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East and Gulf coast ports still running, for the time being

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By reaching a short term extension, a strike that would have shut down many of the nation’s major seaports on the East and Gulf coasts has been postponed. The United States Maritime Alliance and the International Longshoremen’s Assn. have reached an agreement on container royalty fees, one of the most heated and controversial issues in the negotiation. Employers have attempted ...

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Kansas Gov. Signs Measure Blocking Foreign Law

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Muslim groups are in a frenzy over the measure signed by Kansas Governor Sam Brownback which is meant to stop the state’s courts and government agencies from making decisions based on foreign legal codes. Even though Islamic Sharia Law would most likely fall under the definition of the measure, it is not specifically aimed at it. It instead states that ...

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Death toll from drone strikes have been inflated

The Associated Press has released a report shedding light on the actual number of deaths from U.S. drone strikes. The report says that right-wing political groups, clerics, and militants are falsely leading Pakistan citizens to believe drones are killing more civilians than is actually true. This is from an on-the-ground Associated Press investigation. Reporters spoke to approximately 80 villiagers in ...

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*UPDATE* Terrorism investigation results in man arrested near the Capitol

It’s being reported by Reuters that a terrorism investigation has resulted in the arrest of a man near the Capitol who was planning to use explosives. The is according to the Justice Department and the Capitol Police. “Explosives the suspect allegedly sought to use in connection with the plot had been rendered inoperable by law enforcement and posed no threat ...

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Keystone Bill passes the House – Senate fate not clear

On Thursday the House passed legislation that would take control of the Keystone pipeline from President Obama who caved to demands of environmentalists and has kept the bill on hold. The Republicans have made the bill a part of their effort to fund the highways and infrastructure project. In addition, the bill would open drilling to parts of the Artic ...

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Claims of major nuclear advances coming from Iran

On Wednesday, in a continued show of defiance against sanctions imposed by the United States and the European Union, Iran announced two major advances in its nuclear program. A CNN report said Iranian President Ahmadinejad was at the reactor to personally hand load domestically made file rods while also announcing a new generation of advanced centrifuges with the intent to ...

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Ahmadinejad: the world will soon witness Iran’s “major nuclear achievements”

Saturday, before state TV, Iranian President Ahmadinejad stated that Iran in the near future will announce significant progress in its nuclear program. The announcement came on the 33rd anniversary of the Islamic revolution before thousands of Iranians, carrying flags and pictures of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei while chanting “Death to Israel” and “Death to America”, in state-organized rallies across ...

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Police raid Occupy DC camp

U.S. Park Police officers, converging on one of the nation’s last remaining Occupy sites, arrived before dawn Saturday. The officers entered on horseback and in riot gear placing barricades around McPherson Square, a federal park near the White House. The officers said they were not there to evict anyone, but to ensure the protestors following “no camping” laws. Although four ...

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U.N. leader urges Israel to halt settlement construction and resume talks with Palestine

After negotiations failed last week U.N. leader Ban Ki-Moon called upon Israel on Wednesday to halt construction of settlements on the West Bank and resume talks with Palestinians. The U.N. secretary general said he hope that talks between Palestine and Israel, that took place last month in Jordan, could continue and “Israel’s cooperation in creating a positive dynamic is vital.” ...

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Six Marines dead after helicopter crash in Afghanistan

It’s being reported that Thursday evening 6 Marines lost their life in southern Afghanistan’s Helmand province. At the this time the cause of the crash is unknown and under investigation. Reuters reported a spokesman for the NATO Forces said, “The cause of the crash is under investigation, however initial reporting indicates there was no enemy activity in the area at ...

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says Romney should release tax returns

Mitt Romney supporter Gov. Chris Christie now joins democrats and other GOP presidential candidates in saying Romney should release his tax returns. On MSNBC’s Morning Joe, Christie said the following: “The way I’ve conducted myself in my public life all along is I’ve released all my tax returns, and I did it during the campaign — went back a number ...

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1st drone attack into Pakistan in 6 weeks kills 4

The U.S. conducted its first drone attack into Pakistan since the November airstrikes by U.S. forces that killed two dozen Pakistani troops on the border of Afghan. The missile attack killed four militants, and according to Pakistani intelligence, three were Arabs. Relations with Pakistan remain strained as their military remains steadfast with the claim American forces purposely attacked and killed ...

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