Brian Maloney, Media Equilizer: Among GOP presidential candidates, there's a race underway to see who can slam Donald Trump the hardest. Their objective: Generate as much attention as possible with the most cutting remarks. Over the past 24 hours, Bobby Jindal has made this a top priority. The Louisiana governor earlier had fired at the Republican front-runner with this zinger: "We know that Trump has not read the Bible, and we know this for a simple reason: Donald Trump is not in the Bible. So we know he has not read it." read more
The U.S. has reopened its embassy in Cuba more than 54 years after it was closed, in a symbolic step signalling the warming of ties between both countries. John Kerry, the first Secretary of State to visit Cuba in 70 years, presided over the ceremony in Havana. The U.S. flag was presented by the same Marines who brought it down in 1961. Cuba reopened its embassy in Washington last month but the former Cuban leader Fidel Castro has blasted the U.S. for not lifting its trade embargo. read more
The police chief in the Dallas suburb of Arlington says an officer who's been fired over the fatal shooting of an unarmed Texas college football player should not have approached the 19-year-old burglary suspect alone. Arlington Police Chief Will Johnson on Tuesday said he had fired officer Brad Miller over the shooting of Christian Taylor. Johnson says he's troubled by some of the actions Miller took while responding to a reported burglary at a car dealership early Friday morning. Johnson said investigators had received officers' statements regarding the burglary call and subsequent shooting and that some of the behaviors exhibited by the responding officers were "troubling." read more
Planned Parenthood's five clinics in New Hampshire will lose about one-third of their funding, after the state's Executive Council voted to halt their state dollars on Wednesday.
The council, comprised of three Republicans and two Democrats, rejected about $650,000 in state funding to the women's health and abortion provider, according to the Associated Press. Council members said the group should instead be investigated, now that it is known that some Planned Parenthood clinics participate in aborted fetal tissue donations. read more