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Winklevoss twins end appeal of Facebook settlement

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Olympic rowing twins Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss have decided not to appeal to the Supreme Court a ruling upholding their $65 million settlement with Facebook Inc and its founder Mark Zuckerberg, signaling the possible end of the long-running dispute. The 2008 accord was intended to resolve a feud over whether Zuckerberg stole…

Prize-winning reporter Jose Antonio Vargas reveals he’s in U.S. illegally

WASHINGTON — A former reporter for The Washington Post who shared a Pulitzer Prize for his coverage of the Virginia Tech massacre has written another extraordinary story: his own. Jose Antonio Vargas, 30, revealed in a 4,300-word article published in The New York Times magazine on Wednesday that he is…

Report: O’Keefe took $100 from man claiming to be crack pipe dealer

Conservative media prankster James O’Keefe accepted $100 from a man who claimed to be a crack pipe dealer during the RightOnline conference, according to a report in the notorious Buffalo Beast. Of course, the man wasn’t really a crack pipe salesman: he’s Ian Murphy, the gonzo journalist who posed as…

PolitiFact rates Jon Stewart’s remark about Fox News misinformation as ‘false’

The fact-checking website PolitiFact gave Jon Stewart a “false” rating on its Truth-O-Meter for claiming that Fox News viewers were consistently the most misinformed group of media consumers, but admitted Tuesday that a slew of readers had criticized their analysis. “Who are the most consistently misinformed media viewers?” Stewart, host…

Van Jones at Netroots Nation: ‘We are the deep patriots, they are the cheap patriots’

Environmental activist Van Jones, a former advisor to President Barack Obama, rallied the crowd with a keynote speech Saturday afternoon at the Netroots Nation conference in Minneapolis. “I’m sick of us getting kicked around, folks. I’m sick and tired of it,” he told the crowd. Jones accused banks and oil…

WATCH LIVE: Van Jones keynote speech at Netroots Nation

Van Jones, environmental activist and former advisor to President Barack Obama, is delivering the Saturday afternoon keynote at the Netroots Nation conference. The speech is scheduled to begin at 1:00 p.m. ET. Watch it live with Raw Story, courtesy of Free Speech TV. freespeechtv on livestream.com. Broadcast Live Free…

LulzSec manifesto promises to continue ‘causing mayhem and chaos throughout the Internet’

WASHINGTON — Computer hackers who have hit the websites of the CIA, US Senate, Sony and others during a month-long rampage said Friday that they were staging the attacks for their own entertainment. “You find it funny to watch havoc unfold, and we find it funny to cause it,” the…

Olbermann: New show looks to reclaim independence of TV news

Speaking to reporters Friday, former MSNBC host Keith Olbermann said his new show on the Current TV network would look to reclaim something that’s long since vanished from television newsrooms: independence. “What we’re trying to do is something that is utterly different than what has been done with television news…

Target hired union actors for anti-union propaganda video

Hollywood is so fake. Two actors who appeared in an anti-union propaganda video for mega-retailer Target, which made waves on the Internet this week after being released by Gawker, have been discovered to be a part of the very evils their scripts warned so sternly about: labor unions. And in…

Which GOP superstars are attending Glenn Beck’s Jerusalem rally?

Soon-to-be-former Fox News host Glenn Beck is in the process of planning his upcoming rally in Israel, and according to one report, the guest list will be an unholy mash-up of conservative notables. The August 24 rally “to restore courage” (sequel to last summer’s “rally to restore honor” Beck threw…

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