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Navy to shift most of fleet to Pacific by 2020

The United States will shift the majority of its naval fleet to the Pacific by 2020 as part of a new strategic focus on Asia, Pentagon chief Leon Panetta told a summit in Singapore. The decision to deploy more ships to the Pacific Ocean, along with expanding a network of…

Clinton says his remarks on Romney were ‘twisted’

When former President Bill Clinton told told CNN on Thursday that presumptive Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney “had a sterling business career,” his words were quickly taken as undermining the Obama campaign’s attacks on Romney’s “job-killing” record at Bain Capital. On Friday, however, Clinton used an appearance at a rally…

Dow Jones takes 275 point hit after bad jobs report

NEW YORK — US stocks dropped more than two percent Friday, with the Dow turning negative for the year for the first time, after poor labor market figures showing a meager 69,000 jobs were added in May. That combined with dismal data on industry from the US, Europe, China and…

Connecticut Gov. signs nation’s most restrictive medical marijuana bill into law

With Gov. Dannel Malloy’s (D) signature on Friday, Connecticut became the 17th state to allow doctors to recommend marijuana for medical uses, setting up what will be the most restrictive regulatory framework for dispensing the drug anywhere in the nation. “For years, we’ve heard from so many patients with chronic…

U.S. military further investigating crass treatment of bodies in Afghanistan

The US military said Friday it was probing allegations of further misconduct by a Marine unit in Afghanistan that triggered outrage after members were seen in a video urinating on bloodstained corpses. US leaders in January condemned the behavior of the Marine unit and promised a full investigation. In the…

U.S. auto sales strong in May

Chrysler and Volkswagen posted nearly 30 percent sales increases for May on Friday and Toyota rebounded 87 percent from its earthquake-forced shutdown a year ago as Detroit proved resistant to the slow US economy. Ford, General Motors and Nissan also reported double-digit increases as May’s figures for the US auto…

Florida judge orders Zimmerman back to jail

At a hearing Friday afternoon, Seminole County Circuit Court Judge Kenneth Lester Jr. revoked a bond keeping George Zimmerman out of jail, giving him 48 hours to surrender to authorities and return to jail pending his criminal trial. Prosecutors claimed that Zimmerman had “misrepresented” his financial situation and “deceived the…

Southern Baptist ‘ethics chief’ reprimanded for racial remarks and plagiarism

Richard Land, the president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, was officially reprimanded twice on Friday and had his radio show canceled following a series of racial remarks and about Trayvon Martin’s slaying and evidence that he had plagiarized conservative publications. “We reprimand Dr. Land for…

Live Action edited key information out of anti-abortion video

Thursday Live Action released a much-touted “gendercide” video that tried to paint Planned Parenthood as an organization that encourages women to “kill girls.” The video was released on the same day the House of Representatives voted on a bill that would ban sex-selective abortion. Democrats defeated the Prenatal Non-Discrimination Act…

CDC denies rumors of zombie apocalypse

A man in Miami chews the face off another man, allegedly while under some kind of drug-induced psychosis. Another man in New Jersey goes insane and slices his belly open, then throws his own intestines at police. Yet another man in Maryland admits to eating his roommate’s heart and brain. A…

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