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    GOP Presidential Hopefuls Flock to Iowa Freedom Summit

    Republican presidential hopefuls visited Des Moines Saturday for the inaugural Iowa Freedom Summit, a high-profile event hosted by Iowa Congressman Steve King that his political foes eagerly criticized by pointing to controversial views of the staunchly conservative lawmaker. The event, as one telev ... Read More

    USA Chant by Texas HS Draws Accusations of Racism

    Chants of 'USA! USA! USA!' by members of the Idalou student section after a girls basketball game at Slaton Tuesday have been perceived as racist. A similar event in San Antonio received attention because the chant was used from a primarily white team towards a team with minority players. Slaton Sup ... Read More

    National NAACP leader visits Colorado Springs to talk bigotry and bias

    Just weeks after a makeshift bomb exploded outside the NAACP offices in Colorado Springs, the national leader of the organization came to the city to call for persistence in the face of injustice. Cornell William Brooks, president and CEO of the national branch of the NAACP, passionately told hundre ... Read More

    Netanyahu: I will go everywhere I am invited to prevent Iranian nukes

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu responded on Sunday morning to criticism leveled at him for accepting an invitation to speak before the US Congress, without first coordinating with The White House and only two weeks before the Israeli election in March. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehne ... Read More

    Online threats cause diversions of multiple flights

    SEATAC, Wash. (AP) — Two planes have been evacuated on arrival at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport due to what a spokesman called a "security concern." Airport spokesman Perry Cooper says a JetBlue flight from Long Beach, California, and a regional SkyWest jet from Phoenix were the planes involv ... Read More

    Obama plans 12 million acre wilderness designation in Alaska

    The Obama Administration announced Sunday it plans to set aside 12 million acres in Alaska to be considered protected wilderness. The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska is roughly 19 million acres in total, and President Obama hopes to make 12 million of those acres designated as wilderness, ... Read More

    California bars judges from Boy Scouts membership

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- California's Supreme Court voted Friday to prohibit state judges from belonging to the Boy Scouts on grounds that the group discriminates against gays. The court said its seven justices unanimously voted to heed a recommendation by its ethics advisory committee barring judges' ... Read More

    Obama to visit Saudi Arabia to offer condolences to royal family

    WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama will cut short his three-day trip to India and visit Saudi Arabia to pay respects after the death of King Abdullah, U.S. and Indian officials said Saturday. The schedule change, announced shortly before Obama left for India, means the president will skip pla ... Read More

    John Kerry Continues to Defend Islam on World Stage

    DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) -- Violent extremists who are killing children and others in Iraq, Syria, Nigeria and other parts of the world may cite Islam as a justification, but the West should be careful about calling them Islamic radicals, Secretary of State John Kerry told an audience of opinion lead ... Read More

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