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Corruption evil as drugs and prostitution: Interpol

Global football corruption helps drive the criminal underworld’s domination of prostitution, drug-trafficking and gun-running, an international symposium into match-fixing heard on Friday. Around 200 delegates attending the FIFA, UEFA and Interpol meeting into corruption in the sport, were told that it was crucial the match-fixers felt the full force of…

Pentagon rejects prosecutor’s request to drop 9/11 charge

The official tasked with running the Guantanamo military tribunals has rejected a prosecution recommendation to drop one of the counts faced by several detainees charged in the September 11, 2001 attacks, the Pentagon said Friday. Brigadier General Mark Martins had asked the Pentagon authority overseeing the trial to drop the…

Maher: ‘It’s not your Second Amendment rights that are under attack — it’s all the other ones’

During the last segment of Bill Maher’s show on Friday, he criticized both gun owners and liberals who appeared not to care that the majority of our civil liberties have been compromised as they duke it out over gun control. “New rule: someone has to tell America’s gun nuts to…

Maher: Second Amendment is ‘anachronistic’ and being a ‘proud gun owner’ is ‘stupid’

Bill Maher started off his first show on Friday since his hiatus with a discussion on gun control, which Maher believes is politically doomed. Maher warned the crowd at the beginning of the segment, “You’re not going to like what I have to say.” He then criticized Obama’s push for…

Danny Glover: Second Amendment comes from fear of ‘slave revolts’

Actor Danny Glover said that the Second Amendment was written to strengthen the institution of slavery and help take Native American land, in a discussion with Texas A&M students on Jan. 17, according to video of the talk posted by a conservative student group. The event was honoring Martin Luther…

European space agency considers smashing spacecraft into asteroid

European space officials are considering sending a spacecraft to smash into a small asteroid — one of the pair of orbiting rocks, named Didymos, that will sail closely past the Earth in 2022 — to see if they can throw them off course, according to Ars Technica. The idea behind…

Limbaugh defends ‘human shield’ comment: ‘The Democrats use kids as human shields all the time’

Radio host Rush Limbaugh defended on Friday previous comments that he made that claimed President Obama used children as “human shields” during his gun control announcement. “This is exactly what I meant, constantly overestimating the ability to get it and a basic intelligence of people on the left,” Limbaugh complained.…

Former Bachmann aide files complaint with FEC alleging illegal payments

A former aide for one of the GOP’s 2012 presidential hopefuls, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN), has filed a complaint with the Federal Elections Commission, reported the Star Tribune. Peter Waldron alleges that a PAC associated with Bachmann, MichelePAC, used funds to pay a longtime fundraising consultant, Guy Short, who helped…

Apple and Google chiefs face grilling on secret ‘no-poaching’ agreement

Apple chief Tim Cook and Google chairman Eric Schmidt are expected to face questioning in a lawsuit accusing Silicon Valley giants of secretly agreeing not to “poach” one another’s workers, according to officials and court documents. Plaintiffs’ attorneys said US District Court Judge Lucy Koh endorsed questioning Cook, Schmidt, as…

Fracking debate draws Yoko Ono and son to rural battlegrounds

Artists Against Fracking board bus for magical mystery tour of Pennsylvania as New York and New Jersey decisions draw near Yoko Ono might not seem the most likely bus traveller. Northern Pennsylvania, on a cold, snowy January day, might not seem a likely destination. Yet the threat of hydraulic fracturing,…

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