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Utah coalition presses governor for veto of sex ed ban

A coalition of parents, educators and public officials is pressing Utah’s Governor Gary Herbert to veto a controversial measure that seeks to ban any form of comprehensive sex education in schools. According to an article in the Salt Lake City Tribute, the group is comprised of the Utah Educators Association,…

Officer tackles Ohio woman for not coming to a complete stop

Prosecutors in Ohio are considering pressing assault charges against an Addyston police officer after he slammed a woman on the ground for not coming to a complete stop at an intersection. Dashcam video obtained by WCPO shows Tiffany Becker slowing down — but not stopping — at the intersection of…

Christie: I’m not sorry calling the Navy SEAL an ‘idiot’

New Jersey Governor Chris Christe was unapologetic Monday afternoon for calling a Navy SEAL an “idiot” last week, according to The New Jersey Star-Ledger. At a press conference in Bordentown, New Jersey, Christie was asked about his his encounter with Iraq war vet and law student William Brown, who asked Christie…

Four in ten Americans believe the U.S. will attack Iran this year

Poll shows voters split over whether there will be a military conflict between the two countries over Tehran’s nuclear program Four in ten Americans believe the US will attack Iran this year. A Poll Position survey shows that voters are almost evenly split over whether there will be a military…

U.S. soldier could get death for Afghan shootings

The US soldier accused of killing 16 Afghans could be executed if convicted, the Pentagon chief said, as President Barack Obama warned a war-weary public against a rushed exit from Afghanistan. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta told reporters aboard his plane en route to Kyrgyzstan that the shooting suspect would be…

Obama and Cameron to discuss end of ‘lead combat role’ in Afghanistan

By Nicholas Watt David Cameron and Barack Obama will on Wednesday agree to tentative plans for British and US troops to end their “lead combat role” in Afghanistan by the middle of next year. Their meeting comes amid growing anger in Afghanistan over the killing of 16 civilians on Sunday…

Obama to announce rare earth trade case against China

WASHINGTON — US President Barack Obama will Tuesday announce a new trade suit against China prompted by Beijing’s restrictions on the export of rare earth materials used in manufacturing high-tech products. A senior White House official said on condition of anonymity that the United States would bring the case at…

Oklahoma House passes bill to drug test politicians

The Oklahoma House on Monday approved legislation that would require politicians throughout the state to be drug tested along with people receiving temporary public assistance. The legislation heads to the state Senate after being passed by a vote of 82 to 6, according to Reuters. The bill requires applicants for…

Obama warns against rush for exits in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Monday warned against “a rush for the exits” in Afghanistan, as questions mount about US war strategy after a US soldier killed 16 civilians in a shooting rampage. “It’s important for us to make sure that we get out in responsible way, so that…

U.S. to publish bank stress-tests Thursday

WASHINGTON — The US Federal Reserve announced Monday it will publish results of its stress tests for the country’s largest banks on Thursday, aimed at seeing if they are fit to survive another massive recession. The test results will cover 19 large bank holding companies, examining how they would fare…

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