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capitol-022715.jpg With little time to spare, the House voted late Friday to approve a one-week extension of funding for the Department of Homeland Security. The House voted 357 to 60 in favor of the bill, which passed just two hours before the DHS was due to run out of funding at midnight.

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday once again strongly condemned the continued indiscriminate and horrific attacks by Boko Haram against civilian populations in Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria. The Secretary-General in a statement issued by his spokesperson said, "The abduction...

Two Miami residents were sentenced by a Southern District of Florida Court to serve 72 months in prison, for their roles in a $63 million Medicare fraud scheme involving intensive mental health treatment programs. The sentence was imposed by U.S. District Judge Robert N. Scola Jr. of the Southern...

The UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Director-General, Irina Bokova on Friday, condemned the devastation of artifacts and bas-reliefs, including large statues from the UNESCO world Heritage site of Hatra, by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. Addressing a press...

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday said the world must work toward empowering women and expand opportunities in politics, business and beyond. He was addressing the High-level Conference on 'Women in Power and Decision-making: Making a World of Difference,' in Santiago, co-hosted...

capitol-022715.jpg While the Senate managed to pass a bill providing funding for the Department of Homeland Security for the next eight months, the House failed to approve even a modest short-term extension.

dresscolor-022715.jpg Colors have set the social media afire after an otherwise innocuous photo of a bodycon dress kept users guessing as to what hues permeate it. Opinions are divided, with some seeing the dress as white and gold, and others as blue and black. The photo was posted on Tumblr by a user called Swiked.

capitol-022715.jpg Just hours before a midnight deadline, the Senate voted Friday to approve legislation providing funding for the Department of Homeland Security. The Senate voted 68 to 31 in favor of the bill, which funds the DHS through the end of the current fiscal year on September 30th.

us-china-022715.jpg Fear of China seems to be fading among Americans, as they no longer consider China as their greatest enemy, according to a new poll. Only 12 percent of Americans see China as the greatest enemy of the U.S., according to a Gallup poll. That is down from 20 percent in 2014 and 23 percent in 2012. China...

FinancialTrouble-022715.jpg If we thought that Americans' financial situation has strongly rebounded after the Great Recession, a Pew survey shows that may not be the case.

CONSUMER-RETAIL_27Feb15.jpg Consumer sentiment in the U.S. deteriorated by less than previously estimated in the month of February, the University of Michigan revealed in a report on Friday. The report said the final reading on the consumer sentiment index for February came in at 95.4 compared to the preliminary reading of 93.6.

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on freedom of opinion and expression, David Kaye, has welcomed the decision of the United States Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to establish new regulations to protect net neutrality in the country. The FCC's rules will support a free and open Internet...

pendinghme-022715.jpg Pending home sales in the U.S. rebounded in the month of January, according to a report released by the National Association of Realtors on Friday, with the increase reflecting improved buyer demand. NAR said its pending home sales index climbed 1.7 percent in January.

chicago-022715.jpg Business activity in the Chicago area unexpectedly contracted in the month of February, according to a report released by MNI Indicators on Friday. MNI Indicators said its Chicago business barometer tumbled to 45.8 in February from 59.4 in January, with a reading below 50 indicating a contraction in regional business activity.

GDP-022715.jpg Economic growth slowed by even more than previously estimated in the final three months of 2014, according to a revised report released by the Commerce Department on Friday. The report said U.S. gross domestic product increased by a downwardly revised 2.2 percent in the fourth quarter.

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