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Sony loses $3.2 billion after Playstation Network hacked

CNN’s Kyung Lah reports that Sony has lost billions of dollars after its PlayStation Network and Sony Online Entertainment services were hacked last month. The personal data from more than 100 million accounts were reportedly compromised in the security breach. Experts believe Sony will be able to recover from the…

Partisan divide remains in support for health care reform law

Voters in the United States remain divided along party lines over the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that President Barack Obama signed into law in 2010. The latest telephone survey by the conservative-leaning Rasmussen Reports found that at least 51 percent of likely voters somewhat favored repeal of the…

‘Malintent detection’ technology tested in the northeast United States

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has begun field testing new technology designed to identify people who intend to commit a terrorist act. Nature reported that the DHS has been conducting tests of Future Attribute Screening Technology (FAST) in the past few months at an undisclosed location in the…

Charges dropped against man who ‘flipped off’ Colorado state trooper

The Colorado State Patrol dropped a harassment charge against a 35-year-old man who allegedly displayed his middle finger to a Colorado State Patrol trooper while he was driving. FOX31 reported that Shane Boor was charged with criminal harassment after flipping off a state trooper who had pulled another driver over…

Rep. Anthony Weiner exploring legal action over ‘Weinergate’ fiasco

Democratic Rep. Anthony Weiner is consulting with his lawyers after it was reported that the New York congressman sent a racy photo to a female college student from Seattle via Twitter. “We’ve retained counsel to explore the proper next steps and to advise us on what civil or criminal actions…

Wisconsin man charged with attempt to kill Planned Parenthood doctor

The Dane County Circuit Court charged a man with attempted first-degree intentional homicide on Friday after he allegedly told police officers he planned to kill abortion providers in Wisconsin. Sixty-three year old Ralph W. Lang allegedly planned to shoot an abortion provider at a Planned Parenthood in Madison and then…

Log Cabin Republicans: Our mission is to oust Obama

America’s largest gay and lesbian Republican organization, the Log Cabin Republicans (LCR), said stopping President Barack Obama from being reelected in 2012 was one of their top priorities. Despite the fact that Obama pushed for a repeal of the controversial military policy known as “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” and ordered…

WATCH LIVE: Obama’s speech in tornado ravaged Joplin

Watch President Barack Obama’s speech at a memorial service in Joplin, held by local clergy and Missouri Governor Jay Nixon, below: (Scheduled to begin at 3pm EST, video courtesy of MSNBC) Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy…

Arizona files lawsuit over recently enacted medical marijuana laws

Governor Jan Brewer (R) has ordered the Arizona attorney general to file a lawsuit seeking a ruling from a federal court on the legality of the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act and has suspended the state’s permit process for marijuana dispensaries. The Arizona Republic reported Brewer said she fears that state employees could…

Senator Rand Paul slams GOP for blocking efforts to amend PATRIOT Act

Freshman Republican Senator Rand Paul (KY) lashed out at the leadership of his own party, blaming them for preventing debate on the extension of the PATRIOT Act, which the Senate passed Thursday. “I’ve been working for two long days filibustering the PATRIOT Act in hopes that we can have a…

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