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Cantor endorses Romney for president

WASHINGTON — Top Republican Eric Cantor endorsed Mitt Romney on Sunday for president of the United States, giving the frontrunner a boost as the primary nomination contest reaches a critical stage. Cantor’s endorsement, the first from a top member of the Republican congressional leadership, was seen as the strongest sign…

Gingrich: ‘Silly’ to say Limbaugh speaks for GOP

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich on Sunday said that Rush Limbaugh was right to apologize for calling a Georgetown University law student a slut, adding that it was “silly” to say the conservative radio host speaks for Republicans. Last week, Limbaugh labeled the Sandra Fluke a “prostitute” and a “slut”…

Body of U.S. reporter killed in Syria ‘to go home’

PARIS — The body of US journalist Marie Colvin, killed in Syria along with French photographer Remi Ochlik, is to be repatriated “as soon as possible” after arriving in Paris on Sunday, the US embassy said. “I can confirm that her remains are here and will be repatriated to the…

Sen. Kirk’s office: Westboro Baptists ‘should leave Illinois immediately’

Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL) and a spokesperson for Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL) have condemned the Westboro Baptist Church for announcing they would protest the funerals of Harrisburg residents who died last week during a tornado. The Westboro Baptist Church believes that God is punishing the United States because of America’s…

FBI may probe House GOPer for illegal campaign contributions

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) may probe into whether Rep. Michael Grimm (R-NY) violated campaign rules by receiving illegal contributions while running for Congress in 2010, according to the Associated Press. Grimm is facing allegations for receiving more in donations from Rabbi Yoshiyahu Yosef Pinto than allowed by law,…

Santorum: Contraception ‘a grievous moral wrong’

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum says an amendment put forward by Senate Republicans that would have allowed any business to exclude contraceptives from health care plans was not really about birth control. “The Blunt amendment was broader than that,” Santorum told Fox News host Chris Wallace on Sunday. “It was…

Pro hockey players fight homophobia with ‘You Can Play’ campaign

BOSTON (Reuters) – Thirty players in the National Hockey League have joined a campaign intended to promote gay and lesbian equality in sports with a television ad that will premiere during Sunday’s matchup of the New York Rangers and Boston Bruins. The campaign, called “You Can Play,” aims to combat…

Romney and Santorum in dead heat in Ohio

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has surged into a dead heat with Rick Santorum in the Ohio primary, setting up a cliffhanger race on Tuesday, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Sunday. The former Massachusetts governor and former U.S. senator from Pennsylvania are tied with 32…

‘Sleeping Mexican’ proposed mural draws TX protest

SAN ANTONIO, Texas (Reuters) – A proposed mural of a sleeping, sombrero-topped Mexican man has created a cultural minefield in South Texas, where supporters say it’s a tribute to a classic image and opponents say it’s offensive. The image of a man sleeping with his back against a wall, knees…

Toddler survives twister that killed her family

A two-year-old girl survived a terrifying tornado that killed her parents and siblings at the weekend, US media reported, noting that she was in critical condition in hospital. The unidentified toddler was found lying among the bodies of her family in a field near a flattened home in New Pekin,…

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