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Former skinhead endures 25 surgeries to remove hate tattoos

After 16 months and 25 agonizing surgeries, a former racist skinhead’s face is free of the tattoos that linked him to his white supremacist past. “I didn’t hate anybody,” Bryon Widner recalled to The Associated Press. “I hated myself so I just kind of projected it outward.” “I got convinced…

Immigrant kids shun Alabama schools over tough law

As many as 2,000 children have stopped going to public schools in Alabama as the toughest immigration law in the country forces families into hiding for fear of deportation, rights advocates say. “The impact on immigrant children and families has been nothing short of terrifying,” said Ali Noorani, head of…

Four Republican presidential candidates sign NOM marriage pledge

Tim Pawlenty has become the latest Republican presidential candidate to sign a pledge from the National Organization for Marriage (NOM), according to Politico. The group is dedicated to fighting same sex marriage and preventing same sex couples from adopting children. Republican candidates Michele Bachmann, Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney have…

Father of MLK bomb suspect: Son didn’t plant bomb, is a racist

The father of man suspected of planting a bomb at a Spokane, Washington Martin Luther King Day parade believes that there is no way his son could have committed the crime. After a raid on his home, Kevin Harpham was arrested last Wednesday on charges of attempting to use a…

Activist group Oath Keepers in push for new breed of sheriff

For Rex Nichols, the right person to guard against unrestrained federal power encroaching on the rural northwestern Montana county he calls home is a figure straight out of the old West — the aggressive, no-nonsense sheriff. The retired police officer and investment adviser intends to make that a reality, joining…

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