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Activist: No regrets about cartoon contest ended by gunfire

Posted 5/8/2015 in National

Does Pamela Geller regret organizing the Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest that ended in gunfire?

 

 

Texas incident fuels concern about lone-wolf terror attacks

Posted 5/7/2015 in National

The attempted attack on a provocative cartoon contest in Texas appears to reflect a scenario that has long troubled national security officials: a do-it-yourself terror plot.

 

 

AP-GfK Poll: Republicans open to softer immigration policy

Posted 5/7/2015 in National

Americans appear open to a softer immigration policy than Republican presidential candidates have preached in the past.

 

 

Are bungled VA claims systemic? Senators want agency review

Posted 5/7/2015 in National

Troubled by delays in handling veterans claims, a bipartisan group of senators on Wednesday urged a wide-scale, independent review of the Department of Veterans Affairs for mismanagement and changes to improve budgeting and speed up applications.

 

 

GAO: Gov't waste of natural gas costing taxpayers millions

Posted 5/7/2015 in National

Significant amounts of natural gas on federal lands are being wasted, costing taxpayers tens of millions of dollars each year and adding to harmful greenhouse gas emissions, a congressional investigation has found.

 

Gunman's hashtag hinted at Texas plot

Posted 5/6/2015 in National

About 20 minutes before the shooting at a Texas cartoon contest that featured images of the Prophet Muhammad, a final tweet posted on an account linked to one of the gunmen said: "May Allah accept us as mujahideen," or holy warriors.

 

Campus sex crime reporting increases, says Education Dept.

Posted 5/6/2015 in National

Reports of sex offenses on college campuses provided to the Education Department have nearly doubled over a five-year period.

 

 

Report: IRS issues $5.6B in bogus education credits

Posted 5/6/2015 in National

The IRS issued $5.6 billion in potentially bogus education tax credits in a single year -- more than a quarter of all education credits claimed by taxpayers, a government watchdog said Tuesday.

 

 

With new standardized tests, educators worry about scores

Posted 5/6/2015 in National

Call this the year of the test. Or, at least the year of standardized test mania.

 

Accused Texas gunman was former target of FBI terror probe

Posted 5/5/2015 in National

In 2010, authorities arrested Elton Simpson, one of the two suspected gunmen in a weekend shooting outside a contest in Texas featuring cartoons of the Muslim Prophet Muhammad.

Pentagon accused of withholding information about sex crimes

Posted 5/5/2015 in National

In a scathing critique of the Defense Department's efforts to curb sexual assaults, a U.S. senator warned Monday that the true scope of sex-related violence in the military communities is "vastly underreported" and that victims continue to struggle for justice.

 

Islamic State claims responsibility for Texas cartoon attack

Posted 5/5/2015 in National

The Islamic State group claimed responsibility today for a weekend attack at a center near Dallas, Texas, that was exhibiting cartoon depictions of the Prophet Muhammad -- though it offered no evidence of a direct link to the attackers.

 

 

Boston Marathon bomber shows emotion for 1st time at trial

Posted 5/5/2015 in National

For the first time since his trial began four months ago, Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev dropped his blank, impassive demeanor and showed emotion as his Russian aunt sobbed uncontrollably and had to leave the witness stand.

 

 

Jurors see video of theater shooter asking if kids were hurt

Posted 5/5/2015 in National

Jurors in the Colorado theater shooting trial got their first look at a video recording of gunman James Holmes asking detectives, "There weren't any children hurt, were there?"

 

Life crawling back to normal in Nepal's quake-hit capital

Posted 5/1/2015 in National

Fresh croissants emerged from a popular bakery and were quickly snapped up.

 

Popular pesticide hurts wild bees in major study

Posted 5/1/2015 in National

A common type of pesticide is dramatically harming wild bees, according to a new in-the-field study that outside experts say may help shift the way the U.S. government looks at a controversial class of chemicals.

 

 

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