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Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal ends presidential campaign: 'This is not my time'

Jindal quits raceAnother one bites the dust.

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal announced Tuesday that he is dropping out of the presidential race. A day after joining a list of governors who would close the door to Syrian refugees, Jindal said he was going back to the sidelines.

"I am suspending my campaign for president of the United States," Jindal told Fox News' Bret Baier.


Christian groups break with GOP over Syrian refugees

Christain groups support refugeesFaith-based groups, who play a key role in resettling refugees to the United States, say they are dismayed by the wave of anti-refugee fervor set off by the Paris terrorist attacks and are urging supporters to contact elected officials on behalf of victims of the Syrian civil war.

Evangelical Christians, as well as Christians more broadly, are a core group in the Republican electoral base and are among the most passionate advocates for aiding refugees.


Gun purchases legal for those on US terror watchlists

gun sales“America is absolutely awash with easily obtainable firearms.”

Such was the proclamation of Adam Gadahn, a United States citizen who, as a spokesman for Al-Qaeda, released a series of videos encouraging violence against Western targets. The one encouraging followers in the U.S. to buy guns was made in 2011 and highlighted by NPR in 2013. Gadahn was reportedly killed in January by a CIA drone strike, but his words of encouragement to aspiring attackers still resonate today.


U.S. pursuing criminal cases against RBS, JPMorgan executives: WSJ

US pursuing criminal charges against bank executivesFederal prosecutors are pursuing criminal cases against executives from the Royal Bank of Scotland Group and JPMorgan Chase & Co for allegedly selling flawed mortgage securities, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday, citing unnamed sources.

People familiar with the probes said officials were trying to determine whether the bankers ignored warnings from associates that they were packing too many weak mortgages into investment offerings and whether they can prove that constituted fraud, the newspaper said. (


Hundreds of thousands of Texas women attempted self-induced abortion – study

self induced abortion attempts by hundreds of thousands of womenBetween 100,000 and 240,000 women in Texas aged 18 to 49 have tried to induce an abortion at home, according to a new study released on Tuesday.

In the first study of its kind, the Texas Policy Evaluation Project (TxPEP), run by the University of Texas, attempted to show the prevalence of self-induced abortions in the state in the wake of legislators’ attempts to limit women’s access to abortions. Last week the supreme court agreed to hear a challenge to one of Texas’s most stringent abortion laws, known as HB2, which has led to the closure of more than half the state’s clinics.


Germany v Holland friendly cancelled due to suspicious object in stadium

game cancelled: Gerrmanu v UKPolice have cancelled the friendly between Germany and Holland after the stadium in Hanover was evacuated on Tuesday when a suspicious object was found inside.

An announcement by police informed spectators about an hour and a half before kickoff on Tuesday, a statement later said fans should leave “quickly , but should go without panic back home. Please go in small groups back home, it’s better this way.”


Glenn Greenwald: It's 'Irrational' To Blame Paris Terrorism On Snowden

GreenwaldGlenn Greenwald called claims that Edward Snowden was to blame for last week's attacks in Paris "unbelievably irrational" in a conversation with HuffPost Live on Monday.

The Snowden confidant said that he's not surprised by attempts to link Snowden to the terror in Paris because doing so redirects blame that should be placed on intelligence agencies. Greenwald explained:


Jamar Clark shooting protesters close down Minneapolis highway; 51 arrested

Protesters shut down Minneapolis highwayHundreds of people protesting the police shooting of Jamar Clark blocked a Minneapolis highway, leading to the arrests of 51 demonstrators.

The protest began Monday evening, hours after Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges and Police Chief Janee Harteau requested a federal civil rights investigation in the weekend shooting of Clark.


Multiple cups of coffee a day linked to lower risk of death

Multiple cups of coffee good for youFor years, studies have cautiously shown that moderate amounts of coffee can be beneficial for brain and liver health, as well as reduce the risk for several types of cancer.

Researchers have now linked three to five cups of coffee per day to an overall lower risk of death, according to a new review of data on more than 200,000 health professionals.


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