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15-year-old boy shot to death blocks from Obama’s Chicago home

A 15-year-old boy was found shot to death on Monday just blocks from President Barack Obama’s home in the Kenwood community area of Chicago. Chicago Police said that they were called to the 5000 block of South Evans Avenue at around 9:30 p.m. and found 15-year-old Cornelius German with a…

Sen. Baucus retiring in 2014

Senior aides to Sen. Max Baucus (D-MT) told The Washington Post on Tuesday that the long-serving Democrat has decided to retire from Congress rather than seek re-election. The Senate Finance Committee chairman has served in Congress since 1978, and played a key role in killing President Barack Obama’s proposal for…

Missouri Republicans vote to stop issuing driver’s licenses over gun records conspiracy theory

Missouri state senators on on Monday voted to eliminate all funding for the Department of Revenue’s driver’s license bureau because they were angry about the way the agency was keeping concealed carry gun records. Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Kurt Schaefer (R) said that he had created that draconian cuts to…

Coulter: Boston suspect’s widow ‘ought to be in prison for wearing a hijab’

Appearing on Fox News Republican talk show “Hannity” Monday night, right-wing columnist Ann Coulter said she’s sad that not only does she think the Boston bombing should shut down the nation’s immigration reform debate, she would like to see the alleged bomber’s widow in jail too, not for committing a…

Maddow details Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s bedside court hearing

At the top of Monday night’s “Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow described the remarkable scene that unfolded on Monday in the hospital room of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the surviving Boston bombing suspect. Federal Judge Marianne Bowler and attorneys converged at the 19-year-old’s bedside at Boston’s Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center…

California officials investigate ‘patient dumping’ allegations against Nevada clinic

The city attorneys for Los Angeles and San Francisco said on Monday they are investigating reports that Nevada’s primary mental health facility has shipped more than 1,500 patients to cities across the country while they still needed care. “This type of conduct is deplorable,” San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera…

The Orange Couch Does Mad Men: Episode Four, “To Have and To Hold”

One thing that keeps bringing me back to Mad Men as a period show is that it has a more complex—and more accurate—understanding of the 60s than most period pieces do. There’s a tendency for Hollywood products about the 60s to paint the changes of the era as a matter…

Does force-feeding Guantanamo prisoners on hunger strike violate their rights?

RAY SUAREZ: For more on the hunger strike, I’m joined by a reporter who’s logged more hours in Guantanamo than any other journalist, Carol Rosenberg of the Miami Herald. Carol, welcome. More than a dozen are now being force-fed. How is the determination made which prisoners are restrained and fed…

Macabre details emerge in murder trial of abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell

JEFFREY BROWN: And finally: the murder trial of an abortion provider that has captured national attention. Judy Woodruff has the story. JUDY WOODRUFF: A judge and jury in Philadelphia began hearing testimony in the case of Dr. Kermit Gosnell more than a month ago. But over the past two weeks,…

‘ABBA The Museum’ to open in Stockholm

Fans of the legendary Swedish disco group ABBA can hardly wait: in just a few weeks, Stockholm will open the doors to the world’s first museum dedicated to the iconic foursome. After “ABBA The Movie” in 1977, the “Mamma Mia” musical and movie, and a 2010 travelling museum exhibit, the…

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