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Federal appeals court cites Citizens United ruling in granting birth control coverage waiver

In a 2-1 ruling, a panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit cited the Supreme Court’s ruling in the Citizens United case as precedent in granting a business a waiver on the Affordable Care Act’s provision ordering employers to cover birth control costs in their…

English man arrested for ‘spraying urine to and fro’ and ‘making noises like an elephant’

A court in Plymouth, England has given a St. Budeaux man a conditional discharge after authorities said that he exposed himself to a 5-year-old girl and other shoppers in the process of urinating in flower beds “while making noises like an elephant.” This is Plymouth on Friday reported that Plymouth…

Stocks drop as fiscal cliff deadline looms

US stocks opened lower on the last day of the year Monday as Washington politicians appeared still far from a deal hours before the deadline to avoid the economy-crunching fiscal cliff. Five minutes into trade the Dow Jones Industrial Average was off 33.18 points (0.26 percent) at 12,904.93. The broad-market…

Watch live: Sens. Lieberman and Collins discuss committee report on Benghazi attacks

Sens. Lieberman, D-Conn., and Collins, R-Maine, to hold a news conference addressing the Senate homeland security committee report on the Benghazi attacks. Watch live, broadcast on NBC News on Dec. 31. Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy…

Newtown shooter’s father claims his son’s remains

The father of the man who shot and killed 26 people in the Dec. 14 attack on Newtown, Connecticut school has claimed his son’s remains, the Associated Press reported Monday. A family spokesperson did not say when Peter Lanza claimed the remains of his son Adam, who killed himself after…

Blood Clots Won’t Stop the Conspiracy Theorists

Unfortunately, Hillary Clinton’s health problems have gone from bad to worse, as she’s been re-hospitalized after a stomach virus caused a fainting spell that caused a concussion earlier this month. Now she’s got a blood clot, and sensible people whose minds haven’t been degraded beyond compassion by wingnuttery are concerned. As noted…

Sen. Barrasso: Obama is the one obstructing fiscal cliff talks

Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY) on Monday lashed out at President Barack Obama for “slowing down” negotiations and preventing Congress from reaching a deal to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff. “What we ought to do is put a bill on the Senate floor and let people actually offer amendments and vote…

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West announce pregnancy

US reality television star Kim Kardashian is expecting a baby by her boyfriend, rapper Kanye West, the website E! News reported. No details were given, but the site said West announced the news during his Atlantic City show on Sunday night. West and Kardashian announced in March that they were…

Norquist: Fiscal cliff deal will cut taxes instead of raising them

Anti-tax lobbyist Grover Norquist on Monday insisted that Republicans in Congress would hold the debt ceiling hostage to ensure that there would be no tax increases on even the wealthiest Americans as part of a deal to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff. During an interview with the founder of Americans…

Santa Monica residents push city council to rein in outdoors fitness classes

The Santa Monica City Council is considering charging annual fees for exercise classes held on the city’s parks and beaches following an increase in noise and damage complaints. According to the Associated Press, the city is considering a proposal that would require fitness trainers running their classes on city grounds…

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