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Death-row inmate Troy Davis loses clemency appeal

Georgia death-row inmate Troy Davis has lost his final appeal and will face the death sentence on Wednesday, human rights groups said Tuesday morning. Davis was convicted of murdering Georgia police officer Mark MacPhail in 1989. Since his conviction, seven of the nine people who testified against him have recanted…

Tucker Carlson and Greta Van Susteren have epic shouting match

It appears that neither Tucker Carlson or Fox News host Greta Van Susteren are willing to back down in their fight over a report Carlson posted on his website, The Daily Caller. Susteren had called Carlson a “pig” and accused him of promoting violence against women after he reported Mike…

Kucinich: Don’t ask the poor to take cuts

Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) appeared on Countdown Monday evening to talk about President Barack Obama’s debt reduction plan and the steps he would take to protect the middle and lower classes. “I like what President Obama said today about more taxes about those who are making more, but that’s only…

Kucinich: Don’t ask the poor to take cuts

Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) appeared on Countdown Monday evening to talk about President Barack Obama’s debt reduction plan and the steps he would take to protect the middle and lower classes. “I like what President Obama said today about more taxes about those who are making more, but that’s only…

9/11 victim’s family settles suit

The family of a man killed on 9/11 withdrew its lawsuit Monday against United Airlines and a security company whom they had blamed for allowing al-Qaeda hijackers to board Flight 175. The suit by the Bavis family in New York federal court had been the last by relatives of the…

Google opening smartphone wallets

Google has opened its smartphone wallet to the public. Shops taking part in the program began letting people pay for purchases with taps of Nexus S 4G smartphones from US telecom carrier Sprint. “With Google Wallet, you can tap, pay and save using your phone and near field communication (NFC),”…

Two U.S. marines killed in helicopter crash

Two US marines were killed when an attack helicopter crashed during training at a California military base on Monday, a spokesman said. The AH-1W Cobra went down on a training ground at Camp Pendleton south of Los Angeles, said Steven Posy, a spokesman for the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing based…

U.S., Israeli military chiefs meet

Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak and his US counterpart Leon Panetta met Monday at the Pentagon to discuss political changes in the region ahead of the Palestinian bid for statehood at the United Nations. At the second Pentagon meeting for the two defense leaders since Panetta became Defense Secretary in…

Google under scrutiny over search dominance

Google’s executive chairman Eric Schmidt will take center stage at a Senate hearing Wednesday into whether the Internet giant is abusing its dominant position in online search. The Mountain View, California-based Google has drawn increasing scrutiny from US and European regulators as it has grown over the years from a…

Watch live: Clinton Global Initiative begins in New York

This video is a live stream from the 2011 Clinton Global Initiative. To find out more about the annual event, click here. Watch live streaming video from cgi_plenary at livestream.com…

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