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American swimmer launches final attempt to swim from Cuba to Florida

U.S. swimmer Diana Nyad set off from Cuba Saturday in her fifth and final bid to become the first person to reach Florida without the protection of a shark cage. “Thanks, my Cuban friends,” the 64-year-old said in Spanish before she jumped into the water at the Hemingway International Yacht…

‘Libtard’-hating police chief’s suspension extended indefinitely

The Pennsylvania police chief who attracted attention for his profanity-laden videos featuring him cursing local and federal officials while wielding firearms agreed on Friday to extend his suspension without pay indefinitely until his lawyer can meet with his local city council. The Patriot-News reported on Friday that the Gilberton City…

Femen founders leave Ukraine ‘fearing for their lives’

Three founders of Femen said Saturday they had left Ukraine in fear for their lives after police discovered weapons in their Kiev offices that the feminist group says were planted. Alexandra Shevchenko, Anna Hutsol and Yana Zhdanova “have fled Ukraine fearing for their lives and for their liberty” and would…

UN weapons inspectors return from Syria as clock ticks

The United Nations team of chemical weapons inspectors who spent almost two weeks investigating the attack in the Damascus suburb of Ghouta in which hundreds of civilians died, have returned to their headquarters at The Hague in the Netherlands. There, they are beginning scientific analysis of samples designed to give…

Obama will seek congressional approval on Syria strike

President Barack Obama said on Saturday that the U.S. should take military action in Syria over Pres. Bashar al-Assad’s use of chemical weapons against rebel areas in the suburbs of Damascus. However, Reuters reported, he will seek the approval of the U.S. Congress before doing so. “We cannot and will…

Why liberal America is conflicted over military action in Syria

On the eve of another US military intervention in the Middle East, the American left finds itself conflicted, and therefore relatively quiet. According to the Pew Research Centre, 56% of Republicans support military action against Syria compared with 46% of Democrats; 24% of Republicans and 34% of Democrats are opposed.…

Sarin gas a vicious, ‘gruesome’ killer with a dark history

Sarin gas, the chemical weapon that Syrian Pres. Bashar al-Assad allegedly deployed against rebel neighborhoods in Damascus, is a vicious poison that attacks the central nervous system. Business Insider and the U.S. military report that the chemical has had a dark history since it was invented by German Nazi scientists…

Under $652 million project code-named ‘GENIE’ U.S. conducted 231 ‘offensive cyberoperations’: Washington Post

US spy services conducted 231 “offensive cyberoperations” in 2011, mostly targeting Iran, Russia, China and North Korea, the Washington Post reported on Saturday. The revelation is based on a classified intelligence budget provided to the paper by fugitive leaker Edward Snowden, as well as on interviews with former US officials.…

WATCH LIVE: Obama to deliver statement on Syria

President Barack Obama is expected to deliver a statement on Syria today at 1:15 p.m. ET. Watch a livestream of his statement below, courtesy of NBC News:…

Tim Tebow released by New England Patriots, according to report

The experiment is over, at least in New England. The New England Patriots have released quarterback Tim Tebow, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.com. Tebow made it past the Patriots’…  …

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