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Evidence linking Bradley Manning to WikiLeaks disputed

FORT MEADE, MD (Reuters) – Attorneys for Army intelligence analyst Bradley Manning on Monday challenged evidence linking him to the biggest classified document leak in U.S. history, arguing others had access to the same files and that it cannot be proven Manning sent anything to WikiLeaks from his computer. The…

McCain celebrates Kim Jong-Il’s arrival ‘in a warm corner of hell’

US Senator John McCain voiced satisfaction Monday that late North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il is “in a warm corner of hell” and called for efforts to bring an end to his family’s regime. McCain, a Republican lawmaker who was his party’s nominee for president in 2008, said that Kim subjected…

Richard Branson advocates to ‘end the war on drugs’

Inspired by a visit to Portugal, billionaire Richard Branson is calling on the United States and the rest of the world to end its war on drugs. In a blog post on his company’s site, the Virgin Media founder was impressed by the European nation’s move a decade ago to…

Allen West compares Occupy protesters to TV biker gang ‘Sons of Anarchy’

Rep. Allen West (R-FL) might be watching a little too much cable TV. While recently celebrating the 238th anniversary of the Boston Tea Party, the Florida congressman took a swipe at Occupy Wall Street protesters by comparing them to the criminal biker gang depicted on FX’s Sons of Anarchy. “We…

New study shows one-third of the world is still Christian

A major study released Monday puts the total number of Christians worldwide at 2.18 billion, or 31.7 percent — nearly a third — of the estimated global population of 6.9 billion. “Christians are also geographically widespread — so far-flung, in fact, that no single continent or region can indisputably claim…

Clinton urges ‘peaceful and stable transition in North Korea’

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called Monday for a “peaceful and stable” transition in North Korea and said the United States wanted better relations with its people after leader Kim Jong-Il’s death. “We both share a common interest in a peaceful and stable transition in North Korea as well as…

Obama ‘concerned’ for Venezuelans’ human rights under Hugo Chavez

US President Barack Obama said Monday that Venezuela’s government threatened “basic democratic values” and expressed concerns about its ties to countries like Iran and Cuba. “We’re concerned about the government’s actions, which have restricted the universal rights of the Venezuelan people, threatened basic democratic values, and failed to contribute to…

Perry to bisexual 14-year-old: Homosexuality is a ‘sin’

Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry explained Sunday that his faith tells him that gay men and lesbians shouldn’t be allowed to serve openly in the military. Following a campaign event in Decorah, Iowa, 14-year-old Rebecka Green, who openly identifies as bisexual, asked the Texas governor why he was “so opposed…

Supreme Court sets date for Obama healthcare arguments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Oral arguments on President Barack Obama’s sweeping U.S. healthcare overhaul will last 5-1/2 hours spread over three days from March 26-28, the Supreme Court said on Monday. The Supreme Court last month agreed to hear the 5-1/2 hours oforal arguments, one of the lengthiest arguments in recent years. There have been similar marathon…

‘Run Hillary 2012′ robocalls begin to surface

For ardent supporters of Hillary Clinton, the dream of her becoming president still runs very deep. According to the Huffington Post, robocalls from a group called “Run Hilary 2012″ have been received in New York and North Carolina. The group’s website has a petition saying, “Secretary of State Hillary Rodham…

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