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Romney wins Republican primaries in Maryland, Wisconsin and D.C.

WASHINGTON — Republican Mitt Romney notched a huge presidential primary triple win, strengthening an already compelling case that he is the presumptive nominee in the battle for the White House. Romney thumped his main rival Rick Santorum in Maryland and the US capital Washington, and was expected to win a…

Bald ‘cancer Barbie’ doll to debut in 2013

The US maker of the famous Barbie franchise will release a doll next year that is bald in support of children who have cancer and lose their hair in treatment, a Mattel spokesman said Tuesday. The decision to launch the new doll, which Mattel described as “a friend of Barbie,”…

In candid study, Chinese scholar sees U.S. decline

WASHINGTON — Convinced that the United States is in decline, China’s distrust is growing of the longtime superpower which it sees as bent on holding back the Asian power’s rise, an influential scholar says. In a candid new study, well-known experts from China and the United States with wide experience…

Powerful tornadoes strike Texas

WASHINGTON — At least two tornadoes ripped across northern Texas Tuesday, flipping huge trucks like toys, tearing off roofs and grounding flights but apparently causing only minor casualties. One twister touched down in a parking lot full of tractor-trailers — large trucks that move shipping-container sized cargos, and television images…

Obama calls Ryan budget ‘thinly-veiled social Darwinism’

A gladiatorial President Barack Obama on Tuesday accused Republicans of plotting “social Darwinism” and hammered out the economic vision on which he will build his bid for a second White House term. Obama, apparently bristling to start mixing it with his Republican foe ahead of November’s election, made an impassioned…

Ohio school district sued for banning ‘Jesus Is Not a Homophobe’ shirt

A high school in Ohio threatened to suspend a student for wearing a shirt that said “Jesus Is Not a Homophobe,” according to Lambda Legal, who filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against the school district on his behalf. Maverick Couch, an openly gay junior at Waynesville High School, wore the…

Sen. Hatch blasts Obama for ‘judicial activism’ comment

Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT), former Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, on Monday criticized President Barack Obama for saying it would be “judicial activism” for the Supreme Court to overturn the health care reform law. However, at almost the same time last year, Hatch was condemning the President for nominating…

Police arrest suspect in Wisconsin Planned Parenthood bombing

Police in Grand Chute, Wisconsin said Tuesday that an arrest has been made in connection with a homemade bomb that detonated over the weekend at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Wisconsin. Police told Raw Story that the suspect, a male, would not be named until investigators “tie up some loose…

Oikos University shooter chose his victims, shot them execution style

A Korean-American former student at a California religious college lined up his victims and shot them them execution-style, police said Tuesday. Police were holding the suspect in the fatal shootings of seven people Monday at Oikos University in Oakland which stunned the tightly knit Korean American community in the area.…

Man tries to board flight with knife in mayonnaise jar

A bizarre incident occurred at JFK airport in New York City Tuesday evening, where a man was caught trying to smuggle a knife onto a flight in a jar of mayonnaise, according to a spokeswoman from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). The individual was scheduled for a flight to Mexico…

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