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Marine may have shot self to death in D.C. playing ‘trust game’

A 19-year-old Marine may have been playing a so-called “trust game” with fellow Marines on Friday night when he shot himself to death. WRC reported that Marine Barracks Washington, D.C. and D.C. police were investigating the death of Lance Cpl. Cody Scott Schoenfelder. According to The Washington Post, the South…

Former Library of Congress employee pleads guilty to harassing ex with fake Craigslist sex ads

A former Library of Congress employee, 61-year-old Kenneth Edward Kuban, pleaded guilty to stalking, identification fraud and violating a protective order for posting 164 fake sex ads on Craigslist. He posted 111 from the Library’s Packard Campus and another 54 from his home computer. The posts falsely promised sex to…

Sen. Mitch McConnell seeks to delay major Obamacare reform

By Sharon Begley (Reuters) – Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell on Monday called on the Obama administration to delay the October 1 opening of exchanges where uninsured Americans will be able to buy health insurance until the U.S. government can guarantee the protection of people’s personal data. The exchanges, a…

New York Mayor Bloomberg to appeal ruling that blocked stop-and-frisk policy

NEW YORK (Reuters) – New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Monday said he would appeal a federal judge’s ruling that the police department’s “stop and frisk” crime-fighting tactics violate constitutional rights. Bloomberg remained firm in his argument that the practice drove down the city’s crime rate, saying, “The possibility of…

James ‘Whitey’ Bulger found guilty on 31 of 32 counts of murder, racketeering and conspiracy

BOSTON (Reuters) – James “Whitey” Bulger, once the most feared mobster in Boston, on Monday was found guilty of 31 out of 32 criminal counts contained in a sweeping murder and racketeering indictment. But jurors found that prosecutors had proven their case against Bulger on only 11 of the 19…

Iowa State Fair ‘Butter Cow’ vandalized with fake blood

Fairgoers in Iowa are once again able to enjoy the iconic “Butter Cow” after animal rights activists vandalized it with fake blood over the weekend. According to a press release obtained by KCRG, Iowans for Animal Liberation said that the red paint they used to deface the statue “represents the…

Rick Santorum: ‘There’s no class in America’

Former Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum attempted to shame Democrats for using socio-economic barometers like the term “middle class” during an appearance at the Iowa State Fair on Saturday. “When Republicans get up and talk about ‘the middle class,’ we’re buying into their rhetoric of dividing America,” Santorum insisted to…

Bradley Manning’s lawyer: Showed signs of being unfit to serve before leaks

By Tom Ramstack FORT MEADE, Maryland (Reuters) – Bradley Manning, the U.S. soldier convicted for giving classified documents to the WikiLeaks website, exhibited behavior that could have served as a warning he was unsuitable to serve abroad as an intelligence analyst, his lawyer said in court on Monday. As the…

Doctors recommend Prozac, not Pepto, for children with chronic stomach pains

(Reuters) – Children with chronic or recurring stomach pain without a clear medical explanation were also more likely to have an anxiety disorder than those without stomach problems, in a new study. By the time kids with stomach pain reached age 20, just over half had had symptoms of an…

Seattle bus driver expected to survive after shooting attack

A Seattle bus driver was hospitalized with “non life-threatening” injuries on Monday after an unidentified man opened fire on him during his route, KOMO-TV reported. One witness told KOMO the man was arguing with the 67-year-old driver over a fare before allegedly pulling out a gun and shooting, hitting the…

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