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April 24, 2015 12:57 AM CIA Killing Of Al-Qaeda Hostages Boosts Critics Of Drone Strikes

WASHINGTON -- Thursday’s news of a botched CIA drone operation in January that killed two Western al-Qaeda hostages is threatening to reignite debate over the Obama administration’s reliance on unmanned airstrikes and bolstering critics who say the drone program’s payoff isn't worth the risk. "It's right that the White House has come clean and admitted 21

April 23, 2015 11:04 PM Mayor would take over MDX chairmanship under state plan

Miami-Dade’s mayor would seize the chairmanship of the county’s controversial toll authority under a Tallahassee proposal that is part of a larger fight over how Miami-Dade makes decisions on transportation funding. Mayor Carlos Gimenez said Thursday he backs the idea of becoming chairman of the Miami-Dade Expressway Authority, a panel better known as the MDX and best known 19

April 23, 2015 10:57 PM 9 pinot grigios under $25 that won’t disappoint

True story: I was treating my wife’s 20-something nieces to dinner one night in an expensive restaurant, where the wine list started at $30 and went up like a rocket. The young women were up to drinking some wine in the happy family setting, and I could see they knew little about it and were not going to pay much attention to what they drank. In my cleverness 121

April 23, 2015 10:34 PM About the 2015 school rankings

The 2015 public school rankings from Children at Risk include nearly 1,350 campuses from the eight-county Houston region. The local nonprofit used data from the Texas Education Agency to rank the schools from best to worst and to assign each a letter grade, from A+ to F. The rankings were based largely on student performance on state exams in reading 10

April 23, 2015 9:34 PM 10 Reasons Why Being Alone Is Awesome

Being alone is often thought of as lonely, boring, or even a waste of time. I find this is especially true among addicts and alcoholics. If you're anything like I was, being alone is like hell. I thought being alone was for losers. I tried hard NOT to be alone. I surrounded myself with people, parties, drugs, and alcohol just so I didn't have to be alone 35

April 23, 2015 8:50 PM Defeated Miami Springs candidate asks judge to unseat mayor

Just 10 days after Fernando “Fred” Suco lost his mayoral bid to incumbent Zavier Garcia in the April 7 election, he sued Miami Springs to unseat the winner. Suco, owner of Woody West End Tavern, is challenging the city’s election process and seeks “an order removing defendant Garcia from the mayor position,” states the lawsuit filed April 17. Along with the city, the suit lists 19

April 23, 2015 8:47 PM Ted Cruz Has Pressing Engagement With Garish River Oaks McMansion

TED CRUZ TOO BUSY FIGHTING FOR FREEDOM TO MAKE LYNCH VOTE - Igor Bobic: "Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) went on the Senate floor early Thursday afternoon to voice his strenuous objection to the nomination of Loretta Lynch as the next U.S. attorney general. The current U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of New York would continue President Barack Obama's 22

April 23, 2015 8:42 PM Exclusive: Bitcoin exchange itBit seeks New York banking license

NEW YORK (Reuters) - In a little noticed move, bitcoin exchange itBit has filed for a banking license in New York, according to the state banking authority. Approval for the license may come in the next couple of weeks, people familiar with the matter told Reuters, which could make itBit the first bitcoin company to be regulated as a bank in the United 22

April 23, 2015 8:04 PM Few Vets Getting Care Through $10 Billion VA Program

A new program that was supposed to get patients off waiting lists at Veterans Affairs medical centers by letting them switch to private-sector doctors is proving to be an even bigger disappointment than initially thought. The Veteran's Choice program launched on Nov. 5 with $10 billion in funding and the expectation that it would instantly relieve backlogs 16

April 23, 2015 6:22 PM David Letterman salutes ramp up as CBS announces special

David Letterman will have many late night salutes before he signs off next month, but he will also have one profound good-bye in primetime. CBS announced on Thursday that it will air "David Letterman: A Life on Television," a 90-minute event that will honor the legendary late night host's widespread impact on television. The special, which will air on May 4 at 9:30 p.m ET, is just one of the honors 72