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Lynch to Cast Herself as Departure From Holder in Bid to Be Attorney General

Loretta E. Lynch on Wednesday will cast herself as an apolitical career prosecutor who is a departure from Eric H. Holder Jr. when she faces a new Republican-controlled Judiciary Committee that includes some of the administration’s fiercest critics in Congress. look fo

Koch-Backed Network Aims To Spend Nearly $1 Billion On 2016 Elections

Conservative political advocacy groups supported by the billionaire Koch brothers plan to spend $889 million in the 2016 U.S. elections, more than double what they raised in 2012, the Washington Post reported on Monday.

The newspaper said the goal was announced to donors at

Here's How Much You Have To Earn To Be In The 1 Percent In Each State

What does it take to make it into the 1 percent of earners? In Arkansas, you'd need to pull in $228,298 a year. In Connecticut, the threshold is $677,608.

That's according to a report released Monday by the Economic Policy Institute, examining income inequality by state.

Is Boehner Trying To Sabotage The Talks With Iran

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) appeared to have pulled off a masterful political victory against the Obama administration Wednesday when he revealed that he had invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address Congress on the dangers of the administration'

New ISIS Video Purportedly Shows Two Japanese Hostages

SIS militants released a video purporting to show two Japanese hostages on Tuesday and demanded a $200-million ransom.

Global security firm and NBC News counterterrorism consultant Flashpoint Intelligence said the video appeared to be authentic. It features two handcuffed

Lynch to Cast Herself as Departure From Holder in Bid to Be Attorney General

Lynch to Cast Herself as Departure From Holder in Bid to Be Attorney General

Loretta E. Lynch on Wednesday will cast herself as an apolitical career prosecutor who is a departure from Eric H. Holder Jr. when she faces a new Republican-controlled Judiciary Committee that includes some of the administration’s fiercest critics in Congress. “I look forward to fostering a new and improved relationship with this committee, the United States Senate, and the entire United States Congress — a relationship based on mutual respect and constitutional balance,” Ms. Lynch said...

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Koch-Backed Network Aims To Spend Nearly $1 Billion On 2016 Elections

Koch-Backed Network Aims To Spend Nearly $1 Billion On 2016 Elections

Conservative political advocacy groups supported by the billionaire Koch brothers plan to spend $889 million in the 2016 U.S. elections, more than double what they raised in 2012, the Washington Post reported on Monday.The newspaper said the goal was announced to donors at a weekend meeting in Rancho Mirage, California, hosted by Freedom Partners, a business lobby at the center of the Koch brothers' political operation. The Post cited a person who attended the gathering.The...

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Here's How Much You Have To Earn To Be In The 1 Percent In Each State

Here's How Much You Have To Earn To Be In The 1 Percent In Each State

What does it take to make it into the 1 percent of earners? In Arkansas, you'd need to pull in $228,298 a year. In Connecticut, the threshold is $677,608. That's according to a report released Monday by the Economic Policy Institute, examining income inequality by state. Connecticut -- the state with the highest 1 percent threshold -- happens to also be the state with the worst inequality. There, the top 1 percent of earners make on average...

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Is Boehner Trying To Sabotage The Talks With Iran

Is Boehner Trying To Sabotage The Talks With Iran

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) appeared to have pulled off a masterful political victory against the Obama administration Wednesday when he revealed that he had invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address Congress on the dangers of the administration's negotiations with Iran. Coming a day after President Barack Obama threatened to veto new Iran-related sanctions legislation that he said could harm the negotiations, Boehner's move looked like a smart way to reinforce support for such...

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New ISIS Video Purportedly Shows Two Japanese Hostages

New ISIS Video Purportedly Shows Two Japanese Hostages

SIS militants released a video purporting to show two Japanese hostages on Tuesday and demanded a $200-million ransom. Global security firm and NBC News counterterrorism consultant Flashpoint Intelligence said the video appeared to be authentic. It features two handcuffed captives in orange garb similar to the jumpsuits worn by Guantanamo Bay detainees kneeling next to a masked jihadi who brandishes a knife. The militant said they would executed unless $200 million was paid within 72 hours. On Saturday,...

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Obama State Of The Union Address Highlights Battle For The Middle Class

Obama State Of The Union Address Highlights Battle For The Middle Class

More than anything, President Barack Obama's State of the Union Address signaled a fresh battle for the hearts and minds of America's beleaguered middle class -- and Republicans weren't having any of it. Obama mentioned the middle class at least seven times and touted "working" people at least nine as he rolled out proposals to offer new child tax credits, raise the minimum wage, extend paid family leave and make college more affordable. He mentioned "families"...

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'Selma' Stars Including Oprah March In Alabama, Honoring MLK

'Selma' Stars Including Oprah March In Alabama, Honoring MLK

Oprah Winfrey, fellow actors from the movie "Selma" and hundreds of others marched to recall one of the bloodiest chapters of the civil rights movement on Sunday, the eve of the national holiday honoring Martin Luther King Jr. The remembrance comes after several incidents in which unarmed black men were killed by police in recent months, spurring protests and heightening tensions around the country. In Ferguson, Missouri, where one fatal shooting caused weeks of violent protests, leading black...

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Headline News

Islamic State group silent as deadline p…

30-01-2015

Islamic State group silent as deadline passes with no swap

TOKYO (AP) — Families of a Japanese journalist and Jordanian military pilot remained in limbo Friday, a day after the latest purported deadline for a... Read more

Lawyer: Suge Knight was behind wheel in …

30-01-2015

Lawyer: Suge Knight was behind wheel in deadly crash

COMPTON, Calif. (AP) — Death Row Records founder Marion "Suge" Knight accidentally ran over and killed a friend and injured another man on Thursday as... Read more

Elderly residents die in blizzard-hit Ma…

29-01-2015

Elderly residents die in blizzard-hit Massachusetts; death toll at least four

(Reuters) - An elderly man and woman found dead outside their homes in separate coastal Massachusetts communities were likely victims of a massive blizzard that... Read more

Technology News

The breathtaking art and science of ligh…

29-01-2015

At the heart of the Milky Way galaxy -- astronomers believe -- is probably a supermassive black hole. It's hard to tell, not just because of the... Read more

Mitsubishi closing in on new hybrid SUV

29-01-2015

At the Geneva auto show in March, Mitsubishi will show off a new compact SUV concept with a plug-in hybrid drivetrain, building on previous concept... Read more

Saygus to sell V2 smartphone for $549

29-01-2015

For a limited time during its initial launch, Saygus' waterproof V2 handset will be available for $549.... Read more

Tomorrow Daily 121: Realistic Unreal Eng…

29-01-2015

On today's show, we give kudos (and chuckle a bit) at one man's attempt to make a mechanical horse at home, check out a jaw-droppingly... Read more

Business News

Sharapova out to end decade of Serena do…

30-01-2015

© AFP William West Serena Williams is watched by coach Patrick Mouratoglou as she plays a shot during a training session at the Australian Open... Read more

African leaders gather for conflict, Ebo…

30-01-2015

© AFP/File Sia Kambou Nigerian refugee children pose for a photograph at a UNHCR camp in Baga Sola on January 26, 2015, fleeing a recent... Read more

Heavyweights collide in blockbuster Asia…

29-01-2015

© AFP/File Saeed Khan South Korea's Lee Jeonghyeop celebrating after scoring during the Asian Cup match against Iraq in Sydney on January 26, 2015 Sydney... Read more

Rap mogul 'Suge' Knight in deadly hit-an…

29-01-2015

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Sports News

Prosecutors: Ex-NFL star Hernandez's DNA…

30-01-2015

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) -- Prosecutors laid out what they called compelling forensic evidence - Aaron Hernandez 's DNA on a marijuana cigarette shared with... Read more

Lakers stop 9-game skid, edge Bulls in d…

30-01-2015

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Jordan Hill scored 26 points and forced the second overtime with a clutch jumper, and the Los Angeles Lakers snapped their... Read more

Powell scores 23 to lead UCLA past No. 1…

30-01-2015

Powell scores 23 to lead UCLA past No. 11 Utah 69-59 (Yahoo Sports)

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- In need of a signature win to bolster a sagging NCAA tournament resume, UCLA looked for leadership from its lone senior... Read more

Harrison twins lead No. 1 Kentucky to 69…

29-01-2015

Harrison twins lead No. 1 Kentucky to 69-53 win over Mizzou (Yahoo Sports)

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -- Andrew Harrison scored 15 points to lead a balanced Kentucky attack, and the No. 1 Wildcats pulled away in the second... Read more

Health News

Disney Measles Outbreak Came From Overse…

29-01-2015

An outbreak of measles that started in California's Disneyland probably came from overseas, carried either by a foreign tourist or by an American coming back with the virus, a top... Read more

With Just a Few New Cases of Ebola, Libe…

29-01-2015

There's some good news out of the Ebola epidemic. The virus has slowed so much in Liberia that local officials are re-opening the schools there and global health officials say... Read more

Buzz Kill: 3 Daily Cocktails Boosts Stro…

29-01-2015

You may want to keep that third beer of the night stashed in your fridge. People in their 50s and 60s who down more than two alcoholic beverages daily have... Read more

Science Survey Shows Gloomy Gap Over Cli…

29-01-2015

A newly published survey shows a significant opinion gap between professional scientists and the wider American public on issues in science ranging from climate change to genetically modified foods. But... Read more

Political News

Kerry Fined $50 for Not Shoveling Snow O…

30-01-2015

Boston officials tagged John Kerry with a $50 fine at 9:45 a.m. on Thursday for failing to clear the snow from the side of his mansion.... Read more

Obama Calls for Spending Surge on Rising…

29-01-2015

Declaring an end to "mindless austerity," President Barack Obama called for a surge in government spending Thursday and asked Congress to throw out the sweeping budget cuts both parties agreed... Read more

Romney's Iowa Guru Signs on With Jeb Bus…

29-01-2015

Romney's Iowa Guru Signs on With Jeb Bush - NBC News Jeb Bush has snagged Mitt Romney's chief Iowa operative to lead his national campaign if he... Read more

The Public vs. Scientists: What Polling …

29-01-2015

The refrain from political figures who get asked about global warming, evolution and other politically-stratified scientific debates has become so commonplace that it's fodder for comedy shows: "Well, I'm not... Read more