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Tunisians march against extremism after museum massacre

Tunis (AFP) – Thousands of Tunisians, led by their president and joined by several foreign dignitaries, are to march in the capital Sunday to denounce terrorism after the museum massacre of 22 tourists. On March 18, two gunmen targeted the … Continue reading

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The political kingmaker nobody knows

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. — The tiny bottles of 5-hour Energy that made Manoj Bhargava a billionaire are just about everywhere. But the Princeton dropout and former Hindu monk is nearly invisible. Bhargava’s investment firm ETC Capital gave $2.5 million to … Continue reading

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Michigan governor pardons key adviser to 5-hour Energy megadonor

A top adviser to 5-hour Energy founder Manoj Bhargava was given a rare pardon in 2014 by Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, according to the Associated Press. Snyder pardoned Alan Gocha Jr. in December following the Michigan parole board’s recommendation,  “one of … Continue reading

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Fore! Obama golfs with Alonzo Mourning on Florida getaway

PALM CITY, Fla. (AP) — President Barack Obama kicked off the spring season on Saturday with a weekend golf getaway in Florida, teeing off with former NBA star Alonzo Mourning and former sportscaster Ahmad Rashad. During his stay at the … Continue reading

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US State Dept: Difficult work remains on Iran nuke talks

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program grew frantic on Saturday amid signs of discord, with the French and German foreign ministers joining U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in talks with Tehran’s top diplomat ahead of an … Continue reading

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Hundreds rally against Indiana law, say it’s discriminatory

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Hundreds of people, some carrying signs reading “no hate in our state,” gathered Saturday outside the Indiana Statehouse for a boisterous rally against a new state law that opponents say could sanction discrimination against gay people. Since … Continue reading

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Schumer’s road to the top greased by donations to colleagues

It’s not what they teach in civics class, but the best way to snag a leadership position in Congress is by giving generously to one’s colleagues. By that measure, U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., is well-positioned to be the next … Continue reading

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Iran nuke talks expand as deadline for deal looms

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program picked up pace on Saturday with the French and German foreign ministers joining U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in talks with Tehran’s top diplomat ahead of an end-of-March deadline for … Continue reading

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Delete, erase, shred: enemies of federal record-keepers

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the never-ending quest to preserve the government’s history, there have been plenty of weapons of mass destruction. Before delete keys on computers, there were paper shredders, erase buttons on tape recorders and trash cans. Think Oliver … Continue reading

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A look at what’s been lost to history

A look at what’s gone but not forgotten: INTERROGATION TAPES In June 2005, a federal judge ordered the Bush administration to safeguard “all evidence and information regarding the torture, mistreatment, and abuse of detainees now at the United States Naval … Continue reading

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