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May 27, 2015 01:43
Democratic presidential candidate and U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders speaks at a campaign kickoff rally in Burlington, Vermont May 26, 2015. (Reuters/Brian Snyder)
​'The govt. belongs to the people': Bernie Sanders officially kickstarts presidential campaign
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders officially launched his presidential campaign Tuesday, railing against income inequality in America. He called it “the great moral issue of our time” and pledged to improve the lives of middle class Americans as president.
Reuters/Eduardo Munoz Amtrak to put inward-facing cameras in trains after Philly crash
Amtrak says it’s on course to begin outfitting 70 locomotive cabs with inward-facing cameras while investigators continue to examine the deadly derailment that claimed eight lives two weeks ago in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak (Reuters/Robert Galbraith) ‘Total hero:’ Apple co-founder says Snowden gave up his life to reveal NSA surveillance
Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak gushed over former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, calling him a “total hero” and saying he “gave up his life” to reveal the agency’s surveillance programs.
David M. Zaslav, President and Chief Executive Officer of Discovery Communications (Reuters/Fred Prouser) Dream merchants: Media CEOs dominate top 10 highest-paid list
Six out of the 10 highest-paid CEOs in the US helm entertainment companies, a new study shows. Executive pay grew for the fifth straight year, with the median pay for a CEO in 2014 reaching $10.6 million, or 205 times more than the average worker’s wage.
A man fills a tank with water at the local fire station, in East Porterville, California (Reuters / Lucy Nicholson) ‘Toilet to tap’: California considers sewage as possible source of drinking water amid drought
Potable water reuse – or converting sewage effluent to heavily-treated, purified drinking water – is receiving renewed attention in California in the midst of the state's four-year drought.
Republican U.S. Presidential candidate and Senator of Kentucky Rand Paul (Reuters/Brendan McDermid) Obama can end NSA bulk surveillance by himself – Rand Paul
While President Barack Obama called on the Senate to compromise and extend key provisions of the Patriot Act in order to reform America’s surveillance capabilities, Sen. Rand Paul said Obama was being “disingenuous” and could end the program himself.
Reuters/Rebecca Cook Ohio sheriff’s office rescinds 170 ‘fast track’ gun licenses
A two-year investigation by an Ohio sheriff’s office found that a licensed instructor who has offered “fast track” training classes for gun certificates had issued 170 certificates to people who had received improper training.
Illegal migrants from Guatemala, deported from the US, arrive at an air force base in Guatemala City (Reuters/Jorge Dan Lopez) Texas hold’em: Federal court reaffirms state block on Obama amnesty plan
A federal appeals court has refused to lift a Texas judge’s hold on President Barack Obama’s executive orders intended to legalize up to 5 million immigrants to the US, siding with 26 states that have challenged the controversial measures.
Reuters/Thomas Peter ​IRS says records of more than 100,000 taxpayers hacked
Hackers have exploited an online service of the Internal Revenue Service to gain access to the information of more than 100,000 American taxpayers, the IRS admits.
Reuters/Shannon Stapleton Suspected gunman in Walmart shooting identified as active airman
A US airman is suspected of being the gunman responsible for a Tuesday morning shooting in a North Dakota branch of Walmart. The man entered the store, killed one employee and injured one other, before killing himself.
Reuters/Mariana Bazo Man claims NC cops arrested him for filming
A North Carolina man claims he was arrested by the Wake Forest Police Department for simply recording the cops as they took his friend into custody.
Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton holds hands with her husband former U.S. President Bill Clinton (Reuters / Jim Young) Repressive govts donated to Clinton Foundation, arms deals approved by Hillary’s State Dept. - report
Nations openly chastised by the US for dismal human rights records donated billions to the Clinton Foundation, while gaining clearance for weapons deals approved by the Hillary Clinton-led US State Department, according to a new report.
Terminal E at Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) International Airport (AFP Photo) Sinkhole closes runway at Dallas-Fort Worth airport
A 25-foot wide sinkhole has forced the closure of one runway at Dallas Fort-Worth (DFW) international airport, a major hub in the southern US. Six other runways remain in service, and there is no estimate as to when the sinkhole might be repaired.
Vehicles are stranded by flood waters in south Houston, Texas May 26, 2015 (Reuters / Daniel Kramer) Death toll rises in Texas as floods sweep Houston
Huge sections of Houston, Texas--the fourth most populous city in the United States--are now underwater as a result of colossal flooding that continues to sweep the southern US.


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