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Fox News host: Denouncing violence against Muslims ‘could be perceived’ as offensive

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder’s denunciation of violence against Muslims during a speech to the Anti-Defamation League could be seen as offensive, according to Fox News host Megyn Kelly. Though the vast majority of his speech focused on the ADL’s importance in fighting hate crimes, some conservatives have become outraged…

Chris Christie’s praise of Obama unlikely to hurt his 2016 prospects

New Jersey governor Chris Christie’s favorite question these days is whether he regrets working closely with the president on Hurricane Sandy relief. “No,” he gets to say, before explaining that the work of governing is more important than politics. Then a campaign aide cuts the clip and drags it to…

Dorner manifesto inspires fired LAPD officers to seek reviews of their cases

More than three dozen fired Los Angeles police department officers are seeking reviews of their cases after another former officer, Christopher Dorner, took revenge on the LAPD’s disciplinary process by going on a murderous rampage. Forty former officers have filed review requests since Dorner killed four people in February and…

Obama calls Jason Collins to praise his bravery in coming out

US President Barack Obama called NBA player Jason Collins on Monday to praise his courage after he became the first star in big-time American professional team sports to come out as gay. Collins, currently a free agent who has played for six teams over 12 seasons, made the announcement in…

Tennessee Republican attacks ‘disgusting’ Humane Society over ‘tape and rape’

Tennessee state Rep. Andy Holt (R-Dresden) described the Humane Society as radicals and accused them of promoting rape-like tactics against farmers, according to emails released Friday. Kayci McLeod of the Human Society had written to Holt earlier this month to ask him to oppose legislation that would criminalize activists who…

Fox News host Geraldo Rivera: GOP crippled by right wing radio hosts

Fox News host Geraldo Rivera on Monday criticized the power that conservative radio show hosts wielded over the Republican Party. On HuffPost Live, Rivera described those who listened to conservative hosts like Rush Limbaugh as “absolutists” who were fond of the 1950s. He said Republicans could never hope to regain…

Germany’s top Catholic calls for female deacons

The head of the Catholic Church in Germany on Monday called for women to be ordained as deacons, a major shift in doctrine for the male-dominated hierarchy. Archbishop Robert Zollitsch of Freiburg called for the change after a large 4-day conference on potential reforms, according to the German news website…

Those who choose utilitarian ethics have empathy deficit, study finds

Those who would sacrifice one person to save five others score low on one particular measure of empathy, but not other measures, according to research published this month in the scientific journal PLoS One. The study of 2748 people by Ezequiel Gleichgerrcht of the Institute of Cognitive Neurology in Argentina and…

Guantanamo gets extra medical staff as hunger strike continues

Extra medical staff have been sent to the US military prison in Guantanamo Bay to help address a hunger strike that has spread to nearly two-thirds of the detainees, authorities said Monday. With the strike now entering its 12th week, President Barack Obama has faced fresh calls to honor his…

Anthony Bourdain on drug legalization: It will never happen

In video published online Monday, celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain told Colombia Mayor Julio Ceasar Gonzalez that the United States would never legalize drugs. On CNN’s Parts Unknown, the two men were discussing how to reduce violence in the war torn country, where the huge rebel group FARC has been able…

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