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Cobra escapes Bronx Zoo exhibit

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The Bronx Zoo closed its reptile house exhibit over the weekend after workers discovered a highly poisonous Egyptian cobra was missing from its enclosure. The snake’s disappearance prompted zoo officials to immediately shut down the reptile house late Friday until further notice “out of an abundance…

DeLay: People are unemployed because they want to be

Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay says that Sen. Jim Bunning was “brave” for blocking an extension in unemployment benefits. DeLay subscribes to the notion that people only try to find jobs when their benefits run out. “There is an argument to be made that these extensions, the unemployment benefits,…

Kyl defends Bunning blocking unemployment benefits

On the morning of the day unemployment benefits are set to expire across America, one Republican senator defended the ideology of another. “All Senator Bunning was saying quite correctly is it ought to be paid for,” Sen. Jon Kyl told Fox News’ Chris Wallace. Sen. Kyl (R-AZ) explained Sunday why…

GOP senator blocks unemployment benefits extension: ‘Tough shit’

Republican Sen. Jim Bunning (R-KY) on Thursday night expressed his opposition to renewing unemployment benefits on the Senate floor with an unusually harsh message for its backers: “Tough shit.” Bunning repeatedly and single-handedly objected to an effort by Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) to attain unanimous consent among senators for extending…

US launches largest Asian war games in Thailand

The US military began its largest war games in the Pacific region Monday — an annual training exercise with troops from Thailand, Japan, Indonesia and Singapore, now joined by South Korea. At the opening ceremony in the eastern Thai province of Rayong, US Ambassador Eric G. John said that the…

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