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Alabama town to offenders: Go to church or go to jail

The small town of Bay Minette, Alabama is telling people convicted of small crimes to choose Jesus or choose jail. Starting this week, the city judge will implement Operation Restore Our Community (ROC), which gives misdemeanor offenders a choice between fines and jail or a year of Sunday church services.…

Cain disagrees with House GOP on FEMA funding

Fresh off of winning the Florida GOP straw poll, Herman Cain appeared on CNN’s American Morning Monday to discuss his sudden momentum in the presidential race, as well as the current battle on Capital Hill over disaster relief funding. Asked by host Carol Costello if he agreed with the House…

Cain disagrees with House GOP on FEMA funding

Fresh off of winning the Florida GOP straw poll, Herman Cain appeared on CNN’s American Morning Monday to discuss his sudden momentum in the presidential race, as well as the current battle on Capital Hill over disaster relief funding. Asked by host Carol Costello if he agreed with the House…

U.S.-based Fermilab to try and break speed of light

U.S.-based particle accelerator Fermilab said it would conduct tests that investigate whether neutrino particles can travel faster than the speed of light, a feat the European research center CERN recently claimed to have achieved. If the findings are upheld, it could fundamentally rewrite humanity’s understanding of physics, proving that Albert…

UC Berkeley GOP group to host racist bake sale

The University of California Berkeley’s Republicans have a new take on pastries: racism. The student group is intentionally selling baked goods at different prices based on race and gender to oppose Gov. Jerry Brown (D) signing a bill allowing California public schools to consider affirmative action. The Berkeley College Republicans…

Shocking video: NYPD roughs up protesters, making numerous arrests

The New York Police Department (NYPD) on Saturday cracked down on “Occupy Wall Street” protesters in a big way, arresting roughly 80-100 people, including members of the press, and accusing them of blocking traffic and resisting arrest. One person was charged with assaulting a police officer and one officer suffered…

Johns Hopkins scientists figure out how to ‘disarm’ AIDS virus

Scientists at Johns Hopkins University said recently that they have learned how to “disarm” the AIDS virus by eliminating the cells’ membranes, effectively stopping it from hijacking its victim’s immune system. Research results published last week in the medical journal Blood indicated the treatment method could lead to a vaccine…

SEC mulls charges against McGraw Hill in CDO case

(Reuters) – McGraw-Hill Cos Inc said U.S. regulators may charge its Standard & Poor’s ratings unit with violating federal securities laws with ratings on a repackaged mortgage bond in 2007. The company said it received a Wells Notice from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that commission staff may recommend a civil…

Netflix edges out HBO for Dreamworks deal: report

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Netflix Inc has won a deal to pipe Dreamworks Animation movies starting in 2013, the first time a major Hollywood studio has chosen Internet streaming over traditional pay TV, The New York Times reported on Sunday. Dreamworks CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg told the newspaper the deal, worth…

Five found dead in rural Indiana

Five people have been found dead at two homes in a rural part of the midwestern US state of Indiana in an apparent shooting, police said, adding it was not clear if any suspects were at large. Indiana state police said they were still investigating what led to the deaths…

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