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Slovaks vote to name bridge after Chuck Norris

BRATISLAVA (Reuters) – Slovaks have been voting overwhelmingly in favor of naming a new pedestrian and cycling bridge near their capital for 1980s action film and TV star Chuck Norris. The two other top names in the running for the bridge, which will span the Morava river and cross the…

Romney on Santorum: ‘I wonder which team he was taking it for’

Following sparring with Rick Santorum at a GOP debate on Wednesday, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney attacked the former Pennsylvania senator with a slightly suggestive line, wondering “which team he was taking it for.” During the CNN-sponsor debate in Arizona, Santorum had defended his support for the “No Child Left…

Lawmaker: Virginia bill requires ultrasound for miscarriages

Virginia state Del. Jennifer McClellan (D) said on Wednesday that an updated bill requiring women seeking abortion to have an ultrasound causes more problems than it solves, including requiring the unnecessary procedure for women who miscarry. In the bill’s original form, every woman seeking an abortion in Virginia would have…

Wisconsin voter ID supporter caught voting for colleague

A Wisconsin state representative who supported the state’s voter ID law is now be accused of voter fraud himself. A YouTube video titled “Proof Of Voter Fraud In The Wisconsin State Assembly” shows Republican state Rep. Joel Kleefisch getting out of his chair to electronically cast a vote for a…

Google’s virtual reality glasses coming in 2012: report

Search giant Google is about to take a quantum leap into next generation mobile computing with the forthcoming introduction of virtual reality glasses, according to people familiar with the project who spoke to The New York Times this week. The glasses are expected to cost between $250 and $600, the…

Song parodies Virginia’s ‘mandatory transvaginal ultrasound’

“Song a Day” video blogger Jonathan Mann published a little tune yesterday that seems destined to go viral, keying into the state of Virginia’s debate about abortion restrictions and whether the state should be able to force women into medically unnecessary transvaginal ultrasounds, just to obtain abortion services. “Why you…

Romney: ‘Nuclear weaponry will by used’ if Obama re-elected

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Wednesday played the ultimate fear card and promised that someone would definitely use nuclear weapons if President Barack Obama is re-elected. During a CNN-sponsored debate in Mesa, Arizona, the candidate explained that reducing the price of gas was less important than preventing Iran from…

Factory farms breeding ‘superbugs’ says study

Speculation has long abounded that overuse of antibiotics by factory farmers has been a major contributing factor in the development of so-called “superbugs” like MRSA or Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Now, according to a report from Mother Jones, there is scientific proof. According to a paper in the American Society of…

Colbert: Target knows what you’re doing in bed

On Wednesday night’s The Colbert Report, host Stephen Colbert (wearing the traditional “Ash Wednesday” cross on his forehead) devoted his nightly “The Word” segment to retailers and their increasing reliance on the science of “predictive analytics.” A recent New York Times article discussed how Target and other retailers are gathering…

Grandmother, stepmother charged with running girl to death

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (Reuters) – Two Alabama women were accused of murder on Wednesday for allegedly killing a young girl by forcing her to run for three hours without stopping, authorities said. The running was apparently a punishment for Savannah Hardin, 9, who died on Monday at Children’s Hospital in Birmingham…

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