Jobless Claims Rise But Employment Trends Still Look Favorable

Those filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose slightly more than expected last week, but the underlying trend continued to suggest the labor market was tightening. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 10,000 to a seasonally adjusted 274,000 for the week ended May 16, the Labor Department said on Thursday. Claims for the prior week were unrevised.

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Saudi Arabia seeks top spot on U.N. human rights council

Saudi Arabia now wants to be the the head of the United Nations’ Human Rights Council (HRC) just days after it posted a slew of new job openings for executioners who would help carry out beheadings amid a massive uptick in state-sanctioned killings in the country.

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ISIS Controls 50% of Syria

After seizing the archaeological site of Palmyra Thursday, activists monitoring Syria’s civil war said, ISIS now controls over half of Syria. Rami Abdurrahman of the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights told the Associated Press the extremists overran the archaeological site, just to the southwest of the modern settlement on Palmyra, shortly after midnight local time.

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Emails reportedly show confidant told Clinton Benghazi attack planned by fighters tied to Al Qaeda

We now hear that a longtime Clinton confidant reportedly advised then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton two days after the 2012 Benghazi terror attack that an Al Qaeda-tied group had planned the deadly assault and used a protest as cover — but despite this warning, Clinton’s U.N. ambassador went on to publicly claim the attack was “spontaneous.”

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Dem congressman with millions in legal bills says lawmakers need a raise

See what I mean? They go into office poor, but come out rich, no matter what they try to get us to believe. A Democratic congressman who still owes millions of dollars in legal bills racked up while fighting corruption allegations said on Monday that members of Congress need a raise in order to cope with the District of Columbia’s rising cost of living.

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Five Major Banks Plead Guilty to Felony Charges Over Currency Rigging

Wednesday, the DOJ announced 5 of the world’s largest banks will plead guilty to felony charges and pay fines totaling $5.8 billion following a multi-year investigation into allegations the banks manipulated global financial markets.

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North Korea claims it has miniaturized warheads

Wednesday North Korea claimed that it has manufactured nuclear warheads small enough to fit on the head of a missile, an announcement that is likely to rachet up tensions in east Asia, particularly with South Korea. A spokesman for North Korea’s National Defense Commission said that the development of the alleged weapons was part of an initiative to boost Pyongyang’s self-defense capability.

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Obama wants to dump the Assad and chemical weapons use claim off on UN

Back in September of 2013, when the use of chemical weapons by Assad came into play, Obama vowed to keep watching Damascus. But now he’s changed his tune, showing he doesn’t care. In fact, he doesn’t care about anything anymore.

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Feds seek to keep assault rifle parts seized from Connecticut gun-maker

Federal authorities are seeking to keep a third of the nearly 300 assault rifle parts they seized from a Connecticut gun-maker that prosecutors allege broke federal firearm regulations.

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US interrogation team in Iraq to grill wife of ISIS leader

A special team of CIA, FBI and Pentagon interrogators has been dispatched to Iraq to grill the wife of the key ISIS leader killed in a daring commando raid last Saturday — but sources told Fox News that the questioning will stop short of using rough techniques.

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