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San Francisco tests its limits on public nudism

“No shoes, no shirt, no service” is a sign you see in a lot of US stores. In San Francisco, restaurateurs might soon have to add “no pants” to the list, as a row flares over nudism in the vibrant heart of the city’s gay community. On a sunny September…

Herman Cain wins Florida Republican straw poll

ORLANDO, Florida (Reuters) – Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain won an upset victory in the nonbinding straw poll sponsored by the Republican Party of Florida on Saturday, beating out seven other candidates including front-runner Rick Perry. (Reporting by Jane Sutton) mochila insert follows Powered by Mochila…

U.S. blame game ‘self-defeating’: Pakistani PM

The Pakistani Prime Minister Saturday rejected US allegations linking Islamabad with the Haqqani terror network, saying the “blame game is self-defeating”. Yousuf Raza Gilani said such accusations would only benefit the militants, and added that they showed US policy in Afghanistan was in “disarray”. “We strongly reject assertions of complicity…

U.S. hikers freed by Iran to arrive home on Sunday

The two US hikers Iran recently released after holding in jail for more than two years are scheduled to arrive home on Sunday, a family spokeswoman told AFP. Josh Fattal and Shane Bauer, both 29, plan to leave Oman on Saturday and are “expected to arrive on US soil tomorrow,”…

Fox analyst: ‘I really don’t see the downside’ to gov’t shutdown

Just a few weeks after advocating for the minimum wage to be eliminated, Fox business analyst Gary B. Smith added to his highlight reel of eyebrow raising statements Saturday afternoon. On Fox’s Bulls & Bears, Smith displayed total apathy when asked whether he was concerned over the government possibly shutting…

Fox analyst: ‘I really don’t see the downside’ to gov’t shutdown

Just a few weeks after advocating for the minimum wage to be eliminated, Fox business analyst Gary B. Smith added to his highlight reel of eyebrow raising statements Saturday afternoon. On Fox’s Bulls & Bears, Smith displayed total apathy when asked whether he was concerned over the government possibly shutting…

VT Gov on Tea Party: They want to spend more overseas than here

Vermont governor Peter Shumlin (D) appeared on The Rachel Maddow Show Friday evening to express his concern over the possible government shutdown over FEMA funds. “Congress is scaring me to death,” Shumlin said. “You know, the fact that we’re at a point in this country where we could get hit…

VT Gov on Tea Party: They want to spend more overseas than here

Vermont governor Peter Shumlin (D) appeared on The Rachel Maddow Show Friday evening to express his concern over the possible government shutdown over FEMA funds. “Congress is scaring me to death,” Shumlin said. “You know, the fact that we’re at a point in this country where we could get hit…

Jail or church? Some Alabama offenders will get to choose

MOBILE, Ala (Reuters) – Starting on Monday, nonviolent offenders in Bay Minette, Alabama, will get to choose whether to serve their sentence in a jail cell or a church pew. Municipal Judge Bayless E. Biles is launching “Operation Restore Our Community,” intended to function not only as a diversion program…

Muslim students get probation for disrupting Israeli ambassador’s speech

SANTA ANA, Calif (Reuters) – Ten Muslim college students in California were convicted and sentenced to probation on Friday for disrupting a speech at their university by Israel’s ambassador to the United States. The students, whose case touched off a furor over free speech rights at the University of California…

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