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  •  China faces an existential threat to their export-based economy due to high energy costs, and Russia faces an existential threat to their energy-based economy due to crippling Western financial sanctions. By agreeing to jointly build the “Power of Siberia” as the world’s largest energy pipeline, Russia and China are reviving their economic and military relationship that imploded with the fall of the Soviet Union. 

  •  U.S. military forces attacked the extremist al-Shabab network in Somalia Monday, the Pentagon said, and a witness described ground-shaking explosions in a strike that reportedly targeted the group's leader.Al-Shabab had attacked the upscale Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya, killing at least 67 people a year ago this month and the U.S. had targeted planners of the bloody assault. There was no immediate comment from al-Shabab and U.S. commanders were waiting to determine the attack's outcome.

  •  In a courtroom in Corpus Christi, Texas, lawyers for the Justice Department and minority rights groups on Tuesday will begin to lay out their arguments before U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos for why Texas' voter ID law, which Republican Gov. Rick Perry signed in 2011 and took effect in June 2013, is an intentional attempt to discriminate against black and Hispanic voters.

  •  Despite evidence that Islamist terrorism is the root cause of some of the deadliest attacks on American soil- including the Boston Marathon bombing that killed or wounded hundreds- the FBI has not included it on the list of potential domestic terror threats in its most recently published domestic terror assessment.

  •  ISIS terrorists pose an “imminent” threat to the U.S. electric grid with the capacity to coordinate a devastating assault on our nation’s infrastructure, warned a leading homeland security and terrorism expert in a radio interview Sunday.

  •  An Internet video purports to show the beheading of US reporter Steven Sotloff by the Islamic State extremist group.The global terror intelligence firm SITE first reported the release of the 2-minute video, titled "A Second Message to America," in which Sotloff, a 31-year-old freelance journalist, speaks to the camera before a cloaked Islamic State fighter begins to decapitate him.

  •  A Nigerian senator says thousands of people are fleeing a northeastern city amid conflicting reports that it has been seized by Boko Haram Islamic militants.

  •  Russian military forces have been spotted in both major rebel-held cities in eastern Ukraine, an official said Tuesday, prompting Ukraine to declare it now has to fight the Russian army, not just the separatists.The statement on the Russians by Col. Andriy Lysenko, a spokesman for Ukraine's National Security Council, came after the country's defense minister said Ukraine's armed forces are expanding their strategy from just fighting separatists to facing the Russian army in a war that could cost "tens of thousands" of lives.

  •  Millions of students will sit down at computers this year to take new tests rooted in the Common Core standards for math and reading, but policymakers in many states are having buyer's remorse.

  •   Friday, Judge Lee Yeakel of the  United States District Court for the Western District of Texas, Austin Division,ruled that parts of Texas’ abortion law, HB 2, were unconstitutional. The law was passed in 2013 after two special sessions and a filibuster that launched State Senator Wendy Davis on to the national stage and into the 2014 Governor’s race. The law was scheduled to take effect on September 1, but Yeakel’s ruling now blocks enforcement of two key sections.

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