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Eight New York policemen charged in gun smuggling ring

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Eight New York City policemen were charged on Tuesday with helping run a gun-smuggling ring in a city whose mayor, Michael Bloomberg, is leading a national campaign against illegal guns. The men were accused of exploiting their experience and credentials to take part in schemes to…

Herman Cain adviser: Campaign ‘resonating’ with smokers

Herman Cain’s senior adviser says that a new campaign ad isn’t encouraging anyone to take up smoking, but the campaign is “resonating” with nicotine fans. The image of chief of staff Mark Block smoking in a recent campaign ad has quickly overshadowed any other message the campaign intended to send.…

Occupy San Jose protester refusing to come down off City Hall wall

A protester from Occupy San Jose climbed a three-story wall near City Hall Monday and refused to come down. The protester, who goes by the name “Cracker,” was identified as 27-year-old Shaun O’Kelly by another demonstrator, according to KGO. O’Kelly told reporters that he was an itinerant construction worker who…

NC anti-abortion centers told Jewish woman to convert to Christianity

A North Carolina abortion rights group revealed Monday that most “crisis pregnancy centers” (CPC) in the state were misleading women about their health care options. A NARAL Pro-Choice North Carolina Foundation (NPCNCF) report (PDF) found that more than two-thirds of CPCs provided medically inaccurate information. The centers have been in…

BP bounces back into profit

BP surged back into profit in the first nine months of 2011, and has now reached a “clear turning point” after last year’s devastating Gulf of Mexico oil disaster, it declared on Tuesday. The group said it will sell another $15 billion of non-core assets by 2013, expanding its divestment…

Mormons defend faith in White House race spotlight

As the battle for the Republican presidential nomination gets into full swing, the issue of religion has resurfaced, with front-runner Mitt Romney forced to defend his Mormon faith. While critics have branded Mormonism an anti-Christian cult, those who belong to the church say the possibility of a Mormon winning the…

U.S. judge halts drug tests for aid applicants

TALLAHASSEE, Florida (Reuters) – A judge on Monday halted a new Florida law that requires low-income parents seeking federal cash assistance to pass a drug test before receiving any money. In a 37-page ruling in Orlando, District Court Judge Mary Scriven granted an injunction barring the state from enforcing the…

Wall Street protest plans global rally before G20

NEW YORK (Reuters) – An activist group that sparked the Occupy Wall Street movement has called for global protests on Saturday to demand G20 leaders impose a “Robin Hood” tax on financial transactions and currency trades. Canada-based Adbusters wants the Occupy Wall Street protest movement against economic inequality to take…

At fundraisers, Obama says 60 percent of promises kept

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – President Barack racked up cash for his re-election campaign at fundraisers in Nevada and California on Monday, declaring that he had kept 60 percent of the promises he made as a candidate in 2008. Obama is in the middle of a three-day swing through battleground states…

Maddow: Herman Cain’s campaign basically is the Koch brothers

On her show Monday night, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow noted that Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain is an avid numerologist who is obsessed with the number 45. She also pointed out numerous links between Cain and the conservative billionaire Koch brothers. For instance, before running for president, he worked for…

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