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Barack Obama outs Sunny the dog as source of White House ‘leaks’

US President Barack Obama admitted Friday to a new source of leaks in the inner corridors of the White House, saying first puppy Sunny has had a “couple of accidents.” In an interview with CNN Obama said the new dog was keeping him and wife Michelle company as they see…

ACLU sues Indiana over law aimed at defunding Planned Parenthood clinic

A day after the Ninth Circuit Court struck down an Arizona law that would have restricted access and effectively defunded Planned Parenthood clinics, the American Civil Liberties Union announced it is suing Indiana’s Department of Health on the grounds that a 2012 law that redefines “abortion clinic” as any facility…

New trend of companies offering ‘unlimited’ time off turns into nightmare for employees

Would you like unlimited days off? (via The Christian Science Monitor) Tourists take pictures at the south Bavarian Neuschwanstein castle near Schwangau, about 74 miles south of Munich. The castle, one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe, was built by King Ludwig II in 1869.(Michael Dalder/Reuters/File)…   ["Stock…

Police foil far-right extremist couple’s plan to abduct and execute police officers in Las Vegas

Las Vegas Metro Police announced late Thursday that they had arrested roommates David Allen Brutsche and Devon Campbell Newman, a couple who spent hundreds of hours devising a plan to abduct, torture and execute police officers in order to bring attention to their anti-government “Sovereign Citizens” movement. Brutsche, a registered…

Woman photographer gang-raped in Mumbai: police

Five men gang-raped a woman photographer in India’s financial hub Mumbai, police said Friday, stirring memories of a similar incident eight months ago in New Delhi which triggered nationwide protests. The latest incident took place late Thursday in an isolated part of a central upmarket district of Mumbai where the…

Rapper 2 Chainz arrested following a nine-hour tour bus standoff

2 Chainz was among 11 men arrested following a nine-hour standoff over access to his tour bus. After police stopped the rapper’s vehicle in an Oklahoma traffic stop, its occupants refused to let officers climb on board and search for drugs. “This shit will make u go crazy,” 2 Chainz…

Russia urges Syria to cooperate on UN chemical arms probe

Russia said on Friday it had told Syria to cooperate with UN experts investigating reports of a deadly chemical weapons attack, and called on rebels to allow access to the area. Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told US counterpart John Kerry in a phone call that immediately after the reports first…

U.S. hails calm hero who thwarted school shooting

Americans all the way to President Barack Obama are praising a new kind of hero in the country’s epidemic of school shootings: a secretary who talked a gunman into surrendering. Obama himself called Antoinette Tuff Thursday to praise her for her bravery and cool wits in Tuesday’s terrifying incident at…

One millionth child refugee flees Syria: UN

The number of children who have fled war-torn Syria hit one million Friday, while two million kids have been displaced within their homeland’s borders by the conflict, the UN said. “This one millionth child refugee is not just another number. This is a real child ripped from home, maybe even…

Australia police seize huge cocaine haul in Pacific

Australian police said Friday they had seized 750 kilograms (1,650 pounds) of cocaine in Vanuatu following a multinational investigation into yachts trafficking drugs in the South Pacific. Australian Federal Police, Australian Customs and the United States Drug Enforcement Administration said they had collaborated with South Pacific countries for several years…

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