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Sunday, February 15, 2015
Just hours after Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber announced his decision to resign, a subpoena arrived in a state office building confirming that federal agents are looking into the influence-peddling scandal that led to the abrupt end of a four-decade political career.
Newly elected Gov. Tom Wolf imposed a moratorium on the death penalty in the state on Friday, calling the current system of capital punishment “error prone, expensive and anything but infallible.”
U.S. President Barack Obama has made his first comments about the three young Muslims who were shot to death near a university campus — saying no one in America should ever be targeted “because of who they are, what they look like or how they worship.”
A passenger bus and a freight train collided at a grade crossing in northern Mexico, killing at least 16 people and injuring 22, a Mexican official said.
The city medical examiner's office said Friday that it plans to look into the death of New York Times media columnist David Carr, who collapsed just hours after moderating a “Times Talks” conversation with Edward Snowden, director Laura Poitras and journalist Glenn Greenwald.
Case against Argentine president moves forward
The prosecutor who inherited a high-profile case against Argentine President Cristina Fernandez on Friday reaffirmed the accusations, formally renewing the investigation into whether the president helped Iranian officials cover up their alleged role in the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center.
US lawmakers celebrate Keystone
U.S. Republican lawmakers held a ceremony Friday hailing Congress's passage of the Keystone XL pipeline, but President Barack Obama has vowed to veto the legislation.
For most Oscar nominees, the weeks before the Feb. 22 ceremony are a whirlpool of stress.
A town in the Canadian province of Quebec rejected plans for a mosque after numerous residents expressed “fear” about Islam, the mayor said Friday.
Saturday, February 14, 2015
Gov. John Kitzhaber announced his resignation over a deepening influence-peddling scandal surrounding his fiancee and on the same day the U.S. Attorney's Office issued a subpoena demanding records and electronic communications pertaining to the pair.
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