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Cardinal Dolan chides Obama in congratulatory letter

Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York mixed congratulations with veiled criticism in a letter sent to President Barack Obama after he was elected to a second term. “In my capacity as President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, I write to express my congratulations on your re-election as…

Rep. Issa allegedly violated House ethics rules with anti-Obama video

The D.C.-based group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) has accused Rep. Darrel Issa (R-CA) of using official government resources on a political ad attacking President Barack Obama, a violation of House ethics rules. Issa, the chairman of the powerful House Oversight Committee, on November 2 uploaded a…

Century of International Herald Tribune photojournalism goes up for auction

From snaps of Cary Grant or John Lennon, to Leonid Brezhnev whispering in Richard Nixon’s ear, the International Herald Tribune newspaper puts a century of photo archives up for auction in Paris this month. Around 2,500 shots by the paper, grouped into 300 lots, will go under the hammer on…

Giffords shooter gets 7 life sentences and 140 years in jail

The gunman who shot US congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords in a massacre that left six others dead in Arizona was given seven life sentences plus 140 years in jail on Thursday, local media reported. “He’ll never have the opportunity to pick up a gun again,” said Judge Larry Burns, according to…

Twitter ‘unintentionally’ resets user passwords

Some people logging onto Twitter on Thursday were greeted with word that their passwords were reset due to concerns their accounts may have been breached by hackers. The San Francisco-based one-to-many text messaging service said the routine security precaution was accidentally applied to more users than intended. Twitter did not…

Dog with no eyes still manages to play fetch

The owner of a Border Collie that lives on a family farm in north Texas says that her canine companion seems to have a type of super power: she can see without actually having eyes. Chica, as they call her, had her eyes surgically removed when she was just a…

Manning enters partial guilty plea in WikiLeaks case

Defence lawyer tells hearing soldier wants to offer guilty plea for some offences in US government’s case against him Bradley Manning, the US soldier who is facing life in prison for allegedly having leaked hundreds of thousands of state secrets to WikiLeaks, has indicated publicly for the first time that he…

Pat Robertson quizzes female anchor about her porn habits

Pat Robertson’s female co-host was temporarily speechless on Thursday after the conservative televangelist asked her what it was about pornography that turned her on. “Christie, the last time I heard, you were a woman,” Robertson asked 700 Club co-host Kristi Watts. “You are a mother and you are a sweet…

Draconian border security keeps Mexican women from abortion services in San Diego

Women who live in parts of Mexico where abortion is illegal have long crossed the U.S.-Mexican border to obtain abortions in U.S. border cities like San Diego, but those numbers might be declining thanks to draconian border security and other changes, a new study published in Health Care for Women International…

Holder suggests he may resign

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder told students at the University of Baltimore Law School on Thursday that he’s considering stepping down and letting someone else take over his job for President Barack Obama’s second term. “That’s something that I’m in the process now of trying to determine,” Holder said, according…

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