Congressional budget deal could complicate White House plans to close Guantanamo

Congressional budget deal could complicate White House plans to close Guantanamo

Reuters The budget deal with Congress could complicate President Barack Obama’s push to close the Guantanamo Bay prison, which has been caught up in his fight with Republicans over spending caps, congressional aides and rights activists said on Tuesday. Obama last week vetoed the National Defense Authorization Act, objecting to the way the massive policy

Senate passes cyber-security bill expanding protection for companies sharing threat data with feds

Senate passes cyber-security bill expanding protection for companies sharing threat data with feds

Reuters A majority of the U.S. Senate easily passed legislation on Tuesday aimed at bolstering the country’s cyber defenses, advancing the first serious attempt in Congress to combat crippling computer hacks that have felled a growing number of businesses and government agencies in recent years. The bill, which would expand liability protections to companies that

Patriarch of Duggar-like family with 19 kids and reality show accused of sexual misconduct cover-up

Patriarch of Duggar-like family with 19 kids and reality show accused of sexual misconduct cover-up

Bethania Palma Markus It seems like a strange parallel universe, but it’s not. Another devoutly Christian family with 19 kids and counting has been accused of sexual abuse, RadarOnline reports. Five women are suing the Institute in Basic Life Principles, the so-called treatment center to which Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar sent their eldest son, Josh,

Middle school placed on lockdown after man demands to sing Justin Bieber songs over intercom

Middle school placed on lockdown after man demands to sing Justin Bieber songs over intercom

Washington Times

A middle school in Dunbar, West Virginia, was placed on lockdown Tuesday after a man walked into the school and demanded that he sing Justin Bieber songs to students over the intercom. Dunbar Police charged Dlaonte Dee Lewis with simple possession for a small amount of marijuana after he entered the main office of Dunbar Middle…

Muslim student says school won’t take action on bully who smeared her as ‘Isis’ online

Muslim student says school won’t take action on bully who smeared her as ‘Isis’ online

NJ.com

WOODBRIDGE – A Muslim student who graduated from Colonia High School last spring claims the Woodbridge School Board declined to take action against a fellow student who posted a photo of her on social media with the word “Isis.” The school board, however, says the incident was investigated and a perpetrator could not be found. “After…