Posts by Mary Chastain  (Page 141)
 

Russia Pardons Ukrainian Pilot Savchenko

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 4:30pm 5/25/2016 at 4:30pm

The Kremlin has officially pardoned Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko after two years of imprisonment and a farce trial in exchange for two Russia Special Forces servicemen.

The Ukrainian and Russian governments did not offer any details about...

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Palestinian Media Celebrates Murder of U.S. Tourist

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 3:00pm 5/25/2016 at 3:00pm

The official Palestinian Authority television celebrated the death of U.S. tourist Taylor Force, calling his murderer a martyr 11 times in the broadcast.

From the report:

Official PA TV newsreader: “In Qalqilya, hundreds of citizens accompanied the body of Martyr Bashar Masalha [to his burial]…”

Official PA TV reporter: “After delays by Israel in...

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Report Finds Hillary Clinton Broke Federal Email Rules With Her Server

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 12:17pm 5/25/2016 at 12:17pm

The inspector general at the State Department says Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton broke federal email rules when she used a private server while she served as secretary of state.

NBC News reports::

“At a minimum, Secretary Clinton should have surrendered all emails dealing with Department issues before leaving government service,” says an audit...

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Netanyahu Turns Down French Initiative, Wants to Meet With Abbas

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Posted by    Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at 5:30pm 5/24/2016 at 5:30pm

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told French Prime Minister Manuel Valls he wants to hold a one-on-one meeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas instead of a multinational conference in Paris. Netanyahu thinks Abbas will use the conference as a way to ignore direct negotiations with Israel.

France has scheduled the peace talks...

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Hamas Plans Public Executions in Gaza

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Posted by    Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at 1:00pm 5/24/2016 at 1:00pm

Terrorist group Hamas plans to conduct public executions in Gaza in an attempt to bring down crime.

Ismail Jaber, the group’s attorney general, said he wants them to “take place before a large crowd.”

Hamas has thirteen men waiting for their execution after the courts convicted them “of murder connected to robberies.” Officials...

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Dying Vietnam Veteran Says Goodbye to His Horses

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Posted by    Monday, May 23, 2016 at 4:00pm 5/23/2016 at 4:00pm

Vietnam veteran Roberto Gonzales does not have much time left, but he wanted to spend a few moments with his horses Ringo and Sugar.

His wife Rosario described the reunion:

“When the horses came up to him, he actually opened his eyes,” Rosario Gonzales said. “They came up to him and I think they...

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Obama Lifts Vietnam Arms Sales, Dines With Anthony Bourdain

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Posted by    Monday, May 23, 2016 at 2:15pm 5/23/2016 at 2:15pm

President Barack Obama has lifted a five decade old arms ban against Vietnam as China Sea tensions continue to rise.

At a press conference with Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang, Obama said that he did not consider China’s aggression in the region...

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Austrian Mail-In Ballots Choose Independent Candidate For President

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Posted by    Monday, May 23, 2016 at 12:30pm 5/23/2016 at 12:30pm

Independent candidate Alexander Van der Bellen, backed by the Green Party, has become Austria’s new head of state. He barely beat Freedom Party candidate Norbert Hofer.

The Interior Ministry counted over 700,000 ballots, almost 12% of the country’s registered voters, to determine the winner.

Interior Minister Wolfgang Sobotka announced the results:

Van der Bellen...

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Taliban Leader Killed by U.S. Drone in Pakistan

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Posted by    Sunday, May 22, 2016 at 4:30pm 5/22/2016 at 4:30pm

The Afghanistan government confirmed a U.S. drone killed Taliban leader Mullah Mansoor in Pakistan.

The U.S. Department of Defense said the government targeted the leader “while travelling in convoy ne...

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Sugar Shortage in Venezuela Forces Coca-Cola to Stop Production

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Posted by    Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 7:30pm 5/21/2016 at 7:30pm

Coca-Cola has become the latest victim of socialism as the company announced it will no longer develop its product in Venezuela.

Without sugar, they can only produce sugar free Coca-Cola. From CBS News:

The Atlanta-based company said in an emailed statement Friday said that its production of sugar-sweetened beverages will be suspended in...

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Milwaukee Custard Shop’s English-Only Policy Might Face Investigation

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Posted by    Friday, May 20, 2016 at 2:45pm 5/20/2016 at 2:45pm

Leon’s Frozen Custard in Milwaukee, WI, has come under fire for its English-only policy, inspiring one group to demand a federal investigation.

The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) flipped out over the private business policy. The group’s state director Dr. Arturo Martinez released this statement:

“In the last 24 hours, LULAC...

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Anti-Israel students ambush, attack Jewish Movie Screening at UC-Irvine

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Posted by    Friday, May 20, 2016 at 11:35am 5/20/2016 at 11:35am

Two student groups at the University of California, Irvine (UCI), ambushed a movie screening held by Students Supporting Israel (SSI).

Republican National Committee member Shawn Steel, who was on campus for a Campus Reform meeting, posted this video on Facebook:

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Vets Demand Action to Clean Mold in VA Hospital For 10 Months

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Posted by    Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 4:00pm 5/19/2016 at 4:00pm

Veterans at the Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital have demanded action to clean the black mold in their housing complex, which has built up for the past 10 months.

From Fox News:

Veterans Affairs documents indicate officials at Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital knew about the black mold infestation in August 2015 but...

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EgyptAir Flight 804 Disappears on Way to Cairo From Paris

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Posted by    Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 1:00pm 5/19/2016 at 1:00pm

EgyptAir Flight 804 disappeared over the Mediterranean Sea on its way to Cairo from Paris with 66 people onboard.

Not much is known at this time, but Egyptian Civil Aviation Minister Sharif Fathi has mentioned terrorism without any pro...

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U. Iowa Hate Crime Hoaxster won’t be criminally charged

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 5:43pm 5/18/2016 at 5:43pm

The courts in Johnson County in Iowa have decided not to charge a University of Iowa student for lying about a hate crime committed against him.

Johnson County Attorney Janet Lyness said:

“If we were going to charge him, we could charge a variety of other people with disorderly conduct or different things...

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Israel Introduces Sea-Based Iron Dome

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 4:00pm 5/18/2016 at 4:00pm

Israel has debuted a sea version of their successful Iron Dome to provide more protection from Hamas and Hezbollah.

The sea Iron Dome will also protect the natural gas fields off the coast of Israel. The...

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Civilian Rescues Chibok Girl From Boko Haram

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 2:30pm 5/18/2016 at 2:30pm

A civilian fighter in Nigeria has rescued one of the 276 girls kidnapped by Boko Haram in 2014.

The fighter with the Civilian Joint Task Force (JTF) recognized Amina Ali Nkek in the Sambisa Forest, located near the Cameroon and Nigeria border. Officials believe the radical Islamic group has held the girls...

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