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Anti-gay heavy metal preacher files lawsuit against Rachel Maddow

Attorney Larry Klayman, the founder of Judicial Watch and Freedom Watch, has filed a lawsuit against NBC, MSNBC, Rachel Maddow and The Minnesota Independent on behalf of Bradlee Dean, head of the religious ministry You Can Run But You Cannot Hide International. “This case is filed as a matter of…

FBI targets 12 ‘Anonymous’ hacktivists over Koch Industries cyber attack

As part of an ongoing investigation into “coordinated cyber attacks against major companies and organizations” by members of the hacktivist collective “Anonymous,” the FBI is investigating 12 individuals suspected of participating in cyber attacks against business websites operated by Koch Industries. Koch Industries owners Charles and David Koch were being…

UFO that puzzled NASA was polystyrene fake

BRUSSELS — An unidentified flying object photographed high in the Belgian sky that puzzled even NASA scientists turns out to have been a fake made out of foam, the man behind the hoax said Tuesday. Though scientists pored over the picture of a triangular-shaped flying saucer with four lights, allegedly…

U.S. female senators press Saudi king on driving ban

WASHINGTON — Fourteen US women senators pressed Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah in a letter Tuesday to lift his country’s unique ban on women drivers, calling it a big step forward on human rights. “We strongly believe it is time to abolish the prohibition on women driving once and for all,…

Congressman Gutierrez arrested outside White House for protesting deportations

Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez (D-IL) was arrested outside the White House Tuesday afternoon while protesting the record number of people deported from the United States since President Obama’s election. According to his office, Gutierrez was handcuffed and taken to a police van, along with about eleven others, after refusing Park…

Traffic spike after Obama speech crashes Congress members’ websites

WASHINGTON — With the United States poised on the brink of a potential default, President Barack Obama appealed to Americans to “make your voice heard” to members of Congress. They appear to have listened. Heavy traffic caused a number of websites of members of Congress to crash overnight and the…

Guns in Mexico crimes came from ATF’s Operation ‘Fast and Furious’

WASHINGTON — At least 122 weapons recovered at crime scenes in Mexico have been linked to a US government weapons sting operation gone awry, two US members of Congress said in a report Tuesday. Operation “Fast and Furious,” run by the US Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms (ATF), allowed…

NAACP calls for an end to the war on drugs

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is officially calling on the U.S. government to end the war on drugs. A majority of NAACP delegates at their annual convention in Los Angeles Tuesday voted to pass a resolution titled: “A Call to End the War on Drugs,…

Wisc. union protester claims Capitol staffer attacked her balloon

Though the pro-union protesters in Wisconsin are no longer making front page news daily around the country, their resistance continues — most recently, in a bizarre direction involving a trail of blood and a popped balloon. Activists have taken to holding red heart-shaped balloons in the Capitol rotunda in Madison,…

Saudi billionaire, News Corp. benefactor, rebuffs calls for restructuring

LONDON (Reuters) – News Corp’s major shareholder Prince Alwaleed bin Tala has rebuffed calls to change the company’s dual-class structure or leadership, the Financial Times reported in its Tuesday edition. “Investors went into News Corp knowing the class A and B share structure,” Alwaleed was quoted as saying in an…

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