Two CIA Agents Arrested by Minutemen while Crossing Mexican Border with 1300 Pounds of Cocaine

The incident took place...., in the Chihuahuan desert, near the Texan city of El Paso. A group of seven minutemen saw a large black SUV drive rapidly across the border. They chased the vehicle in their own trucks and achieved to immobilize it after a chase of more than 15 miles. The vigilantes arrested the two men on board and called the border patrol, who proceeded to search the vehicle. They discovered dozens of packages of cocaine, totalling an incredible 618.4 kilograms (1363 pounds).

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Kilauea Volcano's Lava Lake Overflows

Kilauea volcano's volatile lava lake spilled over the rim of a deep vent within Halema'uma'u crater several times overnight, lapping onto the edges of the vent like an overflowing pool. The lava lake sits in a crater within a crater: Halema'uma'u crater is the deep, wide pit at the top ofKilauea volcano. For this reason, the lava flood poses no risk to people or structures, said Matt Patrick, a geologist at the U.S. Geological Survey's Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.

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Forest fire breaks out near Chernobyl nuclear plant

A fire has broken out in woods near Ukraine's disused Chernobyl nuclear plant, the site of a meltdown in 1986. Interior Minister Arsen Avakov said about 400 hectares of forest was alight in the exclusion zone around the plant Up to 200 firefighters, along with scores of trucks and aircraft, were tackling the blaze about 15 to 20km (9 to 12 miles) from the nuclear plant.  

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Thousands of new Lerner emails found

Treasury’s inspector general for tax administration (TIGTA) said it found roughly 6,400 emails either to or from Lerner from between 2004 and 2013 that it didn’t think the IRS had turned over to lawmakers, the congressional committees said. The committees have yet to examine the emails, aides on Capitol Hill said.

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6.2 Earthquake Rattles Fiji Islands

A strong earthquake shook the Fiji Islands and the area northeast of New Zealand Tuesday. The 6.2 magnitude quake struck at 8:39 a.m. Pacific time about 18 miles south of Fiji’s Ndoi Island and 223 miles west of Tonga’s capital Nuku’alofa.

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New bird flu cases add 6 million birds in Iowa

Avian flu outbreaks were reported at five more Iowa facilities Monday, with more than 6 million birds infected. All told, the number of infected laying hens and turkeys in Iowa has now jumped to 10 million at eight locations.  

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Parts of Britain hit by snowstorms amid Arctic blast

Snowstorms swept across parts of Britain overnight as an Arctic blast sent temperatures plunging. Just weeks after the country enjoyed the warmest April day in four years, the balmy weather has given way to wintry conditions.  

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Finland fires warning shots at 'foreign submarine' near Helsinki

Incident comes amid growing military tensions with neighboring Russia, months after Sweden mounts unsuccessful hunt for suspected Russian submarine in its waters. The navy said it noticed an underwater target on Monday and again on Tuesday morning and fired some warning charges.  

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More than 2,500 confirmed dead in Nepal earthquake

Sleeping in the streets and shell-shocked, Nepalese cremated the dead and dug through rubble for the missing Sunday, a day after a massive Himalayan earthquake killed more than 2,500 people. Aftershocks tormented them, making buildings sway and sending panicked Kathmandu residents running into the streets.  

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Chile's Calbuco volcano covers town of Ensenada in ash

People living in the vicinity of the Calbuco volcano in Chile are trying to save their homes and their livestock after tonnes of ash rained down following two volcanic eruptions. The roofs of a number of homes and businesses collapsed under the weight of the ash and residents feared for their sheep and cows. Soldiers have been deployed to help with the clean-up.  

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Largest Bank In America Joins War On Cash

The war on cash is escalating. Just a week ago, the infamous Willem Buiter, along with Ken Rogoff, voiced their support for a restriction (or ban altogether) on the use of cash (something that was already been implemented in Louisiana in 2011 for used goods). Today, as Mises' Jo Salerno reports, the war has acquired a powerful new ally in Chase, the largest bank in the U.S., which has enacted a policy restricting the use of cash in selected markets; bans cash payments for credit cards, mortgages, and auto loans; and disallows the storage of "any cash or coins" in safe deposit boxes.  

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Peering Inside Yellowstone’s Supervolcano

A giant reservoir of magma and hot rock beneath the Yellowstone supervolcano has been found and imaged. The newly found reservoir lies 12-28 miles below the surface, and is four-and-a-half times larger than the shallower, hot melted rock zone that powers current Yellowstone geysers and caused the caldera's last eruption some 70,000 years ago.

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Researchers Discover New Tick-Borne Disease

Ticks can carry more than Lyme disease, as a newly published study reminds us. Researchers from China and the University of Maryland School of Medicine uncovered a previously unknown tick-borne illness after last spring examining 477 Chinese patients who had suffered tick bites. 

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3 Earthquakes Rattle Northern Idaho

Three Earthquakes were recorded near Sandpoint, ID Thursday night and early Friday Morning. The most recent was a magnitude 3.3 recorded at 1:28 AM Friday morning 8 miles East Southeast of Sandpoint, ID.

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Chinese scientists genetically modify human embryos

In a world first, Chinese scientists have reported editing the genomes of human embryos. The results are published1 in the online journal Protein & Cell and confirm widespread rumours that such experiments had been conducted—rumours that sparked a high-profile debate last month2, 3 about the ethical implications of such work.  

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CDC eyeing bird flu vaccine for humans, though risk is low

Federal officials said Wednesday they're taking steps to create a human vaccine for the bird flu virus that's slammed the Midwest poultry industry, though they still consider the danger to be low and the food supply not at risk. 

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James Dobson: Christians soon to be 'hated minority'

ames Dobson hosted a panel of Christian leaders on his “Family Talk” radio show Wednesday and warned that Christians are about to face a new status in America as a “hated minority” if the U.S. Supreme Court decides, as many expect, to mandate same-sex “marriage.”


The Number Of Volcanoes Erupting Right Now Is Greater Than The 20th Century’s YEARLY Average

Is the number of volcanic eruptions worldwide increasing?  Yes.  During the 20th century, there were a total of 3,542 volcanic eruptions globally.  That works out to approximately 35 eruptions per year.  That may sound like a lot, but according to Volcano Discovery there are 36 volcanoes erupting around the world right now.  In other words, the number of volcanoes erupting as you read this article is greater than the 20th century’s yearly average.

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Judge orders NY transit agency to run 'Killing Jews' ad

A federal judge on Tuesday ordered New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority to display on its buses a controversial ad that refers to Muslims killing Jews, rejecting the argument that the ad could incite terrorism or imminent violence.  

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Have Muslim authorities just carpeted over the Lost Ark?

Israeli scholars are furious after new flooring was fitted 'behind their backs' by the Muslim authority in charge of Judaism's holiest site - potentially covering up clues to the location of the 'Lost Ark'.
The work at the Dome of the Rock was simply meant to replace carpet, worn away by thousands of pilgrims at the gold-topped shrine, which overlooks old Jerusalem.

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Is Obama Indirectly Assisting Islamists to Destroy America?

Seems that by hook or crook, Obama is determined to get a nuclear deal in order to bolster his dismal legacy but it’s a February headline that bothers me the most: “Obama rejects as ‘ugly lie’ notion that West is at war with Islam.” Perhaps Obama isn’t at war with Islam, but Islam is certainly at war with America, Israel and the West.  

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Auschwitz Bookkeeper Stands Trial In Germany

The man known as the "bookkeeper of Auschwitz" has asked for forgiveness on the opening day of his trial in Germany.
Oskar Groening, 93, stands accused of being an accessory to the murder of 300,000 people at the Nazi death camp during the Second World War. 

Mysterious 'supervoid' in space is largest object ever discovered, scientists claim

Astronomers have discovered a curious empty section of space which is missing around 10,000 galaxies. The ‘supervoid’, which is 1.8 billion light-years across, is the largest known structure ever discovered in the universe but scientists are baffled about what it is and why it is so barren. 

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Scientists still can't explain avian flu spread

The deadly flu virus that has wiped out nearly 5 percent of Minnesota’s turkey industry is a part of a global disease outbreak, but scientists still don’t understand it. After emerging in Asia, the avian flu spread to poultry farms in the Netherlands, Great Britain, and Germany. Its quick arrival in North America has alarmed scientists who are trying to unravel the mystery of how these deadly bugs have infected so many turkey farms in such a short period of time. 

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Ethiopia: Site of the Ark of the Covenant?

Ethiopia is often overlooked as a top destination for spiritual pilgrimage. This is an unfortunate oversight. The country is not just the cradle of civilization, it has played a significant role in the formation of many of the world's top religions. It is not only the location of the biblical kingdom of Sheba, it is currently believed by some to house the Ark of the Covenant.  

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Magnitude 5.5 earthquake rattles eastern Taiwan

A magnitude 5.5 earthquake jolted eastern Taiwan at 7:20 p.m. Monday, following a magnitude 6.3 earthquake that struck the same region earlier in the day, the Central Weather Bureau said.

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Wildfire near Southern California dam threatens 300 homes

An out-of-control wildfire that broke out in a forested basin near a Southern California dam triggered the evacuation of about 300 homes late Saturday, authorities said.

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Monster earthquake could hit Britain as new 'super deep' fault lines discovered

Britain could be headed for an earthquake strong enough to topple buildings as new "super deep" fault lines have been discovered under the Home Counties.  

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Texas Set to Approve Open Carry of Handguns

Texans could soon be allowed to openly carry handguns, a change gun-rights activists have been seeking for years.
On Friday the Texas House of Representatives voted 96-35 to allow Texans with concealed-handgun licenses to openly carry their guns in public in holsters, The Wall Street Journal reported Friday.

FBI admits forensic experts gave flawed evidence in death row convictions

Scientists overstated forensic hair matches in nearly all trials before 2000 including prisoners sentenced to death...

Egypt’s ex-president Mohamed Morsi faces possible death penalty

Egypt’s ex-president Mohamed Morsi faces being sentenced to death on Tuesday on charges of inciting the killing of protestors in the first verdict against him nearly two years after his fall from power. He also faces the death penalty in two other trials, including one in which he is accused of spying for foreign powers, and escaping from prison during the 2011 anti-Mubarak revolt. 

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Chinese stocks fall despite new stimulus measures

The People's Bank of China (PBoC) reduced the amount of money banks must set aside as reserves by one percentage point in a bid to spur more lending. The announcement on Sunday came in the wake of data showing the country grew at its slowest pace in six years.  

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Tonnes of dead fish removed from Rio Olympic rowing venue

A team of more than 60 people have been working since last week to clear the remains from Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas.
Scientists said the fish were starved of oxygen because of pollution.
Water quality has also been a major concern for organisers in Guanabara Bay, where Olympic sailing events are due to be held.

Mexico's 'Volcano of Fire' in Colima spews colossal column of ash over neighbouring Ciudad Guzman

Mexico's Colima volcano has spewed a giant 3.5-kilometre-high column of ash that rained down on a nearby city, authorities say.

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Holocaust denial a growing trend in the Arab world

"The Arab world is filled with Holocaust denial which comes from the highest ranks," said Dr. Nesia Shemer of the Department of Middle East Studies. "In fact," added Prof. Dan Michman, head of the International Institute for Holocaust Research at Yad Vashem, "The Arab world never had a Holocaust education system."

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Nigeria Hit With Mysterious Epidemic In Ondo State, More Deadly Than Ebola

A strange disease has ravaged a small community in western Nigeria, killing at least 14 people in the last 10 days. Residents of the Ikale community in Ondo state have described the mysterious epidemic as more deadly than Ebola and many are afraid to touch the dead, the Daily Post in Nigeria reported.

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'Dangerous' radioactive material stolen in Mexico

A container of Iridium-192 used for industrial radiography was taken from a truck in the town of Cardenas in Tabasco state.
The states of Campeche, Chiapas, Oaxaca and Veracruz are also on alert.

Statue of Liberty-sized ASTEROID on collision course to hit EARTH, experts fear

Asteroid 2012 TC4 is set to whizz dangerously close to our planet for the second time after the space rock narrowly missed Earth in October 2012.
Astronomers estimate 2012 TC4  could be as large as 40m wide - just under the height of New York's famous Statue of Liberty from her feet to the tip of the torch.

Statewide Weapons Of Mass Destruction Drill Underway in Des Moines

This week you may notice extra emergency vehicles and public safety officers running around in tactical gear, Hazmat suits, and bomb suits. It’s a part of a statewide drill Des Moines is hosting Tuesday and Wednesday to prepare emergency personnel for dealing with weapons of mass destruction. Brian O’Keefe with the Des Moines Fire Department said emergency officials in Iowa need to be prepared for anything.  

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Experts' warning over volcanic eruption that could push Europe into darkness THIS CENTURY

TWO HUNDRED years since a huge volcanic eruption turned Europe's summer into winter – forcing people to eat cats and dogs in the street to stay alive – experts have warned mankind is NOT prepared for a similar event THIS century.

Netanyahu Warns ‘Bad Deal’ with Iran Repeats Appeasement to Hitler

The Prime Minister said that before World War II, “The free world tried to appease the Nazi regime, to gain its trust, to curry its favor through gestures. There were those who warned that this compromising policy would only whet Hitler’s appetite, but these warnings were ignored due to the natural human desire for calm at all costs. And indeed, the price was exacted not long later, and it .was too heavy to bear – six million of our people were slaughtered in the Holocaust….

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Nigeria marks anniversary of Boko Haram schoolgirl kidnappings

Nigeria and the world marked the first anniversary of Boko Haram's abduction of 219 schoolgirls with protest marches, candlelit vigils and pledges of solidarity. But as the teenagers entered their second year of captivity at the hands of the Islamist militants, Nigeria's incoming president said he could give no guarantees about their safe return.  

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Michelle Bachmann: Obama's poor relationship with Israel will bring the return of Jesus

Former Republican congresswoman Michele Bachmann stated that President Barack Obama’s handling of the Iranian nuclear deal is a symbol of the coming of the end of times and the “imminent” return of Jesus Christ... Bachmann explained that if Obama and the United States turn their back on Israel, this would bring severe “curses” upon the United States, similar to those seen in the end of days. 

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ISIS Set Up Camp 8 Miles From Texas Border

The Islamic State (ISIS) is operating a camp in northern Mexico just a few miles from El Paso, Texas, Judicial Watch said Tuesday, citing sources that include a Mexican Army field grade officer and a Mexican Federal Police inspector. 

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Siberia wildfires kill 15 as thousands of Russians flee

Wildfires have killed at least 15 people and injured about 400 in the Khakassia region of southern Siberia, Russian media report. Officials say the fires, fuelled by high winds and dry weather, destroyed 1,200 houses in 30 towns and villages. Firefighters have now managed to extinguish the flames, the Rossiya 24 TV news channel reports.  

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