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Undaunted by Comcast court victory, FCC moves ahead with broadband plans

The Federal Communications Commission said Thursday that it intends to move forward quickly with key recommendations in its national broadband plan — even though a federal appeals court this week undermined the agency’s legal authority to regulate high-speed Internet access. The FCC needs that authority to push ahead with many…

London expels Israeli diplomat over assassin team’s forged passports

As a response to apparently forged British passports having allegedly been used to facilitate a team of Israeli assassins who targeted a high-ranking Hamas figure in Dubai, an unnamed Israeli diplomat has been expelled from the United Kingdom. A founder of the Palestinian Islamist Hamas organisation’s military wing, Mahmud al-Mabhuh…

Secret Service probing conservative blogger’s call for Obama assassination

The Secret Service is investigating a conservative critic of President Barack Obama who called for his assassination Sunday on Twitter. Self-described conservative blogger and writer Solomon Forell called for Obama’s assassination on the eve of House Democrats’ passage of health care reform. “We’ll surely get over a bullet 2 Barack…

Postal Service pot seizures up over 400 pct. since 2007: report

The United States Postal Inspection Service has been pretty busy lately. That’s because shipments of marijuana being seized in the mail have dramatically escalated in recent years, up over 400 percent since 2007, according to a new report. There is no better way to ship drugs right now,” said San…

Obama surprises outgoing Gov. Kaine on live radio

Outgoing Virginia Governor Tim Kaine got a bit of a surprise during his radio show today, after “Barry from D.C.” called to thank him for his years of service. “Barry from D.C.” was, however, President Obama. “Governor Kaine, this is actually the President of the United States calling,” Obama said.…

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