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Human Rights Campaign store in D.C. vandalized by ‘rowdy queers’

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) action center and store in Washington, D.C. was vandalized early Wednesday morning by a radical LGBT group that described itself as “rowdy queers.” The Washington Blade reported that the group splattered pink paint on the store and spray-painted the word “Stonewall” on the sidewalk. The…

U.S. refocuses on home-grown terror threat

WASHINGTON — The United States vowed Wednesday to pursue the “utter destruction” of Al-Qaeda, while refocusing its counter-terrorism strategy to combat the threat of home-grown terror. The new strategy comes on the 10th year of the US-led “war on terror,” launched by former president George W. Bush after the deadly…

Sony backs U.S. cybersecurity legislation after data breach

WASHINGTON — Japan’s Sony Corp., victim of one of the largest data breaches in history, voiced support on Wednesday for cybersecurity legislation being considered by the US Congress. Tim Schaaff, president of Sony Network Entertainment International, also told a Senate panel that the level of activity on the PlayStation Network…

Facebook hires iPhone hacker ‘Geohot’

WASHINGTON — Facebook confirmed on Wednesday that it has hired George Hotz, a celebrated hacker known as “GeoHot” who was sued by Sony for hacking the Japanese company’s PlayStation 3 game console. A Facebook spokeswoman confirmed in an email to AFP that Hotz had been hired by the social network…

Ron Paul: Obama violated War Powers Resolution and U.S. Constitution

Congressman Ron Paul (R-TX) said on CNN Wednesday that President Barack Obama did not have the constitutional authority to militarily intervene in Libya. “You take an oath of office to obey the Constitution… the Constitution is very clear, you don’t go to war without a declaration,” he said. “I agree…

Nuke plant inspections find flaws in disaster readiness

A special inspection of U.S. nuclear plants after the Fukushima disaster in Japan revealed problems with emergency equipment and disaster procedures that are far more pervasive than publicly described by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, a review of inspection reports by ProPublica shows. While the deficiencies don’t pose an immediate risk…

Bachmann’s husband on homosexuality: ‘Barbarians need to be educated’ out of their ‘sinful nature’

Marcus Bachmann, the husband of GOP presidential hopeful Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN), said in a radio interview unearthed by ThinkProgress that “barbarians need to be educated” when asked how parents should deal with their homosexual children. “They need to be disciplined,” he said last year on Point of View Radio…

‘Birther’ authors sue Esquire magazine over parody

Joseph Farah, the editor of WorldNetDaily.com, and Jerome Corsi, author of Where’s the Birth Certificate? The Case That Barack Obama Is Not Eligible to Be President, have filed a defamation lawsuit against Hearst, Esquire magazine and writer Mark Warren over a satirical article. The lawsuit, announced Wednesday, claims that an…

Climate scientists targeted by unrelenting harassment campaign

WASHINGTON — A major US-based science association on Wednesday issued an open letter expressing its concern about harassment of climate scientists, saying such tactics could harm scientific progress. The letter, published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, followed an incident in Australia earlier this month when university…

Bachmann won’t get into ‘mud-wrestling fight’ with Palin

CHARLESTON, South Carolina — US Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann said Wednesday she has no plans to stoop to a “mud-wrestling fight” between her and fellow arch-conservative Sarah Palin. Bachmann, on the campaign trail in the state of South Carolina two days after officially launching her 2012 White House run,…

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