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Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office in Arizona failed to investigate 400 sex-crimes

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, the self-described “toughest sheriff in the United States” best known for his jail’s pink underwear and illegal-immigrant sweeps, said he would not resign despite claims that his office misspent funds and failed to investigate 400 sex-crime cases. “I’m not going to resign as long as…

Donald Trump won’t rule out 2012 presidential bid

Real estate mogul Donald Trump said that after seeing the current 2012 Republican presidential candidates he would not rule out his own presidential bid. “I would not rule it out,” Trump said on Fox & Friends Monday. “I can’t rule out anything. It’s vital that we choose the right person,…

Chicago Bulls player apologizes for gay slur

MIAMI — Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah apologized for yelling an insulting remark, believed to be a gay slur, at a spectator in Miami during his team’s NBA playoff loss on Sunday night. Television cameras showed Noah appearing to say “faggot” after sitting down on the bench just 5:34 into…

Sperm on maid’s dress confirmed to be from IMF chief Strauss-Kahn

DNA samples confirm that traces of sperm found on a maid’s dress were from former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn, according to published reports. Telegraph reported that the New York Police sent the test results to French authorities on Sunday. Strauss-Kahn raced against time Monday to find a new home in a…

Death toll from Missouri tornado rises to at least 116

JOPLIN, Missouri – Rescue crews clawed through rubble searching for survivors Monday in the wake of the deadliest single tornado to strike the United States in nearly 60 years. The massive twister cut a swath of destruction four miles (6.4 kilometers) long and three quarters of a mile (more than…

Supreme Court orders California to free 40,000 prisoners

WASHINGTON — The US Supreme Court ordered California Monday to free thousands of prison inmates, saying chronic overcrowding violated inmates’ rights — but one judge warned the ruling was “outrageous.” In a narrow 5-4 majority ruling upholding a lower court decision, the top US court said the release is the…

Focus on the Family CEO: We ‘probably lost’ fight against same sex marriage

Jim Daly, president and CEO of Focus on the Family, admitted his Christian conservative organization has little chance of turning public opinion against legal same sex marriages. In an interview with the Christian magazine WORLD, Daly said Focus on the Family was “losing” the fight against same sex marriage, noting…

Fox News executive disputes claim Roger Ailes thinks Sarah Palin ‘is an idiot’

An executive of the Fox News Channel said Monday that Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes does not think poorly of former Alaska governor Sarah Palin. In a profile of Ailes published online Sunday, the New York Magazine cited a “Republican close to Ailes” who claimed that Ailes though Palin was…

Alan Greenspan had to be convinced that he existed before meeting Ayn Rand

Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan once doubted his own existence. A friend had to convince Greenspan that he actually existed prior to a meeting with Ayn Rand in the 1950s. Nathaniel Branden told the story about Greenspan in the BBC 2 documentary “All Watched Over By Machines Of Loving…

U.S., U.K. plan trans-governmental national security group

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain and the United States are to create a new joint forum to assess long-term threats to their national security, a British government source said Monday. The launch of the new national security strategy board is expected to be announced during U.S. President Barack Obama’s state visit to Britain, starting Tuesday. “The U.S.…

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