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Woman finds out about her husband’s other wife on Facebook

A Seattle corrections officer may have provided another example to the dangers social media can have on a relationship or marriage. Or in this officer’s case, multiple marriages. Pierce County correctional officer Alan L.O’Neil is facing bigamy charges after his first wife discovered through Facebook that he is actually married…

Obama calls for investment in clean energy

US President Barack Obama called on Congress Saturday to invest more money in clean energy technologies and end multi-billion-dollar subsidies given each year to oil companies. “I want this Congress to stop the giveaways to an oil industry that’s never been more profitable, and invest in a clean energy industry…

Romney claims victory in Guam caucuses

Republican presidential frontrunner Mitt Romney claimed victory Saturday in caucuses in the US Pacific territory of Guam, saying he had secured the support of all nine delegates at stake there. “The people of Guam have always stood bravely for America and the values we hold dear,” Romney said in a…

Reagan budget director discusses ‘crony capitalism’ with Bill Moyers

Former Reagan budget director David Stockman joined Bill Moyers Friday evening for a lengthy and candid discussion on the symbiotic relationship between Wall Street and the White House: Now a businessman who says he was “taken to the woodshed” for telling the truth about the administration’s tax policies, Stockman speaks…

Girl Scouts celebrate 100th year with focus on ‘leadership’

It’s midnight at a Maryland mall and here come 1,500 young girls, alive with energy, out for a full night of scavenger-hunting, jewelry-making, face-painting, karaoke and more. Welcome to the 28th Girl Scouts of Central Maryland shopping center sleep-over, where — despite the sleeping bags outside the designer shops —…

Republican race moves to the conservative heartland

The battle for the Republican Party crown moves into new territory Saturday, with the “reddest of the red” states, conservative heartland Kansas, heading for the polls amid attempts by Rick Santorum to hobble Mitt Romney’s slow march forward. In normal times, Saturday’s caucuses in Midwestern Kansas would merit only a…

Foreclosure crisis threatens historic churches

The wave of foreclosures that has affected homeowners for the past three years has now spread to churches. According to Reuters, banks were intially reluctant to foreclose on church properties but are now running out of patience. In 2011, banks sold a record 138 church buildings, compared to only 24…

South Carolina’s Republican lieutenant governor resigns in ethics scandal

South Carolina’s Republican Lieutenant Governor Ken Ard resigned on Friday just before being indicted on seven counts of misusing campaign money. An hour after the indictment was announced, he pleaded guilty and was sentenced to five years of probation and a $5000 fine. He could have faced as much as…

New York Fire Dept. may pay millions for discrimination in hiring

NEW YORK — The storied New York Fire Department may have to pay as much as $128 million to non-white job applicants that a federal judge ruled were denied entry because of discrimination. In his ruling on Thursday, Judge Nicholas Garaufis of Brooklyn federal court said that some 2,200 black…

Romney woos Southerners: I had some ‘cheesy grits’ at the Hilton, y’all

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Thursday appealed to Southern voters by proclaiming his love for grits. At an event in Pascagoula, Mississippi, the former Massachusetts governor declared that “strange things are happening to me” during his trip to Dixie. “I am learning to say y’all, and I like grits…

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