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US Planes Strike Militants in Iraq

The military continued to attack militants from the Islamic State group near Irbil Friday, conducting two additional air strikes to help defend the city where personnel are assisting Iraqi government forces. Pentagon spokesman Rear Admiral John Kirby said remotely piloted aircraft struck a terrorist mortar position Friday afternoon. When Islamic State fighters returned to the site, the terrorists were attacked again and successfully eliminated. About an hour later, four F-18 aircraft successfully struck a stationary convoy of seven vehicles and a mortar position near Irbil. The aircraft executed two planned passes. On both runs, each aircraft dropped one laser guided bomb…
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Michael Bloomberg Aims Against the NRA

Michael Bloomberg, 72, who left his post as Mayor of New York last January wants to stand up to one of the most powerful conservative institutions in the country, the National Rifle Association(NRA). Bloomberg, owner of one of the biggest fortunes of in the US, will invest 50 million dollars in pressuring politicians and convince voters of the need to limit access to firearms, as stated in an interview to the New York Times. He will do so through an organization level citizen who will try to counter the influence of the NRA. The initiative has the name of Everytown for Gun Safety and will have women…
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18% of Internet User Have Fallen Victim to Data Theft

18% of users of Internet in the United States has been the victim of theft of important information, of bank accounts, and this problem seems to be increasing, according to a research published Monday. The study conducted in January by the Pew Research Center shows a strong increase of thefts of information in mid-2013, when 11% of respondents said that they have been the victim of this crime. The research also showed that 21% of persons reported their email accounts or social networks were compromised, the same percentage as last year. Data comes in the context of a concern increased by "Heartbleed", an important…
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US and Ukraine Sign $1 Billion Loan Guarantee

The Secretary of the US Treasury, Jack Lew, and Ukrainian Finance Minister, Oleksandr Shlapak signed Monday in Washington the agreement whereby the United States will help with one billion of dollars to Ukraine with the aim of supporting the reforms for stabilize the Ukrainian economy. The line of loan guarantees, which had already been approved by Congress at the beginning of the month, aims to support a program of reforms proposed by the new pro-European Cabinet and who will have the help of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). In the Act of ratification, held at the headquarters of the treasury, Lew underlined that these loan guarantees show "the…
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At Least Three Killed When Man Opens Fire On Two Jewish Centers In Kansas

At least three people were killed today as a result of the two shootings that have been registered at two Jewish centers on the outskirts of Kansas City according to local media reports. The suspect in the deaths, a 70-year-old man has already been arrested. According to the police, he was arrested about a mile from the residential center, and, according to several witnesses, shouted "Heil Hitler" as the authorities were taking him. It was initially reported that there was one person who died in both events and a wounded teenager who had been transferred to the hospital in critical condition. A spokesman for the Overland Park Regional Hospital confirmed…
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Woman Arrested In Utah After Corpses of Seven Babies Found

Police in the state of Utah have arrested a woman after having found in her former home the corpses of seven babies that were hidden in cardboard boxes. Megan Huntsman, a 39 year old woman, has been detained in Pleasant Grove after this macabre discovery at the house in which she lived until 2011, according to police sources. Police were alerted by one of the current occupants of housing, who was cleaning the garage and after finding a box more than suspicious they realized the horrific discovery. The captain of the local police Michael Roberts, said that they opened the box and found the…
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Obama and Equal Pay For Women

Washington (agencies). The United States President, Barack Obama, spoke Saturday in favour of equal pay for women, emphasizing a topic of great importance to the Democrats, who seek to capture the women's vote with a view to the upcoming elections. "It is unfair. And in 2014, is a shame. Women deserve to earn the same for doing the same job", said Obama in his Saturday radio and Internet message. Obama banned this week by an executive order that federal contractors take reprisals against employees who talk about their order is considered to be a way so that women are better informed about their income. "This is an…
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Obama Gives Speech At Fort Hood

The United States President, Barack Obama, visited the US military base at Fort Hood, a week after a soldier with post-traumatic stress killed three people before killing himself. Obama spoke at a ceremony in memory of the victims, where he commended the soldiers who gave their lives to save others. The President also said that there is still much to be done to maintain the secure military facilities and to provide help to soldiers with mental health problems.
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At Least 20 Students Injured After Attack

At least 20 students were injured Wednesday at a high school in the State of Pennsylvania in the United States. The police have detained a suspect, apparently a student at Franklin Regional High School, in a suburb of Pittsburgh. The suspect stabbed some of his classmates. The victims, some of them with serious injuries, are between 14 and 21 years old and have been moved to hospitals in the area. The school was closed by the police. "A critical incident has occurred at the high school. All elementary schools are canceled, the middle school and high school students are secure." reads a…
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American Prisoner in Cuba on Hunger Strike

Cuba's Foreign Ministry says that it received "with concern" the information that the imprisoned subcontractor Alan Gross had started a hunger strike last week. In the statement, signed by Josefina Vidal, General Director of the Department of the Foreign Ministry in Havana, the Cuban Government stressed that they are willing to find a "solution" to the case, in conjunction with the US Government. The statement said that Gross is "in good physical and his health is normal and stable", without making any specific comments on the impact of the hunger strike. He has received medical treatment for the chronic ailments…
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