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Scientists discover evidence of Earth-like oceans on Jupiter moon

The surface of Jupiter’s icy moon Europa may hide oceans of salty, Earth-like ocean water, say astronomers. According to New Scientist magazine, a fresh study of the sixth largest moon of the gas giant Jupiter revealed that its frozen surface is covered with formations of magnesium salts, the best evidence…

Pelosi demands minimum wage increase after massive stock market gains

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said Thursday that after witnessing Wall Street reach all-time highs this week, it’s time to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour. “This week, we saw something quite remarkable, the stock market soaring to record heights. At the same time, we see productivity…

U.S. diplomat warns of global effort to curb Internet freedom

A number of countries are aggressively trying to control the Internet, a top US diplomat cautioned Thursday, insisting Washington would give no ground when it comes to curbing freedoms on the Web. “Many Middle Eastern countries, Russia, China and others are I believe going to take an increasingly aggressive stand…

Air France marks Women’s Day with all-female crew on Airbus

Air France will mark International Women’s Day on Friday with a 100 percent female crew on board an Airbus 380, the world’s largest commercial airplane, for a flight from Paris to Washington. “Air France is bringing together the largest exclusively female crew in its history: two pilots and 22 stewardesses”…

Europe drops investigation into mobile phone collusion pricing

The European Commission said Thursday it was dropping an investigation into five huge European telecoms companies over possible collusion in setting industry standards for mobile phones. The Commission said it had been in contact last year with Deutsche Telecom, France Telecom, Spain’s Telefonica, Vodafone and Telecom Italia, plus mobile sector…

Watch live: Obama signs renewed Violence Against Women Act

President Obama and Vice President Biden deliver remarks at Violence Against Women Act bill signing in DC. Watch live, broadcast on NBC News on March 7. Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy…

Bryan Fischer: Attending tea party is an ‘excuse’ to be ‘vaporized’ by a drone

Bryan Fischer, the director of issues analysis of the fundamentalist American Family Association (AFA), is warning that attending a tea party could be an “excuse” for the government to “vaporize” citizens on U.S. soil. During his Wednesday Focal Point radio broadcast, Fischer applauded Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) for filibustering the…

Mentally ill man missing in alleged pattern of ‘patient dumping’ by Nevada health officials

A schizophrenic man has gone missing after an instance of alleged “patient dumping” by Nevada state mental health officials. According to a Wednesday report by Las Vegas’ CBS Channel 8, a patient named James Brown was allegedly sent from Rawson-Neal psychiatric hospital in Las Vegas to Sacramento, California with only…

McCain blasts Rand Paul’s filibuster as a ‘political stunt’

Speaking on the Senate floor Thursday, Sens. John McCain (R-AZ) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) tore into Sen. Rand Paul’s (R-KY) “ridiculous” 13-hour filibuster, chastising the junior senator for a speech that was “not helpful” and not in keeping with Republican orthodoxy on the terror war. McCain specifically objected to Paul…

Banking group warns there’s too much ‘easy money’ in global economy

An influential group of leading world banks warned Thursday that central banks are pumping out too much easy money and markets risk becoming dangerously addicted to ultra-low interest rates. The Institute of International Finance, which groups 450 banks, said if central banks continue to flood money into the global economy…

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