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Alabama utility company threatens to cut off water without documents

As Alabama’s new controversial immigration law continues to gain attention, one of the bill’s provisions has allowed one utility to make a harsh decision. Allgood’s Water Works in Blunt County, Alabama has placed a sign outside its offices informing customers that they will not provide water service without specific requirements.…

Oakland Raiders owner Davis dies aged 82

(Reuters) – Al Davis, the long-time owner of the National Football League’s Oakland Raiders, died on Saturday at the age of 82, the team’s official website reported. The website (http://www.raiders.com) gave no details of the death of one of the leading personalities in the NFL, but said a statement would…

Obama ups pressure ahead of Senate jobs bill vote

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama maintained his attack against congressional Republicans over his jobs bill on Saturday, upping pressure before it faces a vote in the Senate next week. Repeating a warning to make them explain to the American people why they oppose his measures, Obama said the country…

Bill Maher on Rick Perry’s ‘N*ggerhead Ranch’ rock

On Friday night’s episode of Real Time, host Bill Maher –in a segment reminiscent of our own primer on how not to respond to accusations of racism– pulled no punches in discussing the controversy surrounding the painted rock at Rick Perry’s “N*ggerhead Ranch.” “If you find yourself prefacing more than…

Smiley explains OWS: The poor ‘are being treated as if they’re disposable’

Radio and TV talk show host Tavis Smiley and Dr. Cornel West joined Keith Olbermann on Friday evening to discuss the rapidly-growing ‘Occupy Wall Street’ movement. Watch the full segment below, originally uploaded by Current TV on October 7, 2011.…

Brain-attacking worm linked to decline of Wyoming moose

SALMON, Idaho (Reuters) – A brain-attacking worm is strongly suspected as a factor in the mysterious and steep decline of moose herds in the western part of Wyoming, wildlife biologists in the state said on Friday. While moose populations diminish, infestations by the fly-borne, microscopic Elaeophora schneideri worm are on…

Bill would turn legal drug-related activities overseas into U.S. crimes

The Republican-controlled House Judiciary Committee has taken a giant step towards limiting the civil liberties of American citizens by approving a bill that, according to investigative reporter Radley Balko, “would make it a federal crime for U.S. residents to discuss or plan activities on foreign soil that, if carried out…

U.S. creates task force to prevent future WikiLeaks breaches

By Laura MacInnis and Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. government on Friday announced steps to clamp down on who can access classified information, seeking to avert another WikiLeaks-scale breach of military documents and diplomatic cables. The presidential order requires U.S. agencies to appoint senior people to prevent and…

Obama administrations seeks to overturn harsh Alabama immigration law

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Friday sought to repeal a harsh new Alabama law on immigration, setting up the latest clash between the White House and Republican state leaders over the thorny issue of undocumented migrants. The Justice Department urged the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta to…

Perry: ‘Every human being is entitled to life’

Appearing at the Values Voter Summit Friday in Washington, D.C., Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry, who has presided over 234 executions during his time as governor of Texas, declared “every human being is entitled to life.” “There are millions of Americans that are born into less than ideal circumstances,” Perry…

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