Archive for February 5th, 2013

Memo justifies killing Americans abroad if tied to al-Qaida

February 5, 2013
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Memo justifies killing Americans abroad if tied to al-Qaida

A tribesman walks near a building damaged last year by a U.S. drone airstrike targeting suspected al-Qaida militants …Does President Barack Obama have the right to order the assassination of an American anywhere in the world—without any oversight from Congress or the courts, and even if that U.S. citizen is not actively plotting a specific...
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Boehner: This is about getting it right

February 5, 2013
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House Speaker John Boehner today praised the ongoing efforts of two bipartisan groups of congressional lawmakers, but he emphasized that an effective overhaul of the nation’s immigration laws will take time.
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Dell to go private in landmark $24.4 billion deal

February 5, 2013
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(Reuters) – Michael Dell will take Dell Inc private for $24.4 billion (15.6 billion pounds) in the biggest leveraged buyout since the financial crisis, a deal that allows the billionaire chief executive officer to revive the fortunes of his computer company without Wall Street scrutiny.
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US sues S&P over pre-crisis mortgage ratings

February 5, 2013
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government says Standard & Poor’s knowingly inflated its ratings on risky mortgage investments that helped trigger the 2008 financial crisis.
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What one woman did with her ‘amnesty’ under Reagan

February 5, 2013
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By Liz Goodwin Maria Hernandez is one of six people Yahoo News has interviewed for our series on Americans who gained green cards under Ronald Reagan’s 1986 law that legalized 2.7 million illegal immigrants. On Wednesday, we profile Hector Ramirez, who co-founded a steel supply company with his four brothers.
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Sighs of relief in Ala. after child’s bunker rescue

February 5, 2013
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MIDLAND CITY, Ala. (AP) — For six anguished days, people in this small Alabama town asked just one question about the 5-year-old boy being held hostage in an underground bunker by a menacing, unpredictable neighbor: “Is he free yet?”
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U.S. launches civil action against S&P over pre-crisis ratings

February 5, 2013
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(Reuters) – The U.S. government has launched a civil lawsuit against Standard & Poor’s and parent The McGraw-Hill Companies Inc over mortgage bond ratings, the first federal enforcement action against a credit rating agency over alleged illegal behavior tied to the recent financial crisis.
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U.S. stock index futures signal higher Wall Street open

February 5, 2013
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LONDON (Reuters) – U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open on Wall Street on Tuesday, with futures for the S&P 500, the Dow Jones and the Nasdaq 100 rising 0.2 to 0.3 percent.
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Alabama hostage standoff ends

February 5, 2013
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A week-long Alabama standoff in which a retired trucker held a 5-year-old boy hostage in an underground bunker has ended with the kidnapper dead and the child safe, according to law enforcement.
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Accused sniper killer had mental issues

February 5, 2013
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FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The Iraq War veteran charged with killing a former Navy SEAL sniper and his friend on a Texas shooting range had been taken to a mental hospital twice in the past five months and told authorities he was suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, police records show.
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