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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…

Obama: GOP approach to government would ‘cripple America’

SEATTLE, Washington — US President Barack Obama warned Sunday that Republicans would “cripple” America, ripping into his political foes at the start of a big money campaign swing through the American west. Obama, touting his $447 billion jobs bill amid strong political headwinds and grim prospects for the unemployment-riddled US…

Chris Hedges: Occupy Wall Street is ‘where the hope of America lies’

Journalist Chris Hedges put in an appearance at the Occupy Wall Street protest on Sunday morning and engaged in a lengthy interview, during which he described the protest as “really where the hope of America lies.” Hedges was particularly impressed by the significance of Saturday’s mass arrests on the part…

DNC Chair: All GOP candidates are ‘the same’

Whether it’s Rick Perry, Mitt Romney, or even Hermain Cain, it doesn’t matter who wins the Republican presidential nomination, according to the Democratic National Committee chair. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz appeared in a debate with RNC counterpart Reince Priebus on Face The Nation Sunday morning. And the Florida congressman expressed…

DNC Chair: All GOP candidates are ‘the same’

Whether it’s Rick Perry, Mitt Romney, or even Hermain Cain, it doesn’t matter who wins the Republican presidential nomination, according to the Democratic National Committee chair. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz appeared in a debate with RNC counterpart Reince Priebus on Face The Nation Sunday morning. And the Florida congressman expressed…

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