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Almost 10 years on, 9/11 conspiracy theories abound

For some Americans, the deaths of nearly 3,000 people was not the scariest thing about 9/11. It was realizing who carried out the attacks: yes, the American government. Defying countless official and non-governmental enquiries, media reporting, and often common sense, a significant number of people fervently disbelieve that Osama bin…

Billing dispute reveals CIA torture flights

A billing dispute in New York has revealed details of secret CIA rendition flights that transported terror suspects around the world following the September 11 attacks, newspapers reported. The Washington Post, one of a handful of media outlets alerted to the public court documents by a London-based rights group, said…

Santorum: ‘I stand by’ my ‘man on dog’ comment

In an interview that aired on CNN Wednesday night, Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum told Piers Morgan that suggesting that his views on homosexuality were bigoted proved that the CNN host was the one who was bigoted against the Catholic Church. The former Pennsylvania senator began the interview by defending…

Pres. Obama moves jobs speech to Sep. 8

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama on Wednesday agreed to unveil new jobs proposals in an address to Congress on September 8, bowing to pressure from Republicans, who objected to the original date set for his high-profile speech. Obama’s long-awaited proposals could set the agenda in Washington for the coming…

WikiLeaks blames Guardian journalist for release of 251,000 unredacted U.S. cables

WikiLeaks on Thursday blamed a journalist from the British newspaper The Guardian for the release of hundreds of thousands of unredacted U.S. State Department documents. WikiLeaks has been redacting portions of the diplomatic cables to protect human rights activists and others, and releasing the documents in assorted batches since November…

Rep. Sewell: States systematically discouraging voter participation

Congresswoman Terri Sewell (D-AL) appeared Wednesday on MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show to discuss the unprecedented push to create new obstacles to voting. “There is something in the air looking to disenfranchise and make sure certain segments of the population don’t get out to vote,” she told MSNBC host Melissa…

Iowa Democrats ‘embarrassed’ by progressive group

The antics of the progressive group Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement (Iowa CCI) have gone too far, according to Iowa Democratic Party Chairwoman Sue Dvorsky. Thirty members of Iowa CCI confronted Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) at his town hall event on Monday, where they questioned him about supporting the Paul…

August deadliest month for U.S. troops in Afghan war

WASHINGTON — August has proved the deadliest month for US forces in Afghanistan since the war began nearly 10 years ago, with the death toll at 66 troops, according to the Pentagon. The downing of a Chinook helicopter by insurgents in eastern Afghanistan, in which 30 troops died — including…

ACLU sues Baltimore police for deleting videos off cell phone

The American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland (ACLU) on Wednesday filed a lawsuit against the Baltimore City Police Department on behalf a man whose personal videos were deleted after he filmed officers subduing and arresting a woman. “Police officers doing their jobs in a public place are accountable to the…

‘Illegal’ Recall Walker political signs pop up across Wisconsin

Signs calling for the recall of Governor Scott Walker can be found in the lawns of residents across the state of Wisconsin, but political yard signs are outlawed under state law except during the election season. “Municipalities and the state law, both often purport to restrict political signs to a…

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