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U.S. soldier seen as ‘level-headed’ before massacre

The US soldier accused of killing 16 Afghan civilians during a shooting rampage was known to friends and family as “level-headed,” his lawyers said Saturday as they planned to meet with him next week. The suspect, identified as 38-year-old US Army Staff Sergeant Robert Bales, had served three combat tours…

Tea party leader suspected of sexual assault

Police in San Diego arrested a well known tea party figure in the area Thursday for allegedly assaulting a woman, according to NBC San Diego. San Diego tea party spokesperson Michael Kobulincky was placed into custody and accused of abduction and sexual assault on a 56-year-old woman in February. Authorities…

Supreme Court won’t allow cameras during health debate

The US Supreme Court will not allow cameras from for oral arguments on the constitutionality of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul but will release audio recordings and written transcripts. The court announced Friday it would follow tradition in prohibitingvideo coverage of its proceedings, opting instead to release daily audio and written transcripts immediately after arguments, scheduled for March 26-28.…

Thousands rally for Syria at White House protest

Thousands of protesters gathered outside the White House Saturday to demand that the United States “stop the massacre inSyria,” where an estimated 8,000 people have been killed in a regime crackdown. Wearing T-shirts declaring “I have a dream of a free Syria” and “No longer afraid,” the demonstrators — who numbered 4,000,…

Obama campaign takes in $5 million in one day

US President Barack Obama, juggling dual roles as fundraiser extraordinaire and commander-in-chief, piled up a cool five million dollars in a lucrative single-day campaign blitz. In no other country is a leader expected to tend to a deteriorating war he is leading in Afghanistan on the same day as conducting…

Alleged Afghan shooter identified in U.S. media

WASHINGTON — The US soldier who allegedly shot and killed 16 civilians in Afghanistan was identified Friday by a US official, and a picture emerged of a battle-hardened veteran who saw tough battles in Iraq. US Army Staff Sergeant Robert Bales had served three combat tours in Iraq, and was…

Senator’s sudden resignation breaks Wisconsin GOP’s majority

Wisconsin State Senator Pam Galloway, one of the three Republicans facing recall elections later this year, said Friday that she would be resigning soon due to a series of sudden health problems in her family, according to The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “After a great deal of thought and consideration, I’ve decided…

Jury finds ex-Rutgers student guilty in webcam spying case

Former Rutgers student Dharun Ravi has been found guilty of a hate crime and invasion of privacy in the case stemming from the suicide of Ravi’s ex-roommate Tyler Clementi, according to The Associated Press. In September of 2010, Ravi used a webcam to catch Clementi, his dormitory roommate, in the…

George Clooney arrested outside Sudan embassy in D.C.

Update: According to a tweet from the EnoughProject, Clooney has since been released Actor George Clooney was arrested on Friday outside the Sudanese embassy in Washington, D.C. Clooney, a longtime human rights activist, was handcuffed and taken to jail after he refused a police order vacate the private property. According…

Santorum promises ‘vigorous’ war on porn

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum says that “America is suffering a pandemic of harm from pornography” because the Obama administration favors “pornographers over children.” In an undated statement on his official website, the former Pennsylvania senator promises that he will “vigorously” fight to make sure porn isn’t easily available in…

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