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Hooded, noose-carrying snowman spreads holiday hate

Residents in Hayden, Idaho were surprised and appalled to discover a massive noose-carrying, KKK hood-wearing snowman erected on the front lawn of a neighborhood home. Several parents noticed the nearly 10-foot-tall snowman while driving their children to school on Wednesday, KXLY4 reported. The snowman has a pointed KKK-style hood and…

Nissan hopes zero-emission Leaf will electrify drivers

Billed as the world’s first mass-produced electric car, this month’s launch of the Nissan Leaf is expected to send a jolt through an auto industry racing to build greener vehicles. The Leaf — short for Leading Environmentally-friendly Affordable Family car — has enjoyed a crescendo of industry buzz, last month…

India says writer Arundhati Roy can be prosecuted

NEW DELHI — An Indian court ruled Saturday that award-winning author Arundhati Roy could face prosecution for allegedly speaking out on the disputed region of Kashmir, according to a report. A court in Delhi allowed the registration of a case against Roy and hardline Kashmiri separatist Syed Ali Shah Geelani,…

Dead candidate Jenny Oropeza handily wins re-election to state senate in California

Reports The Huffington Post: “Jenny Oropeza died last month, but her political career lives on. “The deceased California Democrat won re-election to the State Senate by a comfortable margin, besting Republican challenger John Stammreich, 58% to 36%. “Oropeza passed away on October 20, too late to replace her on the…

Transparency group: GOP using ethics committee as political ‘weapon’

The pending ethics trials of Reps. Charles Rangel (D-NY) and Maxine Waters (D-CA) should take place before the mid-term elections, Republicans on the House Ethics Committee demanded Tuesday in a prepared statement. Responding to their call, Citizens for Ethics and Responsibility in Washington (CREW) accused conservative members of the committee…

Spain to get church for same-sex marriages: report

MADRID — Spain, which has become a world leader in gay rights in recent years, is to get its first gay Christian church to celebrate marriages between same-sex couples, a news report said Sunday. The US-based Metropolitan Community Churches (MCC) is to open a congregation in Madrid in October, the…

Rumsfeld sent Bush 2005 WSJ op-ed dismissing torture allegations

US troop death toll reached 2,000 on same day Rumsfeld wrote letter Amidst a new batch of torture-related documents released to the American Civil Liberties Union on Monday, a letter bearing former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld’s signature stands out. On October 25, 2005, Rumsfeld wrote to President George W.…

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