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200,000-member labor union votes to support ‘Occupy Wall Street’

By Linette Lopez According to Daily Kos, The New York Transit Workers Union (TWU) voted to support the Wall Street Protestors at their meeting last night. A member of TWU Local 100 told a reporter that they would join the protest Friday at 4PM. Here’s more about them from their website: The…

Westboro Baptist Church protests against Gene Simmons

Members of the Kansas-based Westboro Baptist Church protested Monday at the Prairie Capital Convention Center in Illinois ahead of a Kiss concert. The State Journal-Register reported that around ten Westboro Baptists held signs attacking Israel and homosexuals. The Westboro Baptist Church believes that God is punishing the United States because…

Rep. Allen West demands ‘vile’ Rep. Wasserman Schultz ‘shut the heck up’

Congressman Allen West (R-FL) sent a nasty letter to Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz on Tuesday afternoon, calling her “the most vile, unprofessional, and despicable member of the U.S. House.” The email was provoked by a speech Wasserman Schultz gave on the House floor Tuesday, in which she…

Son of former DC mayor Marion Barry charged with PCP possession

The son of former Washington, D.C. mayor and D.C. Council member Marion Barry has been charged with possession with the intent to sell PCP, according to WOTP. Police officers found five sandwich bags of marijuana and a vial of PCP in the 31-year-old’s apartment. Barry was elected as mayor of D.C.…

Obama reverses policy on condolence letters for service member suicides

President Barack Obama said Wednesday that he would begin sending condolence letters to the families of service members who commit suicide while in combat. The White House had been considering reversing the longstanding policy since December 2009 at the urging of members of Congress and the relatives of dead soldiers.…

Rep. Tammy Baldwin ‘likely’ to run for U.S. Senate seat

Wisconsin Representative Tammy Baldwin (D) said she is likely to run for the U.S. Senate seat to be vacated by Senator Herb Kohl (D-WI), making her possibility the first openly gay member of the Senate. Seventy-six-year old Kohl announced in May that he would not seek reelection to a fifth…

Creepy app uses facial recognition to count women in bars

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A new app aims to maximize the chances of meeting a member of the opposite sex by using facial recognition technology to show how many men and women there are in any given bar. Scene Tap’s app also records how crowded a bar is by logging…

Home of suspected LulzSec member raided

WASHINGTON — US Federal Bureau of Investigation agents carried out a raid on the home of an Ohio man suspected of being a member of the Lulz Security hacker group, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. An FBI spokesman confirmed to AFP that FBI agents had searched a home in…

Six killed in Nevada train-truck crash

LOS ANGELES — At least six people were killed when a big rig truck hauling gravel slammed into the side of a California-bound passenger train in the high desert of Nevada, officials said late on Saturday. Those killed included the truck driver and a train crew member, officials with the…

Rep. Allen West fires intern for pro-gay response to Tracy Morgan rant

Tea party favorite Rep. Allen West (R-FL) has reportedly fired an intern for retweeting a message critical of comedian Tracy Morgan’s recent homophobic rant. A member of the audience who attended Morgan’s stand-up routine in Tennessee recalled on Facebook that the comedian said that if his son came out to…

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