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48 Dead in Kenya, as Al-Qaeda Group Targets Christians and Torches Hotels

48 Dead in Kenya, as Al-Qaeda Group Targets Christians and Torches Hotels
Dozens of extremists attacked a Kenyan coastal town for hours, killing those who weren't Muslim and those who didn't know the Somali language, officials and witnesses said Monday. At least 48 people were killed and two hotels were set on fire. The assault in Mpeketoni began Sunday night as residents watched World Cup matches on TV and lasted until early Monday. Authorities blamed al-Shabab, Somalia's al-Qaida-linked terror group, who have vowed to carry out terror attacks to avenge the Kenyan military presence in Somali.
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Tom Odula and Jason Straziuso
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For the Love of Lupita: Kenya's First Major Oscars Win Celebrated at Home

For the Love of Lupita: Kenya's First Major Oscars Win Celebrated at Home
"You are the pride of Africa," Kenya's president exclaimed on Twitter as he celebrated Kenya's first major Oscar win by actress Lupita Nyong'o. Nyong'o, 31, was born in Mexico to Kenyan parents but was mostly raised in Kenya. A graduate of the Yale School of Drama, Nyong'o had starred in several productions in Kenya before landing her breakout role alongside Brad Pitt.
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Jason Straziuso and Tom Odula
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CO Senate Candidate Climbs That Birther Mountain

CO Senate Candidate Climbs That Birther Mountain
Owen Hill, a conservative Republican state senator from Colorado vying to challenge Democratic Sen. Mark Udall next fall, went birther at a political breakfast last week.
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Terrorists Claim 137 Killed in Kenya Mall Attack When Government Carried Out 'a Demolition'

Terrorists Claim 137 Killed in Kenya Mall Attack When Government Carried Out 'a Demolition'
The terrorist group behind the takeover of a Nairobi mall claimed Wednesday that the Kenyan government assault team carried out "a demolition" of the building, burying 137 hostages in rubble. A government spokesman denied the claim and said Kenyan forces were clearing all rooms, firing as they moved and encountering no one.
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David Rising and Rodney Muhumuza
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Kenyan Mall Shooting: 'Two or Three Americans' Among Attackers Who Killed 60-Plus People

Kenyan Mall Shooting: 'Two or Three Americans' Among Attackers Who Killed 60-Plus People
Two or three Americans and one Briton were among those who attacked a Nairobi shopping mall, Kenya's foreign minister said Monday. More than 60 people have been killed in the assault on the upscale mall, which has lasted for three days. An official for the U.S. State Department said that they had "no definitive evidence of the nationalities" of the attackers.
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Will Lester
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New-Found Aquifers to Bring Water to Parched Kenya

New-Found Aquifers to Bring Water to Parched Kenya
A remote region of Kenya that suffers from frequent droughts may soon be flush with water after the discovery of huge underground aquifers.
Two aquifers have been identified in the Turkana region of Kenya by using satellite exploration technology. Three other aquifers have been detected but need to be confirmed through drilling.
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Tommy Thompson's Birther Son Makes a "Funny"

Republican Senate candidate Tommy Thompson's son, Jason, has a HILARIOUS birther joke to make about Obama being from Kenya.
This clip from the Majority Report, live M-F at 12 noon EST and via daily podcast at http://Majority.FM
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