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Judge rules white person can’t sue Paula Deen on racism charges

The racial discrimination lawsuit against former television cooking personality Paula Deen was dismissed on Monday when a federal judge determined that a white employee had no basis for making those charges against her. According to ABC News, District Court Judge William T. Moore Jr. ruled that the plaintiff, Lisa Jackson,…

Gabby speaks: Diane Sawyer previews first Giffords interview

In this preview clip, embedded via ABC News, Diane Sawyer talks about her upcoming special interview with Democratic Representative Gabrielle Giffords and her husband Mark Kelly. In it, we see footage of Giffords as a young teenager, performing in a school play, as well as photos of the Congresswoman before…

Roberts: Cain is just the latest ‘Not Romney’

Despite his emergence in the polls over the last two weeks, Cokie Roberts still isn’t coming close to considering Herman Cain a legitimate candidate for the Republican presidential nomination. During ABC’s This Week panel discussion Sunday morning, the NPR figure labeled Cain as just another “flash in the pan.” “Herman…

Obama sympathizes with ‘Occupy’ protesters: They feel separated from government

Barack Obama told ABC News on Tuesday that he understood the frustration being expressed by the “Occupy Wall Street” protesters. “In some ways, they’re not that different from some of the protests that we saw coming from the Tea Party,” he said. “Both on the left and the right, I…

Obama confident Gaddafi will step down

WASHINGTON – US President Barack Obama said Tuesday he was confident that Libyan strongman Moamer Kadhafi would “ultimately” step down and that he had not ruled out supplying arms to rebels seeking to oust him. Obama said the “noose” is tightening around the Libyan strongman, but noted it did not…

Defiant Kadhafi says Libya ‘ready for battle’

TRIPOLI (AFP) – A defiant Moamer Kadhafi said Libya was “ready for battle” as Western leaders mulled their next steps on Wednesday, the fifth day of UN-backed military strikes on his oil-rich country. “We will win this battle,” footage showed Kadhafi telling supporters at his Bab Al-Aziziyah compound in Tripoli…

Missing NY Times journalists found, will be released by Libya

WASHINGTON — Four New York Times journalists missing in Libya since Tuesday were captured by government forces and will be released on Friday, the newspaper said. “Missing NYT reporters found and to be released on Friday,” Times spokesman Robert Christie said in a message on his Twitter feed. The New…

Breitbart claims he’s handling Election Day analysis for ABC News, but network disagrees

SECOND update: ABC News kicks Breitbart off town hall panel Hours after this story’s publication on Monday evening, an ABC News spokesman told Yahoo News that there’s “technically a scenario” in which the network would air Breitbart’s words during its election coverage. Network spokesman Jeffrey Schneider reportedly cautioned that Breitbart…

Lawyer: As many as 20 women claim sex assault at KBR

The lawyer for a woman claiming she was raped by a KBR worker says that as many as 20 of the company’s female employees allege they were sexually assaulted while working for the company. Attorney Todd Kelly told ABC News that he has received calls from as many as 20…

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