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Employers less likely to interview openly gay men: study

Openly gay applicants are 40 percent less likely to be granted an interview than their heterosexual counterparts, according to a study published Tuesday in the American Journal of Sociology. The study was the first large-scale investigation to test the receptiveness of employers to gay male job applicants. Similar studies have…

Obama invokes Reagan to rebut class warfare charge

DALLAS, Texas — President Barack Obama on Tuesday invoked conservative icon Ronald Reagan to rebut Republican claims his plans to raise taxes on the rich smacked of class warfare. In a campaign event in Texas, Obama referred to a speech that former president Reagan gave about tax reform in Atlanta…

Congress passes short-term funding bill

WASHINGTON — US lawmakers on Tuesday approved a stopgap measure to fund the US government through November 18, sending the bill to President Barack Obama to sign into law. The US House of Representatives passed the measure by a lopsided 352-66 vote, sending it to the White House with plenty…

Helicopter crashes in New York’s East River

NEW YORK — A helicopter crashed into the East River off Manhattan on Tuesday, New York police said, with one person still missing. A police officer at the scene told AFP that three passengers and the pilot had been rescued after the crash into the swirling river. One more person…

Communications Workers of America backs ‘Occupy Wall Street’ protest

The Communications Workers of America (CWA) has become the latest union to endorsed the “Occupy Wall Street” protest that started in lower Manhattan and spread across the country. “The 700,000 members of the Communications Workers of America strongly support the Occupy Wall Street Movement,” the CWA Executive Board said Tuesday…

Fox contributor: ‘Occupy Wall Street’ will never be ‘any kind of a serious movement’

The full-blown assault on Occupy Wall Street continues at Fox News. During a broadcast Tuesday morning, Stephen Hayes, writer for the conservative Weekly Standard and an occasional Fox News contributor, had a few choice words for the “Occupy Wall Street” protesters. Namely, that they’ve already lost. “There’s no political movement there,”…

Biden confuses Occupy Wall St. with Van Jones, ‘whoever he is’

Somehow, Vice President Joe Biden doesn’t know a formerly prominent figure that worked in the Obama administration. The vice president appeared on AM 970 WFLA in Tampa, Florida Tuesday afternoon and was asked by host Jack Harris about the Occupy Wall Street movement in contrast to the tea party. Biden…

Christie: President might want a food taster if I am VP

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) again announced Tuesday that he definitely was not running for president, and he added that the Republican Party’s eventual nominee may want to think twice before picking him as a running mate. “I don’t know that there is anybody in America that would necessarily…

Michigan homecoming queen kicks game-winning field goal

Brianna Amat is not just Pinckney Community High School’s first female kicker on the varsity football team, she also now has the distinction of being the first girl to win homecoming queen and kick a game-winning field goal on the same night. Pickney head football coach Dan Burkholder told WBJK…

Boehner deals blow to ‘dangerous’ China bill

Republican US House Speaker John Boehner on Tuesday warned against passing “dangerous” legislation to punish China for its alleged currency manipulation, dealing a damaging blow to the bill’s prospects. “It’s pretty dangerous to be moving legislation through the United States Congress forcing someone to deal with the value of their currency,” Boehner…

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