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Pennsylvania priest indicted for child pornography

PITTSBURGH (Reuters) – A Catholic priest already charged in state court with possessing thousands of pornographic images of young boys is due in a Pittsburgh courtroom on Friday on new federal charges, authorities said. A federal grand jury, in an indictment unsealed late on Wednesday, charged the Rev. Bartley Sorensen,…

Gingrich: I will tell NAACP to demand paychecks instead of food stamps

Speaking to a crowd at New Hampshire on Thursday, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich suggested that African Americans would rather collect food stamps than find employment. “I will go to the NAACP convention, and tell the African-American community why they should demand paychecks instead of food stamps,” he said, according…

Drunk woman rubs butt, tries to urinate on $30 million painting

A drunk Denver woman decided last week that an abstract expressionist painting worth more than $30 million was missing a little something. Carmen Lucette Tisch was arrested on charges of criminal mischief after police said she punched Clyfford Still’s “1957-J no.2″ painting. She then dropped her pants and rubbed her…

Florida Republican proposes felony charges for abortion doctors

Florida Republicans have proposed a bill that would impose felony charges against doctors who carry out abortions unless two medical professionals certify in writing before the procedure that it is medically necessary to save the mother’s life. Proposed by state Rep. Charles Van Zant, R-Palatka, House Bill 1151 would shutter…

‘Bunny Ranch’ sex workers endorse Ron Paul

Employees at Nevada’s most famous legal brothel say they are “pimpin for Paul.” Workers at the Moonlite Bunny Ranch brothel told KRNV that they are endorsing Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul because he’s for state’s rights. “If a client comes into the Bunny Ranch and says, ‘I’m pimpin for Paul,’…

McCain: Republicans ‘have to fix our problems with the Hispanics’

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney’s newest high-profile supporter says it’s time for Republicans to “fix our problems with the Hispanics.” MSNBC’s Chuck Todd on Wednesday asked Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) if Arizona would be a swing state during the 2012 presidential election. “I think that if not this election cycle,…

Santorum: I never said ‘black people’ shouldn’t get welfare

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum is denying that he ever said he didn’t want to give welfare to “black people.” In fact, he says he doesn’t even use the term “black.” Earlier this week, the former Pennsylvania senator was caught on video telling a crowd in Iowa that he didn’t…

Last US Marine faces trial over 2005 Iraq killings

After years of appeals and delays, the last US Marine charged over the 2005 killings of 24 civilians in the Iraqi town of Haditha faces a court martial on Thursday in California. United States troops may have left Iraq, but there is still unfinished business in the legal arena with…

Obama to unveil strategy for leaner US military

President Barack Obama will unveil a revised US military strategy on Thursday designed to reflect fiscal constraints and a greater focus on the potential threat posed by a rising China, officials said. The plan calls for confronting possible challenges from Iran and China with air and naval power while shifting…

‘Occupy DC’ seeks court order to avert eviction

WASHINGTON — Occupy DC applied for a court order Wednesday to head off any attempt by police in the US capital to sweep away its encampment in McPherson Square, a small park near the White House. In a request for a US District Court injunction, the protesters said it would…

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