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5 sexual health services insurance will cover… for men

The political flap over the Obama Administration decision to require health insurance companies to cover birth control as preventative care continues apace, even after former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA) declared it “a license to do things in the sexual realm that is counter to how things are supposed to be,”…

Santorum uses Hitler analogy to describe Obama

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum on Sunday likened the upcoming U.S. election to World War II. While the candidate’s comments to a packed First Redeemer Church in Cumming, Georgia were somewhat vague, NBC news noted that he “seemed to compare President [Barack] Obama to [Adolf] Hitler.” The former Pennsylvania senator…

Stephen Colbert to return after leave of absence

Comedy Central host Stephen Colbert will return to the airwaves Monday evening after a studden leave of absence last week, according to The New York Times. A spokesperson for the network said that Colbert will resume production of new episodes, with novelist Ann Patchett scheduled as a guest for Monday’s…

Republican presidential battle could get messy

On February 6, it all seemed so clear. Mitt Romney had won landslides in Florida and Nevada and looked set to soon lock up the Republican presidential nomination to take on Barack Obama in November. But if a week is a long time in US politics, two weeks is an age. The meteoric rise of Christian conservative Rick Santorum,…

Four dead in two US avalanches: officials

LOS ANGELES — Four people were killed in two avalanches that swept through an area near a ski resort in the northwestern US state of Washington, authorities said. US media initially reported that at least eight others were missing in the incidents, which took place Sunday near Stevens Pass in…

Foxconn plans to increase their workers’ salaries

Foxconn, the Taiwanese company manufacturing products for prominent tech companies including Apple, is responding to major criticism for the harsh treatment of its employees by saying they will raise their salaries. According to The New York Times, Foxconn announced Saturday it would increase their workers pay from 16 to 25…

Paul Ryan: Stop ‘spending all this time’ on marriage equality

House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) has made up his mind that marriage should only between a man and a woman so he says people shouldn’t be “spending all this time” talking about the issue. Less than nine months before the 2012 presidential election, social issues like contraception and…

Westboro Baptists caught lying about appearance at Whitney Houston funeral

The Westboro Baptist Church did not picket singer Whitney Houston’s funeral on Saturday, but they did upload a fake photo to Twitter in hopes of convincing others that they did. The Westboro Baptist Church believes that God is punishing the United States because of America’s acceptance of homosexuality and has…

McCain warns against U.S. weakness in Taliban talks

WASHINGTON — Top US Senator John McCain warned the United States on Sunday against negotiating with the Taliban from a position of weakness due to the looming troop pullout in Afghanistan. The White House confirmed on Thursday that the United States was taking part in an Afghan-led reconciliation process, after…

Syria intervention ‘very difficult’: top U.S. general

WASHINGTON — The top US military officer warned Sunday that intervention in Syria would be “very difficult” and said it would be “premature” to arm the besieged country’s opposition movement. General Martin Dempsey, chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, told CNN that Syria was the focus of competing…

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