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Ohio jailhouse killer to be executed Tuesday morning

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Reuters) - Clarence Carter, a 49-year-old Ohio man convicted of beating to death another prison inmate after a dispute over what TV channel to watch, is scheduled to be executed on Tuesday morning. Carter will be the 12th person executed in the United Statesthis year and the third in Ohio. He…

Bachmann: Obama should put his birth certificate ‘on the table’

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) indirectly questioned President Barack Obama’s citizenship Monday night. “As far as I’m concerned, I think, if I decide to throw the hat in the ring, anybody could look at my birth certificate, I could care less,” she told Fox News’ Sean Hannity. “This is the easiest…

U.S. marks 150th anniversary of start of Civil War

RALEIGH, North Carolina — Americans on Tuesday mark the 150th anniversary of the start of the US Civil War, a bloody conflict that historians say still deeply influences the United States. “The Civil War is one of the most significant events in American history in terms of the way the…

WATCH: Air France superjumbo jet clips and spins smaller commuter jet

Video shows an Airbus A380 superjumbo jet operated by Air France clipping a smaller commuter jet and spinning it a full 90 degrees Monday night. U.S. officials are investigating. Watch this video from NBC New York, broadcast April 12, 2011.…

US court upholds freeze on Arizona immigration law

PHOENIX, Arizona — A US federal court upheld the suspension of key parts of a controversial Arizona immigration law which came into force last year. Arizona’s governor slammed the ruling — and vowed to appeal to the US Supreme Court if necessary — but the Mexican government and rights groups…

Rep. DeFazio: Obama should ‘act like a Democrat’

Progressive Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR) called on President Barack Obama and Democratic leaders to toughen their stance against the GOP approach to solving the deficit purely with spending cuts. “We should say, they don’t get a single Democratic vote till they stop pretending that you can somehow achieve fiscal responsibility…

Man detained in Ohio for LA synagogue blast: FBI

LOS ANGELES (AFP) – A man believed to be the suspect wanted over an explosion outside a Los Angeles-area synagogue last week was arrested in Ohio, reportedly on his way to New York, the FBI said. Ron Hirsch, described as “extremely dangerous,” had boarded a Greyhound bus bound for the…

U.S. investigates runway plane collision in New York

PARIS (Reuters) – U.S. investigators have impounded an Air France A380 which collided with a smaller jet at New York’s John F. Kennedy airport on Monday but the airline says transatlantic A380 flights will be unaffected. The Airbus superjumbo, the world’s largest jetliner with a wingspan of almost 80 meters (yards), hit the tail section…

Revolts boost Americans’ views of Arabs: poll

WASHINGTON — Recent uprisings in the Middle East and North Africa have improved Americans’ opinions of Arabs, with Egyptians viewed in an especially positive light since their successful revolt against Hosni Mubarak, a poll showed Monday. Fifty-six percent of Americans surveyed this month said they have a favorable view of…

Former Republican senator: We have homophobes in our party

Former Wyoming Republican Senator Alan Simpson blasted socially conservative members of the Republican Party on MSNBC’s Hardball with Chris Matthews on Monday. “We have homophobes in our party,” Simpson, who served as a senator from 1979 to 1997, admitted. “That’s disgusting to me. We’re all human beings. We’re all God’s…

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