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Somalia car bombing kills at least 57

A car bomb ripped through a government compound in Mogadishuon Tuesday, killing at least 57 in the deadliest attack by Somalia’s Shebab since they launched their insurgency almost five years ago. Witnesses described the carnage as the worst they had seen in Mogadishu since Somalia plunged into chaos two decades ago and said the…

Ron Paul: Assassination of Awlaki sets dangerous precedent

Texas congressman and Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul said on Friday that the death of al Qaeda leader Anwar al-Awlaki — who was born in the U.S. — was a “net positive” but it also set a dangerous precedent for future assassinations. “This is very, very dangerous, you know,” he…

New Mexico ‘spaceport’ in the works

No stranger to offbeat space-related news, businesspeople in New Mexico have plans to make the country’s first “spaceport,” an airport for privately owned spacecraft, NPR reported. Under the authority of the newly created New Mexico Spaceport Authority and Spaceport America, plans for the new space are set for a site…

Britain gets Twitter user’s data after court battle in California

LONDON – An English local authority said it had forced Twitter to hand over users’ details after it took the US microblogging site to court in California, in what is believed the first case of its kind in Britain. South Tyneside Council, in northeast England, took the legal action in…

White House threatens to veto bill containing ‘worldwide war’ provision

The White House threatened Tuesday to veto the National Defense Authorization Act because of controversial provisions, such as section 1034, which would authorize the United States to use military force anywhere there are terrorism suspects, including within the U.S. itself. “The Administration strongly objects to section 1034 which, in purporting…

Deal to secure Palestine elections could trigger loss of U.S. aid, GOP lawmaker declares

WASHINGTON (AFP) – The United States will “reexamine” its aid to the Palestinians in the event of a power-sharing deal that includes the Islamist Hamas movement, a key US lawmaker warned Thursday. “If a power-sharing agreement with a terrorist organization becomes a reality in the Palestinian territories, the US will…

Iowa Republicans seek to impeach justices over marriage ruling

DES MOINES (Reuters) – Five Republican state legislators co-sponsored resolutions on Thursday to impeach four of the justices on the Iowa state supreme court but the measures are likely to stall this year, lawmakers said. Iowa voters tossed three justices off the bench last November who joined the court’s ruling…

Arizona Senate President tells Tea Party: You are not US citizens

Arizona State Senate President Russell Pearce (R) claimed last week that Americans are not citizens of the United States but citizens of their respective states. “Most of us weren’t around when the Constitution was written,” Pearce said during his speech at an Oceanside Tea Party rally. “But you remember we…

US appeals court reinstates wiretap abuse lawsuit

WASHINGTON – An appeals court Monday reinstated a lawsuit challenging a law giving the US government broad authority in electronic wiretapping and monitoring of overseas calls and emails in probing suspected terrorism. The US Court of Appeals in New York said the suit by civil liberties activists can proceed, reversing…

Exclusive: Kucinich calls Obama’s attack on Libya ‘an impeachable offense’

WASHINGTON – In an exclusive interview with Raw Story on Monday, Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) tore into President Barack Obama’s decision to order U.S. air strikes against Libya, opening the door for impeachment while emphatically declaring that Obama violated the Constitution. “President Obama moved forward without Congress approving. He didn’t…

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