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Obama defends FBI actions on Boston bombing suspect

President Barack Obama on Tuesday defended the FBI from suggestions it might have prevented the Boston marathon bombing by acting on warnings about one of the suspects. Russia had advised US authorities about ethnic Chechen Tamerlan Tsarnaev in 2011 and the possibility he was slipping into the grips of hardline…

Rove: How can Obama close Gitmo if detainees didn’t get Miranda warnings?

Former Bush senior adviser Karl Rove is warning President Barack Obama that he might have difficulty closing the detention center at Guantanamo Bay because detainees imprisoned by the previous administration were not read their Miranda rights. At a White House press conference on Tuesday, the president said that he would…

Secretive gun group uses Native Americans to push against gun safety measures

A billboard advertising campaign using a photo of Native Americans to protest gun safety laws in Colorado has brought criticism from Native American residents. KUSA-TV reported on Monday that the ad, which shows three Native American men with the message, “Turn in your arms. The government will take care of…

Another Reminder That The Anti-Choice Movement Is Class Warfare

If having more puppies than you can afford is a burden, imagine having more kids than you can afford. In my work, I focus a lot on the sex-phobia and misogyny underlying the anti-choice movement, but in a very real way, it’s also about limiting the opportunities that lower income…

FBI probes Virginia governor’s failure to disclose gifts from campaign donor

Federal investigators are looking into the connections between Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) and a campaign donor that runs a health supplements company in the state, four unnamed sources told The Washington Post. The Post learned that Star Scientific CEO Jonnie R. Williams Sr. and McDonnell appear to have unusually…

Robertson: ‘There isn’t anything bigoted’ about calling gay NBA player an abomination

Televangelist Pat Robertson used a portion of his Tuesday 700 Club broadcast to defend an ESPN reporter who said that NBA player Jason Collins was “walking in open rebellion to God” for announcing he was openly gay. After Collins came out in a Sports Illustrated column published on Monday, ESPN…

Obama on Jason Collins: ‘I think America should be proud’

At the conclusion of his press conference Tuesday, President Barack Obama reiterated his support for gay NBA player Jason Collins, who came out Monday in a story for Sports Illustrated. “I had a chance to talk to him yesterday,” Obama said, confirming Collins’ own account of a phone call between…

UK man receives settlement for penis and testicle burns from shower gel

A 42-year-old Hampshire man received an out-of-court settlement from the U.K. discount chain 99p Stores after suffering chemical burns to his penis and testicles from using a cheap brand of shower gel. According to The Telegraph, Raymond Cuss of Gosport, Hampshire was left in agony after the liquid soap burned…

Study finds women perceive men with heavy stubble most attractive

Gentlemen, put down the razors. Put them down and back away. For once, there is good news about facial hair. A study in the May edition of the journal Evolution & Human Behavior finds that, among a test group of 351 women and 177 heterosexual men shown a series of…

Collins hopes other gay professional athletes will come out

Basketball center Jason Collins said in an interview broadcast Tuesday he’s never been happier after his ground-breaking announcement that he is gay, and hopes other pro athletes will now come out, too. Collins told ABC television that coming out lifted a huge weight off his shoulders and that he had…

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