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Anti-gay GOP politician donates sperm to lesbians

The wife of a Republican former Alabama gubernatorial candidate says she was shocked to find out her husband, who had campaigned against same sex marriage, has donated sperm to several lesbian women. The New Zealand Herald reported Sunday that while volunteering for earthquake recovery in Christchurch, Bill Johnson had used…

Mexico drug gangs up ante with high-tech tunnels

MEXICO CITY, Mexico (Reuters) – When architect Felipe de Jesus Corona built Mexico’s most powerful drug lord a 200-foot-long tunnel under the U.S.-Mexican border with a hydraulic lift entrance opened by a fake water tap, the kingpin was impressed. The architect “made me one f—ing cool tunnel” Joaquin “Shorty” Guzman…

Pennsylvania priest arrested, accused of possessing child porn

PITTSBURGH, Pa (Reuters) – A Roman Catholic priest was arrested on charges he viewed child pornography in the rectory of his Pittsburgh-area church, the diocese said on Sunday. The Rev. Bartley Sorensen, 62, pastor of St. John Fisher Church in Churchill, Pennsylvania, was arraigned on charges of possession of child…

TSA complaints prompt calls for on-site advocates

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Two New York politicians urged the Transportation Security Administration on Sunday to provide passenger advocates on site at airport screenings after four elderly women complained of intrusive searches by security agents in recent months. Senator Charles Schumer and State Senator Michael Gianaris told Homeland Security Director…

‘Occupy’ activists look to block West Coast ports

OAKLAND (Reuters) – Anti-Wall Street protesters, hoping to briefly cripple a key supply chain of American commerce and re-energize their movement, plan to attempt to block major West Coast ports on Monday. By marching on U.S. ports from California to Alaska, organizers look to call attention to economic inequalities in…

Sex abuse claims prompt look at youth sports culture

BOSTON (Reuters) – Millions of children are lacing up sneakers and skates, donning swimsuits and grabbing rackets to join the ranks of youth sports teams and leagues across the country, often with minimal parental supervision. But accusations of abuse last week against a major figure in amateur athletics have renewed…

Undercover cops spied on Occupy LA in search of ‘domestic terrorists’

By Jason Kandel LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Undercover police officers infiltrated Occupy LA’s tent city last month to spy on people they suspected of stockpiling human waste and crude weapons for resisting an eventual eviction, police and city government sources said. Authorities also used security cameras mounted outside City Hall,…

Harvard lawyer: SOPA is unconstitutional

Harvard Law School constitutional expert Laurence Tribe believes the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) is unconstitutional. The legal figure sent a letter to members of Congress this past week, saying that SOPA violates the First Amendment and leads to illegal “prior restraint.” Tribe also criticized the new provisions in the…

Paul: Gingrich ‘immoral’ for taking taxpayer money from Freddie Mac

Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul ripped fellow candidate Newt Gingrich Sunday for taking $1.6 million from the government-sponsored Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, otherwise known as Freddie Mac. During Saturday night’s GOP debate in Iowa, Paul scored one of the cleanest attacks on Gingrich for raking in big bucks in…

Perry: ‘I don’t have memorized all of the Supreme Court judges’

Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry admitted Sunday that he didn’t know the names of all of the Supreme Court justices, who he calls “judges.” In an interview with the Des Moines Register Friday, Perry struggled for six seconds to remember the name of Justice Sonia Sotomayor. He called her “Montemayor,”…

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