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Russian Hackers Read Obama's Unclassified Emails, Officials Say

The New York Times | Benjamin Hart | April 25, 2015 | Politics
Some of President Obama’s email correspondence was swept up by Russian hackers last year in a breach of the White House’s unclassified computer system that was far more intrusive and worrisome than has been publicly acknowledged, according to senior American officials briefed on the investigation.

Native Youth Kick Off Generation Indigenous Challenge

AP | Rebecca Klein | April 25, 2015 | Politics
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- Janay Jumping Eagle is on a mission to curb teen suicide in her hometown on South Dakota's Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Dahkota Brown of the Wilton Band of Miwok Indians in California wants to keep American Indian and Alaska Native students on track toward graduation. The...

Fashion Designer Prabal Gurung Is Raising Thousands For Survivors Of Nepal's Earthquake

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | April 25, 2015 | World
The huge earthquake that hit Nepal on Saturday has claimed over 1,000 lives, and has been met with an outpouring of support for aid agencies that are seeking to provide relief for survivors. One of the most vocal and successful fundraisers in the effort has been fashion designer Prabal...

Bill Maher Skewers Sarah Palin's PAC Logo On 'Real Time'

The Huffington Post | Lily Karlin | April 25, 2015 | Comedy
Bill Maher found a glaring flaw in the logo for Sarah Palin's PAC on "Real Time" Friday night. During the "New Rules" segment, the host pointed out that the star design beside Palin's head could send a message that she wasn't intending to send. "The designers of the logo...

Political Barbs, Celebrity-Gazing Main Course At White House Correspondents' Dinner

AP | Igor Bobic | April 25, 2015 | Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) — Get ready for a healthy dose of political barbs and celebrity-gazing in the nation' capital. If it's spring in Washington, it's time for the White House Correspondents' Association's annual dinner. President Barack Obama had it marked on his Saturday night schedule, so expect some verbal jabs aimed...

Hundreds Protest Baltimore Police Over Death Of Freddie Gray

Christopher Mathias | April 25, 2015 | Politics
BALTIMORE -- Hundreds of people took to the streets here on Saturday to demonstrate against police brutality and call for accountability for the police officers involved in the arrest of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old who died April 19 as the result of a severe spinal injury that occurred when he...

U.S. Sending Disaster Team, Initial $1 Million To Nepal

Reuters | Reuters | April 25, 2015 | Politics
(Adds Kerry statement, urban search and rescue team) WASHINGTON, April 25 (Reuters) - The United States will send disaster response and rescue teams to Nepal and has authorized an initial $1 million in aid after a major earthquake killed hundreds in the mountainous Asian nation, U.S. Secretary of State John...

Brian Williams Investigation Uncovers More Alleged Lies

The Huffington Post | Simon McCormack | April 25, 2015 | Media
The investigation into anchor Brian Williams' alleged lies has reportedly uncovered more fabrications. The inquiry has revealed at least 10 embellishments by the NBC anchor, an anonymous source with knowledge of the investigation told CNN Money. Williams is suspended until August and under investigation after apparently...

Elizabeth Warren Tells Obama To Put Up Or Shut Up On Trade

Zach Carter | April 25, 2015 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- Progressive Democrats have been hoping to see a showdown between Elizabeth Warren and Hillary Clinton for years. Instead, they're getting a public feud between the senator from Massachusetts and President Barack Obama. Obama accused Warren and congressional Democrats on Friday of being "dishonest" and spreading...

George W. Bush Once Got Yelled At By Dying Soldier's Mother

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | April 25, 2015 | Politics
Former President George W. Bush got an earful from the mother of a dying soldier at one hospital visit, recalls Dana Perino, his former spokeswoman, in a new book out this week. Writing in And the Good News Is…: Lessons and Advice from the Bright Side, an excerpt of which...

'American Sniper' Cancellation Draws Maryland Lawmaker's Ire

Reuters | Reuters | April 25, 2015 | Politics
By John Clarke WASHINGTON, April 24 (Reuters) - A state lawmaker launched an online campaign on Friday to overturn a decision to cancel a screening of "American Sniper" at the University of Maryland after a Muslim student group objected to the film about a U.S. Navy marksman in Iraq. Neil...

Deaths Raise Questions About Ways To Aid Abducted Americans

AP | AP | April 25, 2015 | Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) — The accidental killing of two hostages in a U.S. operation against al-Qaida has put a new spotlight on the Obama administration's reliance on drones in the battle against terrorism — and has also raised pressure on the White House to revise the nation's oft-criticized strategy for dealing...

Sweet Cakes By Melissa Receives Donations After Judge Rules They Owe $135,000 To Lesbian Couple

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | April 25, 2015 | Gay Voices
The owners of an Oregon bakery that violated their state's anti-discrimination laws by turning away a lesbian couple who sought a wedding cake are on the receiving end of at least one current online fundraiser in an effort to pay back a fine of $135,000 or...

Gunmen Kill Prominent Women's Rights Activist In Pakistan

AP | Nick Robins-Early | April 25, 2015 | World
KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Gunmen on a motorcycle killed a prominent women's rights activist in Pakistan just hours after she held a forum on the country's restive Baluchistan region, home to a long-running insurgency, police said Saturday. While investigators declined to speculate on a motive for the killing of Sabeen...

A 7-Year-Old Explains The Facts Of Life For Kids With LGBT Parents (VIDEO)

Curtis M. Wong | April 25, 2015 | Gay Voices
By The Next Family Learn the facts of life for two moms by this 7-year-old girl. More on The Next Family: 6 Tips To Help Children Learn About Diversity Trans, LGBT Kids Accepted In New Girl Scouts Troop ...

Newly Elected Mayor Locked Out Of City Hall In Struggling St. Louis County Town

Mariah Stewart | April 25, 2015 | Politics
KINLOCH, Mo. -- Just minutes away from Ferguson, its now-famous neighbor, is Kinloch, the first well-established African-American community in St. Louis County. Kinloch was once a flourishing town with some 10,000 residents. Today, the population is less than 300. They elected a new mayor earlier this month: Betty McCray,...

So That Happened: The Obama Trade Deal Elizabeth Warren Hates Gets A Vote

Jason Linkins | April 25, 2015 | Politics
So that happened. This week we look at one Washington State community in which the battle for a $15 minimum wage has been won, discuss the latest developments in the political battle over the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and discuss the 2016 election by talking about how much we hate the 2016...

Bruce Jenner, After Coming Out As Transgender, Says He's A Conservative

Ashley Alman | April 24, 2015 | Politics
Olympic gold medalist Bruce Jenner came out as transgender in a Friday interview with Diane Sawyer on ABC's "20/20." He also came out as a conservative. Sawyer, after highlighting issues of unemployment and workplace discrimination faced by the transgender community, asked Jenner if he cheered on Obama earlier...

Pakistani Friends Mourn U.S. Aid Worker Killed In CIA Drone Strike

Akbar Shahid Ahmed | April 24, 2015 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- Warren Weinstein made his Pakistani friends nervous when he first arrived in their country in 2004. The trouble wasn't that the veteran American development expert, then in his early 60s and working as a contractor for the U.S. Agency for International Development, seemed unable to...

Even The CIA Likes TED Talks, But Only Secret Ones

Ali Watkins | April 24, 2015 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- The TED speaker series, known for short, dynamic talks on science and culture, is no stranger to Washington, D.C., routinely holding public events in and around the Beltway. But it turns out the TED organization also has a quiet partnership with one of the area’s most secretive organizations...
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