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GOP Rep: Let’s privatize federal lands to pay off debt

WASHINGTON – Freshman Republican Rep. Dennis Ross of Florida proposed privatizing federally-owned lands as a way to reduce the national debt. “I’m not an economist, but I have maintained a household. The federal government owns 70 per cent of Utah, for example. There are federal buildings,” Ross told Reuters in…

Islamist militant leads prayers for bin Laden in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – The founder of one of Pakistan’s most violent Islamist militant groups has told Muslims to be heartened by the death of Osama bin Laden, as his “martyrdom” would not go in vain, a spokesman for the group said on Tuesday. The media are often barred from gatherings of Lashkar-e-Taiba (Let), the militant…