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New DNA evidence could exonerate death row inmate: lawyers

New DNA evidence could help exonerate a man on death row in the US state of Texas for the murder of his girlfriend and her two adult sons, his lawyers claimed Thursday. Hank Skinner, 51, has been on death row for 20 years over the 1993 triple murder. He has…

Tea party speaker: Obama ‘mostly smoking dope’ before he was ‘picked by communists’ to be president

President Barack Obama is little more than a dope-smoking stooge of secret communists, according to one tea party activist. “Remember, Obama has been running for president his whole life,” World Net Daily contributor Jerome Corsi said at a conservative event in Oregon earlier this month. “He was picked by the…

Archbishop of Canterbury: Christians must repent for their homophobia

The Archbishop of Canterbury, the head of the Church of England, has warned Christians that their views on sexual orientation were beginning to look like an “atrocious injustice”. Justin Welby spoke at the opening of the Evangelical Alliance on Wednesday. During a question and answer session after his speech, the…

UN orders its inspectors out of Syria over fears of U.S. air strike

UN weapons inspectors have been ordered to leave Syria early amid mounting anticipation of US-led military strikes. As the five permanent members of the security council held a second emergency meeting on Syria in two days on Thursday evening, the UN secretary general, Ban Ki-moon, instructed the 20-strong inspection team…

Leaked documents show massive expansion of CIA budget

The CIA has mushroomed into the largest US spy agency with a nearly $15 billion budget as it expands intelligence, cyber sabotage and overseas covert operations, secret leaked documents showed Thursday. Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden leaked the government’s “black budget” for fiscal year 2013 to The Washington…

Obama administration hints it could act alone on Syria

The United States hinted Thursday it could act alone to punish Syria for a chemical weapons attack, following hesitation by its closest ally Britain and a deadlock at the United Nations. The Obama administration also denied that public skepticism dating to an Iraq war intelligence debacle was complicating its effort…

Valley as deep as the Grand Canyon lies beneath Greenland

A huge canyon twice the size of the longest river in Britain and as deep as the Grand Canyon lies beneath the ice sheet in Greenland, scientists said Thursday. Prior to the establishment of the ice sheet some four million years ago, the canyon is believed to have been a…

Anti-marijuana group: Fed’s new pot policy will cause more driving accidents

A relatively new group, Project SAM, is warning the nation to brace itself for the terrible consequences of legal marijuana. “We can look forward to more drugged driving accidents, more school drop-outs, and poorer health outcomes as a new Big Marijuana industry targeting kids and minorities emerges to fuel the…

Court upholds California’s ban on harmful gay-to-straight ‘conversion’ therapy

The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Thursday upheld a California law prohibiting licensed therapists from attempting to change the sexual orientation or gender expression of anyone under 18 years old. “California has authority to prohibit licensed mental health providers from administering therapies that the legislature…

Rand Paul opposes U.S. attack if it could ‘kill Christians in Syria’

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) said on Tuesday that an attack on Syria would be a bad idea if U.S. weapons were “used to kill Christians.” In an interview with conservative radio host Mike Huckabee, Paul said that President Barack Obama needed to understand that “there are 2 million Christians living…

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