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Democratic Senator Carper pledges support for Iran nuclear deal

(Reuters) U.S. Senator Tom Carper, a Democrat from Delaware, said on Friday that he will support the nuclear deal with Iran.

"This is a good deal for America and our allies, including Israel, one of our closest allies. And, oh yes. It beats the likely alternative – war with Iran – hands down," Carper wrote in an opinion piece published in The News Journal of Delaware on Friday.

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Ben Carson: There's No War On Women, But On 'What’s Inside Of Women’

(TPM) Republican presidential candidate and former neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson said during a campaign stop in Arkansas on Thursday there isn't a war on women, but rather there may be "a war on what's inside of women."

"They tell you that there’s a war on women," Carson said while in Little Rock, according to RawStory. "There is no war on women. There may be a war on what’s inside of women, but there is no war on women in this country."

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Zimmerman brags about killing Trayvon Martin: ‘We all know how it ended for the last moron....'

(Raw Story) George Zimmerman, the man acquitted in the shooting death of unarmed Florida teen Trayvon Martin, has apparently perfected the art of tough guy tweeting.

The killer-cum-Twitter troll on Thursday threatened someone by raising the specter of Trayvon Martin’s death and insulting the slain teenager in the process.

DetlefK

Trump loves the Bible. Yet can't name a verse.

(Salon) “The Bible means a lot to me, but I don’t want to get into specifics,” Trump told Bloomberg’s Mark Halperin, refusing to list one or two favorite verses.

Pressed again, Trump said the Bible was simply too personal to discuss publicly: “I wouldn’t want to get into it because to me that’s very personal. You know, when I talk about the Bible, it’s very personal, so I don’t want to get into verses.”

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Billionaire Republican Who Mocked Hillary Clinton's Marriage Had an Ashley Madison Account

(Gawker) A billionaire hedge fund investor and GOP donor who publicly mocked Hillary Clinton this year for being married to “a liar and a cheat” had an account on the cheating site Ashley Madison, according to data released by hackers calling themselves the Impact Team. The name and email address of Dan Loeb, founder of hedge fund Third Point LLC and prominent contributor to the Romney campaign, appear in the company’s database of users, and Loeb confirmed in a statement to Gawker that the account is authentic.

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#BlackLivesMatter disrupts Clinton rally to demand she cut ties with prison industrial complex

(Raw Story) Fusion’s Jorge Rivas wrote, “At least 20 transgender women have been killed this year, 14 of them black women. In nine of those cases, Fusion found last week, charges have been filed.”

“Hillary Clinton must stand with Black people, especially Black trans women, by refusing to accept funds from or bundled by executives of or lobbyists for private prison companies — and investing the money she’s already accepted from those companies in the work toward Black trans liberation,” said GetEQUAL’s Rian Brown in a statement sent to Fusion. “Until that happens, we cannot for a moment think that Hillary believes Black Lives Matter.”

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Jindal Writes Letter To Obama Telling Him Not To Talk About Climate During Katrina Anniversary Visit

(Think Progress) Jindal, who’s also running for president on the Republican ticket, sent a letter to Obama Wednesday urging the president not to mention climate change during his trip to Louisiana.

“Although I understand that your emphasis in New Orleans will – rightly – be on economic development, the temptation to stray into climate change politics should be resisted,” Jindal states in the letter. “While you and others may be of the opinion that we can legislate away hurricanes with higher taxes, business regulations and EPA power grabs, that is not a view shared by many Louisianians. I would ask you to respect this important time of remembrance by not inserting the divisive political agenda of liberal environmental activism.”

DonViejo

Woman strips to show fresh mastectomy scars as Virginia official calls to defund Planned Parenthood

(Raw Story) A woman who was identified as Leigh Anne Woods by WDBJ walked up the podium and took her shirt off as Bedrosian was speaking. “You have a problem because they perform abortions, look at everything else they do, they save lives!” Woods said. “It’s more than birth control,” she insisted. “It’s more than abortion. They save lives.”

Woods told WDBJ that she wanted to show the county supervisor the scars from the mastectomy she had just weeks earlier, and she credited Planned Parenthood for saving her life.

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Bigots Lose It As Florida City Renames ‘Old Dixie Highway’ To ‘Pres. Obama Highway’

(Occupy Democrats) Recent events have set off a wave of anti-Confederate iconoclasm that has been sweeping the South, encouraging people to relinquish symbols of the past and reconsider their ‘heritage’ of treason and racism. In the spirit of moving forward instead of clinging to what once was, the Riveria Beach City Council has voted to rename “Old Dixie Highway” to the “President Barack Obama Highway.”

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Reports: DNC Chair Blocked Dem Resolution To Support Iran Deal

16 min ago - You do not get to lead the Democratic party and oppose the President's best effort to secure a peaceful solution to the problem of Iran nuclear capabilities. You simply don't. That's the message DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz needs to hear loud ... (Crooks and Liars)

Iowa Poll: At a glance, how each GOP candidate fares

2 hrs ago - WHO'S UP? Donald Trump First choice: 23 percent Rank in field: 1st Change since May: Up 19 points Favorability: 61 percent Change since May: Up 34 points Trump has pulled off a reversal in how caucusgoers view him. In May, his favorability was upside ... (Des Moines Register)

LA strikes 2024 Olympic bid deal with USOC

3 hrs ago - Los Angeles and the U.S. Olympic Committee have struck a deal that will make the city America's 2024 Olympic bidder pending approval by the city council next week. If the council approves the deal at a meeting Tuesday, the USOC will announce Los Ang ... (AP)

38 girls, young women killed in Swaziland crash, says group

5 hrs ago - JOHANNESBURG (AP) — At least 38 girls and young women were killed in a crash while travelling to Swaziland's most famous traditional festival, a rights group said on Saturday. An additional 20 others were injured when the truck they were in collided ... (Yahoo! News / AP)

Thousands rally in Beirut against political leaders, rot

5 hrs ago - BEIRUT (Reuters) - Thousands of protesters waving Lebanese flags and chanting "revolution" took to the streets of Beirut on Saturday for an unprecedented mobilization against sectarian politicians they say are incompetent and corrupt. The "You Stink ... (Yahoo! News / Reuters)

Hammerhead shark sighting prompts California beach closure

6 hrs ago - SAN DIEGO (AP) — A shark that was seen circling kayakers has led lifeguards to close a San Diego County beach. A 1 1/2-mile stretch of beach from La Jolla Cove to Scripps Pier was closed Saturday afternoon after a confirmed sighting of the 8- to 10- ... (AP)

Donald Trump Says He’ll Decide on Possibility of Third Party Run ‘Soon’

6 hrs ago - Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump said today that a decision is imminent about whether he will run as a third party candidate. “We’re going to make a decision very soon and I think a lot of people are going to be very happy," Trump t ... (ABC News Aug 29, 2015, 6:33 PM ET)

Missing Hiker Found Alive After 9 Days Lost in Sierra Nevada

7 hrs ago - FRESNO, Calif. (AP) -- Authorities say a missing hiker has been found alive after being lost for nine days in the rugged Sierra Nevada near a Central California wildfire. A Fresno County Sheriff's search and rescue team located Miyuki Harwood Saturd ... (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Outrage After Egypt Sentences Al-Jazeera Reporters To 3 Years Prison

8 hrs ago - Human rights and free speech advocates expressed outrage Saturday at the news that three Al-Jazeera English journalists were sentenced to three years in Egyptian prison. The reporters — Canadian national Mohammed Fahmy, Australian journalist Peter G ... (USA Today)

Texas Sheriff’s Office Identifies Defendant In Deputy’s ‘Execution-Style Killing’

8 hrs ago - By Elahe Izadi August 29 at 5:40 PM A man arrested Saturday in the shooting death of a sheriff’s deputy at a Houston gas station Friday has been charged with capital murder, Harris County Sheriff Ron Hickman told reporters at a news conference Sat ... (Washington Post)

Strong winds blamed for 2 deaths in Seattle area

8 hrs ago - SEATTLE (AP) — Powerful winds toppled trees and power lines across the Pacific Northwest on Saturday, causing two deaths in the Seattle area and knocking out electricity to at least a quarter-million customers in Oregon and Washington. One man was k ... (AP)

Poll: Sanders Within Striking Distance of Clinton in Iowa

9 hrs ago - Iowa Poll Sanders Within Striking Distance of Clinton in Iowa Aug 29, 2015 6:00 PM EDT The latest Bloomberg Politics/Des Moines Register Iowa Poll shows concerns about Clinton, enthusiasm for Sanders and the possibility of Biden roiling the Democr ... (Business Insider / CBS News)

Bystander dies after being shot by NYPD undercover officer

10 hrs ago - MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. (AP) — An innocent bystander accidentally shot by a plainclothes officer died early Saturday, hours after being wounded when the officer opened fire on an armed suspect during an undercover gun buy that went bad, New York City poli ... (AP)

Top Jeb fundraisers leave campaign amid troubling signs

13 hrs ago - Three top Jeb Bush fundraisers abruptly parted ways with his presidential campaign on Friday, amid internal personality conflicts and questions about the strength of his candidacy, POLITICO has learned. There are different versions of what transpire ... (Politico)

Chris Christie: As president I would hire FedEx CEO to teach us how to track immigrants like package

13 hrs ago - Chris Christie: As president I would hire FedEx CEO to teach us how to track immigrants like packages Appearing at a townhall in Laconia, New Hampshire, GOP presidential contender Chris Christie attempted to set his campaign apart from the pack with ... (RawStory)

11 Alabamians are running for president. Oh, and Forrest Gump is too

16 hrs ago - Among the high profile names of presidential candidates such as Donald Trump, Jeb Bush, Carly Fiorina and Hillary Clinton is another one you probably will recognize. According to the Federal Election Commission, Forrest Gump – the fictional hero of ... (AL.com)

Michigan highway sniper: Police probe possible sniper on I-94 and I-69

17 hrs ago - Michigan highway sniper: Police probe possible sniper on I-94 and I-69 August 29, 2015 6:44 AM MST Police in Michigan believe they may have a highway sniper on their hands as six cars so far are reporting suspicious damage to their vehicles while ... (Examiner)

Human rights campaigners protest over Chile’s Esmeralda ‘prison ship’ at Millwall Docks

18 hrs ago - Human rights campaigners protest over Chile’s Esmeralda ‘prison ship’ at Millwall Docks 11:23 29 August 2015 Mike Brooke Chilean naval training vessel once said to have been used as a “prison torture ship” by the Pinochet regime is facing protes ... (East London Advertiser)

2 French journalists charged in Moroccan king blackmail case

18 hrs ago - 2 French journalists charged in Moroccan king blackmail case Updated 3:59 am, Saturday, August 29, 2015 PARIS (AP) — French authorities have handed two journalists preliminary extortion charges on accusations that they tried to blackmail Morocc ... (Associated Press)

National Hurricane Center: Tropical Storm Erika has dissipated; watches and warnings lifted

18 hrs ago - National Hurricane Center: Tropical Storm Erika has dissipated; watches and warnings lifted Times staff Saturday, August 29, 2015 9:07am Tropical Storm Erika has dissipated over Cuba, prompting the National Hurricane Center to lift tropic ... (Tampa Bay Times)

Norwegian TV to air fictional series about Russian invasion

18 hrs ago - Norwegian TV to air fictional series about Russian invasion Jan M. Olsen, Associated Press Updated 7:06 am, Saturday, August 29, 2015 COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — In a move that has annoyed Russia, a Norwegian television channel says it will air ... (Associated Press)

Prosecutors: No retrial for white officer who shot black man

18 hrs ago - Prosecutors: No retrial for white officer who shot black man Gary D. Robertson and Tom Foreman Jr., Associated Press Updated 9:51 pm, Friday, August 28, 2015 RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina state prosecutors announced Friday that they won ... (Associated Press)

3 convicted in anti-government militia plot receive 12 years

18 hrs ago - 3 convicted in anti-government militia plot receive 12 years Updated 9:54 pm, Friday, August 28, 2015 ROME, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say three North Georgia men have been sentenced to prison in an anti-government militia plot. The U.S. Attorney ... (Associated Press)

Al-Jazeera journalists sentenced to three years in prison by Egyptian court

18 hrs ago - An Egyptian judge sentenced three journalists to three years in prison on Saturday in connection with their work for al-Jazeera English. At the end of their retrial, Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed were taken into custody from a metal and glass cage ... (The Guardian)

Thai police arrest Bangkok bomb suspect

18 hrs ago - Thai police have arrested a suspect in connection with the bomb attack on a Hindu temple in central Bangkok that killed 20 people, including a British national. A police spokesman told Reuters that the arrested man fitted the description of the main ... (The Guardian)

Weekly Address: Meeting the Global Threat of Climate Change

20 hrs ago - In this week's address, the President spoke about his upcoming trip to Alaska, during which he will view the effects of climate change firsthand. Alaskans are already living with the impact of climate change, with glaciers melting faster, and tempera ... (White House)

Despite asking for money, Trump denies event is a fundraiser

23 hrs ago - Norwood, Massachusetts (CNN)Donald Trump said at an event charging $100-a-head in Massachusetts for his campaign Friday that he was not attending a fundraiser. "This is not a fundraiser," Trump told reporters in Norwood. "I turn down a lot of money. ... (CNN)

Rebekah Brooks To Return To Rupert Murdoch's News Corp As Chief Executive Of Its UK Division

23 hrs ago - Four years after quitting Rupert Murdoch's News Corp with a £16million pay off, Rebekah Brooks is to return to the organisation as chief executive of its UK division. According to the Financial Times, the return of Brooks, who was cleared in last ye ... (HuffPo UK)

Thousands gather for rally urging Malaysian leader to quit

Yesterday - Thousands of Malaysians wearing yellow T-shirts and blowing horns are gathering in Kuala Lumpur for a big rally to demand the resignation of embattled Prime Minister Najib Razak. The crowds are undeterred by police presence after authorities declare ... (The Hindu)

Sheriff’s deputy fatally shot in Houston while pumping gas in his patrol car

Yesterday - HOUSTON — A sheriff’s deputy in uniform was shot and killed Friday night while filling up his patrol car at a suburban Houston gas station, according to authorities. Deputy Darren Goforth, 47, was pumping gas into his vehicle when a man approached ... (AP)

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