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  • Obamas hosting annual Easter Egg Roll

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama went one-for-three shooting basketballs at the White House Easter Egg Roll, an improvement over his 2013 performance, as he and First Lady Michelle Obama applied a health and activity theme to the colorful annual springtime South Lawn ritual. Under...

  • Congo grants first batch of amnesties to ex-rebels

    KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo has announced the first batch of former rebels who will receive an amnesty adopted earlier this year. The Justice Ministry announced over the weekend a list of around 50 people that includes members of the former M23 rebels, who were defeated by the government...

  • Saudi health minister sacked amid virus deaths

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah has fired the country's health minister amid a spike in infections of the potentially fatal Middle East respiratory syndrome. The official Saudi Press Agency reported Monday that Abdullah al-Rabiah was relieved of his post as Health...

  • Court to hear dispute over Internet TV broadcasts

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Thirty years after failing to convince the Supreme Court of the threat posed by home video recordings, big media companies are back and now trying to rein in another technological innovation they say threatens their financial well-being. The battle has moved out of viewers'...

  • Baton Rouge home sales drop in March

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Home sales in metro Baton Rouge dropped 14.6 percent in March for the first time in 18 consecutive months of year-to-year increases. In figures released Monday by the Greater Baton Rouge Association of Realtors, there were 647 home sales that closed in March in the...

  • Families' hopes for ferry victims painfully humble

    JINDO, South Korea (AP) — Lee Byung-soo says he knew, when he saw his 15-year-old son's body in the tent. It could not have been more horrifically obvious. But he wanted so much for him to be alive. "Stop sleeping!" the truck driver yelled as he hugged Lee Seok-joon. "Why are you sleeping so...

  • Yemen says 55 al-Qaida militants killed in camp

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's interior ministry says 55 al-Qaida militants were killed in an hours-long series of strikes on a training camp operated by the group in the country's south. The statement Monday said three senior members were among those killed, without elaborating. It said the...

  • Justice Dept. broadening criteria for clemency

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department says it is taking new steps to encourage certain federal prisoners to seek clemency and is preparing for thousands of new applications. The department plans to broaden the criteria that will be considered when deciding whether to recommend a prisoner...

  • AAA: Gas prices up 4 cents to $3.64 a gallon

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Gas prices in Rhode Island are up 4 cents from last week but are below the U.S. average. The latest weekly price report from AAA Southern New England, released Monday found the average cost of a gallon of regular self-serve in the state is $3.64. The local price is 4...

  • National Theatre to bring 'Newsies,' 'Pippin'

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Theatre is planning four Washington premieres for its 2014-2015 season of Broadway shows. The theater announced Monday that the Tony Award-winning productions of "Pippin" and "Newsies" will play multiple-week engagements. The season will also feature the start...

  • UAW abandons effort to overturn loss at Chattanooga VW plant

    In an abrupt turnabout, the United Auto Workers on Monday officially dropped their attempt to get the federal government to order a new organizing election at a Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tenn. The union said that it was stymied by the refusal of state Republican officials to testify at...

  • Cellulosic ethanol from cornfields is dirtier than gasoline, study suggests

    Republicans and Democrats alike have long pushed federal subsidies for "cellulosic ethanol" -- an alternative biofuel to corn ethanol, whose problems are now widely known. But a new federally funded study finds that one important type of cellulosic ethanol actually results in more near-term...

  • Syria to hold presidential election on June 3

    DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syria announced Monday that presidential elections will be held June 3, setting the stage for President Bashar Assad to win a new, seven-year term in the midst of a civil war that has torn apart the country and makes it impossible for millions to vote. The opposition...

  • Probe urged over missing Thai environment activist

    BANGKOK (AP) — Relatives and human rights groups urged Thai authorities on Monday to investigate the disappearance of an environmental activist who has worked to help ethnic Karen villagers report illegal activity at Thailand's largest national park. Por Cha Lee Rakcharoen, known as "Billy,"...

  • Yemen says 55 militants killed in strikes on al-Qaida base in southern mountains

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen says 55 militants killed in strikes on al-Qaida base in southern mountains.



From the Weekly Standard

  • The Conservative Case Against Obamacare: A Restatement

    Since Obamacare “hit” its “enrollment” “target,” Democrats, liberals, and their friends in the press have enjoyed some old-fashioned taunting of Republicans. This would be justifiable...

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  • 2014 ≠ 2016

    Polls are overrated, but they can be still instructive. So what’s to be learned from a Fox News survey of 1,012 registered voters conducted April 13-15? 

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  • As Goes North Carolina

    Raleigh, N.C.  To win the Senate, Republicans must win North Carolina. While it’s mathematically possible to take the Senate without ousting Democratic senator Kay Hagan, the chances of that...

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