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Michael Moore ‘thrilled that the Osama bin Laden era’ has ended

Liberal filmmaker Michael Moore may have criticized the killing of terrorist leader Osama bin Laden, but that doesn’t mean he too didn’t feel some relief at his passing. “When I heard the news a week ago Sunday, I immediately felt great. I felt relief,” he wrote in an essay published…

Japan to abandon nuclear power expansions, focus on green technology

Japan’s prime minister announced yesterday that further expansions of nuclear energy in the nation is now officially off the table, namely due to the ongoing disaster at the Fukushima nuclear power plant, which was crippled in March by a massive tsunami wave. The announcement means that an additional 14 nuclear…

Fox News accidentally debunks its own attacks on ‘vile’ rapper Common

In the days since popular rap artist Common would be invited to a White House poetry event, Fox News personalities have been voicing their protests. The network’s editorial site, Fox Nation, even published an article headlined “Michelle Obama Hosting Vile Rapper at the White House?” The site apparently objected to…

NPR joins AP in demanding visual proof of Osama bin Laden’s death

Shortly after the White House announced that it had conducted an operation that killed terrorist leader Osama bin Laden, news organizations began clammoring for visual proof. The Associated Press, Politico and Fox News were among them, along with a host of advocacy groups. Yesterday, National Public Radio (NPR) said it…

Obama approval rockets to 60% as majority says he deserves reelection

A new poll by The Associated Press has found that a full 60 percent of Americans say they approve of the job President Barack Obama is doing — his highest rating in two years. Poll figures showed that the president has improved dramatically in the minds of most voters across…

7.5 million Facebook users are under 13: study

WASHINGTON (AFP) – Some 7.5 million of the 20 million minors who used Facebook in the past year were younger than 13, and a million of them were bullied, harassed or threatened on the site, a study released Tuesday said. More than five million Facebook users were 10 years old…

Fox Contributor: ‘Cult of victimology’ around rape stifles debate

Kirsten Powers, a Fox News and Daily Beast contributor and former Clinton Administration official, became the latest women to jump on the anti-”Slutwalk” bandwagon following pop singer Rebecca St. James’ assertion that women are “asking for sex if they’re dressed immodestly” and should refrain from doing so if they don’t…

News organizations press White House to release visual proof of bin Laden’s death

The Associated Press and other news organizations have officially taken the position that President Barack Obama should release visual proof of Osama bin Laden’s death, claiming that without this level of transparency the White House is essentially deciding what is and is not newsworthy. In an interview with The Atlantic…

Facebook driving more traffic to news sites: study

WASHINGTON — Facebook is driving an increasing amount of traffic to news sites but Google remains the top referring service, according to a study published on Monday. The study by the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism looked at the behaviour of news consumers online during the first…

New Florida gun law muzzles pediatricians, health care workers

A pending law in Florida would make it illegal for pediatricians to ask families whether guns are being safely kept in their patients’ homes. Supporters of the NRA-backed measure insist that questions by doctors and other health care professionals amount to an invasion of privacy and a violation of their…

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