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Medical records show Zimmerman had injuries on night of Martin killing

George Zimmerman suffered a fractured nose, two black eyes, cuts to the back of his head and a back injury on the night he shot and killed Trayvon Martin, according to a doctor who examined him the day after the fatal confrontation. A medical report newly released by prosecutors in…

‘Ex-gay’ group accuses Maryland school superintendent of ‘hate speech’

A group that claims LGBT people can change their sexual orientation has filed a complaint against the the superintendent of the Montgomery County Board of Education in Maryland over alleged sexual orientation discrimination. Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays and Gays (PFOX) Executive Director Regina Griggs told Raw Story that School…

350-pound man calls police after all-you-can-eat restaurant cuts him off

An unusually large man in Wisconsin called the police recently after an all-you-can-eat buffet restaurant decided he’d had enough fried fish and cut him off at 20 pieces. Standing 6-foot-6 and weighing 350 pounds, Bill Wisth certainly looks like trouble for any buffet restaurant. Chuck’s Place in Thiensville, Wisconsin recently…

Pro-pot attorney general candidate wins Oregon primary

A former state judge and medical marijuana advocate won an overwhelming victory in an Oregon Democratic primary election on Tuesday night after her opponent, a former U.S. Attorney, became best known for his role in helping raid and shut down medical marijuana dispensaries in states that legally permit them. Former…

Romney wins Oregon, Nebraska primaries

Presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney won primary ballots in Oregon and Nebraska, partial results showed, moving him a step closer to winning his party’s formal White House nomination. Romney won 73 percent of the vote in Oregon against 12.2 percent for Ron Paul, who suspended active campaigning this week, and 5.7 percent for Newt Gingrich, according to results from…

Maddow blasts Fox News for accusing Obama of ‘political terrorism’

MSNBC host Rachel Maddow on Tuesday night slammed Fox News over their “hyped up” coverage of Romney campaign national finance committee co-chair Frank VanderSloot. “What they are doing this time is that they are trying to take us on a new national trip, like they’ve done before, but their new…

Romney slams Obama over ‘prairie fire’ of debt

WASHINGTON — Republican White House hopeful Mitt Romney Tuesday accused President Barack Obama of doing nothing to douse a “prairie fire of debt” as he previewed a new economic message in a key swing state. Romney, seeking to make November’s election a referendum on the stuttering economic recovery presided over…

U.S. will not return illegally adopted Guatemalan girl

WASHINGTON — The United States Tuesday refused to return to Guatemala a girl illegally adopted by a US couple in 2006 because at the time the South American nation had not yet signed onto an international treaty. “We can’t accept cases under the Hague Convention on abduction if the treaty…

Pentagon restricts flights of F-22 jets over safety worries

WASHINGTON — US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has ordered the Air Force to restrict flights of its most advanced fighter jet, the F-22, after some pilots complained of dizzy spells and blackouts, officials said Tuesday. Since 2008, officials say at least a dozen F-22 pilots have reported suffering a lack…

Congress renews U.S. export bank

WASHINGTON — Congress approved a bill Tuesday renewing the charter of the US Export-Import Bank for three years and raising the ceiling on its financing guarantees from $100 billion to $140 billion. The Senate approved the text 78-20 after the House of Representatives backed the measure last week in a…

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