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Arianna: The Huffington Post is not a ‘lefty’ publication anymore

In a recent interview with The New York Times, Arianna Huffington revealed a bit of news that’s not likely to show up on The Huffington Post’s front page any time soon: the site is no longer “lefty” in its political bent. That will likely come as a surprise to the…

Poll: Americans favor unions over GOP governors in labor disputes

More Americans back unions over governors who are trying to curb collective bargaining rights, according to a recent poll. The polling organization Gallup found that 48 percent, or nearly half of Americans agree more with state employee labor unions. Only 39 percent favored governors in those states. An additional 13…

Navy decides not to fire openly gay sailor

Although the military’s discriminatory gay ban is still in effect, at least one sailor will be keeping his job. The Navy Administrative Separation Board Thursday recommend that 26-year-old Petty Officer Second Class Derek Morado not be fired even though he disclosed that he was gay on his MySpace page. “I’m…

Judge: Feds ignored environmental laws in pushing Kansas coal power plant

Progress on a planned coal-fired power plant in Kansas was put on hold yesterday after a judge sided with environmental groups, ruling that a federal agency ignored requirements set forth by environmental laws in approving the project and providing tax incentives. In a ruling that agreed with arguments by activist…

Wisconsin woman charged with sending bomb, death threats to GOP lawmakers

CHICAGO (Reuters) – Wisconsin prosecutors filed a four-count criminal complaint on Thursday against a 26-year-old woman, charging her with sending e-mail threats to Republican state senators after they passed controversial curbs on public employee union rights. Katherine R. Windels, of Cross Plains, Wisconsin faces a maximum penalty of three and…

U.S. Fed loaned Libya-backed bank billions

WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve lent a Libyan state-backed bank billions of dollars during the financial crisis, documents made public on Thursday have revealed. The Arab Bank Corporation, which is today 59.3 percent owned by the Libyan government, borrowed in slices as big as $1.175 billion from the US central…

No more ‘pants on the ground’ for AR schoolkids

LITTLE ROCK, Ark (Reuters) – Arkansas students who love their sagging pants should soon leave them at home. Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe signed a bill on Wednesday that bans students from wearing clothing that exposes “underwear, buttocks or the breast of a female.” Arkansas educators have long complained about the…

African Americans worse off in 2011: study

WASHINGTON (AFP) – African Americans are worse off and have less access to health care than white Americans this year compared to 2010, an annual report released Thursday says. In the 35th annual “State of Black America” report, the National Urban League (NUL) said African Americans have slid down on…

Jobs numbers up in march, unemployment down

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. employment recorded a second straight month of solid gains in March and the jobless rate fell to a two-year low of 8.8 percent, marking a decisive shift in the labor market that should help to underpin the economic recovery. Nonfarm payrolls rose 216,000 last month, the…

U.S. traffic fatalities hit record low in 2010

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. traffic deaths dropped by 3 percent to a record annual low of 32,788 for 2010 even as motorists drove more in an improving economy, projected government figures showed on Friday. Fatalities have dropped 25 percent over the past five years, which transportation officials and highway safety…

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