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IBM CEO Virginia Rometty may be the first woman allowed Augusta National membership

The male-only membership of Augusta National Golf Club is a topic of conversation once again as the 76th Masters prepares to tee off on Thursday at the famed course. Nine years after a protest by women’s groups outside the gates of Augusta National during the tournament, the focus is on…

Obama meets with Canadian, Mexican leaders on border issues

US President Barack Obama Monday welcomed the leaders of Mexico and Canada for a North American summit taking place against a backdrop of a vicious drug war in Mexico and continental energy rows. Mexican President Felipe Calderon and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper arrived at the White House for a…

ACLU: Many local police tracking cell phones without warrants

Local police departments across the country are tracking cell phones without warrants, according to documents released by the American Cvil Liberties Union (ACLU) Monday. Information from almost 200 state and local law departments revealed that only ten agencies do not track cell phones. Just six other departments require police to…

5 signs Dems may get behind gun control after Trayvon’s killing

With the February shooting of an unarmed Florida teen turning into a national controversy, top Democrats in Washington have begun subtly opening the door to new gun control policies, setting up a possible campaign issue for the 2012 elections. So-called “Stand Your Ground” laws across the country have come under…

Homemade bomb detonates at Wisconsin Planned Parenthood clinic

A homemade explosive device detonated outside a Planned Parenthood clinic in Grand Chute, Wisconsin on Sunday night. Police are still looking for whoever left the device, which exploded around 7:30 p.m. and caused little damage to the building. Nobody was injured. The attack is one of a string across the…

‘Occupy San Francisco’ takes over building to help homeless

“Occupy San Francisco” protesters took over a vacant building owned by the city’s archdiocese Sunday afternoon, as part of their plan to use the facility as a shelter and service center for homeless people. According to The San Francisco Chronicle, about 100 protesters entered a two story building after an…

Romney: ‘Take our message to the women of America’

Following a recent poll that showed President Barack Obama with a 2-1 lead among female voters in swing states, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Sunday said that his campaign would “take our message to the women of America.” A USA Today/Gallup survey of 12 of the top battleground states…

Dallas police hunt for body of boy starved to death by parents

Police in Dallas, Texas are still hunting for the body of an 11-year-old boy who they say was starved to death by his parents over the course of six months. The mother and father of Jonathan Ramsey are both behind bars, accused of keeping their son in a small bedroom…

U.S. coastguard rescues injured from stricken yacht

The US Coast Guard have rescued two injured crew members from a yacht hit by a “monstrous foaming swell” in the Pacific, in an operation made more complicated by bad weather, officials said. A 29-year-old man and 50-year-old woman were transferred from the 68-foot (21-meter) “Geraldton Western Australia” — which was taking…

‘Huge shift’ among female voters gives Obama lead in battleground states

There is often a gender gap between the two political parties, with woman voters tending to favor the Democrats while a majority of men support Republican candidates. In recent weeks, however, as the Republican Party has become embroiled in the contraception issue, that gap has widened into an abyss. A…

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