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House Committee Talks Extraterrestrials

“The numbers are so astounding that if this is the only planet in which not only life, but intelligent life, has arisen, we are extraordinarily exceptional. It’s like buying trillions of lottery tickets, and none of them is a winner.”

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Ricin Culprit Sentenced

A Mississippi man known for framing an Elvis impersonator is set to serve 25 years

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TRNS Interview: Gay Marriage Poses New Opportunities For Wedding Planners

While heterosexual weddings are already steeped in tradition, the rise of same-sex ceremonies is allowing those who organize and document weddings to break new ground.

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US Says Embargo Not Source of Cuban Woes

For the 21st consecutive year, the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday once again overwhelmingly agreed to a resolution calling for the end of the American embargo on Cuba, with 188 of the 193 UN member countries urging the US to drop its 50 year old sanctions against the Caribbean island. The United States, Israel […]

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Cuomo Says New York Needs Re-Engineering To Withstand Climate Change

Governor Andrew Cuomo says New York City might have to seriously think about redesigning or modifying key aspects of its infrastructure in order to guard against the type of damage that occurred during Hurricane Sandy. “I would expect a situation like this to reoccur and we need long term solutions, this is a long term […]

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UN Sees Slow Move Away From Death Penalty As Executions Drop

Although there are currently 18 000 people on death row worldwide, the past decade has seen an overall drop in the number of countries that execute prisoners, says a UN human rights expert. “If we look at the broader picture, it is clear there is a worldwide trend away from the death penalty, a progressive […]

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Comedian Paul Rodriguez Voices New Spanish Radio Ad For Romney

Comedian Paul Rodriguez on Thursday officially joined the list of Hispanics backing GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney after narrating a Spanish radio ad for the Romney for President campaign.

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Obama Camp Shrugs Off Romney Bounce

The Obama campaign played down Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s bounce in the polls Tuesday, claiming that those involved in the President’s reelection effort were always expecting a tight race. “We’re always [running] this race like we’re five points down,” campaign Press Secretary Jen Psaki told reporters aboard Air Force One Tuesday. “We know that […]

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Colorado Gov. Says State’s Independents Leaning Toward President

Governor Hickenlooper (D-Col.) said in a panel discussion in Denver Wednesday that Colorado independent voters lean in favor of President Obama over Governor Romney. “I think right now, if you go around and talk to independents, by four or five points now support the President over Governor Romney,” Hickenlooper said. Although the state tends to lean conservatively, […]

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RNC Podcast: Behind the Scenes at the RNC

In which the American Conversation and Talk Radio News teams join forces to discuss the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida. As thestorm(s) approached, we gathered around a large next to the (yes, the audio sounds as authentic and rough as the weather) water to discuss the opening of the RNC. The inaugural episode of KoPoint’s American Conversation includes […]

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LISTEN: The Weekend Ahead – October 25-27

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Elections in Tunisia and Brazil, and human rights reviews of Iraq, Iran and Egypt.

LISTEN: The World in 2:00 – October 24, 2014

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Ebola spreads to Mali, the Security Council attempts to strengthen Somalia’s arms embargo and a UN expert on immigration says it’s time for holistic reform.

Issa: CDC Chief Bumbled Ebola Response

Members of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee were critical of Centers For Disease Control and the Department of Homeland Security.

NYC Mayor: New York City Fully Prepared to Handle Ebola

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A doctor who recently returned from Guinea was diagnosed with Ebola on Thursday at a New York City hospital.

Brownstein: Reducing Methane Emissions Helps Job Growth, Economy

Expanding the methane mitigation industry will help with job growth and protect the environment, according to the Chief Counsel of the U.S. Climate and Energy Program.

UN in Brief: Calm & Conflict for October 24, 2014

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UN staff returning from West Africa to ‘self-monitor’ for Ebola, human rights expert says immigration debate ‘toxic’ and Somali cargo inspections are approved.