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Fri, 19 Sep 2014 13:23:40 -0400

A fan waves a Scottish national flag alongside others waving 'Estelada' flags, that symbolize Catalonia's independence during the Champions League Group F soccer match between Barcelona and Apoel at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)The parliament in Spain's Catalonia region has given its leader power to call a secession referendum.


Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:40:06 -0400

Capital Journal: America's Plan Against ISISWASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says campus sexual assault is "an affront to our basic humanity."


Fri, 19 Sep 2014 04:39:44 -0400

Deso DoggAs war in Syria and Iraq attracts a growing number of Muslim extremists from Europe, intelligence officials in Germany believe a former gangsta rapper has joined the inner circle of Islamists fighting there.


Fri, 19 Sep 2014 13:17:17 -0400

U.S. President Barack Obama stands next to Vice President Joseph Biden (L) as he launches the "It's On Us" campaign to help prevent sexual assault on school campuses while in WashingtonBy Susan Heavey WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, who have long talked about the need to curb sexual assault at universities, will get some help on Friday from some people who young adults actually listen to: celebrities and athletes. In its latest effort to help college campuses tackle the issue, the White House is relying on a combination of the National Collegiate Athletic Association, social media and star power to spread its message aimed at preventing and coping with such assaults. ...


Fri, 19 Sep 2014 13:32:18 -0400

Terror suspects Khalid al-Fawwaz and Adel Abdul Bary are seen in this courtroom sketch during a court appearance in Manhattan Federal Court in New YorkBy Joseph Ax and Nate Raymond NEW YORK (Reuters) - An Egyptian man pleaded guilty in New York on Friday to charges stemming from the deadly 1998 bombings of U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania that killed 224 people. Wiping tears from his eyes and frequently shaking his head, Adel Abdul Bary, 54, pleaded guilty to three counts, including threatening to kill, injure or destroy property by means of an explosive and conspiring to murder U.S. citizens abroad. However, U.S. ...


Fri, 19 Sep 2014 07:41:09 -0400

A girl holds a U.S. flagBy Scott Malone BOSTON (Reuters) - The failed Scottish vote to pull out from the United Kingdom stirred secessionist hopes for some in the United States, where almost a quarter of people are open to their states leaving the union, a new Reuters/Ipsos poll found. Some 23.9 percent of Americans polled from Aug. 23 through Sept. 16 said they strongly supported or tended to support the idea of their state breaking away, while 53.3 percent of the 8,952 respondents strongly opposed or tended to oppose the notion. ...