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Putin Declares War… On Bad Language

MOSCOW (UPI) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a law to ban swear words from movies, theater productions and concerts. The law goes into effect on July 1 and will penalize offenders with fines that range from a maximum of $70 for individuals to $1,400 for organizations. There was no further information regarding which […]

Maryland Raises Minimum Wage To $10.10

WASHINGTON (UPI) — Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley signed into law a hike in the State’s minimum wage from the current Federal $7.25 to $10.10 by July 2018. Touting the move as a way to boost the State’s economy, O’Malley said the increase in minimum wage would be a boon both to workers and businesses. “This […]

Boko Haram Claims Responsibility For The Abduction Of More Than 200 Nigerian Schoolgirls

CHIBOK, Nigeria (UPI) — A man claiming to be Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau claimed responsibility Monday for the abduction of more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls and vowed to sell them. The video is the first definite confirmation that Boko Haram — whose name is usually translated as “Western education is forbidden” — is the […]

Supreme Court Backs Prayer In Town Meetings

WASHINGTON (UPI) — The Supreme Court cleared the path for explicitly religious prayers to be given during government activity, so long as the government was not seen as coercing citizens into participation. In a 5-4 split decision, the high court’s conservative wing sided with the practices of Greece, a town of 94,000 residents outside Rochester, […]

New Poll Shows Republicans Have Advantage With Voters Heading Into Midterm Election

WASHINGTON (UPI) — Republicans have an advantage of 4 percentage points over the Democrats with the U.S. midterm elections six months away, a poll released Monday said. The poll by the Pew Research Center and USA Today showed the Republicans moving ahead with 47 percent of registered voters surveyed saying they would vote for a […]

CBS, Buzzfeed, And Sky News Journalists Detained In Ukraine, Then Freed

SLOVYANSK, Ukraine, May 2 (UPI) — CBS reporter Clarissa Ward and her crew, Buzzfeed’s Mike Giglio, and Sky News reporters were detained by pro-Russian militants in eastern Ukraine Friday. The journalists were detained, held, and then released. After their release, they discussed their experience with their respective outlets and on Twitter. Clarissa Ward of CBS […]

Family Of Defiant Nevada Rancher File Complaints With Sheriff Against Federal Agents

LAS VEGAS, May 2 (UPI) — Relatives of Cliven Bundy, the Nevada rancher in a dispute over grazing fees, filed complaints Friday accusing Federal agents of impersonating police officers. Bundy himself did not make the trip to the Las Vegas Metro Police headquarters. His sons, Ryan and Ammon, were joined by other relatives and friends. […]

N. Korea Releases List Of U.S. “Human Right Abuses”

PYNOGYANG, North Korea, May 2 (UPI) — North Korea responded to a United Nations report on its human rights abuses with a list of its own, in a newspaper article of “Poor Human Rights Record in the U.S.” Following a 320-page U.N. report indicting North Korea for human rights violations “without any parallel in the […]

Hagel To NATO: Increase Defense Spending

WASHINGTON, May 2 (UPI) — U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel warned NATO members Friday to increase their defense expenditures in light of challenges posed by Russia. “Leaders across our governments must understand the consequences” of lagging defense spending by the 28 member nations of NATO, he said in an address at the Wilson Center […]

GOP Ramps Up Benghazi Investigation, Forms Select Committee

WASHINGTON– Republicans in the House began an all-out Benghazi-themed offensive on the Obama Administration this week, escalating the investigation into what they claim were cover-ups by the Administration in the wake of the terrorist attack that left four Americans dead. House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) announced on Friday the formation of a select committee, to […]


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