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Hundreds attend funeral of executed Georgia inmate Troy Davis

WASHINGTON — Mourners gathered in Georgia on Saturday for the funeral of murder convict Troy Davis, saying his execution last month serves as a rallying cry for the movement to end capital punishment. Hundreds of people packed the Jonesville Baptist Church in the southern city of Savannah, where many wore…

Michael Moore bemoans 21st century capitalism

WASHINGTON — Michael Moore, clad in customary baseball cap, a black T-shirt, baggy trousers and white sneakers, strolled into the neo-Gothic splendor of Georgetown University’s Gaston Hall and began to preach. “We as Americans have allowed a very small group of people to be highly skilled practitioners of one of…

Homelessness not just an urban problem, MN groups say

PINE CITY, Minn (Reuters) – When a man spends winter hibernating in an icehouse on a lake or sleeping on the floor at a friend’s house, it’s tough to count him as “homeless.” Such were the difficulties social service groups in a 14-county area of central Minnesota found when they…

Government simulates cyber attack for training

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (Reuters) – The lights went out. Hackers had infiltrated the chemical company’s computer network. The firm’s own experts ran around from computer to computer trying to fight back and regain control. “We’re flying blind,” the chief executive of the fictitious ACME chemical company said. The cyber attack…

‘Super-Committee’ Democrats push tax hikes first in deficit talks

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democrats want tax hikes to be the first item negotiated in “super committee” deficit-reduction talks, trying to force Republicans to confront an issue at the heart of this year’s budget fights, sources told Reuters. The tough stance by Democratic members of the powerful 12-member congressional panel reflects…

Firm recalls beef for possible E. coli taint

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – California-based Manning Beef is recalling 80,000 pounds of beef products over possible E. coli contamination, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said. “The establishment is recalling a variety of beef primal and subprimal cuts … and manufacturing trimmings due, in part, to insanitary conditions as reflected by an…

West Hollywood nears approval of first fur ban in U.S.

WEST HOLLYWOOD, California (Reuters) – Taking a stand for animal rights over fashion, the tiny, tony municipality of West Hollywood is poised to become the first U.S. city to ban the sale of fur clothing within its boundaries. The five-member City Council voted unanimously on September 20 to give tentative…

Democrats call for investigation of Justice Clarence Thomas

Twenty House Democrats called Thursday on the U.S. Judicial Conference to formally request that the U.S. Department of Justice investigate Justice Clarence Thomas’s non-compliance with the Ethics in Government Act of 1978. Justice Thomas indicated on his annual financial disclosure forms that his wife had received no income since he…

Buffett admits he hasn’t read Obama’s jobs plan, will likely oppose parts of it

During an appearance on CNBC Friday morning, billionaire investor Warren Buffett appeared to change course on President Barack Obama’s jobs plan, admitting he had not read the plan and suggesting that he’ll likely oppose parts of it. The admission is particularly surprising, given Buffett’s recent advocacy of the plan, and…

White Mississippi teen pleads not guilty in black man’s death

(Reuters) – A white Mississippi teenager pleaded not guilty on Friday to a capital murder charge stemming from the fatal hit-and-run of a black man in a motel parking lot. A judge ordered Deryl Dedmon, 19, to stand trial on January 9 and gave prosecutors until November 1 to decide…

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