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3 dead, more than 50 hurt in Nev. air race crash

Shocking video footage has emerged of an airplane crashing into the ground at a Nevada air show on Friday evening, killing three people and injuring more than 50. WATCH: Video from Reuters, on September 17, 2011.…

Maher, Olbermann make fun of ‘typical GOP voter in bubble’

In Bill Maher’s mind, a typical Republican voter resides in a bubble, literally. On a new episode of Real Time with Bill Maher Friday evening, the comedian thrashed the GOP as usual, focusing on climate change deniers like Rick Perry in the show’s latest installment. Maher felt the media needed…

Maher, Olbermann make fun of ‘typical GOP voter in bubble’

In Bill Maher’s mind, a typical Republican voter resides in a bubble, literally. On a new episode of Real Time with Bill Maher Friday evening, the comedian thrashed the GOP as usual, focusing on climate change deniers like Rick Perry in the show’s latest installment. Maher felt the media needed…

Rabbit dies saving owners from house fire in Alaska

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) – A pet rabbit is being credited for saving its owners from a house fire in southeastern Alaska before it died of smoke inhalation, fire officials said on Friday. The rabbit woke up the homeowner early on Tuesday morning by scratching on her chest, the Ketchikan Fire…

Obama: All Americans must pay fair share to cut deficit

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama said on Saturday that Americans need to be ready to “pay their fair share” to narrow the deficit, previewing his proposals to Congress that are expected to include more taxes on the rich. In his weekly radio and video address, the Democrat said his…

Movie slams “pink-washing” in breast cancer campaigns

TORONTO (Reuters) – Pink ribbons dumb down the grim realities of treating cancer, and hide the profit-focused core of many high-profile fund-raising events, according to a movie that premiered at the Toronto Film Festival this week. “Pink Ribbons, Inc.” takes a detailed look at some of the colorful fundraising events…

GM, United Auto Workers agree on new contract

The United Auto Workers said it had reached a new labor agreement with General Motors Co., although details of the settlement were being withheld, pending a ratification meeting with local union leaders. The UAW’s old agreement expired Wednesday but the union was barred from striking under the terms of the…

Blogger found not guilty of threatening Connecticut officials

A New Jersey blogger who suggested that Connecticut officials should “obey the Constitution or die” and urged his readers to “take up arms” against them has been found not guilty of threatening and inciting injury. Harold “Hal” Turner of New Jersey has a long history of violent rhetoric and is…

Man with gun provokes lockdown at Arizona air base

TUCSON, Ariz (Reuters) – Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in southern Arizona was on lockdown because of a “potential security situation” after a man was spotted with a weapon near a dormitory, authorities said on Friday. The base, on the outskirts of Tucson, said in a statement that no one had…

GOP leaders: We might support tax breaks for business in Obama jobs plan

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Sounding cooperative but drawing a firm line on tax increases, House Republican leaders said on Friday they see some areas of possible agreement with President Barack Obama on his jobs plan. Extending a tax break for businesses that allows them to write off the value of new…

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