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Ted Cruz blasts Donald Trump on 'birther' issue
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Ted Cruz blasts Donald Trump on 'birther' issue

Ted Cruz smacked back at front-runner Donald Trump's birther attacks during last night's sixth GOP debate, as the Texas U.S. senator accused the brash billionaire of inventing the controversy to rescue his own sagging Iowa poll numbers.
Iraqi refugee arrested for trying to help ISIS bomb Houston malls
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Iraqi refugee arrested for trying to help ISIS bomb Houston malls

HOUSTON (AP) -- An Iraqi refugee who is facing charges that he tried to help the Islamic State group wanted to set off bombs at two Houston malls and was learning how to make electronic transmitters that could be used to detonate explosive devices, a federal a...

Obama releases 10 more terrorists from Gitmo

MIAMI (AP) — Ten prisoners from Yemen who were held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, have been released and sent to the Middle Eastern nation of Oman for resettlement, officials said Thursday, portraying it as a significant milestone in the long-stalled effort to shut...
Judge approves tea party group's lawsuit against IRS
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Judge approves tea party group's lawsuit against IRS

CINCINNATI (AP) — A federal judge in Ohio has approved class-action status for a tea party group's lawsuit stemming from IRS delays in approving nonprofit status for conservative groups seeking the tax-exemption classification. The NorCal Tea Party Patriots...
French Jews ask: Is wearing your faith a risk, or a right?
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French Jews ask: Is wearing your faith a risk, or a right?

PARIS (AP) — Religious Jews in Marseille are facing a wrenching choice: Whether to wear the skullcap that proclaims their religion or tuck it away in hopes of staying safe. It's a dilemma about identity and freedom of faith that has confronted religious com...
New Mexico is first state to issue plans to sue EPA over mine spill
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New Mexico is first state to issue plans to sue EPA over mine spill

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- New Mexico plans to sue the federal government and the owners of two Colorado mines that were the source of a massive spill last year that contaminated rivers in three Western states, officials said Thursday. The New Mexico Environ...

Anglicans sanction US Episcopal Church over gay marriage

NEW YORK (AP) — Anglican leaders on Thursday temporarily restricted the role of the U.S. Episcopal Church in their global fellowship as a sanction over the American church's acceptance of gay marriage. Episcopalians have been barred for three years from any...
Obama to ask UN to screen aliens from Central America as refugees
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Obama to ask UN to screen aliens from Central America as refugees

The Obama administration is planning to expand a program to let would-be migrants from Central America apply for refugee status before they attempt to come to the U.S., Secretary of State John Kerry said Wednesday.
Jeh Johnson reaches out to Muslims in Dearborn
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Jeh Johnson reaches out to Muslims in Dearborn

Speaking in Dearborn on Wednesday, the head of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) attempted to reach out to local Muslims, saying that Islam is a religion of peace while also calling upon the community speak up against extremism to counter ISIS.