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IMF reduces global growth projection for 2015

Washington - The International Monetary Fund(IMF) reduced its projected global growth number for next year to 3.8 percent from 4 percent in July. The downgrade resulted from continued economic weakness in the Eurozone and a slowdown in several emerging markets.

Entering Canada could be harder than you think

Post 9/11, travel restrictions have become much more stringent, making "issues" that once seemed insignificant a potential obstacle, even when traveling between the United States and Canada.

Shocking number of Americans support secession from the U.S.

Recent polls show that a large number of American citizens support the idea of their state peacefully leaving the United States and forming a new government.

Op-Ed: U.S. and Russia compete to arm Egypt

Cairo - U.S. Secretary of Defense, Chuck Hagel spoke with his Egyptian counterpart General Sedki Sobhy on Sept. 20 confirming that the US will deliver 10 Apache helicopters to support Egypt's counter-terrorism efforts the Pentagon announced.

NSA's 'Treasure Map' targets, hacks German companies

In what is yet another example of the NSA overexerting its legal authority, leaked documents reveal that NSA and British intelligence agents targeted, infiltrated and gathered data from German satellite and telecommunication companies.

Feds offer $100 million in aid for California quake damage

Napa - U.S. President Barack Obama agreed Thursday that California was eligible for federal disaster funds to help pay for damage from last month's earthquake

Revel becomes fourth Atlantic City casino to close this year

Atlantic City - New Jersey's massive Revel Casino Hotel, a gambling behemoth billed as the key to revitalizing Atlantic City's faltering casinos, shut down completely Tuesday despite state intervention and hundreds of millions of dollars in tax incentives.

Report: U.S. authorities to probe Ferguson police conduct

Ferguson - The U.S. Justice Department plans to launch a full-scale investigation into alleged civil rights abuses by police in Ferguson, Missouri, where two weeks of sometimes violent protests followed the fatal shooting of an unarmed teenager last month.

California requests federal aid to help pay for earthquake damage

Sacramento - California has formally requested federal assistance to help the nation's largest state recover from damage caused by last month's 6.0 South Napa earthquake.

Sonoma requests millions for damage caused by Napa quake

Santa Rosa - A third county in Northern California's wine country has declared a state of emergency following last week's 6.0 earthquake that caused tens of millions of dollars in damage to the city of Napa.

Pakistan, China, perform joint military operations near war zone Special

Islamabad - Pakistan security forces and China's Special Forces participated in a joint field training exercises at the headquarters of the special services group, near Cherat.

Op-Ed: Summing up the nature of the new Anglo-American missions in Iraq

Britain's Defense Minister, Michael Fallon, recently announced that Britain will be involved in the campaign against Islamic State in Iraq that may last a few months. What kind of operational role will it, along with the U.S., likely be undertaking?

Hunger thrives in the world's richest country

One in every seven Americans relies on food banks, soup kitchens or other food initiatives just to get by on a daily basis. The numbers include more than 46 million people, including 12 million children and 7 million seniors, according to a recent study.

Paolo Nutini releases short film for 'Iron Sky,' to tour America

Scottish singer-songwriter Paolo Nutini has released a short film for his single "Iron Sky," and he will be touring the United States to promote his upcoming album.

Op-Ed: U.S. airpower alone won't alleviate threat to Iraq

It will however help hamper Islamic State from advancing and consolidating gains in areas of Northern Iraq presently under its control and is therefore highly necessary.

Secret U.S. government documents leaked by 'new Snowden'

Washington - First there was Julian Assange, then came Edward Snowden, now there appears to be a new kid in town leaking classified government documents to journalists.

Obama told to kick Canada out of trade talks or face opposition

Members of Congress have urged President Obama to remove Canada from a major trade deal because of their protections on poultry and dairy. According to reports if Obama does not agree, he will face even more opposition to an already shaky trade agreement.

Violence forces evacuation of US embassy in Libya

Tripoli - Around 150 officials, workers and military security guards were evacuated Saturday from the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli to escape mounting militia violence in Libya's capital.

Villagers take stand against cafe owner banning 'loud Americans'

Waterville - Residents came out to show their support and connections to America after a local cafe owner banned "loud Americans" from his shop.

Burger King and Starbucks cited in Chinese meat safety case

Husi Food is a major supplier of meat and other products for a variety of businesses. Factories belonging to the company closed due to reports of tainted meat. New allegations have also arisen that Starbucks and Burger King used this meat.

Pakistan's Operation Zarb-e-Azb breaking Taliban's hold in North Special

Pakistan's Operation Zarb-e-Azb has decimated the Taliban stronghold in the North Waziristan Agency, crippling its ability to wage a war against Pakistan and invade Afghanistan once U.S. withdraws its troops.

Op-Ed: Inflation and quality of life in North America

Financial commentators have written about the 2.4% rise in inflation that Canada recently saw. Media writers are correct worry and there is plenty of evidence for that assertion.

Citigroup to pay $7 billion to settle U.S. financial claims

Washington D.c. - U.S. banking giant Citigroup Inc. agreed Monday to pay $7 billion to settle government claims that it lied to investors when it sold them some $30 billion in financial products backed by subprime mortgages, precipitating the 2007-2009 financial crisis.

Pentagon grounds F-35 fighter jets

Washington, D. C. - Dozens of prototypes of the newest and most-expensive US weapon ever built, the F-35 fighter jet, were grounded Tuesday after a still-unexplained engine fire in Florida, the Pentagon said.

Backpacker arrested for remaining in U.S half hour too long

A South American backpacker visiting the United States was locked in federal detention after reportedly over-extending his stay by 30 minutes. Diego Simonassi said he roamed freely with just a backpack in the United States for six months.

Star-Spangled Trivia

Let’s face it America has it all: baseball, apple pie, and Mom! But how much do you really know about our great country? Try this road trip-ready quiz!!

Op-Ed: Crushed — U.S. dream dies with defeat to Belgium

Crushing. That's the only way to describe it for US soccer fans. Outclassed by Belgium all game, the United States had an incredible opportunity to win in regulation and whiffed right on the doorstep.

The War on Drugs in the U.S. and neighboring countries

The "War on Drugs" is not just a personal story for people in the United States. It is also altered and contributed to by those in neighboring countries. We are going to explore why and how that happens right now.

U.S. envoy to failed Mideast peace talks resigns

Washington, D. C. - U.S. peace envoy Martin Indyk resigned Friday, two months after the collapse of direct negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority that he was assigned to help facilitate.

NASA's Orion to launch new era in space flight

Cape Canaveral - Three years after the retirement of the space shuttle, the United States is preparing to re-enter the universe of manned space flight in December with the launch of NASA's new Orion space vehicle.
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File photo: President Barack Obama in the Oval Office
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Rally at Queen and Spadina.
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An Orion VII Bus in San Francisco of the San Francisco Municipal Railway.
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The colorful Light Tunnel at Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County International Airport connecting Concourse A with Concourse B/C in the McNamara Terminal. Light patterns along the tunnel are choreographed with music.
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Looking at Ford Field the night of Super Bowl XL on Feburary 3, 2006 in Detroit.
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Police car of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department - Las Vegas, Nevada
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U.S. President Barack Obama
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San Francisco Museum of Modern Art on Third Street in San Francisco.
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Teresa Edwards visits troops at Walter Reed National Hospital in support of NBA Cares Hoops for Troops.
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The U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington
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The United States Supreme Court.
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Golden Gate Bridge, from North-West, with San Francisco in the background
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Prepared for virtually anything, this Federal Bureau of Investigation Hostage Rescue Team (FBI HRT) tactical operator stands ready to respond. A full equipped FBI HRT operator is a formidable adversary for any opponent. According to the FBI, HRT was created to "provide an effective civilian response capability and a substantial deterrent to terrorism."
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Federal Bureau of Investigation s Hostage Rescue Team (FBI HRT) conducting hostage rescue and counte...
Federal Bureau of Investigation's Hostage Rescue Team (FBI HRT) conducting hostage rescue and counter-terrorism training.
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The Gates of Time at the Oklahoma City National Memorial.
The Gates of Time at the Oklahoma City National Memorial.
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An FBI HRT operator and his K-9 partner conduct tactical training at the FBI s Hogan s Alley simulat...
An FBI HRT operator and his K-9 partner conduct tactical training at the FBI's Hogan's Alley simulation center in Quantico, Virginia. The training is part of a week-long program which taught U.S. Army Officers about crisis response and the roles of HRT and the FBI's Crisis Negotiations Unit. Both HRT and the Crisis Negotiations Unit are under the command of the FBI's Critical Incident Response Group (CIRG).
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Agents of the U.S. Secret Service's Counter-Assault Team (CAT) trains at the Secret Service facility in Beltsville, Maryland. The CAT team is training to fend off assaults on a presidential motorcade.
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A memorial tile with the logo of the Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) on Murrah Plaza at the Oklahoma City National Memorial. Several federal law enforcement agencies had offices in the Alfred P. Murrah federal building in Downtown Oklahoma City. At least 17 federal agents belonging to the ATF, U.S. Secret Service, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the U.S. Customs Service (now a major part of the Dept. of Homeland Security) were killed in the April 19th truck bombing of the building.
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Strom Thurmond was speaking up and for a long time.
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