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Chinese activist ‘in U.S. embassy’

Blind Chinese rights activist Chen Guangcheng is holed up in the US embassy in Beijing but is not seeking asylum abroad, a fellow dissident said Monday, raising the spectre of a China-US diplomatic wrangle. Hu Jia, who was detained over the weekend for questioning in the affair, also said Chinese security officials…

Los Angeles marks riots anniversary with unity call

Los Angeles community leaders issued a call for unity on the 20th anniversary of the city’s deadly riots, one of the worst spasms of violence in modern US history. But a small number of African American protestors used the anniversary to lash police at the epicenter of 1992 riots in deprived South LA, which left 53 people dead…

Fresh debt scandal rocks Minnesota Republican Party

The financial troubles of the Republican Park of Minnesota first came to light a week ago, when it was reported that the party had been served with an eviction notice after failing to pay $111,000 in rent at its St. Paul headquarters over the past year. Now it seems as…

U.S. seeks ‘appropriate balance’ in China activist case

WASHINGTON — The United States is working hard to strike an “appropriate balance” as it navigates the politically sensitive case of Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng who has sought refuge in the US embassy in Beijing. “We are working very closely with the individuals involved in this,” chief White House counterterrorism…

‘La Bamba’ actor expects Romney ‘in a photo op outside a taco stand’

A actor and activist who is famous for his role in the 1987 film “La Bamba” on Sunday said that Mitt Romney has begun pandering to Hispanic voters now that he has become the presumptive Republican presidential nominee. “We call that Hispandering,” Esai Morales told CBS News’ John Dickerson in…

Gov. Jerry Brown: Republican Party like a cult

On CBS News’ Face the Nation Sunday morning, California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) said that politics had changed a “hell of a lot” since he started his career as a public official. “It’s more polarized, the money is more centrally collected and distributed by the two major parties, there is…

Robert Gibbs: Romney’s slogan is Obama ‘didn’t clean up our mess fast enough’

Obama campaign adviser Robert Gibbs on Sunday dismissed the Republican claim that women would vote for presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney because they were being hurt by President Barack Obama’s economic policies. “I think sometimes you listen to the Romney campaign and they do think a lot people in…

Los Angeles marks 20th anniversary of riots

LOS ANGELES — America on Sunday marked the 20th anniversary of the devastating Los Angeles riots, one of the worst spasms of violence in modern times in this country, sparked by the on-camera police beating of a black motorist. A series of events were scheduled in Los Angeles were scheduled…

Sen. Franken praises Labor Department for withdrawing new child labor rules

Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) has applauded the U.S. Department of Agriculture for withdrawing proposed rules dealing with children who work on farms. “I’m relieved that the Department of Labor decided to shelve these regulations,” Franken said. “I’ve heard from a lot of Minnesotans about this proposal — and I’ve worked…

Romney aide: Obama made bin Laden a ‘divisive partisan political attack’

A senior advisor to presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney on Sunday accused Barack Obama of being “one of the most divisive presidents in American history” for making the killing of Osama bin Laden a part of his re-election campaign. “He took something that was a unifying event for all…

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