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Morris: We’re Missing the Wrong Benghazi Talking Points

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We’ve been looking in the wrong place.

Until now, anyone trying to figure out what really happened at Benghazi has examined the “talking points” prepared by the CIA on Sept. 14, 2012 that President Barack Obama’s former UN Ambassador Susan Rice supposedly relied on.

Rice appeared on five Sunday talk shows two days later and on each show, she falsely claimed that an internet video caused a “spontaneous” demonstration that eventually erupted into the deadly violence in Benghazi.

But that never made sense, because the CIA memo never mentioned anything about a video.

So where did she get that completely erroneous information?

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Parent Arrested For Protesting Graphic Content in School Assignment

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The father of a 14-year-old girl was arrested at a New Hampshire school board meeting after protesting a reading assignment that contained sexually explicit material.

Attorney William Baer, father of a teen at Gilford High School in Gilford, New Hampshire, was speaking out against the assignment of the book Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult.

According to WND, the book contains explicit descriptions of sexual encounters and mentally and sexually abusive situations, as well as a mass murder in a school.

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Video: Feds Give $20M Loan to Obama Overseas Donor

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Congress is set to vote today on renewing the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (the renewal is tucked into the “Electrify Africa Act”). OPIC uses taxpayer backing to finance and insure American companies when they set up operations overseas.

For instance, in 2012, OPIC approved a $20 million loan to help an American businessman build a luxury car dealership in Ukraine. Here’s how OPIC described the project they were financing with taxpayer

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Russia to Begin Moon Colonization By 2030

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Russia has drafted a program for colonization of the moon, and plans to send the first expeditions to build a permanent lunar base in 2030, the Russian Izvestia daily said Thursday, citing an official document.

“The moon is a space object for the future exploration by terrestrial civilization, and a geopolitical competition for the Moon’s natural resources may begin in the 21st century,” said a report on a potential lunar program prepared by the Russian Academy of Sciences, the Roscosmos space agency and Moscow State University.

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Iranian Naval Commander: Operational Goal to Destroy US Navy

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JERUSALEM – An Iranian admiral said this week that his forces are capable of sinking a U.S. aircraft carrier in less than a minute and destroying any U.S. naval force it confronts.

Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi, commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) Navy, said that the realistic looking mockup of a Nimitz class carrier seen in recent satellite images was part of an intensive training program wherein his forces attack replicas of American naval vessels they are likely to encounter. In an interview with the Iranian news agency, Fars, he said his forces could sink an American carrier “in less than a minute”.

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Fear of Economic Collapse As Birth-Rate Drops Around the World

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NEW YORK (AP) — Nancy Strumwasser, a high school teacher from Mountain Lakes, New Jersey, always thought she’d have two children. But the layoffs that swept over the U.S. economy around the time her son was born six years ago helped change her mind. Though she and her husband, a market researcher, managed to keep their jobs, she fears they won’t be so fortunate next time.

“After we had a kid in 2009, I thought, `This is not happening again,'” says Strumwasser, 41, adding, “I never really felt comfortable about jobs, how solid they can be.”

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