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N.Y. residents cry foul over university growth plans

NEW YORK — Plans to expand the New York University campus in Greenwich Village are running into resistance from local residents, who say it would destroy a historic section of Manhattan. A local coalition that includes 50 area business owners is demanding that the university modify plans that would add…

Santorum struggles to stay relevant as Romney and Obama begin face-off

After a triple loss in Tuesday’s primaries and an uphill battle to win his home state, Santorum faces crucial test in coming weeks Rick Santorum is struggling to stay relevant in the Republican presidential race after the frontrunner, Mitt Romney, and Barack Obama effectively kicked off the general election with…

Planned Parenthood arsonist: They’re killing babies there

The 50-year-old man accused of setting off a bomb at a Planned Parenthood in Wisconsin said he attacked the clinic because “they’re killing babies there,” according to Fox 11 News. Outside the U.S. District Court in Green Bay on Wednesday, Francis Grady told reporters that he started the fire at…

Oakland shooting suspect One Goh charged with seven counts of murder

Former nursing student had recently sought tuition refund after leaving school for ‘anger management issues,’ police say A former student at a private Christian college in California has been charged with murder in relation to a shooting spree that ended with the deaths of seven people and left three others…

Clinton warns Iran time not ‘infinite’ for talks

WASHINGTON — US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Wednesday warned Iran that time was not “infinite” for diplomacy and that “all options remain on the table” after a dispute over the venue of talks. Clinton said that the European Union would look into setting a time and place for…

New Orleans police get prison in Katrina killings

WASHINGTON — Five New Orleans policemen were sentenced Wednesday to prison terms in connection with a shooting in the days after Hurricane Katrina which left two civilians dead and four others injured, prosecutors said. The sentencings in New Orleans conclude the prosecution in the so-called Danziger Bridge incident in the…

CNN’s Toobin: Appeals court judge threw ‘judicial hissy-fit’

An appeals court judge who claimed President Barack Obama was challenging the authority of federal courts was just throwing a “judicial hissy-fit,” according to CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin. “Totally extraordinary and totally inappropriate,” Toobin said. “This was a judicial hissy-fit.” U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Jerry Smith…

Minnesotans to decide voter ID law in November

Residents in Minnesota will decide this November whether voters must show government-issued photographic identification before casting a ballot, according to the Associated Press. The constitutional amendment passed by a party-line vote in the Senate on Wednesday, with Democrats opposing the measure. Republicans said the proposed amendment would protect against voter…

Marijuana advocates blast Obama over Oaksterdam University raid

Six organizations looking to reform U.S. drug laws urged President Barack Obama to halt raids on medical marijuana providers following the raid on Oaksterdam University in California. “Our coalition represents the views of tens of millions of Americans who believe the war on medical marijuana patients and providers you are…

Santa Monica College investigates why a 4-year-old girl was pepper-sprayed

A California college announced Wednesday that it will launch an investigation into a pepper spray incident that left two people hospitalized, several people injured and a 4-year-old girl sprayed, according to a statement obtained by The Santa Monica Dispatch. Approximately 100 students protested outside the Santa Monica College’s Board of…

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