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Two former football players among those shot dead at pool party near Auburn University

Two former US college football players were among three people shot dead at a pool party near Auburn University, a renowned powerhouse in the sport, Alabama police said Sunday. The three victims in the incident in the southern US state were identified as Ed Christian, Ladarious Phillips and Demario Pitts,…

Woodward and Bernstein: Nixon ‘far worse’ than we thought

Almost four decades after the infamous Watergate break-in, the reporters who broke the story have concluded that then-president Richard Nixon was “far worse” than they thought. Nixon resigned in August 1974 for his administration’s role in a June 17, 1972, burglary of the Democratic National Committee headquarters at the Watergate…

Romney adviser: Obama to blame for public sector job losses

An adviser to presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney on Monday said that President Barack Obama’s policies were at fault for jobs cuts in the public sector — even though the GOP hopeful recently blasted the president for wanting to hire more firefighters, police and teachers. “He’s the president of…

Tommy Chong treating prostate cancer with ‘hemp oil’

RELATED: Hospital denies woman’s kidney transplant due to medical marijuana —— “Cheech & Chong” actor Tommy Chong on Sunday revealed that he had prostate cancer, but he says “cannabis is a cure” instead of the cause. “I was diagnosed with prostate cancer about a month ago, and I’m going to…

KKK seeks to ‘Adopt-A-Highway’ in Georgia

The state of Georgia is in a bind after a local Ku Klux Klan (KKK) group filed a request to join the state’s Adopt-A-Highway program. Records obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution show that the International Keystone Knights of the KKK in Union County has applied to “adopt” one mile of…

U.S. pair lost in New Zealand blizzard for a week

Two US students survived a week lost in a blizzard-hit New Zealand mountain range by taking regular dips in hot thermal springs they had stumbled across, rescuers said Monday. Alec Brown and Erica Klintworth, both 21, had planned a two day trek on the South Island’s rugged West Coast but ended up spending more than a…

Commerce secretary probed in hit-and-run accidents

Commerce Secretary John Bryson was under investigation Monday in connection to two separate accidents in California which involved his car and two other vehicles, police said. A statement released by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said Bryson was in the driver’s seat of a Lexus which rear-ended another car waiting at a…

Shuster rips WaPo blogger: Obama’s pot smoking not like Romney’s gay bullying

Current TV correspondent David Shuster on Sunday schooled a conservative Washington Post blogger for suggesting that President Barack Obama’s use of marijuana as a kid should be covered by the media like presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s alleged bullying of a gay student in 1965. During an appearance on…

Romney adviser criticizes Obama’s comments on eurozone crisis

A senior economic adviser to Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney has slammed president Barack Obama’s policy towards the eurozone crisis. In an op-ed in Handelsblatt, Germany’s leading business newspaper, R Glenn Hubbard, the dean of the Columbia Business School, said Obama’s strategy was “unwise” and revealed “ignorance of the causes…

Peter King: Drones ‘carry out the policies of righteousness and goodness’

House Homeland Security Chairman Peter King (R-NY) on Sunday refused to confirm the existence of U.S. drone strikes in other countries, but later insisted that the unmanned flying machines were being used to “carry out the policies of righteousness and goodness.” During an interview on CNN, host Candy noted that…

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