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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday:
AP Wire
Jun 24, 2014

 

1. SECRET MEMO ON DRONE KILLINGS RELEASED

The Justice Department says the government may be justified in killing a U.S. citizen abroad if the person has joined the enemy.

2. KERRY TO IRAQ LEADERS: SHARE POWER

America's top diplomat urges leaders of the country's various factions to form an inclusive government before a Sunni insurgency sweeps away hopes for peace.

3. IRS CHIEF DEFENDS COOPERATION WITH LAWMAKERS

John Koskinen, back on Capitol Hill, says his agency hasn't obstructed Congress in its probe of the targeting of tea party and other political groups.

4. GLOBAL OUTCRY AFTER EGYPT SENTENCES REPORTERS

Three Al-Jazeera journalists are sentenced to seven years in prison on terror-related charges after a trial dismissed by rights groups as a politicized sham.

5. SYRIA HANDS OVER LAST OF DECLARED CHEMICAL WEAPONS

Damascus transfers the arms to the West for destruction, though doubts remain as to whether all its poisonous gases have truly been removed.

6. WHO'S BEEN BANISHED FROM THE MORMON CHURCH

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints excommunicates Kate Kelly, an activist pushing for women in the priesthood.

7. JUSTICES LARGELY UPHOLD OBAMA'S GLOBAL WARMING STRATEGY

But a divided Supreme Court also rebukes the EPA for taking too much authority into its own hands without congressional approval.

8. NO EVIDENCE POLITICS A FACTOR IN SANDUSKY PROBE

A report detailing the handling of the former coach's child molestation case did, however, fault police and prosecutors' "lack of urgency" in bringing charges.

9. HOW AIR FORCE IS TEAMING WITH FLORIDA HOTEL

The Holiday Inn beach resort in Fort Walton doubles as a military radar site in an unusual partnership between the armed forces and a private business.

10. WORLD CUP GAME ATTRACTS SOME 25 MILLION VIEWERS

The United States' 2-2 draw with Portugal was almost certainly the most-watched soccer game ever in the U.S.

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Vladtheimp

3. IRS Chief Koskinen Has Donated Big to Democrats Over the Years

"When President Obama appointed Koskinen to take over the IRS, that decision came at the time the IRS was already under scrutiny for its partisan attacks on conservative groups.

Sen. Orin Hatch said that the appointment left him “more than a little mystified.”

There was nothing mystifying about it. President Obama had already declared that there was not a “smidgen of corruption” in the IRS scandal.

Appointing a partisan Democrat to head the IRS ensured that such smigdens would never get out. It was also an in-your-face move against Republicans, daring them to oppose the nomination." http://pjmedia.com/tatler/2014/0...

11. US releases immigrant families, won't say how many

"Most of the immigrant families are from Honduras, El Salvador or Guatemala and cannot be immediately repatriated, so the government has been releasing them into the U.S. interior and telling them to report within 15 days to the nearest U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement offices. Despite promises for better transparency on immigration issues, the administration has been unwilling to say how many immigrant families it's released — hundreds or thousands — or how many of those subsequently reported back to the government after 15 days as directed." http://www.breitbart.com/system/...

12. Over 1,200 Military Dogs Put Down by Obama Regime

http://moonbattery.com/?p=47263

echo5oscar

Not a smidgen of corruption!

TheBee

13.) Studies show that pollen is delicious.

truthhurts

14.) reminder: July is White people music month!

newsblogger

Whats the picture about? It looks like a patriotic laundry advertisement.

MaHubah

#1 should have droned Bergdahl when he abandoned his post and some of our troops died trying to find the traitor. Next Prez should drone three toed sloth Holder.
#2 Kerry is as inept as Hillary. Amazing how you can get on the Dem. Prez ticket when you haven't a clue as to what your doing.
#3 IRSGATE just another in a long list of dirt in the most transparent administration in history. Obama forgot to tell you to bring solvent and wipers to see thru the mud. Willing Press smears the ink to help their boy.

echo5oscar

Maybe when he said "not a smidgen of corruption", he meant "a plethora of corruption."

 

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