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Palin not sure Romney will ‘instinctively turn right’

Former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin isn’t convinced that former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is the best presidential candidate because she’s not sure he will “err on the side of conservatism.” Fox News host Chris Wallace on Sunday asked Palin if Romney was an “instinctive conservative.” “I trust that…

Fugitive wanted over 1993 British heist arrested in Missouri

KANSAS CITY, Mo (Reuters) – Missouri authorities have arrested a man wanted in the United Kingdom over a 1993 heist from an armored vehicle that netted the equivalent of $1.6 million, and were holding him on a weapons charge. Edward John Maher, wanted for stealing “a large amount of cash”…

Iran speaker warns Gulf states not to side with the U.S.

Iran’s parliamentary speaker Ali Larijani warned Iran will not forgive Gulf Arab nations if they continue backing US “plots” against Tehran, local media reported on Sunday. “We recommend to some of the countries in the region who were siding with (Iraq dictator) Saddam (Hussein) and now are siding with the…

Judge to rule Monday on Sandusky grandchildren

BELLEFONTE, Pennsylvania (Reuters) – A judge will rule on Monday whether former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky can see his grandchildren while on bail on child sex abuse charges and if a jury from outside Centre County should be brought in for the trial. Centre County Judge John…

Liberal Catholics disappointed with Obama’s contraception compromise

The liberal association Catholics for Choice reacted negatively Friday to President Barack Obama’s compromise aimed at defusing a row over access to birth control by employees of religious organizations. “We are glad to see that the administration did not choose to cave completely to the bishops,” said Jon O’Brien, president…

Virginia school district considers banning cross-gender dress

SUFFOLK, Va (Reuters) – A Virginia school district is considering banning cross-gender dressing in a move proponents said aims to protect students from harassment, but which civil liberties and gay rights groups said would amount to an assault on free speech. Board members said they wanted to protect the children…

Test for Komen charity looms at next Race for the Cure

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) – Rebecca Reza has participated in fundraising races held by Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the world’s largest breast cancer charity, for the past five years. She planned to sign up for the next Race for the Cure in El Paso, Texas, with her cousin. But…

Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin under investigation: source

NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) – Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin, the colorful and controversial spokesman for the city after the devastating Hurricane Katrina in 2005, is under investigation by federal authorities, a source with direct knowledge of the probe said. The source told Reuters on Friday that several people linked…

Obama urges Congress to extend payroll tax cut

US President Barack Obama urged Congress Saturday to quickly pass an extension of the payroll tax cut to prevent a tax increase on 160 million Americans. “Now is not the time for self-inflicted wounds to our recovery,” Obama said in his weekly radio and Internet address. “Now is the time for common-sense…

U.S. govt to restore quote on King memorial

The US Department of the Interior announced Friday that it will correct a quote etched in stone on the Martin Luther King Memorialto more accurately reflect the meaning and intent of King’s original statement. The Washington Post newspaper was the first to notice last year that a quote etched in the stone near the…

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