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Obama Aide Calls Netanyahu's Planned Visit 'Destructive' to US-Israel Ties - New York Times

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 1:41pm

New York Times

Obama Aide Calls Netanyahu's Planned Visit 'Destructive' to US-Israel Ties
New York Times
WASHINGTON — Susan E. Rice, President Obama's national security adviser, sharply criticized Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel on Tuesday over his plans to address a joint meeting of Congress next week, saying his actions had hurt his nation's ...
Netanyahu speech 'destructive' to US-Israeli ties: Susan RiceReuters
Netanyahu turns down Senate Democrats' meeting inviteNew York Daily News
Israeli State Auditor Faults Netanyahu on HousingWall Street Journal
Huffington Post -Haaretz -CNN
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What 'Parks and Recreation' taught me about life - Washington Post

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 1:32pm

Washington Post

What 'Parks and Recreation' taught me about life
Washington Post
As the cast of NBC's long-running sitcom “Parks and Recreation” came together on-screen for a final hug last night, I started to cry in a way I haven't since I was a child and my mother came to the last page of “These Happy Golden Years,” the final volume in ...
'Parks and Recreation' ends on a fitting noteRed and Black
'Parks and Recreation': Here's what happened on the series finaleChristian Science Monitor

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US justices weigh case of Muslim denied job over headscarf - Ynetnews

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 11:11am

US justices weigh case of Muslim denied job over headscarf
Ynetnews
The US Supreme Court is indicating it will side with a Muslim woman who didn't get hired by clothing retailer Abercrombie & Fitch because she wore a black headscarf that conflicted with the company's dress code to her job interview. Liberal and conservative ...

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Bipartisan Coalition to Press Congress on Criminal Justice Overhaul - Wall Street Journal

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 10:53am

Wall Street Journal

Bipartisan Coalition to Press Congress on Criminal Justice Overhaul
Wall Street Journal
WASHINGTON—A small, motley coalition of Republicans and Democrats have found common ground on what was once among the most divisive and partisan of political issues: crime. A tenuous working relationship and grudging respect has emerged ...
Defying GOP, Obama vetoes Keystone XL pipeline billSFGate
Calling for Cooperation, Obama Engages in ConfrontationABC News
Obama Vetoes Keystone Pipeline BillVoice of America
The Bakken magazine -STLtoday.com -The Atlantic
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11 Bay Area Flights Canceled After Southwest Grounds 128 Planes Over ... - CBS Local

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 10:36am

Fox News

11 Bay Area Flights Canceled After Southwest Grounds 128 Planes Over ...
CBS Local
OAKLAND (CBS SF) – Eleven flights have been cancelled out of the Bay Area on Wednesday after Southwest Airlines decided to ground 128 planes when they failed to inspect backup hydraulic systems used to control the rudder if the main system fails.
Southwest Gets Okay to Use JetsWKRB News
Southwest Airlines can use planes that missed inspections, FAA saysFox News
Southwest Can Fly Uninspected PlanesRTT News
The Detroit News -Press-Enterprise -KABC
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40-vehicle pileup in snowy Maine leaves at least 14 injured - Chron.com

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 10:22am

Chron.com

40-vehicle pileup in snowy Maine leaves at least 14 injured
Chron.com
ETNA, Maine (AP) — At least 14 people have been hurt in a crash involving more than 40 vehicles on a snowy stretch of Interstate 95 in Maine. State police say the pileup in Etna, near Bangor, happened at about 7:30 a.m. Wednesday in heavy snow and ...
40-vehicle pileup shuts I-95 in MaineUSA TODAY

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Lawsuit filed against Purina claims food sickens, kills dogs - seattlepi.com

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 10:14am

Lawsuit filed against Purina claims food sickens, kills dogs
seattlepi.com
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A dog owner has filed a lawsuit against a pet food company alleging that thousands of dogs have been sickened or died from eating the company's dry dog food. Pet owner Frank Lucido filed the suit on Feb. 5, in U.S. District Court in ...

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Fisherman let off the hook in US white-collar crime ruling - Reuters

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 10:06am

USA TODAY

Fisherman let off the hook in US white-collar crime ruling
Reuters
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court threw overboard on Wednesday a Florida fisherman's conviction under an evidence-tampering provision of a federal white collar crime law for disposing of undersized red grouper fish while he was under ...
Supreme Court Sides With Fisherman In Case Of The Missing FishNPR (blog)
Supreme Court Lets Commercial Fisherman Off the HookNBCNews.com
Supreme Court Fish Case: Alito Saves the Day, Kagan Cites Dr. SeussSlate Magazine (blog)
Fresno Bee
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Lawyer: Truck driver in train crash 'did all he could' - Chron.com

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 9:35am

Chron.com

Lawyer: Truck driver in train crash 'did all he could'
Chron.com
OXNARD, Calif. (AP) — A lawyer says the driver of a truck involved in a fiery crash with a commuter train in Southern California "did all he could" to free the vehicle from the tracks and then ran for help. Attorney Ron Bamieh tells the Ventura County Star ...
Metrolink Hopes To Return Service Late WednesdayCBS Local
NTSB, FRA investigating Metrolink derailmentProgressive Rail Roading
Metrolink commuters to be bused around Oxnard train crash siteKABC-TV
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Workers restoring heat after gas explosion in New Jersey - Washington Times

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 9:24am

ABC News

Workers restoring heat after gas explosion in New Jersey
Washington Times
New Jersey Natural Gas personnel dig in front of smoldering debris after a natural gas explosion leveled a house in Stafford Township, N.J., Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015. Firefighters, emergency medical technicians and gas company employees were among ...
Police dashcam films dramatic house explosion in New JerseyTelegraph.co.uk
Gas service restored in area of Stafford house explosionNJ.com
Footage of the moment US house is destroyed in gas blastBBC News
Baltimore Sun -PennEnergy
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4 Wesleyan students arrested in Molly drug hospitalizations - Philly.com

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 7:19am

4 Wesleyan students arrested in Molly drug hospitalizations
Philly.com
MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (AP) - Four Wesleyan University students were arrested Tuesday in connection with about a dozen hospitalizations among people who took a party drug known as Molly. The students, including one from Brazil, were arrested on ...

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Ruble Advances From One-Week Low on Taxes as Russia Sells Bonds - Bloomberg

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 6:38am

The Moscow Times

Ruble Advances From One-Week Low on Taxes as Russia Sells Bonds
Bloomberg
(Bloomberg) -- The ruble climbed from a one-week low as Russian companies sought to make local tax payment deadlines and Brent crude gained in London. Local bonds fell before a bond auction. The currency added 0.4 percent to 62.611 per dollar by ...
Russia has not yet decided on cutting gas to Ukraine: ministerReuters

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Syrian Kurds cut IS supply line near Iraq; fears for Christians mount - Reuters

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 6:16am

Reuters

Syrian Kurds cut IS supply line near Iraq; fears for Christians mount
Reuters
BEIRUT/AMMAN (Reuters) - Kurdish militia pressed a big offensive against Islamic State in northeast Syria on Wednesday, cutting one of its supply lines from Iraq, as fears mounted for dozens of Christians abducted by the hardline group that recently ...

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Protect the Open Internet - The Hill

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 6:06am

Protect the Open Internet
The Hill
Over the past month, U.S. House and Senate Republicans have launched a series of investigations into the Federal Communications Commission's independence in crafting strong net neutrality rules, accusing President Obama of improper influence over the ...

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Mosque torched in Palestinian village near Bethlehem - Israel Hayom

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 5:50am

Israel Hayom

Mosque torched in Palestinian village near Bethlehem
Israel Hayom
Parts of mosque in village of Jab'a burned down, walled defaced with Hebrew graffiti reading "revenge" and "We want to free Zion" • Vandalism took place on anniversary of Cave of the Patriarchs massacre • Security forces investigating. Israel Hayom Staff.
West Bank mosque burned after suspected Israeli extremist attackCTV News
Mosque torched near Bethlehem in suspected hate crimeThe Express Tribune
Far-right Jewish extremists suspected in torching of West Bank mosqueJerusalem Post Israel News

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More cold, snow, ice, wintry mix expected today - AZFamily

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 5:02am

U.S. News & World Report

More cold, snow, ice, wintry mix expected today
AZFamily
UNDATED (AP) — States of emergency have already been declared and schools have already been closed ahead of a wintry weather mix that's expected to continue battering a huge part of the country today. The National Weather Service says a mix of rain, ...
More cold, snow, ice, wintry mix expected WednesdayWRCB-TV

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Without hate crime, US limited in prosecuting Zimmerman - Chron.com

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 3:50am

Chron.com

Without hate crime, US limited in prosecuting Zimmerman
Chron.com
MIAMI (AP) — The Justice Department's decision to not prosecute a civilian neighborhood watch volunteer for a hate crime in the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager is not necessarily a harbinger of how it will rule in two other high-profile deaths of ...
Justice Department Won't Charge Zimmerman in Trayvon Martin's ShootingWall Street Journal
Justice Dept.: No charges in Trayvon Martin deathThe Herald-News
Atkins: No surprise, no fed charges for George ZimmermanBoston Herald
STLtoday.com
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Feds: Truck driver in train crash wasn't stuck on tracks - Greeneville Sun

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 3:12am

Greeneville Sun

Feds: Truck driver in train crash wasn't stuck on tracks
Greeneville Sun
Workers walk near a Metrolink train engine from a train that hit a truck and then derailed Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015, in Oxnard, Calif. Three cars of the Metrolink train tumbled onto their sides, injuring dozens of people in the town 65 miles northwest of Los ...

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Feds: Truck driver in train crash wasn't stuck on tracks - TriCities.com

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 2:49am

TriCities.com

Feds: Truck driver in train crash wasn't stuck on tracks
TriCities.com
Workers walk near a Metrolink train engine from a train that hit a truck and then derailed Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015, in Oxnard, Calif. Three cars of the Metrolink train tumbled onto their sides, injuring dozens of people in the town 65 miles northwest of Los ...

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Senior State Dept. official arrested for allegedly soliciting sex from a minor - Fox News

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 2:19am

Fox News

Senior State Dept. official arrested for allegedly soliciting sex from a minor
Fox News
EXCLUSIVE: A senior State Department official in charge of federal counterterrorism programs was arrested Tuesday afternoon for allegedly soliciting sex from a minor, Fox News has learned. Fairfax County Police officials say Daniel Rosen was arrested by a ...
State Dept. official allegedly sought sex with minorCBS News
State Dept. official charged with soliciting minorKansas City Star
State Department official arrested on suspicion of seeking sex with minor: CNNGlobalPost
Washington Post -Huffington Post
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