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Elvis Presley’s original crypt withdrawn from auction after protests

The crypt in which Elvis Presley was first buried has been withdrawn from a huge auction of sports and music memorabilia in Los Angeles following virulent protests from the King’s fans. The crypt — in which Presley was buried in 1997 before being moved to his final resting place at…

Wildfires force evacuations in the West

Wildfires have forced the evacuation of more than 1,000 homes in the western US state of Colorado, authorities said. The latest blaze broke out Saturday in Waldo Canyon national park, west of Colorado Springs, spreading out over 2,000 acres (800 hectares), according to officials. Authorities said 1,050 homes were evacuated…

NYC gay pride march marks one year of marriage rights

NEW YORK — Tens of thousands celebrated the first anniversary of the legalization of gay marriage in New York state at the annual Gay Pride March Sunday. “Let’s celebrate. We have a lot to celebrate,” said singer Cyndi Lauper, 59, the parade’s grand marshal, “Everybody can be married in New…

Members of Congress profit from stock trades in companies affected by their legislation

An analysis by the Washington Post has determined that between 2007 and 2010, 130 members of Congress or their families engaged in hundreds of millions of dollars of transactions involving stock in companies that were lobbying before their committees. This practice is neither illegal nor forbidden by Congressional ethics rules,…

Bradley Manning’s lawyer accuses prosecution of lying to the judge

The US government is deliberately attempting to prevent Bradley Manning, the alleged source of the massive WikiLeaks trove of state secrets, from receiving a fair trial, the soldier’s lawyer alleges in new court documents. David Coombs, Manning’s civilian lawyer, has made his strongest accusations yet about the conduct of the…

Orrin Hatch in the fight of his career, courtesy of the Tea Party

Sen. Orrin Hatch: Will the tea party bring him down in Utah? Two years ago, a conservative US senator in conservative Utah – three-term incumbent Bob Bennett – got the boot at the Republican state nominating convention, losing to tea party favorite Mike Lee at a time when ever having…

Hundreds protest Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s ‘tent city’ jail

LOS ANGELES — Hundreds of people have protested in the southwestern US city of Phoenix over the controversial jail tents set up by an Arizona sheriff sued for alleged discrimination against Latinos. Demonstrators sang at the candlelight vigil late Saturday and demanded the closure of the “Tent City” set up…

Al-Jazeera video breaks down military spending by the dollar

More than half of every dollar we pay into taxes goes toward military spending, according to an analysis posted by Al-Jazeera earlier this week. The video illustrates a conversation between radio host Dennis Bernstein and journalist Dave Lindorff. “People have to realize that 53 cents of every dollar that they…

Romney adviser defends Bain sending jobs to China: Obama ‘outsourcing’ to Omaha

Romney senior adviser Ed Gillespie on Sunday compared Bain Capital sending jobs overseas while Mitt Romney was the CEO to President Barack Obama’s campaign “outsourcing” telemarketing to places like Omaha, Nebraska. Appearing on CNN, Gillespie ripped The Washington Post for reporting that Bain had invested in companies that outsourced jobs…

Inmate: Sandusky heckled by other prisoners

A Pennsylvania inmate told The Daily that convicted child molester Jerry Sandusky’s reputation preceded him in the Centre County Correctional Facility – and that the other prisoners let him know about it. “At night, we were singing ‘Hey, teacher, leave those kids alone,’” said the inmate, who only identified himself…

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