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US Jesuits agree $166 million abuse payout

SEATTLE (AFP) – A US Jesuit order has agreed to pay $166 million to compensate some 500 mostly native American child victims of “horrific” sexual abuse at religious mission schools, lawyers said. The US Northwest chapter of the Rome-based Society of Jesus agreed to the payout — which lawyers said…

Has WI Gov. Walker killed his own bill?

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and his allies have published Walker’s controversial bill limiting the rights of public unions to collectively bargain, in spite of a state judge’s restraining order against publication of the bill by Secretary of State Doug LaFollette. Supporters of the bill have appealed Judge Maryann Sumi’s stay…

Geraldine Ferraro: Don’t patronize me

Geraldine Ferraro, the first major-party female candidate for the vice presidency, passed away Saturday morning at age 75. Her legacy as a tough female politician, however, lives on. Below, watch a clip from the 1984 vice presidential debate between Ferraro and then-Vice President George H.W. Bush, where she bites back…

Maher: GOP birthers think Obama’s race is “un-American”

Bill Maher, upon learning that 51 percent of Republican voters now believe that President Barack Obama was not born in the United States, thus making the GOP majority birthers, he asked his conservative panel, “At what point do you say, I can’t be a Republican anymore?” Maher attributed the birthers’…

Appeal to keep Twitter data out of WikiLeaks probe filed

SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) – Internet rights attorneys appealed a US judge’s order that Twitter must hand over data of three users in contact with the controversial website WikiLeaks. The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) challenged the March 3 ruling on behalf of Icelandic parliamentarian Birgitta…

Breaking: Geraldine A. Ferraro, first female VP candidate, dies at age 75

Geraldine A. Ferraro died Saturday morning of complications related to blood cancer, according to a statement released by her family. She was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in 1998, and lived with the cancer for 12 years. She was 75 years old when she passed. Ferraro was the first female vice…

Lawsuit pits Target against gay-rights group

The retailing giant Target came under fire last year for its donations to run ads supporting an anti-gay rights candidate in Minnesota. Target insists that it is not anti-gay and has contributed to gay and lesbian organizations, but as recently as this month, concerns about last year’s incident caused Lady…

NYC mayor booed at Triangle fire commemoration

NEW YORK — New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg was loudly booed Friday at a speech commemorating the deaths a century ago of 146 people in a factory fire that then led to major labor law reforms across the United States. Bloomberg was one of the principal speakers at the ceremonies…

Willie Nelson to dodge jail over pot bust — in exchange for playing a song

On the road again, headed back to the “Live Music Capital of the World” (better known as Austin, Texas) around November of last year, legendary musician Willie Nelson was stopped by police in Hudspeth County. Smelling marijuana in Willie’s trailer, cops conducted a search, found the stash, and took the…

Progressives launch ad against WI justice who called colleague a ‘bitch’

The Wisconsin Supreme Court justice that recently admitted to calling a female colleague a “bitch” now has another problem. Progressives in the state have launched an ad campaign against Justice David Prosser, suggesting that he’s on the side of child molesters. While District Attorney of Outagamie County in 1979, Prosser…

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