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Watch: North Dakota flooding worsens rapidly

As the Souris River continues to rise, flooding in Minot, ND appears likely to be even worse than expected. According to the Associated Press, as of Friday water levels had risen nearly four feet in less than a day, stunning local residents. Four thousand homes are now expected to be…

Watch: North Dakota flooding worsens rapidly

As the Souris River continues to rise, flooding in Minot, ND appears likely to be even worse than expected. According to the Associated Press, as of Friday water levels had risen nearly four feet in less than a day, stunning local residents. Four thousand homes are now expected to be…

Hackers hit ‘Neverwinter Nights’ game forums

SAN FRANCISCO — US videogame giant Electronic Arts (EA) on Friday revealed that hackers had looted user data in “a highly sophisticated” attack. A computer network hosting BioWare Edmonton’s “Neverwinter Nights” game forums was hit by hackers who made off with users’ names, passwords, email addresses, birth dates and other…

New York lawmakers reach agreement on religious exemptions for same sex marriage

New York came one step closer to legalizing marriage equality Friday after Republican lawmakers and Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo reportedly reached an agreement on religious exemptions. The new exemptions would protect religious organizations from being required to recognize same sex marriages. Senate Republicans met behind close doors Friday afternoon to…

‘Predatory’ cigarette marketing to U.S. black youth: study

SAN FRANCISCO — Menthol cigarettes are marketed to African-American youths in a “predatory” manner through more ads and lower prices near California high schools, said a US study released on Friday. Researchers at Stanford University said their findings, published in the journal Nicotine & Tobacco Research, show that menthol cigarette…

Texas considering Confederate flag license plate

Texas officials are in the process of deciding whether to offer a specialty license plate featuring the Confederate flag. The Texas Sons of Confederate Veterans designed the plate to honor Texans who fought in the Civil War, but the idea is offensive to many. “It brings back the anger from…

House rejects measure authorizing Libya mission

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – War-fatigued lawmakers in the House of Representatives took a symbolic swipe at President Barack Obama’s Libya policy on Friday, rejecting a resolution that would have authorized his limited military intervention against Libyan leader Moammar Gaddafi for a year. The Republican-led House, upset over Obama’s failure to seek…

Schumer: Debt limit deal must include revenues

WASHINGTON – One day after the debt limit negotiations fell into disarray, Sen. Chuck Schumer made it clear that Democrats won’t accept any deal that doesn’t include revenue increases along with spending cuts. “Make no mistake: there needs to be revenues in any deal,” the New York Democrat told reporters…

Van Jones on the deficit: ‘We are not stupid. We can do the math.’

Van Jones, Obama’s former green jobs czar, kicked off a new progressive movement at New York City’s Town Hall last night with an ambitious goal — to build a vocal counterweight to the Tea Party, who he says has monopolized the dialogue on America’s economic woes. “We are trying to…

2012 Republican Gary Johnson defends WikiLeaks

Republican 2012 presidential candidate Gary Johnson defended WikiLeaks as an agent of government transparency Thursday, breaking with a large bipartisan consensus that the group is a threat to the United States. “Government needs to be transparent,” Johnson, a libertarian, told RT’s The Alyona Show on Thursday evening. “The more transparent…

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