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Man denied entry into U.S. to bury his son

A Mexican man told The Associated Press that the United States has barred him from entering the country to attend the funeral of his family members, including his son, who died in a Pennsylvania home this past week. “Fidel” Merlos-Lopez is trying to attend the funeral services for his 10-year-old…

Coulter: Martin’s killing ‘does not implicate Stand Your Ground law’

Ann Coulter on Sunday was anxious to defend Florida’s so-called “Stand Your Ground” law, arguing that it should not be a part of the debate in the killing of an unarmed African-American teen. The conservative firebrand told an ABC News panel that no matter which side of the story you…

Obama ‘stated the obvious’ in Russia remarks: Biden

WASHINGTON — Vice President Joe Biden said Sunday President Barack Obama “stated the obvious” when he assured Russia’s president he would have more flexibility to deal with missile defense after US elections. In an interview with CBS’s Face the Nation, Biden dismissed Republican criticism of Obama’s remarks to President Dmitry…

Biden: Reconsider gun laws after Trayvon Martin killing

Vice President Joe Biden says that he expects a fresh debate over Florida’s “State Your Ground” law, which is being used to defend neighborhood watchmen George Zimmerman after he killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. “I think the governor of Florida was correct and the president was correct in saying we should…

Paul Ryan: ‘I totally misspoke’ by calling generals liars

House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) on Sunday said he had made a mistake by suggesting America’s top military brass were being dishonest when they said they supported President Barack Obama’s budget cuts. “I totally misspoke,” Ryan admitted to ABC’s George Stephanopoulos. “It was not the impression I meant…

ACLU blasts Baltimore police for handcuffing schoolchildren

The ACLU of Maryland on Friday said it was “appalling” that Baltimore police officers arrested and handcuffed three 9-year-old girls and an 8-year-old boy at an elementary school. The officers arrested the children Thursday afternoon inside Morrell Park Elementary School on aggravated-assault charges. The charges were based on a schoolyard…

Howard Dean: Striking down individual mandate will help Obama

Former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean (D) on Sunday predicted that if the United States Supreme Court strikes down a key part of President Barack Obama’s health care reform law, it could actually benefit him in the 2012 general election. Dean told Fox News host Chris Wallace that the Affordable Care…

Republicans rally against ‘war on religious freedom’

JANESVILLE, Wisconsin — Life has gone from bad to worse since Donna Sturdivant’s husband was laid off four years ago and now she feels that the thing which brings her the most comfort — her faith — is under threat. “We’re starting to see our religious freedom taken away. Our…

Wall Streeter argues that ‘society has a cultural bias towards extroverts’

Bestselling author Susan Cain tells Ian Tucker about on the cultural dominance of extroverts. Susan Cain is a former lawyer who quit Wall Street to write a book about how society is geared around extroverts at the expense of introverts and the wider economy. Quiet: The Power of Introverts in…

Forensic experts: Zimmerman was not crying for help on 911 tapes

Two forensic voice experts have told The Orlando Sentinel Saturday that neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman was not the voice crying for help in the 911 calls after he shot Trayvon Martin. Tom Owen, a forensic consultant for Owen Forensic Services LLC and a court-qualified expert witness, used software called Easy…

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