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Senate Passes $1.1 Trillion Spending Bill, Joining House – New York Times

Posted: Sunday, December 14, 2014

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"Enough is enough": Tens of thousands march to protest police violence – CBS News

Posted: Sunday, December 14, 2014

Last Updated Dec 14, 2014 12:09 AM EST WASHINGTON — Thousands of protesters marched across the country Saturday to call attention to the deaths of unarmed black men at the hands of police and urge lawmakers to take action. In New York City, tens of thousands of people marched up Fifth Avenue in Midtown after gathering at Washington Square Park in Greenwich Village, CBS New York reported. Organizers of Millions…

17 die, 100 missing after landslide in Indonesia – DAWN.com

Posted: Sunday, December 14, 2014

JEMBLUNG: Torrential downpours triggered a landslide on Indonesia’s main island of Java, killing at least 17 people and leaving nearly 100 others missing, with persistent rain hampering rescue efforts, officials said on Saturday. Hundreds of rescuers were digging with shovels through mud and rubble after the landslide buried scores of houses in Jemblung village in central Java late on Friday, the national disaster agency said. The landslide swept down a…

2015 Heisman Watch: Boykin and Barrett look strong – USA TODAY

Posted: Sunday, December 14, 2014

TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin is an early contender for the 2015 Heisman Trophy.(Photo: Tim Heitman, USA TODAY Sports) Marcus Mariota could have left Oregon after his redshirt sophomore season. He chose to remain for another season, a decision that led Mariota to the Heisman Trophy and Oregon into the College Football Playoff. Every expectation is that Mariota will trade in one final season of eligibility for a spot in this…

Jeb Bush to Release 250000 E-Mails From Years As Florida Governor – ABC News

Posted: Sunday, December 14, 2014

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Growing divide among Senate Republicans on spending bill? – Fox News

Posted: Saturday, December 13, 2014

Dec. 12, 2014: Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., talks to reporters on Capitol Hill as the Senate considers a spending bill. WASHINGTON –  Republican aren’t mincing words about some in their own party as the political divide grows and the deadline to pass a spending bill nears. Heading into a rare Saturday session, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell told Fox News he was surprised that GOP Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas…

Thousands March in Washington to Protest Deaths by Police – New York Times

Posted: Saturday, December 13, 2014

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Police arrest suspect in Portland school shooting that injured four – Washington Post

Posted: Saturday, December 13, 2014

Police in Portland, Ore., released the identity Saturday of a man arrested in connection with a shooting at an alternative high school Friday that injured four students, one of them critically. Lonzo Deshawn Murphy, 22, was arrested by members of the department’s gang enforcement team after his vehicle was stopped at North Interstate Avenue and Going Street at 1:30 a.m. Saturday. Murphy is being held without bail due to a…

NYC raises mayoral mansion fence, citing security – Newsday

Posted: Saturday, December 13, 2014

NEW YORK – (AP) — New York City’s mayoral mansion has gotten a higher fence after White House fence-jumping incursions raised security concerns. A spokeswoman for Mayor Bill de Blasio (BLAH’-zee-oh) said Friday that the head of the mayor’s security detail decided to raise the fence around Gracie Mansion. The house sits in a public park. advertisement | advertise on newsday …

Militants Kill 20 in Attacks in Afghanistan – Voice of America

Posted: Saturday, December 13, 2014

Taliban militants killed about 20 people in gun and suicide attacks in Afghanistan on Saturday, underlining security concerns just weeks before most international forces withdraw from the country. In southern Afghanistan, militants shot and killed 12 workers who were clearing land mines in Helmand province, prompting a firefight with police. The Reuters news agency reports that four attackers were killed in the firefight and three…

Rescues, Crashes and a Tornado as ‘Pineapple Express’ Hits California – NBCNews.com

Posted: Saturday, December 13, 2014

The storm system dubbed a “Pineapple Express” swept through California Friday, triggering a tornado that tore off rooftops and felled trees in southern Los Angeles. The severe weather also brought rain that unleashed mudslides and prompted river rescues, and winds that knocked out power. The National Weather Service confirmed that a small EF0 tornado — the smallest type of tornado with winds reaching 65 to 85 mph — touched…

Obama urges Senate action – Philly.com

Posted: Saturday, December 13, 2014

WASHINGTON – President Obama on Friday urged the Senate to ratify a $1.1 trillion, House-passed spending bill that has roiled his Democratic Party, judging it an imperfect measure that stems from “the divided government that the American people voted for.” One day after House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi publicly chastised him for supporting the bill, the president said there were provisions “I really do not like.”…

Indonesian Landslide Kills 11, Rescuers Search for 100 People – Businessweek

Posted: Saturday, December 13, 2014

Indonesian rescuers searched for about 100 people buried by a landslide that hit a village on Java island, with at least 11 killed. The search team found 15 people alive, including 11 with serious wounds, after the landslide late Dec. 12 in Banjarnegara, central Java, Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, spokesman for the country’s disaster mitigation agency, said today. Bad weather could hamper the rescue effort, he said. More than 100 houses…

Police Say Oregon Shooting Appears Gang Related – ABC News

Posted: Saturday, December 13, 2014

Police are searching for a gunman who left three young people hospitalized in what investigators say appears to be a gang-related shooting outside an alternative high school. Witnesses told police there may have been a dispute outside Rosemary Anderson High School on Friday, just before the shooting occurred at a street corner. The assailant and two other people fled, and the wounded students went to the school for help, a…

Taliban shoot dead Supreme Court official in Kabul – Hindustan Times

Posted: Saturday, December 13, 2014

Heavily fortified Kabul is on high alert after insurgents stepped up attacks in recent weeks, targeting guesthouses, government officials and civilians as most foreign troops prepare to leave the country by the end of this month. Hashmat Stanekzai, spokesperson for Kabul’s police chief, said Atiqullah Raoufi was shot by unknown gunmen in western parts of Kabul. Raoufi headed the secretariat of the court. “As Atiqullah Raoufi was leaving his…

Senate pushes to Monday vote on $1.1 trillion spending bill – CNN

Posted: Saturday, December 13, 2014

Washington (CNN) — The Senate will vote Monday on the massive government spending package that passed the House, Sens. Mitch McConnell and Barbara Mikulski said late Friday, pushing a fight that dominated Capitol Hill for days into next week. Members from both parties in the Senate are trying to make last-minute changes to the bill. Two votes are expected Monday: a procedural vote to overcome the filibuster and end debate…

Major storm sweeps through Southern California, triggers mudslides – Fox News

Posted: Saturday, December 13, 2014

Strong winds, torrential rain and snow that caused widespread blackouts in Northern California hit the southern part of the state Friday. After drenching Northern California the previous day, the storm dumped up to 5 inches of desperately needed rain in Southern California. A landslide left 10 homes uninhabitable and fire officials executed a dramatic rescue of two people from the Los Angeles River. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT There were street flooding, traffic…

Steve Duin: Scared and nervous – and ever cherished – at Rosemary Anderson … – OregonLive.com

Posted: Saturday, December 13, 2014

On her first day at Rosemary Anderson High, Michelle Martinez, 15, was scared and nervous. She’d missed six weeks of school this fall, thanks to her asthma, and she was starting over.  Her caseworker said that comeback would be easier here in North Portland than back at Madison High.  Her mother disagreed.  Martinez just took it all in. View full sizeInside the sanctuary that is Rosemary AndersonSteve Duin  On that…

Four mothers share pain of losing sons – CNN

Posted: Saturday, December 13, 2014

(CNN) — Their sons — Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Tamir Rice and Eric Garner — have become symbols of a raging national conversation about police brutality and racial injustice. The mothers of these four unarmed black men and boys felled by bullets or excessive police force have no doubt their sons would still be alive if they were white. No question, they say. Mom: If Garner were white, he’d be…

Do all dogs go to heaven? Pope Francis leaves pearly gates open to animals – CTV News

Posted: Saturday, December 13, 2014

Pope Francis, already hailed for progressive views about homosexuality and the origins of the universe, has contradicted his predecessor and conservative Catholic teaching by suggesting that animals may go to heaven when they die. According to Italian media reports, Francis made the comments during an appearance in St. Peter’s Square, when trying to console a little boy who had told him that his dog had died. “One day, we will…

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