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At Trump's presidential rallies, a combustible mix of glee, fear
By Luciana Lopez MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (Reuters) - "We're not gonna take it anymore," a crowd of thousands sang as Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump entered a South Carolina convention center on Tuesday night as a 1980s heavy metal song by the band Twisted Sister blared from speakers. The billionaire real-estate developer's packed rallies have been among the liveliest events in the long build-up to the November 2016 U.S. presidential election. Out in the crowds, the mix of emotions is heady, setting a Trump rally apart from those of virtually all the other Republican and Democratic White House hopefuls.
Obama tells Americans homeland is safe as millions set off on Thanksgiving travel
By Roberta Rampton and Kylie Gumpert WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - President Barack Obama sought to reassure Americans they are safe as millions of people traveled on Wednesday for the Thanksgiving holiday, with security heightened at airports, New York City's parade festivities and other venues after the Paris attacks. "Right now, we know of no specific and credible intelligence indicating a plot on the homeland," Obama told reporters at the White House, flanked by his FBI director and other top security officials. Nearly 46.9 million Americans will travel over the Thanksgiving long weekend - the busiest U.S. travel holiday of the year - with 3.6 million going by plane, according to the AAA, a motorist advocacy group.
Obama signs U.S. defense bill into law: White House
President Barack Obama signed a sweeping defense policy bill into law on Wednesday, legislation that authorizes $607 billion in defense spending but also includes provisions that make it harder to close the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The White House had made it clear earlier this month that Obama would sign the bill despite the Guantanamo provisions. Obama has long promised to close the prison, but has faced objections from lawmakers who do not want detainees to be transferred to U.S. prisons.
Obama jokes about presidential race at turkey pardoning
By Julia Edwards WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Speaking at his annual Thanksgiving turkey pardoning on Wednesday, President Barack Obama joked about raising teenage daughters, his critics and the 2016 presidential race. "As you may have heard, for months, there has been a fierce competition between a bunch of turkeys trying to win their way into the White House," Obama said. Following a long pause and some laughter he added, "some of you caught that." Obama pardoned two California-raised turkeys, named "Honest" and "Abe," who will retire to a historic farm in Leesburg, Virginia, rather than end up on Americans' Thanksgiving tables.
Moroccan woman mistaken as jihadi in bubble-bath pic: 'I cannot go out anymore'
Following Paris attacks, encryption services face new scrutiny
As questions about the Paris terrorist attacks continue, leaders of encrypted technology companies are now being asked to defend products that have the potential to facilitate deadly attacks.Wed, 25 Nov 2015 10:42:59 -0500
US Prescription Drug Abuse on the Rise
An estimated 2.4 million Americans used prescription drugs nonmedically for the first time in 2010, according to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH). And most abusers start the habit in their teenage years.Tue, 24 Nov 2015 17:42:51 -0500
Data Visualizations: Police Officers Feloniously Killed in the Line of Duty
Statistics released by the FBI show that 51 law enforcement officers were feloniously killed in the line of duty in 2014, which has increased almost 89 percent when compared to the 27 officers killed in 2013. The 2013 total, 27, was the lowest during s 35-year period. By region, 17 officers died as a result of criminal acts that occurred in the South, 14 officers in the West, eight officers in the Midwest, eight in the Northeast, and four in Puerto Rico. The following visualizations show a map of the number of officers feloniously killed by state over time and a bar chart of officers feloniously killed by year.Tue, 24 Nov 2015 17:42:33 -0500
Data Visualizations: A Look at Fatal Police Shootings
Sunday marked the one-year anniversary of the death of Tamir Rice, the Cleveland boy who was shot by a white police officer while he was carrying a toy pellet gun. Vigils were held in Cleveland and other cities to commemorate the 12-year-old black boy.Tue, 24 Nov 2015 17:33:20 -0500
Pope Francis Arrives for First-Ever Trip to Africa