Monica Lewinsky speaks out, says she was made ‘scapegoat’

Monica Lewinsky, now 40 and 17 years removed from her affair with then-President Bill Clinton, is speaking out -- offering what could be uncomfortable details as Hillary Clinton is thought to be preparing a White House run.

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$6 Billion Goes Missing at State Department

The State Department has no idea what happened to $6 billion used to pay its contractors. In a special “management alert” made public Thursday, the State Department’s Inspector General Steve Linick warned “significant financial risk and a lack of internal control at the department has led to billions of unaccounted dollars over the last six years. The alert was just the latest example of the federal government’s continued struggle with oversight over its outside contractors.  

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Hillary Clinton: U.S. must 'rein in' gun ownership

Hillary Clinton told an audience of mental health professionals on Tuesday that the United States needs to rein in its gun culture or risk a world where insignificant disagreements could lead to shootings.


Former Pope warns of Vatican Alien Agenda

Former pope Benedict XVI spread consternation in the catholic world this morning as he claimed...that a group of jesuits had infiltrated the Vatican and were pursuing what he called an “alien agenda”. The first pope to retire from his position in 598 years expressed his feelings of deception as “a sinister group of members of the Vatican” were pushing on for the search for extra-terrestrial life through their Lucifer 2 Large Binocular Telescope...  

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May Day clashes break out in Istanbul

Clashes have erupted in Istanbul between May Day demonstrators and riot police as crowds determined to defy a government ban tried to march to the city's iconic Taksim Square.

Security forces pushed back demonstrators with water cannons and tear gas. Protesters retaliated by throwing objects at police. 

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Scientists: Magma recharging Mount St. Helens

Mount St. Helens is showing signs of long-term uplift and minor earthquake activity, but there are no signs that the volcano in southwest Washington state is likely to erupt soon, federal scientists said Wednesday.

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Stock futures flat a day after Dow hits record close

U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Thursday as investors paused following a rally in the previous session that took the Dow to its first record close of 2014.

Thursday's gains came as the Federal Reserve gave an upbeat view of the economy's prospects after its policymaking meeting, though concerns remained, including a read on first-quarter economic growth that was weaker than expected.

Florida jail blast kills 2, injures dozens

Part of the Escambia County, Florida, jail collapsed after an apparent gas explosion, killing two inmates and injuring about 100 others.
The explosion happened late Wednesday night in the Pensacola jail's central booking area, county spokeswoman Kathleen Castro said. About 600 inmates were in the building at the time, she said.

U.S. Signals Putin Not to Move Against New NATO Members

Unsure of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s intentions, the Obama administration is attempting to warn the Kremlin not to test the U.S. commitment to defend its allies in eastern and central Europe. Jet fighters from the U.K., Denmark, France and Poland will begin flying air patrols over the Baltic states today “as part of collective defense measures,”...

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Smoking gun' Benghazi email prompts renewed push for select committee

Rep. Frank Wolf, R-Va., sent a letter to House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, calling for a select committee to be established to conduct an investigation, interview Obama administration officials and hold public hearings on the probe.

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