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The former senator is expected to jump into a 2016 Republican field crowded with candidates just like him — socially conservative current and former U.S. senators.

Wed, 27 May 2015 16:22:23 -0400

Palestine, which has been a FIFA member since 1998, wants world football's governing body to bar Israel from international competition over its restrictions on the movement of Palestinian playersSwiss police arrested some of the most powerful figures in global soccer.

Wed, 27 May 2015 16:21:27 -0400

Pentagon: Military mistakenly shipped live anthrax samplesWASHINGTON (AP) — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday it is investigating what the Pentagon called an inadvertent shipment of live anthrax spores to at least one, and perhaps as many as nine, laboratories that expected to receive dead spores.

Wed, 27 May 2015 17:27:26 -0400

People wait outside the Internal Revenue Service office in the Brooklyn borough of New YorkBy Lisa Lambert WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Internal Revenue Service believes the theft of about 100,000 taxpayers' personal data from its computer system originated in Russia, CNN reported on Wednesday. The tax agency's criminal unit is leading an investigation into the cyber attack, in which criminals stole information through an online IRS application over the course of four months, and the Treasury Department's inspector general and the Department of Homeland Security are also looking into the breach, CNN said. On Wednesday, the IRS had no immediate comment to the CNN report.

Wed, 27 May 2015 16:29:36 -0400

Obama delivers remarks at the Memorial Day observance at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, VirginiaDespite a setback to President Barack Obama's immigration action in the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday, the U.S. Justice Department will not ask the Supreme Court to stay the injunction, a Department spokesman said. Twenty-six states blocked the launch of the executive action, estimated to provide relief from deportation to 4.7 million undocumented immigrants, in a ruling first decided by a Texas District judge in February. The Fifth Circuit will hear an appeal to the injunction in July.

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A Georgia man pleaded guilty in federal court on Wednesday to attempting to support the Islamic State, which he had planned to join before his 2014 arrest, the U.S. Department of Justice said. Leon Nathan Davis, 37, of Augusta, Georgia, was arrested in October 2014 at the Atlanta airport after purchasing a plane ticket to Turkey, with the intention of traveling onto Syria to join the militant group, according to court records. "These individuals and the threats that they pose to the U.S. or to U.S. interests will be aggressively investigated and presented for federal prosecution," J. Britt Johnson, special agent in charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Atlanta said in a statement.