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Israeli couple, inspired by Facebook, name their baby ‘Like’

JERUSALEM — Stumped for an original name for their newborn daughter, an Israeli couple took inspiration from social networking site Facebook and named her “Like,” Israeli daily Maariv reported on Monday. The parents lifted the name from the popular feature on the site, which allows Facebook users to click on…

US refuses to apologize to Pakistan over Osama bin Laden raid

WASHINGTON — The United States refused to say sorry Monday for taking out Osama bin Laden in Pakistan, after its estranged anti-terror ally warned it would retaliate against any future strikes. Amid a deepening crisis between the two uneasy partners, Washington pressed for access to three of the dead Al-Qaeda…

Former Fox News employee: ‘Stuff is just made up’

A former employee of Fox News called the company a “propaganda outfit” that is determined to undermine the Obama administration and Democrats. “I don’t think people would believe it’s as concocted as it is; that stuff is just made up,” the employee, whose name was kept anonymous, told the liberal…

Tea party group took thousands of dollars from dead woman, records reveal

Someone out there wants the tea parties to stay well funded, and they’re willing to break the law to ensure it. The California-based Tea Party Express has been getting donations from a dead woman for more than two years, records released Friday showed. Joan Snyder Holmes died of cancer on…

Exclusive: Internet was never free or open and never will be, media studies prof. says

Author: If Americans want a truly free network, ‘we’ve got to build it from scratch’ Secrets outlet WikiLeaks’ continuing struggle to remain online in the face of corporate and government censorship is a striking example of something few truly realize: that the Internet is not and never has been democratically controlled,…

Republican tea party victim wages an establishment comeback

Defeated by tea partiers, Alaskan senator embraces establishment values in comeback bid Against a string of Tea Party victories, the establishment is fighting back. Its personification is Lisa Murkowski, a U.S. senator by means of her father’s appointment and one unwilling to fade into Alaska’s political wilderness after losing to…

Cartoonist who inspired ‘Draw Mohammed Day’ in hiding

WASHINGTON — A Seattle cartoonist whose satirical work inspired the controversial “Everybody Draw Mohammed Page” on Facebook has gone into hiding, the newspaper which published her comics said Wednesday. Molly Norris has moved and changed her name following a call for her assassination by US-born Yemeni cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, The…

Industry lobbies to change ‘high fructose corn syrup’ to ‘corn sugar’ on food labels

RELATED: High fructose corn syrup (aka “corn sugar”) literally fuels cancer cell growth, study finds Americans’ consumption of corn syrup has fallen to a 20-year low on consumer concerns that it is more harmful or more likely to cause obesity than ordinary sugar, perceptions for which there is little scientific…

Spy novelist Le Carre reveals Cold War killings by UK intel

To those who know the history of the Cold War, it may not be much of a surprise. But to hear a former MI5 and MI6 agent admit his agencies carried out Cold War-era assassinations is chilling all the same, especially when that ex-agent is an acclaimed spy novelist. John…

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