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Olivia McConnell, an eight-year old girl from New Zion, South Carolina, loves science, and is often seen in the playground, digging in the sand during recess, looking for, and finding shark teeth.

Netanyahu: Abbas chose Hamas, therefore does not want peace

Mere hours after Fatah and Hamas agreed to reconcile under a single unity government Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu cancelled a pre-scheduled meeting with Palestinian Authority representatives.

Netanyahu: PA's choice is peace with Israel or unity with Hamas

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has declared that Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas must decide whether he wants reconciliation with Hamas more than he wants peace with Israel.

Op-Ed: U.S. to deliver 10 Apache helicopters to Egypt

The U.S. has decided that it will "partially resume military aid to Egypt." The Obama administration has decided to deliver 10 Apache helicopters after delaying delivery following the military-backed coup last summer that ousted elected president Morsi.

Qatar claims that dispute with fellow GCC alliance states is over

Qatar has claimed that the dispute it and three of its fellow Gulf Cooperation Council member states were locked in is now over.

Israel strikes militants in Gaza preparing to launch rockets

The Israeli Air Force struck Gaza wounding at least four in order to, as the Israeli security agency Shin Bet informs us, prevent an "imminent threat to Israeli security" from unfolding.

Why the U.S is resupplying Egypt with Apache helicopter gunships

The United States has agreed to a partial resumption of military aid to Egypt which consists of a new delivery of a AH-64 Apache helicopter gunships.

Dumb tweet or sharp critique? Donald Trump says Obama walks weird

A leader of that loopy Barack Obama birther movement, and one who, despite proof, still believes his president was born in Kenya, has taken his criticisms to a new level. On twitter Tuesday, Donald Trump took a shot at his prez — for the way he walks.

Missouri mayor who agreed with Jewish center shooter resigns

The mayor of a rural Missouri town who raised eyebrows and ire by voicing agreement with the white supremacist who killed three people during a shooting spree apparently targeting Jews in Kansas last week has resigned amid public uproar.

Iraqi Shi'ite who fought in Syria runs for Iraqi parliament

An Iraqi Shi'ite Muslim who went to Syria in order to fight the Sunni rebels engaged against the Assad government there is now back in Iraq running for a seat in parliament in the upcoming April 30 elections.

Palestinian Fatah and Hamas groups meet for reconciliation talks

Since Hamas entrenched itself in power in Gaza following its victory in the 2006 election, relations between the two Palestinian power blocs have been tense to say the least. Now there are new unity efforts and talks between the two.

Israeli Air Force strike targets in Gaza following rocket attack

The Israeli Air Force has launched air strikes against three targets across Gaza following the firing of seven rockets from that territory into Israel.

Op-Ed: ALEC and the Koch brothers fight solar energy with surcharges

Citizens across the U.S. are attempting to break free of the fossil fuel industry and do what state and federal governments are unwilling to do by installing solar panels. They now face a backlash from politicians and the energy companies they back.

U.S investigating Syria's alleged reuse of chemical weapons

The United States State Department is investigating credible claims that the chemical weapons have been used once again on the battlefield in Syria. It is trying to determine whether or not the Syrian regime is responsible.

Syrian Air Force kills dozens more in Aleppo

The Syrian Air Force continues to kill many more Syrians with impunity as it bombards rebel-held districts in Aleppo. Also on the increase is the air forces use of helicopter-dropped barrel bombs.

Op-Ed: Leadnow's call to action against voter suppression, election law Special

Rodrigo Samayoa of Leadnow (Vancouver) discusses voter suppression, how the Unfair Elections Act (UEA) will disenfranchise many voters and will affect fraud investigations. He encourages people, including youth, to sign the unfair elections act petition.

Turkish homosexuality panel cancelled following Hezbollah threats

Mardin Artuklu University in southeast Turkey has banned a panel it was due to host on homosexuality due to Hezbollah dubbing the event "immoral" and threatening its organizer.

Iraqi women push for rights ahead of presidential election

Female politicians in Iraq are pushing women's issues and women's rights as the presidential election in the country approaches and new laws aim to further restrict them.

Syrian regime alleged to still be using chemical weapons

France claims it has "information" which indicates that the Assad government is continuing to use chemical weapons against rebel groups in Syria. Apparently they have carried out nine such attacks in the past two months.

Thailand arrests suspected Hezbollah-linked operatives

Thailand has recently thwarted a plan by two men in the country to kill Israeli tourists in a bomb attack. The two men are alleged to be connected with the Hezbollah organization.

U.N: Risk of mass starvation at Syria's Yarmouk Palestinian camp

The United Nations has said that the Syrian regimes military blockade of the Palestinian Yarmouk camp, situated on the outskirts of the Syrian capital, could see to the starvation of up to 20,000 of its inhabitants.

Senate leader Reid calls rancher supporters domestic terrorists

Democratic Senate majority leader Harry Reid condemned supporters of Nevada cattle rancher Clive Bundy, calling them "domestic terrorists."

Bill proposed by GOP may slash science funding Special

The House Science, Space and Technology committee is proposing massive cuts to the National Science Foundation and this has science advocates worried.

Israel and the Crimean crisis

The United States expressed "surprise" over the fact that Israel did not support last months U.N. vote supporting Ukraine's sovereign claim over Crimea.

Leftist Egyptian politician to challenge Sissi's presidential bid

Hamdeen Sabahi has submitted his bid to run against Egyptian military strongman Abdul Fattah Al Sissi, who seems set to become the next President of Egypt.

U.S. President Barack Obama extolls 'working' Obamacare

At a news conference in the White House on Thursday, U.S. President Barack Obama detailed some successes of what the nation calls Obamacare. The health care program had a disastrous rollout in October but Obama said it's working now.

Fatwa banning election of secular candidates in Iraq criticized

The Shi'ite Islamic community in Iraq is divided a week before the countrywide elections on April 30 with Grand Ayatollah's disputing what kind of candidate Iraqi Shiites should vote for.

Syria said to have shipped out 75-80% of its chemical stockpile

According to the UN and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) Syria has shipped out 80% of its declared chemical weapons.

U.S intelligence opposed to giving Israelis visa waiver

The U.S and Israel have been trying to put in place a visa waiver program that will allow Israelis to travel to the U.S as tourists for 90 days without having to apply for a visa.

Op-Ed: Hype and propaganda the Donetsk Jewish registration hoax

A leaflet handed out to Jews allegedly from the People's Republic of Donetsk, the name adopted by militants occupying the government administration building in the city of Donetsk demands that Jews "register" with the group.

Op-Ed: Senate: Democrats lose advantage in four more states

While no one is predicting a Republican landslide in November, it’s no longer a stretch to say Republicans could win the six seats needed to take over the Senate in November.

Sen. Democrat calls administration's Keystone delay 'ridiculous'

Friday, a day after Pres. Barack Obama asked Democrat candidates facing elections in November to campaign on Obamacare, the White House announced another delay on the Keystone XL pipeline project.

Op-Ed: Turkish prime minister Erdogan becomes more authoritarian

Erdogan was until recently a close ally of the U.S. Powerful and a reliable NATO ally, Erdogan was often helpful in guiding the White House through the morass of Middle East politics and as a key partner in attempting to remove the Assad regime in Syria.

'Retaliation is life' video vows revenge on Egypt security forces

A relatively obscure jihadist group in Egypt named 'Ajnad Misr' (Soldiers of Egypt) in a recently released video has taken credit for eight attacks against Egyptian security forces and says it will launch new ones.

Op-Ed: Like Nazis, Donetsk militants make Jews common enemy

More than 70 years have passed since an outraged world declared war against Nazis who were shooting and gassing to death Jewish children and their families for the crime of being born a Jew.

Rob Ford throws election party with bag-pipes, 2,000 supporters

There's no business quite like show business unless it's show business mixed up with city politics. Toronto Mayor Rob Ford threw a re-election campaign party Thursday night and he mixed entertainment with politics before 2,000 noisy supporters.

GCC states reach first-step deal to end Qatar dispute

The six-member Gulf Cooperation Council has agreed upon the terms of a security pact which they hope will bring about an end with the dispute around the policies of GCC-member state Qatar.

Supreme Court to decide if 1st Amendment protects campaign lies

The U.S. Supreme Court will take up a case next week challenging an Ohio law banning individuals or groups from making false statements about a candidate.

Turkey pressured over Chinese missile deal

Following its decision in late-2013 to purchase long-range air defense missile systems from a Chinese, rather than a western defense company, Turkey is being reportedly pressured to change its decision.

Gulf ministers meet in order to quell Qatar dispute

Foreign Ministers of Arab states on the west side of the Persian Gulf are meeting in order to discuss the tensions between three Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states with their fellow member Qatar.

High corporate taxes behind corporate exodus from U.S.

Raising taxes on the rich is a familiar class-war battle-cry for campaigning politicians trolling for votes. Unfortunately, this “tax the rich” mentality has created a giant economic bubble in the U.S. that is poised to burst.
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