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  • Nigeria Ebola patient hid from government

    ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — A man who contracted Ebola in Nigeria after coming into contact with a traveler from Liberia evaded surveillance and infected a doctor in southern Nigeria who later died, Nigerian health authorities announced Thursday. The death was the first in Nigeria outside Lagos, the...

  • India urges millions of poor to open bank accounts

    NEW DELHI (AP) — India's state-owned banks are conducting a massive campaign to open millions of accounts for poor Indians who are off the financial grid and vulnerable to black market money lenders. Tens of thousands have already lined up to open accounts since Prime Minister Narendra Modi...

  • Thai court drops murder case against ex-PM

    BANGKOK (AP) — A Thai court has dismissed a murder case against former premier Abhisit Vejjajiva and his deputy, who were indicted for their role in ordering a deadly crackdown on anti-government protesters in 2010. The judges ruled Thursday the Criminal Court has no authority to handle the...

  • Turkey's Erdogan to be sworn in as president

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Recep Tayyip Erdogan is set to take the oath of office as Turkey's first popularly elected president on Thursday, a position that will keep him in the nation's driving seat for at least another five years. Following his installation, Erdogan is scheduled to appoint Foreign...

  • Telefonica ups bid to create Brazil's top operator

    MADRID (AP) — Spain's telecommunications company Telefonica has raised its offer to buy Brazilian operator Global Village Telecom, or GVT, from French media conglomerate Vivendi to 7.45 billion euros ($9.82 billion) from 6.7 billion euros previously. Telefonica S.A. said in a statement Thursday...

  • NM winery gets federal grant for chile wine

    DEMING, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico winery has been awarded a $50,000 grant from the federal government to expand production of its chile-infused wines. U.S. Sen. Tom Udall announced the funding during a visit to St. Clair Winery in Deming on Wednesday. With the funding, the New Mexico Democrat...

  • GOP will spend over $100 million on midterms, but not on ads

    The Republican National Committee is on track to spend more than $100 million in the midterm campaign, with virtually every dime plowed into the party’s new digital voter-turnout program.

  • On Syria, Obama faces questions on Congress' role

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama faces a familiar question as he contemplates airstrikes in Syria: Should Congress have a say in his decision? Just last summer Obama was barreling toward strikes in Syria when he abruptly announced that he first wanted approval from congressional...

  • White House preps legal case for immigration steps

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's lawyers are carefully crafting a legal rationale for executive actions on immigration as a self-imposed, end-of-summer deadline to act approaches. Whatever Obama does will face intense opposition and potential legal challenges, so lawyers are working...

  • France rules out Assad as partner in terror fight

    PARIS (AP) — French President Francois Hollande has ruled out an international partnership with Syria's leader to fight against the Islamic State group, saying any alliance with Bashar Assad would play into the militants' hands. In a wide-ranging speech Thursday to international ambassadors,...

  • Republicans will likely win in November, but no signs of a wave

    If the last Congressional midterm election was a tsunami, this year may be more of a ripple.

  • Budget crunchers now expect a permanently weaker economy

    Updated CBO projections of the US economy predict a future of slower growth and lower productivity.

  • 'Lady al Qaeda's' U.S. education draws complaints about student visas

    The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria’s keen interest in the release of a Pakistani scientist serving an 86-year prison term in Texas drew attention to U.S. student visa laws, but experts say the concern is overblown. Before ISIS circulated a video of American journalist James Foley’s beheading...

  • McDonald's can't appeal NLRB franchise decision

    The National Labor Relations Board will treat the hamburger chain as a co-employer in 43 cases charging unfair labor practices at various franchised restaurants.

  • Frequent frankers in Congress face tough re-election fights

    A Washington Examiner analysis of congressional spending accounts found millions of tax dollars being spent on what amounts to free advertising for House members.



From the Weekly Standard

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    If at first you don’t secede, try, try again. This might be the motto of Alex Salmond’s Scottish National party, which since 1934 has been advocating the proposition that Scotland should be an...

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