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Texas nurse kills mother and steals her newborn

CHICAGO — A Texas nurse has been charged with murder for shooting a young mother and kidnapping her three-day-old baby outside a pediatrician’s office, officials said Wednesday. Verna McClain, 30, had recently suffered a miscarriage but did not tell her fiance about it, local media reported. She allegedly kidnapped the…

Bernie Sanders: Congress spends day and night worrying about the wealthy

At a congressional summit Wednesday about the Citizens United decision, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) said the U.S. Congress was only concerned about the “wealthy and powerful” because of the influence of campaign contributions. “This country faces enormous problems, the middle-class is declining, poverty is increasing, we’re worried about global warming,…

Supreme Court: Law says organizations cannot be sued for torture

The United States Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that a law on the books since 1991 precludes organizations, both political and corporate, from sued for torture or murder outside of the U.S. In a unanimous ruling on Mohamad v. Palestinian Authority (PDF), Justice Sonia Sotomayor said that the careful text of…

Secret Service to interview Ted Nugent Thursday

Conservative rocker Ted Nugent has confirmed that he will meet with the Secret Service on Thursday to determine if remarks he made were a threat to President Barack Obama’s life. “We actually have heard from the Secret Service and they have a duty,” Nugent told radio host Glenn Beck on…

New judge appointed in Zimmerman trial

At the behest of the attorney of George Zimmerman, Jr., Circuit Judge Jessica Recksiedler has recused herself from the case stemming from the February shooting of teenager Trayvon Martin, according to the Orlando Sentinel. Judge Recksiedler’s husband is a law partner of attorney Mark NeJame, who has been hired to…

Lawsuit: Former Bain execs fired employees for not being Mormon

Former executives from Bain Capital, a company founded by presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, have been accused of firing six out of seven members of a management team for not belonging to the Mormon church. David McCurdy and four other co-plaintiffs are suing Sorenson Capital Partners (SCP), Care Holding…

Overreach on sex offenders makes Americans’ lives living hell

Around two years ago, six ICE agents entered the home of a 20-year-old man named Adam while he was sleeping. They put a gun to his head and informed him they had a warrant to search his premises for child pornography. Adam is a musician and was a frequent user…

Arpaio blames ‘illegal aliens’ after seizing ton of pot — but makes no arrests

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio on Tuesday cited “illegal aliens” after seizing a ton of marijuana even though no arrests were made. “Nearly a ton of marijuana with a street value of over $1 million was seized late last night by Maricopa County Sheriff’s deputies near Highway 238 in Mobile,…

Palin: ‘Frack, baby, frack’ a ‘very important’ policy

Half-term Republican Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin on Tuesday blasted President Barack Obama as “ignorant” on energy policy, saying he wasn’t doing enough to support “drill, baby, drill” and “frack, baby, frack.” During a Tuesday interview on Fox News, Palin avoided praising Obama’s efforts to crack down on oil speculators, while…

Ted Nugent defends remarks: ‘I’m a black Jew at a Nazi-Klan rally’

Conservative rocker Ted Nugent on Tuesday defended his violent remarks against Democrats and President Barack Obama that have gotten the attention of the Secret Service and prompted the Democratic National Committee (DNC) chairwoman to call on presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney speak out. “This is the Saul Alinsky ‘Rules…

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