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Occupy DC faces no-camping clampdown ‘very soon’

WASHINGTON — The National Park Service (NPS) said Tuesday it will “very soon” clamp down on a Washington offshoot of Occupy Wall Street that pitched camp near the White House nearly four months ago. Testifying on Capitol Hill, NPS director Jonathan Jarvis defended his federal agency’s decision to tolerate open-ended…

Congress urged to return ‘dirty money’ from the MPAA

The media reform group Free Press has called on Members of Congress to return all campaign donations they have received from the Motion Picture Association of America, the film industry’s largest lobby. “The MPAA is so brazen in its efforts to buy legislation with campaign cash that its leader, himself…

Director of National Park Services defends right of ‘Occupy DC’ protesters

Jonathan Jarvis, Director of National Park Services, explained to Rep. Joe Walsh (R-IL) on Tuesday why the “Occupy DC” protesters had a constitutional right to camp out 24 hours a day. His comments came during a House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee hearing regarding the the “Occupy” protesters in Washington,…

Grayson calls Gingrich the ‘most hateful person in American politics’

Former Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL), a man known for not mincing his words, blasted former House Speaker Newt Gingrich during a Tuesday appearance on MSNBC. “It’s going to get very ugly [in Florida], but it is not going to make any difference,” he said. “Newt Gingrich is the most hateful…

MSNBC host to Joe Walsh: You ‘lack a level of integrity’

MSNBC’s Martin Bashir on Tuesday accused tea party Rep. Joe Walsh (R-IL) of lacking ‘a level of integrity’ for opposing President Barack Obama over the nation’s debt while owing thousands in unpaid child support himself. It was revealed last year that Walsh owed over $100,000 in unpaid child support. MSNBC…

Online protests in Poland over ACTA anti-piracy pact

WARSAW — Nearly 100 Polish websites shrouded their pages in black early Tuesday to protest against Warsaw’s plan to sign a multilateral anti online piracy accord this week. The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) aims to create international standards for intellectual property protection, but some groups oppose it as limiting Internet…

Singapore anti-drugs chief under investigation

SINGAPORE — Singapore has placed the head of its Central Narcotics Bureau under investigation for “serious personal misconduct”, the government said Tuesday. The bureau is the lead agency in the fight against illegal narcotics in Singapore, where drug trafficking is punishable by death. The probe into Ng Boon Gay began…

Ultra-Orthodox Jews attack woman in Israeli town

JERUSALEM — A group of ultra-Orthodox men attacked a woman on Tuesday as she put up posters in an Israeli town that has become a flashpoint for tensions between religious and secular Jews, police said. Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said the incident occurred in Beit Shemesh, which lies 30 kilometres…

JFK saw ‘tough day’ on eve of assassination

NEW YORK — In an unintentionally ominous prediction, John F. Kennedy said ahead of a trip to Dallas, where he would be assassinated, that he was expecting a “tough day,” secret recordings reveal. The John F Kennedy Presidential Library on Tuesday released 45 hours of recordings that Kennedy made of…

France rules out withdrawal from Afghanistan in 2012

PARIS — Foreign Minister Alain Juppe said Tuesday that France would not give in to “panic” and pull its troops out of Afghanistan this year after four of its soldiers were killed there last week. “When I hear talk of an immediate withdrawal, such as at the end of 2012,…

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