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Baltimore police: Gunman at Johns Hopkins is dead

Baltimore police: Gunman who wounded doctor at Johns Hopkins has been shot and killed A gunman who wounded a doctor at Johns Hopkins hospital in Baltimore and then barricaded himself inside a room has been shot and killed by officers, Baltimore police said Thursday. Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said the…

Cap on oil well kept shut despite leaks, seepage

Federal government lets BP keep cap on ruptured Gulf oil well despite leaks, seepage The federal government Monday allowed BP to keep the cap shut tight on its ruptured Gulf of Mexico oil well for another day despite news the well is leaking at the top and something is seeping…

BP insists it has found no new leaks, despite strange well pressure readings

Engineers probed BP’s ruptured Gulf oil well for leaks on Saturday but said a giant cap placed on it two days ago appears to be holding despite puzzling pressure readings. BP insisted after the first 24 hours of tests that the cap was holding after being shut on Thursday and…

Fired-up Kucinich: We’re reducing earth to a ‘smoking, glowing, oily mess’

As gallons of oil continue to gush into the Gulf of Mexico, Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) invoked God on the House floor Friday in an impassioned 90-second plea to end our dependence on fossil fuels and preserve “mother earth” with a clean energy economy. “The creator gave us a paradise,”…

Congressman tries to raise money for yelling ‘baby killer’ during health debate

The Texas congressman who shouted “baby killer” on the House floor during debate over the Democrats’ health care legislation is now raising money off his ill-tempered outburst. Republican Rep. Randy Neugebauer (TX) appeared to shout “baby killer” at Democratic Rep. Bart Stupak (D-MI) after Stupak signed on to the Democrats’…

Stupak repeatedly called ‘baby killer’ on House floor

WASHINGTON — Capping a tense Sunday in which the House of Representatives cleared historic health care legislation, one of the staunchest anti-abortion Democrats was dubbed a “baby killer” by a representative on the Republican side of the chamber. Republicans, who unanimously voted to strike the bill down, reintroduced the House’s…

Kennedy blasts ‘despicable’ US press over Afghanistan

Representative Patrick Kennedy denounced the “despicable” US media on Wednesday, charging it was snubbing a House debate on Afghanistan while lavishing attention on a congressional sex-scandal. In an unusually angry outburst on the floor of the House of Representatives, Kennedy, the son of late Democratic icon Ted Kennedy, blamed reporters…

Sex-obsessed Foley returns to limelight with Facebook ‘drunk smear’

An Internet rumor about a Democratic senator being drunk on the Senate floor has prompted Mark Foley, the disgraced Florida Republican, to issue harsh words of condemnation that some observers see as being hypocritical. Sen. Max Baucus (D-MT) was accused last week by an anonymous YouTube user of being drunk…

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