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Indiana prosecutor accused of silencing Chinese woman on murder charge

Prosecutors in Indiana are being accused of trying to muzzle and intimidate a Chinese woman who has been charged with murder and attempted foeticide after she attempted to kill herself by eating rat poison while eight months pregnant. Bei Bei Shuai’s lawyer, Linda Pence, has filed papers with the Indiana…

Florida gets access to federal database for voter purge

The federal government will allow Florida elections officials to use a law enforcement database to purge non-citizens from the voting roster, according to CNN. An agreement with the Department of Homeland Security will give Florida access to the Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements (SAVE), which is typically used to gauge…

Rahm Emanuel: If Romney ‘whining’ about Bain, how will he handle China?

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel (D) on Sunday advised presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney to “stop whining” about suggestions that he broke the law or lied to voters by saying he had “retired” from Bain Capital, even though Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) documents show that he was in charge of…

Secular group chides Georgia school district for ‘lack of respect for the First Amendment’

The Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) has called on a school district in Georgia to prevent teachers and other officials from promoting Christianity to their students. “School-aged children are a captive audience,” the group wrote in a letter to Houston County Schools. “They are young, impressionable, and vulnerable to social…

Joe Paterno loses his halo

A famous mural on the campus of Penn State University is making several alterations reflecting the results of the report detailing its’ leaders’ failure to prevent Jerry Sandusky’s crimes, NBC News reports. Among the university luminaries seen on the mural on the university bookstore are former university president Graham Spanier…

Adviser claims Romney ‘retired retroactively’ from Bain

A senior adviser for Mitt Romney says that President Barack Obama will “say or do anything” to keep his job, including accusing the presumptive Republican presidential candidate of being in charge of Bain Capital when they helped send American jobs to China and other countries. Ed Gillespie on Sunday lashed…

Bill Kristol: Romney ‘crazy’ not to release tax returns

Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol on Sunday called on presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney to follow in his father’s footsteps and release more than just one or two years of tax returns. “He should release the tax returns tomorrow,” the neoconservative pundit told Fox News’ Brit Hume. “It’s crazy.…

Japan offers glimpse of history in MacArthur’s office

For six years US General Douglas MacArthur was lord of all he surveyed as supreme commander of the Allied forces in occupied Japan, gazing over Tokyo from a building requisitioned from an insurance company. Now, more than 60 years after Japan began governing itself again, his office is being opened…

FDA spied extensively on its scientists’ private emails

The Food and Drug Administration carried out a broad spying operation on some of its own scientists’ private emails, creating something akin to an enemies list of employees who had complained to Congress, journalists and others, according to documents uncovered by the New York Times. According to the Times, the…

Bill Murray’s minor league baseball team to celebrate atheism night

For one night, Minnesota’s St. Paul Saints will become the St. Paul Aints as the independent league baseball team celebrates atheism and other assorted skepticism with their Night of Unbelievable Fun. Sponsored by the Minnesota Atheists and American Atheists, the team will don special jerseys with the usual “Saints” script replaced…

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