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‘Occupy Wall Street’ movement arrives in Seattle

Protesters in Seattle gathered at Westlake Park on Saturday morning to protest against corporations influence on the government. More than 100 people participated in “Occupy Seattle,” according to the event’s organizers. “It’s amazing the diversity and the singular voice that we have,” said one protester. “This is a grassroots satellite…

British researchers discover ‘world’s most catchy songs’

Researchers at the University of London found the elements of a song that make them a singalong hit and have declared Queen’s We are the Champions as the world’s catchiest song. The key elements to a catchy song are: long and detailed musical phrases, multi-pitch changes in a song’s “hook”,…

Ron Paul: Assassination of Awlaki sets dangerous precedent

Texas congressman and Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul said on Friday that the death of al Qaeda leader Anwar al-Awlaki — who was born in the U.S. — was a “net positive” but it also set a dangerous precedent for future assassinations. “This is very, very dangerous, you know,” he…

Obama: Death of Awlaki is ‘major blow’ to Al Qaeda

President Barack Obama announced the death of Anwar al-Awlaki ahead of his remarks at a ceremony marking the departure of Adm. Michael G. Mullen as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. “Earlier this morning, Anwar al-Awlaki, a leader of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, was killed in Yemen,”…

Breitbart calls Janeane Garofalo ‘Hollywood’s sympathy f*ck’

Andrew Breitbart spoke Friday at the Chicago Tea Party’s TeaCon 2011 Convention in Schaumburg, where he attacked actress and comedian Janeane Garofalo. Breitbart told the crowd that Garofalo is “Hollywood’s sympathy fuck” because casting people feel sorry for her. Garofalo, an outspoken liberal, has criticized the tea party movement. During…

UPDATE: 700 ‘Occupy Wall Street’ protesters arrested on Brooklyn Bridge

UPDATE: As of 1:30 a.m. ET, MSNBC is reporting that almost 700 protesters have been arrested. At least 400 “Occupy Wall Street” protesters were arrested on Saturday as they tried to cross the Brooklyn Bridge, according to the New York Times. The protesters have pledged to occupy Wall Street until…

‘Occupy Denver’ protester: We’re standing against corporate rule

A group of demonstrators have begun gathering in front of the Denver capitol building to show their solidarity with the “Occupy Wall Street” protesters in New York City. The “Occupy Denver” protesters said that more than 200 people joined their demonstration on Saturday. “We are standing against corporate rule in…

Police try to divert Critical Mass ride away from ‘Occupy Chicago’ protest

The Chicago police on Friday attempted to divert the Critical Mass cycling event away from “Occupy Chicago” protesters, who have been camped out in front of the Chicago Federal Reserve Bank. The protesters marched to the intersection where the police had halted the monthly ride, chanting “Occupy Chicago” and “We…

United Steelworkers announce support for ‘Occupy Wall Street’ protest

The United Steelworkers, North America’s largest industrial union, announced on Friday that it supported the ongoing “Occupy Wall Street” protest that began in lower Manhattan and has slowly spread to other cities across the United States. The protesters have pledged to occupy Wall Street until something is done about corporate…

More than 750 turn out for ‘Occupy Los Angeles’ protest

Several hundred protesters gathered in front of City Hall in Los Angeles on Saturday to show solidarity with the “Occupy Wall Street” protesters in lower Manhattan. The demonstrators marched from Pershing Square to City Hall, where they plan to camp out indefinitely. LA Weekly estimated there were at least 750…

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