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Under Paul Ryan’s Plan, Mitt Romney Would Pay Virtually No Taxes

Democrats have speculated that Mitt Romney might have paid little to no taxes in the years covered in his unreleased tax returns. If Paul Ryan had his way, they’d be right.

Migrants Targeted Amid Rise Of Greek Extremists

Ahmet Abuhamed runs a fish shop in Perama, a town near the port of Piraeus. He sells the day’s catch, including sea bream, mackerel, sardines and octopus. A 40-year-old father of four, he moved to Greece 20 years ago from Rosetta, an Egyptian fishing village near Alexandria.

Iran earthquakes leave hundreds dead

Overcrowded hospitals in north-west Iran struggled to cope with thousands of earthquake victims on Sunday as rescuers raced to reach remote villages after two powerful earthquakes killed nearly 300 people.

TSA officers allege racial profiling in security lines at Boston airport

An initiative to flag potential terrorist threats at an Boston airport has led to to widespread racial profiling of passengers, it was reported Sunday.

US navy destroyer USS Porter damage in collision in Straight of Hormuz

One of the US navy’s guided-missile destroyers suffered minor damage when it collided with an oil tanker early Sunday just outside the strategic Strait of Hormuz.

Egyptian forces kill seven suspected militants in Sinai

Egyptian government forces have killed seven suspected militants during raids against hideouts in a village south of the town of el-Arish in northern Sinai, according to security officials

Generators whirring, India’s factories shrug off blackouts

(Reuters) – A siren rang out in the cable factory in northern India when there was a power blackout in half the country last week, but its computer screens didn’t even blink as $180,000 worth of batteries seamlessly took over the machines winding the thick coils on the shop floor.

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