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U.S. will judge Iran on ‘actions’ after IAEA deal

WASHINGTON — The United States gave a cool reception Tuesday to a mooted deal between the IAEA and Iran, saying the agreement marked a “step forward” but stating that Tehran would be judged on its actions. International Atomic Energy Agency chief Yukiya Amano said upon returning from Tehran that he…

Biden rips Romney’s social policy: ‘We will not go back to the 1950s!’

Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday warned that presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s social polices would take the U.S. back to the 1950s. Speaking to supporters in Keene, New Hampshire, Biden noted that his speech would focus on the economy but he also wanted to make a point about…

Transatlantic US Airways passenger detained in Maine for suspicious behavior

A transatlantic US Airways flight from Paris to Charlotte has been diverted to an airport in Maine after reports of a passenger acting suspiciously. Two F-15 fighters were scrambled to escort the plane into the airport at Bangor, according to the North American Aerospace Defense Command (Norad). The transportation security…

Newt Gingrich’s private ventures going bankrupt

There were many during former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich (R-GA)’s ill-starred run for the presidential nomination who speculated that the candidate was never serious about running, but was rather using the platform to sell books and make money. If that was actually the case, then that plan was…

Oil prices drop in the face of stronger U.S. dollar

Oil recoiled Tuesday, hit by profit-taking and the stronger dollar on the eve of an informal meeting in Brussels where the eurozone’s crippling sovereign debt crisis will top of the agenda. Financial markets were also under pressure after Fitch slashed Japan’s credit rating by two notches on Tuesday, citing its…

Presidential foundation threatens legal action over Reagan blood vial auction

The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation is threatening legal action to prevent a vial of the late US president’s blood being sold in an online auction, calling it a “craven act.” The foundation’s executive director John Heubusch voiced outrage over the sale of the blood — dating from the 1981 assassination…

KKK invites NC residents to ‘whites only’ cross burning

Residents in Reidsville, North Carolina have begun receiving fliers inviting them to a May 26 Ku Klux Klan cross burning intended for “white people only.” Reidsville Police Department Captain Ken Hanks confirmed to Raw Story that people in several neighborhoods had reported receiving the invitations. Asked if the fliers had…

Gay Virginia prosecutor may still have shot at judgeship

Tracy Thorne-Begland, the openly gay Virginia prosecutor who was denied a judgeship earlier this month by legislators concerned that his orientation might affect the way he interprets the law, might still have a chance at the job.  According to the Richmond Times-Dispatch, when the legislature rejects a candidate for judgeship,…

Clyburn: Romney was ‘raping companies’ at Bain

House Assistant Minority Leader James Clyburn (D-SC) on Tuesday said that it was fair for the Obama campaign to go after presumptive Republican presidential Mitt Romney’s record of “raping companies” and then setting up Swiss bank accounts while he was the head of a private equity firm. Appearing on NBC’s…

DOJ accepts ruling that transgender bias is illegal

The Department of Justice (DOJ) accepted Monday a ruling from Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) that claims gender identity discrimination is a type of sex discrimination that is illegal under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. According to Metro Weekly, the April 20th ruling from the EEOC…

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