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North Korean Media Outlet Hurls Insults at South Korean President

In a three-part series of outrageous invectives that seem over-the-top even for North Korean state media, the newspaper Rodong Sinmun is accusing South Korean President Park Geun-Hye of lying about their healthcare program, inflicting "malignant abuses" upon North Korea, and generally being an "ugly old maid." Apr 4, 2014 9:50 AM PT

Poll: Nearly 50% of Americans Change Internet Habits over NSA Spying

Edward Snowden's revelations that the National Security Agency is spying on millions of Americans' Internet use has had a chilling effect on how Americans feel about using the Internet. A new poll found that almost half of Americans have restricted their Internet use since Snowden's revelations hit the airwaves. Apr 4, 2014 8:48 AM PT

FEMA's 'Inaccurate Guidance' May Cause NJ Towns to Return Hurricane Sandy Aid

UNION CITY, New Jersey -- Two towns devastated by Hurricane Sandy may lose hundreds of thousands of dollars in aid after a federal audit found insufficient evidence to prove their debris removal expenses. Officials tell the Bergen Record that “inaccurate or incomplete guidance from the many FEMA Project Specialists" was to blame. Apr 3, 2014 1:25 PM PT

Catholic Church Confronts Maduro over 'Abusive Repression' in Venezuela

The head of the Venezuelan Catholic Church issued a stern statement against the violent government of President Nicolás Maduro. He rejected "the criminalization of protest" and called for an end to "the abusive repression and judicial persecution" of political dissidents. Apr 3, 2014 9:09 AM PT

North Korea Plagiarizes NASA Logo for Anniversary of DPRK's 'Space Program'

The government of North Korea alleges to have a space program, the National Aerospace Development Administration. NADA turned one year old this week, and to commemorate the milestone, the government of North Korea took the NASA logo, put a different constellation on it, and called it their own. Apr 2, 2014 10:44 PM PT

New Jersey's Sluggish Economy Cost $3.3 Billion in Revenue Last Year

JERSEY CITY, New Jersey—Had New Jersey recovered from the 2008 recession as quickly as the rest of the nation, it would have received $3.3 billion more in revenue than it did in the 2013 fiscal year, according to a report from the Office of Legislative Services. Apr 2, 2014 11:36 AM PT

NYT Runs Op-Ed from Venezuelan President Blaming Violence on 'The 1%'

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro is desperate for a platform that will legitimize the rampant violence his police force perpetrates on unarmed civilians. He writes in The New York Times Wednesday that after 1,900 arrests and 38 deaths, "now is a time for dialogue and diplomacy." Apr 2, 2014 9:55 AM PT

Spanish Newspaper Reports Malaysian Plane May Have Been Shot Down to Avert Terror Attack

A major newspaper in Spain has published an exclusive claiming that sources within the search effort to find missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 are considering the possibility that the plane was shot down by military forces in order to prevent a terror attack, and the government giving the order has yet to divulge their involvement. Apr 2, 2014 2:23 AM PT

Ousted Venezuelan Legislator Attacked with Tear Gas

Lawmaker María Corina Machado (pictured) made her way back to work Tuesday after the Venezuelan legislature's president, Diosdado Cabello, stripped her of her elected position and the legislative immunity that comes with it. Venezuelan troops, in response, attacked her and the thousands behind her with teargas, blocking her way. Apr 1, 2014 4:15 PM PT

Study: Eight of Ten Wealthiest Congressional Districts in America Vote Democrat

The wealthiest Congressional districts are almost completely monopolized by the Democratic Party, according to a report by the Associated Press. Eight of the ten districts with the highest average incomes are represented by a Democrat, raising questions about the Democratic narrative that their policies are most attractive to the poor. Apr 1, 2014 12:48 PM PT


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