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NRA’s LaPierre: Greatest U.S. ‘domestic threats’ are political, academic and media elites
Posted on Friday April 28, 2017

NRA’s LaPierre: Greatest U.S. ‘domestic threats’ are political, academic and media elitesNational Rifle Association leader Wayne LaPierre urged gun owners to stand up to “academic elites, political elites and media elites” at the annual convention.


Sanders calls Obama’s $400K Wall Street speaking fee ‘unfortunate’
Posted on Friday April 28, 2017

Sanders calls Obama’s $400K Wall Street speaking fee ‘unfortunate’Though he praised the former president, Sanders also repeated criticisms from his campaign about the influence of Wall Street over Washington.


Pope Francis pleads for 'holy' peace during Egypt visit
Posted on Friday April 28, 2017

Pope Francis pleads for 'holy' peace during Egypt visitPope Francis pleaded for peace in a visit to Egypt on Friday as he attended a service in solidarity with the embattled Coptic minority at a church bombed by the Islamic State group. Last December, the Saint Peter and Saint Paul church was itself targeted by a suicide bomber in an attack that killed 29 people. Francis had earlier met President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and Ahmed al-Tayeb, the grand imam of the Al-Azhar institution, one of Muslim world's leading authorities, to push for dialogue between the two faiths.


Military plane crashes in Cuba killing all eight on board
Posted on Saturday April 29, 2017

Military plane crashes in Cuba killing all eight on boardA military airplane crashed into a mountain in Cuba's north-western region of Artemisa on Saturday morning, killing all eight personnel on board, the Ministry of Revolutionary Armed Forces said. The aircraft, a twin-engined turboprop Antonov AN-26, had taken off at 6:38 a.m. (0638 ET) from Playa Baracoa, just outside Havana, and crashed into the Loma de la Pimienta mountain some 80 km (50 miles) westwards. "The eight military personnel on board, including the crew, died," the ministry said in a statement published by state-run media.


AG Sessions vows to 'hammer' MS-13 street gang
Posted on Friday April 28, 2017

AG Sessions vows to 'hammer' MS-13 street gangU.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions pledged federal resources to crack down on the New York gang.