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Condoleezza Rice photo album discovered in Gaddafi compound

The former dictator of Libya seems to have a crush. As rebel fighters ransacked the compound of Muammar Gaddafi following the fall of Tripoli, an unusual item was discovered: a photo album containing nothing but photos of former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. Gaddafi and Rice had previously met…

Only 2% of welfare applicants in Florida failed drug tests

Florida’s nascent drug testing program for welfare recipients has been in effect for just over a month, and already it is representing a significant cost to the state. The law requires that those applying for welfare take a drug test at their own personal expense. The payoff is simple: if…

9/11 victim’s mother: News Corp. hacking claims are ‘disturbing’

Diane Horning, mother of 26-year-old 9/11 victim Matthew Horning, spoke to Current TV’s Keith Olbermann last night about her meeting with Attorney General Eric Holder on the investigation into whether employees of News Corporation hacked into the voicemails of 9/11 victims. “We asked for a timeline but [Holder] was not…

Anonymous claims to publish nude photos of BART spokesman

A member or members of the hacker activist group Anonymous published a series of photos allegedly showing the spokesman for the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) system with his genitals exposed, conveying a simple message in protest: “If you are going to be a dick to the public, then Im…

Fox News cuts off Rove after he calls Palin thin-skinned

A Fox News interview with Karl Rove ended abruptly Wednesday after the conservative analyst repeatedly suggested potential Republican presidential candidate Sarah Palin had a “thin skin.” Earlier this week, Palin had lashed out at Rove and other pundits for speculating that she may or may not run in 2012. “What…

Zookeepers: Animals sensed earthquake before it happened

Many animals at the National Zoo in Washington sensed the rare 5.8 magnitude earthquake that shook the US east coast before it struck and began to behave strangely, zoo officials said. The epicenter of the surprise quake was located in a small Virginia town 134 kilometers (84 miles) southwest of…

Ex-Cy Young winner Mike Flanagan found dead

Former pitcher Mike Flanagan, who won the Cy Young award with Baltimore in 1979, has been found dead at his home. He was 59. The left-handed American won 167 games over 18 seasons with the Orioles and the Toronto Blue Jays. Flanagan’s body was found outside his home on Wednesday…

DOJ probes alleged News Corp. 9/11 victim hacking

US authorities have launched a probe into possible phone hacking of September 11, 2001 victims by News Corp. journalists, victims’ relatives have been told, according to a Justice Department official. During a 75-minute “initial” meeting with about 10 people whose relatives died during the terrorist attacks in New York, US…

Maddow: GOP defers to the tea party, the least liked group in America

On her show Wednesday night, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow questioned why the Republican Party had allowed the tea party movement to wield such great influence over its politics, citing a recent study that found the group was the least liked in America. Maddow’s guest, former White House communications director Nicole…

Penn. school uses sheep to cut lawns due to budget cuts

An imaginative school district in the borough of Carlisle, Pennsylvania has found an innovative way to save money after a $2 million reduction in state support. The Carlisle School District is using seven sheep belonging to the principal of Carlisle’s Wilson Middle School to cut their six-acre lawn. Having sheep…

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