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Congressman Kucinich to visit Syria, Lebanon

WASHINGTON — A US lawmaker strongly opposed to US military involvement in Afghanistan and the Libyan conflict is on a “fact-finding” visit to Syria and Lebanon, his office said Monday. Democratic Representative Dennis Kucinich was expected to meet with Presidents Bashar al-Assad of Syria and Michel Sleiman of Lebanon during…

Blagojevich jury has verdict, deadlocked on two counts: attorney

CHICAGO (Reuters) – The jury in the second corruption trial of former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich said on Monday it had reached a verdict on 18 of 20 counts, the court clerk and spokesman for the U.S. attorney’s office said. The verdict will be announced between 1 and 2 p.m.…

Iraq PM seeks US expertise in rebuilding work

BAGHDAD (AFP) – Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki told visiting US Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood on Saturday that Baghdad wants American companies to work on reconstruction projects in Iraq, the premier’s office said. “Iraq is planning to improve roads, seaports and airports, and make use of the experience by American companies…

New York gay marriage bill faces close Senate vote

NEW YORK — New York was one step closer to approving gay marriage after state legislators passed a same-sex marriage bill, even though the measure faces an uncertain vote in the Republican-led state senate. By a vote of 80 to 63, the New York State Assembly approved the Marriage Equality…

Exclusive: Mishandled VA rape cases deemed ‘shocking’ by lawyers in Pentagon suit

WASHINGTON – The firm investigating a case of 17 raped military veterans suing the Pentagon responded Monday after a report that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs mishandled sexual assault cases. “This shocking report is consistent with the findings of our investigation,” Keith Rohman, president of Public Interest Investigations, 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…

Syria to send army to town after scores killed

AMMAN (Reuters) – A restive Syrian town awaited a threatened military crackdown on Tuesday after bloody events in which state media say over 120 security personnel were killed. Exactly what happened in the northwestern town of Jisr al-Shughour at the weekend is unclear, but it seems to have been one of the bloodiest…

Rare tornadoes hit Massachusetts, 4 dead

NEW YORK (AFP) – Massachusetts was under a state of emergency after at least two tornadoes hit the northeastern US state late Wednesday, leaving four people dead, officials said. Governor Deval Patrick declared the state of emergency “in response to the impacts of the tornadic activity and severe weather,” his…

Former Texas governor Bill Clements dies

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) – Former Texas Governor Bill Clements, who was the state’s first Republican governor since Reconstruction when he took office in 1979, has died at the age of 94. Clements, who served two terms as governor, from 1979 to 1983 and from 1987 to 1991, was remembered by…

Strauss-Kahn’s lawyers threaten to ‘undermine’ maid’s credibility

NEW YORK – Defense lawyers for Dominique Strauss-Kahn say they have information which could “gravely undermine” the credibility of the New York hotel maid accusing the former IMF chief of trying to rape her. The threat appeared in a long letter from attorneys William Taylor and Benjamin Brafman to Manhattan…

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