U.S. Attorney Warns Cuomo on Ethics Case

July 31, 2014
U.S. Attorney Warns Cuomo on Ethics Case

In an escalation of the confrontation between the United States attorney in Manhattan, Preet Bharara, and Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo over the governor’s cancellation of his own anticorruption commission, Mr. Bharara has threatened to investigate the Cuomo administration for possible obstruction of justice or witness tampering. The warning, in a sharply worded letter from...
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Julia Alvarez, author of ‘In the Time of the Butterflies,’ is 1st to receive 2013 National Medal of Arts from President Obama

July 28, 2014
Julia Alvarez, author of 'In the Time of the Butterflies,' is 1st to receive 2013 National Medal of Arts from President Obama

Julia Alvarez, author of ‘In the Time of the Butterflies,’ is 1st to receive 2013 National Medal of Arts from President Obama Julia Alvarez, author of "In the Time of the Butterflies," is 1st to receive 2013 National Medal of Arts pic.twitter.com/5fjEKFRhLA — Nedra Pickler (@nedrapickler) July 28, 2014
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Vice President Joe Biden: I looked into Putin’s eyes and told him he has no soul

July 21, 2014
Vice President Joe Biden- I looked into Putin’s eyes and told him he has no soul

Vladimir Putin has no soul, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden concluded after meeting with the Russian leader at the Kremlin in 2011, according to an article in the New Yorker published online on Monday. Biden told the magazine about his 2011 visit with Putin, who at the time was prime minister, and said he...
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Citizens’ racy photos shared among NSA workers, Snowden says

July 21, 2014
Citizens’ racy photos shared among NSA workers, Snowden says

Naked or sexually compromising photos intercepted by the NSA are routinely shared among intelligence workers, Edward Snowden says. “They stumble across something … completely unrelated to their work, for example an intimate nude photo of someone in a sexually compromising situation,” he told The Guardian newspaper from Moscow, where he has sought temporary asylum...
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Obama asks Russia to hold rebels accountable on MH17 crash site in Ukraine

July 21, 2014
Obama asks Russia to hold rebels accountable on MH17 crash site

President Obama accused pro-Russian separatists on Monday of interfering with the MH17 crash site, in a speech at the White House. “The burden now is on Russia to insist that separatists stop tampering with the crash site,” Obama said.
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Sen. Feinstein: Putin Needs to ‘Man Up’ [VIDEO]

July 21, 2014
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Sen. Feinstein: Putin Needs to ‘Man Up’ Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) told State of the Union host Candy Crowley Sunday morning that it was time for Russian President and 2005 Super Bowl champion Vladimir Putin to “man up.” “The nexus between Russia and the separatists has been established very clearly,” Feinstein said, referring...
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Obama: Plane downed by missile fired from rebel-held Ukraine area

July 18, 2014
Obama- Plane downed by missile fired from rebel-held Ukraine area

President Obama says evidence indicates that Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was shot down by a surface-to-air missile from an area controlled by pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine. Obama also said that at least one U.S. citizen was among the nearly 300 people killed in the crash. The State Department identified the victim as Quinn Lucas...
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Host John Oliver Tackles the Income Inequality Debate on ‘Last Week Tonight’ [VIDEO]

July 15, 2014
Host John Oliver Tackles the Income Inequality Debate on Last Week Tonight

Host John Oliver tackled the income inequality debate on a recent episode of Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. Specifically, Oliver commends the optimism of the people of the United States while also pointing out a particularly terrible downside.
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Utah to appeal same-sex marriage case to SCOTUS

July 10, 2014
Utah to appeal same-sex marriage case to SCOTUS

Utah will appeal the 10th Circuit Court’s June decision upholding same-sex marriage in the state directly to the US Supreme Court, the attorney general’s office announced Wednesday.
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Obama Wants $3.7B for Immigration Crisis

July 9, 2014
Obama Wants $3.7B for Immigration Crisis

President Obama asked Congress on Tuesday for $3.7 billion in emergency funds to deal with the immigration crisis caused by tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors crossing the border from Mexico. The amount was almost twice as much as predicted. The White House says it wants to boost funding for immigration judges, aerial surveillance,...
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Republicans pick Cleveland for 2016 convention

July 8, 2014
Republicans pick Cleveland for 2016 convention

The Republican National Committee picked Cleveland on Tuesday to host the 2016 Republican National Convention.
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Hillary Clinton Addresses Controversial Past Defense of Accused Rapist [VIDEO]

July 8, 2014
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Hillary Clinton Addresses Controversial Past Defense of Accused Rapist full video: Recently the Washington Free Beacon unearthed audio of Hillary Clinton talking about her defense of an accused rapist decades ago and apparently laughing about it. Well, in an online interview last week, Clinton finally addressed criticism over that controversial audio. She explained that...
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