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Venezuela’s Chavez denies health problems

President Hugo Chavez appeared before journalists to deny reports his health had taken a turn for the worse, saying he was “doing well” as he recovers from cancer treatment. The Venezuelan president showed up at the Miraflores presidential palace wearing a baseball cap and glove, tossing a ball as he commented about his health…

Wingnut bloggers rally behind a violent call for revolution

Ugh. I debated writing this post because I really dislike writing about "men's rights activists", because their comically large and unjustified egos cause them to crave attention, and I don't like feeding trolls.  Also, attracting the attention of a group that supports the interests of men who have a tendency…

Winning $312 million lottery ticket sold in New York state

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The winning lottery ticket for an estimated $312 million jackpot was purchased in New York state, lottery operator Mega Millions said in a statement. Local media reported that the ticket was sold at Coulson’s News Center, a convenience store in Albany, the state capital. The store is located…

NAACP protests South Carolina ‘secession ball’

The memory of the Civil War collided with modern-day civil rights Monday as protesters targeted a “Secession Ball,” commemorating South Carolina’s decision exactly 150 years ago to secede from the United States of America. As blacks and whites gathered in the twilight with electric candles and signs for an NAACP…

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