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Up To 200 Feared Lost As Migrant Boat Sinks Off Libya

A boat packed with mainly African migrants bound for Italy sank off the Libyan coast on Thursday and officials said up to 200 might have died. A security official in the western town of Zuwara, from where the overcrowded boat

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UPDATE: Austria Raises Refugee Truck Death Toll To Above 70

A truck full of refugees discovered abandoned on an Austrian motorway on Thursday contains more than 70 bodies, the interior ministry said on Friday, announcing an updated death toll. Austrian police had originally put the toll at up to 50

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Iran Deal Likely to Pass, Says Senator Who Made it Impossible to Stop It

Has there ever been a more spectacular performance of Republican “Failure Theater” than the Iran deal? Senator Bob Corker (R-TN), who long ago made it impossible for Congress to stop the deal, now comes forth to tell us Congress probably can’t stop the Iran deal, even as public opposition soars into solid majority territory, and more Democrats stage their own little Failure Theater sideshows of “conscience.”

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A Better Iran Nuke Deal Possible? Yes and No

Pressuring Congress as its September vote approaches, President Obama says it is pure folly to think a better nuclear agreement with Iran can be negotiated. He is absolutely right. This deal is the best we can do—unless a new team

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Virginia’s On-the-Air Killer and ‘Climate of Hate’

Editorial standards at major newspapers simply evaporated to accommodate screeds blaming everything from Sarah Palin’s political map, to Rush Limbaugh’s radio show, to everyone who didn’t vote for Barack Obama for Jared Loughner’s crime. This wasn’t just an overnight media embarrassment – it started before the bodies were even cold, and it went on for months. “Climate of hate” was the media narrative.

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Report: War Between Russia, NATO Almost Broke Out 66 Times in Past Year

Experts believe a war between NATO and Russia almost broke out 66 times in the past year as tensions continue to escalate after Russian President Vladimir Putin invaded Ukraine and annexed Crimea. Russian diplomats only made matters worse with threats against former Soviet Union republics and current NATO members.

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Roma Camp Dismantled By Police

LA COURNEUVE, France (AP) — Police cleared out one of France’s biggest and oldest Roma camps on Thursday, dismantling a sprawling network of makeshift shelters next to a Paris region highway in the pouring rain. The evacuation of around 200

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Iranian Hackers Targeting Dissident Community

NEW YORK (AP) — Researchers have linked a sophisticated hacking scheme targeting Iranian dissidents back to Iran. A report released Thursday by the Citizen Lab at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs describes how the hackers used

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‘High Level of Confidence’ ISIS Recruiter Linked to Garland, Texas Jihadis Killed in Drone Strike

CNN reports that U.S. military officials believe they have racked up another major ISIS leadership kill with a drone strike in Syria, presumably launched from the Incirlik airbase in Turkey. The top deputy of the Islamic State’s “caliph” Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was taken out last week. The new target is British-born ISIS recruiter and hacker Junaid Hussain, who was linked to the gunmen who attacked the Mohammed Art Exhibit in Garland, Texas.

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Boeing Dumps CA Workers Over Ex-Im Bank

Boeing seems to be retaliating against House Majority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) for leading the effort to defund the Export-Import Bank by announcing several hundred California job cuts.

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Iran Deal: Susan Davis Announces Support

San Diego-area U.S. Rep. Susan Davis (D-CA) announced her support for the Iran deal Wednesday in an op-ed published by the San Diego Union-Tribune that will run in Thursday’s print edition.

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