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Texas school misspells own name for nine years

An elementary school in Fort Worth, Texas was recently forced to give itself a failing grade after realizing it had misspelled its own name for the past nine years. During the 2003-2004 school year, Sunrise Elementary School attempted to honor the first teacher ever hired at the school, Mrs. Mary…

Florida white supremacists trained for ‘race war’ near Disney World

A group of 10 white supremacists allegedly trained for a “race war” near Disney World in Orlando before being arrested by authorities this week, according to published reports. The arrests came after a confidential informant told authorities that the American Front, a skinhead group, was planning “to kill Jews, immigrants…

Leno to Santorum: ‘You’re wrong’ on same sex marriage

NBC host Jay Leno on Tuesday told former Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum that he was “wrong” to oppose marriage equality for LGBT Americans. “I know you oppose gay marriage,” Leno said during his interview with Santorum. “I’m not going to change your mind on that even though I think…

Lugar’s tea party opponent: ‘Compromise’ means Democrats join Republicans

The tea party Republican candidate who defeated Indiana Sen. Richard Lugar (R) after six terms in Tuesday’s GOP primary says that his definition of “compromise” means that Democrats will have to come around the the right’s way of thinking. “What I’ve said about compromise and bipartisanship is I hope to…

U.S. self-defense guru barred from Britain

A US self-defence instructor who teaches pupils to “inflict crippling pain from injury to easily damaged body parts” has been barred from Britain where he was to give seminars in areas hit by 2011 riots. Tim Larkin, who runs Target Focus Training and has been accused of promoting vigilantism, was turned back at the…

Reports: Bomber in al-Qaeda plot a secret CIA double agent

The man ordered by Al-Qaeda’s branch in Yemen to blow up a US-bound airliner was a double agent who infiltrated the group and volunteered for the suicide attack, with Saudi intelligence likely playing a key role, US media reported. American officials leaked out details of the extraordinary intelligence coup two days after the White House announced a plot…

Sen. Dick Lugar concedes primary to tea party candidate Richard Mourdock

WASHINGTON — Richard Lugar, the longest-serving Republican currently in the US Senate, lost to a more conservative, tea-party-backed candidate in Indiana’s primary, US media projected. With two-thirds of precincts reporting, challenger Richard Mourdock, the Indiana state treasurer, was beating Lugar — an 80-year-old Republican moderate and two-time chairman of the…

North Carolina polling stations report confrontations over Amendment One

The North Carolina election to decide on a state constitution amendment to ban same-sex unions has emotions running high at polling stations and is the “craziest in 13 years”, according to a senior official at the board of elections in the state capital. Gary Sims, the deputy director of Wake…

Ron Paul supporters win over Maine and Nevada convention delegations

Texas congressman Ron Paul, who is the sole remaining challenger to presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney, has notched up victories in Nevada and Maine after his supporters won big majorities of the delegates the states will send to the party’s Tampa convention. Though Romney is certain to still be the…

Rep. Paul Ryan denies budget lacks compassion for those in need

House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R) on Monday denied claims that the Republicans’ reconciliation budget would hurt those most in need. Catholic bishops in the United States have claimed that budget cuts in the legislation are “unjustified and wrong” because they would hurt the poor. “You know, I think…

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