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Black Conservative Ben Carson Hints at ’16 Presidential Run

Rising conservative star Dr. Ben Carson impressed the audience of the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) Saturday, delivering a 22-minute speech outlining his political ideals, which included hinting that he might run for President...

Bashar Al-Assad Calls on BRICS Nations to Help End Conflict in Syria

With the country entering its third year of civil warfare, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad issued a plea to the BRICS nations, asking them to help end the conflict. The BRICS nations, Brazil, Russia, India, China...

Bus Crash Kills 24 in South Africa

A church bus carrying over 60 passengers crashed in South Africa’s Western Cape Friday, killing 24 and injuring dozens more. A crane lift was required to lift the bus and separate victims trapped beneath...

HBCUs Threaten to Sue Obama Administration Over Federal Loan Changes

The Obama administration may be the target of a lawsuit by the nation’s historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs), stemming from new federal financial aid policies that disproportionately affect students at the majority black...

New Jamaican Laws Crack Down on Lottery Scams

A new bill in Jamaica will crackdown on lottery scams that have targeted Americans for years. The schemes are conducted over the phone, and ask unwary individuals to pay an advance fee to claim...

Lil Wayne Hospitalized for Seizures After Nicki Minaj Video Shoot

Rapper Lil Wayne has reportedly suffered a series of seizures, landing him in Cedar-Sinai hospital in Los Angeles. Wayne, 30, had two similar episodes last October, and was prescribed seizure medication. Representatives for the...

Venezuela to Investigate Possible Poisoning of Hugo Chavez

Venezuela will investigate whether or not late President Hugo Chavez was poisoned, according to acting President Nicolas Maduro. Chavez died while battling an undisclosed cancer in his pelvic region. Speaking on a regional TV...

Bankruptcy Expert Kevyn Orr Named Detroit Emergency Manager

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder named Kevyn Orr as Detroit’s emergency manager Thursday, tasking the Cleveland-based attorney with restoring the city’s dismal finances to working order. With Detroit now officially in a financial emergency, the...

Cory Booker Runaway Favorite in Early Primary Poll

Newark Mayor Cory Booker is a very early favorite in the 2014 Democratic primary race for New Jersey’s Senate seat, according to a new poll. Fairleigh Dickinson University reports that Booker leads his closest...

Man Who Shot Romney “47 Percent” Video Steps Forward

The man behind the now infamous video of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s “47 percent” comments has stepped forward to explain his motivations for recording the private fundraiser event last September. Choosing not to have...

Halle Berry Reveals Return to ‘X-Men’ on ‘Tonight Show’

Halle Berry stopped in to talk with “Tonight Show” host Jay Leno Monday night, and announced her return to the X-Men franchise. The appearance was a part of Berry’s promotion tour for her latest...

Bradley Manning’s WikiLeaks Testimony Secretly Taped

An organization dedicated to creating greater government transparency has released an audio recording of testimony delivered by U.S. Army Pvt. Bradley Manning, ignoring a ban put into place by the American military. Manning spoke...

Hackers Post Financial Data of First Lady, Biden, Celebrities

The FBI and Los Angeles Police Department are investigating hackers who posted the personal information of more than a dozen government officials and celebrities including first lady Michelle Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, rap...
CARACAS, Venezuela

U.S. Expels 2 Venezuelan Diplomats in ‘Reciprocal Action’

In what has been deemed a retaliatory action, the U.S. State Department announced the expulsion of two Venezuelan diplomats, one week after Venezuela expelled a pair of U.S. Embassy officials from the country. State...

Kwame Kilpatrick Found Guilty in Federal Corruption Trial

Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick has been convicted on 24 charges against him after a five-month trial. Along with contractor Bobby Ferguson and his father Bernard Kilpatrick, the fallen politician faced 45 felony charges...

Cory Booker: Other Politicians Should Use Social Media, Too

Newark Mayor Cory Booker said that politicians and government officials should take advantage of social media in order to fully connect with citizens. Booker, 43, has more than 1.3 million Twitter followers and uses the...

Susan Rice Front-Runner for National Security Advisor Post

U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice has emerged as the likely choice to be President Barack Obama’s national security advisor. Shortly after Obama won last year’s election Rice was considered the favorite to become Secretary of State,...

Justin Timberlake Joins SNL’s “Five-Timers” Club

Pop culture icon Justin Timberlake joined an exclusive club this weekend, becoming the first person since Drew Barrymore to host Saturday Night Live for the fifth time. The extended club was present during Timberlake’s...

Nelson Mandela Discharged From Hospital After Checkup

Former South African president Nelson Mandela was discharged from a Pretoria hospital Sunday after undergoing a scheduled checkup. The anti-apartheid leader was admitted for an overnight stay Saturday, and has returned to his Johannesburg home. "The...

Uhuru Kenyatta Pledges To Work for all Kenyans

Kenya has named its new president, but not without sufficient controversy. Uhuru Kenyatta, a man accused of crimes against humanity by the International Criminal Court (ICC), won the election with 50.07 percent of the...

Wrongfully Imprisoned Ohio Man Awarded $13.2 Million Settlement

An Ohio man who spent more than a decade in prison for a crime he didn’t commit has been awarded a $13.2 million dollar settlement for his pain and suffering. David Ayers, 56, was imprisoned...

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