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    Barack Obama (transcript): ‘Our brand of democracy is hard.’
    Jan13

    Barack Obama (transcript): ‘Our brand of democracy is hard.’

    President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, Pool)U.S. President Barack Obama’s State of the Union Address, as prepared for delivery. Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, my fellow Americans:...

    Here’s the full text of President Obama’s final State of the Union address
    Jan13

    Here’s the full text of President Obama’s final State of the Union address

    REUTERS/Mandel Ngan/PoolPresident Obama is delivering his final State of the Union address. Here’s the full text, via the White House: Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, my fellow Americans. Tonight marks the eighth year I’ve come here to report on the State of the Union. And for this final one, I’m going to...

    Obama in Final State of the Union: ‘Tonight, We Turn the Page’
    Jan13

    Obama in Final State of the Union: ‘Tonight, We Turn the Page’

    Here is the full text of President Obama’s final State of the Union address, as released by the White House and prepared for delivery Tuesday at 9 p.m. EST. >>> Watch the Speech Live on The Daily Signal Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, my fellow Americans: Tonight marks the eighth year I’ve come here to...

    Georgia Crackdown Worrisome, European Rights Group Says
    Jan13

    Georgia Crackdown Worrisome, European Rights Group Says

    The Council of Europe told Georgia on Tuesday to improve its justice system, saying it was worried about allegations that authorities have been abusing the law to conduct a politically motivated crackdown on the opposition. The criticism from the pan-European human rights body comes at a sensitive time for Georgia, which has sought to move closer...

    US Helping Ukraine Investigate Power Grid Hack
    Jan13

    US Helping Ukraine Investigate Power Grid Hack

    The U.S. government said it was helping Ukraine investigate an apparent cyber attack last month on the country’s power grid that caused a blackout for an estimated 80,000 customers. Experts have widely described the Dec. 23 incident at western Ukraine’s Prykarpattyaoblenergo utility as the first known power outage caused by a cyber...

    UN: International Migration Surged 41 Percent Since 2000
    Jan13

    UN: International Migration Surged 41 Percent Since 2000

    UNITED NATIONS—The number of people who migrated to foreign countries surged by 41 percent in the last 15 years to reach 244 million in 2015, according to a United Nations study released Tuesday. Of those people, 20 million are refugees. The U.N. is planning a series of meetings in 2016 to address migration, including a March 30 gathering in...

    Ex-spy chief: Ukrainian cyberattack a warning sign for US utilities
    Jan13

    Ex-spy chief: Ukrainian cyberattack a warning sign for US utilities

    Retired Gen. Michael Hayden, the former director of the National Security Agency and the CIA, says the US faces ‘darkening skies’ after malware linked power outages in Ukraine. …read more Source: Christian Science...

    UN: International migration surged 41 percent since 2000
    Jan12

    UN: International migration surged 41 percent since 2000

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The number of people who migrated to foreign countries surged by 41 percent in the last 15 years to reach 244 million in 2015, according to a United Nations study released Tuesday. Of those people, 20 million are refugees. The U.N. is planning a series of meeting to address migration in 2016, including a March 30 gathering...

    Athletics Body Considered Cover-Up of Russia Doping, Report Says
    Jan12

    Athletics Body Considered Cover-Up of Russia Doping, Report Says

    (Paris, France) — Six years before the IAAF banned Russia, track and field’s governing body knew of doping so out of control it feared Russian athletes could die from abuse of blood-boosting drugs and transfusions, and officials considered collaborating with Russians to hide the full extent of the cheating before the 2012 London Olympics,...

    APNewsBreak: IAAF officials explored hush up of Russia bans
    Jan12

    APNewsBreak: IAAF officials explored hush up of Russia bans

    PARIS (AP) — Six years before the IAAF banned Russia, track and field’s governing body knew of doping so out of control it feared Russian athletes could die from abuse of blood-boosting drugs and transfusions, and officials considered collaborating with Russians to hide the full extent of the cheating before the 2012 London Olympics,...