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China’s poor treated to fake rice made from plastic: report

China’s history with food safety is a rocky one, but even in the annals of robbery and abuse, this will go down in infamy. Various reports in Singapore media have said that Chinese companies are mass producing fake rice made, in part, out of plastic, according to one online publication…

Trotsky assassination ‘planned from US drug store’

SANTA FE – The assassination of Leon Trotsky in Mexico City, where he was famously killed with an ice pick to the head, was organized from a drugstore in the US, according to a former CIA agent. The KGB agent who planned the Bolshevik revolutionary’s 1940 assassination first established a…

McCain: ‘Thank God’ Rumsfeld was fired

There’s no love lost between Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) and President George W. Bush’s former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld. The senator from Arizona gave a terse response Thursday to claims made in Rumsfeld’s new book “Known and Unknown.” In the book, Rumsfeld had claimed McCain had a “hair-trigger temper”…

Hundreds at anti-Mubarak protest in Washington

WASHINGTON — Hundreds of opponents of Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak called at a rally in Washington Saturday for his overthrow and urged Washington to “stand on the right side of history” and cut off aid to his regime. Amid a sea of Egyptian and American flags and protest placards in…

Kennedy library puts archives online

WASHINGTON (AFP) – The John F. Kennedy library has put thousands of papers, photographs and recordings of the former US president online to mark the 50th anniversary of his inauguration. The digital collection at jfklibrary.org is the largest online digitized archive of any former US president, the Boston-based John F.…

Tea partiers push to remove criticisms of Founding Fathers from textbooks

Tea party activists in Tennessee are pushing state legislators to amend curriculum in a way that eliminates criticisms of the Founding Fathers’ treatment of Native Americans and holding of slaves, according to a news item. Roughly two-dozen tea partyers demanded that their state lawmakers modify textbook standards to “compel the…

Kennedy’s exit from Congress leaves a family void

With politics behind him, retiring Rep. Patrick Kennedy says he’ll advocate for brain research The Kennedys have held congressional seats, the presidency and the public’s imagination for more than 60 years. That era ends when Patrick Kennedy of Rhode Island vacates his U.S. House seat next month, leaving a city…

Morrison pardon doesn’t change The Doors’ history

Pardon of Jim Morrison can’t change The Doors’ history or answer a slew of ‘What ifs?’ A hot, frenzied night in Miami changed life for Jim Morrison and The Doors. That’s something the late singer’s pardon on indecent exposure and profanity charges can’t correct. “It made him realize he was…

Visited porn? Web browser flaw secretly bares all

Some websites use browser flaw to expose where you’ve gone Dozens of websites have been secretly harvesting lists of places that their users previously visited online, everything from news articles to bank sites to pornography, a team of computer scientists found. The information is valuable for con artists to learn…

Rewriting US history, GOP Rep claims Pilgrims fled European socialism

“Socialism” as a defined economic system did not emerge until the 20th century’s great industrial revolutions drove Russian laborers to unite behind Vladimir Lenin — but don’t tell that to Congressman Todd Akin (R-MO). Akin, according to a speech given on the floor of the House of Representatives on Tuesday,…

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