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State Dept’s Harf: “Evidence” Blaming Pro-Russian Separatists For MH17 Based on “Social Media”

MATT LEE, ASSOCIATED PRESS: Okay. And then you are perhaps familiar with the briefing that the Russian defense ministry gave this morning in which they laid out satellite images or radar tracking images talking about a Ukrainian fighter plane that was apparently near this "“ the Malaysian airlines plane. They also asked questions, a series […]

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15% Of The World’s Countries Require Their Heads Of State To Be From A Certain Religion

A Muslim person has no hope of winning the presidency in Lebanon due to a requirement that the executive leader be a member of the Maronite Christian Church. Such a rule might seem extreme from the perspective of religious freedom, but Lebanon is not alone. Thirty countries, or roughly 15 percent of the world’s nations, […]

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Tune In: Watch the Kids’ State Dinner Live!

This morning at 11:25 a.m. ET, we'll be streaming the 2014 Kids' State Dinner live from the White House. And you can watch it all right here. More than 1,500 entries were submitted this year, featuring wholesome and tasty ingredients such as squash, ground turkey, salmon, and kale. Watch the winning recipes being selected for […]

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The Top 5 Best Moments from the 2014 Kids’ State Dinner

Ed. note. This is cross-posted from the Let's Move blog. See the original post here. Today, the First Lady welcomed fifty-four young chefs from all over the country to the State Dining Room for the 2014 Kids’ State Dinner. These 54 kids were selected from more than 1,500 recipes that were submitted for the Epicurious […]

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Tune In: Watch the Kids’ State Dinner Live!

This morning at 11:25 a.m. ET, we'll be streaming the 2014 Kids' State Dinner live from the White House. And you can watch it all right here. More than 1,500 entries were submitted this year, featuring wholesome and tasty ingredients such as squash, ground turkey, salmon, and kale. Watch the winning recipes being selected for […]

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Suspected German Spy Allegedly Working With State Department, Not CIA

By Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON, July 11 (Reuters) – A German defense official under investigation for alleged spying was in contact with a U.S. State Department officer rather than American intelligence agencies, raising questions about whether any espionage occurred, U.S. officials familiar with the case told Reuters on Friday. The officials, who are knowledgeable about the […]

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Militants in Lebanon seek to emulate Islamic State

By Laila Bassam and Tom Perry BEIRUT (Reuters) – The success of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria has emboldened like-minded militants in Lebanon who believe they can emulate it, the interior minister said, confirming the militant Sunni group had now appeared in Beirut for the first time. In an interview with Reuters, Nohad […]

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State Dept’s Psaki: “No Evidence That Hamas Plays Any Role” In Palestinian Government

QUESTION: Okay. And then my last one is you said that the Secretary had been "“ in addition to calling Prime Minister Netanyahu on Friday and Sunday "“ was it Friday — JEN PSAKI, STATE DEPARTMENT: Mm-hmm, correct, Friday and Sunday. QUESTION: — that he had also been in touch with leaders in the region […]

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What They’re Saying Around the Country: The Consequences of State Decisions Not to Expand Medicaid

Today, the Council of Economic Advisers released a report, Missed Opportunities: The Consequences of State Decisions Not to Expand Medicaid, which shows the effects of state decisions regarding Medicaid expansion on access to care, financial security, overall health and well-being of residents, and state economies.  Under the Affordable Care Act, states had the opportunity to […]

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Ralph Peters: Obama’s Legacy Shaping Up To Be A Terrorist State in Middle East

SEAN HANNITY: Now, this is an offshoot, sort of like you have these loosely affiliated terror groups. This is said to be most extreme, the most brutal. Meaning what? Do we have — is this guy in the end going to try to be more brutal than bin Laden? LT. COL. RALPH PETERS: Well, he […]

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