Expansion of U.S. Troops in Afghanistan

(CNN) — The New York Times is reporting that President Obama has signed a secret order authorizing a more expansive mission for the U.S. military in Afghanistan next year. The reported move would ensure American troops will have a direct role in carrying out missions against militant groups. Earlier, the President had said U.S. troops … Continue reading »

Report Released on Newtown Shooter

(CNN) — A Connecticut state agency released a report Friday on Newtown shooter Adam Lanza. Lanza shot and killed 20 children, six teachers and school staff, and his mother on December 14th, 2012, before killing himself. The report described him as an isolated young man with deteriorating mental health and a fascination for mass violence. … Continue reading »

Benghazi Attack Report Released

(CNN) — A new report debunks many of the accusations surrounding the September 11th, 2012 attacks on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya. The report says there was no intelligence failure prior to the attack that left U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three others dead. The findings are from the House Intelligence Committee, led … Continue reading »

President Outlines Immigration Plans

Washington (CNN) — President Barack Obama is ordering the most sweeping overhaul of the immigration system in decades, despite Republican claims he is acting illegally by moving unilaterally to shield five million undocumented immigrants. Obama rejected accusations by conservatives that he is offering a free pass to undocumented immigrants and warned in a prime-time address … Continue reading »

GRACO Announces Major Stroller Recall

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Child care products company Graco has voluntarily recalled 11 stroller models that reportedly poses the risk of lacerating a child’s finger. The models were sold between August 1st 2000 and November 19th 2014. The strollers are equipped with an external sliding fold-lock hinge that reportedly can pinch a finger, or possibly even … Continue reading »

President Finalizing Immigration Action

WASHINGTON D.C. (CNN) – President Barack Obama is preparing to unveil his plan for executive action on immigration reform in a speech Thursday night. Despite releasing no formal plan or proposal, the move is already receiving mixed reviews from multiple sides of the issue. The President’s plan to bypass Congress is a controversial move that … Continue reading »

Montana Same-Sex Marriage Ban Overturned

(CNN) – A federal judge overturned Montana’s same-sex marriage ban Wednesday, making it the 34th state in the nation to allow such unions. The U.S. District Court order was effective immediately, meaning same-sex marriages can begin right away. “This decision overturns a Montana Constitutional amendment approved by the voters of Montana. Yet the United States … Continue reading »

Keystone Pipeline Bill Fails

WASHINGTON D.C. — The controversial Keystone Pipeline Bill won’t be heading to President Obama’s desk, at least not anytime soon. The bill failed to pass in the Senate Tuesday by one vote. The nearly 1,200 mile pipeline would run from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico. The house passed it overwhelmingly last week. Supporters say … Continue reading »

President Poised for Immigration Action

WASHINGTON D.C. (CNN) – President Barack Obama is expected to announce plans to issue an executive action on immigration in a primetime address Thursday night. The information comes from a Democratic congressional source and another source briefed on the White House plans. Previously, President Obama has said he will act on immigration reform by the … Continue reading »

Theater Shooter Case Back in Court

CENTENNIAL, Colo. – Lawyers for Colorado theater shooting suspect James Holmes are headed back to court Tuesday. They’re expected to debate what images and evidence can be shown at Holmes’ upcoming trial. Jury selection in the death penalty trial is scheduled to begin in January, with opening arguments set to happen in early June. Holmes is … Continue reading »

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