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Ad in Miami paper mistakenly declares Heat champions

MIAMI (Reuters) - The Miami Herald mistakenly ran an advertisement from a retailer in its Monday edition congratulating the Miami Heat for winning the NBA title a day after they lost to the Dallas Mavericks in the championship series. The paper ran a large ad from Macy’s Inc pronouncing “Congratulations Miami” and promoting official championship gear at its…

‘Gay Girl in Damascus’ blog author outed as Tom MacMaster

A blogspot-powered blog called “A Gay Girl in Damascus” that has called attention to the Syrian government’s harsh actions against its own people has been confirmed to be a hoax. A man named Tom MacMaster confessed on the blog to writing all the entries on the blog, which has more…

Weiner exchanged private messages with 17-year-old Delaware girl

Embattled Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) confirmed that he had exchanged at least five private messages with a 17-year-old girl in Delaware this spring, The New York Times reported. Though copies of the messages were not provided, both a Weiner spokeswoman and an anonymous member of the girl’s family said that…

Exclusive: Christians must reject Ayn Rand, faith-based group tells Raw Story

During this time of financial crisis and talk of severe austerity measures in nearly every statehouse across the nation, the philosophy of author Ayn Rand has become a rallying cry for many leading Republicans who see her as something of a patron saint to American capitalism. But before evangelicals fully…

Huffington Post traffic surpasses NYTimes.com

WASHINGTON — The Huffington Post received more traffic than the website of The New York Times in May, the first time it has surpassed NYTimes.com in unique visitors, tracking firm comScore said Thursday. ComScore said HuffingtonPost.com received 35.6 million unique visitors in May, up from 29.9 million the previous month,…

MoveOn claims it defaced Fox News HQ in prank

WASHINGTON – The progressive advocacy group MoveOn.org admitted Wednesday to filming a hoax video that in which anti-conservative slogans were splayed along the ticker outside Fox News’s Manhattan headquarters, the Huffington Post reports. “We are being lied to,” the electronic message board read briefly. “Rightwingers are destroying the middle class…

Andrew Breitbart on Weiner and women’s porn preferences

Controversial conservative blogger Andrew Breitbart has at least one more lewd picture of embattled Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY), one that he says “is worth more than a thousand words,” and he warned Wednesday in a Daily Beast article that he may release it if provoked. “My takeaway from the Clinton…

Nintendo unveils second generation Wii at E3 conference

LOS ANGELES (AFP) – Nintendo on Tuesday provided the first glimpse of a second-generation Wii console designed to dispel notions its system is not up to the standards of “hardcore” videogame players. “Wii U” builds on the Japanese videogame titan’s record of hardware innovation with a controller that combines a…

Murdoch-owned newspaper apologizes for hacking into phone of actress

LONDON — Britain’s News of the World tabloid apologised in court Tuesday for hacking into the mobile phone messages of actress Sienna Miller and agreed to pay her £100,000 ($165,000, 110,000 euros) in damages and legal costs. The Rupert Murdoch-owned newspaper said sorry at London’s High Court for illegally accessing…

Keith Olbermann hopes to talk more freely on new Current TV show

Former MSNBC host Keith Olbermann said in an interview with Terry Gross of NPR’s Fresh Air that he hopes he will be able to talk more freely on his new show at Current TV. The liberal host of MSNBC’s Countdown gave his last broadcast for the cable news network he…

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