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Bob Dylan wins Nobel for literature

Stockholm (AFP) – US music legend Bob Dylan won the Nobel Literature Prize on Thursday, the first songwriter to win the prestigious award in a decision that stunned prize watchers. Dylan, 75, was honoured “for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition,” the Swedish Academy said. The choice was met by […]

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War talk back on Russian TV as U.S. ties hit low

(BLOOMBERG) — Russian state television is back on a war footing. This time, the ramped-up rhetoric follows the collapse of cease-fire efforts in Syria. As the U.S. and Russia accused each other of sinking diplomacy, Moscow increased its military presence in the Mediterranean and Baltic regions, and suspended a nuclear non-proliferation treaty. A prime-time news […]

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Citizens in 13 nations face government spying

A report in Joseph Farah’s G2 Bulletin cites how government surveillance and persecution of citizens in the West blew up into more than a scandal some 25 years ago when a Paraguayan lawyer was led to an obscure police station near Asuncion and nearby found 700,000 documents that recorded the “interrogations, torture” and more under […]

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Hillary raises eyebrows with Muslim claim

Were Muslims partially responsible for American independence? Hillary Clinton raised eyebrows with a questionable claim during Sunday’s fiery presidential debate by stating Islam was always part of American history – even since the Revolutionary War. After recycling the Khizir Khan controversy, the Democrat nominee claimed “we’ve had Muslims in America since George Washington.” Several conservatives […]

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Debate buzz: Fly lands on Hillary in matchup

Image courtesy Heat Street A fly landed on Hillary Clinton during Sunday night’s debate. And it immediately launched an Internet buzz about how the same circumstances have happened to the man she worked with in Washington, Barack Obama. “It’s an Omen – Fly Lands on Hillary’s Face During Debate,” wrote Jim Hoft at Gateway Pundit. […]

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Extreme vegan mom ‘starves’ 11-month-old son

(PITTSBURGH.CBSLOCAL) — UNIONTOWN (KDKA) — A mother in Fayette County is facing charges for allegedly starving her 11-month-old son. The child’s father brought the boy to CYS and told them that his estranged wife was “obsessed” with following a strict diet, and only fed the child fruit and nuts. Elizabeth Hawk, 33, is charged with […]

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Pro-ISIS Maryland imam at center of terrorism probe

(Washington Post) Suleiman Anwar Bengharsa once told a court during a custody dispute that he worried his ex-wife’s new husband was too close to Islamic radicals under FBI investigation and she might raise their child in an “extremist environment.” A little over a decade later, the Maryland man became the thing he once feared. The […]

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U.S. watchdog questions money for Afghan ‘ghost’ soldiers

(Reuters) A U.S. government watchdog is pressing the Pentagon to explain reports of tens of thousands of “ghost” soldiers and police on the payrolls of the Afghan security forces, which are heavily funded by international donors. The U.S. government has allocated more than $68 billion since 2002 to help support Afghan security forces battling Taliban […]

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Cop who ‘sodomized black man with screwdriver’ still on force

(London Independent) A US police officer who was found to have sexually assaulted a man with a screwdriver while another officer watched is still in his job. A civil court jury decided Chicago police officer Scott Korhonen had committed the assault, while his partner Gerald Lodwich looked on, with the victim, 20-year-old Coprez Coffie, receiving […]

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