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Obama Warns Russia on Ukraine

Pro-Russian men storm a police station in the eastern Ukrainian town of Horlivka, April 14, 2014.

Reuters - U.S. President Barack Obama criticised Russia in a telephone call with President Vladimir Putin on Monday, saying its actions were not conducive to a diplomatic solution. "The president emphasized that all irregular forces in the country need to lay down their arms, and he urged President Putin to use his influence with these […]

April 15th, 2014 | Posted in Today in our Nation and World | Read More »

Man to Face Hate Crimes Charges in Kansas Shooting

In this Sunday, April 13, 2014 image from video provided by KCTV-5, Frazier Glenn Cross, also known as Frazier Glenn Miller, is escorted by police in an elementary school parking lot in Overland Park, Kansas.

Local and federal prosecutors are working on charges for the man arrested in connection with the shooting spree that killed three people Sunday in the midwestern U.S. state of Kansas. Officials are expected to give more information about the charges Tuesday, and have said the killings outside a Jewish community center and a Jewish retirement […]

April 15th, 2014 | Posted in Today in our Nation and World | Read More »

Native American Group asks OAS to Help With Land Claim

FILE - Jake Edwards, of the Onondaga Council of Chiefs, stands outside the federal courthouse in Albany, N.Y., Oct. 11, 2007, after arguments were heard in the Onondaga Indian Nation's land claim case against New York state.

A Native American group says it is asking the Organization of American States to charge the United States with human rights violations. Leaders of the Onondaga Indian Nation met Tuesday in Washington to petition the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, saying U.S. courts have violated the group's rights by refusing to hear its claim to […]

April 15th, 2014 | Posted in Today in our Nation and World | Read More »

Robotic Sub Set to Dive Again in Search for Missing Plane

Crew aboard the Australian Defence Vessel Ocean Shield move the U.S. Navy's Bluefin-21 autonomous underwater vehicle into position for deployment in the southern Indian Ocean to look for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, April 14, 2014.

A robotic submarine is set to resume its search for the missing Malaysian jet in the Indian Ocean one day after aborting its first mission. The unmanned Bluefin-21 submarine was deployed on Monday night to start what was suppose to be a 16-hour search of the seabed for the Malaysia Airlines MH370. But the mission […]

April 15th, 2014 | Posted in Today in our Nation and World | Read More »

George W. Bush: From President to Painter

FILE - This Nov. 19, 2013 photo released by NBC shows former President George W. Bush, left, with host Jay Leno during "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," Bush showed off his painting and his granddaughter and poked fun of his post-White House years.

Former U.S. president George W. Bush has a new title to add to his resume: painter. The subjects of his paintings? World leaders - a theme he knows well. Bush's portraits go on display in his presidential library and museum in Dallas, Texas Saturday. The exhibit, titled "The Art of Leadership: A President's Personal Diplomacy," […]

April 7th, 2014 | Posted in Today in our Nation and World | Read More »

US Warns Russia Against Further Moves in Ukraine

FILE - White House Spokesman Jay Carney

By Luis Ramirez - THE WHITE HOUSE — The White House is telling Russia to stop intervening in eastern Ukraine, or face more sanctions. The warning from the White House came after groups of pro-Russian demonstrators took over government buildings in at least three cities in eastern Ukraine over the last few days. At a […]

April 7th, 2014 | Posted in Today in our Nation and World | Read More »

US Supreme Court Rejects Appeal on Gay Wedding Discrimination

FILE - U.S. Supreme Court in Washington

The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from a photographer who objected to taking pictures of a same-sex wedding. The high court's denial Monday leaves in place a decision by the supreme court in the western state of New Mexico.  That court ruled Elane Photography violated the state's anti-discrimination law when it refused to […]

April 7th, 2014 | Posted in Today in our Nation and World | Read More »

Searchers Detect More 'Pings' in Malaysia Jet Search

Angus Houston, head of the Australian agency coordinating the search for missing Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370, points to a map as he speaks during a news conference in Perth, April 7, 2014.

By Steve Herman Australian and U.S. navy officials said they have detected more acoustic signals that may belong to a black box from the missing Malaysia Airlines jet. However, they are stressing that the airliner's location cannot be confirmed until wreckage from flight MH370 is spotted on the surface or under the Indian Ocean. Authorities […]

April 7th, 2014 | Posted in Today in our Nation and World | Read More »

Controversial US Health Care Reforms Reach a Milestone

Darryl Clairborn tries to use the HealthCare.gov web sight to sign up for health insurance at the business office of Parkland Hospital in Dallas, Texas, March 31, 2014.

VOA News - More than six million Americans are now enrolled in new health insurance coverage in the United States, but the law mandating health care reforms throughout the country remains as controversial as when Congress approved it four years ago. Most U.S. workers receive health insurance at their workplace that is largely paid for […]

March 31st, 2014 | Posted in Today in our Nation and World | Read More »

US Top Court Declines to Hear New Contraception Cases

The US Supreme Court  AP PHOTO

Reuters - WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to take up preliminary appeals brought by Roman Catholic groups that want an exemption from part of President Barack Obama's healthcare law requiring employers to provide insurance that covers contraception. The cases were brought by a series of Roman Catholic-affiliated nonprofit groups based in […]

March 31st, 2014 | Posted in Today in our Nation and World | Read More »

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