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Afghan refugee sues Georgia Republican officials for ‘terrorist’ slander

Sehar Hekmati (pictured, center), a Republican activist from Georgia who came to the United States from Afghanistan as a child, filed a lawsuit last week (PDF) against several county level Republican officials, accusing them of slandering her as a “terrorist” and a “felon” in a recorded conversation, emails circulated to other…

Chuck Todd: ‘Gay money has replaced Wall Street money’ for Obama

NBC Chief White House Correspondent Chuck Todd on Monday predicted that President Barack Obama would announce his support for marriage equality before the November election because LGBT donors had become more important to his campaign than Wall Street donors. The MSNBC host said he believes that it’s no coincidence that…

Train smashes through big rig full of cotton in NC

Video has emerged of a train in North Carolina ripping in half a tractor-trailer full of cotton. A woman can be heard screaming in terror as the train quickly approaches the big rig stuck on the tracks in Kings Mountain on Friday. The driver and passenger are seen running to…

Colombian prostitute: Secret Service agents were ‘stupid brutes’

In her first television interview with U.S. media, the Colombian prostitute at the center of a scandal with U.S. Secret Service agents says that President Barack Obama’s advance team was more concerned with partying than security. “These seem like completely stupid, idiotic people,” Dania Londono Suarez told NBC’s Michelle Kosinski.…

American kidnapped in Pakistan appears in Qaeda video

Elderly US development worker Warren Weinstein has appeared in an Al-Qaeda video for the first time since he was kidnapped inPakistan just days before he meant to return home last August. The two minute, 40 second video was posted on jihadist forums by Al-Qaeda’s media arm as-Sahab on Sunday, according to the US monitoring service SITE. There is no…

Clinton presses India to cut Iran oil imports

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called on India Monday to further cut its imports of Iranian oil, saying New Delhi should use its growing clout to help isolate the Islamic republic. “India… is certainly working towards lowering purchases of Iranian oil. We commend the steps they have taken thus far,” she told an audience of school…

U.S. Treasury to sell $5 billion of AIG stock

The US Treasury is to sell $5 billion worth of shares in American International Group Inc. (AIG) in a stock offering, with the bailed-out insurer buying $2 billion. AIG, seen as a symbol of the excesses that epitomized the global financial meltdown in 2008, was saved from almost certain bankruptcy…

U.S. drone air strike kills al-Qaida terrorist wanted for USS Cole bombing

Fahd al-Quso was sentenced to 10 years in prison in 2004 over his role in the bombing, but escaped from prison a year later An al-Qaida terrorist on the run over the bombing in 2000 of the USS Cole warship has been killed by an American drone in Yemen. US…

Virginia man accused of threatening to kill President Obama

A Virginia man was arrested and charged this weekend from planning to assassinate President Barack Obama, according to the Associated Press. Christopher Hecker sent out an email to media outlets on April 19 planning to bomb the White House, Philadelphia City Hall, the former site of the World Trade Center,…

Georgia opens first jail devoted to U.S. veterans

The problem of US military veterans falling into a life of crime after returning from Iraq and Afghanistan has reached such levels that a law enforcer in Georgia has opened what is believed to be America’s first county jail devoted to veteran inmates. John Darr, the sheriff of Muscogee County…

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