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Supreme Court rejects blogger’s appeal on TSA full-body scanners

The U.S. Supreme Court will not take up a blogger’s complaint against the use of full-body scanners by airport security, Reuters reported Tuesday. The court refused to hear Jonathan Corbett’s case saying the Transportation Security Administration’s implementation of the scanners and enhanced pat-downs violated travelers’ protection from illegal searches under…

Romney promises to honor Obama’s deferred-deportation program

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney changed his tune Monday and told The Denver Post he would honor President Barack Obama’s two-year deferred-deportation program. “The people who have received the special visa that the president has put in place, which is a two-year visa, should expect that the visa would continue…

French prosecutors drop charges against Dominique Strauss-Kahn

French prosecutors dropped a rape investigation Tuesday against former International Monetary Fund chair Dominique Strauss-Kahn. The Associated Press reports that the key witness withdrew her testimony and now says no rape was involved in a December 2010 encounter with Strauss-Kahn in Washington D.C. Strauss-Kahn and three other men were accused…

Colbert defends Ryan from ‘liberal hacks’ at Fox News

Stephen Colbert started the week on The Colbert Report enraged at the “liberal hacks” at Fox News for their treatment of Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) on Sunday. Ryan, the Republican candidate for vice-president, had a contentious interview with Chris Wallace over the 20 percent across-the-board tax cut he and GOP…

California governor draws criticism from immigrant rights groups after vetoes

While California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) signed a law into effect giving thousands of young undocumented immigrants a chance to drive, immigration advocates criticized Brown Monday for a pair of late vetoes related to federal detention rules and benefits for the state’s domestic workers. Sunday night, Brown vetoed both the…

Colbert: My character is a mix of O’Reilly, Cooper and Geraldo

In an interview with Oprah Winfrey, Comedy Central host Stephen Colbert revealed the inspiration behind his Colbert Report persona — and the confusion that his antics sometimes create. “I often don’t know who people invite to come talk to them,” Colbert said in the interview, which aired Sunday on Oprah’s…

Supreme Court denies anti-marriage equality group’s appeal on disclosure law

The U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal Monday by an anti-marriage equality group fighting to keep its list of donors secret. According to Buzzfeed, the court denied a petition by the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) challenging a ruling by U.S. First Circuit Court of Appeals judge ordering…

Minnesota cop caught punching drunk 50-year-old man on wheelchair

A Duluth, Minnesota police officer faces assault charges from his own department after the release of surveillance video showing him hitting a drunk 50-year-old man and allegedly splitting his head open. According to The Duluth News Tribune, Richard Jouppi has been placed on paid administrative leave while an independent prosecutor…

Spanish police attack journalists and anti-austerity protesters

As the Spanish government defends police response to anti-austerity protests surrounding the country’s Parliament building, Russia Times and other outlets reported instances of police violence against both media members and demonstrators. An Associated Press photographer reported seeing police “severely beat” at least one protester Saturday, who had to be hospitalized.…

Singer Justin Bieber filmed puking on-stage

Video surfaced Sunday of pop singer Justin Bieber throwing up in the middle of a performance in Arizona — while his backing track continued to play. According to Digital Spy, the brief clip captures the pop star turning his back to the audience in the middle of the song “Out…

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