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WATCH LIVE: Issa holds hearing on Occupy D.C.

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, chaired by Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), will hold a hearing on Tuesday regarding possible health and safety issues at the Occupy D.C. encampment. Watch this live video from The Washington Post, broadcast Jan. 24, 2012.…

Watch: Deaf woman hears own voice for first time

In a video that’s gone viral over the Internet this week, a young woman in her 20′s hears her own voice for the first time. But be forewarned: it’s a tearjerker. YouTube user sloanchurman explains: “I was born deaf and 8 weeks ago I received a hearing implant. This is…

Bernie Sanders: Poverty is a death sentence

During the “Brunch with Bernie” segment of The Thom Hartmann Show Thursday, Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) discussed a recent congressional hearing he held on poverty in the United States. “We now have some 46 million Americans living in poverty,” he said. “And what a lot of people think about poverty…

Piers Morgan seeks apology over phone hacking claim

Former British tabloid editor Piers Morgan has demanded an apology from a lawmaker who made claims about him admitting to phone hacking, at the London hearing which quizzed Rupert Murdoch. In an angry on-air exchange, Morgan, who is now a celebrity interviewer for US television news network CNN, challenged Member…

Berlusconi faces trial hearings for bribery and sex crimes

ROME — Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi faces trial hearings for bribery and for paying for sex with a 17-year-old girl on Monday, as the Italian leader fights off growing unpopularity and financial woes. Berlusconi, 74, is a defendant in three ongoing trials but is only due to attend the corruption…

WikiLeaks’ Assange appeals UK extradition ruling

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will on Tuesday start his appeal against a British court ruling that he can be extradited to Sweden to face allegations of rape. The 40-year-old Australian will take his legal battle to the High Court in London for a two-day hearing, in the hope of reversing…

Alleged Fort Hood gunman Nidal Hasan could face death penalty

SAN ANTONIO, Texas — A US Army psychiatrist charged with the Fort Hood shooting rampage will face a military trial and a potential death sentence if he is found guilty, a top general said Wednesday. Major Nidal Hasan is accused of opening fire at the Texas army base on November…

Strauss-Kahn released without bail

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn was released without bail at a New York court hearing for his sexual assault case on Friday. At a hearing to seek changes to his bail conditions, prosecutors said the credibility of the hotel maid at the center of the case…

Ex-IMF chief due in court as rape case ‘unravels’

The sexual assault case against Dominique Strauss-Kahn is reportedly collapsing, with the ex-IMF chief and French presidential hopeful due in a US court on Friday for a surprise hearing. The prominent French politician resigned from his post at the world’s crisis lender to battle charges that he sexually assaulted and…

Cambodian court opens landmark Khmer Rouge trial

PHNOM PENH (AFP) – Four top Khmer Rouge leaders went on trial at Cambodia’s UN-backed war crimes court on Monday for genocide and other atrocities during the hardline communist regime’s reign of terror in the 1970s. The case, described as the most complex since the Nazi trials after World War…

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