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WATCH LIVE: Zimmerman press conference

UPDATE: George Zimmerman’s attorneys quit: We have lost contact with him George Zimmerman, the Florida neighborhood watch captain who admitted to killing 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, was scheduled to hold a press conference on Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. ET. Watch this live video from WKMG, broadcast April 10, 2012.  …

Pilot ‘incapacitated’ in Reno airshow crash

An elderly pilot whose modified 1944 aircraft slammed intospectators last year at a Reno, Nevada airshow likely fainted due to extreme gravitational force brought on by high flight speeds, officials said Tuesday. The preliminary results of an investigation by the National Transportation and Safety Board found that a series of racing modifications were made to the aircraft, which reached…

Top China leader ousted; wife probed over Briton’s murder

Chinese politician Bo Xilai, once a rising star, has been stripped of his elite Communist Party post while his wife is being investigated for the murder of a British national, state media said. The shock announcements — published Tuesday by the officialXinhua news agency – shed some light on a mysterious political scandal…

‘Kony 2012′ group confirms WikiLeaks spy allegation

The non-profit group Invisible Children has confirmed that a U.S. diplomatic cable published by WikiLeaks, which claims the group fed intelligence to the Ugandan government to enable the 2009 arrest of a central resistance figure, is in fact true. “In 2009, Invisible Children was contacted by a member at the…

UN Council must respond ‘credibly’ to NKorea rocket: US

The United States on Tuesday demanded that the UN Security Council respond “credibly” to anyrocket launch by North Korea which would breach international sanctions. Susan Rice, US ambassador to the United Nations, said the major powers had already held informal talks on the looming event and that 15 UN Security Council members agreed it would be a “provocative…

Idaho’s only black lawmaker gets KKK membership invite

Idaho’s only African-American lawmaker, who had a cross burned on her lawn at the age of seven, is speaking out after she said she received a hand-written invitation to join the the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan. On Saturday, Democratic state Rep. Cherie Buckner-Webb used her Facebook page to…

Santorum pulls out of presidential race

Former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA) announced during a Tuesday news conference that after a prolonged battle for the Republican nomination to the presidency, he would pull out of the race and abandon his bid for the nation’s highest office. “We made a decision over the weekend that, while this presidential…

Study debunks myth that urine is sterile

A new study by researchers at Loyola University suggests that the common notion that human urine is sterile is not always true. A post at the science blog Lab Spaces says that tests have shown that certain bacteria commonly inhabit the bladders of some women, and that new approaches to…

WATCH LIVE: Santorum expected to suspend campaign

UPDATE: Santorum pulls out of presidential race Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum was expected to suspend his campaign at a press conference on Tuesday. Watch this live video from CNN, broadcast April 10, 2012.   Photo: Shutterstock…

Nikki Haley: ‘There is no war on women. Women are doing well.’

Oh, Nikki.  Just… no.  Not again. From Think Progress: HALEY: This is a president that is trying to create distractions. There is no war on women. Women are doing well. What are you doing, Nikki?  We talked about this already.  For the love of cheese — stop talking out loud. I…

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