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Afghan President Says, 'No Way' to Obama Invite
by Tom McGregor    Sun, May 25, 2014, 09:45 PM

Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai and all government officials refused to greet President Barry Obama on his Afghan tour on Sunday.

According to Reuters, "With Afghanistan immersed in a runoff election to choose a successor to President Hamid Karzai, Obama did not meet Afghan government officials nor travel to the capital Kabul. Karzai has long been out of favor with Washington over his refusal to sign a bilateral security agreement to allow U.S. troops to stay beyond 2014."

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AG Holder to Label Auto Parts Companies 'Criminals'
by Tom McGregor    Sun, May 25, 2014, 08:02 PM

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has launched a massive criminal investigation on auto parts companies.

The Houston Chronicle reports that, "An investigation into price-fixing and bid-rigging in the auto parts industry has mushroomed into the Justice Department's largest criminal antitrust probe ever, and it's not over yet. The investigation, made public four years ago with FBI raids in the Detroit area, has led to criminal charges against dozens of people and companies, stretched across continents and reverberated through an industry responsible for supplying critical car components."

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India Draws Closer to Russia
by Tom McGregor    Fri, May 23, 2014, 01:46 AM

India is edging closer to Russia on major cooperation deals.

The Voice of Russia reports that, "Russia and India have signed a general framework agreement to build the third and fourth units of the Kudankulam nuclear power plant, Rosatom director-general has said, according to Itar-Tass."

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Rights Groups Blame China for Suicide Bombings
by Tom McGregor    Fri, May 23, 2014, 12:57 AM

BEIJING:  So-called Western-based human rights organizations are blaming China, not militant Islamists, for the rise of terrorism and suicide bombings in the Xinjiang Northwestern region of China. Rights' groups are insisting that suicide bombers deserve more freedom of movement.

According to Reuters, "Exiles and many rights groups say the real cause of the unrest in Xinjiang is China's heavy-handed policies, including curbs on Islam and the culture and language of ethnic Uighurs, a Turkic speaking Muslim people."

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Hillary Clinton to Talk Benghazi on Texas Tour
by Tom McGregor    Thu, May 22, 2014, 08:00 PM

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has pledged to answer all Benghazi questions from the public when she pays a visit to Austin, Texas.

The Houston Chronicle reports that, "As former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton faces new questions in Washington about the 2012 Benghazi consulate attack, she is coming to Texas' capital city on June 20 to discuss the "crises, choices and challenges" she faced while in office."

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Epic Fail: US Missile Defense Drills
by Tom McGregor    Thu, May 22, 2014, 03:10 AM

Talk about President Barry Obama incompetence-in-action at the White House. Last summer, the Pentagon held nuclear missile drills and it turned into "Mission Fail."

The Voice of Russia reports that, "It became known the armed security forces failed a drill last summer as they proved unable to swiftly regain control of the captured nuclear weapon. The drill then consisting in the hostile takeover of a missile launch silo, according to an internal Air Force review obtained by The Associated Press. The failure remained unreported for a bigger part of the year, which let the 341st Missile Wing at Malmstrom Air Force Base in Montana noticeably flunk its broader safety and security inspection."

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Brazil Cops to Strike, Demand World Cup Overtime Pay
by Tom McGregor    Thu, May 22, 2014, 01:09 AM

Brazilian police officers are demanding World Cup overtime pay and going on strike.

According to the BBC News, "Thousands of police in at least 14 Brazilian states are holding a one-day strike over pay. The strike takes place less than a month before the beginning of the football World Cup, in another hiccup in preparations for the event."

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Alleged Sunflower Activist Terrorizes Taipei Subway, 4 Dead
by Tom McGregor    Wed, May 21, 2014, 11:40 PM

The Dallas Blog has just received information from credible sources in Taipei, Taiwan that the university student, who went on a stabbing spree at the Taiwan MRT subway station yesterday and killed four people, was allegedly affiliated with the Sunflower student activist group, which is a Leftist Democracy movement.

According to ABS CBN News, "Four people were killed and 21 wounded in a stabbing attack Wednesday afternoon on a Taipei subway train, after which police arrested a male university student as a suspect, authorities said."

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Obama Endorses Venezuela Crack Down on Democracy
by Tom McGregor    Wed, May 21, 2014, 10:33 PM

President Barry Obama is fighting legislation in Congress that would declare the Venezuelan government and abuser of democracy. The White House insists that Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro has a legitimate right to smack down against the opposition, because he supports a Marxist agenda.

According to the Houston Chronicle, "As sanctions legislation against Venezuela advances in Congress, the Obama administration is finding itself wedged between pressure from Capitol Hill to punish officials over human rights and regional governments that think such a move would only add to tensions in the South American country."

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Houston Cops Shut Down Cantina Brothels
by Tom McGregor    Wed, May 21, 2014, 09:43 PM

Houston police officers are cracking down on Cantina Brothels, despite the City's recognition as a "sanctuary city" for illegal immigrants.

The Houston Chronicle reports that, "Fifteen women and three men have been arrested after a double prostitution sting in east Harris County, according to the Harris County Sheriff's Office. Video and photos show deputies raiding one bar and one cantina after undercover officers highlighted potential criminal activity."

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