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General Lori Robinson is new US Northern Command boss

US Defence Secretary Ash Carter has nominated the first female in US military history to lead a combatant command.

General Lori Robinson has been nominated to lead the US Northern Command, Mr Carter announced on Friday.

Paris attacks suspect Abdeslam shot & arrested in Brussels

Belgian officials say they have apprehended one of the Paris suspects Salah Abdeslam after a shoot-out.

Officials say Abdeslam, who has been on the run since the November attacks, was wounded in the leg as police moved in on a flat in the Molenbeek area.

Barack Obama settles on Merrick Garland to replace Antonin Scalia

US President Barack Obama has nominated Merrick Garland, an appellate court judge and former prosecutor, to the Supreme Court.

In an address from the White House Rose Garden on Wednesday, Obama emphasised Garland's readiness for the job and history of support from both Republicans and Democrats.

'Lula' da Silva appointed chief of staff by President Dilma Rousseff

Brazil President Dilma Rousseff has appointed her predecessor Luiz Inacio 'Lula' da Silva as chief of staff, according to a senior Congress official.

It is a move that could help Lula avoid possible detention in expanding corruption investigation that have now touched the top of Brazil's political leadership.

Donald Trump to be charged over violence at his Fayetteville Rally

NBC reporter Katy Tur has confirmed various local media sources’ initial reports that investigators in North Carolina may charge Trump with “inciting a riot” after the events of his Fayetteville Rally, according to the Cumberland County Sheriff’s office.

Ben Carson endorses Donald Trump

Dr. Ben Carson has just made a hypocrite of himself and done great damage to the country by endorsing the moral monster, Donald Trump. Carson has spent an entire campaign pleading for honor and decency and decorum, only to endorse a man who is the crassest, most vulgar, most deceitful person in the race — a man who has repeatedly attacked in the most vicious ways, and lied about, every other candidate in the race.

Bernie Sanders secures Michigan win

All of the nation’s leading pollsters predicted Hillary Clinton to win Michigan by massive margins. And all of them were proven wrong on Tuesday night.

In a revealing tweet, The Intercept‘s Glenn Greenwald showed the aggregate polling averages for the Michigan Democratic Primary according to RealClearPolitics. As recently as March 6, a Fox 2 Detroit poll had Hillary Clinton winning by 37 points. ARG predicted Clinton to win by 24 points in a poll conducted between March 4 and March 5:

Buddhist monk taken for Muslim suffers attack

An elderly Buddhist monk was assaulted in Oregon by a man who apparently thought he was a Muslim.

Kozen Sampson wears plain brown robes and keeps his hair cropped as his Buddhist faith dictates. He had parked on a side road near Hood River to walk his dog.