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  • New questions over abortion coverage in health law

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A nonpartisan report to Congress is raising new questions about a key provision of federal health care law: a compromise on abortion that allowed the legislation to pass in 2010. The Government Accountability Office said in a report released late Monday that only 1 of 18...

  • GAO report shows how Obamacare subsidizes abortion

    In a country evenly divided on abortion, there's broad agreement that pro-lifers shouldn't be forced to subsidize abortion. Obamacare shreds this notion of conscience protection. Again and again, during the congressional debate, Obamacare defenders promised: Obamacare subsidies won't subsidize...

  • 12 Nigerian troops sentenced to death for mutiny

    ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — A court martial has sentenced 12 Nigerian soldiers fighting Islamic extremists to death by firing squad for mutiny and attempted murder of their commanding officer. In a decision announced early Tuesday, a military tribunal found 12 soldiers guilty and five others...

  • Heat wave sends power demand soaring in California

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A heat wave has sent Californians to their air conditioners and driven up power usage to its highest peak of the year. The California Independent System Operator, which runs the state's electrical grid, says demand hit 45,090 megawatts Monday afternoon — beating a record for...

  • Quinn: Monitor not needed to oversee state hiring

    CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn contended in a federal court filing late Monday that a court-appointed monitor is not necessary to ensure compliance with political hiring bans, as suggested by an anti-patronage attorney. In the filing by the attorney general's office, Quinn says his...

  • 6 killed, 15 wounded in east Ukraine city

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Shelling killed six people and wounded 15 others in the rebel stronghold of Donetsk, the city council said Monday — the worst reported violence since a cease-fire between Russian-backed rebels and Ukrainian troops took effect on Sept. 5. Fighting around the eastern city's...

  • Hurricane Odile slams Mexico's Baja California

    CABO SAN LUCAS, Mexico (AP) — Hurricane Odile blazed a trail of destruction through Mexico's Baja California Peninsula on Monday that leveled everything from ramshackle homes to luxury hotels and big box stores, leaving entire neighborhoods as disaster zones. About 30,000 tourists were being...

  • UN envoy warns Libya on brink of prolonged strife

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Rapidly deteriorating security and deepening political divisions have brought Libya "closer to the brink of protracted conflict and civil strife," the top U.N. envoy in the country warned on Monday. Bernardino Leon, who took over two weeks ago as the head of the U.N....

  • House GOP moves ahead on Syrian rebel training

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers raced Monday to authorize an expanded mission to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels before heading back to the campaign trail, with House Republicans preparing legislation backing a central plank of President Barack Obama's strategy against the Islamic State group....

  • Alibaba raises IPO price range on strong demand

    NEW YORK (AP) — Alibaba now plans to raise up to $25.03 billion in its upcoming IPO, making what was expected to be the biggest stock market debut even bigger. The Chinese e-commerce company said it still plans to sell 368.1 million shares, but at $66 to $68 apiece, according to a regulatory...

  • House GOP moves ahead on Syrian rebel training

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers raced Monday to authorize an expanded mission to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels before heading back to the campaign trail, with House Republicans preparing legislation backing a central plank of President Barack Obama's strategy against the Islamic State group....

  • UN envoy warns Libya on brink of prolonged strife

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Rapidly deteriorating security and deepening political divisions have brought Libya "closer to the brink of protracted conflict and civil strife," the top U.N. envoy in the country warned on Monday. Bernardino Leon, who took over two weeks ago as the head of the U.N....

  • Wind-driven California wildfire damages or destroys 100 homes; at least 1500 people evacuated

    WEED, Calif. (AP) — Wind-driven California wildfire damages or destroys 100 homes; at least 1500 people evacuated .

  • Mike Huckabee gears up for 2016 run

    Mike Huckabee is leading the Republican presidential race in Iowa. And not by just a point or two.

  • What did top officials know about Healthcare.gov's 'high risk' security flaws?

    Top Obama administration officials were notified well in advance of the Affordable Care Act website’s “massive security risks” and they allowed the site to be released on the public regardless, documents released Monday by conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch show. “These are more...



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    Peter Thiel, the author of  Zero to One, Notes on StartUps, or How to Build the Future , is on the latest episode of Conversations with Bill Kristol :

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  • Where Does Rand Stand?

    Manchester, N.H. Rand Paul's views on war against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria continue to evolve. Speaking to reporters on the campaign trail Friday afternoon, the Kentucky senator...

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    In his September 10 speech to the nation, President Obama said, “This is American leadership at its best: We stand with people who fight for their own freedom; and we rally other nations on behalf...

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