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Putin ally Sobyanin wins tight Moscow election, challenger Navalny cries foul

Moscow’s pro-Kremlin mayor was set to win tight elections Sunday in the Russian capital, just escaping a second-round run-off after a strong challenge from protest leader Alexei Navalny, who denounced the results as falsified. Initial results showed that Sergei Sobyanin, a leading ally of President Vladimir Putin, would narrowly win…

NAACP chief Ben Jealous resigns

NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous has resigned his post effective at the end of the year to spend more time with his family and to seek academic opportunities, the civil rights organization announced in a statement Sunday. Jealous, 40, first took the reins of the group in 2008…

Former Marine recovering after fight with three beach bullies in Florida

Video of the savage beating of a former Marine who stood up to three men bullying a 14-year-old child in Palm Beach, Florida earlier this year has gone viral. Wen Jones, 43, of Jupiter, Fla., required surgery for fracture under his eye after confronting the three beach bullies who had…

Arizona Tea Party attendees jostle videographer at rally on capitol grounds

First, a hand goes up in front of the camera. Then two. Then a jacket is held up to screen the shot. A woman is heard saying “block him.” As Dennis Gilman, a Phoenix-area independent videographer continues to record, several people surround him at the We Are America Tour and…

13 children injured on amusement park ride in Connecticut

At least 13 children have been taken to the hospital with injuries as a swing-style ride at a three-day festival Sunday afternoon in Norwalk, Conn. The swing ride in the Kids Cove section of the festival apparently lost power “causing the children on the ride to forcefully fall to the…

Iowa to allow the blind to carry guns in public

Lawmakers and law enforcement officials in Iowa are debating the merits of issuing blind citizens permits to acquire and carry concealed firearms. The legality of such permits is unquestionable: state law doesn’t allow sheriffs to discriminate on the basis of physical ability. Moreover, as Jane Hudson, the executive director of…

DC’s elderly residents lose their homes for forgetting to pay as little as $134 in taxes

The Washington Post published the results of a 10-month investigation into an unpaid housing-tax recovery program in D.C. that has led to over 200 residents losing their homes and another 1,200 active foreclosure cases. When a homeowner fails to pay taxes on their property, the city sells the amount of…

Syria chemical weapons attack not ordered by Assad, says German press

Bild am Sonntag cites high-level German surveillance source suggesting Syrian president was not personally behind attacks President Bashar al-Assad did not personally order last month’s chemical weapons attack near Damascus that has triggered calls for US military intervention, and blocked numerous requests from his military commanders to use chemical weapons…

Egyptian army launches new air strikes on Sinai militants

Egyptian military helicopters carried out a second day of air raids on Sunday in the Sinai Peninsula, where they are facing an insurgency by Islamist militants, witnesses said. Apache helicopters hit targets in north Sinai near the Rafah border crossing with the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip, witnesses said. The army said…

Eighteen-year-old honor student shot by family friend in ‘extremely tragic’ prank

Premila Lal, an 18-year-old Colorado track star and honors student, was shot and killed when she tried to play a prank on a friend. Lal’s father, Praveen, told KDVR that his daughter and her 12-year-old cousin entered their old house in order to surprise her 15-year-old brother. They hid in…

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