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Teacher at Christian school charged for masturbating in class

Authorities in Schaumburg, Illinois have charged a teacher at a Christian school for repeatedly masturbating in class over a period of 10 years. Schaumburg Christian School fired math teacher Paul A. LaDuke, 75, on Friday after a student reported that she saw him masturbating, according to NBC Chicago. After conducting…

Bullet struck White House window: report

A bullet has struck the ballistic glass of an exterior window of the White House and another round has been found nearby, News4, a local NBC affiliate, reported. The news outlet said the Secret Service – the bodyguard detail charged with protecting the US president and other top officials — began investigating after an incident on Friday when…

Georgia becomes latest state to consider drug testing for welfare

Following the example set by Florida and Missouri, Georgia state Sen. John Albers on Tuesday introduced legislation that would require all applicants of Medicaid and the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) welfare programs to pass a drug test. “Whether you work to receive compensation or collect government assistance, the…

Supreme Court asked to broadcast healthcare case

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.S. cable TV network and a senior Republican senator asked the Supreme Court Tuesday to allow its first live broadcast when it hears arguments in the legal dispute over President Barack Obama’s sweeping healthcare overhaul law. In a letter to Chief Justice John Roberts, C-SPAN, the…

‘Occupy Wall Street’ protesters return to park

New York police on Tuesday demolished the Manhattan camp of the anti-Wall Street protests in a surprise raid which threw the two-month-old movement into crisis. Despite launching a swift legal challenge to the dismantling of their tent camp in Zuccotti Park, a judge backed a ban on pitching tents in…

Occupy DC marchers invite Obama to side with protests

WASHINGTON — More than 300 protesters marched on the White House on Tuesday to invite an absent President Barack Obama to side with the Occupy movement, after police raids on camps in New York and other cities. “We would like to welcome him to the movement,” chanted the energetic but…

U.S. Postal Service takes $5 billion loss

WASHINGTON — The US Postal Service on Tuesday reported a $5.1 billion loss for fiscal 2011 and warned of more trouble if has to meet obligations to pay into a retiree health benefits program. The USPS, government-owned but expected to operate on its own financial legs, said the year-end loss…

Campus shooting as protests target UC Berkeley

BERKELEY, California — Police shot a suspected gunman Tuesday on the campus of the University of California, Berkeley, officials said, as hundreds of anti-Wall Street protesters marched on the elite college. It was unclear if the reported shooting, at the California institution’s Haas School of Business, was related to the…

Rick Perry wants part-time Congress

CHICAGO — White House hopeful Rick Perry on Tuesday unveiled a plan to make serving in the US Congress a part-time and relatively low-paying job as part of a broad overhaul of the federal government. The Texas governor’s proposal comes at a time when Congress faces record disapproval ratings due…

U.S. spends $32 million to make eight 30,000-pound bombs

WASHINGTON — The US Air Force has a new 30,000-pound bomb in its arsenal designed to penetrate targets buried deep underground, a spokesman said Tuesday. The Air Force started taking delivery of the giant bomb, the “Massive Ordnance Penetrator,” in September, said Lieutenant Colonel Jack Miller. Under an August 2…

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