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New Hampshire – Hillary Clinton Campaign Deploys Husband Bill Very Carefully

January 16, 2016 at 11:16 PM
New Hampshire - Bill Clinton promised voters in 1992 that they'd be getting "two for the price of one" if they elected him to the White House — a presidential duo of the young Arkansas governor and his Yale Law-educated wife. Nearly a quarter century later, the duo is back — but not quite the same. As Hillary Clinton fends off a rising challenge from Bernie Sanders, his wife's campaign...

Baltimore – Republican Lawmakers Worry About Running On Trump’s Coattails

January 16, 2016 at 10:50 PM
Baltimore - The prospect of running for re-election with Donald Trump at the top of the Republican ticket was worrying some party lawmakers as they huddled for an annual retreat, where a few forecast trouble if Trump becomes the party's presidential nominee. "Heaven help us," Representative Peter Roskam said when asked about it by a reporter. But the Illinois Republican quickly added, "I'm not...

Albany, NY – Cuomo Calls For Videotaping Of Police Interrogations

January 16, 2016 at 10:20 PM
Albany, NY - Gov. Andrew Cuomo is calling again for legislation to require police to videotape custodial interrogations to help prevent convictions based on false confessions and accusations of police coercion. New York's district attorneys praised the Democratic governor for including it among the 2016 initiatives he unveiled this week. The Cuomo administration says it has provided nearly...

Washington – Analysis: Prisoner Release Leaves GOP In Tough Spot On Iran

January 16, 2016 at 09:48 PM
Washington - Iran's release of five Americans gives President Barack Obama the opportunity to deliver a harsh reminder to the Republicans wanting to succeed him: You can promise to pull back the hand I've extended to Iran and Cuba — nations the U.S. once cut off — but it won't be easy and it may be lonely. As Republican candidates vow to rewind Obama's rapprochements on their first day in...

Frankfurt – Facebook Outsources Fight Against Racist Posts In Germany

January 16, 2016 at 09:19 PM
Frankfurt - Facebook has hired a Bertelsmann business services unit to monitor and delete racist posts in Germany following widespread public criticism of the company for failing to do enough to halt hate speech, a spokeswoman said in Friday. "Through this investment, Facebook wants to make sure that reports about content that may violate our community standards can be dealt with even more...

Washington – Obama Proposes New Unemployment Insurance Plan

January 16, 2016 at 08:54 PM
Washington - President Barack Obama on Saturday proposed changes to the U.S. unemployment insurance system that he says would offer more security to the jobless and encourage experienced workers to rejoin the workforce, even if it means taking a pay cut. "We shouldn't just be talking about unemployment; we should be talking about re-employment," Obama said in his weekly radio and Internet...

New Hampshire – Trump Slams Cruz As A Hypocrite

January 16, 2016 at 08:22 PM
New Hampshire - Donald Trump is slamming Republican presidential rival Ted Cruz as a "great hypocrite" for tapping big financial institutions for loans while portraying himself as an anti-establishment outsider. Trump kept the new feud between the two front-runners alive in New Hampshire and on Twitter before a tea party convention in South Carolina at which both are appearing. In the last...

Washington – A Look At The 7 Iranian Prisoners Released By The US

January 16, 2016 at 07:57 PM
Washington - The U.S pardoned or dropped the charges against seven Iranians in a prisoner swap for the release of four Americans held by Iran. The seven were accused or convicted of violating U.S. sanctions. Six of them have dual U-S.-Iranian citizenship, and it is unclear if these individuals will leave the U.S. for Iran. The Department of Justice released the following names and backgrounds...

Washington – U.S. Officials: Jewish Former FBI Agent Levinson Not Among Those To Be Freed By Iran

January 16, 2016 at 07:49 PM
Washington - One prominent name was missing from the list of Americans to be released by Iran on Saturday: former U.S. law-enforcement agent Robert Levinson, who disappeared while visiting the country in 2007. U.S. officials believe that Levinson, who suffered from diabetes, died in captivity after meeting with an American-born Islamic militant on Kish Island, Iran. Iranian officials have...

Passaic, NJ – Missing Jewish Woman Found Dead In Submerged Car

January 16, 2016 at 07:46 PM
Passaic, NJ - A Passaic woman who has been missing for two days has been found dead in her car, submerged in the Passaic river. 22 year old Devorah Stubin last spoke to her parents on Thursday night after being pulled over by police for a traffic stop. Miss Stubin, who suffers from Partial Seizure Disorder, did not have her medication with her at the time of disappearance, and reportedly...

Rome – Pope To Visit Synagogue In Sign Of Friendship Amid Questions

January 16, 2016 at 07:31 PM
Rome - Pope Francis on Sunday becomes the third pope to visit Rome's main synagogue in a sign of continued Catholic-Jewish friendship that was highlighted by a recent Vatican declaration that it doesn't support official efforts to convert the Jews. But the visit also follows a series of developments that have upset some in the Jewish community, including a new Vatican treaty signed with the...

New York – Ted Cruz: ‘I Apologize’ To New Yorkers Let Down By Their Liberal Politicians

January 16, 2016 at 07:00 PM
New York - When Ted Cruz sneered at what he called Donald Trump's "New York values," some New Yorkers took it very personally. And some responded about the way you'd expect New Yorkers to react. The ever-combative Daily News hit the streets with a big front-page illustration of the Statue of Liberty giving Cruz the finger. The headline: "DROP DEAD, TED." The Texas senator's use of "New York...

Vienna – Israel A Naysayer As Others Welcome Iran Deal

January 16, 2016 at 06:48 PM
Vienna - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu isn't joining the chorus of congratulations over the implementation of the Iran nuclear deal. Far from it. Netanyahu's office says in a statement that Iran has not given up its nuclear ambitions and is a destabilizing force in the Middle East, as well as a supporter of terrorism. The statement urges world powers to monitor Iran closely and...

Vienna – US, EU Lift Sanctions Against Iran Amid Landmark Nuke Deal

January 16, 2016 at 06:41 PM
Vienna - The U.N. nuclear agency certified Saturday that Iran has met all of its commitments under last summer's landmark nuclear deal, crowning years of U.S.-led efforts to crimp Iran's ability to make atomic weapons. For Iran, the move lifts Western economic sanctions that have been in place for years, unlocking access to $100 billion in frozen assets and unleashing new opportunities for its...

Tehran – Iran Releases US Journalist Rezaian, 3 Others In Prisoner Swap

January 16, 2016 at 06:10 PM
Tehran - Iran will release four detained Americans in exchange for seven Iranians held or charged in the United States, U.S. and Iranian officials said Saturday in a diplomatic breakthrough announced as implementation of a landmark nuclear deal appeared imminent. A fifth American detained in Iran, a student, was released in a move unrelated to the swap, U.S. officials said. Washington Post...

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