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By Nomaan Merchant, Associated Press DALLAS (AP) — Almost every top official in a remote South Texas city was arrested Thursday under a detailed federal indictment that accuses them of taking bribes from contractors and sending city workers to help an illegal gambling operator nicknamed “Mr. T.” Crystal City’s mayor, city manager, mayor

By Roxana Hegeman, Associated Press WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A federal elections official has decided — without public notice or review from his agency’s commissioners — that residents of Alabama, Kansas and Georgia can no longer register to vote using a federal form without providing proof of U.S. citizenship. The action by the

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation on Thursday that would curb a Justice Department initiative aimed at cutting off perpetrators of fraud from the banking system. Since 2012 the department, with the help of regulatory agencies, has investigated banks and third-party processors in the United States that do business

Has Danny Abdul Dayem been resurrected?  In Rami Jarrah’s recent Ana Press academy award winner,  “ISIS wherefore art thou ISIS” [Edited title] we saw a surprise guest appearance, either from Danny Abdul Dayem’s doppelganger or Danny himself has been brought out of retirement by ANA Press. In this artful and seductive portrayal of Aleppo, threatened exclusively

DURHAM, New Hampshire — Hillary Clinton on Thursday dismissed the ongoing scandal around her use of private email and said she has “no concerns about it whatsoever” and is “100 percent confident” she won’t be indicted. At a presidential primary debate here, Mrs. Clinton blamed the process of “retroactive classification” and

Tyler DurdenFebruary 4, 2016 This means that if the nominal US GDP as of December 31 which was $18.12 trillion grows at the 1.2% rate expected by the Atlanta Fed, total debt to GDP is now on pace to hit 105% at the next GDP tabulation, and rising fast from there. It

Since a peak funding level of $80.1 billion in 2010, the 17 agencies within the intelligence community have been forced to operate with declining dollars, down to some $66 billion in fiscal 2015. According to a new report from market researcher Deltek, the IC’s overall budget may be on the uptick, but its spending

The nominee to head the hacked Office of Personnel Management says she is working with Congress to answer the question of whether a vendor discovered an OPM network breach during a product demonstration, contrary to her predecessor’s testimony that the agency detected the hack.  The night before Acting OPM Director Beth Cobert testified at

  LATEST NORML NEWS State and Local: Everyday NORML Affiliates and Chapters from around the country invest countless hours into contacting representatives, hosting events, and talking to voters, all with the hope of passing meaningful marijuana reforms on the local, state and federal level! In an effort to highlight their hard work and

A runny nose, watery eyes, sore throat, sneezing and coughing are among the most common symptoms of the common cold. Yet, they’re also experienced by people with allergies. How can you tell the difference? One of the most obvious telltale signs is a fever. Symptoms caused by a cold

Heartburn drugs known as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are among the most commonly used drugs in the world. About 15 million Americans use PPIs, either in prescription or over-the-counter form. Brand names include Prilosec, Prevacid and Nexium. The drugs have long been touted as a safe way to relieve

Drugs — when taken as prescribed — kill more than 106,000 Americans each year,1 and the death toll from overdosing on painkillers is now greater than both car accidents and death from illegal drug use. As noted in a recent New York Times article,2 “drug overdosese are driving up

Omega-3 fat is important for proper energy storage, oxygen transport, cell membrane function, and regulation of inflammation. It’s also critical for healthy development in utero, especially for eye and brain development, and plays a role in the length of gestation. Recent research has again confirmed the importance of omega-3

Can your mind heal your body? It may sound far-fetched that the power of your thoughts and emotions could exert physical, biological changes, but there are countless examples, both scientific and anecdotal, showing this possibility is very real. Science journalist Jo Marchant shared numerous such examples, from Iraq war

By now, you’ve probably seen the commercial with Oprah telling you that you can eat bread every day and still lose weight. It is sad, frightening, and disturbing that someone who has so much influence over society’s choices and behavior is using that power to encourage people to consume a substance that