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Pentagon allows military chaplains to perform same-sex unions

Ten days after the repeal of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’, there’s more positive news from the military for gay individuals. The Pentagon has decided to allow military chaplains to perform same-sex unions whether on or off a military location, according to the Associated Press. A chaplain can officiate at any…

Stewart on pepper-spray cop: His real ‘name is Tony Baloney’

With the Occupy Wall Street protests growing in attention, The Daily Show host Jon Stewart finally weighed in on the movement Thursday evening and gave special attention to one notorious pepper-spraying cop. Upon learning that the name of the high ranking police office was Anthony Bologna, Stewart had a confused…

Stewart on pepper-spray cop: His real ‘name is Tony Baloney’

With the Occupy Wall Street protests growing in attention, The Daily Show host Jon Stewart finally weighed in on the movement Thursday evening and gave special attention to one notorious pepper-spraying cop. Upon learning that the name of the high ranking police office was Anthony Bologna, Stewart had a confused…

U.N. court acquits two ex-ministers of genocide

(Reuters) – The U.N. war crimes tribunal for Rwanda on Friday acquitted two former Rwandan ministers of genocide charges, making them among the most high profile officials to be found not guilty of playing key roles in the 1994 slaughter of about 800,000 people. The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda…

Bank of America to charge debit card use fee

(Reuters) – Bank of America Corp plans to charge customers who use their debit cards to make purchases a $5 monthly fee beginning early next year, joining other banks scrambling for new sources of revenue. U.S. banks have been looking for ways to increase revenue as regulations introduced since the…

Colbert explains Rove’s ‘money laundering’ scheme

Comedy Central’s Stephen Colbert created his own shell corporation Thursday to demonstrate how Karl Rove launders money to his American Crossroads SuperPAC. Because Rove only appears on Fox News, a ham loaf with classes substituted for the purposes of Colbert’s interview. With just a few bites out of “Ham Rove,”…

Venezuela’s Chavez denies health problems

President Hugo Chavez appeared before journalists to deny reports his health had taken a turn for the worse, saying he was “doing well” as he recovers from cancer treatment. The Venezuelan president showed up at the Miraflores presidential palace wearing a baseball cap and glove, tossing a ball as he commented about his health…

Clinton outraged as Syrians target U.S. envoy

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton demanded that Syria ”take every possible step” to protect American diplomats after supporters of President Bashar al-Assad tried to attack the US ambassador. The attempt to storm an office in Damascus where the ambassador,Robert Ford, had just arrived, came with the UN Security Councildivided over whether to threaten Syria with sanctions.…

Michelle Obama takes incognito Target trip

First lady Michelle Obama slipped out and took a half-hour incognito shopping trip at Target in Alexandria, Virginia Thursday evening. AP photographer Charles Dharapak captured an image of Obama in the store, pushing her cart and wearing sunglasses and a baseball cap pulled low. He declined to say whether he…

Nokia completes transfer of 2,300 jobs to Accenture

The world’s largest mobile phone maker Nokia said on Friday that it had finished outsourcing 2,300 engineers to US-based global consulting firm Accenture. “Nokia announced today that it has completed the transaction to outsource its Symbian software development and support activities to Accenture,” the company said in a statement. Nokia chief executive Stephen Elop announced…

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