim President
Urges Egyptians to Vote
Associated Press, by Maamoun Youssef    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 5/25/2014 10:37:15 AM     Post Reply
Cairo - Egypt´s interim president urged Egyptians on Sunday to come out and vote in this week´s presidential election, saying the vote will shape the nation´s future. In a televised address, Adly Mansour also sought to assure Egyptians that state institutions, including his office, would not interfere in the Monday and Tuesday voting. (Snip) In separate development, a suspected member of an al-Qaida-inspired group has been killed by his own roadside bomb in Egypt´s restive Sinai Peninsula, according to Egyptian security officials. They said the militant´s father lost an arm in the blast Saturday. Both men, they added, are members of

   

 

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Auto parts price-fixing
probe rattles industry
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 5/25/2014 10:22:48 AM     Post Reply
Washington - A price-fixing investigation into the auto parts industry has mushroomed into the Justice Department´s largest criminal antitrust probe ever, and it´s not over. The investigation was made public four years ago with FBI raids in the Detroit area. It´s led to criminal charges against dozens of people and companies, stretched across continents and reverberated through an industry responsible for supplying critical car components. Thirty-four individuals have been charged and 27 companies have pleaded guilty or agreed to do so. Collectively, they´ve agreed to pay about $2.3 billion in fines.

Sweets Makers Work to
Keep Names off E-Cigarettes
Associated Press, by Michael Felberbaum    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 5/25/2014 10:10:00 AM     Post Reply
Richmond, Va. - Owners of brands geared toward children of all ages are battling to keep notable names like Thin Mint, Tootsie Roll and Cinnamon Toast Crunch off the flavored nicotine used in electronic cigarettes. Now the owners of those trademarks are fighting back to make sure their brands aren´t being used to sell an addictive drug or make it appealing to to children. General Mills Inc., the Girl Scouts of the USA and Tootsie Roll Industries Inc. are among several companies that have sent cease-and-desist letters to makers of the liquid nicotine demanding they stop using the brands and may take further legal action if necessary.

Pope Francis arrives in Israel
after visit to Jordan, West Bank
Ynet News [Israel], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 5/25/2014 9:58:25 AM     Post Reply
Pope Francis arrived in Israel to much fanfare Sunday after his visit to Jordan and the Palestinian territories. The Roman Catholic pontiff landed at Ben Gurion Airport and was greeted with a state ceremony. Before his arrival in Israel, Francis met with Palestinians at the Deheisheh Refugee Camp, where he listened to their grievances and hardships in the face of Israeli administration of the West Bank. The Pope also held Mass at Manger Square in Bethlehem. At the service, Francis called on Israeli President Shimon Peres and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to come pray for peace at the Vatican next month.

The nation’s last unchallenged
state same-sex marriage ban is
about to lose that status
Washington Post, by Niraj Chokshi    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 5/25/2014 9:17:01 AM     Post Reply
The nation’s last unchallenged state same-sex marriage ban is about to lose that status. “There will be a case filed challenging North Dakota’s same-sex marriage ban,” says Joshua Newville, a Minneapolis-based civil rights attorney who filed a suit Thursday against South Dakota’s ban on behalf of same-sex couples there. Newville is in talks with advocates and attorneys in North Dakota and confirmed that either he or another attorney will bring a lawsuit against that state’s ban within six to eight weeks. (Snip) But same-sex couples sued Montana that day and South Dakota on Thursday, leaving only North Dakota’s unchallenged.

Pope prays at Israeli wall
in unprecedented gesture
Telegraph [UK], by Nick Squires & Robert Tait    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 5/25/2014 9:03:08 AM     Post Reply
Pope Francis prayed in silence and pressed his forehead against the wall that separates Jerusalem from the West Bank town of Bethlehem on Sunday, during a visit which Palestinians claimed as affirmation of their claim to statehood. In an unscheduled stop during his visit to Bethlehem, the town where Christ was born, the Pope ordered his white Popemobile to stop as it passed the separation barrier built by the Israelis. He prayed for a few minutes at the graffiti-daubed section of the wall, beneath a watch tower manned by Israeli soldiers. "He got down from the Popemobile and walked up to the wall," said the

   

 

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Car bomb kills at least 10 in Syria’s Homs
Associated Press, by Ryan Lucas    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 5/25/2014 8:56:55 AM     Post Reply
Beirut - A car bomb struck a pro-government neighborhood in the central Syrian city of Homs on Sunday, killing at least 10 people, setting cars on fire and sending thick plumes of black smoke into the sky, activists and a government official said. The blast in the Zahra district, which is predominantly inhabited by Alawites and Christians, sent tremors through Homs, where rebels and the government have struck two cease-fire deals this month that have restored at least a semblance of peace to the shattered city. The provincial governor, Talal Barazzi, said the attack targeted such reconciliation efforts in Homs.

Israeli, Palestinian leaders accept
Vatican invite to discuss peace efforts
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 5/25/2014 8:45:18 AM     Post Reply
Bethlehem, West Bank - Pope Francis took a dramatic plunge Sunday into Mideast politics while on his Holy Land pilgrimage, receiving an acceptance from the Israeli and Palestinian presidents to visit him at the Vatican next month to discuss embattled peace efforts. The summit was an important moral victory for the pope, who is named after the peace-loving Francis of Assisi. Israeli-Palestinian peace talks broke down in late April, and there have been no public high-level meetings for a year. Francis landed in Bethlehem, the cradle of Christianity, in a symbolic nod to Palestinian aspirations for their own state.

Memorial Day: Obama and
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American Thinker, by Clarice Feldman    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 5/25/2014 8:31:34 AM     Post Reply
The first Memorial Day I can remember was just a few years after the end of World War II. I was in second grade and my teacher, Miss Frank, told us, choking back her tears, what it meant. Her beloved brother had died just a few years earlier, training another young aviator in taking off from the deck of a carrier. Something went wrong and they both plunged into the sea and their deaths. My classmates and I had then still vivid memories of separation from our fathers, uncles, and brothers, and war deaths of our own loved ones. Memorial Day was sacred. In recent years the day’s meaning has often been lost in the holiday atmosphere

Tribune Media Services Lays Off Around 25
Breitbart´s Big Journalism, by John Nolte    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 5/25/2014 8:09:26 AM     Post Reply
Tribune Media Services, a division of the Tribune Company (owner of the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, and 8 others) laid off around 25 of its roughly 400 employees earlier this week. Apparently this is in addition to 20 employees laid off in January: Tribune Media Services laid off about 25 people Tuesday at its offices on Media Drive, citing a need to improve efficiency. “Obviously, it’s a little bit of a rough day for us,” said company spokesman Graham McKenna. “We’re looking for efficiencies in the business and looking to modernize the business, so it’s really going to put us in a better position to be more of a global

Sheriff Says Gunman Killed
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Breitbart California, by AWR Hawkins    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 5/25/2014 8:00:03 AM     Post Reply
On May 24, Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown held a press conference in which he said Elliot Rodger killed six victims on Friday night, including three he stabbed and killed at "his residence" with a knife. Brown said there were "10 separate locations where criminal activity took place" and in some of the locations there is "more than one crime scene." He said Rodger "murdered three victims within his residence prior to the shooting rampage." He said these three "male victims" appear to have been "repeatedly stabbed." After this, Rodger went on the shooting spree, in which Breitbart News reported he sought "retribution" because women had

   

 



 
Kerry Says--Wrongly--Some Temps
This Week Broke ‘Every Record
That’s Ever Been Seen’
Cybercast News Service, by Patrick Goodenough    Original Article
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Secretary of State John Kerry told an audience in Mexico on Wednesday that temperatures in Europe and in Vietnam were “unprecedented” and broke “every record that’s ever been seen.” However, although it was hot that day, he was off the mark. Speaking at an environmentally-friendly technology event in Mexico City, Kerry said he had just caught a CNN weather report in his hotel and “saw the temperatures around the world right now.” “Thirty-four degrees centigrade [Celsius] in Vietnam today, in May. Twenty-nine, thirty, thirty-two, thirty-three in places all around Europe,” he said. “Unprecedented. Breaks every record that’s ever been



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