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Residents demand compensation from BP as oil continues washing up on Louisiana beaches

By Jemima Kelly (Reuters) – Four years after the Deepwater Horizon spill, oil is still washing up on the long sandy beaches of Grand Isle, Louisiana, and some islanders are fed up with hearing from BP that the crisis is over. Jules Melancon, the last remaining oyster fisherman on an…

SC town fights firing of lesbian police chief by mayor who says gays are worse than drunks

City Council members demanded answers from a South Carolina mayor who fired a veteran police chief because she’s a lesbian. Latta Mayor Earl Bullard fired Police Chief Crystal Moore on Tuesday, saying the 20-year veteran had drawn seven reprimands — but a city councilwoman said the mayor issued all of…

Frazier Glenn Miller’s ties to a 1987 triple slaying: Did the feds protect a killer?

On April 13, Frazier Glenn Miller was arrested after he allegedly shot and killed three people at a Jewish Community Center and a Jewish retirement center in suburban Kansas City. Within hours of the arrest, the media reported that Miller had a long history as a white supremacist and virulent…

Pentagon: Two arms programs face live-or-die review after costs jump

An unmanned U.S. Navy helicopter built by Northrop Grumman Corp and a precision ship-landing system built by Raytheon Co face mandatory reviews that could lead to their cancellation after quantity reductions drove unit costs sharply higher in 2013, the Pentagon announced on Thursday. Senior defense officials said the cost increases…

Obama mocks critics: GOP still going through ‘stages of grief’ over health care law’s success

President Barack Obama mounted a vigorous effort on Thursday to show his signature healthcare law is working and dismissed Republican critics who are using flaws in Obamacare to campaign for ousting Democrats from the U.S. Congress in November. Appearing in the White House briefing room days before leaving the national…

Nearly 100 recent homicides linked to users of Stormfront white supremacist site, SPLC says

A white supremacist charged with killing three people near two Jewish community facilities in suburban Kansas City this week posted more than 12,000 messages on a racist website which carries the slogan “No Jews, Just Right,” according to an organization that tracks hate groups. The online activity by Frazier Glenn…

Justices Scalia and Ginsburg say Supreme Court will likely rule on NSA surveillance

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Two members of the Supreme Court indicated on Thursday night that the court will ultimately have to decide the legality of National Security Agency surveillance activities. The two justices, Antonin Scalia and Ruth Bader Ginsburg, made the comments during a public event at the…

Illinois cops seize computers and cell phones in search for Twitter account mocking mayor

Police in Peoria, Illinois seized computers and cell phones while attempting to find the person responsible for a satirical Twitter account mocking the town’s mayor. The Peoria Journal-Star reported that authorities executed a search warrant on the home on Tuesday night in connection with an investigation into the @Peoriamayor account,…

Conservatives encouraging presidential bid by Fox News’ Ben Carson outraise rivals

By Andy Sullivan WASHINGTON (Reuters) – If money is any indication, a prominent Baltimore doctor with no political experience is an early front-runner in the 2016 U.S. presidential race. A group encouraging retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson to run for president raised $2.4 million in the first three months of this…

Chelsea Clinton announces that she is pregnant during event alongside her mother

By Barbara Goldberg NEW YORK (Reuters) – Chelsea Clinton announced on Thursday that she is pregnant with the first grandchild of former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. “Marc and I are very excited that we have our first child arriving later this year,” said Chelsea…

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