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Trial opens for alleged New York bomb plotter

NEW YORK — The high-profile trial began Monday of a man accused of being part of a New York trio that was only “days” from bombing the city’s crowded subway to take revenge for the US war in Afghanistan. The trial in Brooklyn features quintessential New York immigrant Muslims who…

Limbaugh: Barbara Boxer supports ‘murdering women before they’re born’

Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh on Monday blasted Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-FL) as someone who supports “murdering women before they’re born” after she recently claimed that the Republican “war on women” was real. In an op-ed for Politico over the weekend, the Democratic senator wrote that “Republicans have launched a…

Chamber of Commerce: ‘Buffett Rule’ an attempt to instigate ‘class warfare’ debate

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce on Monday urged senators in Washington, D.C. to vote against the Paying a Fair Share Act of 2012, claiming it would hurt economic growth. “With more than eight million Americans unemployed, Congress should reject attempts to instigate a debate on class warfare and focus on…

Two Louisiana men mark 40th anniversary in solitary confinement

“I can make about four steps forward before I touch the door,” Herman Wallace says as he describes the cell in which he has lived for the past 40 years. “If I turn an about-face, I’m going to bump into something. I’m used to it, and that’s one of the…

Wisconsin Supreme Court won’t take up voter ID case

The Wisconsin Supreme Court refused to take up appeals to the state’s new voter ID law Monday, but an advocate against the law remained hopeful that they would take up the case in the future. The law, which requires residents to show photo ID in order to vote, was blocked…

Democrats and Republicans support Colorado’s marijuana legalization push

During their state convention last weekend, Colorado Democrats adopted a party platform that officially calls for the legalization of marijuana, stopping just short of endorsing the Amendment 64, a statewide ballot initiative which seeks to accomplish exactly that later this year. The Democratic Party’s official support for legalization comes about…

Ted Nugent on Democrats: ‘Chop their heads off in November’

Conservative rocker Ted Nugent, a supporter of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, over the weekend encouraged members of the National Rifle Association (NRA) to defeat Democrats and “chop their heads off in November” because “our government is wiping its ass with the Constitution.” “Your goal should be to get a…

U.S. nominee Jim Yong Kim chosen to lead World Bank

The World Bank chose Korean-American physician Jim Yong Kim as its next chief Monday in a decision that surprised few despite the first-ever challenge to the US lock on the Bank’s presidency. The Bank’s directors chose Kim, a 52 year old US health expert and educator, over Nigerian Finance Minister…

Secret Service detains reporter who asked Gingrich about Fox News

The United States Secret Service detained a North Carolina reporter over the weekend after he asked Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich about recent comments that were critical of Fox News. During a private campaign event at Wesley College in Delaware last week, the former House Speaker had asserted that News…

Ohio widow informed of soldier husband’s death via Facebook

An Ohio woman last week said she was informed of her husband’s untimely death in Afghanistan by one of his platoon members, who contacted her in a Facebook post and broke protocol to give her the shocking news. Staff Sgt. Christopher Brown, a 26-year-old resident of Columbus, Ohio and father…

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