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A couple comes to pay respects at the place where Boris Nemtsov, a charismatic Russian opposition leader and sharp critic of President Vladimir Putin, was gunned down on Friday, Feb. 27, 2015 near the Kremlin, in Moscow, Russia, Monday, March 2, 2015.  The investigation into the killing of Boris Nemtsov, a fierce critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin who was gunned down not far from the Kremlin, faced conflicting reports Monday about possible surveillance footage of his slaying. Words on a portrait of Boris Nemtsov reading 'Fight!' (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

Boris Nemtsov's death no accident, comrade

The assassination outside the Kremlin last week of Vladimir Putin's most prominent and effective critic was, as the communists used to say, "no accident, comrade." Boris Nemtsov was reportedly about to disclose proof that the Putin regime was engineering the violence in Ukraine.

Texas Gov. Rick Perry, center, speaks to local residents while campaigning for 1st Congressional District candidate Rod Blum, right, Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall) **FILE**

Mr. Blum goes to Washington

Many of our elected officials originally come to Washington with the intention of not losing their soul to the system. Unfortunately, few succeed. Rod Blum is bound and determined to be one of those few.

Full-time Four Wheel Drive With Full-time Luxury on the 2015 Lexus GX 460 (Lexus Media Photos)

Full-time four-wheel drive with full-time luxury on the 2015 Lexus GX 460

With the luxurious Lexus brand's midsize seven-passenger SUV, the 2015 GX 460 offers three rows of seating, but also off-road ability just in case. Indeed, just because the GX 460 doesn't have to stay on the payment, neither does this vehicle have to cut corners when it comes to luxury either. This year you even get more for the money too with apps and techno functions increased over last year's offering.

FILE - This undated image shows a frame from a video released Friday, Oct. 3, 2014, by Islamic State militants that purports to show the militant who beheaded of taxi driver Alan Henning . A British-accented militant who has appeared in beheading videos released by the Islamic State group in Syria over the past few months bears "striking similarities" to a man who grew up in London, a Muslim lobbying group said Thursday Feb. 26, 2015. Mohammed Emwazi has been identified by news organizations as the masked militant more commonly known as "Jihadi John." London-based CAGE, which works with Muslims in conflict with British intelligence services, said Thursday its research director, Asim Qureshi, saw strong similarities, but because the hood worn by the militant, "there was no way he could be 100 percent certain."  (AP Photo)

Meet the global jihad

Mohamed Emwazi's personal story is but the latest refutation of the official meme that only certain jihadist groups and their disaffected, impoverished recruits pose a threat.

Tahitian overwater bungalow in Tikehau (Photo by Lark Gould)

Travel Tahiti: Beyond the beach in French Polynesia

When you cast off for your honeymoon in French Polynesian be sure to wear your Tiare blossom facing forward from your left ear, Ladies. In a land that speaks through the power of flowers, any other attitude would hint "come hither, I'm available."

Secretary of State John Kerry pauses as he testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015, before the House Appropriations subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations and Related Agencies. Mr. Kerry has implored skeptical senators not to criticize nuclear negotiations with Iran before a deal can be crafted, but he's certain to get another round of questions about the sensitive talks from members of the House. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

More disturbing details about Obama's nuclear sellout to Iran

In an article published Wednesday, Washington Post columnist David Ignatius, a notorious Obama administration apologist, provided his latest endorsement of the president's deeply flawed nuclear diplomacy with Iran. Ignatius also discussed some worrisome U.S. concessions to Iran that have not been previously disclosed.

President Barack Obama speaks during a town hall meeting on immigration hosted by Telemundo and MSNBC, Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015, at Florida International University in Miami. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Redistributing your wealth, Obama cements his power

Let's get this out in the open. President Obama's agenda is to redistribute wealth, which enhances his own power. He can advance that agenda without Congress, instead acting exclusively through the executive branch. This is possible only because for decades Congress has given away power to bureaucrats.

FILE - In this photo taken Monday, June 23, 2014, fighters from the Islamic State group parade in a commandeered Iraqi security forces armored vehicle down a main road at the northern city of Mosul, Iraq.  Islamic State militants have abducted at least 70 Assyrian Christians, including women and children, after overrunning a string of villages in northeastern Syria, two activist groups said Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015. (AP Photo/File)

Boko Haram council considers loyalty to Islamic State

A statement by a U.S. intelligence officer discussing the differences between Boko Haram and the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), and stressing that the two groups' "caliphates are completely separate" and that they would find it difficult to cooperate due to Arab racism, received plenty of traction in reporting last week.