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Nigeria Says It Arrested 20 Suspected Boko Haram Chiefs

Nick Robins-Early | August 30, 2015 | World
ABUJA, Aug 30 (Reuters) - Nigeria's security agency said on Sunday it had made significant breakthroughs in the fight against Boko Haram and arrested 20 prominent members of the militant Islamist group accused of orchestrating deadly attacks. President Muhammadu Buhari has made halting Boko Haram's six-year-old insurgency...

Clerk Who Refuses To Marry LGBT Couples Performed Trans Man's Marriage

Simon McCormack | August 30, 2015 | Gay Voices
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Egypt Sets Date For Parliamentary Elections

Nick Robins-Early | August 30, 2015 | World
CAIRO, Aug 30 (Reuters) - Egypt will hold a long-awaited parliamentary election in two phases starting Oct. 18-19, the election commission said on Sunday, the final step of a roadmap to democracy that critics say has been tainted by a crackdown on dissent. The first phase of...

New Ebola Death Recorded In Sierra Leone, Officials Say

Nick Robins-Early | August 30, 2015 | World
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Health officials in Sierra Leone on Sunday confirmed an Ebola death less than a week after the country's last known patient was discharged from a hospital. Samples from the body of a 67-year-old woman who died recently in Kambia district in the...

What Happens To The Iran Deal Once Congress Gets Back From Recess?

Marina Fang | August 30, 2015 | Politics
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Busboy Who Cradled A Dying RFK Is Finally Moving Past His Grief

Melissa Jeltsen | August 30, 2015 | Politics
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In June, Juan Romero did something he hadn't done in decades. He celebrated his birthday, going out to dinner with his family in San Jose.

Bobby Jindal Claims Immigration Policy Is Not About Border Security, But About 'Values'

Marina Fang | August 30, 2015 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- GOP presidential hopeful and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal suggested on Sunday that to stem illegal immigration, the solution is not to pursue stronger border security but rather to force immigrants to “adopt our values.” Jindal, the son of Indian immigrants, claimed...

Former Malaysian Leader Joins Massive Anti-Government Protests

Nick Robins-Early | August 30, 2015 | World
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 30 (Reuters) - Former Malaysian leader Mahathir Mohamad, joining anti-government protesters for a second day on Sunday, called for a "people's power" movement to topple Prime Minister Najib Razak over a financial scandal. "The only way for the people to get back to the...

Father Of Slain Journalist: 'They Messed With The Wrong Family'

Laura Barron-Lopez | August 30, 2015 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- The father of slain TV journalist Alison Parker said that NRA supporters and lawmakers who voted against passing stricter gun laws have "messed with the wrong family." Andy Parker, speaking on CNN's "State of the Union" Sunday, vowed to continue the push for stronger gun legislation and more in-depth background checks for those wanting to purchase weapons. Parker's daughter was one of two journalists working for TV station WDBJ in Roanoke, Virginia, who were killed earlier this week by a disgruntled ex-employee of the station. Parker has since made the rounds on TV shows, calling politicians "cowards" for failing to pass gun legislation.  "What I would like for everyone to know and to keep in mind is, you know -- just don't be desensitized to this issue," Parker said. "And don't go, 'Oh, gee, this is another horrific incident, what's for dinner tonight, honey?'" Parker said he fears the public will forget his daughter's story, which is why he plans to "hold politicians' feet to the fire." "I just want people to know that I'm going to be working on this for a long time," he said. "I know that this is not a sprint. It's a marathon."  Parker expressed some frustration with questions that echoed comments made by Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump, putting the blame on mental health access rather than gun laws. "I have been asked by several media outlets, you know, well, Trump says 'this is not a gun issue, it's a mental health issue,'" Parker said. "Well, he's half-right. It is a mental health issue. But there's a linkage there between guns and mental health, and there's got to be some kind of protocol established, so that we keep people from getting guns." Unlike after the shootings in Newtown, Connecticut, and Aurora, Colorado, Parker hopes this time results in the passage of gun legislation. He plans to visit Washington to meet with Mark Kelly, husband to former congresswoman Gabby Giffords (D), who was gravely injured in a mass shooting in Arizona in 2011. Parker has also talked with Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) who promised to help in any way possible, as well as former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, he...

Maryland Teen Allegedly Sexually Abused Child Since She Was 3

Simon McCormack | August 30, 2015 | Crime
A 17-year-old teen is accused of raping a 9-year-old girl at the Maryland State Fairgrounds. Jonathan Fleming, of Carroll County, Maryland, is charged as an adult with second-degree rape, second-degree sexual offense, perverted practice, fourth-degree sexual assault and second-degree assault, according to The Baltimore Sun. The Huffington Post does...

NFL Team Surprises Cheerleader By Reuniting Her With Military Husband

Justin Block | August 30, 2015 | Sports
ICYMI: @StlRamsCheer Candace gets surprised by her husband's return from serving overseas. {http://t.co/1tGEwsVjT4} https://t.co/V1guQwz2Ap— St. Louis Rams (@STLouisRams) August 30, 2015 Of all the employees at the Edward Jones Dome on Saturday...

Kyle Jean-Baptiste, First Black Actor To Play Lead In 'Les Miz' On Broadway, Dies At 21

Lilly Workneh | August 30, 2015 | Black Voices
Kyle Jean-Baptiste, the youngest actor -- and the first black actor -- to play the lead role in a Broadway production of "Les Miserables,” died after a tragic fall from his mother’s fire escape Friday. He was 21.

Bernie Sanders: My Supporters Are 'Not Anti-Hillary Clinton'

Marina Fang | August 30, 2015 | Politics
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Putin Pumps Iron In New Pictures Aimed To Prop Up Image

Nick Robins-Early | August 30, 2015 | World
MOSCOW, Aug 30 (Reuters) - The Kremlin has released pictures of Russian President Vladimir Putin working out at the gym with Prime Minister Dmitrty Medvedev, images apparently aimed at shoring up Putin's rugged, masculine image as his popularity dips. Wearing a white T-shirt, track suit trousers and...

Stephen Curry Prepares Riley Curry For Upcoming NBA Season

Justin Block | August 30, 2015 | Sports
Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry has to go back to work in 58 days. Unfortunately for 3-year-old daughter Riley, that means her daddy will be around a little less, as Stephen's defense of his NBA championship will yank him across the United States over these next...

Bernie Sanders Defends Gun Control Record, Brags About D-Minus NRA Grade

Laura Barron-Lopez | August 30, 2015 | Politics
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'Downton Abbey' Season 6 Trailer Previews An Emotional Goodbye

Lauren Zupkus | August 30, 2015 | Entertainment
As "Downton Abbey" fans are well aware, the period drama's upcoming sixth season will be its last. A new trailer for the season, which premieres in the U.K. on Sept. 20, serves as a poignant farewell for its loyal viewers. In the minute-long promo, Robert Crawley (Hugh Bonneville) tells Mr....

Taylor Swift's Duet With Avril Lavigne Is Wonderfully 'Complicated'

Julia Brucculieri | August 30, 2015 | Entertainment
Taylor Swift and Avril Lavigne may have found themselves in the middle of a (tiny) Twitter gaffe last week, but on Saturday night they put it all in the past, proving there's no bad blood between them.  The Canadian singer took to the "1989" world tour stage in San...

Odell Beckham Jr. Shines Over Darrelle Revis For Another Crazy Catch

Justin Block | August 30, 2015 | Sports
Entering his second NFL season, New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. is already known for "The Catch," making every jump-ball opportunity that heads his way a get-out-of-your-seat moment for fans. If Beckham is leaping for a football, you're standing up with him in anticipation that...

Scott Walker Open To Building Wall Along Border With Canada

Laura Barron-Lopez | August 30, 2015 | Politics
(function(){var src_url="https://spshared.5min.com/Scripts/PlayerSeed.js?playList=519045607&height=414&width=630&sid=577&origin=undefined&videoGroupID=155847&relatedNumOfResults=100&responsive=false&relatedMode=2&relatedBottomHeight=60&companionPos=&hasCompanion=false&autoStart=false&colorPallet=%23FFEB00&videoControlDisplayColor=%23191919&shuffle=0&isAP=1&pgType=cmsPlugin&pgTypeId=addToPost-top&onVideoDataLoaded=track5min.DL&onTimeUpdate=track5min.TC&onVideoDataLoaded=HPTrack.Vid.DL&onTimeUpdate=HPTrack.Vid.TC";if (typeof(commercial_video) == "object") {src_url += "&siteSection="+commercial_video.site_and_category;if (commercial_video.package) {src_url += "&sponsorship="+commercial_video.package;}}var script = document.createElement("script");script.src = src_url;script.async = true;var placeholder = document.querySelector(".js-fivemin-script");placeholder.parentElement.replaceChild(script, placeholder);})(); WASHINGTON -- Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R), a staunch advocate of beefing up security on the southern border,...