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More than 1,000 ‘Day of Rage’ protesters march around Wall Street

More than 1,000 people staged a large rally over the weekend near Wall Street in New York. The protesters had planned to “occupy” Wall Street, but police blocked all the streets near the New York Stock Exchange and Federal Hall in Lower Manhattan. “A lot of us feel there is…

Hayes calls out Erick Erickson’s ‘cheap lie’ on public workers

The Nation‘s editor-at-large Chris Hayes debuted his new weekend show on MSNBC Saturday morning, slamming Red State founder Erick Erickson for his smear of killed federal workers. In his closing monologue, Hayes described the recent events creating the current political climate around the country. In a mixture of “What we…

Hayes calls out Erick Erickson’s ‘cheap lie’ on public workers

The Nation‘s editor-at-large Chris Hayes debuted his new weekend show on MSNBC Saturday morning, slamming Red State founder Erick Erickson for his smear of killed federal workers. In his closing monologue, Hayes described the recent events creating the current political climate around the country. In a mixture of “What we…

Watch live: Murdoch faces Parliament

Update: Murdoch testimony interrupted after he’s hit in face with plate full of shaving cream. Watch video of the attack here. Update 2: Murdoch’s testimony has ended. After a short recess, former News of the World editor Rebekah Brooks is expected to testify next. Watch this live video from MSNBC.…

Russia launches giant telescope in deep space return

Russia on Monday launched into space its Spektr-R radio telescope planned to be the most powerful ever, the first deep space observatory sent up by Moscow in a quarter of a century. Spektr-R will scour the fringes of the universe for black holes, mysterious quasar radio sources and also the…

‘Fiance’ defends Strauss-Kahn accuser as ‘honest lady’

NEW YORK — An Arizona inmate identified as the fiance of the woman accusing Dominique Strauss-Kahn of attempted rape, defended her in an online interview Wednesday, saying she would have had no cause to invent her story. “I know that he (Strauss-Kahn) did what he did,” said Amara Tarawally, 35,…

French journalist filing new rape charges against Dominique Strauss-Kahn

PARIS — A French woman will bring legal action this week for attempted rape against former IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn, her lawyer said Monday in an interview published online. Tristane Banon, a journalist and writer, “is lodging a complaint for attempted rape against Mr Dominique Strauss-Kahn”, the lawyer, David Koubbi,…

Palin fuels presidential bid speculation in Iowa

PELLA, Iowa (Reuters) – Republican Sarah Palin said on Tuesday she is still studying a potential 2012 presidential run, though her daughter said she has already made up her mind. Palin, the Republican vice presidential nominee in 2008, attended the premiere of a flattering documentary about her, “The Undefeated,” at…

Pope praises Jesus in first Twitter message

VATICAN CITY — Pope Benedict XVI wrote a message on Twitter on Tuesday praising Jesus and announcing the launch of a new Vatican website in the first “tweet” by a leader of the Roman Catholic Church. “Dear Friends, I just launched www.news.va. Praised be our Lord Jesus Christ! With my…

Watch live: Obama speaks to troops about Afghanistan

President Barack Obama will speak to troops at Fort Drum in New York state Thursday afternoon. The president is expected to reiterate his commitment to the Afghanistan war following the announcement Wednesday that the U.S. would withdraw 10,000 troops by the end of 2011. Fort Drum’s 10th Mountain Division is…

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