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Kansas finds its Mega Millions winner

The world-record $656 million Mega Millions jackpot has found a winner in Kansas, but two-thirds of the winnings have yet to be claimed a full week after the lottery was drawn. Kansas lottery chief Dennis Wilson said his state’s winner turned up at his offices in Topeka shortly before noon Friday with a lawyer…

National Review writer ignites firestorm over ‘disgusting rant’ on race

Conservative columnist writes piece urging parents of ‘nonblack’ children to shield kids from contact with black Americans The conservative columnist and author John Derbyshire has prompted outrage after penning an article in which he urges white and Asian parents to tell their children to avoid contact with black Americans they…

Wisconsin Republican: Gender discrimination in workplace is a myth

Wisconsin state senator Glenn Grothman (R-West Bend) wants women to know that the whole concept of wage discrimination is all in their heads. “It’s an underreported problem,” Grothman told The Daily Beast, “but a huge number of discrimination claims are baseless.  Most of them are filed by fired employees, and…

Will Santorum surge — or sink — in Pennsylvania?

The rally here began — as most Rick Santorum campaign events do — with a prayer. But barring divine intervention, it will take a change of heart by much of Pennsylvania’s diverse electorate to help the religious arch-conservative win his home state and stay in the hunt for the Republican…

Armed neo-Nazis patrol the streets of Sanford, looking for race riots

Heavily armed neo-Nazis are said to be patrolling the streets of Sanford, Florida to protect “white citizens in the area” in case of race riots. According to a blog at the Miami New Times, the patrols were initiated by Jeff Schoep of the Detroit-based National Socialist Movement in response to…

Rick Santorum’s daughter hospitalized again

WASHINGTON — The youngest daughter of Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum, who suffers from a rare genetic disorder, has again been hospitalized, his campaign said Friday. “Rick and his wife Karen have taken their daughter Bella to the hospital,” spokesman Hogan Gidley said in a statement. “The family requests prayers…

Navy jet crashes into Virginia apartment building

WASHINGTON — A US Navy F-18 fighter jet crashed just after take-off Friday, plunging into a low-rise Virginia apartment building and triggering a massive inferno but injuring only six people, officials said. The two crew members ejected from the jet which hit a populated area in the eastern coastal tourist…

Activists promise to challenge Houston’s ban on feeding homeless

The Houston City Council voted this week to require prior permission before any citizen may distribute food to five or more people on public property, but local activists are preparing to fight back — and hard. While the ordinance passed Wednesday night by an 11-6 vote was drastically stripped down…

Gov. Scott Walker repeals Wisconsin Equal Pay law

With little fanfare, union-busting Gov. Scott Walker (R-WI) yesterday signed a repeal of Wisconsin’s equal pay act, which gave people who discover they’ve been discriminated against more time to file suit and the right to do so outside of federal courts. The Equal Pay Enforcement Act was passed in 2009 and gave…

Board rules that Marine who called Obama the ‘enemy’ should be discharged

A US Marine faces possible dismissal after posting critical remarks on Facebook about US President Barack Obama, with a review board recommending a less than honorable discharge. Sergeant Gary Stein, 26, a nine-year veteran, posted comments on Facebook and other websites calling Obama a coward and “the economic and religious…

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