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House Panel Votes To Hold Lois Lerner In Contempt Of Congress

For the second time in as many days, a House committee voted Thursday to hold former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner criminally accountable for refusing to testify on the political targeting scandal that engulfed the IRS last year. The Oversight and Government Reform Committee voted 21-12 along party lines to send a contempt resolution […]

Glenn Greenwald And Laura Poitras Return To U.S.

NEW YORK (UPI) — The journalists who first published the documents obtained by Edward Snowden detailing the extensive National Security Agency surveillance program are returning to the United States. Former Guardian journalists Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras — both Americans — have not returned to the U.S. since they first made public the Snowden files […]

Federal Judge Forces Indiana To Recognize Same-Sex Couple’s Marriage

INDIANAPOLIS (UPI) — A Federal judge issued a ruling forcing Indiana to recognize the marriage of same-sex couple Amy Sandler and Niki Quasney, who were legally wed in Massachusetts, have a civil union in Illinois, have been together for 13 years and have two children. Quasney is terminally ill and the ruling, an emergency temporary […]

Justice Department: Albuquerque Police Use Excessive Force

WASHINGTON (UPI) — The Albuquerque Police Department appears to use excessive force against people who pose “minimal threat,” the U.S. Justice Department said Thursday. Federal investigators released the results of an investigation that began because of the large number of police-involved shootings in recent years. The investigation was conducted by the civil rights division and […]

House Votes To Approve Ryan Budget

WASHINGTON (UPI) — The House approved a budget Thursday that claims it would balance the budget by cutting $5.1 trillion over a decade and repealing the Affordable Care Act while boosting defense spending. The measure, which was opposed by every Democrat and 12 Republicans, passed 219-205, just a single vote over the minimum needed for […]

First Hate Crime Charge Filed In Beating Of White Motorist In Detroit

DETROIT (UPI) — A 16-year-old suspect in the beating of a white driver in Detroit faces an ethnic intimidation charge, authorities said Thursday. The teenager, who is being treated as a juvenile and has not been identified, is one of five people arrested in the attack on Steven Utash, 54. He is the first suspect […]

Russia Withheld Information On Boston Bomber

WASHINGTON (UPI) — A new report from the U.S. Inspector General says Russia withheld information about Tamerlan Tsarnaev the FBI requested for their investigation. After Russian officials informed the FBI in 2011 that Tsarnaev “was a radical follower of Islam and a strong believer” and had “changed drastically” prior to departing the U.S. for Russia, […]

Publisher: Hillary Clinton’s Book About Being Secretary Of State To Hit Stores June 10

NEW YORK (UPI) — Hillary Clinton’s “light summer read” about her years as U.S. secretary of state will hit bookstores June 10, her publisher announced Wednesday. The memoir’s title has not been released. But the website set up by Simon & Schuster,, gives readers options for ordering it from Barnes and Noble, Amazon, iTunes […]

Boston Bombers Had Six More Bombs, Were Headed To Times Square

WASHINGTON (UPI) — Nearly a year to the day after twin bombings at the Boston Marathon finish line and the resulting manhunt left four people dead and hundreds injured, a Congressional report found the actions of local law enforcement helped prevent a second, potentially worse attack, even as it found much to improve upon. Members […]

Mike Huckabee Claims He Is On ‘Right Side Of The Bible’ On Gays

WAUKEE, Iowa (UPI) — Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, speaking to religious conservatives in Iowa, said the United States “cannot expect the blessing of God” on its economy. Huckabee also told the Iowa Freedom and Faith Coalition at its spring fundraiser Tuesday night he is “on the right side of the Bible” on gays. He […]


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