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U.S. retooling strategy to aid Afghan exit

Ten years after hastily going to war in Afghanistan, the United States is eyeing an honorable exit from the conflict after being forced to change strategy as it confronts a Taliban insurgency. US forces entered Afghanistan in October 2001, just weeks after the attacks of September 11, in what was dubbed Operation…

Democrat narrowly wins West Virginia governor’s race

CHARLESTON, West Virginia – Democrat Earl Ray Tomblin held on for a narrow victory in a special election for governor of West Virginia on Tuesday that had tightened after Republicans ran ads tying him to President Barack Obama. Tomblin, who has been acting governor, defeated businessman Bill Maloney, who has…

Warren debates rivals in Massachusetts Senate race

BOSTON – Consumer advocate and former Obama administration official Elizabeth Warren squared off with Democratic rivals in her first political debate on Tuesday as she campaigns to unseat Republican Scott Brown in next year’s Massachusetts Senate race. Democrats are eager to take back the seat Brown won in an upset…

Principal allegedly assaulted student for wearing Gay-Straight Alliance shirt

A 17-year-old senior at Sequoyah High School, Chris Sigler, claimed his principal shoved and verbally harassed him last week for wearing a t-shirt in support of establishing a Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) club. A teacher had told Sigler he could not wear his homemade shirt, which said “GSA: We’ve Got Your…

Ari Berman: Koch brothers undermining democracy

Ari Berman, author and contributing writer for The Nation magazine, told Amy Goodman of Democracy Now on Tuesday that the influential Koch brothers were pushing voting laws to help the Republican Party win more elections. “The Koch brothers, as you know, their money is all over the place here,” he…

Amanda Knox arrives home after four-year ordeal

SEATTLE, Washington — A tearful Amanda Knox arrived home in the US and thanked her supporters a day after she was acquitted of murder and sexual assault charges, ending a four-year ordeal in an Italian jail. “I’m really overwhelmed right now. I was looking down from the airplane and it…

GOP Rep. Frank Wolf: Grover Norquist profits from ‘unsavory people’

Republican Rep. Frank Wolf of Virginia on the House floor Tuesday attacked Grover Norquist and his anti-tax pledge, which has been signed by nearly every Republican in the House and Senate. “My conscience has compelled me to come to the floor today to voice concerns I have with the influence…

Mitt Romney: ‘Occupy Wall Street’ protest is dangerous

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney — who has raised $2.3 million from the financial sector — is no fan of the “Occupy Wall Street” demonstration in lower Manhattan. “I think it’s dangerous, this class warfare,” he said at a retirement community in Florida. As corporations enjoy near record profits and…

‘Occupy Wall Street’ protesters prepare for union-backed demonstration

NEW YORK — US activists protesting corporate greed prepared for a downtown Manhattan march Wednesday that will include support from unionized teachers and transportation workers. The “Occupy Wall Street” website said the demonstration, scheduled for 4:30 pm (2030 GMT), will begin at Foley Square and end at Liberty Plaza, in…

Supreme Court hears ‘return to sender’ death row appeal

WASHINGTON — The US Supreme Court Tuesday took up the case of a man on death row who failed to launch an appeal against his sentence in time because his lawyers had left their firm and left no forwarding address. Cory Maples was sentenced to death by an Alabama court…

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