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Today's Breaking News
Around the World
US, France warn Syria regime ahead of new peace talks
The United States and France warned the Syrian regime on Sunday against trying to disrupt the fragile ceasefire as the warring sides prepared for fresh peace talks to end the brutal conflict.
Second car bomb in a month kills 34 in Turkish capital, Ankara
A car bomb tore through a crowded transport hub in the Turkish capital, Ankara, on Sunday, killing at least 34 people and wounding 125 in the second such attack in the administrative heart of the city in under a month.
Russia claims Turkish troops are on Syrian soil
Turkish troops have entered Syrian territory, according to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.
Far right parties soar, setback for Merkel party in German vote
A nationalist, anti-migration party powered into three German state legislatures in elections Sunday held amid divisions over Chancellor Angela Merkels liberal approach to the refugee crisis. Merkels conservatives lost to center-left rivals in two states they had hoped to win.
Fourteen civilians, two soldiers dead in Ivory Coast resort attack
At least 16 people, including four Europeans and two soldiers, were killed on Sunday when gunmen opened fire on beachgoers at a resort town in Ivory Coast, a officer from the national police said.
France says EU could impose sanctions over Iran missile tests
The European Union could impose sanctions on Iran over its recent ballistic missile tests, France's foreign minister said on Sunday.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
Israel demands world powers punish Iran for missile tests
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday called on world powers to punish Iran after the country test-fired two ballistic missiles emblazoned with the phrase "Israel must be wiped out" in Hebrew.
Israel's natural gas potential triple what was thought
The Energy Ministry has tripled its estimate of the volume of still-undiscovered natural gas in Israeli waters.
Saudi Arabia promises 'severe penalties' for sympathizers or financiers of Hezbollah
Saudi Arabia said on Sunday it would punish anyone who belongs to Lebanons Iran-backed Shiite Islamist group Hezbollah, sympathizes with it, supports it financially or harbors any of its members.

Inside the United States
Food Stamp Beneficiaries Exceed 45 Million for 56 Straight Months
The number of individuals receiving benefits from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, otherwise known as food stamps, has exceeded 45 million for 56 straight months, according to data released by the Department of Agriculture.

U.S. Politics
New Polls Show Big Cruz Surge in Illinois, Ohio and Florida
A series of new polls released Sunday show Sen. Ted Cruz surging in key Tuesday battleground states, including Illinois, Ohio and Florida.
Marco Rubio wins D.C. GOP caucus, edges out John Kasich
Republican presidential hopeful Marco Rubio picked up his third win Saturday taking 37 percent of the Washington, D.C., caucus votes, barely edging out Ohio Gov. John Kasich.
Ted Cruz claims Wyoming delegates; Hillary Clinton wins North Marianas caucuses
Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz picked up nine delegates from Wyoming and one from Guam in two contests held Saturday.
Polls: Trump Ahead in Florida, Illinois; Kasich Leads in Ohio
Donald Trump leads the Republican presidential field in the March 15 primary states of Florida and Illinois, while John Kasich holds the edge in his home state of Ohio, according to three new NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist polls.
Donald Trump calls off Chicago rally due to security concerns
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump canceled one of his signature rallies on Friday, calling off the event in Chicago due to safety concerns after protesters packed the arena where it was to take place.
Moveon.Org raising funds from Trump protests, warns more disruptions to come
Moveon.Org is conducting fundraising activities from the Chicago protests against Donald Trump that prompted the Republican presidential front-runner to cancel a rally there Friday, and promises that more disruptions are on the way.

Christian News
Only two Syrian Christian refugees admitted into U.S.
Out of a total of 281 refugees, the U.S. State Department has admitted only two Syrian Christians into the U.S. in the first two months of 2016.
Thai Church helps persecuted Pakistanis
Pakistanis fleeing their country's notorious blasphemy laws have been heading to Thailand for sanctuary.
Franklin Graham Announces Global Christian Persecution Summit
Evangelist Franklin Graham has announced that an international summit highlighting Christian persecution will take place later this year in Moscow, Russia.
Huge Cultural Shift Thats Helping Trump Win Evangelicals
The big puzzle in this most puzzling of election seasons is why so many white evangelicals are flocking to Donald Trump, shouting Hosannas as he flies overhead in his private jet. On a Super Tuesday thick with primaries in the Bible Belt, Trump won seven states. He carried the born-again vote in Massachusetts, Vermont, Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, and Virginia, careening yet again down a white evangelical "lane" that was supposed to be owned by Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio. In Mississippi, where evangelicals turned out in record numbers -- and white evangelicals accounted for a whopping 75 percent of Republican voters -- Trump won by double digits.
Today's Breaking News
Around the World
Islamic State defector brings goldmine of details on 22,000 supporters
A disillusioned former member of Islamic State has passed a stolen memory stick of documents identifying 22,000 supporters in over 50 countries to a British journalist, a leak that could help the West target Islamist fighters planning attacks.
Key powers mulling possibility of federal division of Syria
Major powers close to U.N.-brokered peace talks on Syria are discussing the possibility of a federal division of the war-torn country that would maintain its unity as a single state while granting broad autonomy to regional authorities, diplomats said.
Former Putin aide found dead in Washington
A former top press aide to Russian President Vladimir Putin was discovered dead in a Washington, D.C., hotel Thursday.
Internet domain handoff takes major step forward
A major step was taken Thursday in the U.S. government's plan to hand off oversight of the Internet domain name system.
Iran Rebuilds, Arms Stolen U.S. Spy Drone
Iranian military leaders announced Thursday that they had successfully reproduced and improved a U.S. sentinel spy drone, one of which was downed and captured in Iranian territory in 2011.
Revolutionary Guards commander says Iran's missile work will not stop: state TV
A senior Revolutionary Guards commander has said that Iran's ballistic missile program will not stop under any circumstances and that Tehran has missiles ready to be fired, according to Iranian state television.
U.S. plans to publicly blame Iran for dam cyber breach
The Obama administration is preparing to publicly attribute a 2013 cyber attack against a New York dam to Iranian hackers, according to U.S. officials familiar with the investigation.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
Abbas rejects US peace initiative
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas rejected a peace initiative presented by US Vice President Joe Biden during their meeting in Ramallah on Wednesday, according to Palestinian newspaper Al-Quds.
Security cabinet approves completion of barrier around Jerusalem
The security cabinet late Thursday night approved the immediate renewal of construction work on the security barrier around the area of Jerusalem, in an effort to halt Palestinian terrorist attacks against Israelis.

Inside the United States
Report: Taxpayers Haven't Received Single Dollar of $1.2 Billion in Loans From Failed Co-Ops
Not one of the failed co-ops under Obamacare has repaid a single dollar of the $1.2 billion in federal loans they received, according to a majority staff report produced by the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations.
US credit card debt balloons to $917B
Last year, credit card debt in the U.S. surged by approximately $71 billion to $917.7 billion, according to a new study from The research also found that most of the debt accrued in 2015 came in the fourth quarter, when Americans tacked on more than $52 billion.
$1,248,371,000,000: FY2016 Taxes Set Record Through February; $8,263 Per Worker; Feds Still Run $353,005,000,000 Deficit
The U.S. Treasury hauled in a record of approximately $1,248,371,000,000 in tax revenues in the first five months of fiscal 2016 (Oct. 1, 2015 through Feb. 29, 2016), according to the Monthly Treasury Statement released today.
AG Lynch: DOJ Discussed Making 'Climate Denial' Criminal
The Justice Department has considered suing the fossil-fuel industry and others who deny the existence of climate change, Attorney General Loretta Lynch said.
FBI makes waves for Obama Administration
The aggressive posture of the FBI under Director James Comey is becoming a political problem for the White House.

U.S. Politics
Four Out of Five of Obama's Supreme Court Finalists Are Obama Donors
The White House has reportedly narrowed its list of potential Supreme Court nominees down to five people, and four of them have donated to Barack Obama's political campaigns.
46,000 Pa. Democrats Become Republicans Due To Trump
Nearly 46,000 Pennsylvania Democrats have switched to Republicans since the beginning of the year.

Christian News
Hindu Radicals Beat 60 Christians Worshiping at Pentecostal Church, Strip Women Naked
A group of Hindu radicals in India's Chhattisgarh state reportedly attacked and beat 60 Christians worshiping at a Pentecostal church on Sunday, only a week after the Indian government denied visas to a U.S. Commission investigating religious freedom abuses in the country.
Franklin Graham, Christian Leaders to Hold World Summit in Defense of Persecuted Christians in Moscow
The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and the Russian Orthodox Church will be hosting a summit on religious persecution in Moscow, the Rev. Franklin Graham announced today.
Obama pressured to declare Islamic State 'genocide' of Christians
The Knights of Columbus, one of the largest Catholic fraternal organizations in the world, released a report Thursday that outlines the Islamic State's torture, murder and rape of Christians, and demands that the U.S. deem those actions as genocide against Christians.
Chinese government accused of burning crosses in Christian crackdown
China is facing accusations it's cracking down on the religious freedom of Christians.
Evangelical Christians Flocking to Healthcare Ministries
Evangelical Christians are opting out of healthcare plans that cost thousands in deductibles every year and turning to health care sharing ministries that require members to help other members' major medical costs.
Today's Breaking News
Around the World
Iran fires 2 missiles marked with 'Israel must be wiped out'
Iran test-launched two ballistic missiles Wednesday emblazoned with the phrase "Israel must be wiped out" in Hebrew, Iranian media reported, in a show of power by the Shiite nation as U.S. Vice President Joe Biden's visited Jerusalem.
North Korea fires two short-range missiles
North Korea fired two short-range ballistic missiles early Thursday from North Hwanghae province, south of Pyongyang, according to a South Korean military statement.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
Missile test signals finale of joint US-Israeli military drill
As the Juniper Cobra 16 joint military exercise between the U.S. and Israeli militaries came to a close, the Israeli Air Force's Aerial Defense Network conducted a live-fire test of a number of Patriot surface-to-air missiles on Monday at the Palmahim Air Force Base in central Israel.
VP Biden meets with Israeli, Palestinian leadership amid heightened violence
US Vice President Joe Biden condemned terror in Israel on Wednesday, saying that 'Israeli's cannot go one being afraid for their lives,' as he met with Israeli President Reuvin Rivlin and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Inside the United States
Major Cyberattack on U.S. Expected
The commander of the U.S. Cyber Command warned last week that he expects a major cyberattack on critical infrastructure in the United States in the future.
Pentagon report justifies deployment of military spy drones over the U.S.
The Pentagon has deployed drones to spy over U.S. territory for non-military missions over the past decade, but the flights have been rare and lawful, according to a new report.
FBI makes waves for Obama Administration
The aggressive posture of the FBI under Director James Comey is becoming a political problem for the White House.
Real-life 'Star Wars': Experts eye U.S. space-based defense
In just the past few weeks North Korea, on the heels of what it claimed was the test of a hydrogen bomb, has boasted of miniaturizing nuclear warheads to fit on ballistic missiles.
White House interviewing five potential U.S. Supreme Court nominees
The White House is interviewing five potential nominees to become a US Supreme Court justice and replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia, a source familiar with the process told Reuters on Wednesday.

U.S. Politics
Sanders upsets Clinton in Michigan; Trump notches three more wins
Bernie Sanders pulled off a shocking upset in Michigan's Democratic primary Tuesday night, beating Hillary Clinton in a race that most polls had him trailing by double digits and eclipsing the front runner's earlier win in Mississippi.
At Secretive Meeting, Tech CEOs And Top Republicans Commiserate, Plot To Stop Trump
Billionaires, tech CEOs and top members of the Republican establishment flew to a private island resort off the coast of Georgia this weekend for the American Enterprise Institute's annual World Forum, according to sources familiar with the secretive gathering.
Carly Fiorina endorses Ted Cruz
Former presidential candidate Carly Fiorina endorsed Ted Cruz on Tuesday, urging Republicans to unify behind him to beat Donald Trump.
Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders Both Want Abortion Legal Until Baby Is Born
Both Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders explained their support for keeping abortion legal until a baby is born, though their positions were expressed in different ways.
Rubio camp accuses Cruz of 'dirty tricks' over Hawaii 'dropout' email
Marco Rubio's campaign accused Ted Cruz's camp of 'dirty tricks' Tuesday, after Cruz supporters in Hawaii blasted out an email suggesting the Florida senator was about to drop out of the race.
Trump caps night of wins with victory in Hawaii caucuses
Donald Trump has won the Hawaii Republican presidential caucuses, claiming the last prize in a night of victories for the Republican front-runner.

Christian News
Attack on Church Building in Samsun, Turkey
Four Muslim men detained by police for attacking a church building in the Black Sea region of Turkey last week shouted jihadist slogans after they were released from custody.
State Dept.s genocide declaration deadline against Christian fast approaching
Pressure is mounting for the U.S. State Department to declare Christians as genocide victims at the hands of the Islamic State (ISIS).