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Pelosi says Hillary Clinton is ‘our shot’ for 2016

In an interview published Sunday, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) calls Secretary of State Hillary Clinton “our shot” for Democrats in the 2016 presidential election, saying that after Clinton has taken time off to relax and reflect, she’ll find the prospect of national leadership irresistable. “Why wouldn’t she run?”…

Louisiana GOP spirals into chaos as Ron Paul delegates injured, arrested

Several supporters of Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) sustained injuries while being arrested during the Louisiana Republican Party’s state convention over the weekend, in a conflict that engulfed the meeting after Paul’s supporters overwhelmed other delegates and voted in new leadership, only to be ignored. Former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA) won…

Man in zombie costume nearly shot while pranking Miami residents

A Russian man is now warning people not to dress up as zombies and chase Miami residents after he was nearly shot while attempting it as part of an ill-conceived viral video project. Vitaly Zdorovetskiy, who says he came to the United States in 2004 to become an actor, posted…

U.S. government withholds documents in Manning’s Wikileaks case

The US government is in possession of 250,000 pages of documents relating to the transmission of state secrets to whistleblower website WikiLeaks, which it is refusing to disclose to defence lawyers representing the alleged source of the leaks, Bradley Manning. Manning’s civilian lawyer, David Coombs, has lodged a motion with…

Miss Ohio: Prostitute in ‘Pretty Woman’ is a ‘very positive role’ for women

Miss Ohio Audrey Bolte on Sunday cited Julia Roberts’ prostitute character in the film Pretty Woman as a role where women were portrayed in an “accurate and positive way.” “Do you think women are depicted in movies and on television in an accurate and positive way? And please give us…

Florida defies DOJ order to stop purging voter rolls

Florida says it will defy an order from the US justice department to stop purging its voter roll of people the state claims may not be American citizens. The justice department has warned that the practice, which critics describe as “voter suppression” by Florida’s Republican administration aimed at stripping the…

Comedian Bill Maher reveals NY Mets ownership stake

Comedian Bill Maher, a New York native and life-long supporter of the New York Mets, revealed that he has purchased a minority ownership stake in the Major League Baseball club. The 56-year-old television show host said he made the purchase months ago, but would not say for how much. Shares of the club were put up…

Zimmerman returns to jail after bail revoke

A neighborhood watch volunteer accused of shooting dead an unarmed black teenager in Florida was in jail Monday after a judge revoked his bail for allegedly misleading the court. George Zimmerman, 28, faces second degree murder charges over the death of Trayvon Martin, 17, who was heading home from a…

Trailer park residents battle eviction by fracking industry

The residents of the Riverdale Mobile Home Park in Jersey Shore, Pennsylvania are fighting to prevent their eviction by a water withdrawal facility serving the “fracking” industry. The conflict has been ongoing since last February, when the owner of the land on which the trailer park is situated sold it…

Five bodies found in burned car on Arizona drug smuggling route

LOS ANGELES — Five bodies burnt beyond recognition have been found in the smoldering wreckage of an SUV on a popular drug trafficking route in the Arizona desert near the US-Mexico border, officials said. Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu said he suspected the incident that took place off Interstate 8,…

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