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More Than $20 Million in Social Security Paid to Suspected Nazi War Criminals

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WASHINGTON — In a forthcoming report triggered by an Associated Press investigation, the top watchdog at the Social Security Administration found the agency paid $20.2 million in benefits to more than 130 suspected Nazi war criminals, SS guards, and others who may have participated in the Third Reich’s atrocities during World War II.

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Bank Robberies Increasingly Committed by Elderly

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When I’m lonely and depressed and broke, I smoke weed and re-watch the first four years of The West Wing. (Sorkin years or GTFO.) But in Europe and Asia, a lot of elderly people who are experiencing financial hardship and loneliness are turning to a slightly more exciting alternative: Straight up robbing banks.

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Convicted Silk Road Creator Pleads for Mercy

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The convicted mastermind behind the world’s largest online narcotics emporium wrote a heartfelt letter to the judge who, on Friday, will decide whether or not he spends the rest of his life in prison.

Silk Road founder Ross Ulbricht, 31, and 97 of his friends and relatives wrote letters to

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SpaceX gets Approved as U.S. National Security Launcher

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WASHINGTON: While few doubted it would happen, the news that Elon Musk’s scrappy, pushy and — yes — disruptive launch company SpaceX won certification from Space and Missile Systems Center carries enormous import for the international launch industry, for the Pentagon, the Air Force and the Intelligence Community.

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Israel Requests 50% More Money from U.S. for Defense

I will now make my request: I request that the U.S. Please give me an extra 50% back on my tax return next year!

WASHINGTON — Israel reportedly wants the U.S. to increase its annual defense assistance package by half, to an average $4.5 billion.

Defense News reported this weekend that Israel

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Heinous Pedophile Ring of the Elite Exposed

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Esther Baker alleges politician was in group whose influential members abused young girls in Cannock Chase in 1980s and 90s

A woman has waived her right to lifelong anonymity to allege that a well-known politician was part of a VIP paedophile ring that sexually abused children in the Staffordshire countryside in the 1980s and

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U.S. Pressures EU to Continue Using Known Dangerous Pesticides

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EU plans to regulate hormone-damaging chemicals found in pesticides have been dropped because of threats from the US that this would adversely affect negotiations for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), according to a report in The Guardian. Draft EU regulations would have banned 31 pesticides containing endocrine disrupting chemicals

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Is Assad Finally Glimpsing the End

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As Isis surges ahead and the Syrian regime teeters on the brink of collapse, our Middle East correspondent, winner of the 2015 Orwell prize for journalism, reports on the deadly struggle for dominance in the region.

A Syrian rocket launcher shell on enemy positions in the ancient oasis city of Palmyra. Photograph: EPA

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India Heat Wave Kills 430 People

More than 430 people are reported to have died in a heatwave sweeping India, with temperatures reaching 48C (118F) in some areas.

Most deaths have taken place in the southern states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, where more than 140 people have died since Saturday.

Allahabad in Uttar Pradesh recorded 48C while temperatures rose

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Russian Deputy Prime Minister: “Tanks do not Need Visas”

Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin directly threatened the European Union in response to the sanctions and visa bans, saying that “the tanks do not need visas.”

This is reported by Censor.NET citing RIA Novosti.

“Tanks do not need visas,” Rogozin said on Sunday Evening program on Rossiya

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China Insists War is Already Underway on the Internet

In a chilling memo released on Wednesday, the People’s Liberation Army, or PLA, informed the world that, at least on the internet, China is at war.

The memo is called “Cybersovereignty Symbolizes National Sovereignty.”

PLA is not joking around

“The internet has become the main battlefront for struggle in the ideological area,”

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Obama Seeks to Restrict Police Access to Military Grade Weapons

President Obama says US will also restrict law enforcement access to other weapons in bid to restore public trust.

The federal government is also exploring ways to recall prohibited equipment already distributed

US President Barack Obama has announced a plan to ban the federal government from providing military-style equipment to local police departments, amid

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North Korea: Have they Really Been Using Anti-Aircraft Guns to Execute People?

Plenty of crazy stories about executions come out of North Korea. Many turn out to be dubious. Remember Kim Jong Un’s executed ex-girlfriend? She later turned up, very much alive. Kim’s uncle, executed using a pack of wild dogs? Executed, yes, but the dogs part turned out to be sourced to a satirical Chinese blogger.

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Russian Sub Caught in Fisherman’s Net

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ARDGLASS, Northern Ireland — After a day of fishing in the Irish Sea, Paul Murphy was about to head for home when his trawler, the Karen, suddenly shuddered to a halt.

Paul Murphy captains a fishing trawler in Northern Ireland. His boat nearly capsized when it ensnared an apparent

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Iran Concedes Media Control has Become Impossible

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The Internet and the proliferation of satellite technology mean Iran can no longer control foreign news and television broadcasts, the country’s culture minister said on Sunday, urging a new approach.

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In remarks that signal the government’s intention to open Iran up to the world, Ali Jannati told police commanders that new

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Terrorist Assassinated by Own Bodyguards for Million Dollar Bounty

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Abdul Basit Usman, a militant with strong al Qaeda links who was blamed for numerous bomb attacks in the southern Philippines, had been wanted for 13 years

Terror: A bomber on the run for more than a decade has been killed – reportedly by his own men

The Philippines’ most wanted Islamist militant was

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FBI Director: ISIS Influence Gaining Traction in U.S.

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WASHINGTON — In a dramatic assessment of the domestic threat posed by the Islamic State, FBI Director James Comey said Thursday there are “hundreds, maybe thousands” of people across the country who are receiving recruitment overtures from the terrorist group or directives to attack the U.S.

Comey said the Islamic State, also known as ISIL,

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Amid Recent Terrorist Threats, Oath of the Swiss Guard Takes on New Meaning

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ROME — In the midst of rumored terrorist threats against the pontiff and possible assaults on the Vatican, 32 new members of the Swiss Guards swore on Wednesday to sacrifice their lives if necessary to keep Pope Francis safe.

Swiss Guard is Tasked with Guarding the Pope

Each year new members of the world’s

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How the U.S. Has Pakistan in it’s Back Pocket

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The US has given military hardware, including F-16 fighter jets, to Pakistan amounting to a whopping $ 5.4 billion since the 9/11 terror attacks, according to a latest Congressional report.

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“The Pentagon reports total Foreign Military Sales agreements with Pakistan worth about $ 5.4 billion for FY 2002-FY 2014,” an internal

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