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NASA picks Florida agency to take over shuttle landing strip

By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) – NASA has selected Space Florida, a state-backed economic development agency, to take over operations, maintenance and development of the space shuttle’s idled landing site at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, officials said on Friday. Terms of the agreement, which have not…

Protester vandalizes masterpiece by artist John Constable

John Constable’s masterpiece “The Hay Wain” was attacked in Britain’s National Gallery on Friday by a protester believed to be linked to the campaign group Fathers4Justice. A man was arrested at the prestigious gallery after gluing a 10-centimetre (four-inch) photograph of a young boy to the 1821 landscape. The National…

Judge blocks Michigan benefits ban for same-sex workers

(Reuters) – In a victory for supporters of gay rights, public employers in Michigan can offer benefits such as health coverage to same-sex domestic partners after a federal judge ruled Friday that a state law banning the practice is unconstitutional. U.S. District Court Judge David Lawson found that a Michigan…

Police arrest third man in Aaron Hernandez murder case

BOSTON (Reuters) – A man wanted by Massachusetts in connection with a murder case against former professional football player Aaron Hernandez has surrendered in Miramar, Florida, police said on Friday. Ernest Wallace is suspected of being an “accessory after the fact” in the killing of Odin Lloyd, 27, a semi-pro…

British embassy flies the flag for gay pride in France

Britain’s embassy building in Paris will be adorned by a rainbow flag this weekend in an official show of support for gay pride marches scheduled to take place in the French capital and London. The celebration of LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transsexual) pride in Paris will be the first…

House committee votes to hold IRS official Lois Lerner in contempt

By Kim Dixon WASHINGTON (Reuters) – An IRS official effectively waived her right not to testify about the tax agency’s targeting of conservative groups, a Republican-led congressional committee concluded on Friday in a vote that cleared the way for Congress to hold her in contempt. Lois Lerner, former head of…

Bipartisan group of senators want public answers on government surveillance

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – More than a quarter of the Senate’s members asked the top intelligence official on Friday to release more information on the government’s bulk collection of data on Americans’ communications. Led by Senator Ron Wyden, an Oregon Democrat who has long hinted at the broad scope of the…

Witness describes Travon Martin’s fatal struggle with Zimmerman

By Barbara Liston SANFORD, Florida (Reuters) – A witness in the murder trial of neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman testified on Friday that he saw Trayvon Martin on top of Zimmerman during a struggle that led to the unarmed black teenager’s shooting death in a central Florida gated community last year.…

Mick Jagger admits his career as Rolling Stone isn’t ‘intellectually demanding’ like teaching

Mick Jagger admitted on Friday he has found his career in the Rolling Stones “intellectually undemanding” and sometimes wishes he had stuck to his original idea of becoming a teacher. Jagger, who will front the Stones in their first ever appearance at Britain’s Glastonbury festival on Saturday, said he had…

Russian channel censored WWII series documenting ‘dark side’ of Soviet war effort

A Russian director of an acclaimed series about World War II on Friday slammed a state channel’s “crude and petty” censorship of his film, after it aired with crucial scenes missing. Nikolai Dostal, the director of 11-part series Shtrafbat about penal military units used by the Soviet army, said the…

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