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Marine veteran accused of killing four homeless men

A former Marine who is suspected of killing four homeless men in Orange County, California recently visited his homeless father to warn him of the dangers of living on the streets. Refugio Ocampo, 49, told The Associate Press that his son, Itzcoatl Ocampo, visited just days before being arrested on…

Warren quickly catching Brown in fundraising

Although Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA) leads his opponent in cash on-hand by a large margin, Harvard Professor Elizabeth Warren (D) is catching up quickly, outpacing the Republican’s fundraising efforts during the last fiscal quarter and stepping it up even further last weekend with a “money bomb” that took in more…

Tea party speaker: ‘Force these Mexicans’ to build border fence

A speaker told a coalition of tea party groups in South Carolina on Monday that the U.S. could save $260 billion on the border fence if they “force these Mexicans to make $5 a day” to build it. Speaking to the inaugural South Carolina Tea Party Coalition Convention, author Colin…

Man receives $44 million bill from hospital

For a 28-year-old New York man, a shocking bill from his hospital almost left him with an illness much worse than what he’d just recovered from. According to The New York Daily News, unemployed doorman Alexis Rodriguez received a bill totaling over $44 million from Bronx-Lebanon Hospital, even though he’d…

Walker recall petition overshoots requirement by nearly 200,000 signatures

If Wisconsin’s Democrats are to be believed, the recall of Gov. Scott Walker (R) is on and just needs to be made official. With Tuesday’s deadline fast approaching, The New York Times reports that Wisconsin’s activists are prepared to submit about 720,000 petition signatures, far surpassing the 540,000 needed to trigger a…

Obama honors Martin Luther King at Washington church

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama celebrated the legacy of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. with his family on Sunday, clapping and swaying to the boisterous strains of “Amazing Grace” at a historic Washington D.C. Baptist church. On the eve of the holiday marking King’s birthday, the…

Huntsman to drop out of GOP race, endorse Romney

According to reports tweeted on Sunday night by New York Times reporter Jeff Zeleny, Republican presidential candidate Jon Huntsman is about to leave the race and will endorse Mitt Romney. Zeleny added that “Huntsman was urged by some advisers to stay in the race thrugh South Carolina primary, but concluded…

Fresh questions raised about Romney’s reign at Bain

Recent claims that the anti-Romney campaign ad, “King of Bain: When Mitt Romney Came to Town,” is seriously flawed may lessen its impact on the Republican presidential primaries. A story at the Washington Post, however, adds fresh fuel to the fire by suggesting that Romney’s actions when he ran Bain…

Seventh-Day Adventists battle to keep McDonald’s out of town

The residents of Loma Linda, California are overwhelmingly Seventh-Day Adventists, which means they are also healthy eaters with a strong learning towards vegetarianism. But the city council approved an application to set up a McDonald’s franchise last month, and now many residents are up in arms. According to ABC News,…

Occupy protesters kicked off bus on way to Washington

A group of Occupy protesters from California, who were heading to Washington, DC to participate in the Occupy Congress protest on January 17, were kicked off their Greyhound bus on Saturday night and left stranded in Amarillo, Texas. The driver, Donald Ainsworth, allegedly called the Occupiers “you people” and told…

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