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Still No El Niño; Long Wait Continues

The months-long wait for El Niño continues: The latest update from the Climate Prediction Center , issued Thursday, finds that conditions still aren’t quite in place to declare a full-blown El Niño, though forecasters still expect one to emerge by the fall. If and when it does, it is expected to impact weather and climate across the world and could push 2014 or 2015 to be the hottest year on record .

Obama and the CIA—who runs Washington?

Either the US president is lying about being unaware of espionage in Germany, or he is patently not in control of the military-intelligence complex.

Obama plans deployment of troops, drones along US-Mexico border

Responding to Texas Governor Rick Perry, President Obama said he was open to suggestions to send National Guard troops and drones to the US border with Mexico.

UPSC Civil Services aspirants staged protest to scrap Aptitude Test

The civil services aspirants demanding scrapping of the Aptitude Test (CSAT), the preliminary level to one of the toughest examination in India (UPSC), staged a protest in north Delhi’s Civil…

Portugal: Thousands protest in Lisbon over labour law and pension changes

Anti-austerity protests have once again gained momentum in the eurozone. The Portuguese have taken to the streets to protest against the government’s crippli.

Why the Suspected Texas Shooter’s Domestic-Violence History Didn’t Keep Him From Owning Guns

On Wednesday evening , Ronald Lee Haskell, disguised as a FedEx delivery man, gained entry to the home of his sister-in-law and her spouse, Stephen and Katie Stay, demanding the whereabouts of his estranged ex-wife. According to statements by the Harris County police and prosecutors, he then allegedly tied up the Stays and their five children, ages 4 to 15, and shot them execution style, killing all but his 15-year-old niece, who played dead. Haskell then began driving to the home of the children’s grandparents, possibly to continue his rampage, but his critically injured niece managed to call 911.

Here Are the Court Records of the Restraining Order Against Alleged Texas Murderer Ronald Lee Haskell

On Wednesday evening , Ronald Lee Haskell, disguised as a Fed-Ex delivery man, gained entry to the home of his sister-in-law and her spouse, Stephen and Katie Stay, demanding the whereabouts of his estranged ex-wife. Haskell would go on to shoot the Stays and their five children, killing everyone except his 15-year-old niece, and only surrendering to police after a three-and-a-half hour standoff .

The Roundup for July 10th, 2014

It is Thursday folks so enjoy the desert rock feel of Queens of the Stone Age! International Politics Overall – Here is something that will definitely make you angry: The U.S. is sending taxpayer money to support an Israeli group defending the killers of Mohammed Abu Khdeir. The group in question constantly defends Israelis who assault Palestinians, yet they are giving financial support by the U.S

Knesset Member Dodges FB ‘War’ Post

An Israeli parliamentarian tries to walk back on a shared post calling Palestinian kids “little snakes” and defining the Gaza crisis as “war”.

Do you think the same people who “lost” the files on paedophiles in the governme…

Do you think the same people who “lost” the files on paedophiles in the government lost these? Files on UK role in CIA rendition accidently destroyed, claims minister www.theguardian.com Rights groups say FCO claim records of flights in and out of Diego Garcia missing due to water damage ‘smacks of cover-up’