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{FD} Veterans facing new obstacle after appeal is denied in burn pit case

In a crushing blow to tens of thousands of veterans who say they were made ill by the use of open burn pits, dozens of lawsuits against a military contractor in charge of the waste disposal method will not move forward following an appellate court ruling. Continue reading

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{FD} Lawmakers demand answers at hearing over how VA is helping tens of thousands of burn pit victims

Members of Congress held a hearing on Thursday on Capitol Hill demanding answers from the Department of Veterans Affairs about what is being done to assist the tens of thousands of veterans who have fallen ill from burn pit exposure. Continue reading

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{FD} Former burn pit inspector says warnings were largely ignored by Pentagon officials during Iraq War

It was over a decade ago when U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel Dan Brewer was faced with the daunting task of finding a solution to control the toxic fumes hanging over the military bases across Iraq. Continue reading

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{FD} Sports betting world believes Supreme Court’s ban reversal is too little, too late

Legal or not, it looks as if it will be business as usual in the world of sports betting. Continue reading

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{FD} US taxpayer money earmarked for Afghan reconstruction efforts could be easily lost says new oversight report

A new watchdog report claims that billions of dollars in donor contributions, including $3 billion from the U.S., to a trust fund created for the reconstruction efforts in Afghanistan may be lost due to mishandling by the World Bank. Continue reading

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{FD} Florida felons are latest point of contention in fight for battleground state’s votes

Florida is embroiled in a debate that could have serious ramifications for the midterm elections, and for 2020. The governor was ordered by a federal judge to revamp the state’s “fatally flawed” voting rights restoration process for felons. Continue reading

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{FD} FEC hit with lawsuit over ignoring civil complaint accusing Clinton, DNC in election scheme

EXCLUSIVE — The Federal Election Commission has done nothing to investigate a legal complaint filed over three months ago, in which it was alleged that the Hillary Clinton Campaign and the Democratic National Committee used state chapters as strawmen … Continue reading

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{FD} Raid on Michael Cohen’s home likely executed after significant evidence was found in Mueller probe, analyst says

The Justice Department’s raid on the home of top Trump lawyer Michael Cohen on Monday is, according to one expert, likely a telltale sign that Special Counsel Robert Mueller may have found significant evidence regarding a payout to adult film star Sto… Continue reading

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{FD} Raid on Michael Cohen’s home likely executed after significant evidence was found in Mueller’s investigation

The Justice Department’s raid on the home of top Trump lawyer Michael Cohen on Monday is, according to one expert, likely a telltale sign that Special Counsel Robert Mueller may have found significant evidence regarding a payout to adult film star Sto… Continue reading

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{FD} Former Army major tells of his efforts to halt use of hazardous burn pits at Iraq military base

The dangers of burn pit exposures at Forward Operating Base Marez in Mosul, Iraq, were first noticed when the U.S. military presence was at its height, but nothing was done to correct the problem, Fox News has learned. Continue reading

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{FD} Is the Austin Bomber showing shades of the Unabomber?

A fifth explosion in a series of Texas bombings that began March 2 continues to put the state on edge, and now comparisons are being made to another serial bomber from more than two decades ago – The Unabomber — as investigators try to figure out the m… Continue reading

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{FD} Austin bomb attacks prompt uptick in home security inquiries

Home security experts in Austin, Texas say that they have seen an uptick in inquiries after four bomb explosions rocked the capital of the Lone Star State. Continue reading

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{FD} Court determines military burn pits caused lung disease in service members

The thousands of U.S. military personnel and private contractors, whose health was compromised from the dense black smoke of burn pits and then denied proper treatment, may finally be vindicated with a recent court ruling. Continue reading

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{FD} Trump, Pentagon hope 2018 sees more foreign militaries buying American

The Defense Department has a new target — making 2018 a record year for foreign weapons military sales. Continue reading

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{FD} Viral video of Border Patrol stopping Greyhound bus fuels outrage, and debate

A viral video that shows Border Patrol agents boarding a Greyhound bus in Florida and running an immigration check has sparked outrage across the internet this week, with many questioning whether the agents had a legal right to conduct the stop. It tur… Continue reading

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{FD} Family of woman who disappeared 12 years ago hopes for new answers

Twelve years after the disappearance of an Orlando woman, the family of Jennifer Keese is holding on to hope that the investigation can be solved. Continue reading

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{FD} Court ruling vindicates LA student who sued college for curbing his free speech

The Los Angeles college student who sued his school after it curbed his free speech right to pass out copies of the Constitution was vindicated in a California court this week after a judge ruled that he was well within the boundaries of the First Amen… Continue reading

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{FD} US vital in stabilizing Northern Iraq says Archbishop of Erbil

One of the most predominant religious heads in the ISIS-scarred region of northern Iraq says that assistance from the US in stabilizing the region is vital in ensuring a safe return for the Christian and Yazidi residents of the Nineveh Plain. Continue reading

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{FD} Grim dossier claim spurs speculation about possible Russian rubout

A bombshell revelation made public Tuesday that “somebody’s already been killed” as a result of the publication of an unconfirmed anti-Trump dossier has sparked speculation that it was a reference to an ex-KGB agent mysteriously found dead in his car a… Continue reading

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{FD} California zoning law banning gun shops is challenged in Supreme Court filing

A cadre of civil rights groups along with several individuals have filed a petition with the Supreme Court in the hopes that a controversial appeals court decision that limits where gun stores can open within one county in California. Continue reading

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{FD} Big unions sent over $1B in dues to Dem groups since 2010 without member approval, research finds

Big labor groups have sent over $1 billion to left-leaning groups since the start of the decade without prior approval from the unions’ members, according to eye-opening new research. Continue reading

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{FD} Chicago PD says Facebook was no help in takedown of online gun and drug ring

Chicago cops said they received no help from Facebook while they were investigating a weapon and a drug ring that was using the social media site for illicit activity. Continue reading

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{FD} Al Franken finally sets date for his Senate exit

Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., has finally set a date for his departure from Congress. Continue reading

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{FD} Hillary Clinton campaign, DNC accused of ‘corrupt’ money scheme in new FEC complaint

A new legal complaint filed with the Federal Election Commission alleges that the Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee used state chapters as strawmen to circumvent campaign donation limits and laundered the money back to her … Continue reading

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{FD} White House says North Korea was behind massive ‘WannaCry’ cyberattack in May

North Korea was behind the massive “WannaCry” cyberattack in May that spread around the world costing billions of dollars, White House Homeland Security Adviser Tom Bossert announced in a Wall Street Journal op-ed Monday. Continue reading

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{FD} Tavis Smiley says he still doesn’t know why he was suspended by PBS

Talk show host Tavis Smiley says that he’s not sure why PBS suspended him and that they refuse to tell him the specific allegations of sexual misconduct that have been levied against him. Continue reading

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{FD} Nevada church wrongly barred from flier handouts at school district, legal watchdog says

A cadre of attorneys have asked a Nevada school district in to reverse their decision in preventing a church from sharing fliers with their students for community events. Continue reading

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{FD} Gitmo artists featured in controversial show at NYC’s John Jay College

An esteemed college in New York City is catching flack after hosting an art exhibit that features artwork by Guantánamo Bay prisoners. Continue reading

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{FD} Planned Parenthood docs requested from Senate by FBI, signaling possible criminal probe

The FBI recently made a request to the Senate Judiciary Committee for access to unredacted comments obtained from Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers, a signal that the feds may be preparing a criminal probe into the sale of fetal tissue. Continue reading

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{FD} ISIS victims in Iraq, Christians and Yazidi, desperately need global aid, Vatican says

The religious minorities of Iraq and Syria have recounted horrific accounts of their abuse at the hand of ISIS as the Vatican calls on the global community to address the plight of Christians and Yazidi communities and bring them back from the verge of… Continue reading

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{FD} Millennials think socialism would create a great safe space, study finds

Nearly half of all millennials in the United States believe the greatest safe space of them all would be living under a socialist regime. Continue reading

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{FD} Big union embroiled in own sexual harassment scandal after allegations against SEIU leaders

They’ve gone from fighting for $15 to fighting allegations of abusive behavior towards women. Continue reading

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{FD} Series of attacks in Egypt targeting Coptic Christians forces churches to close

Egypt has been one of the worst places for Christian persecution in recent months. Continue reading

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{FD} Death truck? Neighbor may have snapped pic of terrorist’s deadly weapon

Neighbors of Sayfull Saipov say he was a cordial, peaceful resident. Continue reading

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{FD} Saipov’s neighbors saw him as cordial, peaceful

Neighbors of Sayfull Saipov say he was a cordial, peaceful resident. Continue reading

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{FD} North Korean defector describes ‘life of hell’ for Christians

Choi Kwanghyuk is one of the lucky ones. He was able to free himself from the clutches of a brutal dictatorship in his native North Korea where he was persecuted by the government for his Christian faith. Continue reading

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{FD} Iraqi Christians forced to flee homes again after skirmishes between Kurds and central government

The first Iraqi Christians to return home after their village was freed from Islamic State control were forced to flee yet again Tuesday as Peshmerga forces stormed the area, a dark turn in what was broadly considered a “success story” of rebuilding in… Continue reading

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{FD} Apple censored pro-life group by dropping app, activists say

Tech behemoth Apple has suddenly dropped a pro-life prayer application from its App Store after left-wing bloggers complained about it being listed on the store’s directory. Continue reading

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{FD} Congo bank helped Hezbollah-linked company avoid US sanctions, report says

An explosive new report sheds light on how one of the most prominent banks in the Democratic Republic of the Congo may have been diverting assets to enable financiers of terrorism avoid U.S. sanctions. Continue reading

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{FD} Russia warns it may restrict US media within its borders

The latest in a string of saber-rattling announcements between the U.S. and Russia saw Moscow claiming it was within its rights to restrict the operations of U.S. media. Continue reading

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{FD} ‘Bump stock’ rifle modifiers green-lighted by Obama administration

So-called ‘bump stock’ recoil devices like the ones used by the Las Vegas gunman, were first approved under the Obama administration’s Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. Continue reading

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{FD} Vegas shooter’s weapons cache included devices enabling automatic gunfire, report says

Stephen Paddock’s ability to kill scores of concert-goers Sunday night came from his use of modified semi-automatic weapons with high-capacity magazines, something that enabled him to shoot hundreds of rounds in just a few minutes. Continue reading

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{FD} Federal judge tells Pennsylvania county to drop the Christian cross from its seal

A federal judge has ruled against one Pennsylvania County saying that they need to remove the cross from their country seal saying it was a violation of the constitution. Continue reading

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{FD} US military’s Puerto Rico recovery to be led by decorated Army general

A three-star general has been named on Thursday to manage relief efforts in storm-scarred Puerto Rico. Continue reading

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{FD} Photos of religious minority children pleading for Trump’s help show urgency for Iraq aid

As the deadline looms for the State Department to provide over $1 billion in aid to the religious minorities in Iraq, the children of Christian and Yazidi refugees are pleading directly to president Trump to take action. Continue reading

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{FD} Monday Night Football: Cowboys kneel before national anthem

The Dallas Cowboys briefly kneeled before the national anthem ahead of their Monday night game against the Arizona Cardinals, capping off a weekend that saw more than 200 players kneel or sit during the anthem itself. Continue reading

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{FD} North Korea resuming work at nuke test site: report

North Korea has reportedly resumed work at its underground nuclear testing site, according to defense analysts, in a brazen act of defiance against the latest U.N. sanctions. Continue reading

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{FD} Russian network RT told to register as foreign agent in US, it says

The stateside company that runs the U.S. version of Russia’s state-owned news outlet RT must register with the Justice Department as a foreign agent. Continue reading

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{FD} Miami Beach to reopen for residents as Irma recovery begins

The city of Miami Beach will be opened back up on Tuesday — ahead of schedule. Continue reading

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{FD} Massive Irma recovery efforts in Florida to begin

Now, the long road to recovery begins. Continue reading

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