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U.S. and Cuba resume talks on migration agreements

Cuba and the United States held talks Thursday on compliance with a nearly two-decade-old agreement aimed at encouraging safe and legal migration, both sides said. The Cuban foreign ministry said the talks, the second since the two countries resumed contacts on migratory issues last year, “took place in a respectful…

War on Poverty taught women to stay single for handouts, says Fox’s John Stossel

Women have learned to remain single to receive benefits from the government, according to Fox Business host John Stossel, and they want handouts. Stossel said on Fox News’ Fox & Friends that the “War on Poverty” only helped the nation’s poor for five years. After that, progress stopped because people…

School board member resigns over plan to pass out free ammo to honor Sandy Hook victims

A school board member finally stepped down Tuesday after his plan to hand out free ammunition to honor victims of the Sandy Hook school massacre misfired. Gregory Beck drew calls for his resignation almost immediately following his election in November to the Brookfield, Connecticut, school board after making a post…

If Chris Christie only learned about emails yesterday, why ‘two’ sleepless nights?

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) told reporters on Thursday that he had not “had a lot of sleep for the last two nights” — even though he claimed that he learned of emails proving his staff closed part of the busiest bridge in the world as political retribution just…

Castro makes first public appearance in nine months

Cuban leader Fidel Castro has appeared in public for the first time in nine months, attending an art gallery opening near his home, the local press reported Thursday. Official media in Cuba and several foreign news outlets ran photographs showing a hunched Castro, 87, using a walking stick as he…

Orbital Sciences Corporation launches first cargo mission to space station

Orbital Sciences Corporation on Thursday launched its unmanned Cygnus cargo ship on the company’s first regular supply mission to the International Space Station. The liftoff of the Antares rocket carrying the ship took place at 1:07 pm (1807 GMT) from Wallops Island, Virginia, according to footage carried by the US…

Chicago man sues after cops allegedly tortured him and raped him with a gun

A 32-year-old documentary filmmaker alleges that Chicago police beat him and sodomized him with the barrel of a gun in order to intimidate him into acting as an informant. Vice magazine spoke to Angel Perez against the advice of Perez’s lawyers, but the purported police brutality survivor said that he…

Accused Maryville rapist avoids sexual assault charges, faces misdemeanor

The teenager who was accused or raping 14-year-old Daisy Coleman in Maryville, Missouri in 2012 will be charged with a misdemeanor instead of sexual assault, prosecutors said on Thursday. In a press conference, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced he had filed charges against 19-year-old Matthew Barnett for the…

Anti-communist watchdog: NSA should spy on ‘progressive’ lawmakers like Bernie Sanders

After Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) demanded to know whether the NSA was spying on U.S. Congress members, one self-styled media watchdog suggests that maybe they should. “Not one article has dared to ask whether Sanders and other ‘progressive’ members of Congress should be under surveillance because of their contacts with…

Gov. Chris Christie sacks top aide while denying involvement in ‘Bridgegate’ scandal

An “embarrassed and humiliated” New Jersey Governor Chris Christie sacked a top aide Thursday in response to a mushrooming scandal over a vindictive bridge lane closure that threatens his presumed presidential aspirations. The Republican apologized repeatedly for his office’s connection to the shutting down of local lanes on the George…

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