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Accused of ignoring Haiti, Fox executive ‘attacks’ other networks

Fox News has recently encountered criticism for devoting relatively little coverage to the Haiti earthquake and even choosing not to air the benefit concert shown by most other networks. Fox’s decision to keep its focus on domestic politics, however, may be paying off in the ratings. For the week of…

Haitian police shoot scavengers indiscriminately

PORT-AU-PRINCE — Haitian police on Monday shot indiscriminately at scavengers and looters in Port-au-Prince, hitting two in the head as post-quake security deteriorated, an AFP photographer reported. A group of police, pushed to keep control among a desperate population after the January 12 tremor which killed or injured many of…

Pressure on Pentagon as House pushes for ‘Don’t ask’ repeal

Nearly 100 members of the House of Representatives have signed a letter to Defense Secretary Robert Gates requesting detailed data on people discharged under the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy. It is an opening salvo by progressive House members in what is shaping up to be a new political…

Man pleads guilty to Virginia Tech decapitation

A Chinese man pleaded guilty on Monday to decapitating a fellow graduate student in January at a campus cafe at Virginia Tech university in the United States, court records showed. Zhu Haiyang, a 26-year-old from Ningbo in eastern China, will be sentenced on April 19 for the first-degree murder of…

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