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Mexico envoy rejects Perry idea of sending U.S. troops

Mexico’s ambassador to the United States rejected a suggestion by Republican White House hopeful Rick Perry that US troops could be sent over the border to quell Mexico’s escalating drug wars. “The issue of participation, or the presence of, US troops on Mexican soil is not on the table,” the…

Rep. Charlie Rangel crashes Rick Perry event in New York

Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-NY) on Monday inadvertently crashed a fundraiser for Texas Gov. Rick Perry in upper Manhattan. Rangel told reporters he had no idea that the event was a fundraiser for the presidential candidate. “I think Republicans have a major problem with their candidates,” he said, in response to…

Cheney denies he was ‘sowing discord’ by pushing for Clinton 2012 bid

Former President Bill Clinton says that former Vice President Dick Cheney does not have the purest of motives in suggesting that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton mount a primary challenge against President Barack Obama. Cheney told ABC’s Jonathan Karl earlier this month that a Hillary Clinton 2012 presidential bid was…

Lawrence O’Donnell: GOP could be lost to reality forever

MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell attacked the idea that the government was incapable of creating jobs during his ‘Rewrite’ segment. “It has become a matter of religious belief for Republicans that government does not create jobs,” he said. “The Republican grip on reality has been loosening every day for years now.…

Dirty socks ‘could help fight malaria’

The odor of dirty socks can be used to lure mosquitoes into a deadly trap before they can spread malaria, a US and Canadian-funded researcher based in Africa said Wednesday. Dr. Fredros Okumu, of the Ifakara Health Institute in Tanzania, discovered through an experiment that mosquitoes were more attracted to…

Argentina considers OPEC-like deal for lithium

BUENOS AIRES — Argentina is promoting the idea of an OPEC-like cartel for itself, Bolivia and Chile, which together control 85 percent of the world’s reserves of lithium, a key component in electric car batteries. “In the near future and with our production at such a high level, Bolivia, Argentina…

Texas considering Confederate flag license plate

Texas officials are in the process of deciding whether to offer a specialty license plate featuring the Confederate flag. The Texas Sons of Confederate Veterans designed the plate to honor Texans who fought in the Civil War, but the idea is offensive to many. “It brings back the anger from…

Stephen Hawking dismisses idea of a universal creator, calls heaven a ‘fairy story’

LONDON (AFP) – British scientist Stephen Hawking has branded heaven a “fairy story” for people afraid of the dark, in his latest dismissal of the concepts underpinning the world’s religions. The author of 1988 international best-seller “A Brief History of Time” said in an interview with The Guardian published on…

Winklevoss twins lose Facebook appeal

SAN FRANCISCO – A panel of federal judges on Monday ruled that Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss can’t back out of the settlement deal they made in a lawsuit charging that Mark Zuckerberg stole their idea for Facebook. “The Winklevosses are not the first parties bested by a competitor who then…

Arab League may back no-fly zone

CAIRO (Reuters) – Arab states meeting in Cairo are likely to back the idea of a no-fly zone over Libya, an Egyptian official said, in a decision that will provide the regional support NATO has said is needed for any military action. Libyan rebels trying to end Muammar Gaddafi’s rule…

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