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Police repeatedly clash with ‘Occupy Oakland’ in night of terror

Police in Oakland, California last night repeatedly clashed with demonstrators who refused to simply go home, even after every one of their repeated assemblies were declared illegal. As police dispersed crowds with tear gas and less-lethal weaponry, protesters fled from their positions and re-formed in other locations, leading to what…

Immigrants face Alabama civil rights backlash

Fifty-seven years after a historic Supreme Court ruling put an end toracial segregation, Alabama is in the grip of another civil rights crisis, only this time one affecting Hispanics. “People are fleeing the state, they’re afraid to step out of their homes, they’re made to be criminals,” said Sam Brooke, a lawyer with the Southern Poverty…

Scuffles erupt as Oakland protesters march on city hall

OAKLAND, Calif (Reuters) – Police and protesters scuffled in Northern California on Tuesday as more than 1,000 people marched on city hall in Oakland to voice anger over arrests at an “Occupy Wall Street” camp. Police surrounded a group of demonstrators on a downtown Oakland street, taking several into custody…

Federal court blocks intrusive North Carolina abortion law

A federal judge on Tuesday blocked part of new North Carolina law that requires abortion providers to show women an ultrasound and describe the images in detail four hours before having an abortion. The law also requires doctors to offer women the chance to listen to the heartbeat of the…

Petraeus, McCain to mourn Saudi crown prince

WASHINGTON — The White House on Tuesday announced a high powered delegation to accompany Vice President Joe Biden to offer condolences to Saudi Arabia over the death of Crown Prince Sultan bin Abdul Aziz. Biden will be accompanied by senior Republican Senator John McCain, CIA chief David Petraeus, Clinton-era defense…

U.S. dismantles last big Cold War nuclear bomb

WASHINGTON — Technicians in Texas closed a chapter on the Cold War on Tuesday, dismantling the oldest, biggest and most powerful nuclear bomb in the US arsenal, officials said. The last B-53 bomb — built in 1962, the year of the Cuban missile crisis — was dismantled at the Pantex…

Obama returns to ‘change’ message

SAN FRANCISCO — US President Barack Obama forcefully argued Tuesday that he had honored the passionate demands for change that swept him to the White House, including in the operation that killed Osama bin Laden. On a western campaign swing, the president challenged supporters to show their commitment to his…

California lawmaker: Marijuana crackdown will cost millions in lost revenue

California Assemblymember Tom Ammiano (D) said last week that the federal government’s crackdown on medical marijuana dispensaries would cost the state millions of dollars in lost revenue. In early October, U.S. Attorneys threatened to seize the properties of medical marijuana dispensaries if they didn’t close up shop within 45 days.…

Ron Paul: I want to repeal Roe v. Wade

Republican Rep. Ron Paul of Texas told CBN’s David Brody that he wants to repeal the Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, which upheld a woman’s right to an abortion until the fetus is viable outside the womb. Paul, a presidential candidate and libertarian, has gained an enthusiastic following…

Rep. Speier: Female soldiers ordered to testify on behalf of accused serial rapist

Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) for the tenth time on Tuesday called on Congress to address the pervasive problem of sexual harassment and rape in the U.S. military. To call attention to the problem, she has been telling the stories of woman who were sexually harassed and assaulted while serving in…

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