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U.S. military loses contact with hypersonic aircraft

WASHINGTON — US military scientists on Thursday launched a hypersonic aircraft but lost contact with the experimental plane in its second test flight, officials said. The unmanned Falcon Hypersonic Technology Vehicle (HTV-2), designed as a global bomber prototype capable of a mind-boggling 20 times the speed of sound, launched successfully…

Florida Gov. Rick Scott pays $30 per month for health insurance

Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) crashed into office earlier this year on a campaign bashing President Barack Obama’s health care plan and its ability to lower costs for consumers, but it turns out that he doesn’t mind the governmental twist that allows him to pay a lower insurance premium himself.…

Melissa Harris-Perry: ‘The Help’ movie ‘ahistorical and deeply troubling’

Tulane Professor Melissa Harris-Perry broke down for Lawrence O’Donnell the new feel-good move The Help, which downplays the plight of black women during segregation. “The problem is that it is so ahistorical as to be inaccurate,” Harris-Perry said Thursday after seeing the movie. “Look, the issues that faced African-American women…

Bachmann starred in movie warning public education would spark new Holocaust

In a strange revelation Thursday, Mother Jones magazine unearthed a mostly forgotten 2002 movie that stars none other than Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann during her days as an education activist, warning Americans about a coming second Holocaust brought on by the U.S. public education system. As if that weren’t…

Ex-girlfriend files $50 million suit against Soros

George Soros’ former girlfriend Adriana Ferreyr says the billionaire reneged on a promise to buy her a New York apartment. Ferreyr Wednesday filed a $50 million lawsuit against Soros in Manhattan court, according to The Associated Press. The 28-year-old former Brazilian soap actress claimed that the 80-year-old Soros had said…

Pastor tased, mother stabbed during Alabama church brawl

A dispute over a paycheck resulted in a pastor in Irvington, Alabama being tased after church services Sunday. It all started after New Welcome Baptist Church music minister Simone Moore was fired by pastor Daryl Riley. Moore showed up at the church Sunday to collect his final paycheck but was…

Palin bursts into Iowa in time for bustling conservative weekend

Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin’s One Nation bus tour is on the road again, and it’s headed for Iowa — just in time for one of the most-watched pre-2012 weekends. The Ames Straw Poll, a prominent all-Iowa Republican straw poll, is set for this Saturday at Iowa State University. Rep.…

Judge: no constitutional right to matzoh and grape juice

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A federal judge has ruled that an inmate does not have a constitutionally protected right to matzoh and grape juice. Christopher Henry, who was convicted of first-degree sodomy, claimed “permanent trauma” and malnourishment and requested nearly $10 billion in damages for what he called a violation…

Most Americans say U.S. on wrong track: poll

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Economic fears are weighing heavily on Americans, with a large majority saying the United States is on the wrong track and nearly half believing the worst is yet to come, a Reuters/Ipsos poll said Wednesday. The poll reflected growing anxiety about the U.S. economy and frustration with…

Romney, on rare visit to Iowa, rips Obama on economy

PELLA, Iowa (Reuters) – Mitt Romney, on a rare visit to Iowa on Wednesday, said Americans were “fearful, but not panicked” about the economy and predicted voters would deny President Barack Obama a second term for his economic failures. The Republican presidential front-runner said Obama would lose in Iowa and…

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