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|Worthy News Brief - November 7, 2013|
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Around the World
Saudi nuclear weapons 'on order' from Pakistan - BBC
Saudi Arabia has invested in Pakistani nuclear weapons projects, and believes it could obtain atomic bombs at will, a variety of sources have told BBC Newsnight.
Israel preemptively rejects new Iran proposal - Times of Israel
Israel is reportedly urging its Western allies to reject an expected proposal to limit Iran's nuclear program in exchange for limited relief from crippling economic sanctions.
Flow of anti-aircraft missiles to Syria could land in hands of al Qaeda - Washington Times
One of terrorism's most feared weapons, the shoulder-fired anti-aircraft missile, has begun to flow into war-ravaged Syria in numbers that alarm the West because they may fall into the hands of al Qaeda, according to national security analysts.
A Greater Israel? Faction says no to two-state solution, yes to annexing Palestinian areas - Washington Post
As Secretary of State John F. Kerry resumes talks here Wednesday in the quest to create "two states for two people," a vocal faction in Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government is, more openly than ever, opposing the very idea of a Palestinian state -- and putting forward its own plans to take, rather than give away, territory.
Israel preps for massive air drill with US, Greece, Italy - Times of Israel
The Israeli Air Force will conduct a joint drill with a bevy of some 1,000 pilots from three other nations in the Negev Desert later this month.
Kerry pushes Israel, Palestinians to make "hard decisions" for Middle East peace - CBS News
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry waded again into the nitty-gritty of faltering Israeli-Palestinian peace talks on Wednesday, saying he was optimistic that tensions and difficulties could be overcome, even as Israel's leader bashed the Palestinians for the poor state of negotiations.
Despite rifts, Kerry remains upbeat on peace talks - Times of Israel
US Secretary of State John Kerry waded again into the nitty-gritty of faltering Israeli-Palestinian peace talks on Wednesday, saying he was optimistic that tensions and difficulties could be overcome, even between "two proud people" struggling to reach an accommodation.
Inside the United States
Supreme Court debates government's role in public prayer - Washington Times
In one of the biggest religious freedom cases in years, Supreme Court justices and attorneys engaged in what one observer called a "very vigorous exchange" over whether a small New York town's practice of having a prayer before government meetings passed constitutional muster.
Sebelius: Sorry, but we won't delay Obamacare - Washington Times
President Obama's top health official said Wednesday that early Obamacare enrollment numbers will be "very low" but rejected any talk of delaying the reforms, even as Senate Democrats pressured the White House to correct the law's failures.
Government Funded Childcare Workers Don't Undergo Thorough Background Checks - Washington Free Beacon
Only 15 states perform thorough background checks on childcare workers paid by the federal government, according to the Health and Human Services (HHS) inspector general.
Supreme Court wrestles with government prayer issue - Washington Examiner
The Supreme Court met Wednesday to hear a dispute over an upstate New York town board's practice of starting public meetings with a prayer.
Illinois Lawmakers Vote to Allow Gay Marriages - ABC News
Illinois lawmakers on Tuesday positioned their state to become the largest in the heartland to allow gay marriage, finally pushing the measure through the House after months of arduous lobbying in President Barack Obama's home state.
The real measure of poverty: 1 out of 6 Americans - NBC
The number of poor people in America is 3 million higher than the official count, encompassing 1 in 6 residents due to out-of-pocket medical costs and work-related expenses, according to a revised census measure released Wednesday.
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