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Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer robbed by machete-wielding man

Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer was uninjured after being robbed by a machete-wielding intruder last week, according to the Associated Press. The 73-year-old justice, his wife Joanna and a friend were on vacation in the Caribbean island of Nevis when the incident occurred. The intruder took about $1,000 in cash…

Female Republican Senators go rogue, back Obama on contraceptives

Two female Republican members of the U.S. Senate, Sens. Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe of Maine, have broken rank with their party and come out in favor of a new rule issued by the Obama Administration that requires private health insurers to fully pay for the cost of contraception products.…

‘Spreading Romney’ satire leaks into candidate’s top Google results

A satirical redefinition of the word “Romney” has leapt from obscurity and into the limelight this week by cracking a list of the top 10 Google search results for the Republican presidential candidate’s last name. Similar to the “Spreading Santorum” website that has so plagued anti-gay Republican Rick Santorum by redefining his…

Republicans propose not paying for payroll tax

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republicans in Congress on Monday proposed extending a tax cut for 160 million workers through the rest of the year without offsetting the cost with spending cuts elsewhere in the budget. As first reported by Reuters, Republican leaders in the House of Representatives issued a statement saying…

‘Big Bang’ probe reveals strange microwave haze in the center of the galaxy

PARIS — A probe designed to delve into the “Big Bang” that created the cosmos has uncovered an enigmatic fog of microwave radiation in the centre of our galaxy, European astronomers reported on Monday. Planck, a billion-dollar European space telescope launched in May 2009, found “a mysterious haze of microwaves…

Republican congressman calls Pentagon budget ‘irresponsible’

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Representative Buck McKeon, who heads the House Armed Services Committee, on Monday blasted the Pentagon’s proposed defense budget for fiscal 2013, saying it “irresponsibly ignores” additional mandatory cuts that are due to take effect in January 2013. “This budget reflects a true reduction, in real terms, of…

Foreign tourists shrug off Mexico drug violence

Ignoring gruesome news stories of ongoing drug violence, Mexico for the third consecutive year saw an increase in foreign visitors, government tourism figures out Monday showed. Some 22.6 million foreigners visited Mexico in 2011, just slightly less than the record 23 million in 2008, the office of Tourism Secretary Gloria…

Senegal youth movement to occupy protest square

Senegal’s rapper-led youth movement “Fed Up” said Monday it has called for a permanent sit-in at Obelisk Square in Dakar against President Abdoulaye Wade’s highly disputed third term candidacy. “We have decided to continue our struggle against Wade’s candidacy. From Tuesday evening we will spend the night at Obelisk Square…

‘Ex-gay’ pastor: Arrest Dan Savage for anti-bully campaign

A pastor who claims to be a “former homosexual” says that sex columnist Dan Savage should be arrested for his role in launching an anti-bullying campaign to help young LGBT people. In a recent interview with Americans For Truth About Homosexuality Radio Hour host Peter LaBarbera, pastor DL Foster suggested…

LGBT activists protest Iowa church’s ‘Gay is not Okay’ sign

A group of LGBT activists protested against an Iowa church Sunday morning after the church posted the message “Gay is not Okay” on its marquee earlier in the week. According to The Des Monies Register, over a hundred people lined up outside of the Fort Des Moines Church of Christ…

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