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Walmart replaces Latin American chief after Mexico scandal

Walmart announced Friday it is replacing the head of its Latin America unit as the company faces probes for alleged bribery in its Mexico operations. Walmart said Eduardo Solorzano, who had overseen a rapid and powerful expansion in Mexico in the early 2000s that is clouded by allegations of corrupt…

NYPD ‘looking into’ drones to survey crowds

New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said on Thursday that his police force is “looking into” using drones to survey demonstrations, reported DNAinfo. During an interview at the 92nd Street Y in New York City with Reuters News’ editor-in-chief, Kelly explained the need to look into “anything that helps…

Krugman: Recession ‘gratuitous’ because if Congress created jobs program it ‘would all be over’

Paul Krugman, the New York Times columnist, economics professor at Princeton University and Nobel prize winner talked to Bill Moyers on Jan. 11 about what he believes is the best path forward to a strong economic recovery. Moyers started by noting that 235,000 signed a petition that said Krugman should…

Satanists organize rally in support of Florida governor Rick Scott

Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s stance on religious liberty likely won accolades from conservative Evangelicals, but he was probably not expecting to be lauded by Satanists as well. Yet a group of Satanists in the Sunshine State will actually hold a rally in support of Scott on Jan. 25, reported Politicker.…

Porn film makers sue over LA condom law

US porn filmmakers sued Los Angeles County on Friday over a new law requiring adult movie actors to wear condoms on set, arguing that it is unconstitutional. The lawsuit was filed in federal court by porn giant Vivid Entertainment, Califa Productions and actors Kayden Kross and Logan Pierce against so-called…

Woman convicted of child pornography linked to anti-gay group

A woman will receive at least 25 years in prison after being convicted of videotaping two men having sex with her 14-year-old daughter, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center. Biron claimed on her Facebook page (which has been removed) that she had worked with the Alliance Defending Freedom, which…

Facebook tests charging $100 to send Mark Zuckerberg a message

Facebook confirmed Friday it was dabbling with charging members as much as $100 to get messages to the inboxes of strangers such as social network co-founder and chief Mark Zuckerberg. “We are testing some extreme price points to see what works to filter spam,” Facebook said in response to an…

DREAM activist’s mother and brother arrested after raid (UPDATED)

Immigration officials arrested the family of an activist fighting for immigration reform on Thursday, reported Talking Points Memo. After raiding the home of Erika Andiola — who co-founded the DRM Action Coalition and is an outspoken advocate of the DREAM Act, which would offer young undocumented individuals a pathway to…

Key witness in Bradley Manning WikiLeaks trial defends Reddit thread

Lauren McNamara says ‘none of this is private information’ while discussing her online conversations with Manning in 2009 A former confidante of the WikiLeaks suspect Bradley Manning has defended her decision to hold an online Q&A about the soldier’s forthcoming trial, despite her having been named as a key defence…

State suspends gun permit for CEO who said he would ‘start killing people’ over gun control

The CEO of a weapons and tactical training company has had his gun permit suspended by the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security after he published a video on YouTube in which he threatened to “start killing people” if President Obama pushes forward with increased gun control, reported News…

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