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Rep. Anthony Weiner exploring legal action over ‘Weinergate’ fiasco

Democratic Rep. Anthony Weiner is consulting with his lawyers after it was reported that the New York congressman sent a racy photo to a female college student from Seattle via Twitter. “We’ve retained counsel to explore the proper next steps and to advise us on what civil or criminal actions…

Obama appoints Gen. Martin Dempsey to top military post

WASHINGTON (AFP) – President Barack Obama on Monday announced that he has chosen US Army General Martin Dempsey, who commanded an armored division in key battles in Iraq, for the United States’ top uniformed military post. “With nearly 40 years in uniform, Martin Dempsey is one of our nation’s most…

Watch live: Obama speaks at Arlington National Cemetery

President Barack Obama is scheduled to deliver a Memorial Day address at Arlington National Cemetery starting at 11 a.m. EST. This live video is provided courtesy of MSNBC.com. Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy…

Interview: Bradley Manning’s father no fan of his son

The father of the lone soldier accused of turning over massive cache of U.S. secrets to WikiLeaks sometimes refuses to acknowledge to strangers that his son is actually Pfc. Bradley Manning, according to an interview he gave ABC News. Asked what he would say to his son if he admits…

Hackers crack PBS content system, publish report claiming Tupac is ‘still alive’

U.S. public broadcaster PBS was attacked Sunday night by hackers who broke into their website’s content management system and published a fake report claiming that slain rapper Tupac was alive and well in New Zealand. The hackers who claimed responsibility called their group “The Lulz Boat.” In a message published…

College student at center of Rep. Anthony Weiner Twitter photo scandal issues statement

Gennette Nicole Cordova, the Washington state college student at the center of the scandal involving Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) and a lewd photo tweeted from his (allegedly hacked) Twitter account, has issued a statement. “I am a 21-year-old college student from Seattle,” part of her statement reads. “I have never…

Surprise GOP 2012 poll winner: Rudy Guiliani

BOSTON (Reuters) – Rudy Giuliani came out on top of a new survey of the 2012 Republican presidential primary field, even though the former New York Mayor has not so far jumped into the race. Many Republican voters quizzed in the CNN/Opinion Research Corp. poll released on Friday said they…

Former Texas governor Bill Clements dies

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) – Former Texas Governor Bill Clements, who was the state’s first Republican governor since Reconstruction when he took office in 1979, has died at the age of 94. Clements, who served two terms as governor, from 1979 to 1983 and from 1987 to 1991, was remembered by…

South Dakota calls for bulldozers to fight flood

MINNEAPOLIS (Reuters) – South Dakota appealed for bulldozers and operators and called up 200 more National Guard troops on Sunday in a race to finish levees before heavy Missouri River flows reach the capital, officials said. The U.S. government plans to step up releases from several dams along the Missouri…

IMF ex-chief Strauss-Kahn had separate ethics rules

When International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn was arrested after being accused of attempting to rape a hotel maid in New York City, onlookers wondered whether the IMF would sanction him for abusing his position (Strauss-Kahn reportedly yelled “don’t you know who I am?” while attacking the maid). Strauss-Kahn resigned,…

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