Monthly Archives: February, 2016

Trump to GOP: Be ‘Careful’ Pushing Rubio, I Signed Pledge

Donald Trump is warning the party establishment against fighting him as the nominee, saying he has more power than it does. It started Sunday morning with a tweet and was followed up on the Sunday morning news shows.

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Swiss voters ‘reject’ plan to expel foreigners for minor crimes

People in Switzerland are on course to reject a plan to automatically expel foreigners who commit minor crimes, early projections suggest. The proposal has been put forward by the right-wing Swiss People’s Party. The vote comes amid growing unease at rising immigration and the problems which, the party says, come with it.

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Reformists to win all 30 parliament seats contested in Iran’s capital

Partial results released Sunday indicate that Iranian reformists will win all 30 parliamentary seats contested in the capital, Tehran, handing hard-liners an embarrassing defeat in the first elections held since last year’s nuclear deal, which appears to be propelling moderates to their best nationwide electoral showing in more than a decade.

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Data breach affects 80,000 UC Berkeley faculty, students and alumni

Friday, school officials said a hacker broke into the University of California, Berkeley computer system holding financial data of 80,000 students, alumni, current and former employees. The university said that although there is no evidence that any information has been stolen, it has notified potential victims of the breach so they can watch for signs …

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FEC: Sanders Finance Reports ‘Appear to Be Incorrect’

The FEC officials are red-flagging the finance report from the Democratic presidential campaign of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders. In a letter from the Federal Election Commission, the Sanders camp is advised contributions, receipts, expenses and disbursements listed on its Feb. 20 report “appear to be incorrect.”

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IRS: Cyberattacks More Extensive Than Previously Reported

Friday the IRS said  that more than twice as many taxpayer accounts may have been hit by cybercriminals than the agency previously reported, with hackers gaining access to as many as 700,000 accounts and attempting to break into an additional 575,000.

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Man claiming to be Marine says Clinton tried to ‘cover’ up Benghazi removed from campaign rally

Friday a man was removed by police officers from a Hillary Clinton campaign rally in South Carolina, after raising questions with husband and former President Bill Clinton about his wife’s role in the Benghazi terror attacks.

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US flexes muscle, tests ICBM off California coast

Thursday an unarmed Minuteman 3 nuclear missile was shot into the California night sky. The missile was fired at 11:01 p.m. off the California coastline and was carrying a payload of test instruments. It was aimed toward the waters of the Kwajalein Atoll, an island chain about 2,500 miles southwest of Honolulu.

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Russia ‘steps up air strikes’ ahead of truce

Russia jets have intensified attacks on Syrian rebel positions, hours before a cessation of hostilities is due to come into force. Russia said it was continuing to bomb “terrorists” in parts of Syria. But 100 rebel factions have agreed to respect the truce, the main Syrian opposition group has said.

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Germany says it doesn’t know the whereabouts of 130,000 refugees

German officials said that they do not know the whereabouts of 130,000 people that entered their country last year, according to a parliament document viewed by AFP on Friday.

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