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Michigan homecoming queen kicks game-winning field goal

Brianna Amat is not just Pinckney Community High School’s first female kicker on the varsity football team, she also now has the distinction of being the first girl to win homecoming queen and kick a game-winning field goal on the same night. Pickney head football coach Dan Burkholder told WBJK…

Hayes guest on Christie: The ‘obviously least racist’ GOP candidate

While discussing how GOP voters haven’t been enamored by the current candidates in their field, Up with Chris Hayes panel guest Rinku Sen brought up an interesting point if Chris Christie were to actually enter the race. The publisher of ColorLines.com mentioned how the New Jersey governor is one of…

DNC Chair: All GOP candidates are ‘the same’

Whether it’s Rick Perry, Mitt Romney, or even Hermain Cain, it doesn’t matter who wins the Republican presidential nomination, according to the Democratic National Committee chair. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz appeared in a debate with RNC counterpart Reince Priebus on Face The Nation Sunday morning. And the Florida congressman expressed…

DNC Chair: All GOP candidates are ‘the same’

Whether it’s Rick Perry, Mitt Romney, or even Hermain Cain, it doesn’t matter who wins the Republican presidential nomination, according to the Democratic National Committee chair. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz appeared in a debate with RNC counterpart Reince Priebus on Face The Nation Sunday morning. And the Florida congressman expressed…

Oil from giant spill reaches Chinese coast

BEIJING — Oil from a huge spill off the Chinese coast has been found washed up on the shore in two separate areas, state media reported on Wednesday. A 300-metre “belt” of oil was found on a bathing beach in the port of Jingtang in the northern province of Hebei,…

BP pipeline leaks oily mixture onto Alaskan tundra

LONDON/ANCHORAGE (Reuters) – BP reported yet another pipeline leak at its Alaskan oilfields, frustrating the oil giant’s attempts to rebuild its reputation after the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. BP said on Monday that a pipeline at its 30,000 barrel per day Lisburne field, which is currently closed for maintenance,…

Palin hints again at presidential aspirations: ‘The field is not yet set’

Former Alaska Gov. and newly minted documentary star Sarah Palin graces the cover of the most recent issue of Newsweek, and argues in the accompanying article that she could be a winning Republican candidate in the 2012 presidential race. “I believe that I can win a national election,” Palin told…

Republicans Romney and Bachmann lead Iowa poll

DES MOINES, Iowa (Reuters) – Republican front-runner Mitt Romney and U.S. Representative Michele Bachmann led a closely watched presidential poll of Iowa Republicans, the state that holds the first contest in the nomination battle. The Iowa caucuses, often held on a frigid winter night that can limit turnout to those…

Human retina protein can function as a magnetic sensor

Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Medical School have discovered that a protein expressed in the human retina has the capability of sensing magnetic fields when placed into fruit flies. “It poses the question, ‘maybe we should rethink about this sixth sense,’” Steven Reppert, of the University of Massachusetts Medical…

Texas Gov. Rick Perry considering presidential run in 2012

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Texas Governor Rick Perry changed his stance on Friday and said he will consider making a run for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination. “I’m going to think about it,” Perry told reporters after he signed a bill requiring Texans to show photo identification to vote. Perry had insisted repeatedly…

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